Traffic lights needed in Lucknow, says Walden

By Barb McKay

 

Traffic lights are sorely needed in Lucknow, according to Huron-Kinloss’ administrator.

 

Mary Rose Walden said pedestrians in downtown Lucknow are often forced to dash across Bruce Road 1 because there is nothing in place to pause traffic in the core. Walden told council during its meeting last Monday night that on a recent visit to Lucknow she had watched as people tried to cross the street.

 


Satosek Knight of the Year

Heart and soul player off to Western next year

By Josh Howald

Gerrit Satosek went to battle for Kincardine District Secondary School, so it was only fitting that he was “knighted” by the high school last week.

Satosek played every sport he could at KDSS, and this year posted a 96 per cent average. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Orangey bounces back two weeks

Fitting charity to get this year’s profits

The second annual Orangey Classic ball hockey tournament has been bounced back a couple of weeks.

The 4-on-4 ball hockey tournament in Formosa, ON, initially slated to run July 12 and 13, will now take place on July 26 and July 27. July 28 is being held as a rain date.


Three bears

A large crowd turned out for the always popular Teddy Bear Parade Saturday in Victoria Park. Enjoying the 19th annual event from the comfort of a wagon are the Johnson youngsters, Abby, 6, (back) Piper, 2, (left) and 11 month-old Katie. (Barb McKay photo)


Pipe band returns

The first of the summer Saturday night parades by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe will ber held this weekend, Saturday, June 22.

 

The pipe band leaves Victoria Park at 8 p.m. and marches up Queen to the Quinn Plaza. After a short break it returns to Victoria Park where it plays a few more tunes.

 

The band will march every Saturday evening from now until Labour Day weekend.

 

This is the 65th consecutive summer the pipe band will march on Saturday nights in Kincardine.


High density subdivision planned for Kincardine

By Barb McKay

 

A new multi-residential development is in the works for Kincardine’s south end.

 

Developer David Brown attended Kincardine’s planning meeting last Wednesday to seek approval for a zoning change to lands off of Bruce Avenue, near Highway 21. The subdivision will be made up mainly of townhouses, condominiums and apartment buildings and will be situated near the Stonehaven subdivision.

 

The land had been zoned industrial and the request was made to rezone it to residential.

 


Bear buddies

Ivy Cruickshank, 11 months, brought her favourite bears to the 19th annual Teddy Bear Parade Saturday morning in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)


Speeding senior gets surly

A 73-year-old man is facing charges after refusing to cooperate with police last Monday, June 10.

At 7:16 a.m., a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Highway 21 in Kincardine Twp. observed a silver Volkswagen Passat travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle speed was displayed on radar at 112 km/hr in a posted 80km/hr zone. The officer activated the police cruiser emergency lighting, but the driver did not stop until he reached the parking lot of McDonald’s restaurant in Kincardine.

When he exited his vehicle, the driver refused to cooperate and began yelling at the officer. Another officer arrived, and the male was seated in the rear of a police cruiser as he was processed. A 73-year-old Kincardine man was charged with speeding, as well as failing to identify.

He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 20, 2013 to answer to the charges.


A helping hand downtown

By Barb McKay

 

If you are wandering downtown this summer don’t be surprised if you are approached by a young person wearing a bright blue t-shirt and a friendly smile.

 

 

Downtown ambassadors Brownynne Harvey and AJ Adams. (Barb McKay photo)

 

 


Public nuisance bylaw raises questions

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine’s new public nuisance bylaw got the seal of approval from Kincardine council last week, despite some trepidation.

 

As council prepared to pass the third reading of the bylaw during its meeting last Wednesday, some councillors questioned if some of the prohibitions included in the bylaw are necessary. Councillor Ron Coristine said that he enjoyed a tradition of lighting off fireworks with his children.

 

“Does this mean I won’t be able to enjoy fireworks with my grandchildren?” he inquired.