Making the holidays merry

Volunteers with the Kincardine Community Services Association were hard at work in the basement of St. Anthony's Catholic Church on Saturday morning sorting new toys and non-perishable food items to be placed in Christmas hampers for families in need. Kincardine and District Secondary School Christmas Knights travelled around neighbourhoods in Kincardine collecting donations for the toy and food drive. (Barb McKay photo)

Is he here yet?

Sadie, Skye and Pharah Chisholm eagerly await Santa in the annual Kincardine Santa Claus parade Saturday night. (Pauline Kerr photo)

Bruce Telecom CEO resigns


Bart Cameron has resigned as president and CEO of Bruce Telecom.


Bruce Telecom issued a statement last Wednesday with the announcement and indicated that Cameron’s resignation was effective that very day.


Huron Shores Hospice in need of volunteers

Second round of fundraising underway with Christmas campaign


By Barb McKay

As Huron Shores Hospice moves closer to finalizing its plans for a residential hospice suite, the pressure is on to find volunteers to help support it.

Huron Shores Hospice board of director Chair Cheryl Cottrill told The Independent last week that volunteers are needed in a number of capacities to ensure that the residential hospice is successful. Specifically, the hospice requires finance and governance committee members and patient comfort volunteers.

All I want for Christmas is...

One-year-old Hudson York is too little to tell Santa what he wants for Christmas, but Santa knows. (Pauline Kerr photo)



By Pauline Kerr

While alcohol continues to cause more harm than any other drug in the area, the opioid* crisis is here, and municipal leaders are in a unique position to help deal with it. This was the message delivered by Lynda Bumstead of the Grey Bruce Health Unit and Dave Roy of Hope Grey Bruce to members of Huron-Kinloss Township council last Monday.

Their presentation was entitled Opioid Crisis: A Call to Action.

November 22, 2017


The friends of Veronika Sobczak wish to inform the community that Veronika passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in her 86th year.Veronika experienced many challenges in her lifetime. By the age of ten, she had survived a communist regime and endured a Nazi labour camp - and the list of challenges goes on from there. When you listened to her stories, you realized that Veronika had been a hard worker her entire life; very little came easy.

November 15, 2017


November 8, 2017


Winnifred Irene Howe (née Baird) of Kincardine passed away at the Owen Sound Hospital on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late John “Edward” Howe (2001). Cherished mother of Audrey Howe of Kincardine. Missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Evelyn Baird and by sister Lola Harris, Lenore Hooey, Evelyn Hewitson and Marjorie Reid

Kincardine Hometown Christmas

So soft
Little Kayley MacKay finds the donkey very soft to pet. The petting zoo also had camels and several other animals. (Pauline Kerr photo)