December 2018

Santa Claus is coming to town!


Santa gives a wave to the crowd that gathered along Queen Street for the annual Santa Claus parade on Dec. 1 before heading back to the North Pole to prepare for the big day that is just days away. (Pauline Kerr photo)

Population projections are too low, developer says


By Barb McKay


Growth projections for the municipality are likely underestimated, Kincardine councillors say.


A senior planner with MHBC, a planning, design and landscape architecture firm hired by the Municipality of Kincardine to undertake its 10-year Official Plan review, attended last Wednesday’s council meeting to present the firm’s latest work on the plan.


KTG sings greeting to council


The Kincardine Theatre Guild brought greetings from Councillor Laura Haight, who was away on holiday, to the Municipality of Kincardine council during the Dec. 12 meeting. Lyrics were written by Bonnie Bryan.


Ding dong merrily on low,


The town bell has been mended.


It must have cost a lot of dough;


Hockey teams give back during the holiday season


By Tammy Schneider

Two Kincardine hockey teams have joined forces off the ice to offer support to Ronald McDonald House in London. Members of the Bantam Local League 1 Scotiabank and the Atom Rep Canadian Tire teams have been collecting toys, slippers, gift cards, hygiene articles and other items that were shipped to London on Dec. 14.


Have you assessed the year to set goals for 2019?

14% (4 votes)
86% (24 votes)
Total votes: 28

Next generation of female impersonators thrills Kincardine crowd


Bryan Greenwood, otherwise known as Divinesque, is an original member of the Great Imposters and brought his new group of female impersonators, Great Imposters – New Generation, to Kincardine last weekend. (Barb McKay photo)


By Barb McKay


A troupe of female impersonators received such a warm reception at their show in Kincardine on Friday they hope to return for an encore performance next year.


Christmas giving


Volunteers with the Kincardine Community Services Association were busy on Saturday morning organizing items in the St. Anthony’s Church basement that were collected by the KDSS Christmas Knights. The new toys and food will be placed in hampers and distributed to families in need during the holidays. (Barb McKay photo)

Food bank receives early Christmas present


By Barb McKay


Christmas came early to the Kincardine Ministerial Food Bank.


Representatives from Teamsters Local Union No. 879 visited the food bank at the Anglican Church of the Messiah on Thursday and delivered a cheque for $10,000.


While food bank volunteers were aware the Teamsters would be making a donation that day, they did not know the amount, and were blown away when the cheque was handed over.


It’s a dog’s life at Pakoa Nani


By Tammy Schneider

David Manton was sitting out a snowstorm in 1973 at a friend’s house when he had his first encounter with a Saint Bernard. He recalls how the dog treated him like family and was never threatening or frightening, in spite of its enormous size. By 1974, Manton had his own Saint Bernard, and when Easter Lily gave birth to her first litter in 1976, it was already in the cards that he and wife Pauline would get in to the breeding business.


Weekend losses for the Bulldogs


By Doug Kennedy


The short-handed Bulldogs lost a pair of games on the weekend to the Wingham Ironmen and the Mount Forest Patriots.


On Friday night, Kincardine lost a hard-fought game 4-3 in Wingham. Tanner Reid from Ripley opened the scoring when he banked a shot off Blake Buchannan into the net. Jerrid Fossold tied the score with a nice snapshot from the slot. He did not finish the period as he separated his shoulder sliding into the boards. He joins Logan Freiburger and Brett Burrows on the sidelines.