September 2017

New playground equipment, innovative programming, greet students returning to school

By Pauline Kerr

It’s the most exciting week of the year at local schools.

Returning students are being greeted by some new staff, as well as spruced-up facilities and innovative new programming.

Royal Canadian Legion Kincardine MacDonald Branch 183 celebrates 80 years of service

By Pauline Kerr

An 80th anniversary is quite a milestone, and the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is pulling out all the stops to ensure the celebration is a memorable one.

Way up

The scaffolding is up and work is underway to refurbish the Kincardine lighthouse. The work includes repairs to and the repainting of the lantern and flat roof, as well as work to the existing siding and windows. The lighthouse is closed to the public until the project is complete, which is expected to be early Novermber. (Josh Howald photo)

What the school lunch bunch munches fuels learning

By Pauline Kerr

Preparing school lunches these days involves a lot more than throwing a peanut butter sandwich and a can of pop in a back pack.

Laura Needham, public health dietician, and Bissan Ghaith, public health dietetic intern, both with the Grey Bruce Health Unit, explain school lunches are important. They’re what fuels a child’s learning.

Pedestrian runs in front of truck

A 26-year-old woman was airlifted to London with serious, life-altering injuries last Monday, Aug. 28.

At about 1 p.m., South-Bruce OPP, along with Bruce County Paramedic Services, responded to reports of a motor vehilce collision involving a pedestrian on Concession 2 SDR in the Municipality of Brockton.

Bulldogs open season Friday night

Wingham in town for home opener

By Josh Howald

The puck will drop Friday night in Kincardine as another Provincial Junior Hockey League season begins for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Canada 3-0 in China

By Josh Howald

Canada defeated Italy 3-1 yesterday to finish first in Pool A at the World Roller Games in Najing, China.

The women's inline hockey national team will play a quarter-final game today (Wednesday) against either Austrailia or New Zealand.

Kincardine native Kendra Fisher, recently added to the Kincardine Sports Wall of Fame at the Davidson Centre, is one of two goaltenders for Canada at the World Roller Games (FIRS World Championship).

Our country’s security foremost

Recently a bus of 10 seniors from a retirement home wanted to take a tour of Bruce Power. Many have grown up here but have never been inside the grounds.

Because some are not able to take stairs, we had to have our mobility bus cleared to take it through the site. Bruce Power accepted this, and a week before the tour we had to give them a list of all the people who would be on the bus including staff, volunteers and driver. Because most of the seniors don’t drive anymore or travel out of the country, the only government issued photo ID they have is their health card. The company agreed that as long as it was a photo ID health card, they would be allowed to go through. The people who didn’t have a photo ID would wait in the lobby while the others went on the tour.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017


Helen Watkins of Tiverton passed away peacefully at the Kincardine Hospital, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in her 81st year.

Dear mother of Lori (Paul) Harding of Tiverton and Angie Anderson (Bill Walters) of Niagara Falls.

Loved by her grandson Brandon Carroll, step-grandchildren Ryan and Kevan and great-granddaughter Kori.

Also survived by sister Sandy Turner, brother Don Connor and former husband John Watkins.

A Celebration of Helen’s Life was held at the Tiverton Park Manor at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

Interment Westminster Cemetery, Toronto, at a later date.

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