Kincardine News

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Jun 24 2017, 10:56am EDT
The flood warning for municipalities in the South Saugeen River watershed was downgraded to a flood watch Saturday but many streams were still running at full bank and were expected to remain high for the next 48 hours and so caution was advised.
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Jun 21 2017, 2:54pm EDT
It was winner winner chicken dinner for all at the Ripley Arena.
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Jun 20 2017, 2:25pm EDT
Kincardine Pride Parade preparations have shifted into high gear, with the June 24 event approaching this weekend.

The Kincardine Independent

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Jun 21 2017, 9:04am EDT
Section:  News Post Date:  21/06/2017, 09:03

Regardless of who you are, you're invited to be yourself this weekend in Kincardine.

The first ever Pride Parade in midwestern Ontario is set for this Saturday morning, June 24 and the first march of the season for the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band will go Saturday night.

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Jun 14 2017, 7:59am EDT

Well-known Kincardine businessman Louis Kosmerly died suddenly last week while on holidays in Greece.

Kosmerly, the long-time owner and operator of Gilley's Feed Lot, was on a Mediterranean cruise with his wife Linda celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary when he died June 7. He was 67.

Kosmerly was well-known and popular with both Kincardine natives and visitors to town. An avid sports fan - baseball in particular - he sponsored numerous sporting events and teams over the years and was a staple of Kincardine's downtown business community.

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Jun 14 2017, 7:56am EDT

Todd Walker's body was discovered in Lake Huron, near shore on Friday morning.

Lucknow Sentinel

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Jun 13 2017, 2:35pm EDT
The Lucknow Reunion 2018 fashions are hot off the press and ready for the public.
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May 30 2017, 4:03pm EDT
Saugeen Conservation has announced the Grand Opening of a new boardwalk system at the Greenock Swamp, Southern Ontario’s single largest forested wetland.
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May 09 2017, 2:41pm EDT
A total of $1.5 million in medical equipment and facility upgrades has been donated to the Wingham & District Hospital by the Foundation through community contributions in the past year.

Blackburn News - Midwestern Ontario

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Jun 25 2017, 1:14pm EDT

Local Conservation Authorities feel the worst has passed regarding rising water levels around Midwestern Ontario.   Minto, North Huron, Morris-Turnberry and the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority all met Saturday to create strategies to deal with rising water levels.  

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Jun 24 2017, 6:01am EDT

Water levels in the Minto area were expected to stabilize overnight and the Minto Emergency Operation Centre is scheduled to meet again at 7am Saturday.

Public Works has been monitoring water and sewer flows and operations. Residents should continue to minimize use of these utilities where possible. Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has been monitoring the situation.

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Jun 23 2017, 5:16pm EDT

Harriston is still under water.

Floodwaters in the area of Young St., King St., Mill St., and George St. continue to rise.

The headwaters of the Maitland River north of the town may soon begin to stabilize.

Residents are still evacuated and road closures will remain in place through the night. Public Works has been monitoring water and sewer flows and operations. Residents should continue to minimize use of these utilities where possible. Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has been monitoring the situation.

Great Lakes Information Network - Ontario

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Jun 21 2017, 8:05am EDT
Toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes have dropped but invasive species and algal blooms threaten the lakes' ecosystems and keep them from being truly great, says a new report from the U.S. and Canadian governments.
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Jun 21 2017, 8:05am EDT
A group of paddleboarders from the nonprofit group Stand Up for Great Lakes has crossed Lake Huron to raise money for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
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Jun 19 2017, 8:05am EDT
After years of fighting to have microbeads banned from personal care products, the federal government has changed regulations to ban the manufacture of microbeads in Canadian consumer products starting January 1, 2018, and ban the sale of them on July 1.

London Free Press

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Jun 22 2017, 2:57pm EDT
An oil and gas pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan on the way to Sarnia has passed pressure tests carried out recently.
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Jun 21 2017, 5:37pm EDT
At an average of 174.82 metres last month, the lake saw mean water levels soar to higher than it’s ever been before.
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May 24 2017, 8:32am EDT
Out of sight to many, but not out of mind along Lake Huron’s eastern shore, stands the world’s largest operating nuclear power plant.

Cottage Life

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Jun 24 2017, 8:16am EDT

Josephine Mandamin is known to many as the “Water Walker,” and with good reason: she has walked around every Great Lake, not to mention along the St. Lawrence River and various other bodies of water. Mandamin has made it her life’s purpose to raise awareness about water preservation.

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Jun 24 2017, 8:10am EDT

If you’ve got trees around your cottage, chances are you love the fact that they keep the cottage cool and provide comfort when sitting outside. If only that shade didn’t also mean your garden was in almost perpetual darkness all day long. Fortunately, we’ve got a roundup of cottage-friendly (read: low-maintenance) plants that absolutely thrive in the shade—no matter how many trees you have. We’ve picked our favourite perennials in this list, because the less time you have to spend planting each year, the better.


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Jun 20 2017, 11:48am EDT

Angell Woods is an old-growth forest in Beaconsfield, Quebec. And just like many areas in Canada, it’s under attack by the emerald ash borer.

It’s the larvae of this pest that causes the most damage; they burrow through the inner bark while the young beetles feast on the leaves, effectively killing the ash tree. They are extremely difficult to detect early, and since their arrival in Canada in 2002, they’ve killed tens of millions of ash trees.

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 00:00

April was another busy month for LHCCC staff, gearing up for the action-packed summer ahead. Just like many of you, we are loving the warmer spring weather and soaking up some sun during our lunch hour walks along the Goderich Beach.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 00:00

Welcome to April's edition of the LHCCC Newsletter! Spring has “sort of sprung”? Mother nature is trying her best to bring back our summer weather, and I am sure many of you are contemplating your returns to your cottages and planning your summer vacation.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 00:00

Matt at Environmental Defence Gala 4

Wow, do we have a lot to share in this month’s newsletter! The Coastal Centre has been very busy collaborating with environmental groups along our shoreline to protect your lake.

I had the opportunity to attend the Environmental Defense Gala in Toronto. We have had a planning workshop with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, met with Conservation Authorities, Healthy Lake Huron and the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association. We have made presentations to several of your municipal councils, have met with Pine River Watershed Initiative Network and the International Joint Commission.  We are doing all this in an effort to link all environmental groups along our shore to create a cohesive effort to protect and improve the health of Lake Huron.