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Minimum wage set to rise in October

Ontario’s minimum wage workers are getting a raise this fall.

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills plans to increase the hourly rate to $16.55 an hour starting on October 1.

It’s a 6.8 per cent increase from the current minimum wage of $15.50.

“Our government is putting workers in the driver’s seat,” said Labour Minister Monte McNaughton. “This latest increase is a fair and balanced approach that means more money in their pockets, so they can support their families and continue building a stronger Ontario for all of us.”

Saugeen Shores Council to hear details of proposed Port Elgin steam train

The town of Saugeen Shores is working to turn devastation into opportunity following a severe storm that downed hundreds of trees in North Shore Park in Port Elgin in September of 2021.

The storm forced the town  to restore the park, including landscaping, tree planting, and refreshed facilities such as trails and the playground.

The municipality is also considering the return of an historic steam train that once traveled the park. Council is expected to review more details of the proposal at their April 11th meeting.

County unveils new Director of Human Services

Bruce County has announced their new Director of Human Services.

The county has hired on Tina Metcalfe, who will be part of Bruce County’s Senior Leadership Team. In her new role, Metcalfe will be planning, advocating and delivering “responsive and innovative services that help individuals and families enhance their level of participation and quality of life in our communities,” according to a county release.

Under Metcalfe’s leadership, the Human Services team will continue overseeing:

Construction begins in downtown Kincardine

Construction equipment is breaking ground at the intersection of Harbour and Queen Street in downtown Kincardine.

The town reminds people that downtown businesses are still open. They have created alternate rear entries and put up signs to help direct vehicle and foot traffic to local businesses.

Sidewalks are open and there’s a new Downtown Dig Passport offered by the Lakeside Downtown Kincardine BIA with chances to win BIA Bucks.

Building permit issued for Cedar Crescent Village in Port Elgin

Saugeen Shores Council has issued the building permit for The Cedar Crescent Village plan.

That will allow the developer to proceed on the north phase of the project’s two future buildings.

The permit finalized the structure’s design and drawings, while ensuring the plan meets all appropriate building code regulations. The project also received a Permit to Take Water in November of 2022 from the provincial Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks.

‘The food bank isn’t the answer:’ Overwhelmed London charity seeks donations, calls for policy change

As the London Food Bank kicks off the 36th annual Spring Food Drive, Co-Directors Glen Pearson and Jane Roy are calling on civic leaders to start making real changes that will help solve the city’s food insecurity problem.

More and more community members have been coming to the food bank for assistance lately, according to its leaders.

Roy said there was a 30 per cent increase in demand from 2021 to 2022. The trend has continued with the first three months of 2023, bringing nearly a 41 per cent jump compared to the first three months of 2022.

Ford government prioritizing medical education for Ontarians

The provincial government will add more medical school spots to give Ontario students more opportunity.

The government says $33 million will be added over the next three years for 100 more undergraduate medical school spots and 154 postgraduate medical training spots, prioritized for Ontarians.

Businesses to remain open as Downtown Dig gets underway

Construction equipment is on-scene and ground-breaking has begun at the intersection of Harbour and Queen streets in downtown Kincardine. “We know this project is going to make things hard,” said mayor Kenneth Craig. “That’s why municipal staff, the BIA, and chamber (of commerce) are working hard to make sure that everyone knows we’re open for […]

Fill a Cruiser in support of area food banks on April 1

On April 1, South Bruce OPP auxiliary officers will be hosting Fill a Cruiser events in southern Bruce County collecting non-perishable food items for area food banks. Auxiliary officers will be at the following locations: Kincardine Sobey’s from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Kincardine No Frills from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  All donations collected […]

More than $13K worth of drugs seized in Wingham

Police seized drugs, property and cash totalling more than $18,000 in value during a traffic stop in Wingham. Around 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 22, police stopped a vehicle on Josephine Street, according to OPP. As a result of the traffic stop, police seized a spring-loaded knife, ammunition, and $2,790 in Canadian currency, as well as a quantity of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $13,480. According to police, the combined estimated value of the seized property is $1,760.

Owner of recovered military regalia being sought by police

Police are hoping to find the rightful owner of some recovered military regalia that was recovered from an alleged  thief.

West Grey Police Service recently arrested an alleged thief on March 28 that is accused of having a handful of military regalia that included service medals and badges, including what appears to be a name bar that says “HAYCOCK”. Officers are hoping to return the stolen regalia to its rightful owner.

Bruce Beach Municipal Drain Phase II Information Session

Update: A draft of the Phase II project drawings have been posted to
There's a Zoom information session that is happening this Saturday Feb 5, 2022 at 9:00 am. It will be to present the development plan and probably the additional tax assessments for Phase II of the Bruce Beach Municipal Drain. 

Emergency Notice - Voting Period Had Been Extended

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Voting Period has been extended 1 full day until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Township of Huron-Kinloss

As of approximately 5:45 p.m. tonight, due to the technical difficulties experienced by Dominion Voting System the electors of the Township of Huron-Kinloss have experienced delays in internet and telephone voting. Large time delays were being experienced on both the telephone and internet methods of election.

Bruce Beach Rd Closed

Culvert Wash Out

Bruce Beach Rd is temporarily closed due to a culvert wash out between cottages 97 and 98, and as a result there is no through traffic from Concession 8 to 10.  Cottages 84 to 97 can access from Concession 8, and cottages 98 to 177 Bruce Beach Rd and those on Highland Dr may be reached from Concession 10.

Repair to the culvert will take place as soon as material is on site.

Emergency services have been notified.

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.

Councillor: Diane Bryant ( 71 Tennis Lane )


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