News

February 10, 2015

No tax rate increase in proposed budget
South Bruce Peninsula has whittled down its budget so there will be no tax levy increase in 2015.

February 9, 2015

Admin. position eliminated at South Bruce Peninsula
Jacquie Farrow-Lawrence is out as administrator of South Bruce Peninsula.

February 9, 2015

Council hears water system delegations, questions Public Works
South Bruce Peninsula entertained two separate presentations from water/wastewater system presentations on Tueday Feb 3, from companies that couldn't understand why their respective systems hadn't been on the Town's list of processes to investigate.

February 6, 2015

Airport closure talk called knee-jerk reaction
Georgian Bluffs council is sending a letter to South Bruce Peninsula notifying them that the Wiarton-Keppel International Airport could close at the end of February.

February 4, 2015

A 'message' for Georgian Bluffs: Vukovic
South Bruce Peninsula council wasn't happy with an airport budget decision made by their neighbouring municipality, the Township of Georgian Bluffs, to keep the Wiarton-Keppel Airport management budget as-is, following a joint council meeting last week, and has rejected a draft budget from their airport business partner.

July 16, 2014

TSBP rejects Wiarton-Keppel Airport business plan

July 6, 2014

Hundreds attend citizens' meeting about first nation claim to stretch of Sauble

July 3, 2014

First Nations' land claim over North Sauble in mediation

May 18, 2014

Sauble Beach deserted Saturday despite May 2-4

January 23, 2014

Council hears pitch for Sauble-area subdivision
A residential development of just over 70 homes with its own communal water and sewage system is being proposed for the Silver Lake area near Sauble Beach.

January 23, 2014

Council Briefs
Two sites considered for skateboard park, council remuneration, policing contract

January 22, 2014

Paid parking still contentious
The 2014 budget for South Bruce Peninsula has been passed, but there is still an appetite from some around the council table to revisit the issue of paid parking.


December 11, 2013

Council Adds To Free Parking
South Bruce Peninsula will offer free parking at its boat launches next year as well as at Sauble Beach.

December 5, 2013

New Warden for Bruce County
South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close acclaimed to Warden's job.

December 4, 2013

Council Axes Sauble Parking Fee
Decision not final until budget approved

December 4, 2013

Town not comitting to airport repairs
South Bruce Peninsula is taking a wait and see approach to how it proceeds with proposed upgrades at the Wiarton-Keppel International Airport.


November 30, 2013

Parking, airport big decisions
The people have had their say, now council has to decide how to handle taxpayers money.

November 21, 2013

Town urged to lift Gammie ban
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has written a letter on behalf of South Bruce Peninsula blogger and council critic Craig Gammie, who has applied to a court to quash town council's order banning him from the municipal hall and all municipal public meetings and from contacting town staff.

Charges against Gammie stayed
Seven charges that Craig Gammie breached the Professional Engineers Act were stayed with no admission of guilt in Provincial Offences Court in return for Gammie paying a "token" amount to charity, the South Bruce Peninsula council critic said Wednesday.

November 8, 2013

Airport owners seek assistance
Municipalities hope federal, provincial governments will help pay for required repairs

November 7, 2013

Electronic devices must be off at council meetings
Limited exceptions in bylaw


October 29, 2013

Wiarton-Keppel airport plan rejected
The Wiarton-Keppel International Airport board will make a second attempt to have a corrective action plan approved by Transport Canada after their first submission was rejected.

October 26, 2013

Blogger suffers another loss in court cases against councillors
Gammie ordered to pay town's costs

October 18, 2013

Subdivision proposal inches forward
Council discusses subdivision proposal, skateboard park, electronic devices, and beavers causing flooding.

October 16, 2013

Council says no to full bag-tag system
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has decided against implementing a full bag-tag system, opting instead to explore other waste diversion initiatives.

October 4, 2013

Town to look at maintaining well water, groundwater quality at Sauble Beach
With municipal sewers in Sauble Beach now a dead issue, South Bruce Peninsula is moving forward with recommendations that came following a pollution study of wells, shallow groundwater and surface water at the beach last year.

October 2, 2013

Council looking at reinstating recording ban
On Tuesday council deferred the third and final reading of a bylaw on the rules of order and procedure of council and directed staff to report back on adding a section that would ban the recording council meetings by members of the public.


August 22, 2013

South Bruce Pen. stands pat on short-term rentals
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula will not be moving forward with any licensing or zoning changes with respect to short-term accommodations.

August 20, 2013

South Bruce Peninsula council critic not allowed at municipal meetings
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has once again banned council critic Craig Gammie from municipal meetings.

August 2, 2013

Judge rules chamber grant not a conflict for South Bruce Peninsula councillor
A judge has ruled that South Bruce Peninsula councillor and Wiarton businessman Jim Turner was not in a conflict of interest when he voted for an annual $50,000 grant to the chamber of commerce to promote tourism, thereby dismissing a local blogger's application for a ruling.


June 21, 2013

Council cleared of wrongdoing after secret meeting complaint
The office of Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin has not found any violations by the Town of South Bruce Peninsula after the provincial watchdog received a complaint about several closed meetings the town held in late 2012 and early 2013.

June 19, 2013

South Bruce Peninsula joins anti-turbine chorus
South Bruce Peninsula has declared the town it is not a willing host to industrial wind turbines.

June 17, 2013

Council to consider wind turbine motion
South Bruce Peninsula council is to consider a motion to declare the municipality an unwilling host for industrial wind turbines.

June 4, 2013

Clean audit for SBP
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has received a passing grade from its auditor.


May 22, 2013

Wiarton Sewer Funding Approved
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has received almost 90% funding from the province for a sewer reconstruction project in Wiarton.

May 9, 2013

New water, sewer rates for Wiarton
South Bruce Peninsula will phase in new sewer rates in Wiarton to ease the expected financial burden on users.


March 11, 2013

No plan for parking on beach, says owner
A Sauble Beach developer who with a company owns a section of Sauble Beach that was at the centre of a private obstruction of justice charge against Mayor John Close said people have to support South Bruce Peninsula's mayor or they'll lose him.

March 11, 2013

Revenue, growth needed to keep Sauble Beach viable
Editor: There are many issues that have affected business in Sauble Beach, and I believe paid parking is not one of them.

March 11, 2013

Council costs about $150,000, report says
South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close took home remuneration and expenses of just under $25,000 for council business and another $1,300 for serving as a member of the police services board in 2012.

