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Community organizations rise to the challenges faced from Covid

EPCOR’s Heart + Soul Fund supports Southern Bruce non-profits   COVID-19 has been a constant challenge for the non-profit sector. With fundraising the primary source of revenue for most of these organizations, the pandemic has left many struggling to survive. With a staff of just two people, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kincardine & District […]

Community Awareness page for Crime Stoppers month

The first publicly recorded use of the term “Crime Stoppers” came about in 1947 when it appeared in a Dick Tracy comic strip in syndicated newspapers around the world. You might ask your parents or grandparents if they recall the Dick Tracy comics when they were growing up. The official history of Crime Stoppers began […]

Bruce Power completes shipment of Cobalt-60 for worldwide use

Bruce Power has completed another harvest of Cobalt-60, a vital resource in supporting the global fight against the omicron variant, by sterilizing billions of pieces of medical equipment used by … Continue reading Bruce Power completes shipment of Cobalt-60 for worldwide use

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Ontario Temporarily Moving to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen

From the premier’s office – Time-limited measures needed to preserve hospital capacity as province continues to accelerate booster dose rollout January 03, 2022 In response to recent trends that show … Continue reading Ontario Temporarily Moving to Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen

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Letter to the Editor: Questionable practises

People retained by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization keep showing up in the minutes from the South Bruce Community Business Association. Andy Keir spiked my interest. He is around from the beginning when the process started between NWMO and the municipality of South Bruce. His name shows up when the Community Liaison Committee was formed […]

Pine River Watershed Initiative Network 2021 Highlights


Pine River Watershed Initiative Network 2021 Highlights

2021 was a challenging year in so many ways.
Now that 2022 is here, we can look back at our accomplishments of 2021:

  • Cattle Exclusion Fencing Project completed in Kinloss Township.
  • Developed four reforestation sites in Huron & Kinloss Township.
  • Planted a Red Maple Reforestation site with a local land owner.
  • Planted over 6,000 cedar and spruce seedlings to reforest project sites in Huron Kinloss. 
  • This fall, PRWIN hosted the Environment Minister’s funding announcement at the Point Clark Beach.
  • Our 2021 Potted Tree Ash Replacement Program offered shoreline residents over 14 potted trees.
  • A partnership with Fanshawe College to create a Mapping Story of all our projects.
  • PRWIN’s Annual Award of Merit. Award recipients for 2021: Shirley Galloway, Conner Dixon and Brad & Kristie Gilchrist.
  • PRWIN took part in the Spruce the Bruce Program – New exterior light and window box for the facade of our office.
  • In June, we participated in the Lake Huron-Georgian Bay Framework Community mini summit Community Action Initiative: Learning More About Engagement.
  • In November, we participated in the Lake Huron-Georgian Bay Framework Community Webinar Community Action Initiative: Great Lakes nearshore and threats to ecosystem resilience.
  • PRWIN assisted OPG with their Environmental Certificate. OPG has been awarded Gold Certification by the Wildlife Habitat Council.
  • In the spring, PRWIN Directors and volunteers offered their time to provide spring maintenance of the rain garden at the Ripley Library.
  • PRWIN created a video to exhibit our watershed to help support the Ripley Huron Fall Fair Virtual Events.
  • PRWIN hosted a “Sponsorship Day” to recognize our valuable sponsors at our Red Maple Reforestation site.
  • PRWIN sponsored local community events: Public skating, Free Tree Contest and participated in the Ripley Fall Fair Parade and contests.
  • PRWIN participated in a survey with Bruce Power about Climate Change. It was conducted by the Council of the Great Lakes Region and the Climate Risk Institute who partnered with Bruce Power.
  • This fall, PRWIN volunteered their time to assist Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation to plant dune grass and remove invasive plants.
  • PRWIN Directors assisted Maitland Valley Conservation Authority by planting 200 white cedar seedlings with a local landowner.
  • Memorial trees planted in memory of the Kevin Newman and Dr. Richard Huff.

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