By Josh Howald
Basketball season has arrived in Kincardine.
Bethany Wilken knocks down one of three second quarter three-pointers Saturday against Wellington Heights. Wilken scored 13 points in just the second quarter to help KDSS run away from the Wolverines at KDSS. (Josh Howald photo)
The Kincardine District Secondary School girls basketball team kicked off the new year at home with the annual KDSS Invitational preseason hoops tournament. Both teams looked strong, with the juniors finishing at the top of the standings and the seniors narrowly missing out on a first place finish.
Malcolm Lane, 8, reaches for a shot Saturday at the Kincardine Tennis Club during the inaugural Kincardine Junior Tennis Tournament. Lane was defeated by Robert Gregory in the championship final. For the full story, see this week's sports section. (Josh Howald photo)
By Barb McKay
AMMCan could be producing medical marijuana by the end of this year.
The company’s executives attended last Wednesday’s Municipality of Kincardine planning and corporate services meeting to provide an update on AMMCan’s progress in securing an operating licence from the federal government. The company, established in 2013 under Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc., has been converting more than 300,000 square feet of greenhouse space at the Bruce Energy Centre to grow medical grade marijuana. When the company begins producing it will use a portion of the building and ramp up production over the next few years.
The Kincardine Community Medical Clinic and Family Health Team have recruited two additional nurse practitioners to help provide patient coverage while physician recruitment efforts continue.
The KCMC and FHT announced last week that Melissa Wright and Hailey Walsh have been hired and will provide healthcare services to patients with non-acute medical needs. In
More than 100 people walked in Sunday afternoon's Parkinson SuperWalk in Kincardine. Together, they raised more than $18,000 for Parkinson research. Here, those walking the 2-km route begin their trek from Victoria Park, led by Jennifer Farrell of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. (Josh Howald photo)
By Barb McKay
Acoustics engineers are set to begin sound level testing in the area of the Armow Wind Project.
The Municipality of Kincardine council gave staff the green light to hire Swallow Acoustics Consultants Ltd., based in Mississauga, to do the work before construction on the wind energy project is complete and the turbines become operational. Engineers will perform baseline acoustic sound and infrasound testing on five properties within the boundaries of the wind farm.
Venra Munro turned 102 last week at Tiverton Park Manor. Staff and residents gathered for a part Friday afternoon for Munro, who was born in 1913 and grew up on a farm in Bruce Twp. Munro stays sharp by playing euchre and doing puzzles. (Josh Howald photo)
By Barb McKay
It remains unclear who is responsible for regulating hunting along the shoreline of Lake Huron, but Huron-Kinloss will monitor the situation this fall.
The issue of hunting along the lakeshore, particularly in the Point Clark area, has been a cause of contention for residents who cottage and live in that area and has brought several of them to township council meetings over the past few months. The township has consulted its solicitor whose opinion is that while the township can regulate hunting inland in residential areas with its bylaws, it has no jurisdiction over Crown lands, namely the beaches, and if it were to pass a bylaw it would not be enforceable.
On Aug. 20, the township received an email from resident Jill Gausden informing staff and council of correspondence she had received from the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Bill Mauro, on the issue.
One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a head-on crash at 7:18 a.m. last Tuesday morning.
The South-Bruce OPP received a report of the two-vehicle crash on Bruce County Road 20 in Greenock Twp., and arrived on the scene to find a black GMC pick-up truck and a white cube van had been involved in a head-on collision.
A passenger in the cube van was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased was being withheld pending next of kin notification. The driver of the cube van was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Both occupants of the pick-up truck were taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.
By Josh Howald
The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs kicked off the Western Junior C League regular season with a bit of style. Kincardine took three of four possible points in back-to-back double-overtime hockey games.
Referee Dean Grahame emphatically waves off a Bulldog goal Friday night in Walkerton during the opening game of the 2015/16 Western Junior C regular season between Kincardine and the Walkerton Hawks. THe 'Dogs and Patrick Weijak, standing on top of Hawks goalie Tristan Lewis, didn't dispute the call. (Josh Howald photo)