Syndicated Local News

Blackburn News's picture
Blackburn News

Baby foods recalled due to potential dangerous bacteria - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall for a number of ... - Feb 16
Bruce Power supports childhood cancer victims - Bruce Power has committed $300,000. over the next five years to the Pediatric... - Feb 15
More Coastal Watchers needed - The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is looking for volunteers to... - Feb 15
Blowing snow and squalls continue Wednesday - It’s another difficult day to travel very far in our area.   It’s because of... - Feb 13
Monitoring threats along Lake Huron - The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is into its third year of a... - Feb 13

Great Lakes Commission's picture
Great Lakes Commission

The historical pollution of the Huron-to-Erie corridor: The ‘60s - The International Joint Commission is about to conduct a centennial update of... - Feb 15
DNR considering We energies proposal to increase mercury limits released into La - Utility company We Energies wants to increase the amount of mercury it can... - Feb 15
Will tench be the next Great Lakes invasive species problem? - Tinca tinca, also known as tench, are fish native in Europe and Asia. Until... - Feb 15
EPA’s new PFAS plan promises drinking water limits but lacks detail - The new federal plan for addressing PFAS contamination signals significant... - Feb 15
The Great Lakes State is getting saltier – it matters when it comes to your drin - Studies show Michigan’s lakes, streams and wells are getting saltier.... - Feb 15
Huge water project for Foxconn continues - Despite ongoing changes to Foxconn’s plans for its Mount Pleasant operation... - Feb 15
Final decision on proposed Lake Erie wind project could come this month - Final approval could come soon for Icebreaker, a six-turbine wind installation... - Feb 12

Bruce Beach News

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.

Watch the entire W5 Episode and read the full story

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation Announcement - June 2016

DSC_0616.jpeg

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.

No questions have been created.

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.

No polls have been created.

Important Dates

Family Day - Mon Feb 18 (All day)
Garbage Pickup - Tue Feb 19 (All day)
Blue Box Pickup - Thu Feb 28 (All day)
International Women's Day - Fri Mar 8 (All day)
Daylight Savings Time Starts - Sun Mar 10 1:00

CHS Logo

Water Levels - Lake Huron at Goderich from CHS

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

Follow Us

@BruceBeach