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Ontario overhauls electricity system - The provincial Progressive Conservative government says reforming the... - Mar 21
7ACRES expands its Bruce County facility - 7ACRES in the Municipality of Kincardine made a large expansion official... - Mar 21
OPP crack down on distracted drivers over March Break - The Ontario Provincial Police laid more than 1,500 distracted driving charges... - Mar 20

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Soo Locks refilled with 73M gallons of water, Coast Guard cutters sent to break - After being shut down for its annual winter maintenance since late January,... - Mar 21
Frozen Lake Michigan thaws into otherworldly blue ice shards - Rising temperatures have caused a thawing of Lake Michigan that has produced... - Mar 21
Huge swathe of pristine Huron island protected - A national conservation group is looking to add more protection to a unique,... - Mar 21
Lake Huron property owners not happy about erosion - A Sarnia, Ontario resident is at odds with the city over the cause of a failed... - Mar 21
Fewer people are catching Canadian fish - A prominent Ottawa biologist wants more residents to pick up a fishing rod and... - Mar 20
Lake Huron speaker series in Southampton - A Speaker Series examining the Lake Huron coastal environment is set to take... - Mar 20
UW-Madison professor: Great Lakes tsunamis found to spur rip currents - The Wisconsin scientist who first discovered mini tsunamis on the Great Lakes... - Mar 20
Sauble Beach could have inflatable water park in Lake Huron - A proposal for “Waves at Sauble,” an inflatable water park that would be... - Mar 20

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Never drill a crooked hole again with our expert tips - Just drilling into stuff is pretty simple. Put the right-sized bit of the right... - Mar 20

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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. 

SPEARS, Mary - Cottage 46

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mary Spears Mary died at Briton House on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Born in Wingham in 1913, she graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1936, when she and her brother George took over the family store after the sudden death of their father. She was married to Borden Spears from 1944 until his death in 1983. They had four children: George (Kasia Seydegart), Laura Mullin (Allan), John (Elisabeth Marsden) and Tom (Deborah).

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:

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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