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Michael Owen

Michael Owen

Michael Owen has worked in news since 2009 and most recently joined Village Media in 2023 as a general assignment reporter for BradfordToday

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Why local farms rely on 'incredibly important' foreign workers

Why local farms rely on 'incredibly important' foreign workers

Since 1966, the federal government’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program has allowed Canadian farms to hire temporary workers to help with planting and harvesting, and that demand is only expected to grow
County 'excited' to open new $5.8M paramedic station in Bradford

County 'excited' to open new $5.8M paramedic station in Bradford

‘More centrally located’ station at 480 Miller Park Ave. has five bays allowing local paramedics to operate around the clock while still leaving room for additional vehicles and future growth
Construction underway to resurface, reinforce Line 8 in Bradford

Construction underway to resurface, reinforce Line 8 in Bradford

Project expected to take about six weeks and anticipated to be complete before the County of Simcoe begins work at the intersection of County Road 4 (Yonge Street) and Line 10 in early July
Simcoe County 4 Palestine ‘very pleased’ controversial film will play in Bradford

Simcoe County 4 Palestine ‘very pleased’ controversial film will play in Bradford

Town's library announced last week it had reversed its cancellation of a showing of the film ‘200 Meters’; 'They’ve shown that they are willing to learn and that their principals are important,' organizer of pro-Palestinian group says
Sound the alarm: Bradford council OKs extra $40K for new fire truck

Sound the alarm: Bradford council OKs extra $40K for new fire truck

Supply chain issues, regulation changes causing delays and increasing costs, according to fire chief; Brent Thomas also noted joint fire chief deal between Bradford and Innisfil ends May 27
'The right thing': Bradford councillors pass their 57% pay raise

'The right thing': Bradford councillors pass their 57% pay raise

Phased approach also includes significant salary increases for mayor, deputy mayor
‘Remarkable’: Bradford school celebrates a century of history

‘Remarkable’: Bradford school celebrates a century of history

'From their tentative first steps of entering kindergarten to their confident steps of graduation, this school has been here for thousands of young minds,' Bradford trustee says
'Significant project': Bradford Bypass moves a step closer to reality

'Significant project': Bradford Bypass moves a step closer to reality

Minister of Transportation announces province has awarded a $16M contract to AECOM for detailed design of the western portion of the bypass
'Continuing to invest': Province gives $284K to Holland Marsh projects

'Continuing to invest': Province gives $284K to Holland Marsh projects

Bank stabilization and vegetation harvesting expected to help reduce phosphorus levels while also offering educational opportunities for local youth
‘Spectacular’: Bradford reverend meets with Pope Francis

‘Spectacular’: Bradford reverend meets with Pope Francis

While on a trip to speak at St. Andrew’s Church of Scotland in Rome, Rev. Daniel Scott found himself on a platform in front of thousands of attendees and just feet from the pontiff
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