December 2015

Will you donate to the Christmas Knights on Saturday?

53% (10 votes)
47% (9 votes)
Total votes: 19

Walk to Bethlehem

A new community event, A Walk to Bethlehem, was held a the Tiverton Walk of Memories Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Hosted by Knox Presbyterian Church of Tiverton, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Glammis, TIverton Baptist Church, Chalmers Community Church and the Tiverton Masons, a good turnout showed up for the first time walk. This live nativity was at the end of the walk. (Barb McKay photo)

SmartCentres calls off Highway 21 development

By Barb McKay


SmartCentres is selling off more than 50 acres of land it owns on Highway 21, south of Highway 9.


A representative for the development giant confirmed Thursday that the property has been listed.


“We have not proceeded with the intended development, so at this point the best solution was to dispose of the land,” Ornella Richichi said.


She added the market demand for commercial retail development has changed and there are no foreseeable plans to develop the land.


Public meeting at Knox Monday

Islamic Centre helping churches bring refugee family

A committee formed to bring a refugee family to Kincardine is getting many offers of help.


One of those offers has come from the Kincardine Islamic Centre. Three members of the centre met Sunday afternoon with Rev. Kathy Fraser of Knox Presbyterian Church and members of Knox’s steering committee.


The three – Ziyaad Khan, Umar Afzal and Ayman Faddah – said members of the centre have discussed the Syrian refugee crisis and some are already helping financially in the Toronto area.


They said they could help with the settlement of a refugee family since many know the language and have connections. The three also volunteered to serve on subcommittees.


Ladies Night

The Kincardine BIA hosted a succesful Ladies Night Out on Thursday. Businesses offered sales and giveaways and the Bruce Steakhouse hosted the shoppers at the end of the evening. Here, Nancy Hartford, left, and Cindy Bastien relax after some holiday shopping. (Barb McKay photo)

Upgrades to sewage treatment plants could cost $1.3 million

By Barb McKay


Upgrades are needed at both the Kincardine and Bruce Energy Centre sewage treatment plants, but they won’t come cheap.


Representatives from the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) attended the Municipality of Kincardine council meeting on Nov. 18 to discuss the results of an inspection of the waste water plants, which turned up two major issues. The surface mixers at the Kincardine plant do not maintain adequate oxygen levels during the summer months and the mixers are prone to freezing and ice damage. The blower system at the BEC consumes too much energy and there is no automated control to regulate oxygen levels.


New website tracks snow plows

A new government website allows the public to get real-time information about weather and road conditions in their area.


Representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the South Bruce OPP were in Kincardine last Tuesday to announce the launch of the ‘Track My Plow’ program that will allow residents in Bruce and Grey counties to track snow plows on provincial highways. The program will expand into other parts of the province in the future.


New driver

Asher Edwards rides with grandfather Al in the Ripley Christmas parade Sunday evening in the village. The parade was well attended and a long line of children gathered to have a visit with Santa at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre following the parade. (Barb McKay photo)

Missing person found dead

Police issued a missing person report for a Lucknow man last Wednesday. On Friday, the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) found the man dead.

Foul play is not suspected, police say.

Police appealed to the public on the whereabouts of the 43-year-old man after checking his Lucknow home with no results on Nov. 25. Keith Webb's 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was found stuck in a field along Zion Road in Huron County with damage.

Two days later at about 4 p.m., the body of the man was found in a field north of Zion Road in Huron County.

Police said this was an isolated incident, and there is and was no threat to public safety.

Model search coming to Kincardine

Prom Look contest raises funds for Princess Program

By Barb McKay


Modeling agents will be in Kincardine this weekend in search of new talent.


The second annual Prom Look contest is underway and representatives from Anita Norris Models in London will be at Hair Connection on Saturday to scout possible contenders. Anita Norris, who owns the modeling agency, said the visit to the Kincardine salon last year was worthwhile.


“For us, it is a great way to scout and recruit new faces. We found some great people from Kincardine and Goderich. There are good genes there.”