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.
Demolition crews took down the building at the corner of Queen St. and Durham Market Square Thursday afternoon. The building was originally the Farley Lumber and Planing Mill and has stood there since 1919. The property will be developed by Keith Battler. (Josh Howald photo)
The Kincardine hospital redevelopment project has been approved to move into the planning phase.
Travi Lynn Martin, second from right, stopped at the north end of Kincardine last week on her journey around Lake Huron in a surf ski kayak. With her are George and Christine Schiestel, her hosts in Kincardine, and travel companions Marv Kuziel and Bill Noble. (Barb McKay photo)
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is warning residents of a possible door-to-door scam involving water testing and the sale of water filter systems.
The town does not test individual water systems without making an appointment with the resident first.
In the case of testing, the only authorized agent of the town is the Ontario Clean Water Agency.
Door-to-door visits or sales regarding water products are not endorsed by the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.
A Saugeen Shores resident is a senior mentor at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Leadership Training.
Victoria Serda is sharing her experience with 1,300 new trainees this week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She was one of the first 20 Canadians trained by the former U.S. vice president and Nobel Prize Winner back in 2007 in Tennessee.
Serda has championed rural action on climate change ever since she was a teen growing up in Owen Sound. She has been a grassroots organizer, organic farmer, and municipal councillor.
Toledo, Ohio leaders want the state and the federal governments to declare western Lake Erie “impaired” and are hoping that the designation might lead to new regulations for farms and urban areas to cut down pollution creating toxic algae blooms. Read and listen to the full story by Michigan Radio.
The International Joint Commission’s U.S. co-chair said that Lake Ontario is too large a body of water to be controllable by any regulatory plan, particularly one that must balance the needs of every lake shore user as well as downstream residents on the banks of the St. Lawrence. Read the full story by the Democrat & Chronicle.
Enbridge, whose pipelines serve the Great Lakes refinery markets, rejects a recent Minnesota report that found no need for a new, $2 billion-plus pipeline proposed by the company. Read the full story by the Star Tribune.
If you’re like most cottagers, you like having guests. After all, welcoming friends and family to your favourite place in the world is one of the great payoffs of having to spend your summer weekends fixing the dock (again), cleaning up after raccoon raids (again), and dealing with that temperamental outboard — you know, the one that won’t work unless you holler exactly the right sequence of swear words over it.
Ah, autumn. The season of clichés. When you think of autumn, the same things always come to mind: pumpkin spice, Halloween, colourful leaves, and warm socks. It’s all just so predictable, and yet somehow still awesome.
Some traditions only grow stronger year after year, and that’s how we feel about the yearly rituals of autumn. Every one of the following activities will coat you in a thick layer of nostalgia, and you’ll love it. Trying new things is great, but fall is not the time for new things. It’s the time for falling back on the tried and true.
Like 36 million other Canadians, we woke up today to the sad news of Gord Downie’s untimely death from Glioblastoma. We wanted to revisit a piece written from the heart by our magazine’s editor, Michelle Kelly.
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.