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citycouncilsmallRebound Owen Sound believes an informed citizenry will help the City become more resilient and sustainable. To that end, they offer this review of the last council meeting of the 2018 - 2022 term.  The new term begins today, with the swearing in of the new council at the Harmony Centre, followed by a reception. The public is more than welcome.

November 7, 2022. Note: Councillor Hamley was not in attendance ...

constructionfarmlandThe Ontario government will rush to build 1.5 million homes ... a planner will be a point person and a climate lens might be a good tool, but what can the public do?

What we can do to support appropriate, smart land use with climate action?

keysinlockbw– by David Clark

Last year (14 November 2021) I wrote an opinion piece about Owen Sound being a “rental capital” of Ontario, having the fourth-highest rate of rentals to owner-occupied housing (based on 2016 census data).

Owen Sound ranked just 4.3 percentage points below Toronto, 2.4 below Cornwall, and 0.2 below Brockville ...

 

OLWN chart Nov 15 2022 2– by Eric Coleman

This week, the Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) released their updated data on cost of living province-wide. In many ways, the numbers released are not a surprise in the slightest – expenses and costs to survive everywhere have risen markedly in the last 12-24 months, propelled by sharply-rising inflation and housing costs.

As of November 14, 2022, Grey-Bruce is now the second-highest region to live, behind only ...

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