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Students compete in GIS Day contest using StoryMaps

Students across Grey and Bruce counties recently competed in a map-making competition using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help solve local queries and showcase the area’s tourism hot spots. GIS is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing and visualizing geographic data, often used to help make decisions. Such  systems are used every day by mobile […]

SBP to explore hiring full-time employee to oversee STRA and MAT programs

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is looking to hire a new part-time short-term rental accommodation (STRA) licensing and compliance officer after a successful first year running the program, according to a staff report presented to council on Tuesday. Staff said the town’s current licensing and compliance officer has decided not to renew their contract […]

Work continues to study safety options at Kincardine’s Station Beach

Data from sensors on land and in the water to study how to make Kincardine’s Station Beach safer will be analyzed this winter. This three-year “Smart Beach” pilot project is developing a real-time beach warning system to provide local water conditions, including rough surf and the presence of rip currents, to improve beach safety in […]

Municipality accepting Community Investment Grant applications

The Municipality of Kincardine is once again offering financial support to local non-profits through its Community Investment Grant (CIG) program. “The Kincardine (CIG program) has been consistently supportive of the work we do at Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey,” said Michelle Lamont, Women’s House community and fund development coordinator. “We appreciate their annual financial […]

Give input on the future of Kincardine’s waterfront

The Municipality of Kincardine is hosting a community workshop focused on its Waterfront Master Plan.  “Attendance at our August session was great. The community is passionate about our waterfront, so registration helps us know how many to expect,” says Director of Community Services Jayne Jagelewski. “The focus is on one and a half kilometers of […]

Huron Fringe Field Naturalists end busy October with advocacy

By Christine Roberts Environmental advocacy was the through line of the Oct. 25 meeting of the Huron Fringe Field Naturalists (HFFN). Inspired by the Bluewater Astronomical Society’s dark skies presentation in September, members are reaching out to the Municipality of Kincardine to voice concerns over proposed changes to the Kincardine downtown improvements with particular attention […]

Bruce County birder breaks Ontario Big Year record

Kiah Jasper has been bitten by the birding bug. And the 20-year-old from Mar has made the most of that passion by setting an Ontario Big Year record for spotting the most species of birds in the province in one year. Jasper set the mark on Oct. 10 in Windsor with his 347th species, when […]

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