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Chris Fell, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

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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chris@collingwoodtoday.ca

Recent Work by Chris

New federal riding of Collingwood-Blue Mountains considered

New federal riding of Collingwood-Blue Mountains considered

Potential new riding would encompass Grey Highlands, The Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, Mulmur, Essa and part of Adjala-Tosorontio
Man injured in ATV crash handed 'unfair' $1,200 rescue bill

Man injured in ATV crash handed 'unfair' $1,200 rescue bill

Grey Highlands fire department bill cited expenses for 'patient packaging, retrieval of personal items from the rollover and traffic control'
'It was an emergency': River tubing mishap ends with $7,700 bill

'It was an emergency': River tubing mishap ends with $7,700 bill

Collingwood women had to call 911 after getting stuck on the river while tubing and unable to get out themselves
Large homes prompt bigger questions at Blue Mountains council

Large homes prompt bigger questions at Blue Mountains council

'We don’t need any more $1.5-million homes. Frankly, there are enough,' says councillor
Students ask Blue Mountains council to forgive rescue bill

Students ask Blue Mountains council to forgive rescue bill

Hikers got stuck at bottom of an ice wall at Metcalfe Rock, called for rescue, then received bill for $1,700 each, which was reduced to $930
Colleagues remember former Owen Sound-area MPP Bill Murdoch

Colleagues remember former Owen Sound-area MPP Bill Murdoch

Murdoch earned the nicknames 'Wild Bill' and 'Maverick' and was particularly fond of the moniker 'Bognor Bill'
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
Talisman owners say they have 'no plan' but to engage public

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

When asked whether 'the next Collingwood' could be developed at the site, developer says 'the setting is completely different and the scale, it’s not even possible'
Blue Mountain Resort calls for policies around employee housing

Blue Mountain Resort calls for policies around employee housing

'There is little policy guidance that acknowledges a need for employee housing, what employee housing is, or how it can be provided,' says Blue Mountain official