April 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Richard Bernier, of Hanover and formerly of Paisley, passed away at the Hanover & District Hospital on Saturday, April 16, 2016, in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of Jane (née Mullen).

Father and stepfather of Dawn of Hanover; Paul (Liz) and Carol, all of Peterborough; Jim of B.C.; Linda (Roberto) of Ayr; Paul of Windsor and Heather (Shane) of Hanover. Grandfather to many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held in Paisley in the fall.



"I slept and dreamt that life was joy.

I awoke and saw that life was service.

I acted and behold, service was joy."

Joan Louise Fletcher (née Johnston) passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Renfrew Victoria Hospital on April 18, 2016, at the age of 80.

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Trenton takes 3-1 lead in Buckland Cup

By Josh Howald

The Trenton Golden Hawks are one win away from the Dudley Cup.

Kevin Lavoie scores the game winning goal on Andrew Masters last night in Game 4 of the Buckland Cup OJHL finals. (Josh Howald photo)


Trenton can win the Ontario Junior Hockey League crown tomorrow (Friday) night on home ice after skating to a 2-1 last night in Georgetown in Game 4 of the Buckland Cup finals.

Branch for beach

Georgia Caslick, 4, and sister Sophia, 5, were a big help to staff from The Co-Operators who performed a beach clean-up at Station Beach Saturday morning. Staff from the Kincardine branch of CIBC also held a beach clean-up event. (Barb McKay photo)

Development charges could double in Kincardine

By Barb McKay


Developers could pay more to build within the Municipality of Kincardine.


The municipality is undergoing a review of its current development fees for both residential and non-residential development. The province requires municipalities to take an indepth look at its fees every five years and Kincardine’s current development charges bylaw is set to expire in July.


Bruce Telecom looks to form municipal services corporation

By Barb McKay

Bruce Telecom is planning a transition from a municipal services board to a municipal services corporation in order to keep the telecommunications company competitive, according to its board chair.

The announcement came following a closed door meeting held by Municipality of Kincardine council last Monday evening where Bruce Telecom board members, president Bart Cameron, council and the municipality’s lawyer Mark Rodger of Borden Ladner Gervais discussed the structure of the business moving forward. Bruce Telecom’s future has been held, for the most part, in limbo since the failed sale of the company to Eastlink following an intervention by the federal Competition Bureau in 2014.

Setting sun

The sunset was a particularly nice one Sunday evening over Lake Huron. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine earns youth friendly designation

Plan to establish youth council

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine is now sporting a new badge of honour after being named a youth-friendly community.


Youth Waves announced during last Wednesday’s council meeting that the municipality has earned its bronze level youth friendly community designation from the Ontario government. The status comes after three years of work on behalf of the Youth Waves organization, which had to convince council to offer up resources to support the endeavour.


Work to begin on municipal parking lot

By Barb McKay


At long last, the municipal parking lot between Queen and Princes streets in Kincardine will be reconstructed.


During its meeting last Wednesday, Municipality of Kincardine council agreed to hire Bill and Tom Kempton Construction Ltd., which submitted the lowest bid of $568,044 to do the work. The project includes increasing parking, fixing drainage issues, improving lighting, adding an electric vehicle charging station and adding public green space.


All that jazz

The Kincardine Summer Music Festival kicked off its evening concert series on Saturday with a performance from London jazz singer Sonja Gustafson at the Best Western Plus Governor's Inn. For a schedule of upcoming concerts, visit www.ksmf.ca (Barb McKay photo)