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2. Ontario Street in Hamilton Township has been selected for the six bed Hospice in West Northumberland pending approval of its zoning application and a public community consent process this fall. The building team collaborated to research over 40 potential sites before concluding their rigourous selection process from a shortlist of five.  More here.


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Truckloads of sand and a grader have put Cobourg’s Beach almost back to normal.  There were pools that were getting stagnant but rather than let that become a safety concern, the Parks Department proactively filled them in and ran the grader over them.  On Wednesday, the beach was in use and should be ready to accommodate the large crowds we usually get on July 1st.  See photos below.  Water levels are still at record highs but today at noon Cobourg’s water level was at 1.55m which is 12 cm or 4.7 inches below the peak.

Water levels are still very high compared to previous years but they are slowly dropping – see the graph below.  The graph shows that we are still 80cm (31”) higher than normal but the lake is expected to drop about 20cm (8”) per month.

Of course temperatures also have to climb to get the crowds and right now, forecast temperatures are not more than about 25°C for the weekend.

Lake Ontario June 28 2017 Beach June28

Beach June 28  2017 Beach June 28 2017

Update June 30, 2017

Beach June30 Unfortunately, heavy overnight rain has flooded the beach again. See photo at right taken at 10:30am June 30.


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