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March 27th, 2015

MP Larry Miller Supports Motion to List Microbeads as a Toxic Substance

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is supporting a motion put forward by NDP MP Megan Leslie which is calling for microbeads to be added to the Government's list of toxic substances.
Microbeads are small plastic beads that are often found in beauty and personal care products such as face wash. Recent research has found up to 5,000 pieces of microplastic per square kilometre in Lake Huron and up to 600,000 pieces of this plastic per square kilometre in Lake Erie. This research was conducted by Philippe Van Cappellen of the University of Waterloo...

 

target-featOn March 27, members of the Sydenham Sportsmen's Association welcomed second year Police Foundations students to their open-air facility, just south of Owen Sound.
Members provided instruction on firearm safety using a variety of weapons. Students then tried their hands at skeet and target shooting. For many, skeet shooting was their favourite part of the day.
Proud winners of the Sharpshooter competition are pictured left to right: Brendan Reay, Quinton Hewitt, Timothy Reynen, Daniel Boers, Jean-Sebastien Barrette, Use of Force Instructor Michael MacLachlan, and Alisha Jones.

Elizabeth May regElizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich - Gulf Islands, was not allowed to express her opinion in the House of Commons on the announcement by the Conservatives to extend and expand the mission in Iraq. Unfortunately, Conservative Party MPs blocked Ms. May from speaking to these points, but we thought Hub readers might want to hear them.

"We've learned the dangers of shortsighted thinking from the ill-conceived military action in Libya, which made the terrorist threat across North Africa even worse. Once again, the Harper Conservatives have no clear direction, end-goal or exit strategy for the Iraq mission, which grew from a non-combat role to a combat mission on the ground, and now would include airstrikes in both Iraq and Syria.

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March 24th, 2015

MP Larry Miller Supports Extended Mission against ISIL

Ottawa, ON - Today, the Rt. Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, announced that the Government will be bringing a motion before the House of Commons to seek Parliamentary support to extend and expand the current military operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, announced that he will support this motion when it is brought before the House of Commons.

The Prime Minister...

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The City of Owen Sound is urging residents that if you are currently running water, please DO NOT stop even if it becomes mild outside, and to continue to run the water until you are notified to discontinue. This will continue for a number of weeks until the extreme frost depth period is over.

If you are serviced by a hose from a neighbour, DO NOT reduce the flow rate, please keep a tap running full open.

Many homes that have been hooked up via a hose have refrozen when they decreased flow for even the smallest amount of time.

Please visit the City website www.owensound.ca and click on the "Frozen Water Services" button for more information, including a map of the affected areas. Further areas may be added to this map as time goes on, please keep checking back for updates.

source: media release

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