Huron-Kinloss launches contest to fill vacant downtown space

By Barb McKay

There is a new contest in Huron-Kinloss aimed at bringing new business to Ripley.

Win This Space is a pilot project to fill vacant commercial space in downtown Ripley. The township’s community development officer Michelle Goetz presented a report to council on Sept. 6 to ask for council’s approval to move forward with the initiative.

Lace up your runners for the third annual Neon Night Run

By Barb McKay

On Sept. 30, come out to Victoria Park for the Neon Night Run and get your glow on for a good cause.


Larry Bannerman cooks up some hot dogs for the Kincardine Lions during the myFM Kincardine Foundation Radiothon at Trillium Court recently (Barb McKay photo)

Two arrested in Huron Township

On Sept. 14, shortly after 8:30 a.m., the South Bruce OntarioProvincial Police (OPP) received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence in the 2300 block of Concession 2 in Huron Township.

The owner watched as his Blue Chevrolet Silverado was taken from the driveway. The truck was located on River Mill Line in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township. A young offender was arrested near the stolen truck.

Benefit dance for MacLennan family

A benefit dance will be held in Ripley this week in support of the family of a little girl who is battling leukemia.

The MacLennan family’s world was turned upside down in May when their four-year-old daughter and granddaughter Kathryn was diagnosed with leukemia. Kathryn has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments in London since the spring and her family is staying at the Ronald McDonald house until recently when Kathryn was allowed to return home and commute to London for treatment.

Couple of kids

Will Anderson, 4, made a new friend at the Kincardine Fall Fair petting zoo Saturday. For more photos from this year's Kincardine Fall Fair, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

New playground equipment, innovative programming, greet students returning to school

By Pauline Kerr

It’s the most exciting week of the year at local schools.

Returning students are being greeted by some new staff, as well as spruced-up facilities and innovative new programming.

Royal Canadian Legion Kincardine MacDonald Branch 183 celebrates 80 years of service

By Pauline Kerr

An 80th anniversary is quite a milestone, and the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is pulling out all the stops to ensure the celebration is a memorable one.

Way up

The scaffolding is up and work is underway to refurbish the Kincardine lighthouse. The work includes repairs to and the repainting of the lantern and flat roof, as well as work to the existing siding and windows. The lighthouse is closed to the public until the project is complete, which is expected to be early Novermber. (Josh Howald photo)

What the school lunch bunch munches fuels learning

By Pauline Kerr

Preparing school lunches these days involves a lot more than throwing a peanut butter sandwich and a can of pop in a back pack.

Laura Needham, public health dietician, and Bissan Ghaith, public health dietetic intern, both with the Grey Bruce Health Unit, explain school lunches are important. They’re what fuels a child’s learning.