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.
Three local fall fair ambassadors will take part in the CNE Ambassador of the Fairs Competition from Aug. 17–19, 2018.
The annual event draws ambassadors from afar, but will also feature Kincardine’s Priyanka Kalra, Tiverton’s Kady Rice and Ripley’s Jennelle Smeltzer.
The trio will take part in the competition, which is a longstanding tradition at the CNE in its 47th year, which “aims to promote, educate and celebrate Canadian agriculture while bridging the gap between rural and urban communities.”
Two local actors have been case in Norm Foster’s ‘The Melville Boys’ comedy coming up at Bluewater Summer Playhouse.
As nomination day closed July 27, the Municipality of Kincardine will see a number of elections on Ontario Election Day Oct. 22, 2018.
The unofficial list of candidates on the municipal website Monday listed the race for mayor pitting incumbent Anne Eadie against Ron Stephens.
The Councillor-At-Large race will see incumbents Gord Campbell and Andrew White up against Dave Cuyler, Laura Haight, Doug Kennedy, and Marie Wilson.
In the Ward 1 Town of Kincardine race incumbent Maureen Couture is up against Gerry Glover and Adam Cherry.
Mary-Kate Duggan and Ava Ferguson were enchanted by the Sunset Fairy during the Kincardine BIA Street Park on Queen Street on Aug. 12. (Tammy Schneider photo)
Tammy Schneider photo
Work on the long-awaited Kincardine to Inverhuron Provincial Park (KIPP) Trail could begin next spring.
Families and seniors were out in the streets to catch over three dozen antique tractors rolling through Lucknow on Saturday morning.
The event, which has turned into an annual one for local antique tractor owners, saw at least 37 tractors make their way into Lucknow, with stops past the Nine Mile Villa, Pinecrest Manor and Sepoy Manor Seniors Community, with many stopping at Mary’s Restaurant to show off their machines and have breakfast.
The Lucknow Pool treated families to an ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ on Wednesday August 1, 2018.
A certified list of municipal candidates has been released for the Township of Huron-Kinloss leading up to the Oct. 22, 2018 municipal election.
Notice is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the Township of Huron-Kinloss The period commenced May 1, 2018 and completed on nomination day, July 27, 2018, with the following persons filed all necessary papers, declarations and fees.
As Clerk, I am satisfied that such persons are qualified and that their Nominations satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996,” said Huron-Kinloss clerk Emily Dance.
The old bridge at the north end of Bayfield will be replaced.
Bluewater Mayor Tyler Hessel says some engineering work still needs done, but a new bridge on Hwy. 21 will be coming.
“Within the next year I guess is the easiest way to put it. They haven’t put down concrete dates yet, but they’d like to start construction in 2019 or 2020,” stated Hessel.
The existing bridge will be used until construction begins, at which time a temporary bridge will be constructed as the old bridge is replaced.
The OPP remain on the scene of a collision near Arthur.
Wellington Rd. 109 is closed between Charles St and Hwy. 6, while Wellington Rd. 12 is blocked between Wellington Rd. 109 and 18th Line
Police say they don’t know what time the road will be reopened.
The Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound says residential sales activity is down 21.6% from a strong July in 2017.
261 units were sold in July.
However, the average price of homes sold in July 2018 was a record $353,158, rising 12.5% from July 2017.
The number of new residential listings in the region numbered 367 units in July—-a decrease of 19.7% on a year-over-year basis and was the lowest number of new listings to hit the market since the early 1990’s.
A small amount of the most highly radioactive waste on the planet, spent nuclear fuel, is planned for shipment from an Illinois nuclear power plant through Michigan, on its way to Canada. The shipment is prompting concern from regional environmental groups. Read the full story by the Detroit News.
Data provided by the Canadian federal government shows municipalities reported 215 billion litres of raw sewage were spilled or leaked into lakes and rivers without being treated in 2017. Over the last five years, the total amount is in excess of one trillion litres. Read the full story by CTV news.
Several protesters who participated in the fall 2016 demonstrations trying to block the oil pipeline at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota are now setting up camp near Mackinaw City, Michigan, to protest against Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline, which passes under the Straits of Mackinac. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
Sunny skies and strong motivation propelled Southwestern Ontario cyclists in a weekend fundraising event to a $1.4- million finish to help fight multiple sclerosis.
About 1,600 cyclists rode from Grand Bend to London and back Saturday and Sunday, a distance of about 150 km, in the annual PwC MS Bike Tour to raise money for MS research and supports.
Finish lines at Western University’s Perth Hall residence in London and the Grand Bend Motorplex were equipped with upbeat music, cheers, refreshments and, best of all, massages, to welcome the weary riders.
TORONTO – Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts, including one for a massive wind farm near London where area residents voted overwhelmingly against wind turbines but had them imposed on them by the former Liberal government.
The Tory government says the cancellations are part of its effort to reduce Ontarians electricity bills.
The scorching Canada Day weekend heat wave is long over, but it’s not time to breathe a sigh of relief in Southwestern Ontario yet.
Bad air quality is in the cards for the region Monday, and Environment Canada is warning the public to stay vigilant. Light winds and stagnant weather are expected to cause more ground-level ozone, a substance that emerges when organic compounds and pollution react with the sunlight.
With no new growth in the large fires for several days, crews are making progress on their perimeters. Parry sound 33 and North Bay 72 are now considered “held”. Some residents are now returning to their homes in the areas, but a daytime ban between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. is still place for waterways in Pickerel river and Key River.
There’s a shooting out on an isolated stretch of northern Ontario wilderness. A body is left behind, its tongue and nose cut out. A single bullet is removed from the corpse’s shoulder, but without witnesses or a suspect, investigations soon hit a dead end. The case goes cold.
No, this isn’t an episode of CSI. It’s an unsolved case from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry cold case files.
Updated August 8, 2018
As fire crews from all over the country and abroad continue their efforts to battle forest fires across the province, good news is emerging.
“There has been good progress with containing the fires,” Shane McCool, fire information officer for the ministry, says. “Weekend rain helped establish a nearly complete containment of the perimeter of Parry Sound 33.”
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.