Surprising ways you might be spreading invasive species

Your cottage may not look like it’s in Roswell, New Mexico, but chances are you’ve had at least a few alien encounters. No, not spaceships and little green men—we mean invasive plants and animals that aren’t native to your area but have been introduced and taken hold, with sometimes disastrous results.

You probably know not to plant purple loosestrife or dog-strangling vine, and you’ve probably seen the signs cautioning you not to transport firewood—but there are lots of other ways to spread invasive species without even knowing you’re acting as a carrier. Here are some ways you may be helping the alien invasion.

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Ceremony at Sauble Beach Sunday to Honour Geoff Peach - A man with a well-known passion for ‘Ontario’s West Coast’ will be honoured... - 14 hours ago
Several Huron County Beaches Closed - Huron County Health Unit has posted a no swim advisory for two beaches in... - Jul 20
Bruce Power’s Mike Rencheck Part Of Modular Reactor Development - A Florida-based energy technology company will benefit from the expertise of... - Jul 20

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Kincardine Lighthouse Blues Festival 2017 turns out a successful weekend - Live entertainment was every step of the way through Lakeside Downtown... - Jul 20
Lake Huron, Georgian Bay on the rise - A wet and rainy spring has left water levels in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay... - Jul 19
Historical walking tours of Lucknow and Ripley put to record and coming soon - Recorded history is coming to Huron-Kinloss for all to listen and learn. - Jul 19
Siemens Canada: There's sympathy in Tillsonburg for laid-off workers, and a - Sympathy for pink-slipped workers, anger at Ontario’s Liberal government. - Jul 18

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What a weekend! - It was a wonderful, music-filled weekend in Kincardine as the Bruce Telecom... - Jul 19
SBGHC receives $2.3 million for hospital improvement - By Barb McKay The Ontario government has provided the South Bruce Grey Health... - Jul 19
Women’s House receives funding for crucial building repairs - Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey will receive some much-needed repairs... - Jul 19
Former editor of The Independent releases book - When Eric Howald was editor of The Kincardine Independent, his weekly column on... - Jul 19

Bruce Beach News

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.

LEDINGHAM, Susan MacMillan - Cottage 40

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Our sweet Susan passed away on May 10, after a long battle with cancer. She was 62. Predeceased by her parents Bob and Betty Ledingham, she leaves behind her husband Douglas Earle, sisters Jane and Anne, brother Rob (Karen), her beloved nieces and nephews Emily (Alison), Gwynne, Elliott (Jenny), Graeme, and Duncan, her two stepsons Barton (Patrick) and Tim (Leigh), and her grandson Aaven.

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.

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

"Abandonment is Forever" - CCNR Submission on the proposed OPG Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Dump

To:       The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Honourable

            Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

 From: The Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR)

Date:   March 6, 2017.

Re:       Ontario Power Generation’s Proposal for a DGR at Kincardine Ontario, for

            the burial and abandonment of Low- & Intermediate-Level nuclear wastes

Lake Huron e-news - February 2017

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Welcome, and thank you for taking the opportunity to read our monthly newsletter. This month’s message comes with mixed emotions. For those of you unaware, Geoff Peach, a founder of the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation passed away recently. Geoff was a strong proponent of coastal environmental preservation and promotion. His ground-breaking work has left a huge footprint on the landscape of Lake Huron. For details about Geoff and to donate to his memorial fund please visit our webpage. 

Lake Huron e-news - January 2017

Happy New Year from the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation!I hope you enjoy this month’s edition. It is an educational article describing what happens to your lake during these cold winter months when most of us are enjoying the warmth of our homes.

The Coastal Centre has been busy planning for 2017. Some of the main programs we are planning for are:

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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

Garbage Pickup - Tue Jul 25 (All day)
Blue Box Pickup - Thu Aug 3 (All day)
BBCA AGM - Sat Aug 5 10:00
Bruce Beach BBQ - Sat Aug 5 5:00
Civic Holiday - Mon Aug 7 (All day)