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Jun 14 2021, 10:26am EDT

Whether the Jays and Raptors can start playing games at home again may depend on what the federal government says, but the province has released a framework that could see a return to play.

Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Lisa MacLeod announced today 18 leagues in six sports could start playing games so long as they get their public health unit’s approval. Players would also have to adhere to mask-wearing, cohorting, and other restrictions.

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Jun 14 2021, 6:15am EDT

A man is accused of assaulting two Owen Sound police officers responding to a dispute at in the Walmart parking lot.

In a release, police say they got a report that a man was allegedly attacking another man. Officers say when they arrived they were approached by “an enraged” man who they say did not listen when told to back away.

One of the officers used a taser but was hit causing the weapon to miss. The second officer was then punched.

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Jun 13 2021, 3:01pm EDT

COVID case numbers are remaining steady in the Grey-Bruce region.

Saturday’s report the local public health authority reported just five new cases. Two in West Gray, and one each in South Bruce, Saugeen Shores and Hanover.

This is the second consecutive day that the health unit has reported five cases.

It brings the region’s total number of cases to 1393 throughout the pandemic. 41 of the cases are considered to be active, and only three involve variants of concern.

There have been 117,166 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations given in Grey-Bruce as of Friday.

The Kincardine Independent

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Jun 09 2021, 11:22am EDT

In a public statement on June 7, Premier Ford announced that businesses and restaurants in Ontario can begin to reopen for in-store sales and patio service beginning on Friday, June 11, days earlier than expected.

It’s been more than two months since the province declared a province-wide shutdown and stay-at-home order that closed retail and restaurants to all but pick up or delivery.

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Jun 09 2021, 11:15am EDT


By Tammy Schneider

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Amidst the battle cry of how we are all in this together and promotions to shop local, there is no doubt that repeated closures of small businesses, especially those in the service industry, have taken a financial and mental health toll on operators.

For Shawna Small, owner of InStyle Hair Studio on Queen Street, 2020 and 2021 didn’t turn out like anything she could have imagined.

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Jun 08 2021, 1:27pm EDT

Lucknow Sentinel

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Jun 11 2021, 7:52am EDT
Bruce Power donates $30,000 to Relay for Life virtual events   Bruce Power is matching donations up to $30,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society’s virtual Relay for Life events in Stratford and at Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS), in Port Elgin. Due to COVID-19, both events will be held virtually on Saturday, June 12, instead […]
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Jun 11 2021, 7:20am EDT
The acronym NWMO means (the Canadian) Nuclear Waste Management Organization – however, their end goal is not management but ultimately, abandonment. NWMO acknowledges that. NWMO must rethink its position and assumptions on Deep Geological Repository (DGR) abandonment. Host rock geology cannot be counted on to maintain the required long-term stability for a DGR. Because geology is a descriptive science, […]
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Jun 11 2021, 6:50am EDT
On June 8, a delegation from Protect Our Waterways presented to Council and held a parade. “The NWMO encourages public discourse about the project. We are aware there are concerns and it is important for the NWMO to understand those concerns so we can address them,” said Tareq Al-Zabet, Director of Site Selection—Southwestern Ontario. “It […]

Kincardine News

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Jun 11 2021, 7:41am EDT
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has been awarded the 2021 Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Gold Program of the Year, for biodiversity programs at the Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF). Read More
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Jun 11 2021, 7:34am EDT
On June 7, Kincardine Municipal Council approved the establishment of a new Community Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Advisory Committee (IDEA AC). This community committee will provide guidance and advice on the development of a strategy and actions to move the needle on improving Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access – both in the organization and […]
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Jun 11 2021, 7:30am EDT
Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority has declared a Level 1 Low Water Condition for the entire watershed in response to persistent dry conditions and is encouraging a voluntarily 10% reduction in non-essential water consumption to help mitigate the impacts of low water conditions. This includes areas within Saugeen Shores, Arran-Elderslie, Chatsworth, Grey Highlands, Southgate, West Grey, Brockton, South Bruce, Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss, Wellington-North and Minto.

Great Lakes Commission

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Jun 11 2021, 1:01pm EDT

The state held a public feedback event this past week as New York State works on a study about creating wind energy in the Great Lakes, which is expected to be finished early next year. Read the full story by WIVB – TV – Syracuse, NY.

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Jun 11 2021, 12:56pm EDT

The Great Lakes News Collaborative noted in February that experts view the state, with its abundant supply of fresh water, as a likely refuge for climate migrants. Though the collaborative found that, in many cases, the coordinated, long-range preparation for climate change has not been done. Read the full story by GreatLakesNow.

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Jun 11 2021, 12:52pm EDT

The USACE Buffalo District and its contractor Michigan-based Great Lakes Dock & Materials, L.L.C have completed the repair work to the east breakwater in Great Sodus Harbor in Wayne County, NY. Repairs include 525 feet steel sheet pile wall providing protection critical to reduce the rate of erosion. Read the full story by

London Free Press

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Jun 13 2021, 11:43am EDT
After the funeral, some mourners jostled to touch the four caskets, each draped in a Canadian flag, as they were wheeled away to hearses at a London mosque. Read More
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Jun 11 2021, 2:58pm EDT
An internal Facebook probe into the account of the Londoner charged with killing four people in an alleged hate-motivated attack turned up no links to hate groups or inappropriate content, the social media giant says. Read More
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Jun 11 2021, 10:30am EDT
Nearly $2 million — and counting — has been donated to assist the surviving member of the London family killed in an alleged anti-Islamic attack last weekend. Read More

Cottage Life

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Jun 14 2021, 9:26am EDT

Before humans invented fire, the only things that lit up the night were the moon, the stars and bioluminescent creatures—including fireflies. These ambassadors of natural wonder are soft-bodied beetles that emit “cold light,” using a biochemical reaction housed in their abdominal lanterns.

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Jun 14 2021, 6:00am EDT

Even the most traditional cottages need a bit of sprucing up from time to time.

A new item or two can take a room from feeling cluttered to cohesive.

You won’t be alone in your DIY project either, as a recent study from Kijiji called The Home Sweet Home Report found that 60 per cent of Canadians have been using the extra time at home over the past year to take on home renovation and decor projects. So if you’re ready to clean up your cottage and tackle a DIY project in the process, here are a few simple ideas that you can try this summer.

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Jun 11 2021, 10:02am EDT

Birds are a tremendous source of joy and solace, so it’s no wonder bird feeders are so popular. Bird feeders let you see birds up close, take in every stunning detail, learn their vocalizations, and observe their habits and quirks. (And you can do all that from the comfort of your home, while sipping your coffee.)

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.