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Chris Fell

Chris Fell covers The Blue Mountains and Grey Highlands under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada

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Recent Work by Chris

TBM extends loan agreement with Marsh Street Centre

TBM extends loan agreement with Marsh Street Centre

Town council voted unanimously to extend a $100,000 line of credit it has with the Marsh Street Centre for another year
TBM issued 80 fines this year for unlicensed short-term rentals

TBM issued 80 fines this year for unlicensed short-term rentals

Deputy mayor says he sees 'a lot of people flaunting' short-term rental bylaw; town's enforcement officers scroll listings for illegal rentals every day
TBM receives $3.5M Green Stream grant

TBM receives $3.5M Green Stream grant

The grant funding will allow the town to complete some significant water utilities system upgrades
Grey Highlands mayor to seek reelection

Grey Highlands mayor to seek reelection

Grey Highlands Mayor Paul McQueen, a long-time member of council, announced this week that he will seek reelection this fall
TBM Mayor Alar Soever will not run for reelection

TBM Mayor Alar Soever will not run for reelection

Soever vowed he would remain involved in community projects and said he would continue to volunteer for local groups and committees
Grey Highlands facing staff shortage at local arenas again

Grey Highlands facing staff shortage at local arenas again

'There is a lot of competition out there. We’re seeing people leave for jobs that are less stressful. It’s a difficult time,' says CAO
Bid to reduce Eugenia speed limits fails

Bid to reduce Eugenia speed limits fails

Council was split over the idea of adding a stop sign and reducing the speed in an area of town where a pedestrian was killed and three others seriously injured last month
Grey Highlands delays garbage cart decision to consult residents

Grey Highlands delays garbage cart decision to consult residents

'I don't like being rushed,' said councillor
Talisman owners say they have 'no plan' but to engage the public

Talisman owners say they have 'no plan' but to engage the public

Representatives of Beaver Valley Development Group say they want to create 'collaborative process'
Grey Highlands asked to join regional affordable housing efforts

Grey Highlands asked to join regional affordable housing efforts

The plan would see Grey Highlands work together with Southgate, West Grey and Hanover to develop and fund a South Grey Affordable Housing Strategy