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.
By Barb McKay
Natural gas is finally coming to the region and customers could be connected as early as fall 2019.
By Barb McKay
After more than five years of rigorous planning, fundraising and cutting through red tape, the Huron Shores Hospice suite at Tiverton Park Manor is ready to offer quality end-of-life care to those who need it most.
The Ballaghs took to the stage at the Kincardine Center for the Arts on Friday evening. The group shared folk music with attendees with proceeds going towards World Fiddle Day Kincardine. (Chris Bianco Photo)
Supporters jammed the Mildmay-Carrick Recreation Complex Thursday evening to hear from the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.
Doug Ford spoke to the crowd of more than 300 people, once again taking aim at the compensation of Hydro One executives.
Ford repeated his promise to fire CEO Mayo Schmidt and the board of directors if elected on June 7, claiming the board made a secret deal to double Schmidt’s severance package if he is fired.
The president of the Bluewater Recycling Association says some people have become a little complacent about what they put in their blue box and that’s created problems for recycling companies.
Francis Veilleux explains over the years they’ve added to the list of materials they accept, and that’s led to some confusion over what is recyclable and what is not.
Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson has tabled legislation to proclaim June 7 of each year as Great Lakes Day in Ontario.
“Regardless of political stripe, we all share responsibility for the protection of our Great Lakes. A Great Lakes Day will provide an opportunity for all Ontarians to come together, promote best practices already employed, and continue to work for the preservation of this natural resource,” stated Thompson on Wednesday in the House.
The Great Lakes provide drinking water for 8.5-million Canadians and are a hub of economic and recreational activity in Ontario.
The shipping company recently named as the party responsible for damage to underwater power lines and the controversial Line 5 oil and gas pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac has been tied to maritime hazards at least once before. Read the full story by MLive.
In “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” journalist Dan Egan crafts a cautious yet hopeful narrative using history, reporting, and his own experiences to highlight the threats posed to the world’s largest freshwater system. Read the full story by Detroit Public TV.
The award-winning documentary “Crossing Lake Huron” will be shown at the State Theatre in Traverse City, Michigan. The half-hour special documents three guys from Stand Up for Great Lakes as they make the 90-mile trip across Lake Huron on nothing but a stand-up paddle board. Read the full story by WWTV-Cadillac, MI.
Former London radio host Andrew Lawton has been appointed to represent the Progressive Conservatives in the London West riding for the upcoming Ontario election.
Citing a time crunch, PC leader Doug Ford on Saturday announced he had appointed 11 candidates in ridings where nomination meetings had yet to be scheduled.
One of those ridings was London West, where Lawton will now represent the PC party in its bid to unseat two-term NDP MPP Peggy Sattler.
It’s a safe bet that if you ask anyone who lives in the Wingham area, particularly near Bluevale, they would know who died in a double-homicide late last month.
Or, if you scour social media and did a little digging around, you would come up with their names.
But The London Free Press can’t tell you who they are – and it’s unlikely we may ever be able to tell you the full story of what happened at a rural address in northern Huron County, north of London.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath took a swing at Doug Ford in a trek though London and Sarnia on Wednesday, saying his plan to replace a hike in the minimum wage with a tax cut was a “ripoff.”
“He hasn’t done the math. It’s clear that people will be better off with a $15/hour minimum wage than the tax cut he has proposed. This is about ripping off hard-working Ontarians,” she said in a stop at Innovation Works in downtown London.
Every October, over 100 outdoor enthusiasts gather in Oregon for the annual American Long Distance Hiking Association (ALDHA) conference. The event is the veritable “who’s who” of the hiking world, yet despite what you’d assume the attendees have in common there’s one thing that might surprise you: most don’t own or wear hiking boots.
We sometimes take our tools for granted, and while there’s a lot to be said for intuition in the workshop, there’s even more to be said for using the right tools, the right way. While you might swear by the latest “lifehack,” it’s important to remember that your tools are impeccably designed pieces of machinery that have either been refined and perfected over centuries, or through hundreds of hours of testing and tweaking in engineer-staffed laboratories.
A gorgeous cottage in the Kawarthas boasts plenty of space for living and a chef’s dream kitchen.
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.