Light it up!


Taylin and Taylor Taverner, 19 months, played in the snow as they waited for Santa to arrive in Tiverton for the tree lighting ceremony at St. Andrew's Park Friday evening. Dozens of residents gathered to sing carols and sip hot chocolate before the tree was lit. (Barb McKay photo)

Coyotes may have been unwittingly welcomed into community, says MNR

By Barb McKay


The reason Kincardine is dealing with an urban coyote problem could be because the animals have been “welcomed” to the community, according to a wildlife specialist.



This coyote was spotted last week near Boiler Beach Road. There have been numerous sightings by residents in that area. (photo submitted by Cherly Murray)


SBGHC gets set to face a difficult 2014 budget

Funding cuts, potential regional service changes on the horizon

By Barb McKay


The South Bruce Grey Health Centre is bracing for another challenging year financially.


SBGHC president and CEO Paul Rosebush divulged last Tuesday that the health centre was once again being denied small hospital funding by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The funding would have added $300,000 in revenue.


Ladies first

Sarah Hobbs, left, and Jane Benney enjoy an evening out during the Kincardine BIA's Ladies Night on Queen Street. Here, the pair shop for fun decor at Jeromes FLowers and Gifts. (Barb McKay photo)

Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday

Kincardine’s annual Santa Claus parade will take place Saturday evening, with one special new addition.

This year, for an hour before the parade, the Kincardine library will welcome children to come in and enjoy activities and hot chocolate. The parade will leave the Zehrs parking lot at 6:30 p.m. and travel down Sutton Street to Broadway Street and then down Queen Street, ending at Victoria Park.

Jackie Pawlikowski, executive director of the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce, said about 60 floats and participants have signed up for this year’s parade. This year’s theme is ‘I’ll be Home for Christmas.’ The Kincardine Bulldogs hockey team will take part in the parade for the first time in at least a couple of years, after previous game schedules kept them away.

Splash pad project edging closer to becoming reality

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine and District Lions Club is looking for some direction from the municipality so it can move its splash pad project forward.


Sounds liike Christmas...

The Kincardine Community Singers and three of their four guests singers, in red, since "Once in David's City" at a dress rehearsal last week. The three youths, from left, are Kathryn Low, John Graham and Arlo Cossonnet. Absent at the time of the photo is Carson Rutledge. The choir performs the annual Christmas concert Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening at Knox Presbyterian Church. Arlo and Carson sing at the Saturday performance and John and Kathryn at the Sunday show. Accompanist for the concert is Brenda Manderson with Nicole Reid on violin and Debb Marks on trumpet. (Eric Howald photo)

Municipalities choose company over ombudsman as closed meeting investigator

By Barb McKay


Two local municipalities are willing to pay a service provider to act as a closed meeting investigator, rather than obtaining the services of the Ontario ombudsman at no cost.


Both Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss Township councils decided during meetings last month that they would sign an agreement with Local Authority Services Ltd. (LAS), which contracts the service out to Amberley Gavel Ltd. The expiry date on the agreement is Dec. 31.


Church hit by thieves

Nothing is sacred.

Police are investigating the break, enter and theft at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine.

The South-Bruce OPP was called at 8 a.m. on Nov. 27. The South-Bruce OPP discovered entrance had been gained through a door at the southwest corner of the historic building. Locked doors inside of the church were also forced open. A quantity of cash was taken.

An estimate on the repairs was not provided by police.

The police request anyone with information that could assist police to call 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

Back in action

Brody Hayes of the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team ran over the John Diefenbaker Seconcdary School Trojans from Hanover last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The scored four unanswered second period goals en route to a 4-1 win over JDSS. The Knights visit Sacred Heart tomorrow (Thursday). (Josh Howald photo)