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Heavy snow, strong winds possible across London-area

Meteorologists say snow squalls may impact parts of the London area Thursday evening ahead of frigid temperatures in the forecast for Friday.

Late Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a snow squall watch for several areas in southwestern Ontario, including London-Middlesex and parts of Woodstock and Oxford County.

Bundle up! First cold weather alert of 2023 issued for London area

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has issued its first cold weather alert of the year as temperatures are set to plunge well-below freezing.

The alert will come into effect after midnight with windchill values expected at -22 C, the health unit said on Thursday. The alert will continue through Friday with frigid temperatures and strong winds making it feel like -23 C around London and Middlesex County.

There are also flurries in the forecast which could bring a few centimetres of snowfall by Friday evening.

Bruce Power’s Unit 3 marks 45 years of service

Bruce Power’s Unit 3 has now been in service for 45 years, as the nuclear power unit began providing reliable power back in 1978. Unit 3 will get new life as the final preparations are underway to take the unit offline March 1, for a major component replacement.

Bruce Power’s Life-Extension program is one of Canada’s largest private-sector clean-energy projects, which will help Ontario and Canada achieve their Net Zero targets. Unit 3 established set a record of 404 continuous days online in 2020.

Council gives staff options for work week structures

Goderich councillors have approved a few options for staffing looking for more flexibility in their work week.

Mayor Myles Murdock says times have changed and staff retention can be a challenge, and he says one way of meeting that challenge is providing some flexibility in the work week. Murdock says council has come up with four options.

Local ED closed due to staffing issues

Another local emergency department is closed because of a lack of staff.

The South Bruce Grey Health Centre confirms the emergency department in Chesley will be closed all day on February 2, and won’t re-open until 7 a.m. on Friday, February 3. The SBGHC says all efforts were undertaken to staff the ED in Chesley, but those attempts were unsuccessful.

Ambulance by-pass has been undertaken to divert patients to the nearest open ED.

UPDATE: Wiarton Willie says early spring

**Updated as of 8:20, February 2, 2023**

Wiarton Willie, South Bruce Peninsula’s weather prognosticating groundhog, emerged from his den this morning to tell us how much longer winter will last.

Willie says we will get an early spring.

Prediction Morning kicked off with fireworks in Bluewater Park.

Following that, there were activities planned in the Wiarton Arena parking lot following the big prediction.

As a Platinum sponsor of the Wiarton Willie 2023 Festival, Bruce Power joined in the festivities.

Lake Huron Coastal Centre receives funds to address plastic pollution

An organization that works to protect and restore Lake Huron’s coastal environment has received funding to address risks created by plastic pollution.

The Lake Huron Coastal Centre said it will use the $44,000 from the provincial government to aid in a number of beach restoration projects.

“This funding will support micro-plastics research, the installation of beach clean-up stations and storm water catchment basin filters as well as help us host thirteen beach clean-ups from Sarnia to Georgian Bay,” said Coastal Stewardship Technician Alyssa Bourassa.

Serious crash closes road near Lambeth

A crash just outside Lambeth Wednesday evening has led to a police investigation and a road closure.

According to London police, officers responded to a serious, two-vehicle collision on Bostwick Road at around 7:20 p.m.

Bostwick between Southdale Road West and Wharncliffe Road South remains closed as of late Wednesday evening while members of the Traffic Management Unit investigates the incident and clears the scene.

Drivers are asked to stay clear of the area while the investigation continues. No details about injuries have been provided.

Outdated immunization records put 4,000 students at risk of suspension

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says up to 4,000 students could be suspended from school later this month if their immunization records aren’t updated.

According to Medical Officer of Health Dr. Alex Summers, between 3,000 and 4,000 students in London and Middlesex County could be suspended on February 15 due to outstanding vaccination records. These children have either not received the mandatory immunizations, or, if they have been vaccinated, their records are out of date.

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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