Monday 20 September 2021 - 8:04 am
Canadians Head To Polls In 44th Federal Election
09/20/2021
The 36-day campaign has come to a close and Canadians are set to head to the polls to choose their 44th parliament. It’s election day. In Ontario, polls are open from 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.... 
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South Bruce Grey Health Centre Seeks Community Council Advisors
09/19/2021 
The South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) is looking for community advisors to sit on the Patient and Family Advisory Council..., which operates in an advisory capacity, making recommendations on topics impacting patients and families, ensuring excellent care experiences. The council...focuses on the advocacy for patient-centred care, specifically on the role of the patient and family during their health care journey.... 
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One COVID-19 case reported in Grey-Bruce on Sunday
09/19/2021
One new COVID-19 case was reported in Grey-Bruce on Sunday, in The Town of the Blue Mountains. With the new case, there are 26 active cases in the two counties, according to the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s situation report... There are 39 active high-risk contacts associated with the active cases....there were two confirmed local active cases hospitalized in Grey-Bruce due to COVID and one case as hospitalized outside of Grey-Bruce.... 
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Second Round Of Free Construction Training Program Offered in Grey Bruce
09/18/2021
Connect 2 Skills is offering spots for residents of Grey Bruce to take part in the next construction training program in Wiarton. The program, set to begin on Oct. 4, is structured on a basis of providing three weeks of online learning and three weeks of in-person training with small cohorts of no more than 15 people.... 
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Grey Bruce OHT To Hold Health Care Information Session
09/18/2021
The Grey Bruce Ontario Health Team (GBOHT) Planning Committee is preparing to hold a community information session at the end of the month.... the session on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., will be the second one the OHT is hosting, in order to provide details on the health system within the region. The information sessions are geared to provide high-level overviews of the regional healthcare system to increase residents’ understanding of how healthcare is delivered.... 
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Unvaccinated continue to drive local COVID infections: Arra
09/17/2021
Eight more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Grey-Bruce Thursday and seven of the eight people infected were unvaccinated.... five cases in Arran-Elderslie, and one each in Hanover, Chatsworth and West Grey. Seven cases were reported Monday and single cases were added Tuesday and Wednesday.... Five of the eight people in Thursday’s report involved one family and seven of the eight were unvaccinated.... The Grey-Bruce Health Unit is tracking 24 active cases of the pandemic virus and 72 high-risk contacts. Figures are current as of midnight Wednesday.... 
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Bruce Power Announces $22 Million ‘Made In Ontario’ Contract
09/17/2021
Bruce Power says it’s advancing its ‘Made in Ontario’ economic recovery strategy with a $22 million contract. The nuclear operator announced Thursday (Sept 16) Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC Lavalin Group, has teamed up with BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. to provide 38 drive mechanisms for reactivity control units, to support the continued life of Bruce Power’s nuclear fleet.... 
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Wiarton Keppel International Airport Up For Sale
09/16/2021
Georgian Bluffs council has declared the Wiarton Keppel International Airport surplus and is putting it up for sale. A release from the Township says a bylaw to authorize the sale will be presented at the October 6th council meeting.... Click Here for More...(97.7theBruce)
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$200K In Provincial Grant Funding Supports Wiarton Streetscape Project
09/16/2021
South Bruce Peninsula is receiving over $200,000 from the Strategic Infrastructure Stream to support the Wiarton Streetscape project.... The Wiarton Streetscape project includes new lighting, street furniture, bicycle infrastructure, landscaping and trees, public art, wayfinding signage, and public wifi.... 
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Home Prices Steady In Grey Bruce In August As Market Activity Slows
09/15/2021
The Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound says 325 homes sold in the area, a drop of 18.8 per cent compared to the same month in 2020.... The average price of homes sold in August was just over $642,000, an increase of more than 36 per cent year-over-year. In July 2021, the average home prices in the area reached over $628,000.... 
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Isolated Power Outages In Parts Of Grey Bruce Following Tuesday’s Thunderstorms
09/15/2021
A few isolated power outages are being reported by Hydro One in Bruce and Grey counties this morning after a line of severe thunderstorms moved through the region yesterday. Just over 150 hydro customers are impacted near Hanover, Ayton, Elmwood, Glammis and Bentinck, among other communities.... 
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Saugeen Shores Has Lifted its Pandemic State of Emergency
09/14,/2021 
The Town declared a state of emergency back on March 24, 2020. The town says as the pandemic continues, and the community gradually reopens with standard operating procedures in place, the state of emergency is no longer needed. Provincial orders are still in effect.... 
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Demolition Ceremony Held For Former Paisley Inn
09/14/2021
A demolition ceremony was held last night for the former Paisley Inn. The Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, and the Fisher Grist Milling Corporation hosted the community ceremony.... Demolition of the building at 604 Queen Street South with completion set for mid-October. The Municipality says there are plans to build a mixed residential and commercial building in the same location with many of the same design attributes.... 
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Arra says Grey-Bruce is keeping lid on COVID-19
09/13/2021 
Though Grey-Bruce’s COVID-19 case count grew by seven Monday, overall the area continues to limit the spread of the pandemic virus, the medical officer of health said Monday.... Four new cases had been high-risk contacts of people the health unit was following and the other three weren’t high-risk contacts of known cases, Dr. Ian Arra said in an interview... The health unit’s daily situation report Monday said two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in The Blue Mountains, and one each was found in Arran-Elderslie, Brockton, Chatsworth, Kincardine and Saugeen Shores. There were two cases reported Saturday, one from Southgate and one from Arran-Elderslie. Total active COVID cases were 22 and high-risk contacts number 101 Monday.... 
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Grey Bruce Health Services Welcomes New Doctors
09/13/2021
Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) says 14 new physicians and one midwife have moved to work in the Grey Bruce area in the past year.... The hospital says in a release, the new group of physicians includes specialists in Dentistry, Family Practice, Geriatrics, Medical Imaging, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pathology and Psychiatry (adult, and child and adolescent).... 
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Kincardine Lifts Pandemic State Of Emergency
09/13/2021
The Municipality says in a release, that became effective as of Thursday September 9th. The State of Emergency had been in place since March 24th 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.... The municipality notes, despite taking this step, public health measures remain in place and they encourage the community to continue to practice physical distancing, wear masks, and stay home when experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19....
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