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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

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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

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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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Garbage Pickup - Tue Jan 22 (All day)
Blue Box Pickup - Thu Jan 31 (All day)
Family Day - Mon Feb 18 (All day)
International Women's Day - Fri Mar 8 (All day)
Daylight Savings Time Starts - Sun Mar 10 1:00

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