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The Bayfield BreezeIssue 695 Week 45 Vol 14

November 2, 2022


Issue 695 Week 45 Vol 14
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During a scaled-down 2021 service, Piper Matt Hoy led the parade of participants in the Bayfield Remembrance Day services from the Gazebo to the Cenotaph. The 2022 service will be held this coming Sunday, Nov. 6. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

The Village of Bayfield will observe Remembrance Day on Nov. 6 starting at 10:45 a.m. at the Cenotaph in Clan Gregor Square.

Bayfield’s services are held on the Sunday prior to Nov. 11th when musicians, clergy and legion members can avail themselves to the smaller centres. The ceremony will begin with a short parade of veterans, legion representatives and members of Bayfield Guiding forming up at the gazebo in the park.



Audience participation is a big part of The Glee Sisters’ concerts – these youngsters were enlisted to help with a song about the jolly old elf during the last concert held in November of 2019. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

The Glee Sisters will be presenting “Olaf’s Night Before Christmas” through song, story and puppets at the Bayfield Town Hall during the Christmas in Bayfield weekend.

There will be two performances on Saturday, Nov. 19, the first at 1:30 p.m. followed by a second at 3 p.m.  The Village Bookshop will have the book on sale at both performances.

Young children will no doubt love to sing seasonal favorites and play interactive musical games with a gift of a safety-approved rhythm instrument donated by Greg Stewart.  The Village Bookshop will have the book on sale at both performances. The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society will provide hot chocolate and cookies following the shows.

The choir is directed by Lisa Stewart, accompanied by Mary McGoldrick. Helen Latimer will be puppeteer and Jen Smith will be acting as technical consultant.

Admission is free but donations to the Bayfield Area Food Bank will be gratefully received.


The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) District 8 Annual General Meeting held in Brussels, ON last week was a successful event for the Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS). Of the six items entered in the Homecrafts competition, three were prize winners.

Rhonda Bundy’s honey won first place, Joanne Walper’s machine quilt won second place, and Teresa Hendriks’s handmade quilt won third place.

Lynda MacDonald’s butter tarts were also entered, and the Robinson family had two children’s efforts on display: Sam’s chocolate chip cookies and Lucy’s 2023 theme poster, which will feature in the 2023 Bayfield Fair Prize Book.

The BAS Nominations Committee is currently looking for a volunteer to fill the position of Youth Class convenor for the 2023 Bayfield Community Fair. Anyone interested in this position is kindly asked to contact



Youngsters will be able to pick up their “Take & Make” Gingerbread Cookie Kits from the FOBL again this year but this time the group will be set up in Clan Gregor Square to distribute. (Submitted photo)

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Bayfield without a Gingerbread Cookie Decorating event for the kids! And the Friends of Bayfield Library (FOBL) elves are busy getting it all ready. Like last year, the event will be a “Take & Make” format.

The gingerbread cookie decorating kits will be ready for pickup in Clan Gregor Square on Saturday, Nov. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m., right after the parade. There is no need to register for this event. Please note the location change as the gingerbread event has been at the library in previous years.

Each cookie kit will contain a gingerbread cookie with all the decorations needed to create a delicious, one-of-a-kind masterpiece at home. A gluten-free cookie option will be available. The kit will also include a “gingerbread” themed bookmark as well as some other fun items and a draw ticket to be filled out at the event for a chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates from The Village Bookshop. Complete the draw ticket and leave it in the jar at the pickup table. The draw will take place on Nov. 19.

FOBL is very grateful to The Village Bookshop and Bayfield Foodland for their generous donations to support this year’s Gingerbread Cookie Decorating event.

As in past years, parents (and grandparents too!) are invited to send photos of the completed cookie masterpieces to The photos will be posted on the FOBL Facebook page over the following week. For privacy reasons, no photos of children will be posted.


The Christmas in Bayfield (CIB) committee continues to work hard to bring excitement to town with the opening of the holiday season.

Parade organizers indicate that the parade line up continues to grow. Once again during the parade there will be an opportunity to support those experiencing food insecurity in the community. Please bring a non-perishable food item to the parade and a member of the Bayfield Area Food Bank will collect it along the parade route. Shoreline Classics will be back this year as well playing some Christmas music and announcing the floats in the parade from the balcony of The Albion Hotel! The CIB committee cannot thank them enough for their participation!

