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Site near Lake Huron one of two finalists to store Canada’s nuclear waste - Canada has narrowed to two communities its list of potential hosts for a... - Dec 6
Site with possible radioactive contamination collapses into Detroit River - On Nov. 27, the Revere Copper Site on the American side of the Detroit River... - Dec 6
Lawmakers introduce anti “water theft” bills - New bills in the Michigan state House would put Michigan’s water – including... - Dec 6
Great Lakes levels likely to remain near record highs well into 2020 - Despite below-average precipitation and seasonal decline, Great Lakes water... - Dec 6
‘I’m watching it disappear:’ Residents along Lake Erie reckoning with worsening - Residents in southwestern Ontario struggle with the decision to leave homes or... - Dec 6
Enbridge sampling work leaves debris in Straits of Mackinac for months - Accidents during Enbridge Energy’s rock sampling work left mechanical debris on... - Dec 5
Reilich frustrated with managing Lake Ontario outflows - A supervisor from the Town of Greece, New York, is calling for increased... - Dec 5
Ice already forming on Great Lakes, but water temps prime for heavy lake effect - While ice is forming along the shorelines of the Great Lakes, warmer surface... - Dec 5
Erosion happening in your backyard? - Strong winds, big waves, and shifting sand have all contributed to erosion in... - Dec 3

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Bruce County splits Department of Health - Bruce County has appointed a Director of Human Resources and a Director of... - Dec 6
UPDATE: Driver airlifted from Blyth crash scene - A motorist has been airlifted to hospital following a collision in Blyth.... - Dec 5
Mitch Twolan elected as Bruce County warden - Bruce County Council elected Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan as warden for the... - Dec 5

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.

Junior Baseball Volunteers Needed for Last Two Weeks of Summer

Bruce Beachers, 
  
Due to a last minute change of schedules, we need volunteers to lead the Junior Baseball for the last two weeks of the summer - starting TOMORROW!! 

Even if you can only help out for a couple of days during the week that is OK.  We will patch together full weeks with multiple people if required.  .  

Leslie Rays Presentation - Kincardine Pipe Band Trip to Netherlands

“Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

7600 Canadian soldiers who took part in the liberation of the Netherlands  & who lie buried in British Commonwealth cemeteries in that country are testament to this Bible passage.

In May of this year, the KSPB was privileged to visit the Netherlands to take part in the 70th anniversary commemorations of the Liberation of that country and the end of the Second World War.

The Dutch people were wonderful hosts who treated us royally. Before discussing the band trip, I would first like to give some background on the Netherlands and the role of our troops in its liberation.

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Last Sunday Leslie Ray, long time Bruce Beacher and member of both the Churchgrove and the Kincardine Pipe band spoke eloquently of her trip to the Netherlands in May to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands. Leslie used the opportunity to clearly explain the close connection that has existed, undimmed with the passage of time, between Canadians and Dutch. She did it with humour, gravitas and emotion.. I am hoping that Leslie will allow us to circulate the text of her speech to the beach through Ross's distribution.

Sunday's Storm (Aug 2, 2015)

We were very lucky on Sunday to have survived the storm with no persons injured. Or at least none that I'm aware of. Unfortunately there was damage done to some cars and cottages. I think we all need to be more thoughtful for our own safety in the future. After seeing some trees that appeared to have been twisted off the stump and seeing huge trees that had been tossed around like twigs we need to understand the danger of standing by a window watching a severe storm like this.

Found: Bruce Beach Kitten

Bruce Beach Kitten A kitten was brought to baseball this morning, found by a family, perhaps an orphan from the storm, I didn't get the whole story from the mass of kids adoring her. Long story short, I took the kitten home,I couldn't leave it there, and agreed to look after it and try to find it a home. Could you please send a mass email asking if anyone wants a kitten or know anyone missing a kitten? We are here until Friday at noon. If no one claims her or is interested we will take her home to Toronto Humane Society. I presume she is a barn kitty, she is gorgeous, sweet and calm, not at all feral or even nervous, and follows the kids everywhere. We are totally smitten with this kitten but are not keeping her (I repeat), not keeping her.

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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 10 (All day)
Blue Box Pickup - Thu Dec 19 (All day)
Christmas Day - Wed Dec 25 (All day)
New Years Day - Wed Jan 1 (All day)
Family Day - Mon Feb 17 (All day)

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