Heroes and villians at the library!


The Kincardine library had a special visit from the caped crusader to help promote activities themed around heroes and villains and scheduled during March Break. Michaela Posthumus and Lillian Abbott display the Batman poster that has been used in all of the Bruce County library branches. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Firefighters stress the importance of home escape plan in wake of Halifax tragedy

Residents can call Kincardine fire department with questions about smoke alarms, evacuation plans


By Barb McKay


A recent fire in Halifax that claimed the lives of seven children has prompted local fire officials to once again spread the message about the importance of fire prevention and having a home escape plan.


The cause of the fire that tore through the two-storey suburban home of a family sponsored to come to Canada from Syria in 2017 is still unknown. According to a report published by the CBC on Thursday, the home had electric baseboard heaters. It also had hardwired smoke detectors.


Fundraising underway to welcome second refugee family to Kincardine

KDSS student creates official Kincardine Refugee Committee logo


By Barb McKay


A second family sponsored by the Kincardine Refugee Committee could arrive in Kincardine as early as the end of this year.


The committee met at Knox Presbyterian Church on Thursday evening to discuss ongoing fundraising initiatives and for the official launch of the committee’s logo, created by Kincardine and District Secondary School Brett Norman. Brett was presented with an honorarium for creating the logo, which will appear on KRC letterhead, thank you cards and on displays at fundraising events.


Family fun at the Ripley Winter Carnival


Michael Meakes with daughters Michelle, 4, and Sophia, 8, have a visit a horse following a sleigh ride during the Ripley Winter Carnival on Saturday. (Barb McKay photo)

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day


By Tammy Schneider


Kincardine businesses and residents have been asked to pull out their funkiest footware to mark World Down Syndrome Day by participating in the Lots of Socks awareness campaign.


The campaign is celebrated world wide and puts the focus on individuals living with Down syndrome, with the goal of increasing awareness about what Down syndrome is and the important role people with Down syndrome have in today's society.


Huron-Kinloss council looks for savings to lower tax rate increase to 2.6 per cent


By Barb McKay


Huron-Kinloss council is asking township department heads to find savings in their capital budgets in order to lower the tax rate this year.


Council met on Feb. 11 to review and discuss the first draft of the 2019 municipal budget. The budget includes $8.3 million in operating expenditures (an increase of $500,000 over last year’s budget but only $40,000 more than what was actually spent in 2018) and a draft capital budget of $5.58 million, which is less than the previous year. If council adopts the budget as presented, it would require a three per cent tax rate increase.




Skaters Brooke Thomas and Rosie Laidler display gold medals won at the Special Olympics provincial games in Sault Ste. Marie in February. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Athletes go for the gold at the provinical Special Olympics games


By Tammy Schneider


Seven athletes representing Kincardine joined their peers from Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Walkerton and Hanover to compete at the Special Olympics winter provincial games in Sault St. Marie on Jan. 31 to Feb 3.


Kincardine Community Achievement Award nominees announced


The Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the 2019 Community Achievement Awards.


There are three nominees for each of the 14 awards sponsored by Kincardine businesses and organizations. The awards will be presented at a gala at Ainsdale Golf Course on March 2. The three nominees for this year’s Bruce Power Citizen of the Year Award are Tom Desmond, Pete Richards and Alana Rozen.


Ready to strike


The cold weather didn’t bother Trillium Court Retirement home resident Kathryn Cooper, who enjoyed a game of indoor bowling with friends during last week’s stormy weather. (Tammy Schneider photo)