Grey County council meetings will soon be available on Rogers TV

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Grey County council meetings will soon be more accessible to area residents.

“Following the last council meeting, I was approached by the station manager at Rogers TV out of Owen Sound. They are interested in picking up the stream of council and committee of the whole on Thursday mornings,” said Rob Hatten, communications manager for Grey County.

Rogers TV provides coverage to Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs, Meaford, and The Town of the Blue Mountains.

Currently, county council meetings are being held virtually via Zoom and are streamed live through YouTube and the county's website.

“This will be positive for increasing our reach through more traditional means that we haven't been a part of before,” Hatten said.

The meetings will be streamed on Rogers at no cost to the county. And, in the instance of closed sessions of council, Rogers would be removed from the broadcast.

Hatten added that Rogers will only have the availability to stream the meetings until 12 p.m.

“So, on a day like this where the meeting does go long, they would simply just leave the meeting," he explained. "This is something that we will be able to continue when we get back into council chambers since we have already equipped ourselves with that recording equipment in there as well."

Rogers TV will begin live streaming Grey County council and committee of the whole meetings on March 11.

Jennifer Golletz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, CollingwoodToday.ca