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Sep 24 2021, 3:02pm EDT

The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority has extended the Flood Watch issued on Wednesday until Monday, September 27 for areas downstream of Priceville along the main Saugeen River.

Between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning, the SVCA watershed received as much as 125 millimeters of persistent rain, with the most rain recorded in Durham and Hanover. As a result, water levels in the main Saugeen River continue to build into today in Priceville and Durham, likely to peak overnight.

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Sep 24 2021, 2:55pm EDT

Huron Perth Public Health added six cases of COVID-19 Friday, three in Perth East, and one each in North Perth, Huron East and St. Marys. There are 29 active cases, and three residents are hospitalized with the virus.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit added one new case of COVID-19 Friday, in West Grey. There are 15 active cases. Two residents remain in the hospital fighting the virus.

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Sep 24 2021, 2:53pm EDT

Bruce County is working with a team from the University of Guelph to gain insight into the unique impacts of COVID-19 on residents in rural communities. Bruce County Human Services Director Christine MacDonald says they want to understand which services should be prioritized to meet the needs of residents.

The Kincardine Independent

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Sep 21 2021, 10:45am EDT

By Pauline Kerr

Every election campaign brings to the fore certain issues. Federal campaign 2021 was no different.

Take, for example, the housing crisis – million-dollar price tags on ordinary houses, and people getting into bidding wars for modest apartments, while too many Canadians have been drawing perilously close to becoming homeless.

Apart from the occasional flurry of political controversy over encampments in urban parks, the housing crisis remained a local, not federal issue.

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Sep 21 2021, 10:42am EDT

Conservative – Incumbent candidate Ben Lobb received 30,373 votes or 51.4 per cent of votes cast

Liberal – candidate James Rice received 15,118 votes or 25.6 per cent of votes cast

NDP – candidate Jan Johnstone   received 8,718 votes or 14.7 per cent of votes cast

People’s Party – candidate Jack Stecho received 4,392 votes or 7.4 per cent of votes cast

Independent – candidate Justin L Smith received 509 votes or .9 per cent of votes cast

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Sep 15 2021, 9:04am EDT

By Tammy Schneider

On Sept. 7, the Township of Huron-Kinloss announced it is now a golf car friendly community.

The Township is allowing golf cars with the mandatory registration permit to operate on roadways under the jurisdiction of the Township, as part of the 10-year golf car pilot project with the Ministry of Transportation.

Lucknow Sentinel

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Sep 23 2021, 9:10pm EDT
The Western Ontario Athletic Association (WOAA) handed out awards on Sept. 21 and two local people were recognized by the association. Read More
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Sep 23 2021, 3:19pm EDT
A recent survey shows that the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) transportation planning priorities align closely with what Canadians and Indigenous peoples consider important. A key finding indicated that 91 per cent of all respondents agree that safety is the top requirement when it comes to transporting used nuclear fuel. Results from this survey, which launched in 2020 as part of the organization’s draft transportation planning framework, will help guide and shape future plans for the NWMO’s transportation program.
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Sep 23 2021, 1:36pm EDT
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) refers to their proposed nuclear waste storage plan as the “internationally accepted best practice.” How can they make this claim when there are no operating DGRs in the world for high-level nuclear waste? The daily transporting of high-level waste, the repackaging of the used nuclear fuel bundles with the […]

Kincardine News

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Sep 24 2021, 8:17am EDT
Bruce Power launches isotope merchandise site, donates proceeds to Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Brain Tumour Foundation   Bruce Power has launched a new merchandise website that celebrates the life-saving medical isotopes produced in its reactors, which are used to sterilize medical equipment and treat complex forms of cancer. The timing for the website launch […]
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Sep 23 2021, 9:30pm EDT
Bruce County Public Library (BCPL), in partnership with Alzheimer Society Grey-Bruce, is proud to introduce the addition of Memory Care Kits to our library collection. Read More
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Sep 23 2021, 9:21pm EDT
On Friday, September 17, Eden Babbitt travelled to Toronto to visit the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada and deliver her total raised through her biking fundraiser this summer. She raised a total of $5,355. Babbitt also had the chance to meet the staff and complete her summer 2021 project. Read More

Great Lakes Commission

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Sep 24 2021, 12:28pm EDT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $309,300 grant to the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, to keep litter and trash out of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie provided by the Trash-Free Waters Grant under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Read the full story by WZTE-FM – UNION CITY, PA.

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Sep 24 2021, 12:26pm EDT

The Lake Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy, a nonprofit group based in Marquette, Michigan, received $122,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this year to remove marine debris from Upper Peninsula beaches and harbors. Read the full story by MLive.

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Sep 24 2021, 12:21pm EDT

This year at least six algae blooms were reported on the western arm of Lake Superior, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The blooms of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are likely increasing in the lake due to warm surface water and ample sunlight.

London Free Press

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Sep 23 2021, 4:44pm EDT
When it rained, it poured. A stunning amount of rain lashed London and much of the region Wednesday evening, flooding city streets, knocking out power, forcing closed rural roads and even prompting a state of emergency. Rain remains in the forecast for days, though the worst may be over.
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Sep 23 2021, 3:45pm EDT
Londoners were wringing out Thursday from a monster storm that brought a month’s worth of rain in a little more than a day, leaving countless basements flooded and triggering an emergency declaration in Middlesex County. Read More
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Sep 23 2021, 1:27pm EDT
Relentless rain that pounded the London region – more than 100 millimetres in some areas – flooded roads and streets Wednesday, causing Middlesex County to declare a state of emergency and one of its municipalities temporarily closed all roads. Read More

Cottage Life

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Sep 24 2021, 4:48pm EDT
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Sep 24 2021, 3:00pm EDT

Looking to get into the autumn spirit? Now’s the time to try one of our favourite fall recipes. From sweet and sticky caramel apples to creamy soup, we’ve got a variety of seasonal choices for your every mood.

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Sep 24 2021, 11:10am EDT

The sun’s going down earlier, and there’s a chill in the air in the morning and at night. That means that it’s fall, and you need to prepare your yard for the winter. Here are some to-do items to add to your list. 

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Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

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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.