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Dyer: Tank handover unlikely to provoke nuclear response, or win war

On Tuesday, they reset the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds before midnight. How did they know Germany would agree to give Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine on Wednesday? Now, we’re all doomed. No time to run. Ninety seconds is barely time to tuck your head between your knees. Read More

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Seaforth Community Hospital

The inpatient unit at Seaforth Community Hospital is closed to admissions due to a COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA).

HPHA released a statement on Saturday announcing that an outbreak had been declared, meaning at least two patients or team members have tested positive for COVID-19.

The hospital is now conducting contact tracing and testing for people in the unit.

Those who may have been affected by the outbreak are in the process of being notified.

Special weather statement calls for ‘wintry mix’

A wintry mix of snow and freezing rain may greet parts of southwestern Ontario this weekend, which could impact travel plans.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for London, Middlesex County, Elgin County, Oxford County, Sarnia, and Lambton County.

The weather agency says a low-pressure system is expected to deliver a mix of wintry weather starting Saturday evening and continue through Sunday.

Fatal opioid overdoses prompt warning

Grey Bruce Public Health has reported two fatal opioid overdose poisonings within the past week.

People who use unregulated street drugs are being warned to exercise extreme caution and follow critical harm reduction recommendations.

Public health suspects fentanyl is behind the suspected opioid responsible for the overdoses, which both took place in Grey-Bruce. However, toxicology results are still pending.

Catch the Ace returns to Kincardine

Catch the Ace returns to the Kincardine area this February, with a twist.

The Kincardine Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Huron Shores Hospice, and the Tiverton and District Lions Club are joining forces to offer a Catch the Ace raffle that’s bigger than ever.

A similar approach has been undertaken in Goderich, where the three organizations saw progressive jackpots as high as $80,000.

Seaforth Emergency Department closure announced for this weekend

A sudden staff shortage has forced another Emergency Department closure at the Seaforth Community Hospital.

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance has announced the Emergency Department will close Sunday, January 29 at 5 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, January 30  at 7 a.m. to return to regular hours of operation.

Highway 21 closed near Underwood

Police, fire and paramedics are on the scene of a collision that has closed Highway 21 north of Underwood.

Highway 21 is closed in both directions between Concession 10 and Concession 8.

Sources tell CKNX News the crash involved a car and a truck, possibly some sort of propane truck.  Police report one person with serious injuries.

CKNX news has reached out to police to find out more, but no other details have been released at this time.

Kincardine approves Downtown Dig Project

The Municipality of Kincardine is set to begin its Downtown Dig Project as soon as late March.

This major reconstruction of Kincardine’s historic downtown will cost roughly $7.4 million.

The infrastructure improvements include the full replacement of the watermains and sewer lines, new sidewalks, a new streetscape that includes a cohesive design with the waterfront and Harbour Street, and traffic calming measures to enhance pedestrian safety.

Council awarded the tender to Lavis Contracting Co. Limited.

Winter weather could make travel hazardous in Midwestern Ontario

Motorists in Midwestern Ontario could face some hazardous road conditions Friday evening and overnight.

A winter weather travel advisory has been issued for Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey, and Northern Wellington Counties.

Environment Canada warned of significantly reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow. The weather service said to expect snowfall rates of 2 cm/h, with between 4 to 7 cm of accumulation expected. That will be accompanied by strong wind gusts up to 60 km/h.

Road salt, a stealthy pollutant, is damaging Michigan’s waters

It’s no mystery where most of the salts are coming from. Water softeners and fertilizers are sources of chloride, but the major contributor, are the salts spread on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks to keep the pavement free from ice. A little salt can cause a lot of harm to our waterways. The U.S.

Public comment ends today for Wolverine Worldwide’s PFAS clean-up plan

The deadline is here for residents who are looking to give their input on Wolverine Worldwide’s updated plan to help clean-up a dangerous chemical in Rockford, MI. PFAS, the chemicals known as “forever chemicals” are man-made and have been linked to a number of health issues. Read the full story by WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI.

Dyer: Tank handover unlikely to provoke nuclear response, or win war

On Tuesday, they reset the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds before midnight. How did they know Germany would agree to give Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine on Wednesday? Now, we’re all doomed. No time to run. Ninety seconds is barely time to tuck your head between your knees. Read More

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Seaforth Community Hospital

The inpatient unit at Seaforth Community Hospital is closed to admissions due to a COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA).

