Goderich pharmacist injured after hit by transport while cycling

A Goderich pharmacist is in hospital after he was stuck by a tractor trailer while cycling on Highway 21 from Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township Monday morning.


Staff at the Rexall Pharma Plus on Kingston Street in Goderich confirmed that pharmacist John De Jager was injured just before 7:20 a.m.

Afghan vet says Legion provides needed support to soldiers

Branch #183 celebrates 75 years

By Barb McKay


The Royal Canadian Legion is a place for war veterans “to come home to,” says a former Canadian corporal who served in Afghanistan.



Ashley Mayer, 7, plays darts upstairs at the Kincardine Legion Friday evening as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations. (Barb McKay photo)



Charge laid in crash involving school bus

Police have charged a 62-year-old Kincardine woman in connection with a crash on May 17 that sent her and the driver of a pickup truck to hospital.


According to a South Bruce OPP report, the woman, who was driving a First Student school bus at the time of the crash, has been charged with failing to stop for a stop sign. The collision occurred just after 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Bruce County Road 7 and Concession 10 in Huron Township. There were no students on the bus at the time.


Filming farmers

The Harbour Street Brasserie held a special fundraising dinner Saturday in support of Kincardine Farmers' Market. It featured a special showing of a documentary on family farming, created by MacMaster University professor John Varty and Molly Daley. The couple toured Canada to film, stopping in Kincardine last year. Here, Nathan Carey and Tarrah Young, Neustadt farmers featured in the film, and Diane Chrysler, owner of Harbour Street Brasserie. (Barb McKay photo)

A lift to prom?

Mitch Finlayson and Kerri Wattman take a break from the KDSS Prom Saturday evening for some photos on the beach. The graduating class was looking sharp for one last dance together at the pavilion. (Josh Howald photo)

Crash kills popular teacher

By Josh Howald

A tragic crash last Tuesday afternoon (May 22) killed Michelle Taylor, a popular teacher at Kincardine District Secondary School.

Michelle Taylor, with daughter Jen, after being honoured at a 2010 OFHSA banquet. (Independent file photo) 

Husband Jim, also a teacher at KDSS, said Monday at a tree planting/dedication that Michelle had taken her mother to Walkerton to look for a new dog.

Charges laid in Huron Township RIDE stops

Two men were charged during recent RIDE checks in Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss.


On May 19, just before 9 p.m., South Bruce OPP officers charged a 49-year-old Huron Township man after police say he tried to avoid a RIDE check point that was set up at the intersection of Lake Range Road and Concession 4. According to a South Bruce OPP report, the man, driving a brown GMC Sierra pickup truck, was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign and driving without a license.


Making a splash

Huron Heights Public School students Amy Ravell (bottom) and Delage Mowle, 13, get wet at Saturday's Fun Fair at KTTPS. The Fun Fair was organized by KTTPS, HHPS and Elgin Market Public School. (Josh Howald photo)

News hits high school hard

By Josh Howald

The staff and students of Kincardine District Secondary School are a tough, resilient bunch.

But things have been far from easy as they cope with the devastating loss of teacher Michelle Taylor, a fixture at the high school for more than 25 years.

KDSS staff and students wait to add soil to a Japanese Maple tree planted in honour of teacher Michelle Taylor at a memorial service at the school Monday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)


Used fuel DGR wouldn’t impact lakeshore, says Huron-Kinloss council

By Barb McKay


If Huron-Kinloss is chosen to host a deep geologic repository for nuclear waste, cottagers can rest assured it won’t be located anywhere near the lakeshore.


Township council made the decision at last Monday’s council meeting that if the Canadian Waste Management Organization (CWMO) selects Huron-Kinloss to store 48,000 tonnes of high level nuclear waste the lakeshore area is off limits.


“It will only be sited east of Highway 21,” said township clerk, Sonya Watson. “They (council) want to preserve the lakeshore area for future development. They want to make that known now.”