Rolling at the Home and Garden Show!

Inverhuron's Larry Kirk was checking out a new scooter at the Kincardine Home and Garden Show on the weekend at the Davidson Centre. The Kincardine Figure Skating Club, which operates the annual show, said this year's crowd was twice as large as last year's. (Josh Howald photo)

Jazz event kicks off Kincardine Summer Music Festival season

Fundraising concert to be held May 10

A special fundraiser at the Best Western Governor’s Inn next weekend will help launch the Kincardine Summer Music Festival into is 22nd season.

The concert, sponsored by David Schmalz Financial, will be held May 10 at 8 p.m. featuring London jazz vocalist Sonja Gustafson. She will be accompanied by Paul Mitchell on trumpet; Charlie Rallo on piano; George Mitchell on bass; and Rich Brisco on drums.

Seeya later salmon!

Kincardine Township Tiverton Public School Grade 2 student Timmy Hodgins releases a young salmon into the Penetangore River at the Lake Huron Fishing Club hatchery last Tuesday. Brenda Colquhoun's class received a small hatchery from the fishing club and raised the fish from eggs. (Barb McKay photo)

Volleyball weekend!

The beach is indoors this weekend

Local meteorologists have been calling for beach-like conditions this weekend inside the Davidson Centre on the arena floor.

The 16th annual Kincardine Bulldogs Indoor Beach Volleyball Tournament is ready to kick off, amidst much anticipation. The annual fundraising event is eagerly anticipated each year by volleyball enthusiasts, as well as people who just like to have fun.

The arena floor has been filled with sand, and while the Bulldogs 2-on-2 and 6-on-6 action begins Friday night, the volleyball will actually begin much sooner. Tonight (Wednesday) the ladies recreational volleyball league will hold a year-end wrap-up tournament in the sand. Local schools will be using the sand for physical education classes, and tomorrow night (Thursday) there are tournaments for local businesses and the men's recreational hockey league.

Kissing cods

Kincardine Legion president Maureen Couture plants a big wet one on this cod at the Legion’s Newfie Night on Saturday. Norm Gauthier and Jim Wade, right, carried out the ceremony where participants went through the Newfoundland tradition. First, those willing to take part must eat salt cod, followed by bread. Then, they are each anointed with sea water and seal oil. They then drink a shot of Screech before finally kissing the cod. In the background, Aurelia Coughlan can’t help but giggle at the ceremonial kiss, but not for long, because she was next to pucker up. A total of 13 brave souls lined up to become honourary Newfies for a night. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine gun club comes under fire by neighbours

Nimrod Club asks for exemption to noise bylaw for after hours trap shoot


By Barb McKay


Huron-Kinloss council turned down a request for a noise bylaw exemption for the Kincardine Nimrod Club’s planned after dark shooting event, after neighbours protested that they were at their wits end from daily gunfire.


Help build safe community

Police to hold meeting May 9 at municipal office

Building a safe community is about more than fighting crime.

The South-Bruce OPP is hosting a meeting on May 9 at the Municipal Administration offices to introduce the concept of building an all-around safe community and to generate public interest.

“Other than working to establish this committee, the police, as a community partner, will be taking a limited leadership role,” said Const. Kevin Martin in a release issued last week.

Martin said that a “safe community” protects people from all types of harm. Injury prevention and victimization are two examples he used. South-Bruce OPP officers regularly investigate scenarios in which people have been victimized as a result of criminal behaviour. Other investigations may include those who were injured in a car crash, or farm or industrial occurrence.

Bruce County rugby club given priority use of Tiverton sports field


By Barb McKay


The Bruce County Rugby Football Club has inked an agreement with the Municipality of Kincardine to develop and use a multi-purpose sports field at the Tiverton Sports Complex.


New additions to Kincardine Home and Garden Show this weekend


By Barb McKay


This year’s Kincardine Home and Garden Show features some new attractions that organizers expect will appeal to everyone.


The annual show, organized by the Kincardine Skating Club (KSC), will run Saturday and Sunday at the Davidson Centre. Mary Ritter, president of the KSC and new chair of the organizing committee, said she is excited about the new additions.


“The car drifters club, which is local, will be displaying two of their cars,” she said.


Kincardine demands explanation over Westario outages

Power company set to raise rates May 1


By Barb McKay


Rolling power outages in Kincardine two weeks ago has led the Municipality to demand answers from Westario Power about the cause and what it will do to prevent further problems.