Busy week at Bruce County council

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BROCKTON – Mayor Chris Peabody said this week promises to be a busy one for county council, with several items of interest on the agenda.

One is the report by Dr. Ian Arra, medical officer of health.

“We’re the worst place in Ontario (for COVID-19), in terms of active cases per 100,000 population,” Peabody said. “They have 90 cases at Saugeen First Nation – that’s 15 per cent of their population. It’s very concerning.”

He anticipates considerable discussion on the Delta variant being more virulent, and the fact it’s spread into the general population.

Peabody also commended MPP Lisa Thompson for doing “a good job” getting more vaccines to this area.

Now it’s up to the people of the community. The mayor noted there are a lot of people who haven’t had their second dose of vaccine yet, and there’s no shortage of clinics scheduled where they can receive it.

“People have to finish getting vaccinated,” he said.

Also on this week’s agenda at Bruce County council is a DGR project update from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, and an update on current concerns with opioid overdoses.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times

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