Issue 19 and Volume 42.

REORGANISATION AT OWEN SOUND. A year ago Owen Sound, Ont., was threatened with an advance in its fire insurance rates, on the ground of inadequate fire protection. The Canadian underwriters demanded a permanent fire chief should be appointed and that the fire department should be reorganised and put upon a paid basis. As a result of a conference of the business men of Owen Sound with the Underwriters’ association, and on the recommendation of Mr. Robertson and Secretary and Inspector Robert Howe, of that organisation, W. A. Howard, chief of the Berlin, Ont., fire department, was appointed as chief of the local fire department and charged with the duty of reorganising it. Under his direction a permanent brigade has been formed; new firefighting apparatus has been installed; and the fire hall has been remodeled at a heavy expense. The fire hall was formally opened on Thursday, October 31—Thanksgiving Day. It…

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