Saugeen Shores Fire Chief presents 2023 budget to Council

Approximately six months ago, July 2022, Saugeen Shores appointed Ed Melanson as the Director of Fire Services/Fire Chief, and Rob Atkinson as the Deputy...

2023 to see a tax increase in Saugeen Shores

Round one of Saugeen Shores budget talks held Monday, January 30th (2023) is over, with department heads bringing in their business plans for the...

Saugeen Shores delegation wraps up ROMA 2023

A group representing the Town of Saugeen Shores is returning from the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference in Toronto, after lobbying the provincial...

Development continues north of Saugeen River

Development plans continue in Southampton (Township) north of the Saugeen River. Earnest Properties Inc. applied for a zoning By-law amendment regarding the triangle shaped property...

New data reinforces need to go further on increasing housing supply

According to Tim Hudak, CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), "New real estate market data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (“CREA”)...

Many concerns raised over proposed subdivision north of the Saugeen River

It was a lengthy three-hour Planning Meeting that raised many concerns centred primarily on one application - a proposed residential subdivision north of the...

Joint Canadian MP Statement on the murder of Afghan MP Mursal Nabizada

  Members of Parliament (MPs) Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, Elizabeth May, Heather McPherson, Marcus Powlowski, Alex Ruff, and Leah Taylor Roy have released the following press statement: “Since October 2022,...

Provincial Premiers write to Trudeau requesting immediate action on Canada’s bail system

In a recent letter sent January 13th (2023) to Prime Minister Trudeau, all of Canada’s Premiers have urged the federal government to take immediate...

Southampton Arts Centre enters five-year lease with Town

  In Southampton (Saugeen Shores), the Southampton Arts Centre has called the Southampton Town Hall, a Heritage Building, its home since 1999. The Centre is a...

Council approves Construction Management Company for Aquatic & Wellness Centre

When it comes to a major construction project such as the proposed Aquatic & Wellness Centre in Port Elgin, "Construction Management (CM) is critical...

PARC 55+ lease agreement authorized by Council

At Monday evening's meeting (Jan. 9/23), Council passed a By-law to authorize a three- year Agreement with Port Adult Recreation Centre 55+ (PARC) for...

Major Initiatives report by CAO indicates development and growth will continue

In a detailed 2022 quarterly Major Initiatives report to Council on Monday evening (Jan. 9/23), CAO Kara Van Myall explained that 2022 had been...

Rising interest rates have worsened housing affordability says OREA

New polling released by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) confirms that the rising cost of living is greatly impacting Ontario’s families – and...