Thursday 22 April 2021 - 12:50 pm
16 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Grey Bruce Wednesday
04/22/2021
Three residents of Owen Sound tested positive as well as three in Kincardine, three in Brockton, two in Saugeen Shores, two in Meaford, one in Blue Mountains, one in South Bruce and one in Grey Highlands. The Health Unit says with 22 more resolved cases there are 138 active cases, including 67 variants.... and there are 658 high-risk contacts associated with the region’s cases. Four people are hospitalized in Grey Bruce due to the virus and two Grey Bruce residents are hospitalized outside the region.
Over the course of the pandemic, five people have died from the virus in Grey Bruce.... 
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Grey Bruce hospitals to cancel elective surgery for time being
04/22/2021
Non urgent and elective surgeries at Grey Bruce Hospitals are being postponed due to the rising COVID case numbers. A directive issued by the Ministry of Health is requiring all hospitals to decrease the number of procedures beginning this week. Urgent and emergent surgeries will continue at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Grey Bruce Health Services and Hanover and District Hospital.... 
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Health unit investigating possible outbreak at Owen Sound daycare centre
04/22/2021
The Grey Bruce Health Unit working with members of the public who may have come into contact with a COVID positive individual. A suspected Outbreak may have occurred at the Jardin des Découvertes daycare in Owen Sound. Members of the health unit have identified and contacted those who may have come into contact with individual....
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Covid: Active Cases Fall In Grey Bruce As Health Unit Reports Three New Positives
04/21/2021
The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported three new Covid cases and 20 recoveries in the region on Tuesday:...residents of Southgate, Georgian Bluffs and South Bruce tested positive.The active known case load in the region fell to 143... Four people are currently hospitalized locally....There are 671 active high-risk close contacts identified by Public Health. On vaccination progress in Grey Bruce: 48,176 doses have been administered to date. Over the course of the pandemic, five Grey Bruce residents have died from the virus.... 
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Council appoints Councillor Glover as new Mayor of Kincardine in split vote
04/21/2021
Council appointed Ward One Councillor Gerry Glover as the new Mayor at Monday’s meeting. The decision to install Glover in the Mayor’s seat passed by a 5-3 vote.
Council were also given the option by staff to appoint an eligible elector, or hold a by-election. There was a petition circulating demanding that the Municipality hold a by-election and the residents vote for a new Mayor.... 
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Saugeen Conservation closes facilities in response to emergency orders
04/21/2021
Saugeen Conservation are closing their facilities in the wake of the extended Stay-at-Home order. In a news release, the conservation authority made a difficult decision to close its properties, including day-use, seasonal and transient camping, and trails effective yesterday (TUE).... 
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County to join initiative to install electric vehicle charging stations
04/21/2021
The County of Bruce is joining a number of other municipalities in a consortium that aims to build a network of electric vehicle charging stations. The Corporate Services Committee approved staff sign a memorandum of understanding with the County of Wellington, who are spearheading this initiative.... 
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Scholarships available for students in Grey Bruce going to post-secondary school
04/21/2021
Students in Grey and Bruce Counties are invited to apply for scholarships and bursaries for post secondary school. Interested applicants can view the list of those available for the 2021 year through Community Foundation Grey Bruce. Students must be a resident of either Grey or Bruce County.... 
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Grey Bruce Hospital CEO Urges People To Help Stop COVID-19 Spread
04/20/2021
Grey Bruce Health Services President and CEO Gary Sims says the next ten to 14 days are going to be very difficult for Ontario hospitals. Sims says the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting hospitals all over the province including those in Grey Bruce.... “The systems that you’ve come to rely on like hospitals are now at a point where our ICUs are filling so quickly, in the next ten to 14 days we could lose our ICU capacity,” says Sims. The Province has about 2,200 ICU beds and is trying to expand that number. ICU beds require highly specialized staff, which also makes it a human resources issue.... 
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Covid-19: Active Case Load In Grey Bruce Falls Slightly As Health Unit Confirms 13 New Positives
04/20/2021
The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported 13 new Covid cases:... four people from Owen Sound, three from Southgate, and residents of Georgian Bluffs, Meaford, The Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands and Chatsworth....active known case load in the region fell slightly to 160....Four people are currently hospitalized locally.... and there are 661 active high-risk close contacts ... in Grey Bruce: 47,352 doses have been administered to date.... 
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Huron-Kinloss lifts open air burn ban
04/20/2021
The burn ban for Huron Kinloss has been lifted has been lifted. This means open air, beach and recreational fires will now be permitted. Annual permits and special exemption have also been reinstated... 
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17 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Sunday In Grey Bruce
04/19/2021
The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday....there are 165 known active cases in the region including 12 variants. The Health Unit says there are 659 high risk contacts associated with the region’s cases. They say case and contact management has been caught up and is now being maintained.... Three cases are are hospitalized in Grey and Bruce due to COVID-19, and one local person is hospitalized outside the region.... 47,142 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Grey and Bruce to date.... 
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Vaccination clinics in Grey Bruce to go as scheduled this week
04/19/2021
Residents in Grey Bruce who had booked an appointment to get vaccinated this week will still be able to. The Grey Bruce Health Unit says a large vaccination clinic that had been planned this week will be moved to next week. They say those vaccines have been redirected to residents in 42 shelters and congregate settings where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is higher....46,285 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, with 8,051 doses administered in the past 7 days. 69 percent of people over the age of 70 and 30 percent of the eligible population have received their first dose of the vaccine....
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School boards in Huron Bruce to receive infrastructure funding
04/19/2021
School boards in Huron-Bruce will be receiving more than $8.4 million to update local infrastructure and further protect against COVID-19. The funding comes from the provincial and the federal government as part of the COVID-19 Reliance Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The funds will be used for retrofits, updates and upgrades to schools and co-located child care facilities, with projects including: HVAC renovations, water bottle refilling stations, and space reconfigurations.... 
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Province extends emergency orders, introduces additional measures in latest effort to curb rising COVID-19 cases
04/16/2021
New restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 are coming into effect in Ontario. Premier Doug ford made the announcement this afternoon....  Additional public health measures include stopping all non-essential construction, more limits on the number of people allowed indoors, only allowing those in the same household to gather outside and setting up checkpoints at the provincial border crossings. Police will also be given additional powers to stop any individual out in public during the Stay-at Home order and request identification.... 
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Covid-19: 42 New Cases In Grey Bruce, Community Outbreak Declared In Eastern Grey County
04/16/2021
The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported 42 new Covid cases in the region on Thursday....There are now 145 active known cases in the region, as nine recoveries were reported Thursday. Only one person is currently hospitalized locally, but the health unit says three Grey Bruce residents are receiving care outside of the region as well. The surge in new cases has resulted in more than 512 active high-risk close contacts identified by Public Health.... 
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Two vaccination clinics taking place in Goderich, Stratford next week
04/16/2021
Primary Caregivers are offering two COVID-19 vaccines clinics next week in Huron Perth. The clinics will be for anyone 55 and olders. These are age-based clinics only, with no other eligibility requirements. Anyone born in 1966 or earlier can book an appointment...
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Daffodil campaign taking on a different look this year
04/16/2021
April is Daffodil month with the Canadian Cancer Society, and this years campaign has changed.
Every spring, for more than 70 years, CCS has launched an annual Daffodil Campaign to raise funds for Canadians affected by cancer...Different ways to take part in this year’s campaign are by making a donation online, purchasing a digital daffodil, or by organizing your own virtual fundraiser... 
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