Haggis here!

David Wilson, left, and Jennifer Farrell of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band didn't miss the chance to get into some haggis Saturday at the Kincardine Branch #183 of the Royal Canadian Legion. There was a sold out crowd on hand for the annual Robbie Burns Dinner, which featured live entertainment and plenty of great food - including the haggis, which Wilson is pointing out. (Josh Howald photo)


Refugees could arrive in Kincardine by March

By Barb McKay

 

Middle Eastern refugees are expected to arrive in Kincardine by the spring and efforts are well underway to help the new arrivals integrate into the community and feel at home.

 

Andy Burgess of the Kincardine Refugee Committee, supported by several committee members, was a delegation at last Wednesday’s Municipality of Kincardine council meeting to provide an update and timeline on efforts to welcome two refugee families.

 


Health Canada neonicotinoid study receives mixed reactions

By Barb McKay

 

A preliminary report by a division of Health Canada on the effects of neonicotinoid chemicals on honey bees is being lauded by Ontario grain producers and ridiculed by beekeepers.

 

The preliminary pollinator assessment into imidacloprid, a form of the neonicotinoid insecticide, was released by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) on Jan. 6. A complete document was published Jan. 18 and stakeholders and the public have 60 days, from that date, to comment on it.

 


KTA gears up for trail expansions

By Barb McKay

 

After a productive year of trail upgrades, repairs and expansions in 2015, the Kincardine Trails Association will focus its efforts this year on raising funds for the planned B-Line trail and connecting existing trails in the municipality.

 


Caught red-handed in Kintail

Two people were arrested and  charged with numerous criminal offences after being caught red-handed in a break-and-enter in Kintail Jan. 7.

At 10:15 a.m., Huron County OPP officers responded to a call regarding a break-and-enter in progress at a Belfast Road property. The owner of the property had encountered two suspects rummaging through his storage shed. The owner directed them out of the shed, and they immediately took off in a Ford pick-up truck.

Officers converged on the area and spotted the suspects within minutes at another small storage shed on Belfast Road. A female gave herself up to police, but a male ran away. A short foot pursuit ensued, and the male was successfully apprehended.

Officers located the getaway vehicle, the Ford pick-up, inside the storage shed. Upon further investigation, officers confirmed the truck had been stolen from a business located in Kitchener. Inside the truck, officers found break-in tools and various stolen items.


Blowing snow

Blowing snow, falling heavily at times, made it tough to navigate roads even in the downtown core of Kincardine. The weather shut down highways all around the Municipality late Sunday and into Monday. (Barb McKay photo)


Four appointed to Bruce Telecom board

Bruce Telecom past chair Holly Robinson will continue on with the company’s board of directors for another two years and will be joined by three new members.

 

Municipality of Kincardine council considered candidates for the municipally-owned telecommunications company board during a closed meeting held last Wednesday. Council passed a bylaw following the closed session to appoint Robinson, along with Tom Cole, Ron Larsen and Peter Risteen to the board for a two-year term.

 

Kincardine mayor Anne Eadie, CAO Murray Clarke and Bruce Telecom president Bart Cameron also sit on the board.


Atoms open International Silver Stick Friday

By Josh Howald

Better hope these kids are morning people.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks will begin the quest of an International Silver Stick championship bright and early Friday morning.

Kincardine will face Ilderton at 8 a.m., then have a short break before taking on Elmvale at 11:30 a.m. at a different arena. The third and final preliminary round game for Kincardine is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday morning in Thedford. The opponent in that game is a team from Rome, New York.


KDSS Hockey Day this Saturday

By Josh Howald

This Saturday will be KDSS Hockey Day at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Live entertainment, a silent auction, a licensed bar, an alumni game and a Western Junior C hockey game are all on deck as a fundraiser for the KDSS boys hockey team, which will travel to Europe for a series of exhibition games later this season.


Trailblazing

Bud Pretty walks over the north Penetangore bridge on a stroll of Kincardine's trails with his dogs Maggie and Bailey Sunday. The mild temperature and light snow made for ideal conditions for a walk - not like the start of this week, when heavy snow and cold winds closed highways and kept students away from school on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Barb McKay photo)