Break-ins continue

More than $700 worth of property was reported stolen following a break-and-enter at a Golf Course Trail residence in Kincardine.

The South-Bruce OPP said the burglary was reported at 2:53 p.m. on Sunday. Sometime between 6 p.m. on June 16 and 2 p.m. on June 22, entry was forcibly gained through a window at the back of the house.

The list of stolen property includes a four-piece Sony stereo system, a blue and white checkered table cloth, woodstove shovel and woodstove whisk. The value of the stolen property and damage repair is estimated to be more than $700.

Police request anyone with information that could help the investigation contact police at 1-888-310-1122, or if you wish to remain anonymous Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to, where you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Bustin' a move

KTTPS held its Spring Arts Concert last Tuesday. Here, students from Sarah Bishop's JK/SK class show off some hip hop dance moves. From left, Ashlyn Holroyd, Avery Boulton, Gabriella Willsack, Craig Walkert and Kyla Collins. (Barb McKay photo)

Community Foundation offers help to keep Bervie campus open

By Barb McKay

There is a glimmer of hope for the future of the Bervie campus.


Officials with the Community Foundation Grey Bruce (CFGB) told Huron-Kinloss council last Monday that they would be open to sitting down with those involved with the alternative learning facility to see if there are avenues that could be pursued to keep it operating.


Kincardine sets early deadlines for 2015 budget

By Barb McKay


Kincardine staff has set an ambitious timetable for the 2015 municipal budget process.


Treasurer Roxana Baumann presented the schedule to Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday. Baumann said other municipalities are setting more aggressive schedules to complete their budgets for the coming year.


Senior managers will meet July 4 to begin the budget process and are expected to deliver capital budgets for their departments to the treasurer by Aug. 8. Managers will meet once again on Aug. 15 to discuss operating budgets and will return those budgets to Baumann by Sept. 12.


Colquhoun knighted by KDSS

Tall order matching up to 6'7" academic

By Josh Howald

Sometimes bigger is better.

2014 Knight of the Year Robert Colquhoun. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine District Secondary School named Robert Colquhoun Knight of the Year at an awards assembly last week at the high school. It's the grand prize for all student - athletes at the school, and last year's winner Gerrit Satosek was on hand to present the award.


Robin Moffatt, 1, of Kincardine has a tea party with her bear during the 20th annual Teddy Bear Parade in Kincardine Saturday morning. Approximately 150 children took part in the parade, which started at Victoria Park, accompanied by the Kincardine Fire Department, and headed down Princes Street, Queen Street and returned to the park. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine man killed in crash

By Josh Howald

The world is a little less fun place to be following a single vehicle crash that killed a popular 31-year-old Kincardine man.

William (Kert) Collins had an unmatched enthusiasm for life, an eagerness for adventure and a love of laughter. News of his death early Monday morning left those who knew him stunned and shaken.

Kraemer won’t run for re-election

Barb McKay


Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer will pull out of politics at the end of this year.


Kraemer informed media in a written statement just prior to last Wednesday’s council meeting that he will not run for re-election in the municipal election Oct. 27. As for the reason, Kraemer said it is time to focus more of his time on his family and his business.


“My commitment when I came in was that I would leave the municipality in better shape than I found it and I believe I did that,” he said, pointing to developments such as Queen’s Lookout and the Kincardine Centre for the Arts.

Huron-Bruce re-elects Lisa Thompson amid Liberal majority

By Barb McKay


Huron-Bruce voters have remained true blue by re-electing PC candidate Lisa Thompson to Provincial Parliament, while the balance shifted overall to give the Liberals a majority government.



Lisa Thompson



Fair young ladies

Lorie Ogilvie, left, and Tawny Robinson have thrown their names in the ring to become the 2014 Ambassador of the Kincardine Fall Fair. The ladies were help promoting the fair, and the ambassador competition specifically last week. There is still time to enter, for more details visit the Fall Fair Ambassador Competition page on Facebook. Maddie McFadden will also take part in the competition, but was away last week when the photo was taken. (Josh Howald photo)