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$5-million clinic proposal surprises council

Kincardine council received a shock Sept. 17 when preliminary plans for the medical clinic came in with a budget near $5-million.

Parkin Architects presented council with a plan that includes a 10,500 sq. ft addition to the existing clinic’s west side and a 4,200 sq. ft. pharmacy attached to the building’s south end. The approximate cost of the construction is $4.6-million, well above council’s expected cost for the project.

“I’m taken aback,” said councillor Guy Anderson. “We were thinking: let’s go for 10,000 sq. ft and about $2-million.”


Should the Kincardine hospital go it alone?

Yes
20% (1 vote)
No
80% (4 votes)
Total votes: 5

Knights bounce GDCI

Kait McDonnel fires a bounce pass through the legs of a GDCI defender Friday night in the opening game of the KDSS Senior Girls basketball tournament. The Knights went 3-1, winning the bronze medal game Saturday evening. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Good catch

Dane Griffith shows off his 12 pound Chinook salmon that he caught last Wednesday monring at the end of the north pier. (Eric Howald photo)


McGuinty tours Bruce Power

First visit as Premier

Duncan Hawthorne, president and CEO of Bruce Power, left, chats it up with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty during his tour of Bruce Power Monday Morning. (Kiel Edge photo)


Yes you Can!

Karyn Semple shows off her summer's work, 20 painted garbage canse, stacked at Connaught Parkk last week. This is Semple's second year painting cans for the municipality. She was paid $75 per can. The program is supported by a $2,000 grant from the municipality.


A walk in the park

Alexis Whitwoth, 8, and her Boston Terrier, Oreo, brave the wet weather to walk in the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Friends for Life Walk-a-thon Sunday morning.


Plowing match opens Tuesday

Ryan Thomas of Paisley plowthe first two furrows at the International Plowing Match's media day, held Thursday. Bruce County is hosting this year's match, which runs from Sept. 16 to Sept. 20 in Teeswater. (Eric Howald photo)


Restrictions needed to protect future of airport

The future of development around the Kincardine airport will be determined through GPS mapping.
Kincardine council agreed, Sept. 3, to use a GPS approach system for navigation at the aerodrome. The airport governance committee also suggested height restrictions around the runways to ensure development won’t interfere with flight plans.

"If we want to protect the airport, we need to have this in place," said councillor Ron Hewitt. "I know it won't always be easy."