Kincardine News

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Jul 17 2019, 11:16am EDT
The 10th annual Lighthouse Blues Festival drew thousands of fans to Kincardine to see about 35 performers over three days. Read More
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Jul 17 2019, 11:10am EDT
The Bluewater Summer Playhouse summer camp has been very busy this week at theatre day camp with drama exercises, as well as practising for their big final performance “Going Buggy” which will be performed at the Bluewater Summer Playhouse on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Read More
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Jul 07 2019, 2:57pm EDT
Canada Day events in Kincardine included at parade at 11 a.m., Canada Day ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. and family activities in Macpherson Park from noon to 3 p.m. Read More

The Kincardine Independent

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Mar 26 2019, 5:10am EDT

The recent fire on Queen Street is another blow to a downtown that is already experiencing a shortage of retail businesses.

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Mar 19 2019, 4:32am EDT
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Mar 19 2019, 4:18am EDT
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By Barb McKay

Lucknow Sentinel

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Jul 17 2019, 11:46am EDT
Knox Presbyterian church in Ripley is getting ready to close its doors forever. The Rev. Ruth MacLean, who has been the interim minister since 2013, planned a special final service for the congregation that was held on Sunday, June 30. Accompanied by the ministers violin music, favourite hymns that have been played for years echoed […]
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Jul 04 2019, 1:33pm EDT
There is no better view of the Lake Huron shoreline than from atop the Point Clark Lighthouse. Read More
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Jun 18 2019, 9:33am EDT
After being vandalized the first weekend of June, the Huron-Kinloss Ice-Cream Trail was entirely back in business. Read More

Blackburn News - Midwestern Ontario

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Jul 20 2019, 9:46pm EDT

The thunderstorm rolling through the region Saturday night has caused scattered power outages through Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey and Wellington.

Hydro One’s outage map show small clusters of outages throughout the five counties.

Crews are responding and restoration times range from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.

The thunderstorms are expected to ease through the night.

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Jul 20 2019, 5:15am EDT

The Province is investing more than $2.3 million in several road improvement projects in Huron and Bruce counties.

Three projects have been approved under the Connecting Links program, including the resurfacing of Victoria Street Highway 4 in Central Huron;    the resurfacing of Goderich Street Highway 8 in Huron East;     and the extension of the Railway Street culvert in Saugeen Shores.

The Connecting Link funding covers up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $3 million.

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Jul 18 2019, 11:34am EDT

After lengthy discussions, the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority board has decided to begin the process of decommissioning the damaged Gorrie Dam.

MVCA Chair David Turton said the decision came down to a number of key factors including cost.

“The available provincial funding; there isn’t any. But I think the biggest one was likely that it’s just a recreational dam,” he said.

Great Lakes Commission

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Jul 22 2019, 12:49pm EDT

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant program will fund trash-free water projects in the region. Read full story by Waste Today.

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Jul 22 2019, 12:45pm EDT

The threat of Asian carp in the Great Lakes should concern everyone, according to the American based National Wildlife Federation (NWF). If they are not stopped, the fish will spread throughout the Great Lakes, moving north as far as Lake Superior. Read full story by the CBC News.

London Free Press

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Jul 19 2019, 6:57pm EDT
As his Tory breakaway party gears up for the fall federal election, Maxime Bernier announced a near-full slate of candidates in Southwestern Ontario ridings on Friday. Read More
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Jul 19 2019, 7:54am EDT
The London area is in for a days-long stretch of scorching temperatures, prompting public health officials to issue an extended heat warning beginning Friday. Read More
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Jul 10 2019, 9:22am EDT
If you’ve been waiting for cooler weather, keep waiting. Environment Canada’s forecast for the London region is calling for several more days of temperatures hovering in the high 20s and low 30s, with sunny skies through the weekend. The good for Londoners trying to beat from the heat? Less humidity. The national weather service is […]

Cottage Life

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Jul 18 2019, 2:32pm EDT

It was early Saturday morning of a May long weekend, and Mylène Tomkin was putting across Go Home Lake in her little tin boat, basking in the delight of a favourite annual ritual: the cottage opening. Tomkin spends her summer weekends on a water-access lot on the steep-sloped north shore of the lake. A lot of work goes into opening weekend—multiple boxes of supplies, a cooler packed full of food for the fridge, another for the freezer, a boat hauled out of winter storage, and an engine awakened from slumber—but it rewards with the anticipation of the summer of leisure ahead.

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Jul 18 2019, 10:23am EDT

We have all seen them at someone’s cottage (maybe even your own!): shelves loaded down with books or Cottage Life magazines that are valiantly doing their best to stay straight, but simply cannot.

Shelves will invariably sag if the span is too great for the load or if the shelf material is simply not robust enough.

If it’s the latter, and the shelves are not fixed, replace them. Harder woods such as maple will hold up far better to weight than softwoods like pine, though they will be almost double the price.

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Jul 18 2019, 10:03am EDT

On Friday, July 19th, Ontario Parks wants you to get outside and reconnect with nature. Healthy Parks Healthy People is an annual event that offers free day-use entry to all currently operating provincial parks across Ontario. It encourages everyone to visit the parks, spend time with family, and be active outdoors. Here are 10 of our favourite parks and events, but be sure to check out the complete list here.

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

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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.