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EDITORIAL: Our view: Great Lakes restoration must go on - A year ago, the Trump administration proposed entirely eliminating funding for... - Feb 14
Flood season approaches with lake levels high, no plans for change at IJC - Communities on the shore of Lake Ontario devastated by flooding last spring... - Feb 14
Video game pipeline attack generates Great Lakes controversy - “Thunderbird Strike” is a video game featuring environmental fights over oil... - Feb 14
Lake Erie faces deadly decline without immediate cleanup action, study says - If immediate government strategies are not introduced to address phosphorus... - Feb 14
Trump budget cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative provoke Congressional ou - With the realization that President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request calls... - Feb 14
Fishing economy flourishes as most extensive Great Lakes ice coverage accrues in - While a plethora of ice can slow or stop shipping, it can be a boon for ice... - Feb 14
Man harvests longest sturgeon on record on Lake Winnebago - A Wisconsin man harvested an 84.5 inch sturgeon in Oshkosh, beating out the... - Feb 14

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Southampton Man Missing Nearly Two Months - The disappearance of a young Southampton man nearly two months ago remains an... - Feb 14
Groups Collaborate To Support Bruce Power’s Licence Renewal Application - A number of high-profile groups and organizations in Bruce and Grey counties... - Feb 14
New Partnership Between G2G And Gateway Centre - The G2G Rail Trail organization has entered into a partnership with the Gateway... - Feb 14
Influenza Outbreak At Stratford Hospital - Stratford General Hospital has been hit with an influenza outbreak after four... - Feb 13

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The perks of buying a cottage instead of a house in the city - With housing prices skyrocketing in urban centres such as Toronto and Vancouver... - Feb 14

Bruce Beach News

Leaf Pickup

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (All day)

Lucknow November 6th, Ripley & Lakeshore November 7th

The annual fall leaf pick up will occur in Lucknow on Monday November 6th, and in Ripley and the Lakeshore area on Tuesday November 7th.

The pick up is restricted to bagged leaves only, and bags should be put out by 7:00 a.m.  Also, bags must not weigh more than 11 kg (25 lbs).

Leaves are accepted free-of-charge at the Huron Landfill site year-round; 2087 Concession 6 E.

BBCA AGM Agenda 2017

Below is the agenda for our Annual General Meeting this Saturday at 10 am. I hope many of you are able to attend as we will have the opportunity to question both the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation and the Mayor as to why they feel that the willow trees/bushes should be allowed to continue to flourish along the shoreline preventing many beach activities from happening. I feel a strong showing will help immeasurably in achieving the goal of returning the shoreline to a place for quiet walking as well as other activities.

BBCA AGM Agenda 2017

Below is the agenda for our Annual General Meeting this Saturday at 10 am. I hope many of you are able to attend as we will have the opportunity to question both the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation and the Mayor as to why they feel that the willow trees/bushes should be allowed to continue to flourish along the shoreline preventing many beach activities from happening. I feel a strong showing will help immeasurably in achieving the goal of returning the shoreline to a place for quiet walking as well as other activities.

Update on Deep Geologic Repository Project (DGR)

May 29, 2017 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making available the additional information received on May 26, 2017 from Ontario Power Generation (OPG). The Agency had requested the information following the submission from Ontario Power Generation received on December 28, 2016. The Agency is currently reviewing the most recent information from OPG to determine whether it is complete.  As part of the next steps, the Agency will prepare a Draft Report on the additional information and the potential environmental assessment conditions, which will be required if the project proceeds.

OPG Response to CEAA

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has advised the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) that it will provide a response by May 26, to additional information requests regarding its proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for low-level and intermediate-level nuclear waste at the Bruce Nuclear site in the Municipality of Kincardine.

Deep Geologic Repository Project - Notice to Interested Parties

Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste

Interested Parties

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has requested additional information from Ontario Power Generation following its technical review of the Response to the request by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The technical review included a comment period to receive the views of the public, Indigenous groups, and expert federal departments and ran from January 18 to March 6, 2017.

Town divided over plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron

KINCARDINE, ONT. - A moment of reckoning has come for Canada’s nuclear industry and millions of people who rely on the power source to keep their lights on.

For over 40 years, nuclear reactors in three provinces have pulsed with energy created by powerful fission reactions and it’s created a complex problem: what do you do with radioactive waste that stays lethal for 100,000 years?

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is the company responsible for managing waste produced by Ontario’s three nuclear plants – Darlington, Pickering and Bruce.

They say the answer lies in the sleepy community of Kincardine, Ont., where the world’s largest operating nuclear plant, Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, is located.

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New Hydro poles/damage to property

You will recall that last fall Jody Larson sent us emails regarding Hydro One's power outages as they transferred service from the old poles to the new poles that they were installing.  As a result of the installation of the new pole on our property, numerous broken plastic shards were left.  My vehicle picked up a nail resulting in my having to replace the tire.  In my complaint to Hydro One, I was advised that if I wished to make a claim I could complete the online Customer Claim form with Quelmec Insurance Adjustors, which I did.  This past week while at the cottage I found 2 more nails

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BBCA Nuclear Survey Results

Dear Association Members,   On behalf of your executive I am pleased to provide the results of the survey that was conducted in April.   I would like to express our thanks to Chris Martyn and the Ipsos Reid team that designed the surveystructure, conducted the outreach and tabulated the results. We are very fortunate to have had their expert assistance.  

Souvenir History of Bruce Beach

FOR well over forty years the Summer Resort known as Bruce Beach on Lake Huron’s friendly shore has been the holiday rendezvous for health-seekers, pleasure-seekers and tor those who were just tired. From a very modest beginning the popularity and the population have grown by leaps and bounds. The need of having some sort of historical souvenir which would preserve the happy annals of the Beach had been keenly felt for a long time. It was not, however, until the year 1915 that the meeting of this need took concrete form.

A History of Bruce Beach

Shortly after the Bruce Beach Historical Society was formed in the Fall of 1981, I was having lunch with a friend. When asked why I had given up curling that year, one of the two or three reasons I mentioned was my interest in publishing history of Bruce Beach, where my family had been spending their summers for more than sixty years. "How fortunate you are to have such roots", replied my friend.

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Important Dates

Family Day - Mon Feb 19 (All day)
Garbage Pickup - Tue Feb 20 (All day)
Blue Box Pickup - Thu Mar 1 (All day)
International Women's Day - Thu Mar 8 (All day)
Daylight Savings Time Starts - Sun Mar 11 1:00

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Water Levels - Lake Huron at Goderich from CHS

Beach Water Quality - latest monitoring data from Grey Bruce Public Health Unit