KDSS student accepted into summer enrichment program at McGill

 

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine District Secondary School (KDSS) student Sheetal Gill will get a preview of university life this summer.

 

The Tiverton teen, who will enter Grade 11 in September, has been accepted into an exclusive summer educational program. SHAD is a month-long enrichment program that focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). High school students from across Canada who are accepted into the program are placed at one of 16 universities across the county.

 


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7ACRES to add 400 new jobs for major expansion

 

 

The Tiverton cannabis producer announced last week that it will hire more than 400 employees over the next year as it gears up for a large expansion.

 

7ACRES held a ceremony at the Southampton Golf and Country Club last Wednesday to recognize the first graduates of its School of Management – where 33 people graduated from 10 leadership courses provided by the company. During the ceremony, 7ACRES executives made the announcement that the company plans to expand its facility at the Bruce Energy Centre from three greenhouses to 30 and hire more than 400 people by the end of June 2019.

 


New doctor coming to Kincardine

 

A new doctor will be joining the Kincardine Physicians Group early next year.

 

Last week, the Municipality of Kincardine council approved an agreement with Dr. Catherine Ciszkowski to take up her medical practice at the Hawthorne Community Clinic, beginning January 2019.

 

Ciszkowski completed her medical degree at McMaster University in Hamilton in 2013, and finished her family medicine residency training via Western University's regional training program in 2015.

 


Kincardine safe exchange zone helps buyers and sellers trade safely

 

By Barb McKay

 

Have you ever wanted to sell an item online but worried about strangers coming to your home to buy it? A new community safe exchange zone in Kincardine will help to solve that problem.

 


New MCR contract expected to create more than 800 jobs annually

 

By Barb McKay

 

Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) project is poised to get underway with the signing of a contract to carry out what the company is calling the ‘heart of the project’.

 


Clearing the bar

 

Gabby Geberdt, 11, clears the high jump bar set at one metre at the Kincardine Community Track and Field Meet on June 4. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Huron-Kinloss woman charged in million dollar fraud case

 

A 60-year-old Bruce County resident is now facing several fraud related charges following a lengthy investigation led by the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit.

 

In September of 2017, Huron County OPP was contacted by a member of the victim's family after it was discovered the victim had lost a sizable portion of her life savings.

 


Council puts Inverhuron access gate debate to rest, again

 

By Barb McKay

 

An emergency access gate in Inverhuron will remain closed to the public, municipal council has decided.

 

A debate over who should be able to use a section of Victoria Street and Upper Lorne Beach in the closed gate community of Mystic Cove during winter months has been ongoing since 2010 and was raised again during last Wednesday’s Municipality of Kincardine council meeting.

 


Big Brothers and Big Sisters Golf for Kids Sake

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

Gini Naylor was introduced to Big Brothers Big Sisters when a family member mentioned that she would be a terrific big sister. Naylor began exploring the volunteer opportunity, and after an interview process, training and background check, was paired with 12-year-old Autumn Lang. That was two years ago, and from that initial meeting a friendship has blossomed that has been beneficial to both Naylor and Autumn.