December 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Ella Jackson (née Platts) of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in her 97th year.


Beloved mother of Roger Jackson (Gail Stroud) of British Columbia and Peter Jackson (Lizzie) of England.


Dear grandmother of Deborah Craven (Jim) of Oakville; Michelle Jackson, Scott Jackson (Celeste), Craig Jackson (Dom),all of Kincardine; Rob Jackson (Angie), Jennifer Jackson, all of Stratford; and Amy Davies (Lee) and Christopher Jackson, all of England.


Loved great-grandmother of Eric, Meagan, Shae, Shannon, Rory, Kaitlyn, Abbey, Kristen, Lauren, Steven, Kate and Nicolas.


Would you consider using medical marijuana?

58% (32 votes)
42% (23 votes)
Total votes: 55

Competitive Lego

Pravit Joshi, 9, of Kincardine team Brick Programming competes in the FIRST Lego League tournament for elementary school-aged teams  at KDSS on Saturday. Teams from Kincardine, Hanover, Port Elgin, Teeswater and Collingwood participated in the event. (Barb McKay photo)

New federal infrastructure bank could be a good thing, says CAO

By Barb McKay

Conservative politicians say a proposal by the federal government to redirect billions of dollars in infrastructure grants to an ‘infrastructure bank’ is bad news for rural communities, but Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke doesn’t see it that way.

In its fiscal update released earlier this month, the federal finance ministry revealed that it would take $15 billion previously expected to be allocated to municipal infrastructure projects and instead create an infrastructure bank. The money would be available for the same purpose, but would allow municipalities to leverage additional funds for costly infrastructure projects through private investments. It is part of the plan by the Liberal government to invest $180 billion in infrastructure in Canada over the next 12 years.

 Parents continue fight to keep Paisley school open

Rally against accommodation reviews held at Queens Park

By Barb McKay

Parents from across Bruce and Grey counties were in Toronto last Monday to protest against rural school closures.

Representatives from the Support Paisley Central School Group were among thousands who gathered at Queens Park to demand a moratorium on accommodation reviews – a process that often results in the closure of schools. Paisley is one of five schools under review by the Bluewater District School Board this year. Chesley District High School is also part of the review. The BWDSB considers accommodation reviews for schools when capacity declines below 80 per cent, as provincial funding is based entirely on enrollment.

Me to We...

KDSS Me to We Committee cooked a hot breakfast at the Kincardine Baptist Church to raise money for a number of initiatives, including participation in Me to We trips and supporting school children in Kenya. (Barb McKay photo)

 Ripley volunteer honoured by Governor General of Canada

By Barb McKay

Anne MacInnes of Ripley has received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from Governor General David Johnston.

MacInnes was presented with the medal by Huron-Kinloss Township Mayor Mitch Twolan prior to last Monday’s council meeting. She had been nominated for the medal by a member of the community in recognition for more than 25 years as a local volunteer and 4-H board member, and in particular her work encouraging sustainability through the 4-H’s Protecting the Earth Conservation Club, which plants thousands of trees throughout the Pine River watershed each year.

A letter from Johnston accompanying the medal noted that the honour is bestowed on individuals to thank them for their contributions to their communities. He welcomed MacInnes “to the ranks of caring Canadians.”

Municipal leachate treatment facility up and running

By Barb McKay

Three years after the Municipality of Kincardine began looking at options for dealing with leachate from two landfills it is now operating a state-of-the-art leachate treatment facility.

Municipal staff and Mayor Anne Eadie were on hand last Tuesday for a tour of the new facility at the waste management centre in Armow. Back in 2013, Kincardine council sought input from consultants at Conestoga Rovers and Associates on options to handle leachate – water that comes in contact with landfill waste. The municipality had been trucking upwards of 45,000 litres of leachate each day from the waste management centre and the now closed Ward 1 landfill site to the municipal wastewater treatment plant. However, the wastewater treatment plant was not designed to treat leachate and trucking the waste is costly.

Oh Canada...

Jenny Hunter, right, conducts the Colla Voce youth choir as they sing our national anthem prior to Saturday night's Provincial Junior Hockey League game between the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs and the Mitchell Hawks. (Barb McKay photo)

Pop stolen in break-and-enter

Police are on the lookout for well-caffeinated criminals after a break-in to a business in Kincardine's downtown.

The Sunrise Grill on Queen St. was forcibly entered at some point between 3 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 8 a.m. on Nov. 21. The only thing reported missing by police was a quantity of pop. The value of the stolen pop was estimated to be $70.

Anybody with information should call police at 1-888-310-1122. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at where you might be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.