HPHA released a statement on Saturday announcing that an outbreak had been declared, meaning at least two patients or team members have tested positive for COVID-19.

The hospital is now conducting contact tracing and testing for people in the unit.

Those who may have been affected by the outbreak are in the process of being notified.

Special weather statement calls for ‘wintry mix’

A wintry mix of snow and freezing rain may greet parts of southwestern Ontario this weekend, which could impact travel plans.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for London, Middlesex County, Elgin County, Oxford County, Sarnia, and Lambton County.

The weather agency says a low-pressure system is expected to deliver a mix of wintry weather starting Saturday evening and continue through Sunday.

Fatal opioid overdoses prompt warning

Grey Bruce Public Health has reported two fatal opioid overdose poisonings within the past week.

People who use unregulated street drugs are being warned to exercise extreme caution and follow critical harm reduction recommendations.

Public health suspects fentanyl is behind the suspected opioid responsible for the overdoses, which both took place in Grey-Bruce. However, toxicology results are still pending.

Catch the Ace returns to Kincardine

Catch the Ace returns to the Kincardine area this February, with a twist.

The Kincardine Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Huron Shores Hospice, and the Tiverton and District Lions Club are joining forces to offer a Catch the Ace raffle that’s bigger than ever.

A similar approach has been undertaken in Goderich, where the three organizations saw progressive jackpots as high as $80,000.

Seaforth Emergency Department closure announced for this weekend

A sudden staff shortage has forced another Emergency Department closure at the Seaforth Community Hospital.

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance has announced the Emergency Department will close Sunday, January 29 at 5 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, January 30  at 7 a.m. to return to regular hours of operation.

Highway 21 closed near Underwood

Police, fire and paramedics are on the scene of a collision that has closed Highway 21 north of Underwood.

Highway 21 is closed in both directions between Concession 10 and Concession 8.

Sources tell CKNX News the crash involved a car and a truck, possibly some sort of propane truck.  Police report one person with serious injuries.

CKNX news has reached out to police to find out more, but no other details have been released at this time.

Kincardine approves Downtown Dig Project

The Municipality of Kincardine is set to begin its Downtown Dig Project as soon as late March.

This major reconstruction of Kincardine’s historic downtown will cost roughly $7.4 million.

The infrastructure improvements include the full replacement of the watermains and sewer lines, new sidewalks, a new streetscape that includes a cohesive design with the waterfront and Harbour Street, and traffic calming measures to enhance pedestrian safety.

Council awarded the tender to Lavis Contracting Co. Limited.

Winter weather could make travel hazardous in Midwestern Ontario

Motorists in Midwestern Ontario could face some hazardous road conditions Friday evening and overnight.

A winter weather travel advisory has been issued for Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey, and Northern Wellington Counties.

Environment Canada warned of significantly reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow. The weather service said to expect snowfall rates of 2 cm/h, with between 4 to 7 cm of accumulation expected. That will be accompanied by strong wind gusts up to 60 km/h.

Road salt, a stealthy pollutant, is damaging Michigan’s waters

It’s no mystery where most of the salts are coming from. Water softeners and fertilizers are sources of chloride, but the major contributor, are the salts spread on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks to keep the pavement free from ice. A little salt can cause a lot of harm to our waterways. The U.S.

Public comment ends today for Wolverine Worldwide’s PFAS clean-up plan

The deadline is here for residents who are looking to give their input on Wolverine Worldwide’s updated plan to help clean-up a dangerous chemical in Rockford, MI. PFAS, the chemicals known as “forever chemicals” are man-made and have been linked to a number of health issues. Read the full story by WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI.

BBCA AGM Agenda 2017

Below is the agenda for our Annual General Meeting this Saturday at 10 am. I hope many of you are able to attend as we will have the opportunity to question both the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation and the Mayor as to why they feel that the willow trees/bushes should be allowed to continue to flourish along the shoreline preventing many beach activities from happening. I feel a strong showing will help immeasurably in achieving the goal of returning the shoreline to a place for quiet walking as well as other activities.

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.

Watch the entire W5 Episode and read the full story

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

A message from our Executive Director box_top.gif

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. 

PUGH, Marjorie "Marny" L. - Cottage 81

Monday, December 14, 2020

MARJORIE “MARNY” L. PUGH, age 94, died Monday, December 14, 2020 at StoryPoint in Troy, Ohio.  She was born May 2, 1926 in Piqua, Ohio to the late Fred and Agnes (Morgan) Wadsworth.

