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.
In spite of very cold temperatures, Kincardine residents enjoyed a day of brilliant sunshine on Jan. 13. (Tammy Schneider photo)
By Barb McKay
Kincardine council unanimously voted to opt in to host private retail cannabis stores, but it could be some time before one actually opens in the municipality.
By Barb McKay
Growth projections for the municipality are likely underestimated, Kincardine councillors say.
Congratulations on the Retirement of Holyrood’s Famous Mail Man – Gerald Murray! Gerald Murray, of Holyrood Ontario started his mail delivering career in 1950 helping his father Peter Alphonse Murray, deliver mail in Holyrood, via horse and cutter. His father had started delivering mail in the winter of 1943. Since he was the youngest boy, and 3rd youngest sibling of 11 children, he was able to work alongside his father delivering mail for a lot of his childhood.
The new warden of Bruce County predicts that the growth being experienced across the county will continue for several years to come. Mitch Twolan spoke during his inaugural address about what lies ahead for the county. He said this is a ramp-up year to the start of Bruce Power’s 15-year major component replacement project, set to begin in 2020. Bruce Power will spend $13 billion to refurbish six of the eight nuclear reactors at its generating station near Tiverton.
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.
Bruce Grey Owen Sound Conservative MP Larry Miller has announced he’s retiring from politics.
At a news conference in Owen Sound Friday morning, Miller said he will not be running in this year’s federal election. He’s been the MP for the riding since 2004 and says that’s long enough and he’s glad to be exiting on his own terms. Millers said his electoral success stems from staying close to the grass roots.
Huron County councillors continue to look at the concept of consolidation as part of a county-wide facilities review.
One site they are looking at is part of the former Victoria Public School property in Goderich, behind the new hotel. Goderich has offered to sell it to the county.
CAO Meighan Wark said they have determined the property is the right size to accommodate a building that would have all the components they need.
If council decides that is the direction it wants to go, Wark says the next step would be to hire an architect for the project.
Bruce County officials now have a way to collect and analyze tourism information on an ongoing basis.
And according to the first report of 2019, more than 2.5 million visitors pumped $299 million into the local economy last year.
Kara Van Myall, the director of planning and development for Bruce County, said they used a new framework that takes data from multiple sources. That includes partnered organizations such as Ontario Parks and Ontario Ferries, surveys through the county by businesses and tourists, and surveys from a third-party panel.
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear a dispute over Great Lakes shoreline ownership that could have regional implications for public beach access. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
Beach-walking is a long-held tradition for the Great Lakes that has been historically upheld in legal disputes. The recent challenge to these laws by Indiana property owners would overturn this public right. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
The Great Lakes Cruising Club was formed in 1934 as a network to share information about ports and shores along the Great Lakes. Club members compile reports on ports across the region to help others plan for exploring the Great Lakes. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.
The signature growling stutter of the Harley Davidson engine is gone, replaced by a jet engine-like whine that betrays its electric, cutting-edge technology.
But at zero to 100 km/h an hour in 3.5 seconds, this bike is still all Harley.
London has been chosen as one of the cities that will be first to sell Harley Davidson’s new electric motorcycle, LiveWire, to be available in late spring or early summer, as the iconic bike maker looks to woo new riders.
If you’re over the age of 30, you probably have at least a few – and maybe even a dozen – boxes filled with old printed photos and photo albums. You probably haven’t looked at them in years, and yet you can’t just throw them away.
Or maybe your parents are moving, and they’ve asked for help in determining which photos to keep and whether anyone wants part of the collection.
WINDSOR — Shipments of road salt and grain capped a strong season for Great Lakes cargo shipping, a new report shows.
Cargo volume through the St. Lawrence Seaway, which extends to Southwestern Ontario and beyond in the Great Lakes basin, topped 36 million metric tonnes between the end of March and the end of November, up 5.3 per cent from the same period last year.
Need an inexpensive way to store your jackets and other outerwear? Try making this DIY dock cleat coatrack.
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As cottagers, we can understand why anyone would want their remains scattered in nature. But for the loved ones left behind, this simple practice can lead to questions, concerns, and unexpected outcomes. Since the last thing you want is to run afoul of the law during an already difficult time, we consulted with the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO). The BAO’s main mandate is consumer protection and ensuring that people understand their rights and responsibilities before entering into contracts with funeral homes and other licensed organizations.
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.