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A couple of big construction projects will get underway in Saugeen Shores this spring.
The Geddes Street reconstruction will see replacement of sanitary sewers, new curb and gutters, side walk and storm sewer.
Sanitary sewers on Market Street will be replaced and a trunk storm sewer will be installed… part of a multi year plan, for a gravity storm sewer to service central Port Elgin.
Work is expected to pretty much wrap up on both projects, in late June.
No headway in the search for a missing woman from Clearview Township.
OPP need your help in locating 46 year old Tammy Robinson, who did not arrive at work in Collingwood yesterday…She’s described as white, 5’6″ and 220 lbs brown hair, blue eyes.
She may be in her 2006 grey Ford Freestyle.
Anyone with info is urged to call OPP.
checking in at the paralympic games…..A bronze medal for Canada today…..in the men’s 12.5 kilometre standing category…….Canada now has one gold, two silver and four bronze and are 8th in the standings….
10 games in the NHL…including two Canadian teams at play……..The Leafs..are in San Jose…..Edmonton visits Minnesota….
the Blue Jays got by Detroit 3-2 in ten innings of play
The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that raw milk advocate, Michael Schmidt, must pay his fine.
The 10,00 dollar fine is for the Durham area farmer’s 2011 conviction against his cow share operation.
The court maintains that Schmidt’s operation, where consumers bought ownership of a diary cow, to receive the raw milk, was just a way to get around public health rules.
Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn, has stated that raw, or unpasteurized milk, possesses a health risk…a view the province also takes.
The Appeal Court says they did not see any evidence to refute that claim.
Schmidt has been fighting for the right for non-farmers to have access to raw milk, for twenty years.
Today might be your best…last chance to have some fun outside with the kids this March break.
We’ve got more spring-like conditions on the way again…before Old Man Winter socks parts of the province again tomorrow.
Grey Bruce is actually the only part of southern Ontario that’s not under some kind of weather watch, warning or special statement…as a system moves through …. expected to dump between 5 and 25cm of snow on regions to the south of us… heaviest through Niagara and into eastern parts of the province.
We’re only expected a couple of cm through much of Grey Bruce…but areas immediately south like Mount Forest could see 5 to 10.
Something to keep in mind if you have travel plans tomorrow.
We’ll also see the winds pick up.. and the temperatures drop…meaning a wind chill of close to minus 25…as the winter of 2014 refuses to give up its icy grip….even just a little.
A handful of rural post offices in Grey Bruce are bracing for more reductions in hours of operation.
The Sun Times says Canada Post is planning to eliminate Saturday service in Feversham as well as closing half an hour earlier and for an extra hour at lunch time.
They’re also reportedly planning similar changes for Priceville and have recently done the same in Flesherton.
The Crown Corporation says while it is sticking to its 2009 moratorium on keeping rural post offices open…it needs to find ways of saving money.
Meanwhile ..as we told you last week… Grey County council wants the feds to create a committee to look into the direction of postal service in rural Ontario….and wants a freeze on downsizing until a report is delivered.
Voting in the next municipal election may be a little easier for Saugeen Shores residents.
Its a move that could save about 12 thousand dollars.
Mayor Mike Smith says residents are being asked to make comments before a final decision.
He says the best thing to do is contact Clerk Linda White but they can also talk to their councillor.
On voting day … for those who don’t have access to a computer…kiosks will be made available at the library and municipal office.
Smith tells Dock News change is always scary….and reminds us that there were plenty of concerns three elections ago when they moved to mail in ballots… but that proved to be a success….
Internet voting is already being used across the region including Brockton, Huron Kinloss and South Bruce. The election is October 27th.
Three Bruce County mayors, who are trying to bring natural gas to their residents, have the support of Ontario’s energy minister.
Kincardine, Huron Kinloss and Arran Elderslie have been working together for the past three years, on the 100 million dollar prospect, of expanding the reach of Union Gas.
A recent meeting with Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli was very positive, according to Arran Elderslie Mayor Paul Eagleson.
He says Chiarelli is touting natural gas projects, in his energy plan.
He says unfortunately, they didn’t get any concrete answer for approval or when the project can move to the next level.
Eagleson says Minister Chiarelli likes their idea, and will try to help out with some funding.
Mayor Eagleson says citizens are eager for the project to get moving, even though it will cost around 100 million dollars.
He says the mayors will meet with legal counsel later this month, to discuss the terms of reference for the corporation they are trying to form, to bring the natural gas here…. how to distribute it, and how to bill customers.
Work is underway on a business plan for the corporation.
No one was injured when a truck, caught fire and exploded at a home in Meaford.
Grey County OPP say fire crews were called to the home on 7th Line, south of Highway 26, Saturday afternoon.
They found the garage engulfed in flames, when a truck, that was inside, caught fire and exploded.
Fire crews quickly put out the blaze.
Fortunately, the homeowner and his infant daughter, escaped the home, unharmed, thanks to a passing neighbour who alerted them.
There is no estimate of damage.
checking the nhl schedule tonight….toronto is in anaheim…..winnipeg skates in colorado….Calgary entertains LA….Vancouver is home to the Islanders….and Ottawa welcomes Nashville…..
NHL…gms are in Florida…..at their annual March meeting…they’re yakking about….potential changes….to overtime….that will reduce….the number of shootouts…
and the Raptors….are visit….the Brooklyn Nets….hopefully notching….win number 10 in a dozen games…