ribsOwen Sound Ribfest, owned and operated by Ribfest Promotions Inc., announces cancellation of their upcoming September 2016 event and future events in the series.
"We set the 2016 dates, September 16-18, tentatively. We wanted some time to think and discuss our plans for the event, if any, rather than making the announcement at the end of the 2015 event" said co-organizer Ray Uotila. Ray and Nicole Uotila began the event in 2011 and it has run consecutively the third weekend of September, since.
"The event has grown so large, so quickly, it is more than what two people can manage. The planning, phone
calls, emails and paperwork is year-round," said Uotila, adding, "Even in the slow months there are details to
attend to, almost daily."

"We're very pleased with what we've been able to accomplish. I said back in 2011 that we would become


Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning all citizens to beware of online fraudsters engaged in “Dating and Romance” scams.  “Dating and Romance” scams have a profound impact on victims, both emotionally and financially.

Fraudsters have shown their willingness to invest time into forming false ...


carkeysOn February 9, 2016 the Owen Sound Police Service investigated a number of thefts form motor vehicles which had occurred over night. These thefts appear to have been concentrated in the south west quadrant of the city although thefts likethese have been occurring in every area of the city. In some cases car owners  had items of substantial value taken in the theft.

The Owen Sound Police would like to remind the public to lock their car doors and not to keep any valuables in their vehicles. This crime in most cases is one of opportunity, when the suspects find a vehicle that is...

211February 11 is 2-1-1 Day across North America. To mark this day, United Way Bruce Grey and 211 Ontario helpline is asking residents to make the right call (#MakeTheRightCall) if they want or need help.

Knowing the right number to call will help people find the right services for their situation and will help reduce non-urgent calls to 911.

"211 has rapidly become an essential community service across Ontario. It's the easiest and fastest way for our community's most vulnerable, and those who care for them, to connect to social, health and government services," said Andrew Benson, Executive Director of Ontario 211.

211 is answered live, 24 hours a day, every day of the year including holidays, in more than 150 languages. Residents can call 2-1-1 for information on community, social and health services, as well as municipal, provincial and federally funded services like housing, employment and mental health and addiction agencies. Residents can also call 2-1-1 for services like food banks or for the non-emergency police number.

"211 is Canada's one-stop-shop to connect Canadians to services that are often provided by charities and


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