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Friday, April 12, 2019

Heritage Award Recipients in South Bruce Peninsula

South Bruce Peninsula | by John Divinski  

One winner is from Hepworth and the other award goes to three groups in Oliphant

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South Bruce Peninsula is handing out two Heritage Awards for 2019.

Mayor Janice Jackson explains one award will go to Heather Barnes of Hepworth who has protected a natural heritage feature--the Hepworth Karst in the Spring Creek area--by removing 11 acres of land from cultivation on both sides of the creek.

The report from town staff says 2,400 trees were planted on the 11 acres and Ms Barnes assisted in maintaining the trees by watering them and weeding around them.

The other award goes to three groups in Oliphant--the Women's Institute; the Young at Heart Club and the Community Hall Board.

All three groups have done their part in preserving what was once the SS #12, Amabel School, built in the early 1900's.

Today the building is run by the Oliphant Community Hall Board and is still being used by the Women's Institute and the Young at Heart Club.

Mayor Jackson says volunteers, like the latest award winners, are what makes the municipality a prime spot to live.

The winners will be more formally recognized at an upcoming Volunteer Dinner put on by the municipality.

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