By Josh Howald
This year’s winning fish should be a big one.
The 27th annual Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby kicked off Saturday, and derby chair Bob Grierson expects a big winner this year.
John Poore of Parkhill shows off his catches Sunday afternoon in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)
Garry Clarke passed away at his home in Point
He will be missed by his partner Bonnie Chartrand.
For the second time this month, Station Beach in Kincardine is unsafe for swimmers.
The Grey-Bruce Health Unit said Friday that samples from Thursday show a higher than acceptable level of bacteria.
Earlier this month, the beach was posted with high levels of e-coli. The beach was closed from July 2 to July 6, but most swimmers were unaware of the bacteria and continued to swim at the beach.
Andy Leyden, 56, carthweels off the end of the south pier Friday afternoon. Leyden was one of dozens of people on the pier trying to beat the warm weather with a splash. Leyden says the fresh Kincardine air keeps him young. (Josh Howald photo)
By Barb McKay
Hooking up to the municipal water and sewage systems could cost Inverhuron residents thousands of dollars, but remaining on private systems could be dangerous, according to local water quality experts.
Inverhuron residents and cottagers packed council chambers Saturday morning for a public meeting hosted by the municipality to get public input into what project engineers are calling the ‘best alternative’ – to making a connection to the Kincardine water and sewage system mandatory. The plan would connect properties in the mostly densely populated areas of Inverhuron to the municipal system. Those properties already hooked up to municipal water and sewage through previous expansions are not included in the proposed extension.
By Josh Howald
Learning to sail is a bit like skinning a cat – there’s more than one way to do it.
And Kincardine was a good example of that last week.
The Brigantine St. Lawrence maneuvers around the Kincardine harbour Friday evening. (Josh Howald photo)
The Brigantine St. Lawrence, a tall ship from Kingston, arrived at Kincardine Harbour Friday evening to lay over for the weekend. The Brigantine is a tall ship, built in 1953 with the sole purpose of training youngsters to sail. The Brigantine, a 60-footer, was designed to be as difficult as possible to get from point A to point B for training purposes.
By Barb McKay
Trillium Court Retirement Residence is 20 years young.
The Lighthouse Swingband had visitors and residents tapping their feet at the 20th anniversary of Trillium Court Retirement Residence July 2. (Barb McKay photo)
Staff and residents celebrated the retirement home’s anniversary July 14 with friends and family members.
Police broke up a marijuana grow operation and seized drugs from a Highway 21 residence in Huron-Kinloss Friday, July 9.
Members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau – Drug Enforcement Unit, along with the South Bruce OPP detachment executed a controlled drugs and substances act search.
At the residence, police discovered a marijuana grow operation and small quantities of methamphetamine, ecstasy, oxycodone and percocet. The estimated value of the marijuana is about $25,000.
Kelly Simpson,25, was greeted by proud family and friends in the Sobeys parking lot Sunday upon her return from the 2010 Special Olympics Summer Games. Simpson won gold for Ontario in the 25-m freestyle swim last Wednesday in London. Simpson received a hero's welcome and a ride in an OPP cruiser as she was paraded down Russell and Queen streets Sunday in celebration. (Barb McKay photo)
By Eric Howald
Harvey McLeod of Kincardine has one goal in life – to help his daughter.
Connie Prosser, 50, is wheelchair bound in a nursing home in
Two years ago, the 77-year-old McLeod started a quest to get an operation for his daughter that could improve her life.