February 2017

Chain of events

The costume skate at the Ripley Arena during the Ripley Winter Carnival drew skaters of all ages. From left, Brianna Pointom, Mikayla Galina, Emery Harper, Summer Galina and Ella Goncales form a train to skate around the ice. (Barb McKay photo)

Shoreline stabilization project necessary to prevent further erosion

By Barb McKay

A project to preserve the shoreline along Macpherson Park in Kincardine is progressing well and is expected to be completed on time and on budget.

 Kincardine Pride promotes awareness and inclusion

By Barb McKay

Kincardine is proud to be an inclusive and welcoming community.

That is what a newly-formed organization has hoped for and is quickly discovering to be true. Kincardine Pride is only in its infancy, having launched its Facebook page less than two weeks ago, and is already receiving plenty of positive feedback.

“The letters and emails and outpouring has been incredible,” said Terry-Ann Smith. “It is quite something.”

Fellow Kincardine Pride member Sandy Blackwood said discussion about starting the group began back in December and quickly took off.

“It has been a passion of Fort Papalia’s and he approached me,” she said. “It is near and dear to my heart.”

The two then asked Smith if she would get involved.

“It is near and dear to me, as well, so it was a no-brainer,” she said.

Lions Club ready to put icing on splash pad project

By Barb McKay

This summer, the Lions Park splash pad will not only be functional, it will also be beautiful.

The Kincardine Lions Club received the green light from the Municipality of Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday to go ahead with the installation of gardens around the water park. The gardens have been designed by the municipality’s horticulturist andthe work will be supervised by horticultural staff.

Warming up



Despite warm temperatures on the weekend, there was still some ice remaining on Kincardine harbour, as well as plenty of ice along the shores of Lake Huron. That could change quickly, however, with warm weather expected to continue this week. (Josh Howald photo)

Snowbirds flying in to celebrate Bruce County’s 150th

By Barb McKay

The Snowbirds are coming to Bruce County.

Local aviator Philip Englishman attended last Wednesday’s council meeting to make the announcement that the famed Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron will perform at a special airshow marking Bruce County’s 150th anniversary.

Huron-Kinloss boasts good financial position as it prepares to be debt-free

By Barb McKay

When the final loan payment is made on the Lake Range Drive extension project this year, Huron-Kinloss Township’s finances will be in the black.

The news was joyfully received by township council during its first meeting to deliberate the 2017 municipal budget on Friday and councillors mused about how they could celebrate the occasion.

Former NHLers join local cops, firefighters for cause

The Face-Off Against Youth Homelessness drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Davidson Centre Saturday. Members of the South-Bruce OPP, Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department and KDSS faced off against each other for three short games. Here, Joan Chanmey of the YMCA Housing Services of Grey Bruce, drops the puck betwen Greg de Vries, left, and Boyd Deveraux. Each of the former NHLers picked a side for the games. (Barb McKay photo)

Bring on Parry Sound

By Josh Howald

How does a trip to Parry Sound sound?

Kincardine finished off Elmvale Saturday evening on home ice in Game 4. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks will face Parry Sound in the OMHA semi-finals.

Atoms open in Parry Sound

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks will take on Parry Sound in an OMHA semi-final series.

The Kinucks had been waiting for an opponent since completing a three-game sweep of Penetang on Feb. 12. On Saturday, Parry Sound eliminated Stirling to advance to the All-Ontario semis. The other atom B semi-final will feature Ingersoll and Petrolia.