keysinlockbw– by David Clark

Last year (14 November 2021) I wrote an opinion piece about Owen Sound being a “rental capital” of Ontario, having the fourth-highest rate of rentals to owner-occupied housing (based on 2016 census data).

Owen Sound ranked just 4.3 percentage points below Toronto, 2.4 below Cornwall, and 0.2 below Brockville ...


OLWN chart Nov 15 2022 2– by Eric Coleman

This week, the Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) released their updated data on cost of living province-wide. In many ways, the numbers released are not a surprise in the slightest – expenses and costs to survive everywhere have risen markedly in the last 12-24 months, propelled by sharply-rising inflation and housing costs.

As of November 14, 2022, Grey-Bruce is now the second-highest region to live, behind only ...

trucksottawa- by Michael Craig

What are we to make of the imposition of the Emergencies Act last February to clear Ottawa streets of ‘Freedom Convoy’ trucks? And the Ford government’s passage last week of Bill 28 to deny CUPE workers the right to strike, using the notwithstanding clause to shield the legislation from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

What these two events have in common is ...

Council Chambers– by Jim Hutton

Soon you will take your place at the first meeting of Council for the term. Given the times in which we live, this term will likely be one of the most challenging terms in many years. The Owen Sound voters elected you, because they believe that each and every one of you are the best suited to take on the many challenges we are facing – skyrocketing taxes, our homeless population, our failing transit system ...


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