os-police-tire-snow-fullby Hub staff

Every day or two The Hub gets media releases from the Owen Sound Police Services or regional OPP detachments on crime or safety related subjects. Knowing that the newspaper and radio will cover all these well in their news reports, we decide whether or not to publish them based on this single question:  Will this information help our readers act in a way that will make our community better?  This morning we received this release:

On Friday, February 19 during the evening hours an unknown vehicle struck a traffic sign located on a median...

wireontrailOn Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at approximately 11:43 a.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was alerted to barbed wire that had been found by a snowmobiler on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trail at Georgian Bluffs marker 113, near Grey Rd. 3, south of Hwy. 21, in the Township of Georgian Bluffs. The barbed wire had been fastened to a posted stop sign.This is the fourth incident involving barbed wire on OFSC trails and public lands since January 22, 2016.

Grey County OPP has conducted and will continue to conduct snowmobile patrols throughout their area, however, they ask people using trails for recreational activities to be vigilant, be aware of their....

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


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