So far the outdoor crafter’s market will be small but will feature some very interesting vendors! Visitors should ensure that they stop to see them over the weekend. Organizers will announce who will be here and where shoppers will be able to find them in the next couple of weeks. There is still time for crafters and artisans to attend by completing the application. The application can be found here: Form.  Cost for the weekend is $100 and applications will be accepted until Nov. 11th.

“Our entertainment line up is going to be great! Not only will we have talented people sharing their skills with us, but Santa will make an appearance on Saturday and welcome children with their wish lists! A complete list of where and when you can see all the wonderful events will be posted soon,” said Secretary-Treasurer of the Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce, Terri Louch.

She went on to add, “​​“We could not host Christmas in Bayfield without support from our businesses. Thanks so much to the members who have generously supported Christmas in Bayfield with a donation so everyone can enjoy a fun-filled weekend:  It takes a Village to put this event together, and we are very grateful to have amazing supporters. Where possible, stop in and visit their businesses today!”

To view the list of businesses that have donated to date please visit: Christmas in Bayfield Donors. 

The CIB committee would also like to offer thanks to all of the wonderful community members who have volunteered their time to help out over the weekend! They look forward to meeting with these volunteers and sharing the excitement of Christmas in Bayfield.

Be sure to watch for further updates here in the Bayfield Breeze, or on the Christmas in Bayfield Facebook and Instagram pages where organizers will continue to highlight those who will be participating in the maker’s market, performing in the Library Square as well as those who are making a difference through financial contributions.


Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines (BFF) has so many wonderful cats and kittens looking for their forever families right now that they have temporarily closed their doors to intakes.

These four handsome brothers – Apricot, Fig, Papaya and Persimmon are the Adopt a BFF kittens of the week.

They were born to their mother Peaches on May 23, 2022 and volunteers report that they look just like her! They are very affectionate and, like most kittens, extremely playful. They would be an amazing addition to any household, even better would be adding two. They are quite bonded and Rescue volunteers would prefer that they be adopted in pairs. They are vetted and ready to go to their forever homes.

Anyone who would like to meet these fine gentlemen is invited to contact Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines via email at for more information.

The adoption fee is now $200. Adopted cats are vetted, shots are up-to-date and they are also spayed or neutered. Donations are also always appreciated. E-transfers can be sent to the Rescue’s email or email to arrange for a drop off or pick up of donations. Cheques can be mailed to Bayfield’s Forgotten Felines, P.O. Box 33, Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0.



Bayfield resident Master Corporal (MCpl) Danielle Tarnawski CD Retired from the Canadian Armed Forces (right) and Jordyn E. Mock, an Aviation Electronics Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (AT1) (AW) currently serving with the American Navy were pleased to find rocks painted with Remembrance Day significance at a shop on Main Street on Sunday afternoon.


When Bayfield resident Danielle Tarnawski and Jordyn E. Mock, a very special guest visiting the family from her home in Illinois, USA, went to explore the shops on Main Street on Sunday afternoon little did they know they would discover an opportunity to honor their fellow servicemen and women.

Master Corporal (MCpl) Tarnawski CD Retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and Mock, an Aviation Electronics Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (AT1) (AW) currently serving with the American Navy, noticed in a shop along Main Street some beautifully hand painted rocks honoring, both in pictures and words, war veterans. Curious, they asked the shop owner about them.

Kaytlyn Creutzberg, owner of Metamorphic Rock Shoppe and Gallery, shared that the stones were painted by Lyn Lusse of Bayfield who provided them to her for display as Remembrance Day approaches. Creutzberg invited the two women to place the stones in front of the shop in an informal ceremony. The two were delighted to do so and Creutzberg now plans to place the stones in the same place in front of her shop daily until Nov. 11th.


Develop a mind that is dynamic yet clear and calm and a spirit that is resilient yet light and peaceful. Taoist Tai Chi® practice is a moving meditation that reduces stress and helps people find joy. Physically it will make individuals feel energetic, balanced, strong and supple.

Taoism teaches that health comes when body, mind and spirit work together in harmony. Taoist Tai Chi® arts grew from this tradition and are a powerfully beneficial path of ultimate transformation.

