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Jan 17 2021, 6:03am EST

A study examining the viability of Keppel International Airport in Wiarton continues, with Bruce County councillors recently getting a look at future plans.

Despite Keppel being within the boundaries of Grey County, Bruce County is involved in planning due to a push for the airport to become more “regionalized” moving forward.

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Jan 15 2021, 4:39pm EST

Environment Canada Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Peter Kimbell says reports of a polar vortex affecting Midwestern Ontario’s weather system are exaggerated.

He says colder weather is moving into Midwestern Ontario with lower temperatures expected to settle in for a while.

He explained, “when you talk about the polar vortex, it conjures up the perception of a deep freeze and extreme cold warnings. That’s probably not going to be the case just yet. Because what we’re expected is something more normal for this time of year.”

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Jan 15 2021, 2:22pm EST

A pair of long-term care residents in Grey/Bruce have been the first in the area to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The Kincardine Independent

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Jan 17 2021, 11:44am EST

By Tammy Schneider

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

When it became apparent that many of the events the Ripley Agricultural Society were well-known for would be cancelled, the committee rolled up their sleeves and went to work planning alternative ways to engage the public and assist the community, while raising the funds it needed to cover its expenses.

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Jan 17 2021, 10:46am EST

STATEMENT January 16, 2021 TORONTO — Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement in response to the delay in the delivery of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine:

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Jan 12 2021, 2:18pm EST
January 12, 2021 Province Issues Stay-at-Home Order and Introduces Enhanced Enforcement Measures to Reduce Mobility

Lucknow Sentinel

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Jan 14 2021, 11:49pm EST
NWMO President and CEO Laurie Swami shared a message of collaboration and the potential for future partnership to South Bruce this week. Read More
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Jan 14 2021, 11:09pm EST
On January 12, 2021, the Province of Ontario declared a second State of Emergency and issued a Stay-At-Home order effective Thursday January 14, 2021 to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The measures are in effect for all of Ontario and will remain in place until at least Feb. 11, 2021. Read More
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Jan 14 2021, 8:13pm EST
The Ontario Government has declared a state of emergency and announced orders, which came into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, January. 14. The Township will continue to provide the core services to our residents in a safe manner. Please review the list, below, to see the Township’s response to the changes: Read More

Kincardine News

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Jan 14 2021, 11:19pm EST
We would like to thank our valued customers for your support and patronage since 1947, as we announce the sale of Quinn Florist Limited. As of January 18th, 2021 Julie and Dustin Young will be taking over the business and we wish them all the best! Read More
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Jan 14 2021, 9:13pm EST
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced a province-wide stay-at-home order to limit the spread of COVID-19, beginning on Thursday, January 14, 2021.
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Jan 11 2021, 5:07pm EST
As the situation continues to evolve, the Grey Bruce Health Unit is pleased to share that the Ministry of Health has approved the release of two initial shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to the Grey-Bruce region. The first of these shipments will be arriving the week of January 11, 2021, and the second shipment […]

Great Lakes Commission

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Jan 15 2021, 12:11pm EST

The latest estimates of Lake Michigan’s ice coverage are below average for the winter season so far, running at only 1.7%. The average ice coverage around this time is about 15%, 13.3% more than it is right now. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.

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Jan 14 2021, 12:38pm EST

The agency is looking to fund 10 large-scale projects as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a multi-agency project that provides funding for projects affecting Great Lakes states, with at least $300,000 grants. Read the full story by the Indiana Environmental Reporter.

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Jan 13 2021, 12:27pm EST

The Great Lakes as a whole continue to slowly drift lower on water levels. The few Great Lakes that have been in record high water territory this past year are easing away from those milestones. Read the full story by MLive.

London Free Press

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Jan 18 2021, 2:21pm EST
Dr. Shawn Li had plenty of time to think about how he might help in the battle against COVID-19 while quarantined at a Canadian military base after returning from China a year ago. Read More
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Jan 17 2021, 4:16pm EST
Middlesex-London had recorded one of its deadliest weekends, with nine people claimed by the coronavirus, according to health-unit numbers. Seven of those deaths were reported Sunday. Read More
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Jan 15 2021, 10:57pm EST
University Hospital’s emergency department remains open despite a COVID-19 outbreak, London Health Sciences Centre said Friday. Six emergency department staff tested positive, but no patients have been exposed, LHSC said. LHSC is working with the Middlesex-London Health Unit and its infection prevention and control team to monitor the situation in the emergency department, the release […]

Cottage Life

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Jan 15 2021, 11:47am EST

When you own a cottage, there’s always something to fix, upgrade, or improve. And often, there’s a budget to stick to. That’s why repurposing or reimagining furniture, building materials, or other items around the house can be a great strategy. Here are four ways to upcycle pre-loved stuff in your cottage.

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Jan 14 2021, 3:39pm EST

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that we’re all far more connected than we might have realized.

It’s something Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, a behavioural scientist with EcoHealth Alliance in New York City, which does disease surveillance and mitigation work around the world, has long been pointing out.

“We are not isolated,” she says, pointing to “a direct link between deforestation and virus emergence.”

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Jan 14 2021, 10:38am EST

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, the province is under stay-at-home orders. The announcement comes after COVID-19 cases reached record highs of over 3,000 per day with Ford saying that the province’s health care system is at the “brink of collapse” trying to manage the growing influx.

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 15:09

There's Snow Place like Lake Huron

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 00:00

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.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 00:00

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.