Author: Owen Sound Sun Times

  • Bluffs mayor hopes new CAO stays for years

    Georgian Bluff’s new chief administrative officer Cynthia Fletcher will bring continuity to staff leadership and will have to help boost morale, Mayor Dwight Burley said. “We’ve been without a permanent CAO for a long, long time. Almost four years,” Burley said in an interview. “Her biggest challenge for us will be to bring some kind […]

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you to be a ‘Secret Santa’

    Big Brothers Big Sisters Grey Bruce is looking for people to donate money to buy a Christmas gift for a local child or youth. The Christmas gift fund will be gathering $20 donations from anyone who would like to be a “Secret Santa.” To donate, visit    

  • Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week prepares for another virtual offering in 2022

    Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week will be fully virtual again this year after pivoting to the digital space in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular ag-industry conference heads into its 56th year in operation and will run from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11. GBFW coordinator Lorie Smith said the committee thought long and hard about […]

  • Attack top Colts 4-3 in Barrie thanks to four-goal surge

    The Owen Sound Attack scored four goals in four minutes at the end of the first period en route to a win over the Barrie Colts Thursday night. It was a rude reunion from Mack Guzda’s former teammates in their first game opposite the longtime Attack netminder inside the Sadlon Arena. The Colts and Attack […]

  • Arra encourages child vaccination as first school outbreak declared

    Grey-Bruce saw 10 new COVID cases reported Thursday, which included an outbreak declaration at Holland Chatsworth Central School and an increase of dismissed school cohorts and high-risk contacts. It serves as a reminder to parents to look closely at vaccinating their kids, said Dr. Ian Arra, the local medical officer of health, in an interview. […]

  • Owen Sound preparing to welcome Hockey Day in Canada

    Owen Sound is gearing up for its time to shine as the centre of the hockey universe when Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada comes to the city in January. Organizers, sponsors and others gathered at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Thursday where they released more details on the four-day festival that will take […]

  • Town buys Sauble medical building, adding ambulance bay

    South Bruce Peninsula announced Thursday that it purchased the Sauble Beach Medical Centre building and plans to add an ambulance bay there. Bruce County Paramedic Services has intended to put an ambulance station in Sauble and had been in talks with the private owner of the health centre building, said Steve Schaus, director of paramedic […]

  • Flags lowered at city hall in honour of firefighter’s passing

    Flags at city hall and Owen Sound and Emergency Services were lowered to half-mast Wednesday in honour of a city firefighter who died unexpectedly while off-duty. Paul Materiuk, 41, died Tuesday. He was a city firefighter for five years. He was active in supporting local veterans, including providing leadership in the city’s Remembrance Day events […]

  • City facing two legal claims related to 10th St. bridge project

    Two companies are taking legal action against Owen Sound in connection to the 10th Street bridge replacement project. Looby Builders (Dublin) Ltd., contractor for the $9.7-million project, filed a statement of claim Oct. 29 at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. It is seeking $539,000 for additional, unforeseen costs related to high water […]

  • Bruce County to look at agricultural policy changes

    Bruce County plans to hold a public meeting early next year to gather feedback on possible changes to its official plan for the consideration of smaller agricultural lots and to update policies on industrial and commercial uses on agricultural land. County councillors gave staff the go-ahead during a planning and development committee meeting last Thursday […]