Good News Stories shine through in COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 21, 2020

Let’s be honest, it’s been an insanely long and very strange month for all of us. The deluge of COVID-19 related news has been overwhelming and for the first few weeks it was largely bad.

But in time, a new theme emerged. Stories of kindness, creativity, selflessness and ingenuity started to shine through. The communities and businesses across BruceGreySimcoe have found many unique ways to support and help each other. We built a dedicated Good News Feed on our website to showcase these stories and we’ve pulled them together in blog format too.

Do you have a Good News Story from across the region to share? Send it to and we’ll add it to our list. In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy and stay home. We will see you all again when the time is right.



Chef Gilles Haché delivering free bread

The Eugenia-based owner of Chef at Home Catering has been delivering free homemade bread to local residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. After his Bed and Breakfast and catering business closed, his bread delivery and free meals are his way of giving back.
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Beattie’s Distillers switches from spirits to sanitizer

After producing everything from vodka made with potatoes to gin and spirits, Beattie’s Distillers is answering the province's call to combat COVID-19 by making the switch to hand sanitizer.

Bruce Power makes massive PPE donation

Bruce Power is stepping up to help with the shortage of personal protective equipment for front line workers by donating 600,000 pieces including masks, gloves and gowns.
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Bruce Power boosts food bank donations

In a big move of community support, Bruce Power shifted their annual holiday donation of $300,000 to support food banks across Bruce, Grey and Huron Counties.
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Lake Huron Fishing Club redirects donation to COVID-19 relief

The Lake Huron Fishing Club received a $25,000 community sponsorship from Bruce Power earlier this year and has chosen to return the funds to have them reallocated to COVID-19 relief.
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Simcoe County’s Stronger Together campaign showcases kindness

Stories of acts of kindness, support and appreciation are popping up across the region during these tough times. Simcoe County’s #strongertogether campaign highlights these heartwarming stories.
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Collingwood’s Heretic Spirits and Canadian Mist Distillery making hand sanitizer

Heretic Spirits and Canadian Mist Distillery have converted their alcohol production facilities to make hand sanitizer for front line workers.
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LeFroy’s Canadian Yacht Tops retools to make face shields

In an effort to keep their staff working and give back to the community, Canadian Yacht Tops has shifted from making canvas boat tops to plastic face shields for frontline workers.
Find out more making ear saver clips for use with masks

Local website and graphic design company,, is producing ear-saver clips to be used with face masks by the healthcare industry and frontline workers. Workers can request these free of charge.

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Grey Bruce Huron Strong app unites communities

To keep people across the region connected, the new Grey Bruce Huron Strong app will centralize the latest local health information, resources for people and businesses in need, a place for citizens to offer help and community activities that remain available.


Community relief program distributes $100,000 in essential items

A partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and Business Improvement Associations in both the Municipality of Kincardine and the Town of Saugeen Shores along with Bruce Power will distribute 2000 care packages to families and individuals in need.
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Sew Cozy Co creating scrub hats with buttons

After hearing numerous complaints from frontline healthcare workers about the discomfort of wearing masks, Sew Cozy Co came up with a design for scrub hats with strategically place buttons to hold the masks.
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Voisin’s Maple Products transitions to hand sanitizer

Following the lead of several local distilleries, Formosa’s Voisin’s Maple Products is using their bottling line to produce hand sanitizer for the community.
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Collingwood entrepreneur creates e-commerce solution to help businesses through Covid-19

Brandon Houston, president of Collingwood Foundry and CEO of Switch Video, has put his web development skills to good use, creating an online marketplace called Collingwood Commons. The free platform offers an easy e-commerce solution for local retailers and restaurants who might not be able to offer online sales otherwise.
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Bruce Power supports local foodbanks through GoFundMe

Bruce Power launched a GoFundMe campaign to benefit local food banks during these tough times. They are nearly at their $100,000 goal already!
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Three Sheets Brewing partners with Bruce Power and The Wismer House to distribute sanitizer

 A new partnership between Three Sheets Brewing, Bruce Power and The Wismer House is helping get much-needed hand sanitizer to local residents and organizations. The sanitizer was produced by Junction56 Distillery and will be distributed locally beginning April 27th.

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For more stories, visit our home page where more Good News Stories are added regularly.