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Kincardine Taxes Set To Increase 5.7%

Kincardine Council has approved their 2017 budget which pushes taxes up 5.7%. That means they need about $832,000. more than last year, with a total of 15.3 million dollars expected to b collected through taxation. Revenue is up about 3.7% this year. Total expenses at up to $nearly $24 million dollars.

Bruce Beach News

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MCFARLANE, Patricia Jean - Cottage 148 Gordon St.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Peacefully at home, surrounded by family, in her 90th year, on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Patricia (Henderson), loving wife of the late Robert Malcolm McFarlane MD (2006). Daughter of the late Myra and the late William Henderson. She leaves her three adoring daughters, Janie (Cope Smith), Wendy, and Laurie (Brian Hughes), her very special grandchildren, Kristin (John Zazzarino), Rob, Charles, and Tommy, and cherished great- grandchildren, James and Olivia. Fondly remembered by her sister Barbara (Keith MacDonald), and many nieces and nephews.

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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. 

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SPEARS, Mary - Cottage 46

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mary Spears Mary died at Briton House on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born in Wingham in 1913, she graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1936, when she and her brother George took over the family store after the sudden death of their father. She was married to Borden Spears from 1944 until his death in 1983. They had four children: George (Kasia Seydegart), Laura Mullin (Allan), John (Elisabeth Marsden) and Tom (Deborah).

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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. 

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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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Ainsdale Golf Course Sold

Ainsdale Golf Course has been sold to Kincardine native and former U.S. collegiate golfer Taylor Candler (Schmidt) and her husband Charles, a golf pro who is originally from Sanford, Florida.  The Candlers, who currently reside in Wichita, Kansas, with their 4 ½ month old son Wyatt, will take over the 18-hole golf course on Jan.

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Write today! Send a Letter to Minister McKenna and EA Agency

Thanks to the many replies and several sign-ons to the draft letter circulated last week offering advice to the Canadian federal minister of the environment on the conduct of the review of the "additional information" Ontario Power Generation was to have provided by the end of 2016 about their proposal to bury nuclear waste beside Lake Huron. 

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

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January 3, 2017 - On December 28, 2016, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency received the additional information from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in response to an information request made by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on February 18, 2016 regarding the Deep Geologic Repository for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste Project. The additional information is publically available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry Site (the registry) at the following location:  http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/document-eng.cfm?document=116741.

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Planned Power Outage: Cottagers Between Concession 8-10

We or Terry O’Hagan are NOT the people to contact concerning the power outages between concession 8-10. He is not the scheduler. It is unfortunate we mentioned his name. He an Ontario One employee who was willing to share information with us. We have searched on line and if you go to this web site you can find the information below. You can telephone the number below. If you are searching for further information the incident Id 4837129 is important.

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Jody Larsen

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Ash Borer Information from Pine River Watershed Initiative Network

Information on the Emerald Ash Borer

The EAB has killed millions of trees in southwestern Ontario since 2002. This highly destructive insect poses a significant economic and environmental threat to all forests and urban areas. The EBA attacks all species of ash (except the Mountain Ash-not a true ash). Here's some information on the signs to look for, and some resources for inoculations, if you wish to try and save your ash tree.

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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.  
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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.

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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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