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Bruce Power harvests Cobalt-60 for medical use

Bruce Power has completed another harvest of medical-grade Cobalt-60, which will diagnose and treat brain and breast cancers.

The medical-grade Cobalt-60 has spent nearly two years in Bruce Power’s Unit 7 reactor.

Ottawa-based Nordion will process the material and make it available to the world’s medical community.

The product is being used to develop new ways to diagnose and treat cancer.

Outpatient lab services at Kincardine Hospital moving

The Kincardine hospital is undergoing some changes this week.

Beginning Thursday, outpatient laboratory services will move from the hospital to the Kincardine Family Health Team.

Patients with a requisition for blood work can present to the Hawthorne Community Clinic to have their samples collected.  It’s on the same property as the hospital.

Lucknow soccer fields damaged

Craig Beck pledges $1,000 towards repairs

The Lucknow Kinsmen Soccer Fields have been damaged by what appears to be a motorized vehicle.

Tire tracks have left marks in the grass of the field and will add to the maintenance costs, according to Mark Hackett, facility manager of the Lucknow and District Recreation Department.

“I am currently trying to obtain information to see if we can figure out a timeline when this incident might have happened,” he said in an email.

C.F.I.A. recalls energy drink

Monster Energy Canada is recalling its Caffe Monster Salted Caramel Energy Drink due to concerns the beverage could contain glass fragments according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

It covers 405 millilitre drinks with best before dates of January 21st and 22nd, 2020.

Consumers who have the drinks are urged to return them to the store where they were purchased or throw them out.

Rash of thefts in Lucknow leaves residents uneasy

Several Lucknow residents woke up Tuesday morning to discover they had been robbed.

As of Friday afternoon, the South Bruce OPP confirmed 11 reports of vehicle entries and theft across seven different streets in Lucknow. Police believe the incidents took place between 8 p.m. on Monday night and 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

For Lucknow residents Scott and Luanne Gilkes, who noticed two chainsaws and a toolbox taken from their garage Tuesday morning, the cost of replacing the items is less concerning than the idea of how close the robber or robbers may have been.

CFIA recalls Janes Brand uncooked Pub Style Chicken Nuggets

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Nuggets because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

The product is made by Sofina Foods and has a best before date of December 15, 2019. The UPC code is 0 69299 12490 3.

The agency issued the recall after investigating a foodborne illness outbreak, but it is not saying where the illnesses were located.

5 ways to cut back on water usage at the cottage

Friday, March 22 is World Water Day, and it’s an opportunity to reflect on the life-giving resource that many of us in the developed world take for granted. Coordinated by UN-Water, this day of observance reminds us that 2.1 billion people still don’t have safe water at home. This year’s World Water Day theme: “Leaving no one behind.”