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Mayor thrust into national spotlight amid Walkerton water crisis dies

David Thomson, who served as mayor during the deadly tainted water disaster in Walkerton in May 2000, died Feb. 18 at the age of 93 at Hanover & District Hospital.  A tribute to Mr. Thomson, posted on Brockton’s municipal website, called him a “humble gentleman” who led with “care and compassion for the community.”   David […]

Access to rapid addiction treatment added at Kincardine hospital

Patients in Kincardine now have access to a Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic thanks to a partnership between two regional healthcare organizations. Brightshores Health System and South Bruce Grey Health Centre recently announced a collaboration to enhance access to the RAAM clinics for individuals facing urgent addiction and substance use-related challenges. Brightshores will operate […]

More access to rapid addiction treatment comes online in Grey-Bruce

Patients in Kincardine now have access to a Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic thanks to a partnership between two regional healthcare organizations. Brightshores Health System and South Bruce Grey Health Centre recently announced a collaboration to enhance access to the RAAM clinics for individuals facing urgent addiction and substance use-related challenges. Brightshores will operate […]

Bruce warden returns from ROMA with some successes

Bruce County Warden Chris Peabody left the three-day Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference Tuesday with assurances of more rural access to natural gas and that municipalities would be consulted on impacts such as on housing in the event of future nuclear expansion at the Bruce. Natural gas buildout in Brockton, where Peabody’s mayor, and elsewhere […]

Established business accelerator service opening at Sydenham Campus

Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is establishing an office in Owen Sound where it will provide expertise to help Grey-Bruce businesses stabilize and grow. The Bernick Centre provides mentorship through a global network of experts, programs and services tailored to needs. It will be located in Grey County’s Sydenham Campus, in the former elementary […]

Winter weather system weakening, warming up again

Storms socking it to Grey-Bruce over several days continued Thursday with more lake-effect snow squall warnings. But calmer weather is coming. Many schools have been closed and buses cancelled at least a couple of days this week, granting Snow Days to kids in both the public and Catholic separate school boards. At Bruce Grey Catholic […]

Natural gas expansion delayed, environmental group says don’t blame us

Expansion of natural gas into parts of central and southern Grey-Bruce won’t be completed this year due to Ontario Energy Board review processes, gas company EPCOR has announced. The gas utility asked in June for approval to bring natural gas infrastructure in Brockton, West Grey and Chatsworth and expand gas service in Arran-Elderslie and Kincardine, […]

Saugeen Conservation announces new acting general manager

The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority recently tasked a senior employee with stepping in for General Manager Jennifer Stephens while she is on a leave of absence. In an announcement posted to its website last week, the SVCA formally announced that Erik Downing will take over as acting general manager and secretary-treasurer. Downing has managed the […]

Safe Beach warning system to be tested at Station Beach next summer

Beginning next summer, a first-of-its-kind wave, rip current and rough surf warning system may help better protect Station Beach users in Kincardine. The three-year pilot project spearheaded by the Municipal Innovation Council, an association of eight Bruce County municipalities, aims to develop a real-time beach warning system using an integrated sensor network and machine-learning models […]

Huron Fringe Field Naturalists enjoy birding presentation

The Huron Fringe Field Naturalists (HFFN) were treated to fascinating history and facts, beautiful photographs and remarkable stories as long time HFFN member and lifelong birder James Turland shared his passion Dec. 7. Turland is generous with his time and talents leading hikes for the local nature club, the Bruce Birding Club and the Huron […]

Tiverton coffee house striving to become new tourist draw

Owners of a local coffee house are working to make their business a tourism destination. “The plan is to come up with a calendar of events, twice a month, where we alternate between an art exhibition and an open mic night or having a performer come in,” explained Dan Banko, co-owner of Little Blue House […]

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