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COMMENTARY: Ottawa has an obligation to protect the Greenbelt

Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault has signaled that he may step in to fight for Ontario’s Greenbelt. His statements confirm that the federal government has both a responsibility and an obligation to protect the largest portion of the Greenbelt lands under attack. Read the full story by the Toronto Star.

2023 Tankard and Scotties tournaments massive successes in Port Elgin

The 2023 Ontario Tankard and Scotties tournaments were both big successes for Port Elgin.

Both tournaments came to a close on January 29, as Team Homan took the crown in an exciting back and forth final. Rachel Homan’s rink out of Ottawa took on Hollie Duncan of the Woodstock Curling Club before a sellout crowd at the Plex. Team Homan got out to an early lead and never looked back in a 9-2 win in eight ends.

Plans in the works for local Earth Day celebration

The Co-founder of Blue Bayfield says they’ve started planning for an elaborate celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd.

Ray Letheran says it’s time for people to re-focus on what we’re doing as individuals as it relates to the Earth.

“We’re certainly all aware of the tremendous number of storms, floods, fires, droughts around the globe. So we often forget that we have responsibilities, as individuals, to make changes. And although many people around Huron County have made changes in their life, it’s time to re-evaluate what we can do,” Letheran explained.

Outbreak declared at local hospital

A COVID-19 Outbreak has been declared on the Inpatient Unit at Seaforth Community Hospital.

Quality, Patient Safety & Infection Control Manager Erica Jensen explains what an outbreak means.

“An outbreak refers to two or more COVID positive cases. So one of our control measures in response to outbreaks is that we restrict the family and caregiver presence on the unit to essential need only, so that is for palliative patients,” Jensen stated.

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.

Ripley and District Horticultural Society celebrates return to normal at AGM

By Christine Roberts Members and guests of the Ripley and District Horticultural Society (RDHS) celebrated a successful 2022 and return to normal operations at the annual general meeting Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre. For Our Youth leader Tryntje Eisen reviewed the many activities and adventures of 2022 and introduced the theme of […]

Education key to getting students to stop vaping: Western study

The hard truth about the health risks of vaping could be enough to get young people to put down the e-cigarette.

Researchers at Western University showed undergraduate students from 23 universities across six provinces an eight-minute video detailing the potential consequences of the habit. What they found over the course of the 45-day study was that the educational short film was enough to make regular users want to cut back or stop vaping altogether.

Audubon members flock to Statehouse to advocate for conservation solutions to protect birds and wildlife

On Monday, January 30, Indiana residents and concerned Audubon members from across the state will gather for Audubon Great Lakes Advocacy Day at the Indiana Statehouse to meet with elected officials to advocate for protections for birds, wildlife, and natural resources. Read the full story by WBIW – Bloomington, IN.

Alpena filmmakers joined panel for Thunder Bay International Film Festival

The 11th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival is happening at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan. The theme for the festival was Great Lakes, Great Films with many of the films showing the harm and pollution affecting the Great Lakes. Read the full story by WBKB – TV- Alpena, MI.

Effectiveness of cormorant hunting questioned

Double-crested cormorants are continuing to draw attention from wildlife researchers amid strong disagreements about whether the birds are harming fish populations, reducing recreational and commercial fishing opportunities, and damaging natural habitats in the Great Lakes region. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.

Bruce Beach Municipal Drain Phase II Information Session

Update: A draft of the Phase II project drawings have been posted to
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.

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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