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Owen Sound Police were able to recover a stolen car that was reported missing on Friday… The car was taken from the 400 block of 11th street west when someone searching unlocked cars found a spare key inside the vehicle and proceeded to drive it from the scene.
Police say they found the car about 5 minutes away on 16th street with no damage and nothing stolen out of it… in-fact the vehicle had additional items from other thefts still inside.
Police were tipped to the location of the car after several people phoned about things being taken from THEIR cars …and one man even confronted the thief in his driveway.
The suspect has yet to be picked up by police and they’re asking anyone with information to phone them. Police are also reminding the public to report any suspicious activity and to always keep your car locked.
MPP Bill Walker continued his fight to bring more jobs to Grey Bruce earlier this week.
Walker speaking in the house of commons pushed the governing Liberals to relocate the Marine Emergency Duties training program to Georgian College in Owen Sound. Walker says “this investment in training at Georgian College would be a key source of jobs for the great lakes communities”…and would ensure the long term viability of the College. Walker feels that without the full support of the ministers…. it could jeopardize the viability of the campus, the marine industry and the great lakes region.
Owen Sound Fire Chief Ed Nowak is calling it a career in June… and to attract a new chief… Council figures they’ll have to hike up the job’s salary quite a bit.
The job currently pays between 89 and 108 thousand dollars…. which is much lower than other nearby communities according to councillor Ian Boddy…
Boddy explains the importance of the Chief’s salary…
Boddy says he realizes a salary hike from the city coffers can be hard to swallow…
Boddy says no one likes seeing wages increase to a higher level than the community standard…but they’ve got to stay competitive with other communities.
The dreaded Emerald Ash Borer will be back again this summer…and Saugeen Shores will be be stepping up their long term plan to get rid of it.
Public Works Director Stuart Doyle says when they first discovered the invasive species last year… they took stock of how they were going to tackle the problem… He says this year park lands and trails will be covered as well..
Doyle says they’ve inventoried about half of the town’s trees …and its going to be a long process…
Doyle says a large number of the roadside trees won’t be able to be removed by town staff because of their position…so they’ll have to get Westerio in…. which will cost them more than they’ve estimated..
Doyle says its not a quick process and could take up to ten years and close to 1.5 million dollars to rid the town of the pest.
Grey Highlands council has some thinking to do…after they were presented with two options for the former Talisman property.
A task force was put together in the fall to look into possibilities that would be of economic benefit to the community, contribute to the quality of life of residents, be financially sustainable and be accessible to the public.
One recommendation calls for a multi- use four season family activity centre.
A green development..consistent with a Biosphere Reserve, with a designation and natural beauty of Beaver Valley is also being suggested.
Council will consider the two options and make a decision on what to do, at a future council meeting.
The municipality took over the property after failing to recoup over 2 million dollars in back taxes, from the previous owner.
Fred King is out on 50 thousand dollars bail.
The 55 year old former leader of a cult-like church that’s operated in Chatsworth for decades agreed in court to live with his brother Joseph in Oakville, to stay away from the half dozen victims who allege years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse…and to stay away from the church property.
King was caught last week at a hotel room in Hamilton after Grey County O-p-p issued a Canada wide warrant for his arrest.
His brother Judson is also facing similar charges.
There will be a heavy presence of OPP patrolling Ontario’s highways this Easter Long Weekend.
Beginning at midnight tonight, cops will be diligent in watching for drivers who are impaired, distracted, and aggressive while behind the wheel.
It’s also a good idea to be sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up before you head out on your journey, because they’ll also be watching to ensure everyone uses their seat belt.
The Big Four blitz will continue until midnight on Monday.
Three people face drug charges after a bust in Dundalk.
Grey County OPP say a search warrant was used this morning at a property on Main Street.
Marihuana, trafficking equipment and a prohibited weapon was seized.
The town of Hanover has received their fourth quarter share of the non tax gaming revenue from Hanover Raceway.
They received a payment of of 216 thousand dollars, bringing their total revenue sharing to date to 11.7 million dollars.
The feds are handing out more cash…this time to the Lake Huron Fishing Club in Saugeen Shores and Kincardine.
The funding comes through the second round of Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program.
The 53 thousand dollars will be used to conserve the fish habitat in both communities.