An Open House and introductory session will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Bayfield Community Centre from 1-2:30 p.m. For further information please call 519 565-5187.


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The wreaths will be for sale in front of St. Andrew’s United Church, located at 6 The Square, on the Friday and Saturday of Christmas in Bayfield weekend. (Submitted photo)

The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) is very happy to announce it will be holding a Wreath Sale during the Christmas in Bayfield weekend.

The wreaths will be available in front of St. Andrew’s United Church, located at 6 The Square, directly across from Clan Gregor Square. Sale times are Friday, Nov. 18 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10  a.m. to 3 p.m., while quantities last. Prices range from $30 to $50, and payment is by cash or cheque made out to the Bayfield Agricultural Society.

Anyone wishing to place an order ahead of time to ensure availability may do so by emailing or by calling 519 482-9296. Payment will be due at pickup.

These beautiful wreaths are made of natural grape vine, cedar, spruce, white pine, juniper, and yew. Each wreath is one of a kind and will add a special warmth to any holiday décor.

The wreaths have been handcrafted by local volunteers using locally sourced greens as a fundraiser for the BAS – an organization with a 166-year history in the Bayfield community. It doesn’t get more “local” than that!


The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA)  is happy to announce that the Woodland Trail is now open and will remain so until Monday, Nov. 7.

The trail will be closed again for hunting for two separate weeks: Nov. 7-13 and Dec. 5-11.  Please follow the posted signs.

“As always, we thank the private landowners who support use of the Woodland Trail on their properties,” said Ralph Blasting, representing the BRVTA.

The final guided hike of 2022 will be on Mavis’ Trail  and the Taylor Trail on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. National Take a Hike Day celebrates the nearly 300,000 km of trails in Canada, 80,000 of which are in Ontario.

This little hike of 3.5 km will start at the Varna Complex parking lot and take participants  through evergreen and deciduous forests, over small streams, and down to the Bayfield River.  A map can be found at Mavis-Taylor Trail.

For questions or more information contact Ralph Blasting via email at or call 519 525-3205.


The congregation of St. Andrew’s United Church is happy to announce the return of their “Christmas Holly Berry Market”  on Saturday, Nov. 19 in conjunction with the Christmas in Bayfield weekend.

The market will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature the sale of  quilts and other crafted treasures. Another highlight will be a Bake Sale table as well as an opportunity to to sit and relax with a coffee and a dessert.

Anyone wishing to set up a table to sell their crafts is encouraged to please contact Kathleen Siertsema at

In addition, the Bayfield Agricultural Society members are planning to set up outside the church, located at 6 The Square, to sell their handcrafted wreaths and greenery.


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Julian Taylor (Submitted photo)

Julian Taylor will be the next musical talent to grace the Bayfield Town Hall stage with a concert date set for Nov. 5.

Taylor is a Toronto-based, award-winning singer-songwriter, radio host, and label owner. Over the course of his esteemed career, which spans 20-plus years as the leader of Staggered Crossing, Julian Taylor Band, and his solo work, he has established himself as one of Canada’s greatest troubadours.

His 2020 LP, “The Ridge”, earned two Juno Award nominations, along with a pair of Canadian Folk Music Awards for Solo Artist and English Songwriter of the Year, five Native American Music Award nominations, plus a nomination for Canada’s most prestigious music accolade, the Polaris Music Prize.

Taylor’s new album, “Beyond the Reservoir”, to be released this month and preceded by the single “S.E.E.D.S,” builds on the soul-folk sound and autobiographical themes first explored on The Ridge.

The doors to the hall will open at 7 p.m. with the concert to follow at 7:30 p.m.  There will be a cash bar offering beer and wine.

Tickets to see this Indie artist perform are available now at


After a successful introductory session regarding the relaxing properties of a soundbath, Harp Therapist Martha Lawrance will be offering one more opportunity this year for those interested in experiencing the process of using guided imagery along with the sounds of the harp.

The program will be offered on Nov. 24 both at 3:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Community Centre. The program will not be held again until March of 2023. The cost is $20 per session or $35 for both. Payment can be made by e-transfer. Participants are asked to register. They can sign up on Wednesday morning during exercise classes at the centre or by contacting Lawrance at her website: As the floor can be a little hard, those who take part are asked to bring a comfortable mat plus a pillow and/or blanket if desired.

