Province commits $3.3 million to Blyth 14/19 project

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

Tuesday morning Deb Matthews, Ontario Deputy-Premier, announced that her government will be investing $3.3 million in the Blyth Arts and Culture Initiative 14/19 project, pending budget approval. The announcement, made on the steps of Blyth Memorial Hall, was met with applause from the dozens of community members and stakeholders present. Matthews, a London native, called Huron County a second home and recounted numerous trips to Blyth,...

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Blyth Cowbell Brewery project is Blyth’s most ambitious in years

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

After years of planning, research and development, the wheels of Blyth Cowbell Brewing Company are now officially in motion with a plan to construct a craft brewery in Blyth at the southeast corner of London Road and County Road 25. Phase one construction at the site will include the brewhouse, a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, an over-20,000-square-foot multi-use space and a retail store, as well as an on-site farm. Several...

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Vanastra featured on national show

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

Members of the public are invited to a live taping of a CBC Television show in Vanastra tomorrow night. Huron East Economic Development Officer Jan Hawley explains the taping will be for the show “Still Standing” featuring host Jonny Harris. Hawley says part of the show will focus on the history of Vanastra as the home of radar but it will also talk about the village as it is now. The show will be taped in the auditorium of the Vanastra...

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Huron County chosen for vitality study

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

Huron County, Centre Wellington and Northern Bruce Peninsula are three of the eight rural communities in Ontario that have been selected for a project to measure rural community vitality. The Measuring Rural Community Vitality Initiative is a project through the Rural Ontario Institute. That group is a non-profit organization committed to developing leaders, initiating dialogue, supporting collaboration and promoting action on issues and...

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Huron East’s Vanastra to be featured on CBC’s Still Standing

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

The Huron East community of Vanastra will be featured in an upcoming episode of the CBC’s Still Standing. Economic Development Officer Jan Hawley spoke about the upcoming production at council’s Jan. 12 meeting, saying that a 13-member crew will be in the community Feb. 1-5, with a live show scheduled for the final day. Hawley invited councillors to participate in the live show featuring host Jonny Harris. She hopes to have between 200...

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EmployerOne survey will be open January 1 to 31

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

The EmployerOne survey is open for employers to complete during the period of January 1 to 31, 2016. EmployerOne is a local survey of employers in Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth Counties. This survey asks questions about employer’s current workforce, as well as the overall status of the local labour market. EmployerOne survey is helpful as a HR planning tool, helps identify skills shortages, informs the community about employer’s needs, is...

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Huron County enjoyed economic stability in 2015

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

Huron County’s Economic Development Adviser says 2015 has been a very good one for the county. Ron Gaudet points to three specific goals that have been met by the county. First, they now have the county and all of its municipal partners working together on common goals. Second, they now have a set of clearly defined goals,  and third – human resources is now aligned with the strategy that measures results. Gaudet adds one of the challenges...

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Huron industrial land survey completed

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

HURON COUNTY — A county-wide study to determine the needs for industrial land in Huron over the next twenty years produced some interesting figures. Planning Director Scott Tousaw explains some municipalities are ready for whatever opportunities come their way but others are clearly not. Tousaw says throughout the county 18-hundred acres of land are designated industrial. About 800 acres are vacant but about half of those again are not...

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Huron Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2015

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

HURON COUNTY — On November 19 you are invited to join the HMA and celebrate manufacturing excellence in Huron County at the Huron Manufacturing Excellence Awards annual event. This year marks their 10th anniversary of promoting manufacturing in Huron County through the HMA Manufacturing Excellence Awards. WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:30 pm Mini-Trade Show 5:30 pm Opening Announcements 6:00 pm Buffet Style Dinner Licensed...

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Network Huron invites you to Building Connections 2015

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in News, Newsletter | 0 comments

 Network Huron invites you to Building Connections 2015. We are Celebrating Huron County! There are some many resources and opportunities in Huron that the organizing committee felt that we just had to celebrate all of them. Building Connections 2015 will be the place to be on Thursday, November 5 at the White Carnation Hall in Holmesville. You will learn about the Quality of Life and Living Wage reports, the self-employment and educational...

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