South Bruce Peninsula

Wiarton-area woman says cold water swimming ‘changed my life’

As temperatures dipped below -25 C with the wind chill Saturday morning, 76-year-old Joan Barton stripped down to her “skivvies” and plunged into the near-freezing waters of Colpoys Bay. The spirited South Bruce Peninsula woman swam in the frigid deep-blue water for exactly three minutes — one minute for each degree of water temperature — […]

86 COVID-19 cases reported in Grey-Bruce on Sunday

Another 86 COVID-19 cases were reported in Grey-Bruce on Sunday. There were 15 new cases in Owen Sound and 14 in Saugeen Shores. Arran-Elderslie and South Bruce each added seven cases, while South Bruce Peninsula added six and Kincardin and the Blue Mountains each added five. Other municipalities with new cases included Hanover (4), Meaford […]

19 new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday by Grey Bruce Health Unit

The Grey Bruce Health Unit says 19 new local COVID-19 cases were reported on Christmas — a day assessment centres in both Owen Sound and Kincardine were closed. Both Grey Highlands and Huron-Kinloss had three new cases apiece, while West Grey, South Bruce Peninsula and Kincardine each had two new cases, according to public health’s […]

SBP planning to upgrade Mary Street in Wiarton in 2022

South Bruce Peninsula is planning to use senior government grants and reserve fund dollars to pay for a $4-million project to upgrade four blocks of Mary Street in Wiarton in 2022. Council voted Dec. 21 to approve a $3.88-million bid from Harold Sutherland Construction to replace underground infrastructure and reconstruct the street from Claude Street, […]

SBP receiving funds to support downtown Wiarton businesses

Downtown Wiarton businesses — which have dealt with the effects of an $11-million Big Dig infrastructure project and the 21-month COVID-19 pandemic — will soon receive some assistance aimed at revitalizing community main streets. South Bruce Peninsula recently announced that it is one of 65 southern Ontario communities that will receive funding to participate in […]

Grey-Bruce adds 36 COVID-19 cases on Monday

The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported another 36 COVID-19 cases on Monday. Of the new cases, five each were in Georgian Bluffs, Owen Sound and Saugeen Shores, while four were in Grey Highlands. There were three cases each in Arran-Elderslie and Hanover, two each in Chatsworth, South Bruce Peninsula and The Blue Mountains and single […]

Hotel plan for Sauble Beach clears planning hurdle

A developer’s plan to build a $6.5-million four-storey luxury hotel with 21 rooms and ground-floor restaurant on Sauble Beach’s Lakeshore Boulevard cleared a significant hurdle Tuesday. South Bruce Peninsula council voted to direct staff to include on an upcoming agenda a bylaw to approve a zoning change that will allow Maison Canada Design & Build […]

Town upholds ban on dogs on Sauble Beach in summer

South Bruce Peninsula has opted to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to its Sauble Beach bylaw. After gathering public input via the town’s online “open mic,” council approved a staff recommendation Tuesday to not alter a section of the bylaw that prohibits dogs on the beach from June 1 to Labour Day. “The […]

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