Owen Sound Sun Times

One World Festival celebrates diversity in Grey-Bruce

7 min read

Hundreds of youth from across Grey-Bruce descended on the Owen Sound River District on Wednesday to celebrate diversity and inclusion.  The youngsters were taking part in the 14th annual One World Festival, where numerous community groups came together to continue the work of building respectful relationships throughout the community and beyond.  Colleen Purdon, a member […]


More River District beautification work starts in April

Revitalization work in the 900-block of 1st Avenue East is to start in April and be mostly finished by the end of August. On Monday, Owen Sound city council approved a recommendation to award the construction contract to do this work, modified to make it more affordable. The lowest bidder got the job, MacDonnell Excavating […]

Bike safety rodeo by steps of city hall draws a crowd Saturday

Saturday’s bike rodeo aimed to teach young riders about road safety and bring a “positive vibe” to Owen Sound’s River District. There was a crowd of kids who turned out at the start of the event on the patio in front of city hall. They learned hand turn signals, picked up bike lights or pencils […]

With River District project $1 million over-budget, council says no

Owen Sound council on Monday decided against proceeding with next phase of the River District Precinct plan to turn the 900-block of 1st Avenue East into an inviting people place because work bids came in nearly $1 million over budget. Seven councillors voted against the staff recommendation to proceed with the project because of the […]

Owen Sound River District board election ends in acclamations

Owen Sound’s River District board of management 2023 election ended with seven acclamations. It was the first time in years the board held a formal election to see if more people would be interested in volunteering for the work, said Dave Parsons, a long-time board chair, who is one of those acclaimed. In the past, […]

Owen Sound’s sesquicentennial mural to be decommissioned and replaced

A photomosaic mural created to celebrate the city’s sesquicentennial, located on the north side of the Shopper’s Clothing building adjacent to the Scotia Bank Parkette (851 2nd Avenue East), will be decommissioned the city said in a press release. Work will then start on planning for a new piece to “enrich the city’s urban core”, […]