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Blood donation event in Mount Forest as Canadian Blood Services calls for more donors

Canadian Blood Services are calling on more new donors as supplies continue to be strained following the pandemic.

A donation event will be held in Mount Forest on Tuesday, June 6 at the Mount Forest and District Recreation Complex from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Canadian Blood Services says in a release that “the impact of the pandemic has made the need to acquire new donors even more important to ensuring patients’ needs will continue to be met.”

Bruce Peninsula under “high risk” of forest fires

Grey Bruce Public Health is warning that the entire Bruce Peninsula is currently considered at “high risk” for forest fires.

The GBPH shared on its Twitter page that according to the Ontario Forest Fire Info Map, the Bruce Peninsula has a high danger rating and could experience forest fires due to extremely dry conditions and hot weather.

Wingham hospital foundation receives large bequest

A local couple has left a large bequest to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation.

The foundation is welcoming a $273,000 gift from the Estate of Ian and Peggy Moreland.

Peggy passed away in 2011, followed by Ian in 2012. The foundation said their gift will help put up to date medical technology in the hands of skilled local caregivers and improve the hospital facility.

UPDATE: Perth OPP Officer, bus driver killed in crash near Woodstock

An investigation is underway into a crash that claimed the life of an OPP officer and a school bus driver northwest of Woodstock.

Emergency crews were called to the two-vehicle collision on Highway 59 at Oxford Road 33 in East Zorra-Tavistock Township around 7 a.m. on Monday.

Oxford OPP said Monday afternoon that an unmarked cruiser and a school bus collided in the intersection, leaving both drivers dead as a result of their injuries. No students or passengers were in either vehicle.

Wescast announces intention to close foundry operations in Wingham

According to Unifor, Wescast Industries has announced its intention to close its foundry operations in Wingham.

The Wescast Industries foundry, which has been a cornerstone of Wingham since 1902, primarily manufactures exhaust manifolds for major automakers such as Ford, General Motors, and Volvo.

Unifor has expressed its dismay at the decision, emphasizing the dire consequences for the dedicated workforce and the longstanding support from the community.

Owen Sound Police: Keep an eye out for distraction thefts

Owen Sound Police are warning the public of distraction thefts after a woman had her wallet stolen on Saturday.

The woman told police she had just entered her vehicle in an east side parking lot when an unknown woman got her attention by knocking on the window. The suspect told the victim that there was something wrong with her rear tire and produced a tack in her hand. While the victim was distracted a second female suspect entered the car and stole the victim’s wallet.

Police concerned about Saugeen Shores man’s wellbeing

The Saugeen Shores Police Service (SSPS) is asking the public for help finding a 36-year-old man in order to verify his wellbeing.

Police identify the man as “Adam,” and describe him as approximately 5’7″ with a thin build, brown hair, and green eyes. An image of the missing person was provided via Twitter.

Adam is reportedly known to frequent Grey-Bruce County, Kitchener, Waterloo, and Woodstock.

If anyone has information on the man’s whereabouts, please contact SSPS at 519-832-2500.

Bruce County residents can drop off hazardous waste this weekend

Bruce County residents can take advantage of an event in Kincardine on Saturday, May 27 to drop off hazardous waste.

One of the county’s 2023 Household Hazardous Waste Days is taking place at the Kincardine Public Works Yard.

People can drop off appropriate waste items at 140 Valentine Ave. between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Residents are asked to remain in their vehicle with windows closed and waste materials placed in their open trunk for unloading.

Bruce Beach Municipal Drain Phase II Information Session

Update: A draft of the Phase II project drawings have been posted to https://www.haveyoursayhk.ca/bruce-beach-drain
 
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.

http://huronkinloss.com/news.cfm?newsid=1289

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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