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Habitat For Humanity Celebrates Volunteer Who Has Chipped In 1,000 Days For Organization
02/23/2024 
Habitat For Humanity Grey Bruce is celebrating one of their longtime volunteers for reaching a significant milestone. Volunteer Gary Varsava has reached 1000 build days with the organization. Varsava started volunteering in the year 2000 on a build in the area when he was still working full-time.... 
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Good Food Box Continues to Gain Local Support
02/23/2024
With the Coldest Night of the Year walks happening across the Region on Saturday many local fundraisers are sitting considerably below their fundraising goals. Locally in Kincardine the event to benefit the United Way Bruce-Grey Kincardine and the Good Food Box program sits at 66 percent of its goal of $25,000.... 
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Perfect Inspection Score For South Bruce Peninsula Drinking Water Systems
02/22/2024 
South Bruce Peninsula has received the results of its latest water system inspection results. The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks annual Inspection Reports showed 100 per cent compliance in all the Town’s water systems. A town staff report says they were non-scheduled inspections of the Amabel-Sauble system, Foreman system, Huron Woods system, Oliphant system and Wiarton system.... 
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Charbonneau Sounds Off On OPP and Coast Guard Response Times
02/22/2024
Mayor Luke Charbonneau is far from pleased with the current length of time its taking for OPP and the Coast Guard to arrive for rescues in in the water locally. Charbonneau was charged up when it was found the OPP were unaware Southampton didn’t have an Auxiliary coast Guard unit anymore which he says they should know since they’re in the business of marine rescue.... 
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Feedback Being Collected on 2024-25 School Calendar
02/22/2024Feedback is now being collected on the 2024-25 school year calendar for the Avon Maitland District School Board. An early look for the next school year has the first day of classes for both elementary and secondary starting on Wednesday September 4th with the final day of classes before the winter break on December 20th.... 
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Bruce County Education Property Tax Rate Held Steady
02/21/2024
Education property taxes in Bruce County are going to stay the same for the fifth straight year. During Thursday’s county council meeting, council heard a report from the corporate services department regarding a letter from the provincial Ministry of Finance. The tax rate will remain at 0.153 percent, but council says that while it sounds nice for the taxpayer, it isn’t great for municipalities. Kincardine Mayor Ken Craig says that while he doesn’t want to push for a tax increase, “In the last 10 years, our municipality has lost in excess of $700,000 in taxes because of this seemingly great initiative by the province to hold the education tax at the same rate...." 
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International Plowing Match Set for 2026 in Walkerton
02/21/2024 
The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is making its return to Bruce County for 2026. This will mark the 50th anniversary of the first IPM held in the county, being the same site near Walkerton as the 1976 event.... 
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Bruce County Launches New Tourism App
02/21/2024
Bruce County is launching a new app to help promote tourism in the region. Manager of Economic Development Jeff Loney says the new app, Explore the Bruce Rewards, is intended to cater to visitors to the county and offer various prizes.... 
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Port Elgin Paramedic Station Nearing Completion
02/20/2024
The Port Elgin Paramedic Station is nearing completion. The director for the county’s Paramedic Services, Steve Schaus, shared an update with council this week. Construction on the new paramedic station started in June 2022, at an anticipated cost of $7.9 million.... 
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Be Our GuestFest Raises $7000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters
02/20/2024
A big day for Big Brothers Big Sister of South Bruce-North Huron who held the Be Our GuestFest on February 10th at the Davidson Centre. The event was able to bring in over $7000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters which welcomed 310 children and parents to the Disney themed event.... 
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Bruce County Museum To Bring History To Life On Family Day
02/19/2024
The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre is bringing history to life with a special event on Family Day. On Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the museum says it will host the award-winning theatre company Live History for live shows.... 
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Kincardine Staff Directed To Meet With BEC, Neighbouring Businesses To Explore Potable Water Servicing
02/19/2024
Kincardine Council is directing municipal staff to work with the property owners within the Bruce Energy Centre to explore the option of providing potable water to the development.... Director for Infrastructure and Development Adam Weishar says that while verbal support for an exploratory study is fine, there isn’t a way for the Municipality of Kincardine to financially support the move.... 
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