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  • 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

  • 09 Sep 2017 1:44 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    PLEASE ATTEND Saugeen Shores Council Meeting in a show of support for SRA Director Corwin Cambry's Deputation to Council about the Chantry View Drive Reconstruction Project. 

    WHEN: Monday, September 11, 2017. 7:30 pm ( Informal Open Forum starts at 7:10 pm )
    LOCATION: Council Chambers at 600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin, Ontario


    SPEAK TO COUNCIL about this matter during the Informal Open Forum held just prior to the start of the meeting:

    According to the Town Website: "... beginning at 7:10 p.m., an informal Open Forum is offered to any person to provide comments on the subjects related to items on the Agendas. Each person wishing to address Council, will be required to sign a register. Each person shall be limited to three (3) minutes. Questions of clarification may be asked of the speaker. No formal record of the submissions during the Open Forum will be made. The Open Forum will end at 7:25 p.m." http://www.saugeenshores.ca/…/our-t…/Agendas-and-Minutes.asp

    If you are unable to attend in person, join the webcast starting at 7:30 pm.  http://www.livestream.com/saugeenshores

  • 27 Aug 2017 5:08 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    SRA Bulletin

    If you own property west of Huron Street or use those roads and laneways to access the beach, you need to be at this meeting one week from today – Wednesday August 31,  5 to 7 pm in the Coliseum Annex in Southampton.

    In response to the concerns of some residents regarding plans to ‘improve’ Chantry View Drive, this Open House has been arranged by Town staff.  However this meeting will not deal exclusively with Chantry View, but will outline how road infrastructure improvement projects are selected and prioritized by Saugeen Shores, and accordingly will provide some indication of plans for the various small roads and laneways located west of Huron St. between the river and Bay Street.

    Many residents have been surprised in the past couple of years (a) when Adelaide St. was widened, repaved, curbed and pushed through eastward to the highway and (b) when Bay St. was widened, repaved and curbed from McNabb to the lake.  In a similar manner some residents of Chantry View have been surprised to learn of 'improvements' to their street proposed for this fall.  

    It is well established that wider roads lead to faster vehicle speeds.  Hence many residents of this entire area would prefer that these streets remain unimproved so that they continue to be pedestrian and bicycle oriented.  So come and express your opinion.  It will affect future planning for this area.

    Jim Henning, President

    Public Information Centre

    Chantry View Drive Reconstruction Huron Street to Lake Street

    There will be an informal, drop in session to show:

    • Limits of construction

    • Proposed works such as sidewalk, curb and asphalt roadway

    • Sewer and watermain information

    • Construction schedule

      The Project team will be available to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned.

      Location: The Coliseum (Annex)
      26 Albert Street South, Southampton

      Date and Time: Thursday August 31st, 2017 5pm to 7pm

      If you are unable to attend and wish to send in comments, please send them to:

      Amanda Froese, P. Eng.
      Director of Public Works and Engineering
      Town of Saugeen Shores
      600 Tomlinson Drive Box 820 Port Elgin ON, N0H 2C0
      T 519.832.2008 x119 F: 519.832.2140 E: amanda.froese@saugeenshores.ca 

  • 14 Aug 2017 12:23 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    Southampton Residents' Association is now on Facebook. Please follow us and stay up to date with your friends and neighbors in Southampton.  The Facebook platform provides an easy way for members to get updates, stay connected , and  share information  and ideas with each other throughout the year.

    If you aren't on Facebook, it's  easy to join. Go to www.facebook.com to get started. Follow the prompts and before you know it, you'll have your own Facebook account. Once your account is set up, add @southamptonSRA to your list of friends.  If you receive an invitation to be a friend of SRA, click on the link to accept and that will also get you connected. 

    Southampton Residents' Association


  • 08 Jul 2017 10:59 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    If not already done, it is time to renew your membership for the current year.  Please avoid the crush at our AGM by renewing early.  You can pay by credit card online -- see instructions below.  Alternatively you can mail a cheque to Box 1081, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0 or drop it off at Hills Insurance on High Street.  Rates remain the same as last year -- $25 for basic membership, an additional $35 for winter patrol and an additional $5 if you want your newsletters by Canada Post instead of via email. Thank you for your continued support.

