The Ontario Provincial Police’s Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign is underway and runs until Jan. 3 with the goal of taking impaired drivers off the road during the holiday season. In a media release, the OPP West Region said this year’s campaign has begun amid a disturbing increase in deaths due to impaired […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Kelly House, Bridge Michigan
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By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia and Oakland County, Michigan, are joining the small list of U.S. localities that are looking for signs of polio infections in sewage, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the communities will test for polio in sewage for at least four months.
A vigil is to be held in Owen Sound on Dec. 6 to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Several local agencies are again working together this year to commemorate the 14 women who were murdered by a lone gunman on Dec. 6, 1989 in what has become known […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
Saugeen Shores has placed a stop work order on what it says is an unauthorized building demolition at an Anishinaabe archaeological site north of the mouth of the Saugeen River in Southampton. The stop work order was issued by the town earlier this month at the Ne’bwaakah Giizwed Ziibi site at 6 Rankin St., which […]
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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