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Decisive Leadership– by Jim Hutton

We previously learned that Owen Sound taxpayers are one of the highest taxed populations in Ontario. Revenue from taxation increased by $8.4 million, or 38%, between 2011 and 2020. This was twice the rate of inflation ...

calculator 820330 1920– by Jim Hutton

Owen Sound, like all municipalities, is a business in the service sector with a mandate to provide the services demanded by its customers (the taxpayers) and at a competitive price (taxes) that its customers accept.

Failure to provide the types of services ...

Council Chambers- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

A child who started grade 3 this September had not been born when most of the current members of Owen Sound City Council took their first oath of office.

Give that a thought. ...

transit question feature- by Jim Hutton

The Community Satisfaction Survey that showed that the average of phone and computer respondents on the question of Transit was that only 6.5% of the population uses the service frequently and an average of 72.5% said that they never used public transit.

This year we saw a Transit budget increase of $504,248 or 52.8% in a single year. By using the fare box ...

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