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  • 09 Nov 2018 5:55 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    In May, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce partnered to establish the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) as an international centre of excellence for applied research and training.

    The NII presents a unique opportunity for the region to be a global host for innovative technologies, while also linking to local elementary and secondary schools, post-secondary institutions, and training centres, to provide the next generation of innovators with exciting educational, career and learning opportunities close to home.

    When the project was launched, it was announced that an addition to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre in Southampton was the preferred location, in order to take advantage of the expansion of the Archives. A commitment was also made that a dialogue and consultation would occur with the public on this location. Unfortunately, public debate over this location was distracting from this incredibly exciting opportunity for our region, and, in order for this to be successful, we need to have the support of the host community.

    Thus, Ontario’s Nuclear Innovation Institute will not be located adjacent to the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, and further site selection will continue in 2019, following appropriate siting considerations. Bruce Power recognizes the value the Museum has to the region and the company will continue to support its programs.

    In the interim, while a site is being chosen and constructed, a temporary headquarters for the Institute will be established at the offices of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries, at 625 Goderich St., Port Elgin starting in January 2019. This office, which also houses the Indigenous Relations Supplier Network, will allow the Institute to begin its work, while also serving as a public information centre.

    Since the NII was launched in May, a number of global companies have expressed a strong desire to partner in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, cyber-security, medical and industrial isotopes, Indigenous economic development, nuclear operational excellence, and health and environmental excellence in the Lake Huron and Georgian Bay areas. It is critical we demonstrate to these companies that the Institute is supported, regardless of the location.

    Next week, Bruce Power will provide more information on how the NII will support students at our local schools. It’s critical we ensure our youth have access to the best educational and career opportunities, and the Institute will provide the connections that will allow our future leaders to pursue their dreams.

    Bruce Power is a company that values its positive role in the community. Advancing Ontario’s Nuclear Innovation Institute in Bruce County builds on this commitment, as we leverage the many strengths of our nuclear industry and supply chain, much of which is now based in the region.

    Bruce Power and Bruce County have a long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship, and we remain committed to advancing both our partnership and this project.

    For more information, visit www.nuclearinnovationinstitute.com.

    About Bruce Power
    Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

    For more information, contact:
    John Peevers – Bruce Power Communications and Media Relations – john.peevers@brucepower.com – 519-361-6161

    Marianne Nero – Acting CAO, County of Bruce – MNero@brucecounty.on.ca – 519-881-2952 ext. 280

  • 07 Nov 2018 4:56 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    We learned this week that there is a proposal to place a 50m tall telecommunications tower on the Comfort Inn property at the north end of Southampton.


    The proposal is expected to be on the agenda of the Saugeen Shores Planning Committee at its meeting scheduled November 19th. 

    The  applicable governing body is ISEDC (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada).

    The public can make written submissions to the Applicant, Shared Network Canada, c/o Tracey Pillon-Abbs, 275 Macpherson Ave., Unit 103, Toronto, ON  M4V 1A4, 226-340-1232, tracey@sharednetwork.ca by close of day Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

    We suggest that if you do comment, you copy the Town of Saugeen Shores at lwhite@saugeenshores.ca as well as the Southampton Ward councillors, cgrace@saugeenshores.ca and jrich@saugeenshores.ca

  • 13 Oct 2018 3:17 PM | Web Master (Administrator)


    Electors will be able to vote either using the internet or telephone starting at 10:00 a.m. on October 12. Voting ends at 8:00 p.m. on October 22nd

    The following video demonstrates how to vote using the internet. Please watch the video and if you have any questions, please contact the municipal office.

    The option to vote using a telehone will also be available if you do not wish to vote using the internet. A Voter Notification Letter will be provided to each registered elector. The letter will provide the toll free telephone number and instructions for telephone voting.

