Local vigils mark day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
12/06/2022
Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, to remember those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who have lost their lives to it. The day was prompted by the tragedy 33 years ago at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, when 14 women were murdered in a violent act of misogyny. To mark the day, people are encouraged to wear a white ribbon, observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. and attend a vigil in your community, like the one at Coulter Parkette in Port Elgin at noon or Kincardine United Church’s 7 p.m. vigil.... 
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Kincardine Council Gives Their Support To Early Childcare Staff & Resources Advocacy Effort
12/06/2022
Kincardine Council Gives Their Support To Early Childcare Staff & Resources Advocacy Effort... Kincardine councillor Beth Blackwell says that the need for childcare in the municipality came up a number of times during her election campaign. “This is something I’d like our council to support and something I’d really like to be on Bruce County’s radar,” she said during Monday’s meeting, adding, “There’s a real staffing crisis in the childcare sector in Ontario. Waitlists in our area have been long, for a very long time, but it’s really getting very dire...." 
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Chesley emergency department reopens today
12/05/2022
As of 7 a.m. this morning, the Chesley emergency department has resumed operating on reduced hours, after an eight-week closure. The ED will reopen from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Due to limited nursing staff, it will be closed overnight and on weekends. The department was shut down for a two-month stretch on Oct. 7.... 
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Unemployment rate increases, still lowest in Ontario
12/05/2022
The region’s unemployment rate continues to be the lowest in the province, but that number is increasing after hitting a long-time low in October. The Four County Labour Market Planning Board found that November’s unemployment rate for Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased to 2.7%, up from 2.3% the month prior.... 
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Owen Sound Hospital To Eliminate Outpatient Lab Services Next Month
12/05/2022
Owen Sound Hospital outpatient lab services will be eliminated at the start of the new year. Grey Bruce Health Services say throughout the last several months, health human resource challenges have affected hospitals across the province. GBHS has been no exception, as they have felt these pressures in many of their hospitals and services.... 
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Bill 23 protest coming to Blyth this weekend
12/02/2022
Green Goderich and the Perth County Sustainability Hub are hosting a Pop-up Rally this Sunday in Blyth to protest Bill 23. The rally will take place outside of MPP Lisa Thompson’s office beginning around 2 p.m., part of 25 planned events across the province this weekend to call for the repeal of the More Homes Built Faster Act.... 
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Bruce County Paramedics holding Stuff-The-Ambulance food drives
12/01/2022
The Bruce County Paramedics and their 911 Emergency Service Partners are holding Stuff-The-Ambulance Holiday Food Drives across Bruce County this month.  The locations of upcoming events in Walkerton, Wiarton, Kincardine, Port Elgin and Southampton are listed here.... 
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No Injuries In Walkerton Fire
12/01/2022
Bruce County says there were no injuries in a fire in a County run residential apartment building in Walkerton. A release from Bruce County says it happened at 308 John Street in Walkerton Thursday.... The County says the building was evacuated of its 20 tenants. They were relocated to the Walkerton arena where the County says it’s working with partner organizations on sheltering tenants and other immediate needs.... 
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