Ontario Provincial Police LogoOn February 14, 2016 at approximately 7:08 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) together with the Chatsworth Fire Department and the Chesley Fire Department responded to a fully engulfed structure fire on Sideroad 5 in the Township of Chatsworth.

The structure, described as an older residence in poor condition, was ...

infrastructureThe leaders of southwestern Ontario municipalities are seeking funding to expand the prosperity base of the region. This includes funding the build of the SWIFT network, a ubiquitous, affordable and an accessible regional ultra-high speed (fibre-based) broadband network. They are also seeking sustainable and more predictable funding from other orders of government for critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges, rail and bus transportation, social housing and high speed Intranet.
"Municipalities with large rural areas face particular challenges," said the newly re-acclaimed chair of the Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus, Mayor Randy Hope of Chatham-Kent. "Today, we have made some real progress in addressing them."
Hope was speaking following the adjournment today of the two-day Annual General Meeting and Western

wowc map webThe Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus Inc. (WOWC) is a not-for-profit organization representing 15 upper and single tier municipalities in southwestern Ontario with more than three million residents. Its purpose is to enhance the prosperity and overall wellbeing of rural and small urban communities across the region. Caucus members work collectively to influence federal, provincial and municipal legislative, regulatory and program initiatives through advocacy, research and analysis and education. Collectively, the municipalities represent approximately 300 communities, and almost half a million square kilometres of territory, more than 90% of it rural. A rough count indicates that these municipalities administer approximately 25,000 kilometres of roads, more than 3,000 bridges, and about 24,000 culverts.

WOWC concerns include:

 Economic Development: seeking funding and partnership opportunities to expand the prosperity base of....

snowstatueDue to the extreme cold temperatures expected tonight, the Owen Sound Police Service will be making the  public "Barclay Room" of the police building available as an emergency warming station between 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Anyone requiring use of the emergency warming station is asked to come to the front lobby of the Owen Sound Police Service, where they will be directed to the Barclay Room. Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold. The most common cold-related problems are hypothermia and frostbite.

Indoor Safety:

  • Use fireplaces, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space.
  • Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home.


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