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Following a closed meeting Monday evening, the following committee appointments were announced:
Accessibility Advisory CommitteeJosh Easton Miranda Graham Bruce Edwards Scott McPherson Sharon Woods Craig Roumey
Kincardine BIASadie Al Justine McManus Erin Nichol Darrel Perry Alana Rozon Tonya Schmalz Stacey Nixon Vacancy
Kincardine Police Services BoardAlexander Donald
Heritage KincardineJaris Edwards Cathy Ellis Mary Lehman Sylvia Leigh Jennifer Lewis Andy Shipston Vacancy
London and Sarnia are among the cities where the Ontario government plans to offer expanded mental health services for youth.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health announced that eight communities will receive a new Youth Wellness Hub. These centres, funded by the Addictions Recovery Fund, help young people aged 12 to 25 access mental health support, primary care, social services, and more.
Local police are once again trumpeting the dangers of online “sextortion” scams following another recent example in Perth County.
Perth County OPP are investigating a recent case in which a 15-year-old from West Perth was victimized by a stranger met on a popular social media app. Investigators say the youth shared intimate photos with the suspect, who then began threatening the youth with exposure of the images to friends and family if more photos were not sent. The victim ended up sending the suspect $150 in the hopes the “sextortion” would end.
Unifor has warned Wednesday’s quarter-point interest rate hike from the Bank of Canada unfairly puts worker’s jobs in jeopardy while ignoring the actual cause of price increases.
The Bank of Canada hiked its key overnight lending rate for the eighth straight time, up a quarter point to 4.5 per cent.
Although the Bank said previous hikes have been slowing inflation by hitting consumer demand, the Bank pointed to continued high inflation to justify the increase.
A warmer than usual winter is having an adverse effect on the Great Lakes. Without colder temperatures, the region can expect more lake effect snow, a result of cold air passing over the unfrozen and relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes. Because the water is warmer, fish migration and the quantity of fish in our water could change and low water levels could also force ships to carry a lighter load to avoid being grounded. Read the full story by CTV News.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) recently released a report on their work across the Great Lakes in New York, and their watersheds. The most recent report highlights work done on the Genesee River to help reduce phosphorus pollution caused by runoff and other sources, among other projects. Read the full story by WROC-TV – Rochester, NY.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will study whether to toughen regulation of large livestock farms that release manure and other pollutants into waterways. Runoff of waste and fertilizers from the operations — and from croplands where manure is spread — fouls streams, rivers and lakes. It’s a leading cause of algae blooms that create hazards in many waterways and dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Erie. Read the full story by WTVS-TV – Detroit, MI.
After a Christmas thaw, 20 million gallons of untreated sewage was dumped into the Black and St. Lawrence Rivers. The practice may be legal, but it’s not popular. Read the full story by WWNY- TV – Carthage, NY.
Local and federal officials are cautiously optimistic construction will be underway this spring for a water pipeline to serve the Oneida Nation of the Thames in southwestern Ontario. The pipeline, still in the design phase, is expected to be 18 kilometers long and connect the First Nation community with clean drinking water through the Lake Huron Water Supply System. Read the full story by Global News.
Lake Huron typically sees a long-term, historical average of 28% ice coverage in mid-January; so far this winter, the coverage has been around 8%. Lake Huron’s ice coverage is usually at its highest in late February or early March. Read the full story by The Times Herald.
The hard truth about the health risks of vaping could be enough to get young people to put down the e-cigarette.
Researchers at Western University showed undergraduate students from 23 universities across six provinces an eight-minute video detailing the potential consequences of the habit. What they found over the course of the 45-day study was that the educational short film was enough to make regular users want to cut back or stop vaping altogether.
A plan by the Great Lakes Commission spells out how the region can prepare for climate change, though progress may be hindered by differing state-by-state approaches to the shared threat. Read the full story by the Lansing City Pulse.
