Funding opportunity for Inverhuron servicing project

By Barb McKay


There could be a new opportunity for government funding to extend municipal water and sewer service to Inverhuron.


Details about a new Build Canada grant have been released and a failed plan to extend municipal services to the community may get a second chance. Councillor Laura Haight told residents last week that council is expecting to receive a recommendation from municipal staff at its meeting tonight to make the Inverhuron sewer and water project a priority when the municipality submits an application for a chunk of the federal funding.


New and expanded Kincardine Fall Fair this weekend

By Barb McKay

There is plenty of excitement around this year’s Kincardine Fall Fair, now that the fair has been expanded and will include new events and a dance.


This way, folks

An elevated look at more than 150 pipers and drummers in town for the annual Gathering of the Bands Saturday evening in downtown Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine boy honorary chair of regional Kidney Walk

By Barb McKay


Christopher Pennington does not let much slow him down.


The 10-year-old Kincardine boy plays hockey and baseball, on three different teams, despite battling kidney disease.


Christopher and his family first learned that he had the disease this past spring. The news was unexpected. After becoming ill last year he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder, Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP), in October. HSP can cause chronic kidney disease, but rarely.


130 km/hr in Kinloss

A 38-year-old from South Bruce Peninsula is walking for a week after being clocked at more than 130 km/hr on Highway 9 in Kinloss Twp.

A South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Highway 9 noticed a silver Pontiac Grand Prix moving at a high rate of speed at 10 a.m. Aug. 24. The speed was confirmed by radar. The driver was charged with racing a motor vehicle, and is to appear in court Oct. 6 to answer to the charge. His car was also impounded and his licence suspended for a mandatory seven day period.

Todd wins inaugural Kincardine Tennis Classic

By Josh Howald

Dustin Todd outlasted and outplayed the field to make local tennis history on Saturday.

Dustin Todd of the Amberley Beach Tennis Club following his straight set win in the championship final match Saturday at the Kincardine Invitational Singles Classic Tennis Tournament. (Josh Howald photo)


Todd went undefeated through four matches to win the inaugural Kincardine Tennis Club Invitational Singles Classic.

Two-headed calf delivered on local farm

By Barb McKay


Tuesday, Aug. 18 is one for the history books on Prehnbrook Farms.



Local dairy farmer Madison Prehn had quite a surprise when veterinarian Andrew White helped one of his cows deliver a two-headed calf last week. (submitted photo)



Madison Prehn was in the barn monitoring a dairy cow in labour. She was having difficulty so he called local large animal veterinarian Andrew White.


Tall order!

A huge crowd gathered on the north pier Friday to welcome the Toronto Brigantine Tall Ships Pathfinder and Playfair into the Kincardine harbour. The ships' arrival launced the second annual Kincardine Marine Heritage Festival. Despite choppy waters, the ships arrived without incident. (Barb McKay photo)

Elementary teachers increase work-to-rule action

Public elementary teachers and occasional teachers will launch phase two of work-to-rule strike action when they return to classrooms in September.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced Thursday that teachers would continue to carry out instructional duties in the classroom and volunteer for extra curricular activities as they see fit, but will withdraw from a number of activities including school field trips, collecting money for school-related activities and fundraisers, collect or distribute to students any paperwork required by the school or school board, attend ‘meet the teacher’ events outside of working hours and respond to any electronic communication from the principal or vice-principal outside of school hours except where there is a safety issue involved.

Sinking feeling

This boat was slowly being submerged at the boat launch on the east side of the Kincardine Harbour Thursday morning. THe boat, however, didn't completely sink. It took on quite a bit of water, as you can see, but the owner said Monday it was able to be towed out. (Josh Howald photo)