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Lake Erie faces deadly decline without immediate cleanup action, study says

If immediate government strategies are not introduced to address phosphorus from fertilizer and manure applications entering Lake Erie, the western basin will soon return to the same unhealthy state as nearly 50 years ago, according to a report released Tuesday by the International Joint Commission. Read the full story by the Windsor Star.

Trump budget cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative provoke Congressional outrage

With the realization that President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request calls for the elimination of all but $30 million of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, an array of Michigan senators and representatives have expressed varying levels of discontent. Read the full story by The Peninsula.

Fishing economy flourishes as most extensive Great Lakes ice coverage accrues in 3 years

While a plethora of ice can slow or stop shipping, it can be a boon for ice fishing. This year in particular has been an excellent year for ice fishermen on Lake Erie due to the lake being almost completely frozen over. Read the full story by AccuWeather.

Southampton Man Missing Nearly Two Months

The disappearance of a young Southampton man nearly two months ago remains an active police investigation.

The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch is assisting the Saugeen Shores Police Service in search for 20-year-old Nolan Panchyshyn, who was reported missing on December 20

He is described as a white male, 6’1″ tall, medium build, hazel eyes and short brown hair.

Police are asking residents to check their property, yards, outbuildings and outdoor areas for anything out of the ordinary.

The perks of buying a cottage instead of a house in the city

With housing prices skyrocketing in urban centres such as Toronto and Vancouver, it’s not surprising that interest in cottage country is on the rise —including from first-time home-buyers.

According to a 2017 RE/MAX report, two-thirds of Canadian millennials say that they would consider buying a recreational property in the next 10 years. Residential sales in regions such as Muskoka are also on the rise. It’s a consequence, say some real estate agents, of buyers being locked-out of city housing markets.

Groups Collaborate To Support Bruce Power’s Licence Renewal Application

A number of high-profile groups and organizations in Bruce and Grey counties are encouraging people to show their support for Bruce Power.

The company has started the Licence Renewal Application process with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.     It’s seeking a ten-year extension to its operating licence.

The community is invited to show support for Bruce Power by signing the petition at and sharing the petition on social media.

New Partnership Between G2G And Gateway Centre

The G2G Rail Trail organization has entered into a partnership with the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health.

Gateway President Jay McFarlane and G2G board member Chris Lee have signed a memorandum of understanding.

McFarlane points out that as a former board member with Gateway, Lee has a good understanding of what Gateway is all about and how the two organizations share many common goals and interests.

Influenza Outbreak At Stratford Hospital

Stratford General Hospital has been hit with an influenza outbreak after four patients tested positive for the flu.

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance reported the outbreak late Tuesday afternoon in the Medicine/Integrated Stroke Unit. The hospital has since closed the unit to admissions, restricted visitors to two per patient and it has put some limitations on staffing in the unit.