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.
The recent fire on Queen Street is another blow to a downtown that is already experiencing a shortage of retail businesses.
By Barb McKay
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.
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.
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.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant program will fund trash-free water projects in the region. Read full story by Waste Today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.