March 9, 2013

Close praises justice system after charge withdrawn
South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close praised democracy and the justice system Friday, the day after an obstruction of justice charge against him was withdrawn by a Crown attorney who intervened in the privately brought charge.

March 8, 2013

Crown withdraws private charge against Close
A privately brought obstruction of justice charge against South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close was withdrawn Thursday after the Crown attorney who intervened determined there was no reasonable prospect of conviction.

March 6, 2013

Council cautioned about landfill
Two former South Bruce Peninsula councillors are expressing concern at how fast the town's landfill is filling up and urged council to do something to slow the pace.

March 5, 2013

Chamber fears Sauble parking rates are hurting businesses
The Sauble Beach Chamber of Commerce is convinced the cost to park at the beach is turning visitors away and some members want to see the rates reduced.

March 4, 2013

Reason behind council decision questionable
Originally, this column's intent was to extend congratulations to the council of South Bruce Peninsula for finally dumping the ward system and going to an election at large in the next municipal election. That was the plan, but then . . .


February 13, 2013

Sauble will need sewers
The Sun Times page 1 headline on Wednesday, Feb. 6, "Council kills Sauble sewer proposal" reflected accurately the council's decision.

February 11, 2013

Mayor's Charge
The Crown is still trying to decide whether to continue to pursue a private charge laid against South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close.

February 9, 2013

Sauble sewers decision shows need for sensible municipal restructuring
Ah, there's nothing I like better than yet another example of the crying need - indeed the urgent need - for sensible municipal restructuring in the Grey-Bruce area. I suppose I may ride that particular hobby horse into the sunset.

February 9, 2013

Town to dip into reserves to fund sewer costs
South Bruce Peninsula council is looking at a plan that will see the town pay back over 10 years the money it has already spent on the now scuttled Sauble Beach sewer project.

February 6, 2013

Council kills Sauble sewer proposal
A proposal to build a sewer system at Sauble Beach is dead.
In a unanimous decision Tuesday, South Bruce Peninsula council decided it will not continue with the project and will not move forward on an environmental study report recommendation.


January 31, 2013

South Bruce Peninsula talks budget
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has started its budget deliberations with a proposed tax rate increase of 4.66%.

January 31, 2013

New administrator starts work
South Bruce Peninsula has hired an administrator.
Jacquie Farrow-Lawrence began her job Monday.

January 22, 2013

South Bruce Peninsula council doing no better minding our tax dollars now than a year ago
Editor:
It is now almost a year ago that I wrote a letter for our taxpayers titled "Cut the South Bruce Peninsula budget" in an appeal to my fellow constituents to pay more attention to the lack of control on how our money is being spent.

January 22, 2013

ARC head hopes both schools stay open
A co-chair of a joint student accommodation review for Amabel-Sauble and Hepworth Central says she hopes the committee can convince the Bluewater District School Board to keep both schools open.

January 16, 2013

Sauble Wells Clean
A pollution study in Sauble Beach has found no evidence of widespread pollution of the community's wells and is enough to convince at least one councillor that water and sewer services aren't needed in the community for environmental reasons.


December 17, 2012

Santa and the Grinch both coming to Wiarton
Editor:
Christmas is the season of rejoicing, watching the joy on children's faces while they open their gifts they got from Santa and enjoying a meal with family and friends.

December 17, 2012

Charge against Mayor Close still up in the air
A regional Crown attorney must review "voluminous material" before deciding whether the privately brought obstruction of justice charge against South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close has a reasonable prospect of conviction or if it is in the public interest to proceed.

December 15, 2012

Taxpayers are paying for school board's flip-flops
Editor:
It is with great interest that I listen to the concerns about the ongoing school reviews.

December 12, 2012

ARC Frustrations Remain at Sauble
Solutions don't seem to be getting through, says school community council chair

December 8, 2012

Stakes raised in school review
Editorial cartoon

December 8, 2012

Septic reinspections to start in the Wiarton area
South Bruce Peninsula is moving ahead with its septic system reinspection program, with work to start in the Wiarton area next year.

December 5, 2012

Septic inspection program an attempt to force sewers on Sauble residents
Editor:
This letter is my opinion concerning the recent decision by certain Town of South Bruce Peninsula council members to hire Genivar to look after the septic system inspections in Sauble Beach.

December 4, 2012

Stakes raised in school review
South Bruce Peninsula offers financial support if Sauble school stays open.

December 3, 2012

Council critic banned from chambers
Town of South Bruce Peninsula council critic Craig Gammie has been banned from the town's council chambers.

November 8, 2012

Municipality chooses Genivar for septic re-inspection
Councillor says it's 'ridiculous'

November 7, 2012

Mayor won't comment on charge
South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close declined to comment on a criminal charge of obstruction of justice that has been brought against him.

November 6, 2012

Anti-corruption police raid Genivar, other engineering firms in Quebec
Police raided the Laval, Que. offices of U.S. Fortune-500 company Aecom Technology Corp. and TSX-traded Genivar Inc. as allegations of kickbacks and corruption that have shaken the province seep into the capital markets.

October 24, 2012

Mayor Charged With Obstructing Justice
On Thursday October 18, Mayor John D Close was served with a summons to appear in criminal court to answer to the charge of "obstructing justice", Section 139 (2) of the Criminal Code of Canada. This is a criminal offence which carries a maximum jail term of 10 years. The charge stems from John's alleged instruction to the OPP to not lay any charges against Joe Szewczyk for driving on the beach. The hearing is set for Nov 15th, 2012.

October 17, 2012

Dynamic Beach By-law Press Release
At the regular meeting of Council held on October 16, 2012, Council passed a resolution indicating that they are making public two legal opinions received from their solicitors, one from Donald Greenfield dated November 19, 2009 and one from Steven O'Melia dated October 15, 2012. Both legal opinions explain that the Dynamic Beach By-Law is not enforceable on private properties unless express permission is received from the private property owner.

October 17, 2012

Municipality Passes Bylaw to Dissolve Ward System
South Bruce Peninsula has passed a bylaw to dissolve the ward system.

September 18, 2012

South Bruce Peninsula council says no to wind farms
Citizens opposed to industrial wind turbines on the Bruce Peninsula urged South Bruce Peninsula council on Tuesday to pass a resolution opposing them in that municipality, as nearly 90 Ontario municipalities have done to one degree or another in theirs.

