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Kincardine accepting applications to join the BIA

The municipality of Kincardine is looking for residents who want to be more involved in the community to join the Business Improvement Area (BIA) committee. 

To be considered for this position, eligible candidates will be assessed, and must be the property owner who pays the BIA levy, or their nominee. 

In the application, you must specify if you are the property owner who pays the BIA levy or a nominee of that person/corporation.

If you are a nominee of the property owner, please provide a letter from the corporation stating that you are a nominee.

Local conservation authorities team up to produce videos on shoreline activity

Three local conservation Authorities have teamed up with community partners to produce a series of four videos to help people better understand shoreline activity.

The videos provide information on four themes; shoreline processes, living with erosion, what you need to know before planning to build along the shoreline and what you need to know before buying property along the shoreline.

Ashley Richards is the Communications Coordinator with the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority.

Goderich still working on bylaw for short term rentals

The Town of Goderich is still mulling over what to do about short term rentals.

Goderich Mayor John Grace says council is still considering how a bylaw will address concerns regarding short term rentals in the town.

“It’s all about creating a balance when it comes to short term rentals and that doesn’t mean we’re going to be anything like Grand Bend or Bayfield or Port Elgin, but balanced and determined by Goderich, for Goderich. So it’s got to be a made-in-Goderich program,” said Grace.

Feel unsafe on the roads? You’re not alone

A new study commissioned by Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario suggests fewer drivers feel safe on the road, and almost all have witnessed unsafe driving behaviour.

It said 98 per cent of drivers in Ontario witnessed a vehicle being driven recklessly in the past year, up three percentage points from last year. Meanwhile, the percentage of drivers confident on the road fell by six per cent.

Meteors, conjunctions, occultations, auroras, all to delight stargazers this summer

It’s a big summer for stargazers this year.

Dark Sky Chair for the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, Mike Warkentin spoke with CKNX News Today about what we can expect.

“We have a lunar occultation of Mars, we have a total lunar eclipse, we’ve got a meteor shower, a planetary conjunction, and some wonderful viewing opportunities for the northern lights, and Jupiter and Saturn,” said Warkentin

You can see the planetary conjunction right now but you have to get up pretty early, between 4:45 a.m. and 5 a.m.

OPP identify drowning victim

A man from Burlington has been identified as the individual who drowned in Lake Huron this week.

Robert Klingbeil, 50, was pulled from the water just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29.

Grey Bruce OPP, Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation Police, Saugeen Shores Fire Department, Sauble Beach Fire Department, Grey County Paramedic Services all responded to the call.

Emergency personnel tried to resuscitate the victim but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Only half of Great Lakes residents are aware of advisories for safely eating fish

A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that only about half the people in the Great Lakes states are aware of fish consumption advisories and around five million people exceed the recommended fish intake. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.

Keeping plastic waste from entering Great Lakes top priority for binational group

With more than 12.8 million tons of recyclable plastic packaging materials landfilled every year, cleaning up and ending that waste and litter from entering the Great Lakes watershed is the top priority of a Council of the Great Lakes Region initiative. Read the full story by the Welland Tribune.