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Identifying and Promoting Our Culture

Bruce County is rich in cultural heritage resources. Past activities of Indigenous peoples, the Great Lakes maritime history, pioneers, and people who founded our towns, villages and early industry all contribute to our cultural heritage. In preserving these resources, we preserve our identity, support tourism and maintain a strong sense of community. Planning can focus efforts on preservation, creating distance between the resource and new development, managing the resource to either keep its value or grow it.

Good planning decisions now will help us inventory and protect our heritage assets, celebrate achievement and nurture our cultural heritage.


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In lieu of public events, Bruce County invited residents and stakeholders interested in these projects to participate and learn more about these projects using the tabs below:

  • Places — closed May 31, 2020
  • Q & A and Questionnaires — closed May 15, 2020
  • Quick Poll — closed May 15, 2020
  • Ideas — closed June 12, 2020
  • Forums — closed June 12, 2020


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Identifying and Promoting Our Culture

Bruce County is rich in cultural heritage resources. Past activities of Indigenous peoples, the Great Lakes maritime history, pioneers, and people who founded our towns, villages and early industry all contribute to our cultural heritage. In preserving these resources, we preserve our identity, support tourism and maintain a strong sense of community. Planning can focus efforts on preservation, creating distance between the resource and new development, managing the resource to either keep its value or grow it.

Good planning decisions now will help us inventory and protect our heritage assets, celebrate achievement and nurture our cultural heritage.


PROJECT STATUS:

Thank you for participating!

In lieu of public events, Bruce County invited residents and stakeholders interested in these projects to participate and learn more about these projects using the tabs below:

  • Places — closed May 31, 2020
  • Q & A and Questionnaires — closed May 15, 2020
  • Quick Poll — closed May 15, 2020
  • Ideas — closed June 12, 2020
  • Forums — closed June 12, 2020


Stay informed about next steps by clicking the subscribe button.

Thank you for your help!

Do you have questions about the Cultural Action Plan (CAP) or Archaeological Management Plan (AMP) that are not answered in our FAQ section?

Post your question here and someone from the team will get back to you.




Q&A

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    Are we able to add descriptions and photographs to places already marked by the yellow and green dots that were added from existing data?

    Michael asked 9 months ago

    Yes, please do. Simply place your own pin on the same property or building (close to the existing dot) and add your information and photographs. Please note that each pin is limited to one photograph (you can add multiple pins if you have a couple good images you want to share).

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    Some locations have a long paragraph describing them while others have just the name and nothing else. Do you want a description and history of the location? If so, where do we put the that information? The only spot on your input form seems to be the "Comment" box. Do you have a desired length of description or should we put in everything we know and you will edit out what is not applicable?

    John-Glammis asked 9 months ago

    The places with names alone are drawn from existing databases such as heritage registers and inventories. Pins can be dropped on these locations if a user wants to add more information. 

    With respect to length of information shared in the “Comment” box we leave that to you to decide. More information about history and description is great but don’t feel like you need to write an essay on each topic. Feel free to identify books or other resources where people could learn more about a particular place in the comments box in addition to indicating the primary source of your information.

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    Are you interested in old buildings that no longer exist or have been replaced. For example, the Odd Fellow's Hall in Glammis was demolished in about 1980. We have pictures of the former hall and a description of the events taking place there, but with nothing but an empty lot to look at today, does it deserve a spot on your map?

    John-Glammis asked 9 months ago

    Yes! Just because a building no longer exists doesn’t mean the history of that building and its cultural relevance to where it once stood is any less important. If anything mapping these places is even more important because it keeps those memories accessible. Where the Odd Fellow’s Hall in Glammis once stood sounds like a great place to drop a pin.

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    On the map, I put in a picture of the Glamis Presbyterian Church (yes only one "M" for this church). Later I wanted to add a more recent picture to show the difference from the 1913 picture I put in initially. However it appears that the 2007 picture replaced the 1913 picture. Is there a limit of one picture per cultural spot? If so, would you prefer a historical picture or a recent picture?

    John-Glammis asked 9 months ago

    The system is limited to one image per pin, however if you have an extra images you want to share feel free to drop another pin next to the first. If you have more than 2-3 images you would like to share about a specific location contact us at brucecap@tmhc.ca. As for historical or recent pictures, if you did only want to put one pin up, choose the image you think communicates the cultural significance of the place best. That being said having a recent and a historical image of a heritage location provides great context!

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    Once the archaeological management plan is completed, who will be responsible for implementing it?

    jdent asked 9 months ago

    The AMP will be implemented by Bruce County. Aspects of the implementation that are directly related to land use planning will be incorporated into the process to draft policies of the County Official Plan and update the associated archaeology mapping. There may be recommendations in the AMP, such as those related to the management of archaeological collections, that would be implemented by other means.

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    How will other cultural factors be addressed in the modelling of the archaeological potential – for example spiritual places?

    jdent asked 9 months ago

    The consultations with Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) will include information about traditional use sites.

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    I am assuming you are working with the GIS/planning staff at the County so that they are cognizant of a way to update as needed?

    jdent asked 9 months ago

    Yes. The process for updating the mapping will be designed with input from the Bruce County GIS team. The implementation process for the AMP, including updating of the GIS mapping will be determined by Bruce County. These decisions will be informed by the outcome of consultations and advice from the project team.

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    Really important to map all archaeological assessments that have been done with date conducted and consultant/researcher regardless of whether or not a site was found. Will these be mapped?

    jdent asked 9 months ago

    The mapping of previously assessed parcels is beyond the scope of the current project.  TMHC has flagged this, as well as an integrity layer as additional components to enhance the archaeological management plan.

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    Will there be a layer for licenced archaeological consultants to access which will provide the more sensitive information?

    jdent asked 9 months ago

    This has not been discussed with the project team.  We will bring forward this question to the steering committee.

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    Will there will be a mechanism in place for updating the management plan?

    jdent asked 9 months ago

    We will bring forward this question to the steering committee. The mechanism for updating the AMP for Bruce County has not yet been determined.