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.
Regardless of who you are, you're invited to be yourself this weekend in Kincardine.
The first ever Pride Parade in midwestern Ontario is set for this Saturday morning, June 24 and the first march of the season for the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band will go Saturday night.
Well-known Kincardine businessman Louis Kosmerly died suddenly last week while on holidays in Greece.
Kosmerly, the long-time owner and operator of Gilley's Feed Lot, was on a Mediterranean cruise with his wife Linda celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary when he died June 7. He was 67.
Kosmerly was well-known and popular with both Kincardine natives and visitors to town. An avid sports fan - baseball in particular - he sponsored numerous sporting events and teams over the years and was a staple of Kincardine's downtown business community.
Todd Walker's body was discovered in Lake Huron, near shore on Friday morning.
Local Conservation Authorities feel the worst has passed regarding rising water levels around Midwestern Ontario. Minto, North Huron, Morris-Turnberry and the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority all met Saturday to create strategies to deal with rising water levels.
Water levels in the Minto area were expected to stabilize overnight and the Minto Emergency Operation Centre is scheduled to meet again at 7am Saturday.
Public Works has been monitoring water and sewer flows and operations. Residents should continue to minimize use of these utilities where possible. Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has been monitoring the situation.
Harriston is still under water.
Floodwaters in the area of Young St., King St., Mill St., and George St. continue to rise.
The headwaters of the Maitland River north of the town may soon begin to stabilize.
Residents are still evacuated and road closures will remain in place through the night. Public Works has been monitoring water and sewer flows and operations. Residents should continue to minimize use of these utilities where possible. Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has been monitoring the situation.
Josephine Mandamin is known to many as the “Water Walker,” and with good reason: she has walked around every Great Lake, not to mention along the St. Lawrence River and various other bodies of water. Mandamin has made it her life’s purpose to raise awareness about water preservation.
If you’ve got trees around your cottage, chances are you love the fact that they keep the cottage cool and provide comfort when sitting outside. If only that shade didn’t also mean your garden was in almost perpetual darkness all day long. Fortunately, we’ve got a roundup of cottage-friendly (read: low-maintenance) plants that absolutely thrive in the shade—no matter how many trees you have. We’ve picked our favourite perennials in this list, because the less time you have to spend planting each year, the better.
Angell Woods is an old-growth forest in Beaconsfield, Quebec. And just like many areas in Canada, it’s under attack by the emerald ash borer.
It’s the larvae of this pest that causes the most damage; they burrow through the inner bark while the young beetles feast on the leaves, effectively killing the ash tree. They are extremely difficult to detect early, and since their arrival in Canada in 2002, they’ve killed tens of millions of ash trees.
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.