Bandshell planned for Bluewater Park in Wiarton

Plans are in the works to erect a bandshell at Bluewater Park in Wiarton. At its meeting on Aug. 2, South Bruce Peninsula council gave approval for the construction of the bandshell in an area of the park near an old fish cleaning hut now used as a storage shed just off William Street. The […]

Man’s body recovered from Irish Lake

Police are investigating after a man’s body was recovered from a lake west of Flesherton last week. On Thursday just before 10 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP, Grey Highlands Fire Department and Grey County Paramedic Services responded to a report of an overdue person in the area of Irish Lake. On Friday, just before noon […]

Multisport race is gruelling but for these athletes, that’s OK

Spencer Summerfield made the gruelling Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race look like a walk in the park. Summerfield, 36, of London, won the run duathlon, which like all the races this year, started and finished in Wiarton’s picturesque bayside Bluewater Park Saturday. He was one of about 340 competitors either in the kids’ races, the paddle-bike-run […]

Gas thefts prompt police advice

South Bruce OPP investigated 10 reports of stolen gasoline since June 1. The frequency of the crime prompted Const. Kevin Martin to issue tips to avoid becoming a victim of this crime. At least three of the 10 thefts involved a fill-up at a gas station without paying. Others involved large quantities of fuel taken […]

Six overdoses in four days prompts alert from health unit

Public health staff know of six non-fatal overdoses between July 31 and Aug. 3 in Grey-Bruce. The Grey Bruce Health Unit issued an overdose alert to announce the prevalence of overdoses and advise that all street drugs should be deemed highly toxic and fatal. Five of the six people who overdosed were unconscious and three […]

Dog show makes successful return to Harrison Park, despite the weather

Through rain or shine, and even a tornado warning, the dog show goes on. The Grey Bruce Kennel and Obedience Club was back at Harrison Park this week after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of dogs competing over the three-day event. And even Wednesday’s weather, which included torrential downpours, thunder […]

Nuclear suppliers donate to find cure for local girl

Bruce Power’s suppliers have donated $10,000 toward finding a cure for the rare inherited disease cystinosis. Olivia Little, a Port Elgin girl, has had the disease since she was 18 months old. Her family in 2013 started the Liv-A-Little Foundation, which will put the money toward research. Olivia takes medication every six hours which slows […]

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