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Brooke-Alvinston looking into cost of taping council meetings

  It won’t happen this year, but Brooke-Alvinston council is looking into the idea of taping council meetings. Councillor Jamie Armstrong suggested the idea and staff looked into some of the costs and concerns with the idea. In a report to council, Clerk-Administrator Janet Denkers says only four per cent of municipalities recorded open council… Read more »

Plympton-Wyoming wants McEwen Park back

Plympton-Wyoming wants one of its lakeside parks back. The former township of Plympton turned over what was then called Plympton Park to the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority in the 1980s for $1. It also turned over Highland Glen. The idea was the conservation authority was better equipped to care for the lakefront park. According… Read more »

Playgrounds springing up in Petrolia

There may soon be a lot more places for kids to play in Petrolia. Town council Monday approved the purchase of a new accessible play area to be placed at the community centre on Tank Street and gave its blessing to a $350,000 campaign for equipment at Greenwood Park. Parents for Parks is a group… Read more »

CEEH construction still waiting for approval two years later

  On a bright day in April 2017, the head of Bluewater Health declared the future of Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital was secure. The provincial government had announced a $7.5 million grant to reconfigure and update the historic hospital. By September, Laurie Zimmer, vice president of operations for Bluewater Health, was telling residents at an… Read more »