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Striking Workers In Goderich To Host “Community Appreciation Day”

Striking workers at the Sifto Salt Mine in Goderich are hosting a community appreciation day this Thursday.

National Unifor Representative, Glenn Sonier, says the community has shown tremendous support for the union and its members so they wanted to show their appreciation. Sonier says the event will be held at the Goderich Lion’s Harbour Park between 12 & 3 on Thursday, the 28th, noting “we’ve had such a good relationship and such good support from the community we’ve been trying to help back”.

UPDATE: Owen Sound Man Reported Missing

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 55-year-old man from Owen Sound.

The Owen Sound Police Service originally said Terry Schope was last seen Monday morning at the hospital in Owen Sound.

Investigators have now determined that he was last seen Tuesday at his home.

Police are hoping to locate Schope to check on his wellbeing.

Schope is described as a Caucasian male, 5’8” tall, 150 lbs, with a thin build, blue eyes and brown/grey receding hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue and white t-shirt and a baseball cap.

7ACRES Job Fair Saturday In Port Elgin

The official legalization of recreational marijuana this fall has triggered action by one of Bruce County’s licensed growers.

Tiverton-based 7ACRES plans to hire up to 400 employees for its greenhouse operation by this time next year.

The company is hosting three job fairs – the first one is Saturday, June 23 at the Port Elgin Rotary Hall from 10am to 2pm.

Company job fairs are also being held on Saturday, July 7 at the Hanover Columbus Centre and Saturday, July 28 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. They also run from 10am to 2pm each day.

$45K Given To Business Startups In Bruce County

Nine businesses in Bruce County are receiving provincial grants.

The Starter Company Plus program helps business owners and entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting, expanding, or moving their business to the area.

Each $5,000 grant must be used for the purchase of goods or services identified in their business plans.

Warden Paul Eagleson says this demonstrates the strong entrepreneurial spirit and willingness for business owners to explore new opportunities in Bruce County.

Huron County Torch Run A Huge Success

The 2018 Huron County Law Enforcement Torch Run will go down in the books as one of the best ever.

Dozens of Special Olympians, police officers, family members, friends, and community supporters from across the County took part in the Torch Run on Tuesday, June 12.

A one-day total of $6,242 was raised for Special Olympics Ontario.

With the previous donation from the Easter weekend ‘Road Toll’ in Exeter, the total donations from Huron County this year now sit at $7,403.

Beach Parking No Longer Acceptable In Many Areas

The Coastal Stewardship Coordinator for the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation says it wasn’t that long ago that it was quite common to see vehicles parked side by side on the beach as close to water as they could get.

Hannah Cann says that’s no longer the case on most Huron County beaches, but it can still be seen on some beaches up and down the shoreline.

Cann says one of the most serious problems created by vehicles on the beach is compaction of the sand.

Jim Ginn Seeks Another Term In Central Huron

Huron County’s current Warden confirms he will run in the 2018 municipal election.

Jim Ginn is seeking his third term as mayor of Central Huron.

Ginn won the 2010 election by 547 votes over Bert Dykstra, before being acclaimed to the position in 2014.

Ginn says he is more optimistic now about economic development in Central Huron than he ever has been before.

He noted the number of wineries and breweries that have opened up, including Cowbell Brewery in Blyth, is something he feels has been a major positive step for the area over his last four years as mayor.

Panovski Has Trouble Remembering Dates and Events

The Crown wrapped its cross-examination of Boris Panovski at his trial in Goderich Thursday afternoon.

Panovski is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Don Frigo, and attempted murder in the wounding of Frigo’s wife Eva at the Hullett Wildlife Area in September of 2014.

During Thursday’s cross-examination, Panovski admitted that in the time since the shooting he suffered a head injury and has a bad memory. And a video of his interview with police on September 22, 2014, illustrated some inconsistencies in his testimony.

Owen Sound Police Searching For Missing Man

The Owen Sound Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 55-year-old male from Owen Sound.

Terry Schope was last seen Monday morning, at the hospital in Owen Sound.

Police are wishing to locate Mr. Schope to check on his wellbeing.

Terry Schope is described as a 55-year-old Caucasian male, 5’8” tall, 150 lbs, thin build, blue eyes with brown/grey receding hair.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue and white t-shirt and a ball cap. Schope has no means of transportation but is known to hitch-hike and walk long distances.

New Samsonsite Headquarters Opens In Stratford

A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially marks the opening of the new Samsonite Canada expanded Canadian Head Office in Stratford

The new 140,000-sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility features a warehouse, offices, showroom and Company Outlet store. The new facility is on a 10.4-acre site behind Festival Marketplace Mall on C.H. Meier Boulevard.

Samsonite first opened in Stratford in 1956 and recently celebrated 60 years in Canada. The company produces luggage, business cases, casual bags, and accessories.

New Family Doctor Will Set Up Practice In Kincardine

The Doctor Recruitment Committee has secured a new Family Physician for Kincardine.

Town Council has approved an agreement with Dr. Catherine Ciszkowski to take up her medical practice in the Municipality of Kincardine, starting next January.

Ciszkowski looks forward to moving to the Kincardine area with her husband. They both enjoy spending time enjoying the wealth of natural resources that the area has to offer.