May 2012

A lift to prom?

Mitch Finlayson and Kerri Wattman take a break from the KDSS Prom Saturday evening for some photos on the beach. The graduating class was looking sharp for one last dance together at the pavilion. (Josh Howald photo)

Crash kills popular teacher

By Josh Howald

A tragic crash last Tuesday afternoon (May 22) killed Michelle Taylor, a popular teacher at Kincardine District Secondary School.

Michelle Taylor, with daughter Jen, after being honoured at a 2010 OFHSA banquet. (Independent file photo) 

Husband Jim, also a teacher at KDSS, said Monday at a tree planting/dedication that Michelle had taken her mother to Walkerton to look for a new dog.

Charges laid in Huron Township RIDE stops

Two men were charged during recent RIDE checks in Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss.


On May 19, just before 9 p.m., South Bruce OPP officers charged a 49-year-old Huron Township man after police say he tried to avoid a RIDE check point that was set up at the intersection of Lake Range Road and Concession 4. According to a South Bruce OPP report, the man, driving a brown GMC Sierra pickup truck, was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign and driving without a license.


Making a splash

Huron Heights Public School students Amy Ravell (bottom) and Delage Mowle, 13, get wet at Saturday's Fun Fair at KTTPS. The Fun Fair was organized by KTTPS, HHPS and Elgin Market Public School. (Josh Howald photo)

News hits high school hard

By Josh Howald

The staff and students of Kincardine District Secondary School are a tough, resilient bunch.

But things have been far from easy as they cope with the devastating loss of teacher Michelle Taylor, a fixture at the high school for more than 25 years.

KDSS staff and students wait to add soil to a Japanese Maple tree planted in honour of teacher Michelle Taylor at a memorial service at the school Monday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)


Used fuel DGR wouldn’t impact lakeshore, says Huron-Kinloss council

By Barb McKay


If Huron-Kinloss is chosen to host a deep geologic repository for nuclear waste, cottagers can rest assured it won’t be located anywhere near the lakeshore.


Township council made the decision at last Monday’s council meeting that if the Canadian Waste Management Organization (CWMO) selects Huron-Kinloss to store 48,000 tonnes of high level nuclear waste the lakeshore area is off limits.


“It will only be sited east of Highway 21,” said township clerk, Sonya Watson. “They (council) want to preserve the lakeshore area for future development. They want to make that known now.”


Tricky ride

Amdrew Leschied, 13, of Kincardine, preforms tricks on his bike at the skate park at the Davidson Centre last Wednesday. (Barb McKay photo)

CFUW to introduce resolution calling for suspension on wind energy developments

By Barb McKay


The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), Kincardine club, has introduced a resolution calling for the temporary moratorium on wind energy developments.


Jackie Clements and Linda Sommerville, members of the Kincardine club, will travel to Victoria, BC, to represent the resolution at the CFUW annual general meeting, from June 21 to 24, after receiving a small club grant.


Come on!

Layla Moffatt, 4, and Lily Goetz, 5, (in stripes) decided to go down the big, bouncy slide in tandem Saturday afternoon at Kincardine Tiverton Township Public School, where a Fun Fair was being put on by Huron Heights Public School, Elgin Market Public School and KTTPS. (Josh Howald photo)

Girls find CWOSSA berth

The Kincardine District Seocndary School girls soccer team is off to to the CWOSSA tournament after all.

The Knights won a CWOSSA qualifier yesterday (Tuesday) in Owen Sound to earn a berth in tomorrow's championship tourney, hosted by Norwell District High School in Palmerston.

Andrea Plagos, Faith Mswalla and Kristen Derksen each scored for KDSS in a 3-1 win over the OSCVI Falcons. Kincardine failed to advance to last week's Bluewater Athletic Association Final Four tournament in Walkerton after being eliminated in a quarter-final game against the West Hill Secondary School Raiders.