Owen Sound Sun Times

The YMCA to kick-off Drowning Prevention Week with free swim and other family fun events Sunday

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The YMCA of Owen Sound and Grey Bruce is kicking off Drowning Prevention Week with a free family-friendly event on Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics 10th Street facility, several organizations will gather to raise awareness and educate the community on the importance of water safety, all […]

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Apartment and townhouse proponent seeks city rezoning

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A rezoning application to permit apartment buildings as part of a larger development in Owen Sound awaits a city staff recommendation, now that a public meeting was held Monday night. Tenth Avenue Estates is a proposed 85-unit life-lease residential development which is to include 22 townhouses and two apartment buildings — one 3 ½ storeys containing 29 units, […]

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Owen Sound reaches deal with inside workers

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The City of Owen Sound has a new agreement with its inside workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees.  At its council meeting on Monday, council passed a bylaw ratifying a memorandum of settlement between the city and CUPE Local 1189-00, which represents the workers. Council also authorized the mayor and clerk to […]

Sports

City Sports Hall of Fame enshrines Class of 2024

Those inducted into the Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame Friday night shared similar insights into their Hall-of-Fame-worthy athletic careers. Common threads among those now enshrined at the Bayshore included a deep appreciation of the small but competitive city, their dedicated parents, and the many selfless volunteer coaches and organizers who helped along the way. […]

Nominations open for city’s arts, culture and volunteer awards

Calling all tastemakers, community builders and culture shifters, nominations are now open for the city’s 2024 Arts, Culture and Volunteer Awards. The City of Owen Sound will host the awards ceremony on Sunday, April 14, inside the Tom Thomson Art Gallery from 2 to 4 p.m. Nominations close on Thursday, March 14 at 5 p.m. […]

Families enjoy midday New Year’s Eve event in Owen Sound

Hundreds of folks capped off 2023 by skating, racing toy cars, getting glitter tattoos, decorating cookies, playing with giant legos, swimming, and tumbling in the gym – – all under one roof. And for free. Happy New Year. All of that fun was jammed between the hours of noon and 4 p.m., so the happy […]

Construction timeline extended for redevelopment of historic courthouse

City staff are recommending a six-month extension to the construction timeline proposed for the historic courthouse and jail on 3rd Avenue East. Developers are planning to convert the building into an entertainment and event venue as well as a business incubator. In a report submitted to the committee of the whole Monday, staff recommended extending […]

Council briefs: Dec. 6 a day of remembrance, GSCA tables ambitious plan

Wednesday marks National Day of Remembrance Joachim Ostertag, representing Violence Prevention Grey Bruce, gave a deputation at Monday’s council meeting as he has annually for several years in advance of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6. Canadian parliament established the national day of remembrance in the wake […]