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
The Lucknow Kinsmen Soccer Fields have been damaged by what appears to be a motorized vehicle.
Tire tracks have left marks in the grass of the field and will add to the maintenance costs, according to Mark Hackett, facility manager of the Lucknow and District Recreation Department.
“I am currently trying to obtain information to see if we can figure out a timeline when this incident might have happened,” he said in an email.
Several Lucknow residents woke up Tuesday morning to discover they had been robbed.
As of Friday afternoon, the South Bruce OPP confirmed 11 reports of vehicle entries and theft across seven different streets in Lucknow. Police believe the incidents took place between 8 p.m. on Monday night and 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
For Lucknow residents Scott and Luanne Gilkes, who noticed two chainsaws and a toolbox taken from their garage Tuesday morning, the cost of replacing the items is less concerning than the idea of how close the robber or robbers may have been.
Huron County Public Health officials are warning residents to protect themselves from ticks and mosquitos.
Public Health Inspector Kaitlyn Kelly said the risk of becoming ill from a bug bite in Huron County is low, but it is still important to protect yourself against Lyme disease and West Nile virus.
Lyme disease is spread through the bite of an infected black-legged tick. A tick must be attached and feeding for at least 24-36 hours before the tick will start to transmit the bacteria, so early detection and removal is important.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization is providing updates on its site selection process regarding the deep geological repository.
NWMO Vice President of Site Selection Ben Belfadhel was at South Bruce Council Tuesday night and said the next phase involves inspecting possibly suitable land for the project.
“One of the criteria we’re going to use to select the site is safety,” he said. “Safety is paramount. So we want to make sure that the geology of the area is suitable.”
Residential sales activity in Grey Bruce Owen Sound dropped over 18 per cent last month but remained near the 10-year average for sales.
The Real Estate Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound said the average price of homes sold in April 2019 was $384,580, up 9.8 per cent from April 2018. Aside from an aberrant reading in August 2018, this was the highest average price on record in the region.
The more comprehensive year-to-date average price was $365,698, up 8.4 per cent from the first four months of 2018.
A bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-8) could require testing for more PFAS chemicals nationwide. Read the full story by The Livingston Daily.
In recent weeks, President Trump has begun honing his message on the environment for his 2020 reelection bid. It amounts to this: Make the Great Lakes great again. However, critics point out that Trump is promising to fund Great Lakes programs only after the White House threatened multiple times to cut money to them in its official budget requests to Congress. Read the full story by The Washington Post.
The U.S. Coast Guard at the Port of Rochester is feeling the effects of the rising levels of Lake Ontario, and it’s having an impact on their operations. Read full story by WWTI-TV – Watertown, NY.
It may seem like a wasp’s only concern is getting at your can of pop, but a new study published out of the University of Michigan suggests that they may be smarter than we think. Elizabeth Tibbetts, the associate chair for research and ethics at the University of Michigan’s biology department and the lead researcher on the study, says paper wasps exhibit transitive inference.
Garlic mustard is an invasive plant brought to North America from Europe. Its aggressive growth in natural woodland areas, agricultural fields, and home gardens negatively impacts landowners and Ontario wildlife by forming dense stands that crowd out other plant species. It’s not impossible to get rid of, but you need to approach the job properly, or you’ll just help it spread even more.
The May long weekend has long been the unofficial start to cottage season in Ontario. It’s the time of year many people are opening up their cottages for the first time after a winter hibernating in the city. While everyone wants to head up, relax and enjoy the long weekend, there may be some housework and light chores that need to get done in order to get the cottage back in shape for the season, and to maximize summer enjoyment of the property.
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.