Road Grant Review

BSRA requested a review of the road grant, reminding Council that there has been no increase since 2010. There was a motion made at the January 23rd meeting to include in Budget meetings which begin Thursday, January 26th at 2:PM in the Council Chambers at the Stanley Complex.

Community Funding Agreement

The wind turbines are up and BSRA has been watching and listening to hear of what we expected would be a Vibrancy Fund offered to the Municipality, following the pattern observed in other areas. On Monday, January 9th a Draft Funding Agreement between the Municipality of Bluewater and Grand Bend Wind GP Inc was presented at the Committee of the Whole Meeting. It is proposed to pass at the Council Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017 beginning at 6 PM in the Council Chambers, Stanley Complex, 38594 Mill Road, Varna.

You may review the agreement at: Grand Bend Wind Farm (Northland) – Community Funding Agreement(Draft) Jan. 9, 2017


Track my Plow – see where the MTO Plows are working

There is a web page that shows where the plows of the companies hired to maintain provincial highways are working – in real time. This means you can find and follow a plow when conditions are really bad.

The site also aggregates information from the Twitter feeds of the OPP and the MTO, weather radar, MTO cameras(i.e. Hwy 21 and the Dashwood Road) and Environment Canada Alerts for the displayed area. It would be nice if it also showed or linked to the MTO’s Road Conditions Report – Southwest

Information Session on Wind Turbine Investigation

Residents of Huron County are invited to an information session hosted by the Huron County Health Unit. The session is about the upcoming investigation related to reported human health concerns associated with residential proximity to industrial wind turbines. There will be information on the investigation survey and times for residents’ questions

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 7-8:30 PM
Huron County Health Unit
Health & Library Complex | 77722B London Road, Clinton, Ontario

Please let them know if you plan to attend at 519.482.3416 (Dial 0 to speak to a receptionist).

Information Session on Wind Turbine Investigation



At the special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority this morning the following motion was passed.

Be it resolved, that the ABCA Board of Directors declares that it will not implement the ABCA Shoreline Development Guidelines of Section 7.8 in the report (pages 113-117) and does not endorse the underlying principle of “managed retreat”  and the outright prohibition of all shoreline protection works.

And be it further resolved that the Board of Directors continues to endorse the use of policies as contained in the 2000 Shoreline Management Plan and the Board of Directors directs staff to provide options to re-engage the public to update the 2000 Shoreline Management Plan.

Th Shoreline Management Plan will still be updated and we can expect this to take some time.  BSRA will be monitoring the process that has yet to be determined.

Huron County Wants Public Input

Huron County is looking for public input on their Heritage County Natural Heritage Plan. The plan involves woodlots, wetlands, and meadows and there will be land use changes

There will be an information meeting,Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Zurich Arena 7 – 9 PM.  

The County of Huron has drafted the Huron Natural Heritage Plan to conserve our environmental systems and features, which are valued by our residents.

The success of the plan depends on landowners, municipalities and agencies working together to conserve our collective natural heritage. The public is invited to this open house to learn about the plan and provide input.

A presentation will be offered at 7:30 PM

The Huron Natural Heritage Plan (HNHP) defines natural heritage systems within Huron County and identifies tools to enhance and protect features like woodlots, rivers, ponds and meadows. The plan consists of two documents:

  • The HNHP Technical Document describes the methodology used to identify significant natural features and the natural heritage system in Huron County, and
  • The HNHP Implementation Strategy defines the approach to protecting natural heritage features.

These plan documents can be viewed at