Port Albert man’s 23.78-pound salmon wins Chantry Chinook Classic

By Barb McKay

After fishing in the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby for as long as he can recall, Jordan MacDougall wondered if there was a secret to reeling in the winning catch.

Jordan MacDougall of Port Albert, left, caught the top Chinook salmon of the 33rd annual Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby. The fish weight 23.78 pounds. Here, he collects his prize from Brian Lang of the Lake Huron Fishing Club. (Barb McKay photo)


The Port Albert man’s luck changed this year when he caught the winning fish on the 12th day of the derby. He caught the whopping 23.78-pound salmon on the south side of Point Clark in 70 feet of water.

The Queen Street zoo

McCoy Rog, 3, and his family were visiting Kincardine on the weekend and took the opportunity to visit the petting zoo in downtown Kincardine. The petting zoo, which even included a zebra, was part of the BIA Street Market Festival. (Josh Howald photo)

High speed Internet coming to rural Bruce County

By Barb McKay

A project to expand broadband Internet service in southwestern Ontario will be able to progress much faster after the federal and provincial governments announced last week that they would fund more than half the total cost.

Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure made the announcement in London last Tuesday that the two tiers of government would each contribute up to $90 million to the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) project, which is expected to cost $281 million. The project, initiated by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, aims to extend ultra-high speed Internet service via fibre optic technology to 3.5 million people in 350 communities.

According to a media release from the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure, the project will enable communities and businesses in southwestern Ontario to better compete in the global market and attract new jobs.

Move over for emergency vehicles

By Barb McKay

Incredible as it may seem, emergency responders in Bruce County say drivers often do not pull over for emergency vehicles with flashing lights.

Emergency responders gathered at the Kincardine Fire Hall last week to promote the OPP Move Over campaign. From left are Municipality of Kincardine fire prevention officer Shane Watson, South-Bruce OPP Cst. Kevin Martin and Bruce County paramedics Darrick Moise and Jeremy Kostal. (Barb McKay photo)


Hello, kitty

Emily Mann, 7, was feline fine Sunday afternoon at the BIA Street Market in downtown Kincardine. Her face was painted as a rainbow tiger by one of the street vendors taking part in the festivities. (Josh Howald photo)

Watering playing surfaces necessary, says CAO

Municipality of Kincardine remains under water restrictions

By Barb McKay

Despite pleas from the municipality to conserve water while work is completed on both the Kincardine and Tiverton water towers, municipal staff continue to water local sports fields, and it is not sitting well with some residents.

Midway returns to Kincardine Fall Fair

By Barb McKay

The 2016 Kincardine Fall Fair will be filled to the brim with new events, including a midway.

Close call

Police blocked off a section of Queen St. between Durham and Broadway Streets last Wednesday afternoon when a delivery truck attempting to back in behind the former Foodland building clipped cable and telephone wires. (Barb McKay photo)

Schools undergo renovations for upcoming year

By Barb McKay

Repairs and renovations are underway at both public and Catholic schools in Kincardine and the surrounding region in preparation for the commencement of the next school year in September.

Much of the parking lot surrounding Huron Heights Public School was torn up last month for asphalt resurfacing. In addition, energy efficient lighting was installed outside the school building, exterior brick repairs are being completed and the library will receive new floors and a fresh coat of paint.

An accessible washroom is being added to Kincardine Township Tiverton Public School. An old deteriorated brick chimney will be removed and permanent roof access added to the building.

Kincardine and District Secondary School students will return in September to improved student washrooms in the west wing of the school. Caulking will be applied to exterior windows and building panels.

Kincardine host Hitmen tonight

Cubs, Astros battle at the top

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs held a three-point lead on the Mitchell Astros in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League heading into a game tonight (Wednesday) at home.

Kincardine will host the Hanover Hitmen tonight at 8 p.m. on Tout Field at Connaught Park in Kincardine.

The Cubs are now 14-2 in regular season action after a slew of action in the last two weeks. On Sunday, Kincardine was in Ingersoll for a double header against the Blue Jays. Kincardine won both of those contests. The first game was an 8-1 final, while the score of the second game was unavailable as of press time. On Saturday the Cubs were in St. Thomas to take on the steadily improving Cardinals. Kincardine was still just too powerful for the Redbirds on Saturday, however, and posted a 9-4 win at Emslie Field.