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Students compete in GIS Day contest using StoryMaps

Students across Grey and Bruce counties recently competed in a map-making competition using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help solve local queries and showcase the area’s tourism hot spots. GIS is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing and visualizing geographic data, often used to help make decisions. Such  systems are used every day by mobile […]

Donations matched as tribute to former Wingham hospital board member

To celebrate Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29, the team at McDonagh Insurance Brokers matched donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation up to $10,000 in honour of the business’ longtime owner and former hospital board member Wayne McDonagh. “For the past two years, local healthcare allowed our father to be able to spend more […]

michigan hunters say 252000 deer killed in firearms season with new rules

Michigan hunters say 252,000 deer killed in firearms season with new rules

Michigan hunters say 252,000 deer killed in firearms season with new rules

By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan

The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water.

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Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week bringing back in-person event

The Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week conference and tradeshow is returning for its 57th year. The event is once again being held in-person at the Elmwood Community Centre after being held virtually over the past couple of years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which runs Jan. 4 to 10 can also be livestreamed. Co-ordinated […]

Georgian College unveils Indigenous artwork at Owen Sound campus

A new painting by Saugeen First Nation artist Emily Kewageshig has been unveiled in the lobby of the Owen Sound campus of Georgian College, where it will welcome students, staff and visitors for years to come. On Wednesday, a ceremony to reveal the large piece was attended by Georgian representatives, local dignitaries, staff and students. […]

judge orders enbridge tribe to form emergency pipeline plan

Judge orders Enbridge, tribe to form emergency pipeline plan

Judge orders Enbridge, tribe to form emergency pipeline plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered energy company Enbridge Inc. and an American Indian tribe to come up with an emergency plan to prevent potential spills from an aging oil pipeline running across the tribe’s reservation.

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa sued Enbridge in federal court in 2019 to force the company to remove a section of the Line 5 pipeline that runs across the tribe’s reservation in northern Wisconsin, arguing the nearly 70-year-old line poses an unreasonable risk to health and safety.

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mine opponents to ask minnesota supreme court to void permit

Mine opponents to ask Minnesota Supreme Court to void permit

Mine opponents to ask Minnesota Supreme Court to void permit

By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments on an attempt by environmental groups to cancel a key permit for a long-stalled copper-nickel mine.

Opponents of PolyMet Mining Corp.′s project say state regulators should have included “end-of-pipe” limits on discharges of mercury, sulfates and other pollutants in the water quality permit.

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Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign ramping up in Grey-Bruce

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign is ramping up in Grey-Bruce, and not only is the organization looking for members of the public willing to contribute, but it is also looking for volunteers to staff the kettles at area businesses. The need is as high as ever in the region as factors like increased food, […]

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