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Supply shortages prompt government to pump the brakes on pot shops - The Ontario government has decided to slow down the process that would have... - Dec 13
International bomb threat string affects local communities - Perth East CAO Glenn Schwindinger confirms the Perth East Recreational Complex... - Dec 13
NPX and Bruce Power sign MOU - Bruce Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nuclear Promise X to... - Dec 13
Opioid overdoses claim over 9,000 Canadian lives in less than three years - The opioid epidemic in Canada is continuing to devastate communities and... - Dec 12
Nuclear Promise X Open House in Kincardine - An open house Thursday will celebrate a new Kincardine start-up company’s... - Dec 12

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Trump administration revises Obama-era water protection rules - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced a plan to scale... - Dec 12
Plan in motion to remove last of mercury pollution from St. Clair River - Engineering design work will soon get underway for cleanup of what are believed... - Dec 12
Communities sue over Michigan’s tough lead rules for water, say it’s too costly - Local governments and utilities sued the state of Michigan Tuesday over its... - Dec 12
Snyder sends letter to Illinois to help pay to block Asian carp from Great Lakes - Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder sent a letter to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner... - Dec 12
PFAS meeting focuses on deer advisory, foam concerns - In Michigan, a Dec. 4 meeting in Oscoda Township highlighted new details about... - Dec 12

Bruce Beach News

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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DUNLOP, Marilyn Elizabeth (née BELL) - Cottage 81

Friday, March 24, 2017

With deep sorrow we notify those who knew and loved her of the passing of Marilyn Dunlop on March 24, 2017 at 88 years of age. Her kindness, wise guidance and gracious spirit will be greatly missed by her daughter Stephanie Clark and her husband Doug, her son Doug and his wife Barb Moffatt, as well as all in her extended family and her many friends. Marilyn was born on May 5 1928 in Detroit, MI to Florence and James Bell, but she grew up in London, ON.

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation Announcement - June 2016

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The Coastal Centre has grown since its incorporation as a non-profit in 1998.  The Coastal Centre has gone from managing a few grant projects a year with one full-time contractual Coastal Resource Manager to managing twenty-three projects in 2014-15 and a growing number of full-time and part-time staff members.

The hiring of an Executive Director has been a goal of the Board of Directors since 2005, and the current Board embarked upon a recruitment plan in the fall of 2015.  We received an overwhelming response to the job opening and feel fortunate to have had such a strong pool of applicants.

The Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Matt Meade has been selected to fill the position of Executive Director and will officially join our team on June 8, 2016.  Matt has a Honours BA Geography, Post Graduate GIS, and a Masters in Forestry from University of Toronto.  Matt lives in Port Elgin with his wife and  two young children.

Toronto Star Newspaper Delivery to Cottage

Out of curiosity the other day I Googled the Toronto Star, Home Delivery and completed a request to have the Star delivered to the cottage.

Surprise of surprises! The next morning the Star was at the end of our laneway.

And to add to the delight, the price for one month,on an introductory offer  for 6 months is $17.81 per month and you are able to cancel at any time.

Now, why am I promoting this?  Strictly because of a selfish motive. I am concerned that if not enough people subscribe that we may loose this home delivery.

Bruce Beach Clubhouse Bookings

Hello fellow cottagers! Sunny, warm weather reminds us that Bruce Beach time is approaching, summer really is just around the corner. The Bruce Beach Clubhouse was a busy place last summer and this year looks like it will be the same. The clubhouse has already been booked for July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th and July 31st.

If you are interested in reserving the clubhouse for a cottagers' meeting, event, family gathering or wedding, please let me know as soon as possible and I will send you the appropriate forms.

Official Plan Open House

From: Sonya Watson <swatson@huronkinloss.com>
Date: February 25, 2016 at 11:14:51 AM EST
Subject: Official Plan Open House March 28th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ripley Huron Community Centre
 

Hi all, Trusting you can pass this Notice on to your members. All reports are available at the link below for information purposes.  At this point the consultant has conducted a detailed review of the Urban Settlement Area boundaries and analysed population and growth projections. There are no proposed expansions or reductions to the Lakeshore Urban Settlement Area as a result of this review.  The policy review is the next Phase.

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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 Dec 18 (All day)
Blue Box Pickup - Thu Dec 20 (All day)
Christmas Day - Tue Dec 25 (All day)
New Years Day - Tue Jan 1 (All day)
Family Day - Mon Feb 18 (All day)

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