September 5, 2012

Status Report on Well Sampling

August 28, 2012

No Water Info Online
Sauble Beach Sewer project information will not be available online.

August 15, 2012

Sauble groundwater E. coli typical
Scientist taking samples at Sauble as part of study on groundwater quality

August 12, 2012

Protocol Debate for Wind Turbines
South Bruce Peninsula is going to let someone else do the work when it comes to protocols in dealing with wind turbine development in Bruce County.

August 1, 2012

Mayor wants to see smaller council
If Mayor John Close has his druthers, there'll be fewer people at the table at town council meetings after the next municipal election, and they'll be elected by all South Bruce Peninsula ratepayers.


July 19, 2012

South Bruce Peninsula Mayor Under Fire
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close came under heavy fire at the Police Services Board Meeting today.

July 19, 2012

Public meeting July 30 to consider changing size of town council
South Bruce Peninsula is looking at changing the size of town council and how members are elected.

July 19, 2012

Septic program yet to be launched
South Bruce Peninsula's septic re-inspection program, which was to begin this summer, has yet to get off the ground.

July 7, 2012

Letter: Show septics are at fault
This letter is in response to Patricia Ryan and Jim Merriam.

July 7, 2012

Letter: Cost of Sewers won't decrease
I read with interest an article by Denis Langlois in the Saturday, June 16 edition of the Sun Times.

July 4, 2012

Point of View: Sauble Beach facing a number of challenges
You have to wonder what the future holds for Sauble Beach.

July 1, 2012

Sauble Beach grapples with pollution
The white sands of Sauble Beach are welcoming an influx of tourists and the water has tested safe for swimming - good news for visitors and locals following a high E. coli count in mid-June.


June 26, 2012

Parking Lot on Sauble Beach?
Tempers are flaring at Sauble Beach over a land use dispute.

June 20, 2012

Sauble Beach Safe for Bathing
Water samples taken at Sauble Beach, Town of South Bruce Peninsula, show results within acceptable levels according to Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

June 15, 2012

Sauble not posted lightly
E. coli bacteria levels that prompted public health officials to post Sauble Beach as unsafe for bathing were the highest ever recorded for this time of year at the beach, medical officer of health Dr. Hazel Lynn said Friday.

June 14, 2012

Sauble Beach unsafe for swimming
Visitors to Sauble Beach this weekend will find the water posted as unsafe for bathing after tests revealed E. coli bacteria levels that were 10 times higher than provincial standards.

June 14, 2012

Sauble Beach Posted Unsafe for Bathing
Beach water sampling from Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Sauble Beach, Town of South Bruce Peninsula, shows levels exceeding Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards for acceptable bacterial levels.


February 14, 2012

Studies show antibiotic resistant pathogens concentrate in biosolids
Editor:
This is a comment adding to Caroline Snyder's comments on sewage sludge (biosolids)

February 7, 2012

Science backs Suzuki Foundation: academic
Editor:
The David Suzuki Foundation is right about the serious problems linked to using sewage sludge as fertilizer.


November 29, 2011

Says it has never been shown that Sauble needs Sewers
Dan Kerr's November 8 letter about Sauble sewers may have had a little different impact than what he intended.

November 17, 2011

Sauble residents want to preserve and protect what attracted them to area
Editor:
I am writing in response to Mr. Carl R. Noble's September 24, 2011 and Mr. Dan Kerr's November 11, 2011 letters to the editor.

November 11, 2011

Sewers at Sauble "totally unnecessary"
Editor:
I have been following the renewed interest in Sauble's need for sewers.

November 9, 2011

Septic Check Program Earns Kudos
Huron-Kinloss has been recognized for its dedication to protecting the quality of the Great Lakes at the 2011 State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference.


October 25, 2011

Water Quality Study Could be Inexpensive
A relatively inexpensive study would indicate whether South Bruce Peninsula needs to look further at building a sanitary sewer system in Sauble Beach, a committee was told Monday.

October 22, 2011

Some Residents of Sauble Want Sewers
Editor:
To Ms. Mason and future letter writers may I suggest that you speak for yourself and only for yourself.

October 21, 2011

Area Dependent on Safe, Clean Sauble Beach
Editor:
Both the Wiarton Echo and The Owen Sound Sun Times carried a letter written by Gail Mason of Sauble Beach.

October 19, 2011

Sauble Sewer Study Group Gets More Time
South Bruce Peninsula council may postpone a decision on sanitary sewers for Sauble Beach until 2013.

October 15, 2011

Sauble Residents Can't Afford Sewers
Here we go again. Obviously the mayor and some members of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula council didn't like our first response at the community meetings so they're at it again.

October 8, 2011

Innocence of Sauble Beach Has Been Lost
Sandfest at Sauble Beach this year, as it has in the past, was a highlight of the summer season.

October 7, 2011

Save Sauble's Sand
I find it rather selfish that a number of people consider a stretch of the beach as their own private beach.

October 5, 2011

Sauble Should be Safe, Clean and Open to All
Editor: I read the letter from Mr. Broadbent with interest.


September 29, 2011

Most of Council Backs Mayor
The majority of South Bruce Peninsula council is siding with Mayor John Close over a letter he wrote to Ontario's minister of municipal affairs and housing that included references to septic systems and well water quality at Sauble Beach.

September 24, 2011

Move Town of South Bruce Peninsula Forward
Editor:
I thought when Janice Jackson, councillor for the town of South Bruce Peninsula, supported Mayor John Close sending a letter to the provincial government and agreed with the economic development committee when they supported sewer and water for Sauble Beach, she had finally broken the shackles which attached her to some cottagers.

September 16, 2011

Community Based Strategic Plan

September 13, 2011

Save the Sand at 'Our' Beach
Editor:
I find it rather selfish that a number of "North Enders" consider a stretch of beach as their own private beach. I have been at Sauble for 65 years, some as a resident and many as a cottager like my father and grandfather before me. Beach raking is relatively new, a trick used to lure people to Dick Thomas's store in the north.

September 10, 2011

Councillor Accuses Mayor of Betrayal
A South Bruce Peninsula councillor says the town's mayor has "betrayed" the people of Sauble Beach in a letter he wrote about septic re-inspections addressed to Ontario's minister of municipal affairs and housing.

September 8, 2011

Residents' Opinions on the Future Important to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is currently pursuing the development of a Community-Based Strategic Planning Process through an open and transparent public process that will guide future directions in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula over the next ten years.

