Kincardine municipal all-candidates meeting on Sept. 26

 

 

By Barb McKay

Municipality of Kincardine residents are invited to come out on Sept. 26 and meet the candidates who are running in the 2018 municipal election.

 

The Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce will host an all-candidates meeting at the Davidson Centre. Candidates will discuss their platforms and members of the public will have an opportunity to ask questions about the issues that matter to them.

 


Ahoy!

The Toronto Brigantine’s TS Playfair had tall ship watchers in awe as it crossed Lake Huron and docked at the Kincardine harbour on Aug. 23, just in time for the Heritage Marine Festival. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Province should have reached out to school boards, Bluewater director says

 

By Barb McKay

 

Bluewater District School Board’s (BWDSB) director of education says the province should have engaged with Ontario school boards regarding changes to the curriculum, but has instead set a tone of mistrust and discipline.

 


Shop for a good cause at the Clothes Hamper

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

Perhaps you have gained a few pounds and clothes don’t fit as well as they used to, or are looking for a few key accessories to bump up your current wardrobe. A trip to The Clothes Hamper may be just what you need.

 


Kincardine Summer Music Festival mentors next generation of musicians

 

Students Faith Takacs and Brendon Bull enjoyed a successful week of lessons during the Kincardine Summer Music Festival thanks to great teachers. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Ripley food gardens broken into for third time

 

By Barb McKay

 

The Bruce Botanical Food Gardens (BBFG) in Ripley has once again been targeted by thieves.

 

The break-in on Aug. 10 was the third such incident in less than less than two months. The first break-in occurred on June 20 where cash and heirloom seeds were stolen. This time, culprits left empty-handed.

 


Walking to end Parkinson’s disease

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

On Sept. 9 at 1 p.m., a group of local residents will lace up their running shoes and walk in support of a common cause, to end Parkinson’s disease and provide support for those already diagnosed.

 

Held at North Shore Park in Saugeen Shores, the walk will include people of all ages and backgrounds, including local resident Eleanor Thompson and daughter Nancy Alexander. Thompson’s son Tom was diagnosed with the disease at age 60, and this will be her third year participating.

 


Enchanted

Mary-Kate Duggan and Ava Ferguson were enchanted by the Sunset Fairy during the Kincardine BIA Street Park on Queen Street on Aug. 12. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Host families urgently needed for international students

 

By Barb McKay

 

With less than three weeks to go until the start of the school year, several host families are still needed to take in international students.

 

Nearly 200 students from South America and Europe will spend a semester at nine schools, including Kincardine and District Secondary School (KDSS). This is the sixth consecutive year that the Avon Maitland District School Board has hosted the international program that allows visiting students to learn a new language and experience a different culture while continuing their education.

 


Kinloss teen lighting up the stock car track at Varney

 

By Barb McKay

 

At 15 years old, Dawson Urbanek is already a stock car racing veteran.

 

In his fourth season at Varney Speedway, Dawson has more experience on the track than racers many years his senior and he is currently leading his class in points this season with nearly 20 wins under his belt.

 

“This year has been the best year so far in my career,” Dawson said from his home in Kinloss on Friday. “I’m far more improved from last year.”