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Larry Miller announces retirement from politics - Bruce Grey Owen Sound Conservative MP Larry Miller has announced he’s retiring... - Jan 18
Plummeting temperatures prompt Cold Weather Alert - Ahead of what is expected to be a bitter cold weekend, the Middlesex London... - Jan 18
Huron County still interested in Goderich property - Huron County councillors continue to look at the concept of consolidation as... - Jan 18
CAA has timely advice for your car and the cold - With temperatures expected to dip down to -15 C Saturday night and -20 C Sunday... - Jan 18
More than half of food produced in Canada is wasted - A year-long research project undertaken by Second Harvest and Value Chain... - Jan 18
Visitors pump millions into Bruce County - Bruce County officials now have a way to collect and analyze tourism... - Jan 18
Huron-Bruce riding not under municipal review - With the announcement this week that the provincial government is conducting... - Jan 18

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U.S. Supreme Court may decide public’s access to Great Lakes’ shorelines - The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear a dispute over Great Lakes... - Jan 18
OPINION: Let’s not let property owners kill Great Lakes beach-walking tradition - Beach-walking is a long-held tradition for the Great Lakes that has been... - Jan 18
Great Lakes Cruising Club encourages exploration - The Great Lakes Cruising Club was formed in 1934 as a network to share... - Jan 18
COMMENTARY: State must stand strong on PFAS water standards - The New York Department of Health should adopt proposed drinking water... - Jan 18

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Weekly Hack: better, cheaper baseboard heat - Baseboard heating not living up to its name? Pretty much anything that builds... - Jan 18

Bruce Beach News

"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

CTV is doing a W5 event hosted by Lloyd Robertson on the DGR

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

W5 DGR townhall

I just want to make sure that everyone knows about this extremely important upcoming event.

On the evening of Friday March 10 at the Legion Hall in Kincardine CTV is doing a W5 event hosted by Lloyd Robertson on the DGR. 

It is of great importance that we get a crowd out to this as OPG will have organized a high profile group to speak and we need to be there to ask questions at the mic and demonstrate numbers. 

Lake Huron e-news - March 2017

Matt at Environmental Defence Gala 4

Wow, do we have a lot to share in this month’s newsletter! The Coastal Centre has been very busy collaborating with environmental groups along our shoreline to protect your lake.

I had the opportunity to attend the Environmental Defense Gala in Toronto. We have had a planning workshop with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, met with Conservation Authorities, Healthy Lake Huron and the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association. We have made presentations to several of your municipal councils, have met with Pine River Watershed Initiative Network and the International Joint Commission.  We are doing all this in an effort to link all environmental groups along our shore to create a cohesive effort to protect and improve the health of Lake Huron.  

MCFARLANE, Patricia Jean - Cottage 148 Gordon St.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Peacefully at home, surrounded by family, in her 90th year, on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Patricia (Henderson), loving wife of the late Robert Malcolm McFarlane MD (2006). Daughter of the late Myra and the late William Henderson. She leaves her three adoring daughters, Janie (Cope Smith), Wendy, and Laurie (Brian Hughes), her very special grandchildren, Kristin (John Zazzarino), Rob, Charles, and Tommy, and cherished great- grandchildren, James and Olivia. Fondly remembered by her sister Barbara (Keith MacDonald), and many nieces and nephews.

Deep Geologic Repository Project — Ministerial Request for Additional Information

February 18, 2016 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, today requested additional information and further studies on the environmental assessment for the proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste in Kincardine, Ontario.

Paisley Choir Christmas Concert 2015

Hello

Liz and I wanted to let you know the details of our upcoming Paisley Concert Choir Christmas concerts.

It is a great program with a variety of music. Details are listed below in our press release. Please note there is a Saturday matinee concert in Owen Sound, which might be of interest to those that prefer not to drive at night.

If you are interested and able to attend, we have tickets available and can get them to you. We can also reserve tickets for you at the door.

Hope to see you there.

Jim Pennington and Liz Martin

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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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Blue Box Pickup - Thu Jan 31 (All day)
Family Day - Mon Feb 18 (All day)
International Women's Day - Fri Mar 8 (All day)
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