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Severe thunderstorm watch issued - Southwestern Ontario could see some strong thunderstorms on Tuesday evening.... - 1 hour ago
Bruce Grey Owen Sound MPP welcomes plans to cut hydro bills - Bruce Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker welcomed a government move to scrap the... - 2 hours ago
Wind turbine health impact study wants more Huron County participants - The response to the Huron County Health Unit study into possible health impacts... - 6 hours ago
Bruce Peninsula OPP officer recognized with award - A Bruce Peninsula OPP constable was recognized for her life-saving actions... - Sep 24

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Study shows economic impact of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Each federal dollar spent on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)... - 3 hours ago
‘Astronomical’ PFAS level sets new Michigan contamination milestone - Contamination in an Oakland County creek that feeds into the Huron River and... - 4 hours ago
Could wind energy come to Lake Erie? Plans are under way - Wind turbines are popping up all over Northeast Ohio, and you could soon see... - 4 hours ago
State using drones in fight against PFAS - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is utilizing new technology in... - 4 hours ago
Chicago to Cleveland in 28 minutes? - HyperloopTT, headquartered in southern California, has signed a public-private... - 4 hours ago
Cruising the Great Lakes - The Cruise the Great Lakes Initiative seeks to bring more cruise ships to the... - Sep 24
Butts still fouling Lake Huron beaches - Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation’s fall beach clean-up in Goderich,... - Sep 24

Bruce Beach News

OLSON, Marguerite Anne (née Manson) - Cottage 169

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Marguerite Anne Olson (Manson), of 169 Bruce Beach Road, Kincardine, born November 16, 1929, Dundas, Ontario, passed away July 28, 2018. Daughter of Gordon Alexander and Anna Isabell Manson (McDonald). Predeceased by brother John (Tally). Predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Theodore (Ted) Joseph Olson. She will be missed dearly by her three children, Jay, Jan (Heather) and Marnie (Andy), six grandchildren, Alexander, Graham, Douglas, Jenna, Sarah (Omar) and Bradford, and great-grandchild, Adam.

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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

Lake Huron e-news - January 2017

Happy New Year from the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation!I hope you enjoy this month’s edition. It is an educational article describing what happens to your lake during these cold winter months when most of us are enjoying the warmth of our homes.

The Coastal Centre has been busy planning for 2017. Some of the main programs we are planning for are:

Ainsdale Golf Course Sold

Ainsdale Golf Course has been sold to Kincardine native and former U.S. collegiate golfer Taylor Candler (Schmidt) and her husband Charles, a golf pro who is originally from Sanford, Florida.  The Candlers, who currently reside in Wichita, Kansas, with their 4 ½ month old son Wyatt, will take over the 18-hole golf course on Jan.

Write today! Send a Letter to Minister McKenna and EA Agency

Thanks to the many replies and several sign-ons to the draft letter circulated last week offering advice to the Canadian federal minister of the environment on the conduct of the review of the "additional information" Ontario Power Generation was to have provided by the end of 2016 about their proposal to bury nuclear waste beside Lake Huron. 

Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste

Interested Parties

January 3, 2017 - On December 28, 2016, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency received the additional information from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in response to an information request made by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on February 18, 2016 regarding the Deep Geologic Repository for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste Project. The additional information is publically available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry Site (the registry) at the following location:  http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/document-eng.cfm?document=116741.

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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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