    If you need assistance using the internet, a Help Centre will be available at the Municipal Office on the following dates:
    Weekdays: Friday, Oct. 12 to Friday, Oct. 19 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Weekends: Saturday, Oct. 13 10 am - 4pm

    Saturday, Oct. 20 10am - 4pm

    Sunday, Oct. 21 10am - 4pm

    Election Day: Monday, Oct 22, 8:30am - 8:00pm

  • 13 Oct 2018 3:02 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The Institute is sited for the corner of Victoria and High Streets next to the Bruce County Museum in Southampton.

  • 11 Jul 2018 9:20 PM | Web Master (Administrator)


    This Saturday, July 14, 2018

    Starting at 10:00 am in the Theatre of Bruce County Museum

    Results of our Biennial Membership Survey – John Harding Jr, former SRA Director 

    Southampton Parks and Beaches – Frank Burrows, Parks Manager, Town of Saugeen Shores 

    Shoreline Water Quality – Rob Shave, SRA Director

    Introduction of Incoming SRA President

    And Much, Much More!

    Coffee will be available in the Lobby from 9:30 am

    Information and Membership Tables of Community Organizations

    Meeting is Open to All

  • 11 Jun 2018 8:30 PM | Web Master (Administrator)


                   “From One End to the Other,

                           We are Connected”

    When: June 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Where: Bridge crossing Saugeen River 

    Why: To officially name our bridge

              To celebrate truthful relationships

              To come together as one family

    Who: People of Saugeen First Nation and Saugeen Shores

     "On June 21, 2018 the Bridge that spans the Saugeen River in Southampton will officially receive its name. G.C. Huston, in consultation with Elders from Saugeen First Nation, has chosen the name Zgaa-biig-ni-gaan which means  'we are connected' or more precisely, 'from one end to the other, we are connected.' " 

    Saugeen First Nation

  • 01 Jun 2018 9:06 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    June 21, 2018 - Canada's National Aboriginal Day . Celebrate the naming of the Highway Bridge over the Saugeen River.  1pm at the Bridge.

     July 14, 2018 - SRA Annual General Meeting . 10am - noon. Bruce County Museum.

    August 11, 2018  - All Candidates Meeting. 10am - noon.   Southampton Town Hall.

    August 16, 2018  -Rod McLeod Memorial Golf Tournament. 1pm tee off. Saugeen Golf Club.

    September 12, 2018 - Tribute to our First Responders. Southampton Fire Hall. Time TBA. 

  • 03 Oct 2017 6:27 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Next Saturday (October 7) 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Bruce County Museum

    (in the theatre on the main floor)

    There are a number of things going on or being planned this fall and winter, so the SRA Board arranged this meeting to update members on a variety of topics.

    David Smith, the Town's Chief Administrative Officer, (i) will speak about the next steps on the Chantry View reconstruction project based on the comments received at the August 31st event at the Coliseum and (ii) will outline that one of the mandates of the Master Transportation Study for the Town scheduled for 2018 will include ways to encourage cycling and enhance cyclist safety.

    Tony Sheard, one of the members of the Town’s Ad Hoc Committee examining the future of the Southampton Town Hall, will discuss the work done to date by the committee and show slides illustrating the preferred solution of the Town Hall connected with a reconstructed library building.

    Melanie Myers, president of the Southampton Business Improvement Area, will give a report on the activities of the SBIA and the work they are doing to foster economic development in Southampton.

    Vice Deputy Mayor Diane Huber and Councillor Cheryl Grace will be in attendance.  Councillor Don Matheson has been invited and we are awaiting his response.  Topics they will discuss (in no particular order) include the following:

    • Hear about a ‘Beach Ambassador’ program that is being proposed for next summer.
    • Phragmites in Southampton – yes, we do have them, mainly on South Beach and on the north shore.  An invasive species that needs community support to be rid of them.
    • The  Southampton Coliseum turns 40 and a community anniversary party is planned.
    • An update on the status of various proposals regarding shoreline cleanup north of the river.
    • A progress report on an innovative proposal to solve the Island Street storm sewer problem.

    I know this is a busy weekend, but I have guaranteed all our speakers that they will be out by 11:00 am, so we will move quickly through the agenda!!  There will be free coffee at the Museum.  Hope to see you there.

    Jim Henning, President

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