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EDITORIAL: Our view: Great Lakes restoration must go on - A year ago, the Trump administration proposed entirely eliminating funding for... - Feb 14
Flood season approaches with lake levels high, no plans for change at IJC - Communities on the shore of Lake Ontario devastated by flooding last spring... - Feb 14
Video game pipeline attack generates Great Lakes controversy - “Thunderbird Strike” is a video game featuring environmental fights over oil... - Feb 14
Lake Erie faces deadly decline without immediate cleanup action, study says - If immediate government strategies are not introduced to address phosphorus... - Feb 14
Trump budget cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative provoke Congressional ou - With the realization that President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request calls... - Feb 14
Fishing economy flourishes as most extensive Great Lakes ice coverage accrues in - While a plethora of ice can slow or stop shipping, it can be a boon for ice... - Feb 14
Man harvests longest sturgeon on record on Lake Winnebago - A Wisconsin man harvested an 84.5 inch sturgeon in Oshkosh, beating out the... - Feb 14

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Southampton Man Missing Nearly Two Months - The disappearance of a young Southampton man nearly two months ago remains an... - Feb 14
Groups Collaborate To Support Bruce Power’s Licence Renewal Application - A number of high-profile groups and organizations in Bruce and Grey counties... - Feb 14
New Partnership Between G2G And Gateway Centre - The G2G Rail Trail organization has entered into a partnership with the Gateway... - Feb 14
Influenza Outbreak At Stratford Hospital - Stratford General Hospital has been hit with an influenza outbreak after four... - Feb 13

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The perks of buying a cottage instead of a house in the city - With housing prices skyrocketing in urban centres such as Toronto and Vancouver... - Feb 14

Bruce Beach News

Leaf Pickup

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (All day)

Lucknow November 6th, Ripley & Lakeshore November 7th

The annual fall leaf pick up will occur in Lucknow on Monday November 6th, and in Ripley and the Lakeshore area on Tuesday November 7th.

The pick up is restricted to bagged leaves only, and bags should be put out by 7:00 a.m.  Also, bags must not weigh more than 11 kg (25 lbs).

Leaves are accepted free-of-charge at the Huron Landfill site year-round; 2087 Concession 6 E.

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.

"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.

Planned Power Outage: Cottagers Between Concession 8-10

We or Terry O’Hagan are NOT the people to contact concerning the power outages between concession 8-10. He is not the scheduler. It is unfortunate we mentioned his name. He an Ontario One employee who was willing to share information with us. We have searched on line and if you go to this web site you can find the information below. You can telephone the number below. If you are searching for further information the incident Id 4837129 is important.

Hope this is helpful.

Jody Larsen

Ash Borer Information from Pine River Watershed Initiative Network

Information on the Emerald Ash Borer

The EAB has killed millions of trees in southwestern Ontario since 2002. This highly destructive insect poses a significant economic and environmental threat to all forests and urban areas. The EBA attacks all species of ash (except the Mountain Ash-not a true ash). Here's some information on the signs to look for, and some resources for inoculations, if you wish to try and save your ash tree.

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BBCA Nuclear Survey Results

Dear Association Members,   On behalf of your executive I am pleased to provide the results of the survey that was conducted in April.   I would like to express our thanks to Chris Martyn and the Ipsos Reid team that designed the surveystructure, conducted the outreach and tabulated the results. We are very fortunate to have had their expert assistance.  

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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Important Dates

Family Day - Mon Feb 19 (All day)
Garbage Pickup - Tue Feb 20 (All day)
Blue Box Pickup - Thu Mar 1 (All day)
International Women's Day - Thu Mar 8 (All day)
Daylight Savings Time Starts - Sun Mar 11 1:00

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Water Levels - Lake Huron at Goderich from CHS

Beach Water Quality - latest monitoring data from Grey Bruce Public Health Unit