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."

Hospital has a future, says Mitchell

By Kiel Edge

Huron‑Bruce MPP Carol Mitchell says Kincardine’s hospital is in no danger of closing, despite recent service cuts.
Mitchell met with a group of Kincardine councillors û Ron Hewitt, Ken Craig, Randy Roppel and mayor Larry Kraemer û and CAO John deRosenroll during August’s AMO conference in Ottawa. During the meeting, Mitchell reassured the delegation that Kincardine’s hospital will be staying open.

"All‑in‑all, it was an excellent meeting," Kraemer told council Sept. 3. "We got the information we needed and (discussed) as much as we could."

The meeting, which lasted 70 minutes, also included a discussion on council’s upcoming meeting with various health care stakeholders. Mitchell said she supported the idea of the meeting and would likely attend. She also suggested inviting South Bruce Grey Health Centre CEO Paul Davies and SBGHC board chairperson John Haggerty to take part in the discussions.

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Back to the Books

New Elgin Market student Courtney Gowland does some counting while checking out her new classroom. Gowland and other new Kindergarten students toured the school last Thursday night during orientation exercises. (Kiel Edge photo)

Starting their school careers

Elgin Market Public School staff has big plans for their newest pint-sized pupils.
Last Thursday, new Junior and Senior Kindergarten students were invited to tour the school and meet teachers and administration. The third annual orientation night brought more than half of the school’s 98 kindergartners to the building.
“It’s always been successful, very successful,” says principal Anne Roppel.

Student and their parents listened to introductions from the kindergarten staff and then embarked on a trip through the school’s classrooms, library and gym. Students were rewarded with snacks and a gift bag, while parents received important information on the upcoming year.

Public Health, the home and school association and other parent groups also attended the session, which ran for approximately two hours. Teacher Gwen Cavasotto says the orientation is important for staff, students and their parents alike.

Peace activist here Sept. 12

Loney held captive in Iraq

James Loney has been around the world pushing for peace; this month he’s bringing his message to Kincardine.
Loney is the headline speaker at Kincardine’s fourth annual World Peace Day. The well-respected event takes place Sept. 12. Organizers say Loney’s peacemaking career makes him an ideal choice for the festivities.

“He’s worked for peacemaking teams, that’s his role in life,” says Peace Day committee member Fran Gannett. “Everything he’s talking about, he has lived. That’s what we’re about.”

As a member of Christian Peacemaking Teams (CPT), Loney has spent time working with people in war-torn countries including Iraq, Israel and conflict zones in Canadian native communities. In 2005, Loney made world headlines when Iraqi insurgents kidnapped him and held him captive for 118 days.

Kincardine Fall Fair

Kincardine Fall Fair committee member Bessie Farrell pins a grand champion ribbon on Joanne Farrell's quilt during exhibit judging at the Fall Fair Friday afternoon. (Kiel Edge photo)

Humming in the Rain

Trying to stay dry through Saturday night's massed pipe band parade were, from left, Deb Leyden, Bob Ward, Glenna Hannah and Norma Ward. Spirits were the only thing not dampened at the Saturday night parade. (Josh Howald photo)

Strange but steady tourism season

Day-trippers replace stay-at-home Americans

Three kids in beach clothes lick multicoloured ice-cream they just bought from Glenna Angus's Scoop & Save store.
Tourists and cottagers such as these have made up a large part of Angus's summer clientele at the Harbour Street shop for the past 25 years.

This season has been steady, she says, despite spurting gas prices, unsettled weather and a drooping economy.
"It's been good. It's in probably with last year, even a bit better because we had the Old Boys (& Girls Reunion)," she says.
Special events such as the reunion, Scottish and music festivals

have been sure bets to lure visitors to Kincardine in an otherwise uncertain season, says Kelly McDonald, Kincardine's tourism co-ordinator.

Harbor Beach delegates suitably impressed by Kincardine


Delegates from Kincardine's sister city - Harbour Beach, MI, - enjoyed a weekend in town. Harbour Beach's council attended the massed band festivities, toured the wind turbines and crusied Canadian waters in the Mysis rescue boat. The delegates, joined here by some of Kincardine's councillors, are, from left, Ron Hewitt, Jean and Al Kleinknecht, mayors Robert Swartz and Larry Kraemer, Dolores Tunewicha, Pauline Ward, Gord Campbell, Jean and Larry Goniewicha. (Josh Howald photo)

It was his first visit to Kincardine, but the town looked awfully familiar to Robert Swartz.
"It's pretty much the same," as Harbor Beach, Michigan, he said, where Swartz is mayor. "Harbor Beach is a little smaller...and the lake's on the other side," he quipped.