September 7, 2011

Manager of Public Works Resigns
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is looking for a new manager of public works after Phil Dwyer resigned from the position.

September 6, 2011

Changes Needed at Beach Festivals
Editor: My wife and I have owned and operated the Putterama mini golf at Sauble Beach for the last six years.

September 2, 2011

Janice Jackson, The Beach, Plovers
Much has been written about the above three subjects and I would like to address these from a tax paying, North Sauble resident/beach users point-of-view.


August 19, 2011

Snowmobile club seeks help with Clubhouse
The Grey Bruce West/Sauble Sno-Riders want to build a clubhouse and are looking for help from South Bruce Peninsula.

August 18, 2011

What's good for business at Sauble isn't necessarily good for the ratepayers
Editor: Last year it was reported that the three-day Sandfest event at Sauble Beach in 2010 was attended by 48,000 people and generated $4,416,200 in revenue.

Part of Sewer Plan Prompts Court Threat
A resident of a small subdivision in Sauble Beach has warned South Bruce Peninsula council that the municipality would be taken to the Superior Court of Justice if it proceeds with the preferred plan for Sauble sewers.

August 13, 2011

Beach Businesses Benefit from Events
The 24 Weeks of Summer promotion for Sauble Beach has been such a great success so far with thousands of visitors from all over Ontario enjoying our beautiful beach and town.

August 9, 2011

Kirkland replaces Standen on Ad Hoc Committee
Councillor Kirkland and Councillor Jackson both wish to sit on the Committee.

Plovers aren't taking over the beach
Editor: The piping plovers that have successfully run the gauntlet of summer at Sauble for the past five years are, once again, in the eye of a storm.


July 21, 2011

Regular Council and Sauble Sewer Ad Hoc Committee Meetings
Recordings of the July 18, 2011 Ad Hoc Committee meeting and the July 19, 2011 Regular Council meeting can be found on the Documents page.

July 17, 2011

The Sauble Sewer Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
The Sauble Sewer Ad Hoc Committee is holding it's next meeting on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 9:00 am in the council chambers. A third meeting is scheduled for August 8, 2011.


June 29, 2011

Sauble Sewer Ad Hoc Committee First Meeting Recordings
The Sauble Sewer Ad Hoc Committee held it's first meeting on June 29, 2011.

During the meeting there was a conversation between MPW Phil Dwyer and committee member Garry Leveck in which some interesting comments were made.

  • Mr. Leveck expresses concern that there may have been a "misstep" in the EA process.
  • When asked about the response from the public to the proposal, Mr Dwyer says "I do not believe it was based on rational thought".
  • A bit later in the conversation about what was being put forward, Mr Dwyer admits that "I was the driver on it; I stand up to that".

The following audio clip was extracted from the longer Part 2 recording above.

June 21, 2011

First Nation charges for pedestrian access to South Sauble Beach
Saugeen First Nation has started charging pedestrians for access to South Sauble Beach.

June 16, 2011

Councillor suggests closing part of Sauble to traffic
A South Bruce Peninsula councillor wants to close Sauble Beach's main downtown corner to vehicle traffic for July and August.

June 16, 2011

Councillor wants Sauble Beach cleaned up
Coun. Janice Jackson says Sauble Beach is a "horrible mess" and wants to see it cleaned up.

June 7, 2011

Sauble Sewer Study Steering Committee Candidates Selected

Mayor Close asked for Councillors to volunteer for the Committee. Councillor Bowman and Councillor Standen volunteered.


May 24, 2011

Sauble Sewer Study Steering Committee Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Chair Bowman at 4:05 pm in the Municipal Council Chambers located at 315 Berford Street, Wiarton.

May 24, 2011

Request to Discuss the Sauble Sewer Study Terms of Reference - Bowman

Councillor Bowman indicated that the Striking Committee misunderstood their role and that a Terms of Reference should be set for the Ad Hoc Committee.

May 24, 2011

Request to Invite Delegations to Speak on Alternative Human Waste Solutions - Bowman

Councillor Bowman would like to receive more information regarding alternative human waste solutions.


April 17, 2011

Saugeen Ojibway Say Bruce Should Consult About Road Plan
The leaders of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) are upset they were not directly consulted about plans by Bruce County for a collector road between Oliphant and Ferndale that they say will have an impact on native land claims.

April 12, 2011

Genivar Letter re Engineering Costs for Sauble Sewer System
Council Releases Jan 14, 2011 Letter from Genivar to the Public in response to a Freedom of Information Request.

April 11, 2011

Sauble Sewer Committee Seeking Interested Volunteers
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is seeking interested individuals to serve on an Ad Hoc Committee to consider the Draft Environmental Study Report for Water and Sewage at Sauble Beach which was presented to Council in 2011. The Terms of Reference for this Committee are available on the Town website, at Town Hall or by contacting the undersigned. Interested individuals should submit their letters of interest to the undersigned no later than 12:00 noon on May 27, 2011

Angie Cathrae
Clerk/CEMC
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
Telephone: 519-534-1400 ext 122
Toll Free: 1-877-534-1400
Email: sbpen@bmts.com

April 4, 2011

Extra Events Not Needed
There were many people from the metropolitan areas of Southern Ontario came to Sauble Beach in the summer of 2010 to holiday. That's what the Toronto Star advised and many did just that.


March 28, 2011

Mayor Close Has Interfered
Dick Waugh and TSBP Mayor John Close wonder why we are going to put so much money into a septic system inspection and upgrade program for all of Sauble if we?re just going to turn around and put in sewers (OSST article March 10).

March 23, 2011

Septic Inspection Pointless
In response to Dick Waugh's column on March 10, "Sauble septic inspection plan pointless if sewers installed".

March 10, 2011

Sauble Septic Inspection Plan Pointless if Sewers are Installed
Hearken back to the years gone bye and zero in on 1993. That was the year that I ran for council in the former Amabel Township.

March 7, 2011

Further to the Manager of Public Works' email correspondence of March 1, 2011 to members of Council (attached), the Manager of Public Works requires direction from Council as a result of Council Resolution Number R-054-2011.

March 7, 2011

Council Resolution Number R-034-2011directed the Manager of Public Works to investigate various options available to reroute or upgrade storm drains to reduce the impact of discharge directly into our waterways and bodies of water.

