Bruce Peninsula

Wiarton-area woman says cold water swimming ‘changed my life’

As temperatures dipped below -25 C with the wind chill Saturday morning, 76-year-old Joan Barton stripped down to her “skivvies” and plunged into the near-freezing waters of Colpoys Bay. The spirited South Bruce Peninsula woman swam in the frigid deep-blue water for exactly three minutes — one minute for each degree of water temperature — […]

Christmas bird counts held in Grey-Bruce

Grey-Bruce Christmas bird counts have wrapped up for another year. In Grey-Bruce there were about 10 counts again in 2021 ranging from the Kincardine, Hanover and Meaford areas in the south all the way up to Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the north. The Owen Sound count on Dec. 18 was […]

86 COVID-19 cases reported in Grey-Bruce on Sunday

Another 86 COVID-19 cases were reported in Grey-Bruce on Sunday. There were 15 new cases in Owen Sound and 14 in Saugeen Shores. Arran-Elderslie and South Bruce each added seven cases, while South Bruce Peninsula added six and Kincardin and the Blue Mountains each added five. Other municipalities with new cases included Hanover (4), Meaford […]

19 new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday by Grey Bruce Health Unit

The Grey Bruce Health Unit says 19 new local COVID-19 cases were reported on Christmas — a day assessment centres in both Owen Sound and Kincardine were closed. Both Grey Highlands and Huron-Kinloss had three new cases apiece, while West Grey, South Bruce Peninsula and Kincardine each had two new cases, according to public health’s […]

SBP planning to upgrade Mary Street in Wiarton in 2022

South Bruce Peninsula is planning to use senior government grants and reserve fund dollars to pay for a $4-million project to upgrade four blocks of Mary Street in Wiarton in 2022. Council voted Dec. 21 to approve a $3.88-million bid from Harold Sutherland Construction to replace underground infrastructure and reconstruct the street from Claude Street, […]

Northern Bruce Peninsula receives report for information

Northern Bruce Peninsula council has voted to receive for information the integrity commissioner’s report that concluded Coun. James Mielhausen breached provincial conflict-of-interest rules and the municipal code of conduct by advancing a zoning amendment for a large, private parking lot project proposed by his daughter’s employer. At its Dec. 13 meeting, council voted 3-1 in […]

SBP receiving funds to support downtown Wiarton businesses

Downtown Wiarton businesses — which have dealt with the effects of an $11-million Big Dig infrastructure project and the 21-month COVID-19 pandemic — will soon receive some assistance aimed at revitalizing community main streets. South Bruce Peninsula recently announced that it is one of 65 southern Ontario communities that will receive funding to participate in […]

Grey-Bruce adds 36 COVID-19 cases on Monday

The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported another 36 COVID-19 cases on Monday. Of the new cases, five each were in Georgian Bluffs, Owen Sound and Saugeen Shores, while four were in Grey Highlands. There were three cases each in Arran-Elderslie and Hanover, two each in Chatsworth, South Bruce Peninsula and The Blue Mountains and single […]

Winds Thursday leave more without power

There were numerous localized power outages reported on Hydro One’s Stormcentre map Thursday in Grey-Bruce, as the second windstorm in a week swept through. By 5 p.m., the online outage map showed two areas of the Bruce Peninsula involving fewer than 100 customers, plus 138 customers at Sauble, fewer than 20 outside of Port Elgin […]

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