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Bruce Power Launches Affordable Housing Seed Program
05/11/2024
Bruce Power is launching an affordable housing seed program to help assist municipalities with new projects. The program offers grants to help municipalities in the Clean Energy Frontier Region of Bruce, Grey and Huron counties with planning and pre-development costs associated with building new affordable housing projects.... 
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Southampton Arts Centre Looking For Town’s Support
04/11/2024
The Southampton Arts Centre is hoping for financial support from the Town of Saugeen Shores They made a presentation to council’s Committee of the Whole this week proposing rent relief, or an operational subsidy or donation next year and in the years to follow.... The Southampton Arts Centre offers about 120 art classes annually and a gallery full of work by local artists.... 
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Bruce Power Marks $250,000 Pledge for Rural Healthcare
04/10/2024
Bruce Power has announced a new partnership with the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health out of Goderich. The partnership is aimed to improve the health and quality of life for rural residents. Bruce Power is dishing out $250,000 in funding, $50,000 being provided every year for the next five years.... 
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Saugeen Shores & Kincardine Could Revive Physician Recruitment Partnership
04/10/2024
Saugeen Shores and Kincardine are looking at a partnership to keep their hospital ERs open and ensure there are family doctors for all residents, and also they’re hoping Bruce Power will help fund it. A Saugeen Shores staff report says a previous partnership dissolved in 2020 and since then, Saugeen Shores has been working to reestablish the partnership with Kincardine.... 
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Home Sales Up Across the Region in March
04/09/2024 
The price of a home saw a drop over the last month according to numbers from the Huron-Perth Association of Realtors. Homes sold last month was 139 units, up slightly by two sales from March 2023. On a year to date basis home sales totaled 363 units over the first three months of the year, an increase of 15.6 per cent from the same time last year.... 
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Saugeen Shores Wants Community Input On Cultural Heritage Master Plan
04/09/2024
Saugeen Shores wants community input as it develops a Cultural Heritage Master Plan. The Town says the plan will identify cultural heritage resources in the community and make recommendations for their preservation. According to the province, heritage resources include artifacts or museum collections, buildings or structures, historic streetscapes, parks, trails or archaeological sites among other things. The Town’s process will include a review of existing protected sites.... 
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Durham Hospital ED Closed for the Day
04/08/2024 
The South Bruce Grey Health Centre has announced the Durham Hospital’s Emergency Department will be closed today due to poor staffing. The ED will reopen on Tuesday at 7am.... 
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Brucelea, Gateway Haven Declared Within Provincial Regulations Q1 Of 2023
04/08/2024
Bruce County’s long-term care homes have been given the green light to issue a declaration of compliance with provincial regulations. Both of the county’s homes, Brucelea Haven and Gateway Haven are in compliance with regulations associated with the Long-Term Care Homes Act.... 
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Student Start Up Program Applications Open Up
04/05/2024
The Student Start Up Program is back for its 5th year with the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation. The program operated by Saugeen Connects is done in partnership with the SEDC and 7 municipalities which includes South Bruce, West Grey, Hanover and more for students looking to start a business.... 
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Bruce County Waits For Next Step In Developing Housing & Homelessness Plan
04/05/2024
Bruce County council and staff are wondering what the next steps should be for their Housing & Homelessness plans after the province advised them to wait until a review is completed. During Thursday’s meeting, it was shared that the Ministry is reviewing its current policy direction, which is meant to ensure that local plans align with government priorities. Councillor Ken Craig says the call for a pause in work is disappointing, saying that it seemed as though the province was calling for any work on a housing and homelessness plan to come to a halt.... 
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SVCA Permitting Process Changes
04/04/2024
The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority is making changes to permitting process due to new provincial legislation. Changes include reducing review perimeter around significant wetlands from 120 meters to 30, exclusion of headwaters streams without district beds and banks from the review, extended regulation by 15 meters along Lake Huron’s dynamic beaches.... 
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New Childcare Space Marks Opening In Port Elgin
04/04/2024
There’s a new licensed childcare centre in Port Elgin. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this week to mark the opening of Little Cubs Learning Centre on Goderich Street, which adds more than 100 licensed childcare spaces for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten kids.... 
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