KDSS students stage walkout against curriculum changes

By Barb McKay

 

Students at Kincardine District Secondary School staged a peaceful protest on Friday against changes to the public school curriculum.

 

Roughly 200 students walked out of the high school at 1 p.m. and stood on the front lawn of the school to show their disapproval of the Ontario government’s decision to remove the new sex ed curriculum, as well as cutting Indigenous revisions to the curriculum.

 


Handbags for Hospice a huge success

The second annual Handbags for Hospice fundraiser in support of Huron Shores Hospice was held at the Kincardine Pavilion on Sept. 20 and raised $195,000. Guests dined on scrumptious appetizers and big on gorgeous designer handbags auctioned off by Layne the Auctionista. Standing, from left, are Jen House, Lori Smith and Jen Brijlall. Seated, from left, are Millie Weerasinghe, Janet Murray, Gloria Threndyle and Joan Hooey. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Community event addresses cardiac health and heart failure

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

Cutline for both photos: Dr. Gerard Shoemaker addresses a group of residents interested in staying heart healthy. (Tammy Schneider photo)

 

Is heart disease an issue in Bruce County? Are local services available to treat those with heart disease? Who is at risk?

 

These were just a few of the questions addressed at a free community event on Sept. 18 at the Kincardine Pavilion,titled Cardiac Health & Heart Failure: Know Your Numbers.

 


Handbags for Hospice raises $195,000

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

There will be a lot of women with great looking purses on their arms thanks to the second annual Handbags for Hospice event, held on Sept. 20 at the Kincardine Pavilion.

 

More than 180 guests attended the signature fundraiser for the Huron Shores Hospice, which raised $195,000- money that will be used to cover expenses for the current hospice bed at Tiverton Park Manor. Plans are also in the works to place a second bed in the hospice at the same location, which will cost another $235,000 to equip and operate for two years.

 


Warming up the pipes

Members of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band warm up before leading Kincardine Terry Fox Run participants around the Davidson Centre outdoor track to kick off the run on Sunday morning. Approximately 90 people took part this year and nearly $13,000 was raised for cancer research. (Andrew McKay photo)


Be sure you're on the voters’ list

 

The municipal elections will be held on Monday, Oct. 22.

 

This year, the Municipality of Kincardine will be using an internet/telephone voting system for the first time. There will not be paper ballots. Electors should receive a notice in the mail by mid-October providing instructions on how to vote and a secure PIN number to use.

 


Water conservation notice in effect

 

Municipality of Kincardine residents are being asked to conserve water over the next week and a half while maintenance is performed on both the Kincardine and Tiverton water towers.

 

The municipality issued the notice last week, asking residents to reduce the amount of water they are using between Sept. 17 and 28 while the water towers are offline. That means residents should limit washing their cars and driveways and watering their lawns during that period to ensure there will be enough capacity in the drinking water system.


Introductions

Grade 9 Kincardine and District Secondary School students took part in a variety of icebreakers to help with introductions to their fellow students during Link Crew day on Sept. 4. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Music is back at Kincardine District Secondary School

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

After several years without a music program, both staff and students are excited that a music teacher has been hired by KDSS and will commence lessons in the second semester of the 2018-19 year.

 


Dr. Secord monument to remain following citizen request to remove it

 

By Barb McKay

 

The Municipality of Kincardine has denied a request to remove a monument dedicated to Dr. Solomon Secord.

 

The monument was erected in front of the Kincardine library on Queen Street by friends of Secord following his death in 1910. Secord, grandnephew of Canadian heroine Laura Secord, began practicing medicine in Kincardine in the late 1850s. According to records compiled by local historian Graham Mahood, shortly after setting up practice in Kincardine, Secord took ill and went to stay with family in Georgia.