March 3, 2011

A summary of expenditures and sources of financing for the Sauble Sewer capital project that began in 2009. The unfinanced capital amount has been revised to $698,073.70 as noted on the attachment.


February 23, 2011

An investor looking for a place to set up shop would do well to consider South Bruce Peninsula, Mayor John Close says.

February 22, 2011

In Mayor Close's absence and in her capacity as Deputy Mayor, Councillor Bowman presided over the Feb. 14 Committee of the Whole.

February 15, 2011

Arran-Elderslie is eliminating the position of chief administrative officer.


The backers of a potentially huge adult lifestyle residential complex on the south end of Wiarton would like to start building the first phase in the spring of 2012, South Bruce Peninsula councillors were told Monday

February 14, 2011

An Ontario Municipal Board hearing related to an appeal of Bruce County's proposed West Road that was planned for Jan. 24 has been delayed for almost four months.

February 10, 2011

South Bruce Peninsula is trucking potable water four or five times a week from Wiarton to Oliphant because of problems with the water system there

February 9, 2011

South Bruce Peninsula plans to bring in a septic re-inspection system across the municipality.

February 4, 2011

If South Bruce Peninsula councillor Marilyn Bowman has her way, Sauble Beach will be treated as a park with a warden to police it.

February 1, 2011

Today the Committee of the Whole passed Councillor Jackson's motion, “Genivar will cease work on the Sauble Sewer Project effective immediately”, by a recorded vote of 5 to 3.

Those who voted in favour of the Motion were Marilyn Bowman, Karen Klages, Chris Thomas, Jay Kirkland and Janice Jackson.

Those who voted against the Motion were Jim Turner, Paul McKenzie, and John Close.


CBO McFadden indicated that all municipalities must have septic re-inspection programs within five years.


Council directs the CAO to review the Cuesta Sauble Beach Growth Study to determine if the Cuesta group has gone beyond their mandate.


January 28, 2011

Saugeen Shores staff will revise a draft mandate for an ad hoc waterfront planning committee after council members made it clear they want there to be a lot of local input and control.


Brockton council has given approval in principle for a biodigester that would generate electricity from waste at the Walkerton waste water plant.

January 25, 2011

CAO Cook explained that with respect to the Chamber delegation of last Tuesday, the Chamber feels that their delegation constituted their obligations under the Memorandum of Understanding so that the final payment installment could be released as soon as possible.


A man is to appear in provincial offences court facing charges after portable toilet waste was found in a watery ditch which drains into the lake at Sauble Beach last June.

January 22, 2011

An offer to buy the Wiarton- Keppel airport is still on the table but the Dalana Group of Companies, the firm behind the offer, wants an answer soon.

January 20, 2011

South Bruce Peninsula council has been asked to reconsider guaranteeing the mortgage for the Sauble Beach medical clinic.

January 19, 2011

South Bruce Peninsula will discuss hiring a warden to police Sauble Beach.

January 14, 2011

With my appointment to the C.A.O. position and amendments to the Clerk's job description other amendments to the CA.O. position are required.


Shane Sargant asks Council for $80,000 and more for Festivals and Events in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula


Carl Noble asks Council to guarantee $1.2 Million 25 year mortgage on Sauble Medical Clinic


Mayor Close proposes Town of South Bruce Peninsula Draft Overview of a Community Plan Process


MPW recomments that Council authorize the Manager of Public Works to proceed to advertise a Request for Proposal for a Professional Services Roster.

January 13, 2011

Coun. Janice Jackson wants South Bruce Peninsula to end all business dealings with Genivar concerning the proposed Sauble Beach sewage treatment system until the town decides how or if it will proceed with the project.


South Bruce Peninsula Mayor John Close says he welcomes the opportunity to meet with neighbouring First Nations chiefs to discuss a range of issues they outlined in a letter to him.


South Bruce Peninsula will provide this year's Wiarton Willie Festival with up to $10,000 if the event ends up in the red and organizers give an acceptable accounting of their spending

January 12, 2011

The following resolution, submitted by Councillor Jackson, will be discussed at the January 18, 2011 Committee of the Whole meeting:

I would respectfully submit that the Town sever all business dealings with Jeff Graham, Michael Myers and Genivar regarding the Sauble Sewer Project, effective immediately.

Currently, Genivar is on hold until August to give Council time to find alternatives and hear from the community. Concerned citizens should write to the Mayor and Council and give Janice support to have her motion passed.


The chiefs of two neighbouring first nations have written to John Close to congratulate him on his election as mayor of South Bruce Peninsula and have included a reminder the town is within traditional Saugeen Ojibway territory and that the municipality has a long list of obligations concerning aboriginal and treaty rights.


Wainfleet -The first time Andre Germain and his wife Darla spotted the scenic lakeside home on Harbourview Drive, they bought it. The real estate agent was still pounding the For Sale sign into the ground when the Germains approached and asked him to remove it.

January 5, 2011

South Bruce Peninsula councillors agreed Tuesday to look into alternatives to sewers in Sauble Beach.

January 4, 2011

The following resolution, submitted by Councillor Bowman, was passed unanimously at today's Committee of the Whole meeting:

I would respectfully submit that the GENIVAR Group be thanked for this report and recommend that this report be filed until such time as Council has an opportunity to fully understand the information contained in the report and are offered alternatives to the recommended plan.

Furthermore I recommend that the report be reviewed prior to August 31 2011.

It did not go unnoticed by the standing room only public gallery that former Councillor Mark Wunderlich arrived and departed with the Genivar delegation.

January 3, 2011

The first major challenge of 2011 for South Bruce Peninsula's newly elected municipal council will be deciding the fate of the controversial sewer system project for Sauble Beach, Mayor John Close says.


December 31, 2010

South Bruce Peninsula's consultant is recommending that if the town proceeds with sewers for Sauble Beach it begin with a $27.8 million collection and treatment system that would serve 719 properties.

December 30, 2010

Councillor Janice Jackson has established a web site complete with blog. A link to her website has been added to the Links section of the sidebar.

December 29, 2010

Genivar has a delegation to the January 4, 2011 COW at 2:00 pm to present the draft Addendum No. 3 Environmental Study Report


Budget Process Policy Amendment aims to circumvent the "lame duck"council.

"The statement giving the Treasurer the authority to change the timetable is imperative in order to accommodate municipal elections (the lame duck Council cannot make binding decisions of values exceeding $50,000) and other unforeseen circumstances."