The session will offer a deep relaxation soundbath that combines the vibrational and resonating power of the harp with Guided Imagery (GIM) techniques and voice. Creative visualization and deep relaxation aims at enhancing our ability to reconnect with ourselves. It can be adapted to suit various therapeutic intervention needs such as stress management, PTSD treatment, sleeplessness, meditation or yoga and mindfulness practice.

Once deeply relaxed the listener is transported through a series of visualizations, guided with harp and voice prompts. Participants create their own journey and finish with peaceful images and feelings to keep with them to return to when needed.

Any questions? Please email Martha Lawrance at


The Friends of Bayfield Library (FOBL) extend a warm welcome to all to attend their  “Coffee & Chat” program in the Bayfield Public Library Meeting Room. The “Coffee & Chat” group meets every Tuesday until the end of March.

Participants can enjoy a hot cup of coffee while engaging in conversation with other community members. The conversation is neutral and inclusive with an endless list of interesting topics for discussion.

The session runs from 2-3:30 p.m..

This is a great way for newcomers to meet new people, learn about the village, and share ideas. Seasoned villagers are also very welcome. There is no need to register for this program. Just show up and be prepared for some lively discussion!


After a two year absence the Chocolatey Mint Girl Guide cookie is back and available now from members of Bayfield Guiding!

They are selling for $5 a box and there is a limited supply so they are sure to sell quickly.

Anyone not familiar with a youth member who would like to purchase a box or two is encouraged to call Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830 or email


The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that the Christmas Parade will once again be part of the Christmas in Bayfield Weekend activities. The parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 with a start time of 11 a.m.

Of course a parade needs participants and those are being sought now. Anyone who would like to take part in the parade is asked to email indicating their intention to participate, the length of their entry and the contact person’s name and email.

Participants will be sent notification of their position in the parade as well as further details two days prior to the event. Participants are asked to line up at 10 a.m. in anticipation of the start of the parade one hour later.


The Tuesday Morning Quilters are happy to be able to gather again for quilting/coffee time on Tuesday mornings at St. Andrew’s United Church. All are welcome to join in quilting at 9 a.m. or just drop in for coffee at 10 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Church is located at 6 The Square in Bayfield.


The Bayfield Bridge Club is inviting new people to come out for a few friendly games of Bridge on Wednesday afternoons at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.

The cards are shuffled at 1 p.m. Players do not need a partner to participate in these “drop-in” sessions. The cost to join in the fun is $4.

All levels of players are welcome to take part in the games that are played year-round at the building located at 6 Municipal Road in the village.


The community has offered up a record 92 nominations of businesses, organizations and individuals for the Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron 2022 Spirit of Success Awards.

Nominations include organizations that run events that make an impact in the community, young people with the courage to start businesses, businesses that provide stellar service and give back to the community and other criteria of excellence in 10 sponsored award categories.

“This year we have nominations from every corner of our coverage area. The number of unique nominations is an indication of the strength of our business community. There are a lot of people out there doing really wonderful work and contributing to the community,” said Heather Boa, operations manager for the Chamber.

To view the full list of nominees please visit: Spirit of Success Award Nominations.

Winners will be announced at the 2022 Spirit of Success Gala with a return to a live event on Friday, Nov. 25 at the Knights of Columbus Centre in Goderich. The dinner will be catered by Part II Bistro, with Master of Ceremonies Nick Sawicki of 101.7 The Morning Show. A motivational keynote address will be given by John Kiser, who is the regional manager of business banking for Libro Credit Union. Dinner entertainment will be provided by local musician John Power.

Tickets to the event are $95 and can be purchased online at or by contacting the Chamber office at 519 440-0176.

Awards nominations categories include: Compass Minerals Environmental and Sustainability Award; Goderich Signal Star Community Impact Award; John C. Grace Young Entrepreneur Award; Downtown Goderich BIA Award; Small Business Enterprise Centre New Business Award; MicroAge Basics Service Award; K2 Wind Ontario Technology / Manufacturing Award; Tourism Goderich Hospitality Business Award; Zehrs Goderich Retail Business Award and Huron County Diversity Award.

The Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron will present the Business of the Year Award.

