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.
Despite technical difficulties that pushed the voting deadline for the Municipality of Kincardine 2018 Election to Tuesday October 23, 2018 it was a day to celebrate for many as the results came in. Anne Eadie will be returning as the Mayor of Kincardine for another term which means another four years. Eadie pulled away the win with 3,435 votes against the 374 votes for Ron Stephens. “It’s an honour to be serving a 2nd term, it’s an exciting time in the Municipality of Kincardine and we need to get to work right away,” said re-elected Mayor of Kincardine Anne Eadie.
Legalization of cannabis comes into effect on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and there are many opportunities to invest in this new market.
Investors across Canada have business plans gearing up for their investment to the cannabis growth and retail for medical and recreational markets.
One such investment by 7 Acres, that is nearing completion of government approval, has plans to open a research facility in Goderich.
A company that grows high end cannabis, 7 Acres’ mission is to grow great cannabis and to be Canada’s leading supplier of the cannabis flower.
The Kincardine Reunion 2018 presented a series of big cheques recently and community organizations were on the receiving end of a successful event that so many committee members and volunteers put endless effort in for years. A volunteer appreciation night was held at the Kincardine Beach Pavilion where the ‘Sofa Kings’ played again to entertain and pay homage to all the hard work done by community players.
By Barb McKay
A group of Kincardinites have compiled a collection of memorabilia to honour the memory of former Kincardine mayor and Second World War veteran Charles Mann.
Economic development and affordable housing dominated the discussion during last week’s Municipality of Kincardine all-candidates meeting.
The Township of Huron-Kinloss was one of the many communities affected by the technical issues that pushed the 2018 Municipal Election voting into an extension until Tuesday October 23, 2018. The original closing date for voting was Monday October 22, 2018 which meant voters had another full day to cast their vote. The results are in and Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan celebrated voting victory and will sit in as Mayor for another term. Twolan was elected with a stretch in the voting polls with 1846 votes and his opposing candidate Brian MacEachern came in at 922 votes.
The Ripley Agricultural Society moves into year 155 of the Ripley Fall Fair and has been in existence since 1863. The fair begins Friday September 28 and runs until Saturday September 29, 2018 with some exciting new additions to the line up to keep the fair appealing to youth.
The Huron County Health Unit’s study of any relationship between wind turbines and health complaints won’t be as detailed as they had hoped.
The County’s Acting Medical Officer of Health says of the five thousand people who live close enough to a turbine in Huron County to be eligible for the study, slightly over 100 registered for the study.
Doctor Maarten Bokhout says that means they won’t be able to do the rigorous study that would have provided a reasonable answer to the question of whether there are health problem related to turbines.
Remembrance Day is a time to pause to honour the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. More than 2,300,000 Canadians have served and more than 118,000 made the ultimate sacrifice.
To find a Remembrance Ceremony happening in your area CLICK HERE.
Winter-like weather is causing some travel stress today.
Environment Canada has issued a snow squall watch for Saturday, covering the Bruce Peninsula, southern Bruce County, Owen Sound and northern Grey County.
Bands of lake-effect snow continue to move across parts of Bruce, Grey, and northern Huron and Perth counties. Visibility is reduced for drivers because of blowing snow and a strong west-northwest wind.
The most intense snow streamers could result in snowfall amounts of 5 – 8 cm. this afternoon.
The wind is expected to weaken through the afternoon.
Michigan’s new governor and attorney general are expected to try to undo state agreements with Enbridge to build a Line 5 oil pipeline tunnel, even if the current administration, as expected, pushes through the agreements before the end of the year. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
When it comes to addressing climate change and fisheries, including on Lake Superior, many fisheries biologists and others addressing this topic focus on planning for change, rather than the solutions to climate change. In other words, the question “is climate change happening?” is no longer part of the equation for these biologists. Read the full story by WTIP – Grand Marais, MN.
The Great Lakes constitute 20 percent of the globe’s fresh water. They provide drinking water to 40 million people. And they’re now infested with invasive species. To get to the heart of this conversation, author Dan Egan and NPR reporter David Folkenflik wanted to hear from listeners about their stories and memories of the Great Lakes. Read and listen to the full story by WBUR – Boston, MA.
YPRES, Belgium – In a small, shaded park across from St. Martin’s Cathedral, there’s a bunch of chairs in a round.
A lantern with a flickering candle is beside each chair, along with a country name.
The empty chairs are a better fit for a kitchen table or family den than a leaf-strewn park.
They’re a reminder of the First World War soldiers who never came home.
MONS, Belgium – From the Canadian flags to the prominent plaque in the main square celebrating the city’s armistice day liberation 100 years ago, it’s easy to see the city has a soft spot for Canada.
And for Stratford native Kenneth Malcolmson and London’s 1st Hussars, the feeling is mutual.
For the first 11 days of November – until Remembrance Day, the 100th anniversary of the First World War’s end – Free Press reporter Jennifer Bieman and its editors have crafted video tributes to Southwestern Ontario soldiers who died in war’s final days. Each will be published 100 years to the day after their deaths as part of our ongoing series, If Ye Break Faith.
Today we honour Pte. John Joseph Rowlinson of Ingersoll, who died on Nov. 10, 1918.
Smart thermostats are more popular than ever, and we can understand why. Not only are they a great way to regulate (and automate) the comfort of your house or cottage, but their versatility can also have huge financial implications. With the right settings, you can limit the amount of wasted energy on your property. But until recently, most smart thermostats have typically worked only with central heating systems.
Who could put a price on clean water, right? In fact, many studies have tried to to just this, and often, concluded that—financially speaking—water conservation is a losing investment. But these researchers mustn’t have perched at the end of a wooden dock, poised to plunge into the glassy waters below when, oh, ew, what the? It’s an algal bloom.
As Sunday, Nov. 11, draws near, the left breasts of Canadians grow speckled with deep red poppies. Since the end of the First World War, countries around the world have observed Remembrance Day as a way to commemorate soldiers who’ve fallen in the line of duty. As part of the ceremonies in Canada, wreaths are placed at the bases of war memorials across the country.
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.