Food bank usage rising, according to United Way study

By Barb McKay


Hunger is on the rise in Kincardine, according to a recent study by the United Way of Bruce and Grey.


The United Way hosted a food bank summit last Thursday at the Grey Bruce Health Unit with regional agencies, including the Salvation Army, and food banks to address the growing issue of hunger and poverty in the region. According to a study compiled by the United Way, the 2013 Hunger Report, food bank visits were up by 47 per cent overall across the coverage area from 2011 to 2013, from 9,215 to 13,518. Not only that, the number of food banks in the area grew from 14 to 20.

Huron Heights debate shows that students are informed

 By Barb McKay


They may be senior elementary students, but the Huron Heights Public School debate team came across as a group of political veterans.



Chelsey Fuller played the role of Huron-Bruce NDP candidate Jan Johnstone at the HHPS debate. (Barb McKay photo)


Sundown Theatre unveils new production in time for Marine Heritage Day

Performances run Aug. 13 to 24 in Dunsmoor Park

By Barb McKay


An inspiring new theatre company has incorporated Kincardine’s rich marine heritage into its latest production, to be performed in August.


Sundown Theatre, founded in 2012 by Kincardine native and artistic producer Mariel Marshall, is returning to Kincardine this summer to perform its new play, The Ghost Ship. The play is written by Claire Wynveen and directed by Matthew Thomas Walker, with music by Meredith Zwicker. Wynveen also wrote The Selkie of Kincardine, which was performed by Sundown Theatre last summer in Dunsmoor Park.


Happy camper

myFM's Mike Brough volunteered his time last Wednesday for Tim Horton's Camp Day. All proceeds from cups of coffee go towards sending children to summer camps. (Barb McKay photo)

Further Joint Review Panel hearings scheduled for OPG DGR

By Barb McKay


Additional Joint Review Panel (JRP) hearings will be held in Kincardine in September for OPG’s proposed plan to store low and intermediate level nuclear waste underground at the Bruce Power site.


The JRP, appointed by the federal Ministry of the Environment and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to review the project, held hearings last fall in Kincardine and Port Elgin to go over details of the project, including geology, site characteristics, management of nuclear waste and protection of the environment and human health.


Peewee tournament in Kincardine this weekend

By Josh Howald

With a strong local entry in this year's tournament, the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association's peewee tournament this weekend could be one to remember.


The Kincardine peewee Cardinals are one of six teams in the hunt to win the annual event at Connaught Park in Kincardine. Teams from Goderich, Hanover, Listowel, Saugeen Shores and Annett (a Toronto minor baseball association) are all in the mix, which should make for some entertaining baseball this weekend.


Digging this weather

Ryalnd Kenny, 18 months, enjoys the beach on Sunday with brother Colton, 3. The family was visiting for the weekend from Riversdale. (Barb McKay photo)

Armow Wind developers pledge millions to Kincardine

The developers of the Armow Wind Project will contribute at least $13.6 million over two decades to a community benefit fund.


The Municipality of Kincardine announced last Wednesday that Samsung and Pattern had worked with the municipality to develop the fund. The companies plan to begin construction on the 180-megawatt project this fall. The development will include 92 industrial wind turbines.


Magazine has Derksen up for teacher of the year

Online voting for KDSS shop teacher

By Josh Howald

Canadian Family magazine has made Bryan Derksen one of 12 finalists for its 8th annual Teacher Awards.

An online vote will determine if the Kincardine District Secondary School shop teacher will be one of three winners, and receive $3,000 for the program.

New design for Bell tower at Legion

 By Barb McKay


A new, more non-descript design for the Bell telecommunications tower at the Kincardine Legion has the support of Heritage Kincardine.