MP Lobb ‘never dreamt’ of farm carbon tax bill reaction like this

Conservative Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb said his private member’s bill to exempt farmers from paying carbon tax on propane and natural gas could end up dead in parliamentary limbo. Until Tuesday (Dec. 5), his bill called for amending the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act to allow carbon tax exemptions on propane and natural gas used […]

Sale of stained glass paw prints supporting local animals in need

A local artist is using her craft to support rescued pets. “I’m very passionate about animals,” explained Cindy Pearce, owner of Conscious Creations Art in Lucknow. “My main goal is to get them fixed (spayed/neutered) because the more we get them fixed, the less there’s going to be (in need).” Pearce recently launched a fundraising […]

Developer breaks ground on 300-unit south end subdivision

Construction of a new subdivision is now underway. “We are thrilled to see this long-awaited subdivision move forward in the Municipality of Kincardine,” said Mayor Craig in a media release issued Dec. 5. “Our council and staff have been working diligently to advance developments and increase much-needed housing supply in our community. This development will […]

Donations to Huron Shores Hospice matched dollar for dollar

The end-of-year fundraising campaign for Huron Shores Hospice is currently underway with donations being matched by Bruce Power. “Contributing to our end-of-year campaign, Love Never Dies, is not just a donation; it’s an investment in our future, ensuring that families in our community continue to receive quality, dignified, and compassionate care,” said Cathy Herbert, executive […]

Unemployment rate ticks up in region that includes Grey-Bruce

The unemployment rate for the region that includes Grey-Bruce saw a slight increase in November over its previous month. The rate for the Stratford Bruce Peninsula Economic Region ticked up a tenth of a per cent to 3.7 per cent in November, after the region’s overall population and labour force size increased by 300 simultaneously, […]

Hosting agreement negotiations for proposed DGR progressing in South Bruce

South Bruce Mayor Mark Goetz said he’s hoping to finalize the municipality’s hosting agreement for the proposed deep geological repository (DGR) early next year. “We’ve been negotiating for a few months now, but I think we’re going to step it up a notch in the new year,” Goetz said in an interview Nov. 30. “We’ve […]

Twelve COVID-19 outbreaks ongoing in region, hospitalizations remain low

There are a dozen COVID-19 outbreaks at health care institutions in Grey-Bruce and an uptick in respiratory illness across the province. Test positivity for COVID-19 in Ontario was 20.4 per cent for the period measured between Nov. 12 and Nov. 18, although limited widespread testing presents a challenge with getting an accurate estimate of the […]