Multicultural fun

Sisters Siddhi and Riddhi Lakhani dance a traditional Indian dance at Kincardine's Multicultural celebrations at the Davidson Centre last Tuesday evening. The arena floor was filled with booth representing various countries of the world. The free event included sample of ethnic food and live entertainment to celebrate Kincardine's diversity. (Barb McKay photo)


Mayors make case for natural gas during OEB hearings

By Barb McKay

 

The Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) recent generic hearings on natural gas regulations will likely benefit the southern Bruce natural gas project, according to Municipality of Kincardine mayor Anne Eadie.

 


Habitat for Humanity seeking Kincardine land for projects

By Barb McKay

 

The need for affordable housing continues to grow in Bruce County, but there is a shortage of land available to develop it.

 

Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce plans to double the number of its builds from two to four in 2017 and would like to build a home in Kincardine. The problem is, the organization is unable to secure shovel-ready land.

 


Planting

Libby Fletcher, left and Brooklyn Ferguson - Grade 9 students at KDSS - and their classmates planted trees on Howie Phorson's Concession 5 property last week as part of the Pine River Watershed Initiative Network and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority's plan to stalol 1,000 seedlings and cattle fencing. (Barb McKay photo)


Huron-Kinloss considers community centre improvements

By Barb McKay

 

If you are going to dream, dream big.

 

That was Huron-Kinloss community services director Mike Fair’s thought when commissioning conceptual architectural plans for improvements to the Ripley-Huron Community Centre. In January, the township hired GM Diemert Architect to meet with community groups and sports clubs that use the facility to talk about future needs for the building. The groups met twice and conceptual architectural designs were completed early last month. The designs include cost estimates for the various improvements and additions that could be used if government grant opportunities come about.

 


Two hurt in crash

Two people were injured and a 79-year-old woman was charged as a result of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 21 and Kincardine Ave. on May 5.

A 79-year-old Kincardine woman was charged after causing a two-car crash on Highway 21 May 5. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The crash scene was less than a half-kilometre from the Kincardine detachment of the South-Bruce OPP, so officers were quickly on the scene at about 3:10 p.m. The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department and Bruce Paramedic Services also attended. Police officers learned a red Chevrolet Venture was heading east when it struck a black Lexus RX5 that was moving south on Highway 21.


Kincardine to celebrate World Fiddle Day

Lakeside downtown Kincardine has joined up with local fiddlers to help celebrate World Fiddle Day on Saturday.

A group of 25 to 30 enthusiastic local fiddle players, led by Deb Morris, will be performing on Harbour Street from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Featured guest artists include Randy Morrison and Devan Ballagh. Irish and step dancing performances by students from Studio 410 and The Celtic Academy Canada will be added to the traditional music entertainment program.

Following this outdoor program, the fiddlers and dancers will move indoors to The Bruce Steakhouse to continue the celebration with an open jam session and are inviting all musicians with acoustic instruments to join in the fun.


Medical clinic now the Hawthorne Community Clinic

Municipality of Kincardine council briefs

By Barb McKay

 

The Kincardine Community Medical Clinic has been renamed the Hawthorne Community Clinic in honour of retired Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthorne.

 

The Municipality of Kincardine council approved the renaming during its meeting on May 4, following a discussion about what the exact name should be. Councillor Maureen Couture suggested that the clinic be named the Hawthorne Community Medical Clinic. Councillor Laura Haight said she liked the idea, but thought the name should be shortened to the Hawthorne Medical Clinic.

 


CWOSSA Track and Field Championships underway in Kincardine

KDSS girls lead the way

By Josh Howald

Ladies first.

Cassidy Murray-Collins, second from left, and Kara Colhoun, right, got great starts in last week's junior girls 100m race at the BAA Track and Field Championship Meet last week at the Davidson Centre. Both advanced to CWOSSA, which is being held today and tomorrow at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 

It wasn't just an expression last Wednesday at the Bluewater Athletic Association Track and Field Championships. The Kincardine District Secondary School Knights hosted the meet at the Davidson Centre, and captured the overall girls points title. Madelyn Eybergen was the BAA's overall midget girls winner, while Jennelle Smeltzer was the top junior girl.


Brrrrr-ave swimmer

Ashley Schultz climbs out of Lake Huron after jumping off the north pier Monday afternoon. She had organized a polar bear jump for her 30th birthday, but was struck by the flu and didn't get to attend her own party. Others did, however, take the plunge on the weekend. Schultz made good for her sponsors by jumping solo while on the mend. THe event raised more than $3,300 for Community Living Kincardine and District. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)