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Clusters of power outages - The thunderstorm rolling through the region Saturday night has caused scattered... - Jul 20
Severe thunderstorms threaten region - Amid a heat warning for much of Southern Ontario, Environment Canada issued a... - Jul 20
Provincial funding for Huron-Bruce road improvements - The Province is investing more than $2.3 million in several road improvement... - Jul 20
UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning ends - Environment Canada has ended a severe thunderstorm warning for London and... - Jul 19

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People's Party unveils close to full slate of candidates in Southwestern On - As his Tory breakaway party gears up for the fall federal election, Maxime... - Jul 19
Potential record-setting heat to hit London Friday, through weekend - The London area is in for a days-long stretch of scorching temperatures,... - Jul 19

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Great Lakes states meet to discuss cost of fish-repelling sound speakers - Officials from six U.S. states and two Canadian provinces are meeting in... - Jul 18
Navy ship to be commissioned at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in ‘once-in-a-lifet - For the first time, a U.S. Navy vessel will be commissioned in the largely... - Jul 18
EPA pushed for tighter, more enforceable PolyMet water permit for copper-nickel - A newly released Environmental Protection Agency memo shows the federal agency... - Jul 18
Lawmakers pass new budget with clean water money for Lake Erie - Lawmakers have reached a deal on Ohio’s new two year budget, including $172... - Jul 18
Farmers get more help to protect water quality in Lake Erie - After an American agency predicted a bad summer for algal blooms in Lake Erie,... - Jul 18
Save the River seeks intermittent shipping closures for shoreline relief - Environmental advocacy group Save the River has called for intermittent... - Jul 18

Bruce Beach News

MILNE, Jean Cairns (née Aitken) - 77 Cameron Lane

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Jean Cairns Milne (née Aitken) of Kincardine, passed away at the Southampton Care Centre, on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Alexander “Sandy” Milne (1986).

Cherished mother of Cathy Milne of Kincardine and David Milne (Gloria Jean Nagy) of Ottawa.

Loving grandmother of Melanie and Margaret.

ALEXANDER, Ann Webster - Cottage 128

Monday, October 22, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ann on October 22, 2018 at 87 years of age. Predeceased by her beloved husband William (1959). Cherished mother of Jeanne & Brian Stocks, John & Karen, and Tim (2016) & Sandi. Adored “Gram” of Kristi Fortin, Brad & Brittany Stocks, Lauren & Ken Alexander, Kerri & Dwayne Lachance, Jarrett Alexander, William Alexander, and BethAnn Alexander. Special “G-Gram” of Liam, Ella, Kennedy, Carswell, Cohen, and Evie. 

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.

Update on Deep Geologic Repository Project (DGR)

May 29, 2017 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is making available the additional information received on May 26, 2017 from Ontario Power Generation (OPG). The Agency had requested the information following the submission from Ontario Power Generation received on December 28, 2016. The Agency is currently reviewing the most recent information from OPG to determine whether it is complete.  As part of the next steps, the Agency will prepare a Draft Report on the additional information and the potential environmental assessment conditions, which will be required if the project proceeds.

OPG Response to CEAA

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has advised the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) that it will provide a response by May 26, to additional information requests regarding its proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for low-level and intermediate-level nuclear waste at the Bruce Nuclear site in the Municipality of Kincardine.

Deep Geologic Repository Project - Notice to Interested Parties

Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste

Interested Parties

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has requested additional information from Ontario Power Generation following its technical review of the Response to the request by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The technical review included a comment period to receive the views of the public, Indigenous groups, and expert federal departments and ran from January 18 to March 6, 2017.

Town divided over plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron

KINCARDINE, ONT. - A moment of reckoning has come for Canada’s nuclear industry and millions of people who rely on the power source to keep their lights on.

For over 40 years, nuclear reactors in three provinces have pulsed with energy created by powerful fission reactions and it’s created a complex problem: what do you do with radioactive waste that stays lethal for 100,000 years?

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is the company responsible for managing waste produced by Ontario’s three nuclear plants – Darlington, Pickering and Bruce.

They say the answer lies in the sleepy community of Kincardine, Ont., where the world’s largest operating nuclear plant, Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, is located.

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New Hydro poles/damage to property

You will recall that last fall Jody Larson sent us emails regarding Hydro One's power outages as they transferred service from the old poles to the new poles that they were installing.  As a result of the installation of the new pole on our property, numerous broken plastic shards were left.  My vehicle picked up a nail resulting in my having to replace the tire.  In my complaint to Hydro One, I was advised that if I wished to make a claim I could complete the online Customer Claim form with Quelmec Insurance Adjustors, which I did.  This past week while at the cottage I found 2 more nails

"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

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. 

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:

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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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Baseball - Sun Jul 21 9:00
Church - Sun Jul 21 4:00
Jr Baseball (5-12) - Mon Jul 22 9:30
Garbage Pickup - Tue Jul 23 (All day)
Baseball - Wed Jul 24 7:00

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