This event is co-sponsored by Libro Credit Union and Zehrs Goderich. Awards are sponsored by Artech Signs and Graphics. Entertainment is sponsored by Community Futures Huron. Media sponsor is Blackburn Media Inc.


Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) announced on Oct. 28 that it has received confirmation of the first case of influenza (flu) in a Huron County resident. The lab-confirmed result means that flu is circulating in Huron Perth.

“We can all expect this respiratory illness season to be more complicated with influenza, COVID-19, and other viruses such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) circulating at the same time,” said Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth Dr. Miriam Klassen. “I encourage all residents aged six months and older to get their influenza immunization (“flu shot”) this fall. It is the best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones from severe illness due to flu. Also, remember to ‘layer up’ precautions so you can protect yourself, your loved ones and the community during this respiratory illness season.”

As of Nov. 1, flu shots will be available to everyone aged six months and older through their primary care provider’s office (family doctor or nurse practitioner). Contact your primary care provider’s office for information on how to get the vaccine.   Pharmacies will offer the shot to those ages two years and older. Contact a local pharmacy for more information.

HPPH clinics will provide shots for families with children six months to less than two years of age who do not have a family doctor or nurse practitioner. An appointment is needed. To book an appointment, please call 1-888-221-2133 Ext 3558.

These clinic dates, times and locations are:

  • Monday, Nov. 14, 3-6 p.m. at the HPPH Clinton site, 77722B London Road, Clinton, ON
  • Monday, Nov. 21, 3-6 p.m. at the HPPH Stratford West Gore site, 653 West Gore Street, Stratford

Please note that HPPH will not be offering community flu shot clinics for the general public, nor will the flu shot be available at HPPH COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

The influenza vaccine does not protect against other viruses, such as norovirus (the ‘stomach flu’), or COVID-19, but it does protect against severe illness from the influenza virus. It is important to get an influenza vaccine annually.

HPPH encourages all residents to “layer up” to help prevent the spread of influenza and other respiratory viruses in the community. Each of the below actions adds a layer of protection against contracting and spreading illness:

  • Staying home when sick.
  • Wearing a mask for 10 days after the start of respiratory illness symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test result, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Also consider wearing a mask in indoor settings if you are at higher risk of severe illness, or interact with elderly or immunocompromised individuals.
  • Not visiting immunocompromised individuals or high-risk settings such as long-term care homes for 10 days after you are sick. This will reduce the chances of spreading illness to this vulnerable population.
  • Washing hands often with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after touching your face or high-touch surfaces.
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, doorknobs, light switches and cell phones, especially if someone is sick.
  • Avoiding crowded indoor spaces.
  • Maintaining physical distance.
  • Staying up to date on all eligible vaccinations. COVID-19 booster doses are recommended to everyone aged five and over to help restore protection that may have decreased since the last dose. Visit to decide the right timing.


To inspire entrepreneurship and highlight the county’s diverse industrial heritage along Ontario’s West Coast, Mandy Sinclair is returning with a four-part, season two podcast “Postcards from Huron County”. The first instalment was released on Oct.  25. A new podcast episode will be released weekly until Nov. 15.

“As a creative entrepreneur, I’m always keen to meet other business owners and seek out makers, I’m curious about the trades in areas I visit on my travels, and often find connections with these individuals,” said podcast host Sinclair. “Having returned to Huron County after 20 years away, I was keen to explore this aspect of Huron County’s heritage when thinking about season two of Postcards from Huron County. I wanted to know what industries developed here when the settlers arrived? What industries were supporting the creation of our beautiful downtowns? Who were the entrepreneurs? What ideas didn’t come to life? And what did?”

Recorded on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples, an area now known as Huron County, each episode explores an aspect of the industrial heritage as told to Sinclair in conversation with historians and community members who have a close connection to each subject.

Three of the four podcast guests and their topics have been revealed. They are: David Yates, on the rise of tourism in Huron County; Cathy Elliott, on the development of Seaforth’s historic downtown; and Marc Cantin, on his ancestor’s vision for St. Joseph, ON.

A little teaser on the topics is available here: Postcards Listen In  and more information at

Season one of Postcards from Huron County is and season two will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other popular podcast networks.

Postcards from Huron County is made possible with funding from the Huron Heritage Fund and Community Futures Huron Community Projects Initiative. Audio production was completed by Clint Mackie at  Faux Pop Media.


