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‘Classic Canadian’ winter ahead

If you didn’t like last week’s snow and cold, you’re not going to like the next three months across southwestern Ontario.

The Weather Network is predicting a “classic Canadian” winter for much of Canada, including the Windsor to London corridor. A long, cold, and snowy winter is expected for Ontario with the Windsor, Chatham, and London regions getting extended periods of severe cold during mid and late winter.

Fog advisory ends

Morning commuters were expected to be in for another foggy morning on Wednesday, but it cleared up earlier than first expected.

Environment Canada issued its second fog advisory in two days for Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex, Sarnia-Lambton, London and Middlesex County Tuesday night, but the advisory ended early Wednesday morning.

The weather agency said dense fog was expected to develop over the southwestern Ontario region Tuesday evening and continue into Wednesday morning.

Seimens opens new Port Elgin site

Siemens Canada has become one of 59 partners from Bruce Power’s supply chain to invest in the local community.

Representatives from Bruce Power, Siemens, Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the Municipality of Saugeen Shores attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday at Siemens Canada’s new Port Elgin office.

Siemens Canada supports Bruce Power with products, solutions, services and digital applications for turbine generators and auxiliaries.

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Grey Bruce

Grey Bruce Public Health is working with the community to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases or STIs

Manager of the Sexual Health Program, Sarah Ellis, said the number of STIs are increasing in the region and are affecting people of all ages who are sexually active.

While this trend is not specific to Grey-Bruce, Public Health is working with secondary schools, local businesses and community partners to raise awareness around this important issue.

What to do with cormorants? Ontario says shoot them

Update: The Ontario government is going ahead with its proposal to allow cormorant hunting and to let hunters kill double-crested cormorants and leave their carcasses where they lay to rot. Provisions in Bill 138, the Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, which has just passed first reading in the legislature, include exemptions to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, that allow for the abandoning of killed cormorants.

Fog advisory issued

Drivers across southwestern Ontario planning to make the early morning commute on Tuesday should expect some heavy fog.

Environment Canada issued a fog advisory Monday evening for Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex, Sarnia-Lambton, London and Middlesex County ahead of dense fog that is expected to form in the evening and last into Tuesday morning.