Fair Trade Craft Show

Ruth Shane, right, discusses a sale with Agnes White, left, at the Fair Trade Craft Show Saturday morning at the Kincardine Library. Retired teachers from Huron Heights Public School organized the show, which featured crafts from Third World artisans. Proceeds from the show go directly to the artisans, providing them with income for housing, food, education and health care. The trade shows are run under the auspices of Ten Thousand Villages Canada, a non-profit program of the Mennonite Central Committee. The Kincardine show was well attended. (Eric Howald photo)


Curbing abuse in workplace, community

A new Women’s House campaign is stressing education and abuse prevention across Grey and Bruce Counties.

Colleen Purdon of Women’s House made a presentation to Kincardine council Nov. 5 outlining the organization’s Neighbours, Friends and Families program.

Using models developed by the Ontario Government, Women’s House outlines the warning signs of abuse and the important role played by those closest to the victims and abusers.

“Working together we can make a difference,” Purdon said. “You don’t have to deal with this by yourself. There is help available in this community.”


Secord collection a bonanza for civil war researcher

When it comes to medical kits from the American Civil War, the exhibit at the Walker House in Kincardine “is the gold mine. It’s worth its weight in gold,” says a U.S. history buff.

Les Buell has been involved in Civil War re-enactments since 1989 and has been researching the medical aspect of the war since 1992.

In March, he will be speaking at the Society of Civil War Surgeons’s conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One of his subjects will be the late Dr. Solomon Secord, a Kincardine surgeon who served with the Confederate Army.

That’s why Buell was in Kincardine for a couple of days last week.


Council supports BIA provitalization plan

The future of Kincardine’s downtown business core is in the hands of the Business Improvement Area (BIA).

Over the last few months, the BIA has gathered information from downtown business owners about the strengths and weaknesses of the sector. The information was organized and used to build a 60-page report outlining where the BIA wants to take Kincardine’s downtown.

BIA member Jacquelyn Faubert outlined the report to Kincardine council Nov. 5. She wants council to give its support for the group’s Provitalization Plan, allowing the BIA to proceed with a series of grant applications to fund the project.

“We are working with eight different funding groups,” Faubert said. “A shared cooperation between the (business community and the municipality) is very important. We’re emphasizing being proactive here.”


Kincardine remembers

Kincardine veteran Eugene Harrison lays a wreath during Tuesday's Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph in front of the Kincardine Legion. (Kiel Edge photo)

Kincardine Royal Canadian Air Cadet Flight Corporal Adler stands at the Kincardine Cenotaph prior to Tuesday's Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Kiel Edge photo)


OFSAA gold for Hunter

Tiverton runner Ontario's fastest

Cheyenne Hunter is the fastest Grade 9 girl in Ontario.

Tiverton's Cheyenne Hunter won a provincial cross-country championship for KDSS on Saturday. The Grade 9 student at KDSS also competes for the Saugeen Track Club. (Josh Howald photo)

Hunter, a 14-year-old Kincardine District Secondary School student, struck provincial gold Saturday in Sarnia.

“We haven’t had an OFSAA cross-country champion (at KDSS) in the past 10 years that I have been here,” said Knights cross-country coach Carrie Houghton. “It is pretty amazing.”


KDSS ousted in semi-finals

WDSS wins BAA title with upset win

The soccer season came to an abrupt end Thursday morning for the Kincardine District Secondary School junior girls soccer team.

Allie Mohr and a WDSS midfielder battle for a loose ball in the BAA semi-final last week. (Josh Howald photo)

The Knights, who finished second in the Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) standings, hosted the BAA Final Four Tournament, but were trounced 5-1 by Walkerton in the semi-finals.


Weekend waxings

Bulldogs outscore opposition 19-0

The Kincardine Bulldogs walked all over Mount Forest and Goderich in weekend Western Junior C Hockey League action.

Kincardine didn’t allow a goal in either of the games, a 6-0 win over the Sailors Friday and a 13-0 beating in Mount Forest Saturday night.

Friday night at the Davidson Centre, Josh Catto had a natural hat trick, scoring the game’s first three goals.  Tim Dwinnell scored twice; Blake Underwood added a goal and an assist.

Dwinnell also had a pair of assists to finish with four points on the night. Bill Ceasar had three assists, while Dave Chessell had two. Garritt Vincent also had an assist in the game.

Drew Pegrum stopped 23 shots to earn his first shutout of the season.


Hungry?

Kincardine's Family Y Day Car put together a haunted house Thursday and Friday. Classmates Meha Weichert, left and Ellie Brooklyn offered up some scary refreshments for visitors at the end of the tour. (Kiel Edge photo)


Kincardine's doctors call for Davies' resignation

Kincardine’s physicians want South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) CEO Paul Davies to resign, citing poor communication between health care providers and hospital administration.

 

Dr. Gary Gurbin used Friday’s health care stakeholders meeting to present a letter to SBGHC board chair John Haggerty asking for Davies’ resignation. Despite objections from meeting chair person Larry Kraemer, Gurbin read the letter to the assembled delegation and a large crowd of residents.