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As Great Lakes leaders meet, some in Toledo still don’t trust their tap water - Toledo, Ohio leaders want the state and the federal governments to declare... - Oct 20
IJC chair says nature doesn’t allow for perfect lake-level plan - The International Joint Commission’s U.S. co-chair said that Lake Ontario is... - Oct 20

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Raw milk advocate Schmidt found guilty of obstruction - Raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt has been found guilty of obstruction of a... - Oct 20
Bruce Power breaks ground on new office complex and training facility - The early stages of construction can now be seen at Bruce Power’s new office... - Oct 19
Bruce OPP commander calls speeders 'disturbing' - Bruce Peninsula's interim OPP detachment commander said he considers recent... - Oct 17

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11 ways to prevent cottage guests from overstaying their welcome - If you’re like most cottagers, you like having guests. After all, welcoming... - Oct 19
The most predictable activities you’ll probably do this fall - Ah, autumn. The season of clichés. When you think of autumn, the same things... - Oct 19
Courage, cottagers: a farewell to Gord Downie - Like 36 million other Canadians, we woke up today to the sad news of Gord... - Oct 18

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Possible Water Testing, Water Filter Scam In South Bruce Peninsula - The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is warning residents of a possible door-to-... - Oct 19
Saugeen Shores Woman Shares Panel With Al Gore - A Saugeen Shores resident is a senior mentor at Al Gore’s Climate Reality... - Oct 19
The Tragically Hip Frontman Gord Downie Dead At 53 - Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip has released a statement announcing the... - Oct 18

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Billionaire selected to lead Huron - Huron University College has named a billionaire business icon as its first... - Oct 18

Bruce Beach News

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:

OPG Report To Environment Minister Explains Why Bruce Power DGR Is Best

Ontario Power Generation has told the Ministry of Environment there are additional costs and risks if low and medium level nuclear waste has to be shipped from Bruce Power to an alternate storage site. Minister Catherine McKenna wanted OPG to study alternate sites before she rules on the planned Deep Geologic Repository to be built at Bruce Power in Kincardine. The OPG’s Fred Kuntz says the risks are higher at alternate locations since  low and medium level nuclear waste is currently stored at Bruce Power, along with the site’s spent fuel.

Ainsdale Golf Course Sold

Ainsdale Golf Course has been sold to Kincardine native and former U.S. collegiate golfer Taylor Candler (Schmidt) and her husband Charles, a golf pro who is originally from Sanford, Florida.  The Candlers, who currently reside in Wichita, Kansas, with their 4 ½ month old son Wyatt, will take over the 18-hole golf course on Jan.

BBCA AGM Agenda 2017

Below is the agenda for our Annual General Meeting this Saturday at 10 am. I hope many of you are able to attend as we will have the opportunity to question both the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation and the Mayor as to why they feel that the willow trees/bushes should be allowed to continue to flourish along the shoreline preventing many beach activities from happening. I feel a strong showing will help immeasurably in achieving the goal of returning the shoreline to a place for quiet walking as well as other activities.

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

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BBCA Nuclear Survey Results

Dear Association Members,   On behalf of your executive I am pleased to provide the results of the survey that was conducted in April.   I would like to express our thanks to Chris Martyn and the Ipsos Reid team that designed the surveystructure, conducted the outreach and tabulated the results. We are very fortunate to have had their expert assistance.  

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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Important Dates

Garbage Pickup - Tue Oct 24 (All day)
Blue Box Pickup - Thu Oct 26 (All day)
Daylight Savings Time Ends - Sun Nov 5 2:00
Leaf Pickup - Tue Nov 7 (All day)
Remembrance Day / Veterans Day - Sat Nov 11 (All day)

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Water Levels - Lake Huron at Goderich from CHS

Beach Water Quality - latest monitoring data from Grey Bruce Public Health Unit