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.
The recent fire on Queen Street is another blow to a downtown that is already experiencing a shortage of retail businesses.
By Barb McKay
Siemens Canada has become one of 59 partners from Bruce Power’s supply chain to invest in the local community.
Representatives from Bruce Power, Siemens, Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the Municipality of Saugeen Shores attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday at Siemens Canada’s new Port Elgin office.
Siemens Canada supports Bruce Power with products, solutions, services and digital applications for turbine generators and auxiliaries.
Grey Bruce Public Health is working with the community to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases or STIs
Manager of the Sexual Health Program, Sarah Ellis, said the number of STIs are increasing in the region and are affecting people of all ages who are sexually active.
While this trend is not specific to Grey-Bruce, Public Health is working with secondary schools, local businesses and community partners to raise awareness around this important issue.
Bruce Power’s President and CEO told the annual Regional Economic Development and Innovation Summit he’s excited about what lies ahead for the region.
Following an initial denial by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Enbridge Energy resubmitted a permit application for plans to build a new Line 3 oil pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta to a terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.
Chicago began a Lake Michigan shoreline stabilization project this week on the Far North Side to address erosion caused by severe storms and high lake levels. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
As stronger storms and higher lake levels batter communities along Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay, local governments in Ontario are considering investing in further shoreline protection features. Read the full story by Simcoe.com
Update: The Ontario government is going ahead with its proposal to allow cormorant hunting and to let hunters kill double-crested cormorants and leave their carcasses where they lay to rot. Provisions in Bill 138, the Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, which has just passed first reading in the legislature, include exemptions to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, that allow for the abandoning of killed cormorants.
As the cold sets in again, you’ll likely need to stock up on firewood. If you’re chopping it yourself, there are lumberjack tools out there to improve efficiency and safety. But do you know a cant hook from a picaroon? If you’re going to wear your plaid shirt, you should see if these tools are worth adding to your shed.
1. Cleat and beak cant hook A heavy-duty option; the cant hook uses simple applied leverage physics: hook the beak and cleat into a chopped log’s bark, and apply pressure to roll the piece over.
Your insurance rates may be going up. With the more extreme storms that come with our changing climate, our cottages are suffering more damage. Insurance companies are responding to increased claims by raising rates, deductibles, or both.
They used to be called 100-year storms, or 500-year flooding, or once-in-a-lifetime weather events. These days, however, extreme weather, whether torrential rains, rampaging wildfires, or wild winds, are making the extraordinary, well, ordinary.
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.