Lake Huron Learning Collaborative to stay in old Westario building

By Barb McKay

The Lake Huron Learning Collaborative (LHLC) will continue to make its home at the former Westerio building. Kincardine council agreed during its meeting last Wednesday to renew the lease with the LHLC for another two years.


Chocolate feast

Emma Anderson, 12, and sister Eden, 8, didn't mind being first in line to test the chocolate fountain at Trillium Court's Valentine's chocolate buffet and bake sale Friday for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Barb McKay photo)

Huron-Kinloss man charged in dated crimes

A 24-year-old man from Huron-Kinloss Twp. has been charged with two counts of break, enter and theft and one count of break, enter and theft of firearms in connection to crimes committed in 2009 and 2012.Investigators from the South-Bruce and Huron County OPP detachments took the man into custody Feb. 11, following a detailed police investigation.

On Jan. 27, 2009, the accused and two unknown males attended the Ripley Arena and forced entry into the building. Once inside, they stole a quantity of cash from the concession stand area. Three years later, sometime between Sept. 5 and Sept. 6, 2012, the accused attended a residence on Loyal Line in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh. The accused forced entry into the residence, and once inside stole several items including a gun vault that contained 12 firearms and ammunition.

Atoms could sweep tonight at home

Kincardine up 2-0 on Elmvale

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks could sweep into the OMHA semi-finals with a win tonight (Wednesday) at home.

Jared Houghton clearly has his man covered on this play in Game 1 of the atom B OMHA quarter-final series between Kincardine and Elmvale. The atom Kinucks could sweep Elmvale with a win tonight (Wednesday) in Kincardine at 7 p.m. (Josh Howald photo)


The atoms hold a 2-0 series lead on Elmvale, with Game 3 on tap tonight at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine at 7 p.m.

Ice rescue training

The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department performed water rescue training with five new recruits at the Kincardine Harbour on the weekend. Here, Shane Watson puts his rescue skills to the test to pull fellow firefighter Dale Small from the water and into an inflatable raft. (Barb McKay photo)

Devil’s Brigade bestowed with U.S. Congressional Gold Medal

Members of the elite Canadian and U.S. joint force First Special Service Force were in Washington, D.C. last Tuesday to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.


The medal represents the highest honour bestowed by the United States Congress on a civilian for distinguished achievement. Past recipients include George Washington (for whom the medal was created) and Nelson Mandela.

In total 48 veterans of the force, also known as the Devil’s Brigade, from Canada and the United States were present to receive the medals from Speaker of the House John Boehner. Widows of First Special Service Force members were also on hand to receive medals on behalf of their late husbands. Kincardine’s Charles Mann was chosen to address Congress on behalf of his Canadian comrades.

Bruce Telecom sale not off the table

By Barb McKay


The sale of Bruce Telecom to Bragg Communications may not be dead in the water yet.


Kincardine mayor Anne Eadie said during last Wednesday’s council meeting that when former mayor Larry Kraemer spoke to Bragg Communications CEO Lee Bragg last fall he indicated that he would be willing to renegotiate a deal for the municipally-owned telecommunications company if the concerns of the federal Competition Bureau could be dealt with.


Honest citizens return money

Take a bow, Kincardine.

It wasn't a test, but our citizenry passed with flying colours last week. On Feb. 2, the South-Bruce OPP received a report that a large quantity of cash had been found near the Canadian Tire parking lot in Kincardine Twp. Officers managed to locate the owner, and the money was returned.

Two days later, another quantity of cash, found near the same place, was turned over to the police. Between the two finders, the entire sum of $500 was returned to its rightful owner.

"I'm very impressed with the integrity of these individuals who turned over a significant sum of money for police to track down the owner," said Acting Inspector Mike Beatty, Detachment Commander for the South-Bruce OPP.

Puppy face

Isobel Deller-Quinn, 2, enjooyed having her face painted during a family fun day held at Harbour CHurch outdoor rink in Kincardine Saturday. Families enjoyed skating, hot chocolate and activities during the afternoon event sponsored by Dr. Deller-Quinn Family Dentistry. (Barb McKay photo)

Bruce Telecom budget approved

Kincardine council questions future of dividend

By Barb McKay


Bruce Telecom plans to essentially operate at status quo this year and invest some money to maintain and upgrade its existing services.


That was the message from the company’s executives who presented their 2015 budget to Kincardine council for approval during a special meeting last Monday. The budget had already received the blessing of the Bruce Telecom board.