Blackburn News - Midwestern Ontario

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Aug 10 2020, 5:23am EDT

Saturday was ‘Love Your Greats Day’ in Ontario and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Health Watersheds Technician, Hope Brock, says the focus this year is that the lake doesn’t start at the shoreline.

Brock says they’re trying to demonstrate that Lake Huron actually starts in backyards of homes and cottages.

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Aug 09 2020, 5:10pm EDT

Grey Bruce Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The health unit is reporting a total of three active cases in the community now.

There is also currently one preliminary positive case awaiting confirmation. An outbreak at Trillium Court has been declared over, and there are no other COVID-19 outbreaks at any area long-term care facilities.

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Aug 08 2020, 5:21pm EDT

Goderich’s beaches were temporarily closed to new traffic Saturday because capacity reached a point where proper social distancing was not possible.

Mayor Grace posted the news on Facebook at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, after town workers closed access to the beaches at 2:10 p.m. Grace said the beaches would reopen later Saturday evening.

Grace stated groups who were on the beach were respecting the rules regarding social distancing but they felt they had to close access to the beaches for a few hours to make sure that continued to be the case.

The Kincardine Independent

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Jul 28 2020, 8:53am EDT

By Pauline Kerr

The countdown is on!

One month remains in the longest summer holiday our youngsters have ever known – or maybe not.

School boards across the province have been told to prepare for three scenarios. One is a full return to classes, likely involving masks and other safety measures. The second is a continuation of online learning similar to what took place in the spring. The third is a hybrid model, with a partial return to classes and a continuation of some online learning.

Lucknow Sentinel

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Aug 06 2020, 7:24pm EDT
Protect Our Waterways – No Nuclear Waste announces that it is teaming up with Wellington Water Watchers, the powerful environmental advocacy group, to prevent the establishment of a nuclear waste dump for highly radioactive waste in South Bruce. Under this new partnership, Wellington Water Watchers commits to do ‘everything it can’ to help stop the proposed nuclear waste dump.
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Jul 30 2020, 11:08am EDT
Last year, for the 7th annual “Tractor Parade”, over 60 tractors made their way through Lucknow, visiting all three nursing homes and driving the main drag. Read More
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Jul 29 2020, 5:11pm EDT
Camp Kintail is a not-for-profit charitable organization located on Lake Huron, between Goderich and Kincardine. During a normal summer they offer outdoor recreational activities as well as Presbyterian programming for kids and youth, operating as both a residential overnight camp and a daycamp serving the surrounding area. Camp Kintail also hosts school groups throughout the spring and fall, as well as weddings, retreats, and rental groups year-round. This spring and summer, things looked much different.

Kincardine News

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Aug 06 2020, 10:40pm EDT
Bruce Power announced today its Retooling and Economic Recovery Council (RERC) has joined Canada United, a national movement to support local businesses in communities across the country. Read More
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Aug 06 2020, 7:11pm EDT
The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is preparing to welcome visitors back with a gradual reopening, starting on August 10, 2020 as they open to members. Then on August 24, 2020 they will open to the general public. Bruce County continues to put public safety first and will have protocols that keep visitors and staff safe by following guidelines under Stage 3 of the Provincial framework for re-opening and the advice of Grey Bruce Public Health officials.
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Jul 30 2020, 11:53am EDT
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Trillium Court, a long-term care home in Kincardine. The outbreak was declared Tuesday and is listed on the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s outbreak web page. The home was asked to step up already routine, heightened precautions Sunday, Dr. Ian Arra said Tuesday. That’s after receiving a report of […]

Great Lakes Commission

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Aug 11 2020, 1:09pm EDT

Proponents of the launch site advocate for the projected economic development; those against the proposed launch site emphasize the impact to the sensitive shoreline and cite potential pollution to The Great Lakes. Read the full story by Detroit Free Press.

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Aug 11 2020, 1:04pm EDT

Several large lake sturgeon have been found along Lake Michigan at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan; there have been multiple instances this summer. Read the full story by MLive.

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Aug 11 2020, 12:49pm EDT

Through a cooperative effort of federal, state, and local government agencies, electric companies, and others, Sturgeon Passage Project on Wisconsin’s Menominee River was built, complete with a fish elevator, to help transport the fish back and forth between Sturgeon Falls and Lake Michigan. Read the full story by Daily Yonder.

London Free Press

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Aug 11 2020, 12:40pm EDT
LONG POINT — It's a bird! It's a plane! No, wait – it is birds. Thousands of them. Read More
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Aug 08 2020, 5:00pm EDT
A surge of COVID-19 cases among Southwestern Ontario's Mennonite communities is prompting the region's public health offices to work together to keep the virus from spreading in the enclaves of farm families who lead a faith-based lifestyle. Read More
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Aug 08 2020, 9:24am EDT
Remember those mysterious packages of seeds that were showing up in Southwestern Ontario mailboxes? It turns out they were being delivered all across Canada and might be a part of an e-commerce scam. Read More

Cottage Life

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Aug 07 2020, 11:30am EDT

When splicing 12-volt wires in your boat, a super-strong, watertight soldered connection beats crimp-on connectors hands down. You’ll need wire strippers, heat-shrink tubing, a soldering iron, and rosin-cored electrical solder (not plumbing solder).

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Aug 07 2020, 11:02am EDT

The scent of mildew often lingers in a mattress after a long winter in an uninsulated cottage, especially if steps aren’t taken to prevent it in the first place. Should you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having a musty mattress come spring, there are some steps you can take to remove the musty smell. Cottage Life Editor-in-Chief Michelle Kelly has the key to reviving a musty mattress.

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Aug 06 2020, 2:52pm EDT

Tires are by no means invincible, especially when they encounter a stray nail on the road. Rather than wait for a tow truck to bail you out, here’s a simple way to, not only fix a tire but ensure it lasts for the remainder of the tire’s life.

Cottage Coach Adam Holman shows you how to make the repair easily at home or on the go.

Looking for other helpful DIY videos? Cottage Coach has got you covered, watch the full playlist here.

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.