The Huron Perth Public Health website is updated regularly with confirmed case counts received.

“Our online case reporting is not a real-time tool but is meant to keep the community informed on trends we are seeing,” explains Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Miriam Klassen.

For the latest statistics on COVID-19 cases in Huron and Perth Counties and also the percentage of people vaccinated please visit:


United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is proud to announce Michelle Field as the organization’s new Manager Community Development, Southern Huron and Goderich and area.

“We’d like to welcome Michelle to UWPH,” said Beth Blowes, chair of the Goderich and Area Community Committee. “The committee is looking forward to working together to continue building on United Way’s local work in Goderich and area.”

“I’m happy to have Michelle join us,” added Darren Boyle, co-chair of the Southern Huron Community Committee. “We’ve created some really positive momentum over the past year with the opening of the South Huron Connection Centre and we’re excited to continue that enthusiasm into this year’s campaign.”

“It’s exciting to start on this journey,” said Field. “UWPH’s core values, their commitment to community and helping vulnerable people, is what drew me to the organization. The Huron community is my community and I want to help make it an even better place to live. I’m looking forward to meeting our supporters throughout Goderich and area and Southern Huron.”

A passionate community builder, Field comes to UWPH after a combined total of seven years between the Huron Residential Hospice and the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth, where she worked on fundraising and events. Prior to her time with the Huron and Stratford Perth hospices, Field worked at Victim Services Huron County, where she worked with vulnerable people through referrals, advocacy and collaboration.

“In addition to welcoming Michelle to UWPH, I’d like to thank Lori Shatto, our outgoing manager community development in Southern Huron and Goderich and area,” added UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “Lori’s knowledge and experience were invaluable to UWPH and we celebrate all she brought to her role.”


In alignment with regional hospital partners, the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) hospital sites transitioned to COVID-19 self-screening on Oct. 31.

All individuals entering the Clinton Public Hospital, St. Marys Memorial Hospital, Seaforth Community Hospital and Stratford General Hospital will self-screen using the list of questions posted, sanitize their hands and put on a mask. Masks must be worn properly, covering mouth and nose for the entirety of their visit to the hospital site. Children under the age of two are not required to wear a mask.

Patients seeking emergency care who do not pass the self-screening may still enter the hospital but must speak with a member of the healthcare team.

Patients arriving for a scheduled appointment who do not pass self-screening should contact the health care team/department they are visiting to determine next steps. In some cases, the appointment may need to be rescheduled to a later date.

Family caregivers, visitors, vendors/suppliers and contractors who do not pass self-screening must not enter the hospital site. Please note, recently expanded Family and Caregiver Visiting Guidelines allow inpatients to have unlimited daily visitors, with a maximum of two at the bedside at a time. Full guidelines can be found on the HPHA website at

“This move to COVID-19 self-screening means we will be saying goodbye to some of our pandemic health care workers, also known as screeners,” said President & CEO Andrew Williams. “We’d like to thank this fabulous team for their dedication to patient and staff safety over the past two years.”


The South Huron Community Choirs are very excited to be back together doing what they enjoy doing and that is singing! They are looking forward to presenting a Christmas Community Concert “Handel’s Messiah and Olde Tyme Christmas” on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Exeter United Church.

The concert will commence at 7 p.m. under the direction of Richard Heinzle and accompanied by Lori Danylchuk.

Advance tickets are $25 or $30 at the door. They can be purchased at the Exeter United Church, Exeter Animal Hospital, South Huron Welcome Centre, Exeter; Pinedale Motor Inn, Grand Bend; or by calling Ruth Petersen at 519 235-1778.

Exeter United Church is located at 42 James Street.

The South Huron Community Choirs are again this year doing their traditional Christmas fundraiser to help cover ongoing costs. For the fifth year they have teamed up with Huron Ridge Greenhouses, near Zurich, for the sale of Poinsettias, winter planters, mixed greenery, outdoor wreaths and gift cards. People can purchase the items from the comfort of their own home and have them delivered.

Deadline for ordering is Friday,  Nov. 11 at noon. The date set for delivery is Nov. 29. To see what items are for sale and their costs please visit  To learn more or to place an order contact Ruth Petersen at 519 235-1778.


The Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers and the Goderich Quilters’ Guild are combining their talents once again to present their annual Textile Show and Sale during the first weekend of November in Goderich.

The public will be able to view and purchase unique traditional and modern weaving, basketry, beading, spinning, knitting and felting. Also for sale will be quilts and quilted items from wall hangings through to queen size bedding.

There is no admission fee to this event that will feature two of Huron County’s most creative groups at the same time in one location. The show will run on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Huron County Museum, 110 North Street in Goderich.

For more information please visit the Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers Facebook Page or




In February of this year, Bayfield Guiding was invited to take part in an exciting opportunity by the Huron County Museum – “The Young Canuckstorians Project” (Canuckstorians). The Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers were asked to select from a list of historically significant Huron County women to research and write a script about with guidance from Sinead Cox at the Museum.

After a few weeks of dedicated work they made a visit to Faux Pop Station in Goderich where under the enthusiastic direction of on-air personality Roz Elliott and audio expert Andrew Bouck they became voice actors! Their voices were then lended to animated characters created to share the stories they wrote.

Canuckstorians is the brainchild of animator Mickey Maple who brought Bayfield Guiding’s characters to life while highlighting some exceptional people, both living and dead, that once called Huron County home. The projects were sponsored by Bruce Power, Goderich IODE and Local LiUNA 1059.

Today marks the fourth instalment of a seven part series on “The Young Canuckstorians Project” in Remember This. We will be sharing this series of animations with our readers in the lead up to their Gala Premiere which will take place in the Huron County Museum theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26. This week we share the story of Y-Dang Troeung, a researcher and an author who focuses on refugee experiences in Canada, following her experiences as a refugee from Cambodia who settled in Goderich in 1980 as a very young child with her family. Her story features the voices of Bayfield Guiding members, Ariya and Valerie.




The top of Bayfield Main Street near the entrance to Clan Gregor Square as it looked on the afternoon of Oct. 29.


The revitalization of Bayfield Main Street continues as the calendar turns to November. Evidence of progress continues everyday, especially along the street’s west side.

The sidewalk along the west side of the street is near completion and the curbs have been completed. Work on the rain gardens as well as the installation of  trees and various plantings has begun.  Streetlights and pedestrian lighting are also being installed. The community can look forward to these lights being energized in the coming weeks.

In the next couple of weeks, with favorable weather, expected work includes the curb preparation and placement on the east side of the road. The plan includes the continuation of  some utility work, landscaping and planting as well as the completion of the west sidewalk.

To allow work on Main Street to be completed safely, sections of the street will be closed throughout the day at the contractor’s discretion as crews work to complete construction along the street. Pedestrians, deliveries, and emergency vehicles will have access. The street will reopen daily in the late afternoon or evening.

As part of the preparation and placement of curbs and sidewalks, string is temporarily set up as a guide for the work to be done.  If  people notice string along the edge of the street, they are asked to not cut or remove this string. When the string is removed it takes additional time to set up and prepare again, putting the schedule of the curb install behind.

Public works staff request that for everyone’s safety that people please walk on the opposite side of the street from the heavy equipment vehicles.  These large vehicles often have limited visibility to see pedestrians close by.

They would also like to ask everyone to be mindful of wet concrete curbs and sidewalks. And they offer a gentle reminder to walk and drive with care during the next few months as the beautification of Bayfield continues!

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Reflections on Flats' Fishing

Reflections on Flats – Fishing…By Gary Lloyd-Rees

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Melody Falconer-Pounder

HCM - young canuckstorians inviteThe Huron County Museum has always been one of my favorite places and tomorrow night I will live out one of my dreams vicariously through some of my Girl Guides and Rangers as they are becoming Community Curators! The group will be putting together an exhibit showcasing their work in the Young Canuckstorians Project.  (To learn more about the project I invite you to scroll up to our Remember This section.)

A couple of weeks ago we gathered to research artifacts from the Museum’s collection that would best represent the subject of their project. And now tomorrow night they will help place these objects into an exhibit dedicated to Huron’s Hometown Heroes featured in the animated films in advance of the gala premiere on Nov. 26th.

I couldn’t be prouder of the youth that have taken part in this project for all their dedication and am very excited to see how their exhibit takes shape! – Brown Owl Melody

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