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Blackburn News - Midwestern Ontario

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Dec 06 2022, 3:06pm EST

Southgate Mayor Brian Milne will serve as Warden of Grey County in 2023.

He was acclaimed during Tuesday’s inaugural Council meeting.

Milne is looking forward to seeing new people, new ideas, and new investment. He says pairing that with people who have lived here for generations is a winning combination.

Milne was first elected to Southgate Council in 2003, and this is his second term as mayor.

It’s also his fourth term on Grey County Council.

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Dec 06 2022, 1:15pm EST

The Municipality of Kincardine lowered flags to half staff Tuesday in memory of 14 women senselessly murdered 33 years ago.  December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against women.

On December 6, 1989, 14 young women were killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal because of their gender.

Kincardine urged residents to answer the call to action, by educating themselves and others on gender-based violence, and speaking up against harmful behaviours.

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Dec 06 2022, 9:00am EST

If your little ones were hoping to write a letter to Santa Claus this year, they have until Friday to get it in the mail.

The address is North Pole, HO HO HO, Canada.

If you want a response from Santa, the letter carrier said writers would need to include a return address.

The Kincardine Independent

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Dec 05 2022, 1:41pm EST

The SBGHC Kincardine Hospital Auxiliary was thrilled to present $43,000 to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation on Nov. 23. Their year-end meeting was held at the Ainsdale Golf Club with 38 members in attendance, as well as special guests Michael Barrett, CEO of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre; Bill Heikkila, Chair of the Board of Directors SBGHC; Becky Fair, Chair of the KCHC Foundation; and reporter Liz Dadson.

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Dec 05 2022, 1:28pm EST
By Pauline Kerr

Join Bruce County’s Paramedic Services and their local 911 Emergency Service partners for Stuff-The-Ambulance Holiday Food Drives across the region this December. All donations will be given to the local food banks. One food drive took place on Dec. 5 at Walkerton Independent. Others will be at Kincardine Sobey’s on Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. First Responders Holiday Food and Toy Drive takes place Saturday, Dec. 10 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Port Elgin Independent, Canadian Tire and Walmart, and at Southampton Foodland.

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Dec 05 2022, 1:25pm EST

On Dec. 2, the Township of Huron-Kinloss issued a press release noting that Council and staff were deeply saddened with the passing of Murray Thompson, a former Reeve of the Township of Huron. The Township offers sincere condolences to Thompson’s family and friends during this time. As per the Township of Huron-Kinloss Municipal Flag Protocol By-Law 2016-122, the municipal Canadian flags were flown at half-mast to honour Murray Thompson and his service to the community of Huron-Kinloss.

Lucknow Sentinel

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Nov 28 2022, 12:47pm EST
The Zone C1 Legion Pee Wee Hockey Tournament returned in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The Lucknow legion hosted the event, which ran from Nov. 17 to 19. Everyone who attended was very happy to have this tournament back again. In the “A” finals, Kincardine defeated Goderich, and in the “B” finals, […]
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Nov 24 2022, 4:25pm EST
Ripley-Huron Community School is even closer to making its playground upgrades a reality. “It has been a lot of work, but it has been really rewarding to know people see the value in this project,” said Kristy Botden, fundraising lead for the school community council’s playground project. Initially, the school community council determined a project […]
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Nov 24 2022, 10:23am EST
By Christine Roberts The final 2022 meeting of the Huron Fringe Field Naturalists (HFFN) was all about birds with over 50 members gathering Nov. 22 in the auditorium of the Ripley-Huron Community Centre. HFFN member and expert birder James Turland is the Kincardine compiler for the Christmas Bird Count (CBC). His presentation on the CBC […]

Kincardine News

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Dec 06 2022, 1:18pm EST
Despite challenging weather, Kincardine’s Santa Claus parade saw large crowds on Dec. 3.  Beginning at 4 p.m., 46 floats made their way from Connaught Park to Broadway Street before heading down Queen Street to Victoria Park marking the first rolling Santa Claus parade in Kincardine since 2019. Following the parade, attendees were invited to the […]
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Dec 06 2022, 11:18am EST
The final 2022 meeting of the Ripley and District Horticultural Society (RDHS) was a Christmas luncheon held Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Ripley-Huron Legion Hall. Over 30 members enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary with a fun Christmas program following. Throughout the meeting, door prizes were awarded and a stained glass […]
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Dec 06 2022, 11:06am EST
During the holiday season, there are closures and changes in hours at Kincardine facilities. The following locations are closed from noon on Dec. 23 through to Jan. 2. Regular hours of operation are set to resume on Jan. 3. Municipal Administration Centre at 1475 Concession 5, Kincardine Kincardine Fire & Emergency Services Administration Office at […]

Great Lakes Commission

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Dec 06 2022, 10:47am EST

News Great Lakes Commission launches new resource on drinking water protection efforts

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Dec 05 2022, 11:56am EST

According to the Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System, freshwater jellyfish were first found in Michigan in 1933 in the Huron River near Ann Arbor. Since then, they have been found in Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair and dozens of inland lakes and streams. Read the full story by WOOD-TV – Grand Rapids, MI.

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Dec 05 2022, 11:55am EST

Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the state will contribute $25 million towards the Cuyahoga River Gorge Dam Removal Project. The project will remove the last remaining dam on the lower Cuyahoga, restore more than a mile of river access for community use, while also reestablishing fish and wildlife habitat.  Read the full story by Ideastream.

London Free Press

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Dec 06 2022, 9:16am EST
INGERSOLL – About 50,000 BrightDrop fully electric vehicles will roll off the assembly line at GM's Cami plant as production ramps up, and hiring new workers may not be far behind, automotive industry officials said Monday. Read More
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Dec 06 2022, 7:31am EST
If you needed more proof London’s housing market is in full correction mode, the number of homes sold in November hit a 10-year low while the average selling price dropped for the ninth straight month. Read More
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Dec 04 2022, 12:00am EST
"Our COVID-19 policy is the most scientifically effective, the most economical, and yields the best result," insisted China's People's Daily newspaper after mass public protests against Beijing's "zero COVID" policy last weekend. If President Xi Jinping believes that, he's in for a lot more trouble. Read More

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.