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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Greens meeting tonight

 

Preparing for a possible spring election will be on the agenda at the annual general meeting of the local green party.

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Don Marshall is the President of the Bruce Grey Owen Sound Riding Association.

He says one prospective candidate has already stepped forward…Jenny Parsons of the Durham area.

He says dates will be set up tonight, for nomination meetings, planned for the middle of May….giving others who are considering running, a chance to declare their intentions.

Marshall says job creation and retention, the economy and transportation are important issues to the Greens.

He says there are local issues too.

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Marshall says the Green Party is trying to break away from the perception that they only focus on  environmental issues.

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Marshall says the Green Party also questions plans for two DGRs  to store nuclear waste, one in Kincardine for low and intermediate waste, and the possible DGR for high level nuclear waste in Bruce County.

He says unfortunately, there are not as many people that are willing to get involved in politics these days.

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Tonight’s meeting gets underway at 730 at the Williamsford Mill.


Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Dundalk teen arrested

 

A Dundalk teen faces charges after threatening his mother and damaging her car.

Grey county OPP say they were notified on Wednesday afternoon, that the male, kicked his mother’s car when she refused to give into his demands for money.

She contacted police when he threatened her.

While with police, the woman received several abusive text messages from her son.

He was arrested and charged with mischief, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and to destroy property.


Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Gator stolen near Chatsworth

Grey County OPP are looking for the culprits who rode away on a brand new John Deere Gator, from a Highway 6 buisness near Chatsworth.

Police say thieves entered the fenced in yard of the tractor business at Grey Road 40 and Highway six, and rode the gator off the lot, sometime overnight on Monday.

The gator is valued at 20 thousand dollars.

If you have any information about the theft, contact Grey County OPP or Crime Stoppers.


Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Wiarton food bank grand opening

 

The new and improved Wiarton Food Bank held their official grand opening this afternoon.

 

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Thanks to a 70 thousand dollar grant from Wiarton and another 30 thousand from the Salvation Army… the food bank has been able to add a small addition to their current facility on Edward Street consolidating operations at one location.

Wiarton residents are being invited to drop in for a tour today until 5.


Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Grey County OPP find dog…looking for owner

 

Dog found on Highway 6 &10 South of Rockford on April 23rd, 2014

at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Male dog. No collar. No tags.

Please call Grey County OPP at 519-794-7827 or 1-888-310-1122 with any owner information

 

 

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

NextEra looking for local committee members

The wind energy company erecting 14 wind turbines between Durham and Priceville… is now looking for members of the public to sit on a Community Liaison Committee.

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NextEra says its a requirement of approval to get ongoing public feedback on everything from construction, installation and maintenance.

Spokesperson Josie Bird tells Dock News they’re hoping to attract a cross section of the population… representing everyone from land owners and farmers to business leaders and environmentalists….

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Bird says the committee will be involved in all aspects of the project from planning and construction to maintenance and even the retirement of the project 20 years down the line…..

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Bird says they’ve already placed ads in local newspapers… the next step will be to reach out to community groups….

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The committee will meet four times over the next two years starting in July.

NextEra says they’ll also be setting up a hotline during construction in case residents have any immediate concerns.

Further information can be found on their website at www.nexteraenergycanada.com

 


Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Woman gets conditional discharge for theft from local police

Its a conditional discharge and 12 months probation for a former employee of West Grey Police Service.

The Sun Times says 39 year old Angeline Coneybeare plead guilty to stealing cash from her employer while she was working as a civilian records manager for a couple of years.

The charges were laid last October.

Coneybeare is no longer employed with the police department.


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Hanover home to medical pot facility

 

Hanover’s new industrial park will soon be home to a medical marijuana production facility.

 

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Mayor Kathi Maskel tells Dock News, Alternative Medical  Solutions approached them earlier this month about acquiring some land and building a facility.

Maskel says Director Steve Barber told her that they would like to do business with the town because they are progressive and aggressive. She says things moved along quickly.

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Maskell says there are a couple of reasons she is excited about this venture.

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Mayor Kathi Maskell says everyone has shown support for this kind of facility coming to town, since the town was first approached by another company in the fall.

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The Township of Chatsworth was also approached in the fall, by a company from Port Credit, but so far, Mayor Bob Pringle says there are no plans for any kind facility there.

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Plans are to break ground sometime in the next few weeks, with a target date of  early fall to be operational.

Maskell says Health Canada is working very closely with everyone to ensure safety and security of the plant.

She says that includes  a 12 foot fence that will surround the building.


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Avoiding police results in charges

 

Two out of town men found themselves facing several charges after trying to avoid OPP.

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Bruce Peninsula police say they observed a vehicle that was traveling in Sauble Beach, that had a vehicle equipment issue against it.

The driver took off when he saw police, but the car was found on a side street.

Turns out the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license.

Further investigation showed the license plates were not registered to the vehicle, there was no insurance and drugs were also found in the car.

The driver was charged accordingly.

A passenger in the car also faces drug possession charges.


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Owen Sound man bites police officer

A 49 year old Owen Sound man is facing numerous charges after a fight overnight that lead to an assault on a police officer.

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Several calls last night to police about a fight on 15th Street East near 6th Ave…..but everyone took off before the cruisers arrived.

During their investigation… officers discovered one of the men involved pulled a knife and threatened the other guy.

When police attempted to arrest their suspect later an east side apartment complex… they say he bit one of the officers.

He’s been charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon and assaulting police.