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grey-featureAt the August 4 session of Grey County Council Kim Wingrove was named the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Grey County. Ms. Wingrove has over 20 years of diverse experience in public administration at both the provincial and municipal level. Ms. Wingrove will officially assume her position on September 28, 2015.
"Council is excited to welcome Ms. Wingrove as the new head administrator for Grey County," said Grey County Warden Kevin Eccles. "Ms. Wingrove is an experienced leader with a wide range of skills and qualities that make her an excellent fit for the position. We look forward to working with her."
Ms. Wingrove's past work experience includes...

911-featureThe severe weekend weather kept the staff of the Owen Sound Police Service's Emergency Communication Branch hopping.

As the severe weather hit across Grey and Bruce Counties Sunday afternoon, additional staff was called into the Owen Sound police communications centre to handle the barrage of 9-1-1 and administrative calls.

The Owen Sound Police Communication Branch handles all 9-1-1 calls in Grey and Bruce counties, in addition to dispatching for five municipal police services and eighteen fire services covering twenty-six Fire halls in Grey and Bruce.

Over the two waves of the storm on Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening,

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Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is pleased with a recent announcement by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, wherein the Minister announced the coming into force of two provisions under the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act.
Effective September 2nd, 2015, the following changes to the Firearms Act will come into force:
- The elimination of the Possession Only Licence (POL) and conversion of all existing POLs to Possession and Acquisition Licenses (PALs);
- The Authorization to Transport (ATT) becoming a condition of licence for certain routine and lawful activities.
The elimination of the POL and conversion of all existing POLs to PALs will simplify the firearms licensing regime by eliminating one type of licence for adults. Specifically, it will provide the roughly 530,000 holders of POLs with acquisition privileges, formerly reserved for PAL holders.

fire-logo-featureThe Owen Sound Fire and Emergency Services have left the scene of a fire that occurred in the corridor of the 2nd floor of Victoria Towers, 825 9th Street West. The fire which began in an electrical panel was contained to the area around the panel.

The building owners now have care of the building. The hallway lighting, stairwell lighting and elevator are all operating. Power to the apartments will not be provided until the damaged panel has been replaced. The building owners have posted a fire watch on site until the fire alarm system has been repaired. The units are equipped with battery powered smoke alarms.

Crich Holdings who own the building have an electrician on site working on getting the electrical repairs completed. The Electrical Safety Authority is on site.

Residents can return...

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