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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The last ship of Green Bay’s shipping season set sail on Wednesday. Dean Haen, director for the Port of Green Bay, says warmer temperatures extended the season which was one of the longest-lasting ones on record. Read the full story by WeAreGreenBay.com.
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.
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.
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DTE Energy must soon stop depositing a toxic waste product into surface water ponds at two Michigan coal-fired power plants because the facilities are not adequately protecting nearby groundwater, regulators say. Read the full story by MLive.
Winter spreading of manure is a practice that is under intense scrutiny because of the elevated risks for nutrient losses and its effect on water quality. The risk of runoff to surface water increases when applied on frozen or snow-covered ground. Read the full story by Environmental Defence Canada.
Great Lakes ice coverage is running way behind averages in the milder than normal winter weather. This early week analysis of the percent of each Great Lake with ice underscores how the milder than normal winter weather has impacted ice coverage. Read the full story by WGN-TV – Chicago, IL.
From Milwaukee, Mark Jones and his wife set off on a cruise around the Great Lakes, travelling north to Mackinac, where the tips of lakes Michigan and Huron merge. Read the full story by the Daily Mail.
The Kincardine Clothes Hamper has made a generous donation to the Kincardine and Community Healthcare Foundation.
The Clothes Hamper sells gently used clothing by a group of volunteers and they donate the proceeds to the hospital.
Volunteers presented the cheque totalling $14,000. They have made donations to the hospital as far back as 1996, donating $335,520 to date.
The Clothes Hamper is located on Queen Street in Kincardine and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Zellers Family Restaurants out, food trucks in.
The Canadian discount retailer set to reboot this spring confirmed on Friday it will not be bringing back its iconic family restaurant.
Hudson’s Bay Company, which has owned Zellers since the 1970s, plans to open 25 brick-and-mortar reincarnations of the brand within select Hudson’s Bay stores in the spring. However, with each Zellers experience location only expected to range in size from 8,000 to 10,000 square feet, the company said an in-store diner isn’t possible.
YMCAs throughout Southwestern Ontario are getting ready to roll out their virtual Y Mind program aimed at helping teens and young adults manage stress and anxiety.
Roxanne Gilroy-Machado is the Manager of Language Skills Programs and Settlement and she says Y Mind introduces young people to evidence-based tools and connects them with peers and experienced professionals. But says they’re also looking for community partners to help them deliver the program.
A team has been sent home from the Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Port Elgin due to positive cases of COVID-19.
Maddy Warriner’s rink out of Dundas has withdrawn after two members of the team tested positive.
In a statement, Team Warriner says the health and safety of fellow competitors is of utmost importance, and limiting the spread of COVID is a top priority.
Eat Local Grey Bruce managed to meet its public fundraising goal of $115,000 to help recover from insolvency, but it won’t be getting funding from Grey County.
At its meeting on Thursday, Grey County council approved a staff recommendation against funding to support Eat Local Grey Bruce.
Director of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture Savanna Myers explained the non-profit group which connects local producers to ‘eaters’ is still a commercial business.
A restaurant in Kincardine is giving back to the community by offering free meals to those in need.
Co-owner of Bar Down Alana Rozon says community members can purchase a $15 Buddy Meal, and pay in advance for someone else’s meal.
“Anybody that’s in need can come in and take a purple heart off the wall. They come in like a regular guest, we will seat them at a table, and they can order their meal. At the end of their meal when they go to pay, they can hand us the purple heart and we’ll know to take care of their meal,” said Rozon.
The Cunningham family from the Bruce Peninsula brought a lot of laughs to the television game-show Family Feud Canada Wednesday evening as they talked about farming, and showed off their stuffed albino groundhog Wiarton Willie.
Sisters Connie Clark, Doris Jackson, Linda Bain, and Lenora Clark were joined by Connie’s daughter Mary-Jane Hewitt on the episode.
Just a short note to bring your attention to a concern I have with the current state of the Bruce Beach Municipal Drain project. My concern is with the quality of the water that is going into the Lake and I've included some photos.
Candidate: Mitch TWOLAN *
Office: Mayor Votes: 1846
Candidate: Brian MACEACHERN
Office: Mayor Votes: 922
Candidate: Don MURRAY *
Office: Deputy-Mayor Votes: 1680
Candidate: Perry ELLIOTT
Office: Deputy-Mayor Votes: 1018
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.
I sent the following email out to find out the positions of the Huron-kinloss 2018 candidates:
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.
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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.
Elizabeth Jane Bondy, RN BScN, pictured on her 88th birthday in September 2020, died suddenly at home on November 25 in Goderich, ON. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Dr. Donald Bondy, daughters Anne and Susan, son-in-law Jim De Ferrari, and grandchildren Jack De Ferrari and Samantha Lowe
Mary Elizabeth Kaine (nee Post) died Sunday, February 17 at her home in Weymouth, Massachusetts after a brief illness.
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.
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. - (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.
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.
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Minutes for the Annual General Meeting
Approved by Executive October 7, 2017
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Location: Bruce Beach Club House
Minutes for the Annual General Meeting - DRAFT
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Location: Bruce Beach Club House
Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Location: Bruce Beach Club House
Actual 2014, Proposed Budget 2015, Forecast Actual 2015
Billy Open Notice 2015
We've prepared 7 Tips for 7 Days to help our community "Be Prepared, Not Scared".
Please see the attached information.
Do you know where to find help in an emergency?
Finding help is easier when you make the right call. Attached is information regarding 211 and how its service can help during an emergency in our community. Get to know more about 211 and the service it provides.
Water levels for Lake Superior, Lake Michigan-Huron and Lake St. Clair are all above their all-time average for this time of year and are above the level of Chart Datum. Full bulletin is attached.
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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.
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.
Water Levels - Lake Huron at Goderich from CHS