Delegations Policy Amendment.

This policy amendment would require requests for a delegation to be submitted on the prescribed form. The prescribed form requires delegations to provide a hard copy of any electronic presentation including any handouts to the Clerk one week prior to the meeeting.


The Town is finally providing email addresses for contacting council. You can find them by clicking on the Contact Council link in the sidebar on the right.

December 15, 2010

Councillor Jackson explained that the video streaming was a budgeted item and the Council owes it to the people to be accessible.

December 7, 2010

CAO Cook indicated that the previous Council had wanted video streaming in Council meetings to allow all residents to "attend" meetings.


There's a new council in place in South Bruce Peninsula.

December 4, 2010

Committee Appointments by-law on December 7 COW Agenda

December 1, 2010

Genivar publishes their summary of comment sheets following Oct 9 2010 public meeting.


November 29, 2010

Editor: In an Oct. 26 interview Town of South Bruce Peninsula mayor-elect John Close said "I don't think provincial or federal governments could take the embarrassment of Walkerton again."

November 25, 2010

Genivar publishes comment sheets from Oct. 9, 2010 public meeting. Copies can be found on the Documents page.

November 17, 2010

Editor: For years I have been following the news reports in regards the sewage issue in Sauble Beach.

November 10, 2010

The gloves came off as South Bruce Peninsula discussed signing an agreement with Genivar Consultants regarding an environmental assessment and draft design for another section of the Sauble Beach Water and Sewage works study.


October 30, 2010

Below is a list of comments and concerns stemming from Cuesta's public information meeting held this summer in regard to the Sauble Beach Growth Strategy along with their draft responses to each comment.

Cuesta has requested comments from councillors prior to November 30, 2010 before posting the formal responses on-line.

October 29, 2010

Monday's municipal election was "a referendum on the sewer system" in Sauble Beach and those against a community-wide system clearly won, Janice Jackson, one of the newly elected councillors for the area, said Thursday.

October 26, 2010

Voters have swept town hall clean in South Bruce Peninsula, rejecting every incumbent seeking re-election including Mayor Gwen Gilbert.


Editor: The following is a letter to water system users in some parts of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

October 23, 2010

Editor: In an Oct. 19 letter, the Sauble chamber professes to "clarify inaccuracies" and "present facts". it does the opposite.

October 22, 2010

Editor: I was rather surprised to read the recent letter to the editor from the Sauble Beach Chamber of Commerce.


Editor: As a Sauble Beach property owner I attended the July 10 and Oct. 9 meetings regarding the sewage and water recommendations for Sauble Beach.


Editor: To be or not to be, that is the question.

October 20, 2010

Editor: My name is Bill Millman. I am a retired Anglican Church clergyman.

October 19, 2010

Concerned residents delegation makes presentation to Committee of the Whole


Editor: The upcoming election is critical for the Sauble Beach community, its residents, and everyone who enjoys our magnificent beach. The importance of this election and the emotion surrounding the key issue of waste water treatment (sewers) has led to a higher than usual level of rhetoric and misinformation.


Notes from October 12, 2010: Upon arrival at the Ross Whicher Centre, the location for council meetings until after the municipal election, councillors were met by placard-carrying residents expressing their displeasure with the Sauble Beach sewage study.

October 16, 2010

Editor: We have lived in our present home for 22 years. We originally paid approximately $350 per year for water, which was regularly checked and was of good quality.

October 14, 2010

Secrecy Envelopes to be opened on October 21, 2010. Four days before the election is over!

October 12, 2010

Almost 2,500 Sauble Beach area property owners would each pay $25,500 to share the $69-million cost for the latest proposed sanitary sewer system.

October 9, 2010

October 7, 2010

Election Day is coming for Ontario municipalities on Oct. 25, from the Big Smoke of Toronto to the smallest townships and towns, but what could be more interesting than what is to occur locally in the town of South Bruce Peninsula.

October 6, 2010

Editor: I am thoroughly confused, scared, upset and frustrated. This Sauble sewer issue would have been passed beforehand and we would have ended up paying exhorbitantly for a system that was flawed and inefficient for future means. Thanks to the person that started to question the whole issue in the first place. We, the taxpaying residents, would have been paying for a system that no one even knew about -- just like the land that was purchased for the treatment plant.


A new international forecast putting Canada at the forefront of growth among advanced industrialized economies shows there is no need for a second round of government stimulus spending, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Wednesday.

October 5, 2010

Editor: It's important at the outset to express a sincere thank you to all the mayoral candidates for their willingness to assume a significant role for the community . . . and in many ways sacrificing personal and family time. Congratulations to each.

October 1, 2010

If you were unable to attend the All Candidates meeting held September 30, 2010 at the Sauble Beach Community Center, you can hear what was said by listening to this recording of the meeting.


The recommendation is to put forward for consideration an Option 5(a), which modifies the previous Option 5 by adding the Sauble Falls Provincial Park and eliminating developmental lands along County Road 13 and also along Silver Lake Road, sighting a wastewater treatment plant north of the school in the County forest and directing the effluent from the treatment plant into Lake Huron at Sixth Street North


MPW recommends that Council enter into an agreement with Genivar Consultants LP to complete the Environmental Assessment and Draft Design component for Addendum No, 3 for the Water and Sewage Works Study Sauble Beach


Council recently authorized Pryde, Schropp McComb to prepare a Waste Management Plan. The Plan is now ready for Council's consideration and presentation to the public via a Public Meeting. The Manager of Public Works recommends a Public Meeting be held on October 16,2010 at 2:00 pm at the Amabel Sauble Community School to present the plan to the public and receive public comment.


Acting Clerk recommends that the Silver Lakes Estates Development Agreement not be extended or reinstated as the agreement is not enforceable under the Planning Act.


September 25, 2010

The councils in South Bruce Peninsula and Georgian Bluffs may face a big decision after the dust settles from the municipal election ? whether to sell the Wiarton-Keppel airport.

September 24, 2010

At a meeting short on specifics, all five mayoral candidates in South Bruce Peninsula agreed on two things -- the last Wiarton Willie festival and the special events at Sauble Beach this summer have been suc-cesses and the town should financially support programs for its young people.

September 22, 2010

Editor: While shopping in Owen Sound I chanced to cross paths with a friend I had not seen in some time.

September 11, 2010

There's a sense of deja vu in South Bruce Peninsula.