She is survived by daughters: Debi Sacks of Glen Echo, MD and Cyndy (Dennis) Burt of Troy; son: Jamie (Kim) Pugh of Ludlow Falls, Ohio; six grandchildren: Brad (Samantha) Pugh, Kati (Ben) Redick, Julie (Sean) Fellers, Gordon Burt, Morgan (Travis) Gulker and Davis Sacks; and six great grandchildren: Mia, Sadie, Emma, Addie, Tripp and Elouise.  In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband: Robert, in 2016; brother: Robert Wadsworth; and sister: Elizabeth Wadsworth Zimmerman.

MAC GREGOR, Malcolm Herbert - Cottage 103

Friday, April 19, 2019

On Friday, April 19th, 2019, Malcolm Herbert Mac Gregor, loving husband to Eleanor D. Mac Gregor, passed away at nearly 93-years of age. Malcolm was born on April 24, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, as the oldest of three sons born to Herbert Mac Gregor and Mary Horvath. Malcolm served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and then enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1946, where he graduated in 1953 with a BA in mathematics, and an MA and PhD in physics. During those years he met his wife, Eleanor, won her heart by playing Clare de Lune on the piano, and married her in 1943.

ZELLERMEYER, Valerie (née Syms) - Cottage 139

Monday, April 15, 2019

VALERIE ZELLERMEYER (née Syms) It is with great sorrow that the family of Valerie Zellermeyer (née Syms) announces her passing on April 15, 2019 at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Valerie was born in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1944, but grew up near Mount Eden, in Auckland. Following in her big sister June's footsteps, Valerie trained in nursing. Like any good Kiwi, after graduating from nursing school she did extensive travelling through Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe.

EATON, Shirley Anne (née Reid) - Cottage 61

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Mom died peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3 weeks shy of her 87th Birthday. She will be deeply missed by her loving children David (Lindsay), Doug (Emily), Catherine (Peter) and Bruce. Dear grandmother of Sarah, Paige, Andrew, Kirk, Cody, Thomas, Dylan, Isabella, Cameron and step grandmother to Madi. Shirley was predeceased by her husband of 30 years John Eaton aka “Fred”, She was the only child of her predeceased parents, Dr. Roy Reid DDS and Pearl Reid.

WOOLFORD, Paul - Cottage 94

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

It is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Paul on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Paul, beloved husband of Joanne.

Loving and devoted father of Nathan (partner Sarah Goegan) and Stephanie (partner Jakob Page) and Chanel (dog). Son of Fred (spouse Patricia) and Carolyn (partner Rob Paton); brother of Scott (partner Michael Godfrey); son-in-law of Lee and Marlene Klingbyle; brother-in-law of Heather Mykytiw and Bonnie Bridgewater (partner Gary Meloche); survived by several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

BRUCE, Stuart Benson - Cottage 5

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Peacefully, on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, Dr. Stuart Benson Bruce of London, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Johnson; 2009). Cherished father of Katherine Bruce (David Smythe), Audrey Bruce (Bruce Campbell), Alison Bruce (Robert Meyers), David Bruce (Heather Murray), and Elizabeth Bruce (Brian Flynn). Dear grandfather of 8 grandchildren. Missed by 2 nieces, Andrea and Julie. Stuart was practicing Ophthalmology in the city of London, graduating from Queens University, with specialist training from Harvard University. He was also an elder at Oakridge Presbyterian Church.

DUNKLEY, Rev. George A. C. - 307 Highland Drive

Saturday, November 10, 2018

DUNKLEY, Rev. George A. C. - (Mus.Bac., M.Mus., A.R.C.T., F.T.C.L.) - Of Mississauga, Ontario, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord in the early morning of Saturday 10 November 2018, after a difficult struggle with pancreatic cancer, which, even in the last few months of his life, did not diminish his zeal for helping others in their times of need.

CAMERON, William M. - Cottage 119

Monday, November 12, 2018

Peacefully at Huron Residential Hospice on Monday November 12, 2018. William M. Cameron of Goderich in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Grace (Stewart) Cameron. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and their families. A graveside service will be held at Durham Road Cemetery in the spring. Donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or St. George's Anglican Church gratefully acknowledged.

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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