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Grey Bruce Labour Council calls for post-secondary funding fix

The President of the Grey Bruce Labour Council is concerned for the future of post secondary institutions including Georgian College in Owen Sound.  Kevin Smith urges the province to step up and fix the crisis in the system, as well as post secondary funding failures.

Smith says residents should be shocked that Laurentian University has entered insolvency proceedings. And Smith warns that could be the future of many of the province’s colleges and universities.

South Bruce hires independent consultant to see if residents are willing to host nuclear repository

The Municipality of South Bruce has hired an independent consultant to assess the community’s willingness to host a deep geologic repository for used nuclear fuel. GHD limited Community Engagement Specialist Katrina McCullough explained the process at last night’s Community Liaison Committee meeting, The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has narrowed down the site selection from 22 communities, to just South Bruce and Ignace, Ontario.

Nuclear Fuel repository borehole testing underway in South Bruce

Borehole drilling, coring and testing is underway in South Bruce as the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) continues to evaluate the geology of two potential siting areas for a deep geological repository for Canada’s used nuclear fuel. The other potential site is in Ignace Ontario.

Go Fund Me campaign for farm worker who passed away in Port Elgin

A Go Fund me page for a 42-year-old farm seasonal worker who passed away suddenly in Port Elgin has already raised $20,000, twice the target.

Jose Antonio Coronado died, unexpectedly, on April 21, 2021, of natural causes unrelated to COVID-19.

Connie Vidotto of Port Elgin says he was the sole financial support for his family of 8 in Mexico.

She is one of three concerned volunteers who offer community outreach to Mexican farm workers in the Saugeen Shores area have launched the fundraiser to help the family in Mexico.

The Blackburn News Podcast presents: Ghost Town part 2

Most people in the London area know that there are more than a few places in the city that are haunted.

Some people believe the stories, while others are a little more skeptical.

Whether you believe or not, there are few things that can get the hair on your arms standing up better than a good ghost story.

In part two of Ghost Town, our five part series on some of the haunted houses and areas of our region, host Julie Bullivant takes us through London’s haunted Grand Theatre.

Part one: the haunted Texas Road in Amherstburg:


Teams formed to provide vaccine to those who can’t leave home

Family health, paramedic services and public health in Grey County are working together to get the COVID-19 vaccine to those unable to leave their home for health reasons.

Two-person teams comprised of staff from the Grey County Paramedic Services and the Owen Sound Family Health Team will travel throughout Grey County to administer vaccine to those unable to attend a clinic due to medical issues.

Those receiving the vaccine must also meet eligibility criteria based on the Ontario ethical framework.

Collaboration key in vaccine clinic in Huron County

Huron County and its Warden, Glen McNeil, are recognizing the hard work by a number of people and organizations that have made the Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Maitland Recreation Centre in Goderich successful.

Particularly between Huron Perth Public Health and the Town of Goderich.

He says the collaboration could not have worked without the volunteers and the cooperation of the primary health care partners.

Barn fire near Wingham triggers full response from North Huron stations

North Huron firefighters were called to a barn fire at the south end of Wingham on Reid Road Thursday afternoon.

Crews from Wingham and Blyth were suported by tankers from Lucknow and Howick.

Officials report that there were no injuries or livestock lost.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Trillium funding to make Arthur Pool safer

An Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant will help fund upgrades to the Arthur pool.

The Township of Wellington North received $18,200. from the Resilient Communities Fund to upgrade the reception area and install outdoor showers at the Arthur Pool. The funding will also support the installation of a second emergency exit to support patron flow.

The upgrades are expected to help offset the impact of COVID-19, by improving the facility infrastructure for the delivery of programing in a safe manner.