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Baby food recalled due to presence of insects - Kraft Heinz Canada is recalling their brand of Turkey Stew baby food from store... - Aug 17
Bruce Power Unit 1 continues record production run - Bruce Power’s Unit 1 has marked a full year of generating electricity, just... - Aug 16
Ontario shifts responsibility for Blue Box Program away from municipalities - The Ford government has announced its intentions to standardize blue box... - Aug 15
Ontario consumers confused about Blue Box materials - Ontario’s Blue Box program is under pressure to make changes. Francis Veilleux... - Aug 15
Best shoreline protection options for Huron residents - The coastal stewardship coordinator with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal... - Aug 13
Three men killed in pickup crash north of Brussels Monday - The deadly crash of a pickup truck northeast of Brussels Monday remains under... - Aug 12

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5 things you can be fined for when driving your boat - You are out on your boat when you see another boat approaching. Suddenly the... - Aug 15
How to properly hang a tree swing - Tree swings are funny things. They don’t travel far, but they can carry us way... - Aug 15

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Lake Erie’s dangerous green blob has grown bigger in size than metro Detroit, su - The harmful algal bloom on Lake Erie grew to 620 square miles in size this week... - Aug 14
COMMENTARY: Great Lakes need protection. But shutting Line 5 is foolish. - Michigan faces three possible courses of action to address Line 5: do nothing,... - Aug 14
High Great Lakes water levels cause havoc across Michigan - High water has hit Michigan with devastation and misery. Beaches have... - Aug 13
Asian carp could be a lot worse to the Great Lakes than previously thought, UofM - A new study released by the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research... - Aug 12

Bruce Beach News

MAC GREGOR, Malcolm Herbert - Cottage 103

Friday, April 19, 2019

On Friday, April 19th, 2019, Malcolm Herbert Mac Gregor, loving husband to Eleanor D. Mac Gregor, passed away at nearly 93-years of age. Malcolm was born on April 24, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, as the oldest of three sons born to Herbert Mac Gregor and Mary Horvath. Malcolm served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and then enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1946, where he graduated in 1953 with a BA in mathematics, and an MA and PhD in physics. During those years he met his wife, Eleanor, won her heart by playing Clare de Lune on the piano, and married her in 1943.

ZELLERMEYER, Valerie (née Syms) - Cottage 139

Monday, April 15, 2019

VALERIE ZELLERMEYER (née Syms) It is with great sorrow that the family of Valerie Zellermeyer (née Syms) announces her passing on April 15, 2019 at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Valerie was born in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1944, but grew up near Mount Eden, in Auckland. Following in her big sister June's footsteps, Valerie trained in nursing. Like any good Kiwi, after graduating from nursing school she did extensive travelling through Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe.

EATON, Shirley Anne (née Reid) - Cottage 61

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Mom died peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3 weeks shy of her 87th Birthday. She will be deeply missed by her loving children David (Lindsay), Doug (Emily), Catherine (Peter) and Bruce. Dear grandmother of Sarah, Paige, Andrew, Kirk, Cody, Thomas, Dylan, Isabella, Cameron and step grandmother to Madi. Shirley was predeceased by her husband of 30 years John Eaton aka “Fred”, She was the only child of her predeceased parents, Dr. Roy Reid DDS and Pearl Reid.

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 Aug 25 9:00
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