Blackburn News - Midwestern Ontario

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Oct 23 2020, 11:08am EDT

The Goderich, Central and North Huron Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its annual Spirit of Success Awards Night.

Operations Manager Heather Boa said there are five award categories.

“There are five award categories that recognize individuals, businesses and events for outstanding service to the community. We’re looking for those nominees that go above and beyond, that really shine in our community.”

Boa said anyone can fill out the nomination form and that can be found on the Chamber website.

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Oct 22 2020, 4:46pm EDT

COVID-19 rates vary in Midwestern Ontario.

The Grey Bruce Public Health Unit reported four new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, all located in South Bruce Peninsula. There are now nine active cases in Grey Bruce.

Huron and Perth Counties are currently free of any confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Huron Perth Medical officer of health Dr. Miriam Klassen said she is aware of additional restrictions in effect in neighbouring regions, beyond what the current requirements of the stage three opening rules.

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Oct 22 2020, 2:50pm EDT

Bruce Power has completed its second harvest of Cobalt-60 this year.

Ottawa Based Nordion will process the medical isotopes which will be used to sterilize medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19. It will be distributed over the next several weeks for use in Gamma irradiation to sterilize medical devices, such as single-use gowns, surgical gloves, scalpels, syringes and other critical health care equipment.

The Kincardine Independent

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Oct 21 2020, 9:27am EDT

By Tammy Schneider

The Ontario Energy Board has announced new prices for electricity, effective Nov. 1, under the Regulated Price Plan. These rates apply to households and small businesses.

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Oct 21 2020, 9:24am EDT


By Pauline Kerr

Sometimes you just want to shake someone and shout, “Wake up!”

Take, for example, the people who grumble about every COVID-19 aid package announced by the federal or provincial government. Yes, debt is being incurred that will take years, if not decades, to repay. Yes, there will be important capital projects and worthwhile social programs that will not be funded because of it.

Lucknow Sentinel

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Oct 22 2020, 8:20pm EDT
Activity kits available at local libraries  Take home activity kits now available from Bruce County Libraries! Each month, pop by the library for an activity kit you can take home to do on your own. There is a new activity kit each month: one for school-age children and one for teens/adults. Limited supplies of craft […]
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Oct 22 2020, 5:43pm EDT
The Temporary Yard Waste Depots at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre, Point Clark Community Centre and Lucknow Soccer Fields will be closed effective Thursday November 5, 2020. Read More
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Oct 15 2020, 8:52pm EDT
The Township of Huron-Kinloss is pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile app “Huron-Kinloss Connects” powered by See Click Fix. Read More

Kincardine News

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Oct 22 2020, 11:07pm EDT
The community is mourning the passing of their deputy mayor and councillor, Marie Wilson, who passed away on Saturday, October 17, at the age of 64. Read More
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Oct 22 2020, 9:07pm EDT
Hello, I moved to Kincardine about 5 years ago, they originally had lights at highway 21 and Kincardine ave, then they removed those lights and I have seen accidents there and many near misses. It would be nice to get lights back there again. The Broadway and 21 streets are also very impractical, it seems […]
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Oct 22 2020, 6:41pm EDT
Ontario hydro customers have a choice to make by the end of the month. Read More

Great Lakes Commission

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Oct 23 2020, 11:11am EDT

Researchers and indigenous activists in Michigan found numerous patterns of evenly-spaced stones near Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinaw that are thought to be man-made patterns potentially dating back 10,000 years. This potential archaeological discovery may halt the construction of an underground tunnel for Line 5. Read the full story by the Wall Street Journal.

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Oct 23 2020, 11:10am EDT

A group in Chicago is advocating for a different solution to slowing the spread of invasive carp into the Great Lakes: eating the fish. Read the full story by WTTN–TV – Chicago, IL.

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Oct 23 2020, 11:10am EDT

A historic 400-ton pavilion in Orchard Beach State Park in Manistee, Michigan, will be moved a quarter mile away from an eroding bluff high above Lake Michigan. The pavilion was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Read the full story by WZZM–TV – Grand Rapids, MI.

London Free Press

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Oct 22 2020, 7:49pm EDT
Water bottles. Food wrappers. Shopping bags. They all get tossed into local waterways. In fact, it’s estimated nearly 10 million kilograms of plastic waste enters the Great Lakes every year from both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. An announcement Thursday at the Toronto Zoo by Ontario Environment Minister Jeff Yurek (PC Elgin–Middlesex–London), aims to put […]
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Oct 20 2020, 6:45pm EDT
Queen's Park has no plans to change decades-old safety requirements for horse-drawn buggies despite a history of fatal crashes in Southwestern Ontario, including one last week that killed two children. Read More
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Oct 20 2020, 2:29pm EDT
“At this particular moment of pandemic, with social isolation once more upon us, nights growing longer and winter approaching, we need the consolation of community like never before,” Stratford Festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino said in a release.

Cottage Life

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Oct 23 2020, 11:53am EDT

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In the market for a new lifejacket or PFD? Just one look at the wall filled with colourful polyester in any sports store can be overwhelming. We asked the experts what to look for so you can get exactly what you need.

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Oct 21 2020, 3:55pm EDT

They say that there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. But we Canucks know there’s at least one more certainty: spring, summer, and fall are always followed by winter. Before the deep freeze sets in, take some time to make sure your heating system is ready to take on the season.

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Oct 21 2020, 3:43pm EDT

Despite the pandemic, the Port Elgin Pumpkinfest persevered once again this year. On October 3, the annual event—started in 1986—executed its first virtual festival. Typically, the two-day festival receives crowds of up to 40,000 people and generates an economic impact of close to $5 million in the region, Saugeen Shores mayor Luke Charbonneau wrote in a statement. But this year, there were no crowds.

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 15:09

There's Snow Place like Lake Huron

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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.