September 10, 2010

Chatsworth council is going to borrow $1.2 million to finance the municipality's share of a biodigester, but Mayor Howard Greig says it won't raise taxes.

September 9, 2010

South Bruce Peninsula council has rescinded the zoning change it passed to allow for a sewage treatment plant to be built on property it owns on Municipal Rd. in Sauble Beach.


The Bruce County Highways Department reports that they have received conditional approval for the change in scope of the ISF funding for project 1742, Formerly West Road now the Lake Huron Shoreline Cycle Corridor

September 4, 2010

Station Park Beach in Kincardine has been posted unsafe for swimming, the Grey Bruce Health Unit said Thursday.

September 3, 2010

South Bruce Peninsula council seems ready to abandon plans to use town property on Municipal Rd. as the site for any sewage treatment plant that may be built in Sauble Beach.


Amabel Water interest costs incurred on the debt for the OSTAR project are specifically denied as an eligible expense. This means that the system users must pay the interest incurred on the debt.


South Bruce Peninsula Draft Downtown Community Improvement Plan recommends full water and sewer servicing to support increased development pressures.


Coun. Dan Kerr has accused South Bruce Peninsula Mayor Gwen Gilbert of making "dictatorial decisions" and flouting the town's procedural bylaw at a committee of the whole meeting she chaired on Aug. 24.


Rhonda Cook, South Bruce Peninsula's acting chief administrative officer since last October, has been officially hired as the town's full-time CAO.

September 2, 2010

Wray Lamont wants fellow South Bruce Peninsula councillor Ana Vukovic punished if she continues to use words like Nazi and Gestapo to describe measures she opposes.

September 1, 2010

Rhonda Cook, South Bruce Peninsula's acting chief administrative officer since last October, has been officially hired as the town's full-time CAO.


August 26, 2010

Editor:
"Chicken Little" cries that the septic systems are killing the beach (July 28, "War raging Sauble Beach")


Editor:
I want to congratulate Shane Sargent and his committee, Bruce Parsons, the many sponsors and all the volunteers who have made this summer absolutely terrific for Sauble Beach. Of course the weather was great as well.


South Bruce Peninsula councillors are recommending the town adopt a stewardship plan for the Oliphant coastline area that would stop people from driving on the beach.


August 25, 2010

Tensions at South Bruce Peninsula town hall were on full display Tuesday as council members twice debated and voted three times on a motion to call a judicial inquiry into a closed session held on Sept. 22, 2009.


August 19, 2010

South Bruce Peninsula council members who voted against hiring Rhonda Cook at the town's chief administrative officer on Tuesday blocked the third reading of a bylaw that would have appointed her to the position.

Coun. Ana Vukovic was cautioned for her heated words as South Bruce Peninsula councillors debated changes to the town's waste management bylaw on Tuesday.

Jeff Lobsinger says chamber of commerce-sponsored events in Sauble Beach have cost his Lobbie's beachfront restaurant thousands of dollars.


August 18, 2010

South Bruce Peninsula council members who voted against hiring Rhonda Cook at the town's chief administrative officer blocked on Tuesday finalizing a bylaw that would have appointed her to the position.


August 16, 2010

The Municipality of Lambton Shores is in the midst of an EA process for the Grand Bend 'Zone 3' Sanitary Sewage Collection System. This project is similar in scope to the proposed Sauble Beach Sewer System.  Read More...


August 14, 2010

Much has been written about the dysfunctional council of South Bruce Peninsula but few ratepayers in the community are aware of the specific inadequacies. SBP council has now been compared with Meaford council at its worst.


August 12, 2010

A recommendation that South Bruce Peninsula adopt a full bag-tag system for garbage collection was defeated at a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday during yet another heated debate on changes to the town's waste management bylaw.


South Bruce Peninsula staff are reviewing all the invoices charged to the upgrades done on the Foreman, Amabel-Sauble, Oliphant and Huron Woods water systems to make sure users are not being asked to pay for work that should be billed elsewhere.


August 10, 2010

Notice of Prehearing Conference - Ontario Municipal Board

Appellant: Angela and Tim Cosstick
Appellant: Roy Schofield
Subject: ByLaw Nos 27-2010 and 28-2010
Municipality: Town of South Bruce Peninsula
OMB Case NO: PL1003007
OMB File NO: PL100307

A Prehearing conference will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Town of South Bruce Peninsula Council Chambers, 315 George Street, Wiarton, On


August 9, 2010

The Sauble Sewer Project public meeting comment sheets have been published at the Genivar FTP site. The comments have been placed on the Documents page for easy reference.


Negotiations between Saugeen Shores and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation over what to do about native artifacts discovered at a municipal sewers project shows a process that's working to solve the problem, both sides say.


August 7, 2010

Water samples taken a day after the Grey Bruce Health Unit lifted its posting of Station Beach in Kincardine as unsafe for swimming meant the signs had to go up again.


July 30, 2010

South Bruce Peninsula council has canceled plans to repave Mary St. in Wiarton to come up with another $100,000 for the Sideroad 15 bridge replacement, a move the town's manager of public works blames on a mistake in the design of the project.


July 29, 2010

Coun. Art King wants a judge to look into a closed meeting South Bruce Peninsula councillors held in the absence of Mayor Gwen Gilbert last September


The Ministry of the Environment has opened an investigation into the dumping of portable toilet waste at Sauble Beach in June.


The Grey Bruce Health Unit has lifted its posting of the beach in Lion's Head as unsafe for swimming.


Mark Wunderlich says he won't run for re-election in South Bruce Peninsula.


July 27, 2010

Editor: I am forwarding this letter to settle some of the confusion and commotion that has surrounded the events planned at the beach by our local chamber of commerce.


July 23, 2010

The Grey Bruce Health Unit posted another beach as unsafe for swimming Thursday, but took signs warning bathers of high bacteria counts down at another.


July 22, 2010

The posting of Little River Beach means that half the eight beaches the health unit tests in Grey and Bruce are now considered unsafe for swimmers.


July 21, 2010

Beach water sampling from July 19, 2010 at Lion's Head Beach, Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, shows levels exceeding Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards for acceptable bacterial levels. As a result, this area will be posted and remain posted until samples indicate that water is safe for bathing.


