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
Local home prices are increasing at about three times the pace of prices on a national average.
The Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound reports that after factoring out one unusually expensive residential property sale in August 2018, August 2019 saw a record 12.8 per cent price increase.
The average price of homes sold in August 2019 was $411,433 with an overall supply near record lows.
The more comprehensive year-to-date average price was $387,001. The average price so far this year is up 8.2 per cent from the first eight months of 2018.
Ron Oswald was all smiles as he cut the ribbon to reopen the bridge that now bears his family name.
Oswald was joined by about a hundred family and supporters as the Chesley Main Street Bridge was officially opened and renamed the Oswald Bridge, in recognition of generations of public service.
The 86-year old Oswald was a councillor in the former Elderslie Township and the final mayor of Chesley before becoming the first mayor of the amalgamated Arran-Elderslie, and also served as Bruce County warden in 2006.
A recall has been issued for a brand of baby formula that has been sold throughout most of the country.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been reports of illnesses associated with Calcilo X-D powder from Abbott Laboratories, although the number of cases has not been released.
The agency says the recall is due to the product being off-colour and rancid.
It was distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.
The toxic algal blooms on Lake Erie are part of a broader national phenomena that is being exacerbated by warming temperatures and nutrient pollution. Read the full story by The Guardian.
Multiple organizations in the Cleveland area are hosting beach clean-up efforts in conjunction with International Coastal Clean Up Day this Saturday. Read the full story by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
International shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway to Great Lakes ports have fallen by 3.5% so far this year, largely due to a significant decline in U.S. soybean exports. Read the full story by Northwest Indiana Times.
Fall in cottage country is beautiful—crisp, clean air; a quilt of coloured trees lining the hills; and sparkling, shimmering water undisturbed by summer’s eager boaters.
Thanksgiving at the cottage can be something special too—if you do it right. Chances are, that weekend is also close-up, and while you want to get everything ticked off your to-do list, you want to enjoy the spirit of the season as well.
Here are five ways to hack your Thanksgiving feast, so you can get your work done and still have time to relax and enjoy those last precious cottage moments.
On August 30, My Muskoka Now reported a sighting of the invasive gypsy moth in Ontario’s Parry Sound. Originally found throughout Europe and Asia, this deciduous-destroying insect was brought to North America in the late 1860s by Leopold Trouvelot, a French artist and amateur entomologist, in an attempt to establish a silk industry in the United States. But the insect escaped from Trouvelot’s laboratory in Boston, Massachusetts, thriving and multiplying in the nearby hardwood ecosystem.
Nobody wants to say goodbye to summer days on the dock, but unless you’ve winterized your cottage, closing up in the fall is something we all have to do. Luckily, Cottage Life editor Michelle Kelly has some helpful tips to make the process less painful.
Research and writing by Jackie Davis.
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.