Janice Jackson

Third court loss for town in Sauble plover habitat case

Ontario’s appeal court dismissed South Bruce Peninsula’s appeal of convictions on two counts of damaging piping plover habitat at Sauble Beach — the third time a court has found against the town in this case. The municipality was convicted of damaging the beach habitat of the endangered migratory shorebird on April 13, 2017 and between […]

Bruce County admits ‘mistakes’ in rectory dispute

Bruce County Warden Janice Jackson said in a statement Friday the county agrees it made mistakes after a court found the county breached terms of a bequest by purchasing a former rectory property in Southampton. She said the county purchased the property “to expand the archival services of the museum. Our goal has always been […]

Camera shy but definitely alive, Willie predicts an early spring

So long, winter. Wiarton Willie predicted an early spring Wednesday morning in crisp resolution as the famous festival went virtual again amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Janice Jackson joined Willie on stage to translate the marmot’s 66th-annual prediction. Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker, Bruce Power CEO Mike Rencheck, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation […]

Early spring the verdict at online Wiarton Willie prediction

Get ready for an early spring, South Bruce Peninsula Mayor Janice Jackson told the world after consulting Wiarton Willie early this morning. The prediction, with a new groundhog sporting brown fur instead of previous incarnations’ albino white, came shortly after 8 a.m. in a ceremony livestreamed from Wiarton. Plans to return to a pre-COVID-19 festival […]

Short-term rental operators in SBP can now apply for licence

South Bruce Peninsula has begun accepting licence applications for short-term rental properties. Owners or property managers of residential dwellings that provide temporary accommodations of up to 30 consecutive days will be required, starting Jan. 1, to have a licence from the town. Mayor Janice Jackson said the municipality is urging operators to apply for a […]

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