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.
Unseasonably warm temperatures last week thawed ice on Lake Huron and forced it into the Penetangore River near the Queen Street bridge. (photo courtesy of Steve Small)
A police officer and a civilian were injured Saturday after a man drove through a police barricade near Ripley on Saturday.
By Barb McKay
There could be a new federal government in power before a decision is made on Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) proposed project to build a deep geologic repository to store low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste.
Drivers are facing fog, drizzle and freezing rain in different parts of our region today.
Some areas are reporting dense fog patches, with limited visibility at times.
There is also a risk of freezing rain – mainly over northern Bruce and Grey counties, including the Bruce Peninsula.
Over northern portions of the Peninsula, the freezing rain may last for several hours before changing to rain.
Highways, secondary roads, walkways and parking lots may become very icy.
Goderich could be back in the Great Lakes cruise business in the near future.
Town C-A-O Larry McCabe has invited the head of Great Lakes Cruise Lines to a meeting in Goderich this spring.
The cruise company is hoping to double the number of cruise ship voyages on the Great Lakes and McCabe would like to see Goderich become one of their stops. Cruise ships have come into Goderich in the past.
The first step is paying a five-thousand dollar fee to become a member of the group.
Freezing rain is likely for Midwestern Ontario Monday.
Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the following areas:Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County
The weather agency is tracking a Colorado low weather system over the region. A few areas from the Oak Ridges Moraine to the Dundalk highlands may see patchy freezing drizzle in the overnight hours of Sunday night to Monday morning.
The American chairwoman of the International Joint Commission will speak about managing water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, a year after the implementation of the much-maligned Plan 2014 regulations. Read the full story by the Watertown Daily Times.
In Michigan, a Gaylord High School limnology class is now able to say they have tried Asian carp in a variety of styles including battered and fried, in a kebab, as dumplings, smoked, as burgers, cajun-styled and as fish tacos with a Baja sauce.
Huge slabs of ice that were recently pushed across Lake Erie and up against Ohio’s Ottawa County shoreline are expected to recede from thawing temperatures this weekend. They have proved to be an amazing spectacle for many people. Read the full story by Toledo Magazine.
Maple syrup is sometimes known as “liquid gold,” but thanks to a new California law, another metal may be appearing on labels.
Even for Canadians who grew up driving through the whitest of blizzards and across the blackest stretches of ice, travelling in winter is no easy feat.
That’s why you should always be prepared. In case you get into an accident or simply come across one, here are 10 items you should always keep in your car.
A snow scraper and shovel
Each year, we receive thousands of entries, and your photos continue to surprise and delight us. Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days, with the ability to automatically adjust to lighting and movement, or combine several photos into one great shot.
“My measure of success is asking, ‘Do I wish I took this photo?’ If the answer is yes, you know it’s a strong shot,” says Cottage Life photographer and contest judge Paul Orenstein. We love seeing the unique aspects of cottage and cabin life in your photos, but also the commonalities that bind all cottagers together.
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.