Thursday 6 May 2021 - 4:53 pm
Huron Perth, other health units to start accepting patients 50 and older for vaccine appointments
05/06/2021
Starting on Thursday, additional groups of people become eligible to receive the COVID vaccine in Huron Perth....Individuals turning 50 this year, (born in 1971) those who cannot work from home, education workers, front line emergency responders, unlicensed childcare employees, and Foster care agency workers. Those who work in food manufacturing, agriculture and funeral workers are all among those eligible....  
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Construction “Going Gangbusters” In Saugeen Shores
05/06/2021
Mayor Luke Charbonneau summed it up nicely at his annual Breakfast with the Mayor event:... “The year is going gangbusters. Growth is accelerating at a dramatic rate.” Charbonneau told over 20-people taking part in the virtual event that, so far this year, the municipality has issued 156 building permits representing a construction value of 35-million-dollars which is a 105% increase in value over the same period in 2020....The mayor states 58% of Bruce County’s future residential units will be in Saugeen Shores.... 
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Net-Zero House At Neyaashiinigmiing Wins Award
05/06/2021
A new near net-zero home designed by University of Waterloo students at Neyaashiinigmiing on the Bruce Peninsula has landed them an award from the U.S. Department of Energy. Constructed by members of the Warrior Home team and Habitat for Humanity Grey-Bruce, the home now supports a family mainly through solar energy.... 
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Covid: Health Unit Reports Six New Cases In Grey Bruce
05/05/2021
The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported six new Covid cases:...residents of Arran-Elderslie, Brockton, Grey Highlands, Hanover, Saugeen Shores and Southgate tested positive....the region’s active known cases are 54.... Two Grey Bruce residents are currently hospitalized. There are 160 active high-risk close contacts identified by Public Health. On vaccination progress in Grey Bruce: 62,486 doses have been administered to date.,,,  
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Brockton Mayor would like fair representation on an amalgamated police services board
05/05/2021
A move is in the works to amalgamate the five municipal police services boards that are serviced by South Bruce OPP into one board. A plan by the Ministry of the Solicitor General originally saw Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss, and Brockton merge (due to their Section 10 contract with the OPP). Recently, Arran-Elderslie and South Bruce were also included in the plan.... 
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Kincardine realtor walking to raise money for hospice in memory of sister-in-law
05/05/2021
Kincardine realtor walking to raise money for hospice in memory of sister-in-law A Kincardine realtor is putting on his shoes to help raise money for the Huron Shores Hospice. Keith Battler and his colleagues at Royal LePage are taking part in the Hike for Hospice this coming Saturday... 
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Covid: Active Cases Fall To 51 In Grey Bruce As Health Unit Confirms One New Positive
05/04/2021
Active Covid cases in Grey Bruce fell on Tuesday as Public Health confirmed one new positive test and 10 resolved cases. According to the Grey Bruce Health Unit, there are now 51 active known cases in the region. Four local residents are currently hospitalized. Public Health says there are also nine people from other health units transferred to local Intensive Care Units in Grey Bruce. There are 184 active high-risk close contacts identified by Public Health.... 
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Six New COVID-19 Cases & Five Resolved Cases Monday In Grey Bruce
05/04/2021
Public Health reported six new cases of COVID-19 in Grey Bruce Monday.... Three residents of Southgate tested positive along with two in South Bruce and one in Meaford.... there are 59 known active cases in the region including 37 variants,... and 199 active high risk contacts associated with the region’s cases.... 4,680 doses of vaccine have been shipped to the region this week. Public Health says 6,752 doses have been administered in the past week for a total of 61,141 doses to date.... 
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Labour council says Province’s paid sick day plan falls short
05/04/2021
The Grey Bruce Labour Council has responded to last week’s 3-day paid sick plan announced by the Ford government. They are calling the plan “woefully inadequate”. In a news release Labour Council President, Kevin Smith says ten days of paid sick leave was required long before COVID-19. He says the Premier’s political base is not found in front line workers and these are the ones who need the sick time the most.... 
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Kincardine unveil their own emergency alert service
05/04/2021
There is a new way for Kincardine residents to be informed of any emergencies in the area. Kincardine Alert is a free service that allows residents to receive notifications by phone, text, or email. The service was unveiled Monday as part of Emergency Preparedness Week.... 
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Three New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Grey Bruce Sunday
05/03/2021 6:05 AM
Public Health Grey Bruce reported three new cases of COVID-19 Sunday. Two residents of Georgian Bluffs tested positive along with one in Brockton.... According to Public Health, with six more resolved cases, there are 56 active known cases, including 32 variants. The Health Unit says there are 209 active high-risk contacts associated with the region’s cases.
Three local people are hospitalized in Grey Bruce due to the virus. Seven cases have been transferred to the area for treatment.... 
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Public and Catholic school boards to hold virtual joint meeting on future of education
05/03/2021
Meetings between both school boards in Grey Bruce and community organizations to exchange ideas have been taking place annually.But the pandemic forced the cancellation of last years meeting. This year, the meeting between the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board and the Bluewater District School Board is going virtual... 
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Kincardine businesses engage in fun “Sign Wars”
05/03/2021
Local merchants seem to have so much time on their hands during the shutdown that they have resorted to poking fun at each other. The so-called “Sign Wars” sees a number of businesses using their marquees, storefront displays, and signages tagging other businesses with funny messages.... 
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Tobermory Sees New Cruise Vessel In It Waters This Summer
05/01/2021
A new cruise line is coming to Tobermory this summer. Sailing under the company, Tobermory Cruise Line Inc., there are a few different outings that will become available later in May and into June on the new ship, the Tobermory Legacy. The new vessel joins the other smaller boat that has provided quick trips around the area for the past couple of years, the Tobermory Flash.... 
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TOM Expands Digital Portal With New Exhibits
05/01/2021
The Tom Thomson Art Gallery has some new digital programming. A release from the gallery says due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, there are new interactive tours and programs available on its free digital portal, which you can access from the comfort of home. Expansions include the TOM’s game room which features puzzles, printable colouring and activity sheets, and what the museum says are ‘some surprises.’ There are also immersive new virtual visit experiences available including an all-new tour of the Tom Thomson Room with an introduction from Curator of Collections David Huff.... 
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Four New COVID-19 Cases Reported Friday In Grey Bruce
04/30/2021
Public Health Grey Bruce is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 in Grey Bruce in its latest report....Two residents of Owen Sound tested positive along with one in Blue Mountains and one in South Bruce....there are 75 known active case in the region, including 32 variants....and 242 active high-risk contacts identified by the Health Unit.... 
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Province to expand vaccine eligibility by end of May
04/30/2021
The province says a fresh influx of COVID-19 vaccines will allow it to expand eligibility for shots to all adults by the end of May. Health Minister says changes are being made to the vaccine rollout as the province overcomes serious supply issues. They also include sending half of the vaccine supply to 114 “hot-spot” postal codes in the first two weeks of May — double the current allocation of 25 per cent... 
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County looks to add hydrogen to their clean energy mix
04/30/2021
Bruce County are looking to add to their energy portfolio. The County’s Planning and Development Committee accepted a feasibility report on clean hydrogen at their April 15th meeting... 
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Municipality will require on-street patios to have jersey barriers for protection
04/30/2021
Just in time for patio season, streets of downtown Kincardine will soon be lined with jersey barriers. Council approved a staff report at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting that would see the Municipality spend $8,320 to purchase the concrete barriers as part of their On-Street Patio By-Law.... 
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