The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority has extended the Flood Watch issued on Wednesday until Monday, September 27 for areas downstream of Priceville along the main Saugeen River.
Between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning, the SVCA watershed received as much as 125 millimeters of persistent rain, with the most rain recorded in Durham and Hanover. As a result, water levels in the main Saugeen River continue to build into today in Priceville and Durham, likely to peak overnight.
Huron Perth Public Health added six cases of COVID-19 Friday, three in Perth East, and one each in North Perth, Huron East and St. Marys. There are 29 active cases, and three residents are hospitalized with the virus.
The Grey Bruce Health Unit added one new case of COVID-19 Friday, in West Grey. There are 15 active cases. Two residents remain in the hospital fighting the virus.
Bruce County is working with a team from the University of Guelph to gain insight into the unique impacts of COVID-19 on residents in rural communities. Bruce County Human Services Director Christine MacDonald says they want to understand which services should be prioritized to meet the needs of residents.
By Pauline Kerr
Every election campaign brings to the fore certain issues. Federal campaign 2021 was no different.
Take, for example, the housing crisis – million-dollar price tags on ordinary houses, and people getting into bidding wars for modest apartments, while too many Canadians have been drawing perilously close to becoming homeless.
Apart from the occasional flurry of political controversy over encampments in urban parks, the housing crisis remained a local, not federal issue.
Conservative – Incumbent candidate Ben Lobb received 30,373 votes or 51.4 per cent of votes cast
Liberal – candidate James Rice received 15,118 votes or 25.6 per cent of votes cast
NDP – candidate Jan Johnstone received 8,718 votes or 14.7 per cent of votes cast
People’s Party – candidate Jack Stecho received 4,392 votes or 7.4 per cent of votes cast
Independent – candidate Justin L Smith received 509 votes or .9 per cent of votes cast
By Tammy Schneider
On Sept. 7, the Township of Huron-Kinloss announced it is now a golf car friendly community.
The Township is allowing golf cars with the mandatory registration permit to operate on roadways under the jurisdiction of the Township, as part of the 10-year golf car pilot project with the Ministry of Transportation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $309,300 grant to the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, to keep litter and trash out of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie provided by the Trash-Free Waters Grant under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Read the full story by WZTE-FM – UNION CITY, PA.
The Lake Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy, a nonprofit group based in Marquette, Michigan, received $122,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this year to remove marine debris from Upper Peninsula beaches and harbors. Read the full story by MLive.
This year at least six algae blooms were reported on the western arm of Lake Superior, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The blooms of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are likely increasing in the lake due to warm surface water and ample sunlight.
Looking to get into the autumn spirit? Now’s the time to try one of our favourite fall recipes. From sweet and sticky caramel apples to creamy soup, we’ve got a variety of seasonal choices for your every mood.
The sun’s going down earlier, and there’s a chill in the air in the morning and at night. That means that it’s fall, and you need to prepare your yard for the winter. Here are some to-do items to add to your list.
There's Snow Place like Lake Huron
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.
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.