Struttin'

 

Emmet Foster, 2, walks the runway with his dad, Keith Foster, during the Bluewater Summer Playhouse fashion show fundraiser held last Thursday at the Kincardine Centre for the Arts. The pair modelled clothing from Penetangear. Eight local businesses participated in the show, which raised funds for the theatre company’s 25th season. (Barb McKay photo)


EPCOR approved to bring natural gas to Southern Bruce

 

By Barb McKay

 

Natural gas is finally coming to the region and customers could be connected as early as fall 2019.

 


Huron Shores Hospice celebrates opening of first suite

 

By Barb McKay

 

After more than five years of rigorous planning, fundraising and cutting through red tape, the Huron Shores Hospice suite at Tiverton Park Manor is ready to offer quality end-of-life care to those who need it most.

 

The grand opening ceremony, held last Wednesday, was emotional for members of the hospice steering committee, particularly chair Cheryl Cottrill who, along with Peggy Zeppieri and Joan Eaglesham, brought the concept of providing community residential hospice care to fruition.

 


World Fiddle Day Kincardine

 

The Ballaghs took to the stage at the Kincardine Center for the Arts on Friday evening. The group shared folk music with attendees with proceeds going towards World Fiddle Day Kincardine. (Chris Bianco Photo)


Province announces grant to bring natural gas to southern Bruce

 

By Barb McKay

 

The company that is chosen to deliver natural gas to the southern Bruce region, including Kincardine, will receive up to $27.73 million to make it happen.

 

The municipalities participating in the Southern Bruce Natural Gas Project – Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss and Arran-Elderslie – jointly announced last Wednesday that the project will receive a grant of up to $27.73 million from the province.

 


Scrambled eggs

 

Youngsters scramble for plastic eggs at the annual Rotary Club Easter egg hunt in Victoria Park on Saturday. The idea is to keep the contents but turn in the “shells.” This year, as an Easter treat for the parents, there was a raffle for Blue Jays tickets and a 50-50 draw. Rick Robson, past president of the Kincardine Rotary Club, says the club has been putting on the egg hunt for a decade. “It’s our way of giving back to the community,” he said. (Pauline Kerr photo)


Kendra Fisher unveils Mentally Fit community action plan

 

By Barb McKay

Kincardine native Kendra Fisher has launched a community action plan to support individuals in this region struggling with mental health issues.

Fisher, a former national hockey and inline hockey goaltender, was at the Kincardine Pavilion last Wednesday to announce the plan, a component of her Mentally Fit movement to end the stigma around mental illness.


Eyeing up the corner pocket

 

Susy Parker, winner of division “C”, eyes up the 8-ball during the Heart N Stroke Pool Tournament at the Sutton Park Inn on Saturday. The three day tournament raised $4385 for the heart and stroke foundation. In the tournament’s 22 year history it has raised over $193,000 for the charity. Of the 160 competitors, Travis Thompson and Andy Graham won division “A”, Mar Juazon and Duane Kocela won division “B” and Matt Friel and Susy Parker won division “C”. (Chris Bianco Photo)


KDSS one of the last stops for Rick Mercer Report

 

Rick Mercer poses with members of KDSS’s Me to We program at an assembly on Tuesday. The Me to We program raised $2300 for Mercer’s charity Spread the Net. (Chris Bianco Photo)

By Chris Bianco

Rick Mercer received a warm and excited greeting from students at Kincardine District Secondary School as he entered the gymnasium on Tuesday, being led by a bagpiper in traditional Kincardine fashion.