Waiting on Santa

Max Malhotra and Ben Austman wait eagerly for Mr. Claus to arrive at the Santa Claus Parade Saturday in Kincardine. For more photos, see this week's print edition. (Pauline Kerr photo)

London cardiology team to provide care in Kincardine

By Barb McKay

First rate cardiology services through London Health Sciences Centre are coming to Kincardine.

7ACRES prepares to ramp up production in Kincardine

$55 million agreement with CanaccordGenuity Corp. for convertible debenture units

By Barb McKay

7ACRES, formerly known as AMMCan, in Kincardine is now able to expand its operations thanks to $55 million in private placement financing.

Supreme Pharmaceuticals, which owns medicinal marijuana producer 7ACRES, announced last month that it has entered into an agreement with CanaccordGenuity Corp. on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters who have purchased, on a bought deal, convertible debenture units for an aggregate principal amount of $55 million.

Municipalities hold special meetings to discuss natural gas

By Barb McKay

The three municipalities involved in the effort to bring natural gas to the south Bruce region will all hold special council meetings on Dec. 20 to talk about how to move the project forward.

KCS puts new twist on classic

THe Kincardine Community Singers rehearse last week for concerts on Dec. 10 and 11. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Break-in on Scott St.

More than $2,000 worth of property was stolen in a break-in at a Scott St. residence in Kincardine.

Sometime between noon on Nov. 24 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 4, the residence in the 600 block of Scott St. was forcibly entered. The list of property taken from the home includes a silver Tag Heur wrist watch, two external hard drives, a silver USB hub, a quantity of change and a quantity of liquor. Police pegged the estimated value of the stolen property at $2,000.

Twolan acclaimed warden for third term

Mitch Twolan has been acclaimed warden of Bruce County for 2017.

The Huron-Kinloss mayor will serve a third consecutive term as warden after he was the only mayor to put his name forward for the role during last Thursday’s county council meeting. He is the only mayor in Bruce County to serve three concurrent terms in 135 years.

Competitive Lego

Pravit Joshi, 9, of Kincardine team Brick Programming competes in the FIRST Lego League tournament for elementary school-aged teams  at KDSS on Saturday. Teams from Kincardine, Hanover, Port Elgin, Teeswater and Collingwood participated in the event. (Barb McKay photo)

New federal infrastructure bank could be a good thing, says CAO

By Barb McKay

Conservative politicians say a proposal by the federal government to redirect billions of dollars in infrastructure grants to an ‘infrastructure bank’ is bad news for rural communities, but Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke doesn’t see it that way.

In its fiscal update released earlier this month, the federal finance ministry revealed that it would take $15 billion previously expected to be allocated to municipal infrastructure projects and instead create an infrastructure bank. The money would be available for the same purpose, but would allow municipalities to leverage additional funds for costly infrastructure projects through private investments. It is part of the plan by the Liberal government to invest $180 billion in infrastructure in Canada over the next 12 years.

 Parents continue fight to keep Paisley school open

Rally against accommodation reviews held at Queens Park

By Barb McKay

Parents from across Bruce and Grey counties were in Toronto last Monday to protest against rural school closures.

Representatives from the Support Paisley Central School Group were among thousands who gathered at Queens Park to demand a moratorium on accommodation reviews – a process that often results in the closure of schools. Paisley is one of five schools under review by the Bluewater District School Board this year. Chesley District High School is also part of the review. The BWDSB considers accommodation reviews for schools when capacity declines below 80 per cent, as provincial funding is based entirely on enrollment.