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Attack Hunger Campaign adjusting for COVID-19

The Owen Sound Attack are adapting their annual Attack Hunger Campaign to the new reality of COVID-19.

The annual food drive event usually takes place the first Saturday home game every December, but with hockey on hold, the team is adjusting. Instead of a one-night event, the campaign will run for a full week, from November 30th to December 4th.  This year the campaign will have three main drop-off locations, which are the IG Wealth Management office on the east side, the Attack office downtown and Foodland on the west side. This is the Attack Hunger Campaign’s 7th year.

Goderich Mayor urges for calm following positive COVID-19 test at local school

The Mayor of Goderich is urging calm following confirmation of a positive case of COVID-19 at Goderich District Collegiate Institute.

In a release, John Grace says he and Senior Management staff are in constant communication with community partners at G-D-C-I, as well as Huron-Perth Public Health.

Grace says “This is a wake up call and a reminder that we are still vulnerable to this pandemic”.

County council discuss concerns over cannabis operations

Concerns over cannabis growing operations created some discussion at Huron County council this week.

There have been concerns about odour, in particular, in several areas in the county, but Warden Jim Ginn says it’s something that’s been discussed at the Western Wardens Caucus meetings as well. He says the legislation still hasn’t caught up with what’s happening in the industry and the general feeling is there’s still a lot of illegal cannabis production.

County Warden looks likely to hold position

Wellington County Warden Kelly Linton looks poised to remain in the chairperson position for two more years.

He was the only member of Wellington County council on Thursday to declare as a candidate for Warden, a position Linton has held since 2018.

Though Linton is the only declared candidate for warden, the floor will be open for nominations at a meeting on December 11th, which will be held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Motel from Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek” up for sale

A hotel property near Orangeville featured in a popular CBC sitcom is now for sale.

The Hockley Motel in Mono, a location called “The Rosebud Motel” on the show “Schitt’s Creek”, has hit the market with a $2-million dollar price tag.

Colliers Hotels says prospective buyers can submit offers under December 14th.

You can find a link for the listing below:

County votes against supporting letter with COVID-19 restriction concerns

Huron County council voted against supporting a letter from an Exeter business person concerned about Huron and Perth counties moving into the orange zone in the Province’s new colour-coded COVID-19 pandemic framework.

The letter was presented to council by South Huron Mayor, George Finch, who explained the person was concerned about the restrictions being imposed on businesses in South Huron and Huron County as a result of outbreaks at a retirement home in Stratford and a cluster in Perth East.

Finch explained the concern is about each county being a different colour.

UPDATE: COVID-19 confirmed at several Huron Perth schools

Huron-Perth Public Health reports cases of COVID-19 in several local schools.

Public health Officer Dr. Miriam Klassen said an outbreak has been declared at Northside Christian School near Listowel because one staff member listed tested positive.

“Due to the nature of this school, one cohort could not be identified, therefore the school has been closed until December 1. Huron Perth Public health will determine when the outbreak is over and the school can be reopened,” she explained.

Upper Grand School Students expected to shift to remote learning on snow days

The Upper Grand District School Board has made changes to bus cancellation and inclement weather days policies due to COVID-19 protocols.

When buses are cancelled in the Pink Division 3 zone covering North Wellington elementary schools will be closed to students. All students in those schools will pivot to remote learning for the day and will be supported by their teacher. Before and/or After School Programs will be cancelled at Division 3 and 4 elementary schools on bus cancellation days.

Provincial budget bill concerns Grand River Conservation

The Grand River Conservation Authority has expressed deep concern about some proposed provincial changes that could ultimately impact the health and wellness of the Grand River watershed and its residents.

The GRCA board met this week to review the province’s proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and the Planning Act in the government’s recent budget bill.