    Instructions for Renewing Your Membership Online 

    Each member can renew their membership and update their personal information online by going to www.southamptonontario.org, clicking on the Login button in the top right and entering your full email address as the username.  If you have previously set up a password you can login using that password. For everyone else, click on “Forgot Password” and an email will be sent to you allowing you to set up (or change) a password. You will then be allowed to see and, if necessary, correct the personal information that we have on file for you.  Click on Membership and it will show “Renewal Due On xxxxxx” in case you are unsure whether or not you have paid the current year’s dues.  Click on Renew in order to renew your membership using either PayPal or a credit card.  It is not necessary to be a member of PayPal to use the credit card function – when you get to the PayPal screen click the button at the bottom where it says “Pay by Debit or Credit Card”.  (When paying you will be asked for a telephone number – the system requires that this be entered as 10 digits only, without brackets, hyphens or spaces.)  

  • 08 Jul 2017 10:58 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation (www.lakehuron.ca), centred in Goderich, is dedicated to providing leadership and expertise in promoting a healthy Lake Huron coastal eco-system.  This year they have presented interactive workshops in Sauble and Bayfield providing an opportunity for community members to learn about and discuss their Coastal Action Plan.  SRA has invited them to provide this workshop at the Plex on the above date.  All residents of Saugeen Shores are invited.

  • 08 Jul 2017 10:57 AM | Web Master (Administrator)




    A cocktail party with a cash bar, celebrating the 15th anniversary since the Southampton Beach Association and the Southampton Property Owners Association merged in order to provide a larger organization which could more effectively act as a collective voice to represent residents in the former Town of Southampton.  So bring your adult children, house guests and neighbours to renew acquaintances, make new friends, to ask questions and to hear what SRA is doing.

  • 01 Jul 2017 2:33 PM | Web Master (Administrator)



    Saturday, July 1, 2017 

    "Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks. Bring your family down to the Big Flag (at the end of Millard Boulevard) in Southampton to help celebrate Canada's Birthday! The night includes music, family activities and food, with a fireworks display (at dusk). The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce is proud to host this community event which includes fun for all ages. Come out and show your national pride!"


    6:00 pm to 11:00 pm 


    By the Big Flag in Southampton


    Saugeen Shores Celebrates Canada's 150th 


  • 10 May 2017 6:12 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

                                                 May 8, 2017

    Ministry of Transportation

    Operations Office, West Region,

    659 Exeter Rd.,

    London, ON  N6E 1L3

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    Proposal to Name the Southampton Highway Bridge

    Bridges can either divide or unite.  For many years the bridge on Highway 21 over the Saugeen River at Southampton, Ontario has represented a divide between the residents of the Southampton and those of the Saugeen First Nation on the other side of the river.  But things can change.

    G.C. Huston Public School in Southampton serves both communities (approximately 60% and 40% respectively) and over the past several years has strived to exploit the advantages of a school body which strongly represents both cultures.  This past year the school curriculum has been built around the Seven Grandfather Teachings of First Nations tradition, with these values embedded into many aspects of the regular course material.

    The Seven Grandfather Teachings, or the Good Path, (Bimaadzwin in the Ojibwe language) are Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth.  Each of these attributes must be used in conjunction with the others – to omit one is to embrace the opposite of what the teachings tell us.

    Early in this past school year the pupils of G. C. Huston school developed an idea that the bridge over the Saugeen River could be named Bimaadzwin – Good Path Bridge as a means of representing the ties between the two communities.  The belief is that such a move will encourage all to dwell on those things that unite the two communities rather than focussing on those that divide them.

    This suggestion has gathered the support of the Council of the Town of Saugeen Shores (comprised of, in part, the community of Southampton) and the Saugeen First Nation.  The Southampton Residents Association, representing over 400 households within the boundaries of the former Town of Southampton, is strongly supportive of this initiative and encourage its adoption. 

                                                                                                                                                    Yours very truly,


                                                                                                                                                    W. James Henning, President

  • 17 Mar 2017 5:53 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    As most know,  Lloyd Robertson and the W5 news team travelled to Kincardine on Friday, March 10 for an Open House discussion of the Deep Geological Repository proposed to be built at the Bruce Nuclear site.  Residents of Southampton will remember the event because Highway 21 was closed (due to weather) so none could attend!!  Reports are that it was well-attended and fairly evenly divided between those supporting the project and those opposed.

    We understand that the resulting program will be broadcast on CTV’s W5 program at 7:00 pm on April Fools Day, Saturday April 1.  (Let's hope there is nothing significant about the date!!)  In any case don’t blame us if something else comes up and the program is bumped (or Trumped) to a later date.  

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