owen-sound-courthouseThe following letter from Tom Thomson Art Gallery Board Chair Linda Myles-Gallinger concerning purchasing the old Courthouse is on the agenda of the regular meeting of City Council on Monday, May 2.  The Gallery had expressed interest in repurposing the  building on 3rd Avenue East in 2015, but it was sold last July to Southbridge Care Homes for a nominal $10. The 19th century heritage bulding was not destined to be a long-term care facility - Southbridge exercised a buy-back clause in their agreement in March this year, stating the site was "too constrictive" to meet their plans.

The art collection of the TOM belongs to the City of Owen Sound.


Dear Mayor Boddy

On behalf of the Board of Management of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, I am writing to express our

meafordschool Minister of Education Liz Sandals was in Meaford today to announce that the Ministry of Education has approved a business case submitted by Bluewater District School Board for School Consolidation Capital funding to build a new K-12 school to accommodate all of the area's students. Funding in the amount of 24.1 million dollars will be used for the new ...

OSCVI-HDR-1Mitchell Hendry is a grade 12 student at OSCVI who made a deputation Wednesday at the special meeting of the Owen Sound city council. The meeting was called to discuss the Bluewater District School Board's recent decision to amalgamate the two local high schools, temporarily using West Hill Secondary for both student populations. The full text of the deputation can be found below.

The survey to which Mitch refers was conducted in class time at both high schools in December, when the possibility of such a one-school plan was already on the table at the Accommodation Review Committee comprised of representatives from all affected Owen Sound Area schools.  The survey included the initial 7-12 proposal as well as questions about the one high school option. 

lacrosseStaff and students of Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute (OSCVI) and West Hill Secondary School are already proactively rolling up their sleeves to ensure a positive experience for all when both school communities unite at the current West Hill site in September 2016.

As part of the Professional Activity Day on Friday, April 22, 2016, staff from both schools convened at West Hill Secondary School for what turned out to be an extremely positive learning and planning experience. Following opening remarks from Director of Education Steve Blake and Superintendent of Education Jean Stephenson, staff had the day to discuss ...


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