Music to dance to

Irelyn Nixon, left, of Kincardine and Elena Dobson of Walkerton did a great job of representing Celtic Academy Canada at World Fiddle Day in Kincardine. A large crowd gathered for the upbeat performance on Harbour Street that featured special guests, soloists and dance performances. (Josh Howald photo)


Bruce Telecom workers seek new contract

Bruce Telecom and the union representing its construction and clerical workers have until May 29 to negotiate a new contract agreement. If they can’t meet that deadline, the possibility of a strike or lockout exists.

The municipally-owned Bruce Telecom and its 58 workers have been trying, unsuccessfully, to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement with the help of a conciliation officer.

The union was optimistic a deal can be reached. The parties were to meet again on Friday with the assistance of a federally-appointed mediation officer.


Bridge dedicated to Cst. Craig Campbell

By Josh Howald

Yesterday, more than 30 years after he paid the ultimate sacrifice, Cst. Craig Campbell was honoured by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Campbell was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 3, 1985. Campbell, who was only 24, had been with the police force a little more than one year. He left behind his wife, Leslie.

He was one of three people killed in a horrific car crash in the early hours of an August Saturday night in 1985. His partner Cst. William O'Sullivan, who was driving the police cruiser, was seriously injured in the crash. Two teenage girls that were passengers in the other vehicle were also killed, while a 12-year-old girl escaped with minor injuries and the driver, a 20-year-old man from Brussels, with serious injuries.


Sign of spring

Mother Cow was keeping close watch on her newborn calf last week in a pasture along Bruce Road 8 near Ripley. (Barb McKay photo)


Laidler named to Team Canada

By Josh Howald

Rosie Laidler is skating her way to Austria.

Mayor Anne Eadie presented Special Olympics figure skater Rosie Laidler with a plaque prior to last Wednesday's council meeting at the municipal office. Laidler has been named to Team Canada for the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. (Barb McKay photo)

 

The Kincardine figure skater has been named to Team Canada for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.


CWOSSA title for Eybergen

By Josh Howald

The 2016 CWOSSA Track and Field Championship Meet went well for Madelyn Eybergen, but not so well for her teammates.

Home track advantage, as well as a large number of CWOSSA qualified athletes didn't translate into CWOSSA medals or OFSAA berths for the Kincardine District Secondary School Track and Field team.

The Knights won more than a dozen individual titles at the Bluewater Athletic Association Track and Field championships the previous week, but only Eybergen could continue that success at CWOSSA last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.


Multicultural fun

Sisters Siddhi and Riddhi Lakhani dance a traditional Indian dance at Kincardine's Multicultural celebrations at the Davidson Centre last Tuesday evening. The arena floor was filled with booth representing various countries of the world. The free event included sample of ethnic food and live entertainment to celebrate Kincardine's diversity. (Barb McKay photo)


Mayors make case for natural gas during OEB hearings

By Barb McKay

 

The Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) recent generic hearings on natural gas regulations will likely benefit the southern Bruce natural gas project, according to Municipality of Kincardine mayor Anne Eadie.

 


Habitat for Humanity seeking Kincardine land for projects

By Barb McKay

 

The need for affordable housing continues to grow in Bruce County, but there is a shortage of land available to develop it.

 

Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce plans to double the number of its builds from two to four in 2017 and would like to build a home in Kincardine. The problem is, the organization is unable to secure shovel-ready land.

 


Planting

Libby Fletcher, left and Brooklyn Ferguson - Grade 9 students at KDSS - and their classmates planted trees on Howie Phorson's Concession 5 property last week as part of the Pine River Watershed Initiative Network and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority's plan to stalol 1,000 seedlings and cattle fencing. (Barb McKay photo)