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Peter-Reesor-featDebbie McKague, Chair, Owen Sound & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Reesor as the Chamber's new CEO effective June 15, 2015. Current CEO, Bert Loopstra announced in March his intention to retire at the end of June, 2015 after serving in this position since 2005.

The Chamber's search committee received a significant response from candidates seeking to fill this position and several worthy candidates were interviewed.

"Peter's résumé and interview stood out," said Debbie. "He brings a wealth of experience and expertise that are congruent with the needs of the Chamber and its members. Peter is an accomplished professional with 35+ years of experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors. He has advanced capabilities in public relations, corporate marketing, business development, ...

TRC-regby Anne Finlay Stewart

"For over a century, the central goals of Canada's Aboriginal policy were to eliminate Aboriginal governments; ignore Aboriginal rights; terminate the Treaties; and, through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada." - Introduction to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Final Report.

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller has not yet been through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report. Fair enough – even the summary is 388 pages long. In a telephone interview with the Hub this week, Mr. Miller said he intends to read it ...

torchroute-regMedia Release:

Owen Sound Transit is extending service until 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 11th during the TORONTO 2015 Torch Relay Community Celebration. The event, taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre South Parking Lot, marks the arrival of the Pan Am Torch Relay in Owen Sound.

All normal transit fares will apply for the special extended services after 6 p.m. Buses for all four routes will leave from the Bayshore Community Centre at 8:30 p.m. The Bus Terminal will close at 8 p.m. Those patrons requiring specialized transit services should make their arrangements in the usual manner.

text-911-featThe Owen Sound Police Service is pleased to announce the launch of TEXT with 9-1-1 (T9-1-1), a new service that provides the capability for the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) community in Canada to communicate with emergency 9-1-1 services. This service is now available in Grey and Bruce Counties, Wingham, Aylmer, Port Hope and Dryden area.
TEXT with 9-1-1 service allows members of the DHHSI community to call 9-1-1 during an emergency and converse with a 9-1-1 operator using text messaging rather than by voice. Specialized software will allow the 9-1-1 communications staff to recognize the call as coming from a registered phone, associated with the DHHSI community, and text back and forth with the caller to address the emergency. There will be no need for a caller to be able to speak or hear.

 

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