Population projections are too low, developer says


By Barb McKay


Growth projections for the municipality are likely underestimated, Kincardine councillors say.


A senior planner with MHBC, a planning, design and landscape architecture firm hired by the Municipality of Kincardine to undertake its 10-year Official Plan review, attended last Wednesday’s council meeting to present the firm’s latest work on the plan.


KTG sings greeting to council


The Kincardine Theatre Guild brought greetings from Councillor Laura Haight, who was away on holiday, to the Municipality of Kincardine council during the Dec. 12 meeting. Lyrics were written by Bonnie Bryan.


Ding dong merrily on low,


The town bell has been mended.


It must have cost a lot of dough;


Christmas giving


Volunteers with the Kincardine Community Services Association were busy on Saturday morning organizing items in the St. Anthony’s Church basement that were collected by the KDSS Christmas Knights. The new toys and food will be placed in hampers and distributed to families in need during the holidays. (Barb McKay photo)

Food bank receives early Christmas present


By Barb McKay


Christmas came early to the Kincardine Ministerial Food Bank.


Representatives from Teamsters Local Union No. 879 visited the food bank at the Anglican Church of the Messiah on Thursday and delivered a cheque for $10,000.


While food bank volunteers were aware the Teamsters would be making a donation that day, they did not know the amount, and were blown away when the cheque was handed over.


It’s a dog’s life at Pakoa Nani


By Tammy Schneider

David Manton was sitting out a snowstorm in 1973 at a friend’s house when he had his first encounter with a Saint Bernard. He recalls how the dog treated him like family and was never threatening or frightening, in spite of its enormous size. By 1974, Manton had his own Saint Bernard, and when Easter Lily gave birth to her first litter in 1976, it was already in the cards that he and wife Pauline would get in to the breeding business.


Tiverton Cookie Walk


Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church hosted their annual pre-Christmas Cookie Walk on Dec.1. The cookie sale has been held for at least 16 years, and last year raised $1,800 for the church. From the left are Rev. David Chang with volunteers Lillian Leggett, Shannon Hall, Betty Fitzsimmons, Kelly Williams, Heather Kempers, Lorrie Alexander, Cara Lee Dobson, Dianne MacArthur, June Slesser and Mary Duthie. (Tammy Schneider photo)

More seniors using Kincardine food bank


By Barb McKay


Last month, co-ordinators at the Kincardine food bank began keeping track of the number of senior residents utilized the service and were alarmed at the number.


In November, 21 of 308 people who made use of the food bank at the Anglican Church of the Messiah were seniors, and in October, 22 of the 214 people who accessed the food bank at the were seniors. The Kincardine Ministerial Food Bank tracks usage throughout the year and records the number of single adults and families that come through its doors each Thursday. After noticing a growing number of seniors they decide to add the demographic to their record keeping.


Province seeks public input regarding education


By Tammy Schneider


The government of Ontario wants thoughts, concerns and feedback on the education system.


The online survey, which should be submitted by Dec. 15, focuses on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, skilled trades, standardized testing, teaching students life skills (including financial literacy) and managing the use of technology in the classroom.


Learning to skate


The Kincardine Skating Club held its first annual Performance Day at the Davidson Centre on Nov. 23. The event provided skaters with the opportunity to gain experience performing in front of an audience, as well as having their routine evaluated by a guest judge. More than 30 skaters took part in the evening recital. After the performance, a potluck social was held in the Davidson Centre activity room. Here, children belonging to the Learn to Skate Canskate program have some fun on the ice with coach Erin Frook. (Tammy Schneider photo)

IESO approves costing for Bruce Power’s MCR project


Bruce Power’s Unit 6 Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project will proceed in January 2020, after the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) verified the company’s final cost estimate for the project.