Bruce Peninsula

Descendants of Africa captain to visit site of shipwreck next year

Descendants of the captain who perished when his the Africa disappeared hauling coal from the United States to Owen Sound 128 years ago have been offered a chance to visit the site of the recently discovered shipwreck. Local filmmakers Yvonne Drebert and Zach Melnick discovered the shipwreck of the Africa on the bottom of Lake […]

SON considering appealing peninsula claim decision to Supreme Court

A Saugeen Ojibway Nation lawyer said they’re considering seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada a recent Ontario appeal court decision concerning SON’s multi-billion-dollar Bruce Peninsula land claim and Aboriginal title claim. SON lawyer Cathy Guirguis said Thursday they have until the end of October to formalize an appeal of the Aug. […]

Pickett brothers win their first beach volleyball gold together

Bruce Peninsula brothers Jonny and Danny Pickett won gold representing the Guelph Griffins in a national tournament of university and college teams Sunday. It was the first time the brothers competed on the same team in a beach volleyball tournament, which was held at Ashbridges Bay Park, touted as the home of North America’s biggest […]

Bruce County-wide fire ban lifted but peninsula still restricted

The Bruce County fire chiefs have lifted a comprehensive fire ban but the Bruce Peninsula remains a provincial restricted fire zone, where all outdoor fires are prohibited except campfires in organized campgrounds, a news release from the county’s fire chiefs said. Otherwise, prohibited fires include campfires and recreational fires, open-air burning of any kind, including […]

Bruce Peninsula’s air quality reduced by Quebec, N. Ont. wildfires

People were advised Saturday to stay indoors or seek medical help as needed if feeling the effects of wildfire smoke from out of the area, which is impacting the air quality on the Bruce Peninsula. “Smoke is visible throughout the Bruce Peninsula and the smell of smoke or burning plastic is noticeable,” an advisory Saturday […]

Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre celebrates 50 years of memories

Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre’s 50th anniversary alumni gathering Saturday was a chance for past and present staff and others to reminisce and celebrate the creation of a landmark in the lives of Grey-Bruce public school students. A Saturday brunch welcomed staff past and present, dignitary supporters including some with the foundation, school board and some […]

Bruce Peninsula will be represented at King Charles’ coronation

When King Charles III walks through the public galleries at his Windsor Castle home, his eye might fall upon a Bruce Peninsula artist’s watercolour. It’s a coronation gift which Lin Souliere painted called “Canadian Shield Rock, Georgian Bay.” It depicts predominantly an outcrop of shoreline rocks of red and other colours, with blue shimmering waters, […]

Local Special Olympics athletes impress at provincial championships

After a three-year wait – and a little longer due to the weather – Special Olympics athletes from the Owen Sound and the central Bruce Peninsula region returned to the Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Provincial Championships at Arrowhead Provincial Park this past weekend. The Owen Sound Waxwings and Central Bruce Snow Gliders nordic ski teams […]

New owner of Ebel Quarries near Wiarton plans expansion

Polycor Inc., a company with quarries and manufacturing plants across North America and Europe, has big plans for its newly purchased Ebel Quarries Inc. near Wiarton. The Quebec-based company plans to invest more than $1 million worth of quarrying and sawing equipment into the long-time family-run businesses this year, said Matt Howard, co-chief operating officer […]

Oliphant man’s donation accepted by Ukraine’s consul general in person

Tom Zytariuk wanted to do something to help Ukraine fight back against Russia’s daily attacks, including the missiles targeting Ukraine’s electrical grid in the freezing cold of winter. He and his wife Diana donated their gas-powered generator, capable of powering nearly their entire house, via the Ukrainian consulate in Toronto. “The average citizen in Ukraine […]

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