Bruce B reactors offline for planned check on vacuum safety system

Bruce Power has taken all four Bruce B reactors offline to perform scheduled work on the vacuum building CANDU safety system — a roughly once-a-decade requirement.  The outage began Tuesday, the start of a 20-day maintenance and inspection project, the nuclear operator said in a news release Wednesday.  The vacuum building is part of the containment […]

Opem Team leaders tout success of program at national museums conference

The leaders of Owen Sound’s OPEN Team and Pollinate Owen Sound attended the Canadian Museums Association national conference in Niagara Falls earlier this month. Director and Chief Curator Aidan Ware from the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and Library CEO Tim Nicholls Harrison were joined by artist, poet, and environmental activist Liz Zetlin to co-present their […]

Hercules plane, parachutes spotted east of Owen Sound today

A Canadian Forces Hercules airplane on a training exercise Wednesday morning conducted a parachute drop in the Owen Sound area, the manager of the Owen Sound airport said.  The rumble of the plane’s engines could be heard in the city and the plane was spotted flying low and slowly on what was bright but windy […]

Kincardine resident among trio charged after OPP seize $36K worth of drugs

A Kincardine resident is facing drug-related charges stemming from a recent traffic stop in Paisley. Around 2:30 a.m. on April 18, South Bruce OPP officers stopped to check a vehicle on Queen Street, according to an OPP news release. During the stop, police learned one of the three occupants, a Kincardine resident, was in contravention […]

Wingham hospital receives $50K from local building centre

Hodgins Building Centre is donating $50,000 to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation’s Caring Together campaign to help fund a new CT scanner. “It’s gratifying to see the next generation of business owners step up and support the community,” Mark Foxton, campaign chair, is quoted in a news release announcing the donation. “The Hodgins’ donation to the […]

Three potential new names unveiled for London elementary school

A London elementary school named after a British general who died in 1914 is another step closer to gaining a new moniker by the fall. Tuesday night, Thames Valley District school board trustees heard three renaming recommendations for Lord Roberts elementary school, whose namesake was a British general whose exploits in India, Africa, Afghanistan and […]