Kincardine sets early deadlines for 2015 budget

By Barb McKay


Kincardine staff has set an ambitious timetable for the 2015 municipal budget process.


Treasurer Roxana Baumann presented the schedule to Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday. Baumann said other municipalities are setting more aggressive schedules to complete their budgets for the coming year.


Senior managers will meet July 4 to begin the budget process and are expected to deliver capital budgets for their departments to the treasurer by Aug. 8. Managers will meet once again on Aug. 15 to discuss operating budgets and will return those budgets to Baumann by Sept. 12.


Colquhoun knighted by KDSS

Tall order matching up to 6'7" academic

By Josh Howald

Sometimes bigger is better.

2014 Knight of the Year Robert Colquhoun. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine District Secondary School named Robert Colquhoun Knight of the Year at an awards assembly last week at the high school. It's the grand prize for all student - athletes at the school, and last year's winner Gerrit Satosek was on hand to present the award.


Robin Moffatt, 1, of Kincardine has a tea party with her bear during the 20th annual Teddy Bear Parade in Kincardine Saturday morning. Approximately 150 children took part in the parade, which started at Victoria Park, accompanied by the Kincardine Fire Department, and headed down Princes Street, Queen Street and returned to the park. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine man killed in crash

By Josh Howald

The world is a little less fun place to be following a single vehicle crash that killed a popular 31-year-old Kincardine man.

William (Kert) Collins had an unmatched enthusiasm for life, an eagerness for adventure and a love of laughter. News of his death early Monday morning left those who knew him stunned and shaken.

Kraemer won’t run for re-election

Barb McKay


Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer will pull out of politics at the end of this year.


Kraemer informed media in a written statement just prior to last Wednesday’s council meeting that he will not run for re-election in the municipal election Oct. 27. As for the reason, Kraemer said it is time to focus more of his time on his family and his business.


“My commitment when I came in was that I would leave the municipality in better shape than I found it and I believe I did that,” he said, pointing to developments such as Queen’s Lookout and the Kincardine Centre for the Arts.

Huron-Bruce re-elects Lisa Thompson amid Liberal majority

By Barb McKay


Huron-Bruce voters have remained true blue by re-electing PC candidate Lisa Thompson to Provincial Parliament, while the balance shifted overall to give the Liberals a majority government.



Lisa Thompson



Fair young ladies

Lorie Ogilvie, left, and Tawny Robinson have thrown their names in the ring to become the 2014 Ambassador of the Kincardine Fall Fair. The ladies were help promoting the fair, and the ambassador competition specifically last week. There is still time to enter, for more details visit the Fall Fair Ambassador Competition page on Facebook. Maddie McFadden will also take part in the competition, but was away last week when the photo was taken. (Josh Howald photo)

More downtown break-ins in Kincardine

Walkerton also hit by thieves

Police are investigating two overnight break-ins in the downtown core of Kincardine.

Sometime between 5 p.m. Friday, June 13 and 9 a.m., June 14, entry was forcibly gained to the Clothes Hamper in the 700 block of Queen Street in Kincardine, through the main door. A quantity of cash and coin were taken.

A second break-in during the same time frame was reported at Baxter's Row, in the 700 block of Queen Street, Kincardine, where entry was forcibly gained through the back door. Once inside, a quantity of cash and coins were taken.

There is no estimate on the cost of repairs to either business at this time. And Kincardine isn't the only centre dealing with rash of recent break-ins. In Walkerton, police are  investigating three daylight break and enters that were reported last Wednesday, June 11.

In the swing..

Anne Elliott and Les Cook of Blyth showed off some impressive moves at the Lighthouse Swing Band dance at the Kincardine Pavilion Sunday afternoon. The next dance will be July 10. (Barb McKay photo)

Wilson wins teaching award

The accolades keep rolling in for the staff of Kincardine District Secondary School.

Carrie Wilson was selected by Queen's University to receive a 2014 Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching. The award, established by Chancellor Mr. Charles Baillie, enables graduating students at Queen's to honour high school educators who made a positive and formative influence setting them on a course of higher learning.

Wilson was nominated by Romana Neferu, a KDSS graduate who is graduating from Queen's with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Chemistry. Neferu will be starting studies in the Doctor of Medicine program at Western University (Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry) in September.

Wilson attended Neferu's convocation on June 5, where she was surprised to receive the award in person at Queen's.