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Here are the winners of the 2019 photo contest

As we comb through the record-breaking number of entries (almost 10,000!) from our 2020 photo contest, here’s a look at the winners from last year.

This contest is dedicated to celebrating your favourite memories and turning them into something tangible. The idea of picking a winner always seems overwhelming, but in the end, we hope to share the photos that encompass the classic Canadian feel and make you want to relive some of your best memories over again.

Virtual information session discusses Asian carp threat to Great Lakes

This past week, the Invasive Species Centre – through the Asian Carp Canada program – presented a panel of experts to discuss the threat of Asian carps, and the measures being taken to keep these invasive species out of our Great Lakes. Read the full story by the Kingston Herald.

Hunting Cedarburg Bog for tamaracks, Wisconsin’s only coniferous tree that changes colors in the fall

Tamaracks are Wisconsin’s only native coniferous tree that is not an evergreen. The trees can be found throughout Wisconsin, but their numbers are dropping. Since 2000, over 150,000 acres of tamaracks have died across the Great Lakes states due to warmer temperatures, droughts and the eastern larch beetle, according to Treehaven at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Methanol content leads to recall of Daily Shield hand sanitizers

All Daily Shield hand sanitizers are being recalled after Health Canada found methanol in it.

That includes medicated wipes, gels, and liquids.

Methanol can cause serious health issues like skin, eye, and upper respiratory irritation and headaches. If ingested, methanol can even kill you.

Anyone who suffers an adverse reaction to the product is asked to report it to Health Canada.

Bruce Power to supply medical isotope supplies to European medical company

Bruce Power has agreed to use their reactors to supply a European medical company.

ITM Medical Isotopes GmbH, a German company, and Isogen have agreed to supply Lutetium-177 to the world’s health-care system using Bruce Power reactors as a key supply source. ITM Medical Isotopes GmbH, based in Munich, is a subsidiary of the biotechnology and radiopharmaceutical group of companies Isotopen Technologien München AG. Isogen is a joint venture between nuclear companies Framatome and Kinectrics.

Public Health issues daily COVID-19 update for Midwestern Ontario

Huron Perth Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday for a total of four active cases. All three cases were at the Cedarcroft Place Retirement Home in Stratford, the first outbreak at a retirement home in the region.

Grey Bruce Public Health reported no new cases Wednesday. There are five active cases in the jurisdiction, but no outbreaks or hospitalizations.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre plans for future

South Bruce Grey Health Centre wants to set a strategic direction for the next five years.

Work is underway to update the Strategic Plan, which provides the muli-site hospital corporation with a mission, vision and values.

The current plan expires at the end of this year, and the board wants to keep longer term goals in mind, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff, physicians, patients, families and community stakeholders can join the conversations to help shape the future of the hospital by completing an online on SBGHC’s website,

Community Halloween celebrations planned in Huron Kinloss

Families in Huron Kinloss have several options to enjoy a save Halloween with the kids.

The Ripley-Huron Fire Department will be handing out treats at the Fire Hall, starting at 6:45 p.m.

Conscious Creations Art at 84 Huron St., Ripley is hosting a Halloween party on October 31st. Drop-in wearing your costume and pick-up a treat. Treats are sponsored by the Ripley Business Community.

Facing large water supply, Lake Ontario residents want more outflows this winter

Lake Ontario is slightly above its long-term average water level, and forecasts predict that levels will decrease over the next month. However, some are concerned about flooding over the winter and spring and are calling for more water to be released from the Moses-Saunders dam to avoid this scenario. Read the full story by WRVO – Oswego, NY.