July 20, 2010

On July 7, 2010, Andrè Marin, Ombudsman of Ontario, wrote:

"I have completed my investigation into whether the Town of South Bruce Peninsula council has improperly held closed meetings and whether it acted inappropriately in conducting a formal closed meeting on September 22, 2009. My final report is enclosed. The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is required to make my report available to the public under s. 14(2.6) of the Ombudsman Act. I will also be posting a copy of the report on my website at www.ombudsman.on.ca."

July 17, 2010

A day after saying he was closing Lobbie's, his Sauble Beach restaurant, for the season in protest of special events beer gardens across the street, Jeff Lobsinger opened for business on Friday.


July 16, 2010

Jeff Lobsinger has closed Lobbie's, his beachfront restaurant in Sauble Beach, and says he won't open it again until he hears that the beer gardens scheduled to run during special events this summer have been cancelled.


July 15, 2010

South Bruce Peninsula council has voted against guaranteeing a $1.1 million mortgage on the Sauble Beach Medical Clinic now held, in part, by members of the not-for-profit clinic's board of directors.


Black Creek Beach near Stokes Bay has been posted as unsafe for bathing by the Grey Bruce Health Unit.


One of the most popular hangouts at Sauble Beach has closed in a protest with the Chamber of Commerce.


July 14, 2010

Public health is warning people not to swim at either of Owen Sound's two public beaches after 75,000 litres of rain-diluted sewage bypassed the city's treatment plant and entered the bay.


July 12, 2010

There was a clear divide Saturday as people gathered at the Sauble Beach Community Centre to hear proposals and comment on plans to build a sanitary sewer system for the resort town.

Watch this space for comment on the recent public meeting and sample Comment Sheets


July 9, 2010

Handouts for the public meeting on Saturday July 10, 2010 from 10:00am – Noon or 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Sauble Beach Community Centre on Community Centre Drive


July 7, 2010

The county forest south of the Sauble Falls campground is apparently the new target site with underground discharge and overflow to the Sauble River at peak times.

There are two underground aquifers under Sauble that are utilized for private water supplies one shallow and one deep. The shallow one would be subject to contamination; no matter how clean, the effluent would still be surface water.

Here are the selections for sizes:
Note: Maps as distributed to Council members at COW July 6, 2010. These may have changes made before the public meetings on July 10, 2010.  Maps were scanned in pieces and some of the merged images did not align properly.

  1. 303 Residences - This is the original DCA only plan. Map...
  2. 850 Residences - This one goes from the D Line to 8th St S and 4th St North. Map...
  3. 1790 Residences - All Sauble excluding Huron Woods. 9th St S to Sauble Falls Rd with some exclusions. Also excludes east of Sauble falls Parkway. Map...
  4. 2990 Residences - Everything at Sauble including Huron Woods. Map...
  5. 3260 Residences - Includes services for the developer Jaymor plus everything else.  Goes back to Municipal Rd. Map...
Everyone who has a private water source at Sauble should be concerned about the integrity of their sand points and wells if a plant with underground discharge at the county forest is allowed to proceed. Even with a small first phase start, sewage will be collected from south Sauble residences and the area around the main street and the discharge will be underground in the area north of 6th Street and west of the Parkway.

Please attend the public meeting on Saturday July 10, 2010 from 10:00am – Noon or 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Sauble Beach Community Centre on Community Centre Drive to voice your opinion.

July 2, 2010

Sauble Beach now safe for bathing

According to a press release from the Grey Bruce Health Unit, issued Friday at 2:25 p.m. Sauble Beach is now safe for swimming.

June 30, 2010

Sauble better, but still posted

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has received notification from the Grey Bruce Health Unit that the latest water sampling of Lake Huron at Sauble Beach has shown a significant decrease in bacteria levels from 2800 to 200.

TAKE NOTICE that a Public Meeting will be held by the Planning Advisory Committee of Council of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula on Thursday July 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm at the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Council Chambers. 315 George St, Wiarton ON. The purpose of the Public Meeting is to consider an amendment to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula Official Plan and to discuss a proposed Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for Wiarton, Sauble Beach, Hepworth and Allenford.


June 26, 2010

Sauble posted unsafe for swimming; First time in memory.

Mayor Gilbert blamed recent rains for the test results.

"When I was talking to Blue Flag they said this is not uncommon for other beaches to test poorly on occasions such as this . . . we've had high volumes of rain quickly and that impacts on the counts."

She said she was confident future tests would show the water to be well within provincial standards.


June 17, 2010

Water and Sewage Works Study
Addendum Process NO.3
Town of South Bruce Peninsula

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula has commissioned a review of options presented in Addendum No.2 - REVISED to the previously completed Water and Sewage Works Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Sauble Beach and Hepworth areas. The Municipality has retained GENIVAR Consultants LP to complete this review and prepare Addendum NO.3 to the ESR.

The recommended wastewater servicing option identified in Addendum No. 2 - REVISED involved servicing of only the Development Control Area (DCA) of Sauble Beach. The proposed wastewater treatment plant location is east of Sauble Beach at the north end of Municipal Road (Part Lot 18, Concession C) near the Sauble River.

Alternative sewage servicing options will be examined under the Addendum No.3 process including:

  • Review sewer service area
  • Review wastewater treatment plant locations
  • Review wastewater treatment process
  • Review effluent discharge locations

A public information meeting will be held on Saturday July 10, 2010 from 10:00am ? Noon and 2:00 ? 4:00pm at the Sauble Beach Community Centre on Community Centre Drive.


June 14, 2010

Council has instructed the Manager of Public Works to send a letter to those persons or groups that wish to be advised on the EA for the  Sauble Beach Sewer Project (Interested Parties).

To register yourself as an Interested Party you need to contact:

Michael Meyers, B.Sc. (Eng.)
Genivar Consultants LP
945 Third Avenue East, Suite 212
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2KB
Tel: 519-376-7612, Ext. 221
e-mail: mike.meyers@genivar.com

Please contact Mr. Meyers and let him know how you would like him to contact you.


June 4, 2010

The Sauble Chamber would like to hear resident's opinions regarding the proposed sewer system. Please send comments to bulletin@saublebeach or use the drop box at the Info Centre labelled Sauble Bulletin.   Include your name, phone number, and keep responses to 100 words or less.


May 10, 2010

There is a Public Information meeting for the Sauble Beach Growth Study scheduled for 9:00 am on July 17, 2010 at Amabel Sauble Community School.  This is an opportunity to become informed and express your opinions.