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locerby-regOttawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is pleased to see that the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority has been selected as a recipient for funding from the Federal Government for a local project that will involve the removal of the Lockerby Dam. These funds will be received through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP).
Under the RFCPP, the Government of Canada partners with local groups to implement a variety of projects that restore, rebuild or rehabilitate recreational fisheries habitats in Canada. The RFCPP was announced as part of the 2013 Federal Budget. The program received $10 million over two years. The 2014 Federal Budget added $15 million to the program and extended it by 1 year (2015-16).
The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) is approved for funding up to $125,000 to support their project that involves the removal of the Lockerby Dam located in the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie.

marijuana-featOn Monday, October 20, 2014, members of the Drug Enforcement Unit and the Criminal Investigation Branch executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of 7th Street East, Owen Sound. Officers located freshly harvested plants in the process of drying in addition to already processed marihuana. One male at the residence was taken into custody. Police seized approximately $2800.00 worth of processed marihuana, scales and packaging. A 58 year old man from Owen Sound is facing charges of Production of Marihuana and Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He has been released from custody to attend court on November 20, 2014.

assault-regNORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA – Bruce Peninsula OPP is investigating a serious assault at a Cape Chin Road South, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula address.

At 6:25 a.m. on October 21st, 2014, information obtained thus far indicates that 27 year old male was assaulted and sustained serious injuries. He is currently being treated at hospital.

At 12:33p.m. a suspect was arrested in connection to this case.

This investigation is continuing with the support of the West Region Crime Unit and West Region Forensic Identification Services Unit.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

opp-p0lice-july-regularOWEN SOUND – Grey County OPP is investigating a bomb threat at the Rockford Petro Canada Gas Station at the intersection of Highway 6 and 10 at Grey Rd. 18 in the Municipality of Meaford, just south of Owen Sound.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, police received a report of a bomb threat at the above location, the OPP said in a news release.

Police have evacuated the immediate area.

The following roads are closed to traffic at this time:

Grey Rd. 18 from Concession 3 (Derby) east to Concession 10 (Sydehnam)

Hwy. 6 & 10 from Storey Book Park Rd. (Meaford) south to Grey Rd. 16 (Chatsworth)

Motorists are asked to avoid this area until further notice.

The investigation continues. Information will be updated when known.

osps-regThe 12th Annual Victim Services Police Luncheon was recently held in recognition of the joint efforts of Victim Services and Police Services in meeting the needs of victims in Bruce, Grey, and Perth Counties.

Owen Sound Police Service Inspector Stephen MacKinnon stated, "I gratefully accepted the certificate on behalf of the Owen Sound Police Service, but it is really [the police] who are grateful for the excellent work of Victim Services."

"Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth is an invaluable, professional, timely, and effective service. Their trained volunteers come out at any time of the day or night, in any type of weather, to not only provide emotional support to victims but also to provide information to help educate people in how to reduce their chances of becoming re-victimized. They help point people in the right direction and provide encouragement to someone who has been victimized yet may not have a support system available at the moment," said MacKinnon.

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