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Spring clean up suggested on Earth Day

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority is encouraging everyone to celebrate Earth Day.

From signing up to plant trees in your community, to picking up litter with your friends, or even just turning off the lights, there are many sustainable actions that can be made.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Conservation Educator Denise Iszczuk said Earth Day comes at the perfect time of year.

Local events being held to help remove garlic mustard plants

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority is hosting two events next month to remove Garlic Mustard plants from the Clinton Conservation Area and from McNaughton Park in Exeter.

Conservation Educator Nina Sampson explains the Garlic Mustard plant is very invasive, and does not have any natural predators.

The plant also comes up sooner, and goes to seed very quickly, and produce a lot of seeds. The plant can quickly take over the undergrowth of an entire forest.

Barra MacNeils headlining Kincardine Scottish Festival

The 20th Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be headlined by Canadian Celtic music darlings, The Barra MacNeils.

The Cape Breton-Island based family group will join the returning Mudmen, Canadian fiddler Shane Cook and Irish sister-group the Screaming Orphans as musical performers at the festival, which is scheduled for July 5 to 7 in and around Victoria Park in Kincardine.

Bruce County joins Grey Immigration partnership

A formal partnership is being formed between Bruce and Grey County councils to attract more immigrants to the area.

Bruce County council voted to endorse a local immigration partnership with Grey County, which will see the formation of a partnership council, including an application for a five-year grant from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for a staff position to be split between the two counties.

Flooding possible for Ausable Bayfield Watershed

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch.

Heavy rains across Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority watershed could cause flooding problems over the Easter weekend. A series of low-pressure systems have combined and will continue to pass through Southern Ontario over the next several days. A cold front is forecast to move across the ABCA watershed this afternoon, bringing with it the potential for heavy rainfall and isolated thunderstorms.

Michigan’s governor blocked an oil tunnel in the Great Lakes — but says she’s still open to it

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she’s open to allowing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite ordering state officials not to act on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.

Drug bust Wednesday in Huron-Kinloss

Two people face a number of charges after drugs and related paraphernalia were found by police at a Huron-Kinloss property.

Wednesday’s search was at a property on Bruce Rd. 1 and involved multiple units including OPP, Street Crime Units from Grey-Bruce and Huron-Perth, and the West Region OPP Emergency Response Team members.

Various amounts of cocaine, hydromorphone pills and methamphetamine were confiscated, along with scales, packaging material and other drug paraphernalia.