Super afternoon

More than 100 people walked in Sunday afternoon's Parkinson SuperWalk in Kincardine. Together, they raised more than $18,000 for Parkinson research. Here, those walking the 2-km route begin their trek from Victoria Park, led by Jennifer Farrell of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. (Josh Howald photo)


Engineers hired for wind turbine infrasound study

By Barb McKay

 

Acoustics engineers are set to begin sound level testing in the area of the Armow Wind Project.

 

The Municipality of Kincardine council gave staff the green light to hire Swallow Acoustics Consultants Ltd., based in Mississauga, to do the work before construction on the wind energy project is complete and the turbines become operational. Engineers will perform baseline acoustic sound and infrasound testing on five properties within the boundaries of the wind farm.

 


102!

Venra Munro turned 102 last week at Tiverton Park Manor. Staff and residents gathered for a part Friday afternoon for Munro, who was born in 1913 and grew up on a farm in Bruce Twp. Munro stays sharp by playing euchre and doing puzzles. (Josh Howald photo)


Hunting on lakeshore remains a ‘grey area’

By Barb McKay 

It remains unclear who is responsible for regulating hunting along the shoreline of Lake Huron, but Huron-Kinloss will monitor the situation this fall.

The issue of hunting along the lakeshore, particularly in the Point Clark area, has been a cause of contention for residents who cottage and live in that area and has brought several of them to township council meetings over the past few months. The township has consulted its solicitor whose opinion is that while the township can regulate hunting inland in residential areas with its bylaws, it has no jurisdiction over Crown lands, namely the beaches, and if it were to pass a bylaw it would not be enforceable.

On Aug. 20, the township received an email from resident Jill Gausden informing staff and council of correspondence she had received from the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Bill Mauro, on the issue.


Fatal crash Tuesday morning

One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a head-on crash at 7:18 a.m. last Tuesday morning.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of the two-vehicle crash on Bruce County Road 20 in Greenock Twp., and arrived on the scene to find a black GMC pick-up truck and a white cube van had been involved in a head-on collision.

A passenger in the cube van was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased was being withheld pending next of kin notification. The driver of the cube van was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Both occupants of the pick-up truck were taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.


Twice the fun on opening weekend

Bulldogs go to double-OT twice, get three of four weekend points

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs kicked off the Western Junior C League regular season with a bit of style. Kincardine took three of four possible points in back-to-back double-overtime hockey games.

Referee Dean Grahame emphatically waves off a Bulldog goal Friday night in Walkerton during the opening game of the 2015/16 Western Junior C regular season between Kincardine and the Walkerton Hawks. THe 'Dogs and Patrick Weijak, standing on top of Hawks goalie Tristan Lewis, didn't dispute the call. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Little Mermaid

Brielle Thornton, 4, of Walkerton was one of more than  a dozen children who had the chance to dress up as mermaids Saturday and swim in the surf of Station Beach. Holly Bishop of SUP North is a professional mermaid instructor who taught the kids how to swim in the colourful tails and organized a photo shoot. (Barb McKay photo)


Fourth doctor leaving Kincardine

Another doctor has announced plans to close his practice in Kincardine later this year.

The Kincardine Community Medical Clinic announced last week that Dr. John Engle will close his medical practice effective Nov. 26. Engle is the fourth physician this year to leave Kincardine. Dr. Rejean Duwyn and Dr. Steven Poirier closed their medical practices in July. Dr. Michael Gora, general surgeon at the Kincardine hospital recently announced that he would be leaving later this year. He is currently working with the local physician recruitment team to find another general surgeon to take over his duties.


Lifesaving audit could lead to beach safety improvements

By Barb McKay

 

The Municipality of Kincardine will enlist the Lifesaving Society to conduct a safety audit of Station Beach, as well as the north and south piers.

 

Municipal staff brought forward a recommendation for the audit after several letters and phone calls were received from the public calling on the municipality to take action following the recent death of 16-year-old Lucas Johnson. The Goderich boy drowned Aug. 2 while swimming with friends near the south pier.

 


New programs, technology coming to KDSS

Ozorio expects to see enrollment stabilize in coming years

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine and District Secondary School’s new principal will be a familiar face to staff at the school.