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Great Lakes records fourth lowest ice cover in 50 years. How will that continue to impact us?

The Great Lakes recorded the fourth-lowest ice cover since scientists began keeping track a half-century ago, yet another sign of the impact of climate change on the environment. Read the full story by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Be careful on the water this weekend as Lake Erie is only 51 degrees

Water temperatures in the 50s may not sound that cold, but this water can immediately be life threatening. The air temperature will be in the 70s this weekend, and the water will be smooth for boaters, so expect a lot of people out on boats. Read the full story by WKBW – TV – Buffalo, NY.

St. Louis River water quality project launched by NRRI, others

A $400,000 grant will help scientists at the University of Wisconsin Madison Extension Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and University of Minnesota Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute conduct high-frequency water monitoring of the St. Louis River Estuary in 2023 and 2024. Read and listen to the full story by Hometown Focus.

Employment discussion shows Huron County wants diverse workplaces

Close to 50 employers and business people took part in a discussion about hiring immigrants at the White Carnation in Holmesville on May 25.

The event was hosted by the Huron County Immigration Partnership along with community groups that included Community Futures Huron, WILL Employment Solutions, and the Goderich, North, and Central Huron Chambers of Commerce.

AMGH officials looking to get new hospital built in Goderich

Goderich could be getting a new hospital in the distant future.

Jimmy Trieu, president and CEO of the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, said hospitals don’t last forever and as he takes a look at the eight hospitals in the Huron-Perth area, they’re all in various stages of decay or in need of repair.

Have you voted yet in the Ontario Health Coalition’s provincewide referendum?

Time is running out to vote in a provincewide referendum against Bill 60, the Ford government’s Your Health Act.

The bill allows private clinics to conduct some publicly-funded surgeries, procedures, and diagnostic tests.

The Ford government argues it will shorten wait times, but the Ontario Health Coalition fears it will shift funding and staff away from hospitals and lead to the privatization of healthcare.

Arguing the government has no mandate to privatize healthcare, the coalition launched the provincewide referendum.

Wingham ED to temporarily close over weekend

The Wingham Hospital Emergency Department will be temporarily closing over the coming weekend.

A release from the Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance states that the ED in Wingham will be closing at 5 p.m. on May 27, and will re-open at 7 a.m. on May 28. The LWHA says the closure is “a last resort due to staffing shortages” and they deeply regret taking this action.

Ambulances will bypass the hospitals and travel to the nearest open ER. The closest emergency departments to Wingham include:

-Listowel -Clinton -Goderich -Palmerston -Seaforth -Kincardine -Walkerton

Blood donation event in Mount Forest as Canadian Blood Services calls for more donors

Canadian Blood Services are calling on more new donors as supplies continue to be strained following the pandemic.

A donation event will be held in Mount Forest on Tuesday, June 6 at the Mount Forest and District Recreation Complex from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Canadian Blood Services says in a release that “the impact of the pandemic has made the need to acquire new donors even more important to ensuring patients’ needs will continue to be met.”

Bruce Peninsula under “high risk” of forest fires

Grey Bruce Public Health is warning that the entire Bruce Peninsula is currently considered at “high risk” for forest fires.

The GBPH shared on its Twitter page that according to the Ontario Forest Fire Info Map, the Bruce Peninsula has a high danger rating and could experience forest fires due to extremely dry conditions and hot weather.

Wingham hospital foundation receives large bequest

A local couple has left a large bequest to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation.

The foundation is welcoming a $273,000 gift from the Estate of Ian and Peggy Moreland.

Peggy passed away in 2011, followed by Ian in 2012. The foundation said their gift will help put up to date medical technology in the hands of skilled local caregivers and improve the hospital facility.

UPDATE: Perth OPP Officer, bus driver killed in crash near Woodstock

An investigation is underway into a crash that claimed the life of an OPP officer and a school bus driver northwest of Woodstock.

Emergency crews were called to the two-vehicle collision on Highway 59 at Oxford Road 33 in East Zorra-Tavistock Township around 7 a.m. on Monday.

Oxford OPP said Monday afternoon that an unmarked cruiser and a school bus collided in the intersection, leaving both drivers dead as a result of their injuries. No students or passengers were in either vehicle.

Wescast announces intention to close foundry operations in Wingham

According to Unifor, Wescast Industries has announced its intention to close its foundry operations in Wingham.

The Wescast Industries foundry, which has been a cornerstone of Wingham since 1902, primarily manufactures exhaust manifolds for major automakers such as Ford, General Motors, and Volvo.

Unifor has expressed its dismay at the decision, emphasizing the dire consequences for the dedicated workforce and the longstanding support from the community.

Owen Sound Police: Keep an eye out for distraction thefts

Owen Sound Police are warning the public of distraction thefts after a woman had her wallet stolen on Saturday.

The woman told police she had just entered her vehicle in an east side parking lot when an unknown woman got her attention by knocking on the window. The suspect told the victim that there was something wrong with her rear tire and produced a tack in her hand. While the victim was distracted a second female suspect entered the car and stole the victim’s wallet.

Police concerned about Saugeen Shores man’s wellbeing

The Saugeen Shores Police Service (SSPS) is asking the public for help finding a 36-year-old man in order to verify his wellbeing.

Police identify the man as “Adam,” and describe him as approximately 5’7″ with a thin build, brown hair, and green eyes. An image of the missing person was provided via Twitter.

Adam is reportedly known to frequent Grey-Bruce County, Kitchener, Waterloo, and Woodstock.

If anyone has information on the man’s whereabouts, please contact SSPS at 519-832-2500.

Bruce County residents can drop off hazardous waste this weekend

Bruce County residents can take advantage of an event in Kincardine on Saturday, May 27 to drop off hazardous waste.

One of the county’s 2023 Household Hazardous Waste Days is taking place at the Kincardine Public Works Yard.

People can drop off appropriate waste items at 140 Valentine Ave. between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Residents are asked to remain in their vehicle with windows closed and waste materials placed in their open trunk for unloading.

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.

Moffatt, Anne Frazer - Cottage 102

Anne Frazer Moffatt | May 21, 1931 - March 2, 2023

Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, Anne Moffatt (nee McKillop) left this life on March 2, to join her husband, Don, whom she had dearly missed for the past 5 years. She was the beloved mother of her 3 daughters, Sue (Rob Brison), Barb (Doug Dunlop) and Nancy; grandmother of Meg (Scott Symes) and Mike; and great-grandmother of Jack and Evan (Symes). She was pre-deceased by her older brother, John McKillop.

PUGH, Marjorie "Marny" L. - Cottage 81

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Important Dates

Garbage Pickup - Tue May 30 12:00
Blue Box Pickup - Thu Jun 1 12:00
Hazardous Waste Day - Sat Jun 10 12:00
Father's Day - Sun Jun 18 12:00
Canada Day - Sat Jul 1 12:00

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

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