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College and University students won’t be the only ones making big transitions this week, as better then 1100 students in the Bluewater system will be making the jump from grade 8 to grade 9, but helping to make life easier for them is an annual tradition know as Link Crew Day.
The program, unique to Bluewater schools, brings together teachers and student volunteers to greet the new arrivals and help them to feel welcome in their new surroundings.
BDSB assistant to the Superintendent, Yvonne McCutcheon says school is an important place for everyone and helping the kids enjoy their time at school is key to their success…
McCutcheon says it can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming at first and overcoming those things is the first step…
McCutcheon tells dock news what students can expect…
There are 41 elementary and 11 secondary schools in the Bluewater District School board.
Those vying for a seat on Owen Sound Council has reached 9.
According to the Suntimes, Brian O’Leary has entered the race.
You may remember O’Leary as a former coach with the Owen Sound Attack and Platers.
He now owns a car wash company in Owen Sound.
He says the last straw in deciding to run was the current council’s decision end their commitment to an MRI campaign after only half the pledged amount.
O’leary says health care is a top priority for people here… and wants to see a focus there…
The deadline to file nominations is September 12th.
Police say it went missing sometime between Wednesday August 27th and Saturday August 30th.
The propeller is about 3 feet in diameter and weighs about 250 pounds.
Its also stamped with the name William Kennedy and Sons.
The historic value of the prop is priceless, but police estimate the scrap value at about fifteen hundred dollars.
Scrape marks on the pavement suggest the propeller was dragged towards the roadway.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Owen Sound Police or Crime Stoppers.
The outage began around 10 and it wasn’t until after 1 that things starting trickling back on for the affected residents.
Police were out in force patrolling the streets during the outage and no major incidents were reported, but of note, the big tent near Kelso Beach at the fishing derby needed to be evacuated as a result.
All power in the city has since been restored.
The former CN rail station on the west harbour reopened on the Canada Day long weekend thanks to the efforts of the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre.
President Richard Thomas says nearly 15 hundred visitors have come through their doors in two months… almost double the previous average.
He admits that surprised him a bit, adding they passed their projections with almost a month of summer still left.
He says they seem to be experiencing a renewed interest after all the recent publicity. He says they’ve also freshened up the building and exhibits and people are eager to check it out.
President Richard Thomas says admission is by donation and they’ve done well with that. He says they will also be holding fund raisers in the fall.
Because of high numbers, the museum will be extending their hours until the middle of October staying open seven days a week.
They were originally going to scale back after the Labour Day weekend.
For more information head to waterfrontheritage.ca.
After resuming tours of the plant following a 13 year hiatus, the nuclear power plant drew over 35 hundred interested spectators over the last 2 months.
25 hundred of those took in specialty bus-tours offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August.
If you’d like to check things out for yourself the visitors centre reopens for walk-in visitors on Tuesday.
A 92 year old tradition continues tomorrow just outside of Owen Sound as the North Grey Plowing match ramps up for another year
It’s all going on at the farm of Ken and Rosemary Mitchell in Leith.
The match dates back to October of 1922 and features horse plowing… as well as antique and modern tractor plowing.
Organizers welcome anyone interested to come out see the event.
Every year there are more than 52 plowing matches that take place across the province.
Police say it happened just after 2 yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Concession 2 and J1 Side road.
Officers are still trying to piece together what happened but they say two of the victims were in serious conditions and needed to be airlifted to Hospital in London
The three others remain in local hospital in non-life threatening condition.
The traffic collision unit has been called in to assist.
Two meetings presenting a new side of the Sauble Beach land claim issue were well received yesterday… and one final one in the series hosted by the Sauble Beach Residential Property Owners Association goes today.
The meetings are focused on Historical documents from archives in Ottawa that suggest say the Saugeen First Nations northern border is at Main Street, where it has been for over 150 years… and not at 6th street as government findings suggest.
Members of the association felt both sides were not represented after the meetings earlier this month, and that it was premature for South Bruce Peninsula council to consider co-management of the beach with First Nations.
Councillor Marilyn Bowman says people have a right all the information out there.
Many who attended the August 6th meetings expressed frustration that the evidence presented was one sided… and after yesterdays meetings… attendees said it’s vital this new research is released so people can get the full picture…
South Bruce Peninsula Councillor Janice Jackson says the next step is taking the new information back to council…
People in attendance were also asked to sign a petition asking council to appoint a second lawyer with experience in Native land claim issues to continue researching the evidence and also to defer any action by council on the land claim until after the October election. Today’s meeting goes at 1 at Amabel Sauble School.
Police say the first involved a 51 year old woman, who they were keeping a close eye on throughout the evening until questioning her in a parking lot where officers found 700 dollars worth of cocaine on her and 160 bucks in cash.
The second bust saw the Drug unti execute a search warrant at a west side apartment where they found 24 hundred dollars in cocaine, 3000 in cash. plus scales and packaging.
A 46 and 49 year old husband and wife from Owen Sound were arrested and charged at the scene.
All three parties arrested last night were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime and will be in court next month.