September 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


In Memory of Scott Crellin Bailey.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Scott Bailey of Kincardine in his 75th year, surrounded by those dearest to him at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

Scott was the son of Sgt. James M. Bailey (lost in the Second World War), Eileen Deeley (his mother, deceased) and Charles Deeley (his step-father, deceased).

He will be fondly remembered by his family: Penny, his son Tim (of whom Scott was so proud) and his lovely grandson Liam.

He will be missed by his relatives and many dear, life-long friends, including all of his friends at the Knotty Pine Restaurant, the Davidson Centre and many more.

Facilities being abused

The Kincardine Marina is responsible for cleaning the washrooms at Station Beach. These washrooms are checked several times a day for clean up and toilet paper.


When staff came in Tuesday morning, they found a terrible mess - used tampons in the shower stalls. People put their garbage everywhere and wash their feet in the sinks. I have even seen a girl waxing her legs.


The ladies washroom is always the worse. I could go on and on, but you get the picture. This goes on every week in the summer.


Do you think the U.S.government was involved in the 9/11 attacks?

45% (25 votes)
55% (30 votes)
Total votes: 55

Little Mermaid

Brielle Thornton, 4, of Walkerton was one of more than  a dozen children who had the chance to dress up as mermaids Saturday and swim in the surf of Station Beach. Holly Bishop of SUP North is a professional mermaid instructor who taught the kids how to swim in the colourful tails and organized a photo shoot. (Barb McKay photo)

Fourth doctor leaving Kincardine

Another doctor has announced plans to close his practice in Kincardine later this year.

The Kincardine Community Medical Clinic announced last week that Dr. John Engle will close his medical practice effective Nov. 26. Engle is the fourth physician this year to leave Kincardine. Dr. Rejean Duwyn and Dr. Steven Poirier closed their medical practices in July. Dr. Michael Gora, general surgeon at the Kincardine hospital recently announced that he would be leaving later this year. He is currently working with the local physician recruitment team to find another general surgeon to take over his duties.

Lifesaving audit could lead to beach safety improvements

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine will enlist the Lifesaving Society to conduct a safety audit of Station Beach, as well as the north and south piers.


Municipal staff brought forward a recommendation for the audit after several letters and phone calls were received from the public calling on the municipality to take action following the recent death of 16-year-old Lucas Johnson. The Goderich boy drowned Aug. 2 while swimming with friends near the south pier.


New programs, technology coming to KDSS

Ozorio expects to see enrollment stabilize in coming years

By Barb McKay


Kincardine and District Secondary School’s new principal will be a familiar face to staff at the school.


Fair friends

Alyssa Smith, 6, takes a turn-leading Zeus the miniature horse around the grass at Connaught Park during the Kincardine Fall Fair. Zeus was part of the petting zoo and belongs to Goulding Acres in Ripley. (Barb McKay photo)

Parkinson SuperWalk Sept. 13

By Barb McKay


When the Kincardine Parkinson SuperWalk is held Sept. 13, Rory Boyer is planning to be among the walkers.


Boyer has taken part in the past five events at Victoria Park to raise funds for important research to discover effective treatments for the disease and, hopefully one day, a cure. The 62-year-old Kincardine man was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 14 years ago, but it has only been in the past year or so that he has begun to develop more pronounced symptoms.


When the first signs of Parkinson’s presented themselves, the condition was the farthest thing from Boyer’s mind.


New road rules now in effect

$490 and demerit points for texting and driving

New road safety rules are now in effect, and you don't want to get caught texting and driving.

As of last Tuesday, the penalty for distracted driving is a fine of $490, which may be increased to a maximum of $1,000 in court. Upon conviction, drivers will also incur three demerit points. Novice drivers charged with distracted driving will receive a minimum 30-day suspension for a first conviction, and longer suspensions for subsequent convictions.

Less than a day into the new rules, Huron County OPP released a statement saying officers have seen a large increase in the number of drivers parked off the roadway in a safe spot using their cell phones. Officers expect this change in behaviour to be the new norm as the set fines have increased again.