Though only 0.07% of the 9,900 square miles of Lake Erie was frozen by late January, having open water is just one variable that helps produce lake-effect snow. Read the full story by the Buffalo News.
On Monday, January 30, Indiana residents and concerned Audubon members from across the state will gather for Audubon Great Lakes Advocacy Day at the Indiana Statehouse to meet with elected officials to advocate for protections for birds, wildlife, and natural resources. Read the full story by WBIW – Bloomington, IN.
The 11th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival is happening at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan. The theme for the festival was Great Lakes, Great Films with many of the films showing the harm and pollution affecting the Great Lakes. Read the full story by WBKB – TV- Alpena, MI.
Double-crested cormorants are continuing to draw attention from wildlife researchers amid strong disagreements about whether the birds are harming fish populations, reducing recreational and commercial fishing opportunities, and damaging natural habitats in the Great Lakes region. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
The five national parks along the Lake Superior shoreline will completely decarbonize buildings and vehicles within four years, a challenging goal meant to match the urgent need for climate action. Read the full story by MLive.
The annual two-day Lake Superior Ice Festival, which took place on Barker’s Island, Wisconsin wrapped up Saturday, January 28, still drawing in folks regardless of the cold temperatures. Read the full story by WDIO – TV-Duluth, MN.
There will be a 10 percent increase in Chinook salmon stocking in Lake Ontario this year, the state New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced along with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Read the full story by the Orleans Hub.
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Just a short note to bring your attention to a concern I have with the current state of the Bruce Beach Municipal Drain project. My concern is with the quality of the water that is going into the Lake and I've included some photos.
Candidate: Mitch TWOLAN *
Office: Mayor Votes: 1846
Candidate: Brian MACEACHERN
Office: Mayor Votes: 922
Candidate: Don MURRAY *
Office: Deputy-Mayor Votes: 1680
Candidate: Perry ELLIOTT
Office: Deputy-Mayor Votes: 1018
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.
I sent the following email out to find out the positions of the Huron-kinloss 2018 candidates:
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.
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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.
Elizabeth Jane Bondy, RN BScN, pictured on her 88th birthday in September 2020, died suddenly at home on November 25 in Goderich, ON. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Dr. Donald Bondy, daughters Anne and Susan, son-in-law Jim De Ferrari, and grandchildren Jack De Ferrari and Samantha Lowe
Mary Elizabeth Kaine (nee Post) died Sunday, February 17 at her home in Weymouth, Massachusetts after a brief illness.
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.
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.
DUNKLEY, Rev. George A. C. - (Mus.Bac., M.Mus., A.R.C.T., F.T.C.L.) - Of Mississauga, Ontario, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord in the early morning of Saturday 10 November 2018, after a difficult struggle with pancreatic cancer, which, even in the last few months of his life, did not diminish his zeal for helping others in their times of need.
Peacefully at Huron Residential Hospice on Monday November 12, 2018. William M. Cameron of Goderich in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Grace (Stewart) Cameron. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and their families. A graveside service will be held at Durham Road Cemetery in the spring. Donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or St. George's Anglican Church gratefully acknowledged.
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Minutes for the Annual General Meeting
Approved by Executive October 7, 2017
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Location: Bruce Beach Club House
Minutes for the Annual General Meeting - DRAFT
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Location: Bruce Beach Club House
Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Location: Bruce Beach Club House
Actual 2014, Proposed Budget 2015, Forecast Actual 2015
Billy Open Notice 2015
We've prepared 7 Tips for 7 Days to help our community "Be Prepared, Not Scared".
Please see the attached information.
Do you know where to find help in an emergency?
Finding help is easier when you make the right call. Attached is information regarding 211 and how its service can help during an emergency in our community. Get to know more about 211 and the service it provides.
Water levels for Lake Superior, Lake Michigan-Huron and Lake St. Clair are all above their all-time average for this time of year and are above the level of Chart Datum. Full bulletin is attached.
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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.
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.
Water Levels - Lake Huron at Goderich from CHS