harb-regOwen Sound– Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is pleased to see that Transport Canada has opened the vehicle entry gates at the south end of the east side of the Owen Sound harbour.
On July 17th, Mr. Miller was informed that officials from Transport Canada closed and locked the vehicle entrance gate. The closure of the gate appeared to be in response to Miller's request to have the road on the east side of the harbour graded. Miller publicly called on Transport Canada to grade the road and reopen the gates. The road on the east side of the harbour has now been graded and the vehicle gate is to remain open unless there is reason to believe there is a safety concern for the public.

life-regORILLIA– Police officers within the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Region have been working hard this summer to continue with a summer long seasonal education program which is focused on water safety. The "OPP Challenge" is focused on boat owners and boaters to wear a personal floatation device (PFD) at all times while out on the water.

"Water safety is a shared responsibility and any water related death that involves drowning is preventable especially when life jackets or PFD's are used. Having a PFD available on your boat is not simply enough – you need to be wearing it at all times" says Chief Superintendent John Tod, Regional Commander of the OPP Central Region.

no-swimupdate-regWater samples taken at Southampton Beach, Port Elgin Beach and Station Park Beach (Kincardine) show results within acceptable levels according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit took samples on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 19/20, 2014. Based on these results, the beaches, which were posted as unsafe on August 14, 2014, are now deemed safe for bathing.

water-regEverybody got a little dig in as the dignitaries donned hard hats and turned the sod for Owen Sound's Wastewater Treatment Plant. MP Larry Miller and Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, reminded us that their respective governments were each committing approximately $15 million through the Green Infrastructure Fund. The rest of the projected $48,088,000 cost will be borne by the city, debentured and repaid from municipal sewage revenues rather than property taxes. Potts quipped to project manager Matt Prentice that "under budget" was the new standard, to the approving nod of city manager Ruth Coursey.


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