Skaters Brooke Thomas and Rosie Laidler display gold medals won at the Special Olympics provincial games in Sault Ste. Marie in February. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Athletes go for the gold at the provinical Special Olympics games


By Tammy Schneider


Seven athletes representing Kincardine joined their peers from Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Walkerton and Hanover to compete at the Special Olympics winter provincial games in Sault St. Marie on Jan. 31 to Feb 3.


Kincardine Community Achievement Award nominees announced


The Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the 2019 Community Achievement Awards.


There are three nominees for each of the 14 awards sponsored by Kincardine businesses and organizations. The awards will be presented at a gala at Ainsdale Golf Course on March 2. The three nominees for this year’s Bruce Power Citizen of the Year Award are Tom Desmond, Pete Richards and Alana Rozen.


Ready to strike


The cold weather didn’t bother Trillium Court Retirement home resident Kathryn Cooper, who enjoyed a game of indoor bowling with friends during last week’s stormy weather. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Kincardine councillors meet with education, infrastructure ministers at ROMA


By Barb McKay


Municipality of Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie had only positive things to say about last week’s Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference.


The annual conference, which this year was held in Toronto from Jan. 27-29, allows municipal officials to network, hear presentations on important rural issues and take part in workshops on matters relevant to rural municipalities. The conference also allows municipal council representatives to meet with provincial government ministers to discuss issues pertaining to their municipality. Eadie said she found this year’s conference to be especially beneficial.


Frozen pipes have potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage


By Tammy Schneider


Falling temperatures and consistently cold weather can have an adverse effect on your home, especially your pipes. If you turn on your faucet during the winter and little or no water comes out of the tap, don’t delay in checking your pipes for signs of frost. You may notice a strange smell coming from the faucet, meaning odors have no way of escaping through the blocked pipe and are heading back up to the faucet.


We love books!


Dani Cornfield and Kyla Finlayson participated in a story journey reading event on Jan. 19, hosted by the Kincardine library to mark Literacy Day. The free event included a story told to children as they strolled through the library and participated in fun activities relating to the story. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Kincardine plans to undertake study to protect heritage district

Council close to finalizing 2019 capital budget


By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine is considering funding two studies this year that could have a positive impact on economic development.


During its second municipal budget meeting on Jan. 14, council weighed in on the draft capital budget and approved the majority of budgetary items, deferring only a couple for further discussion. Council agreed to allocate $45,000 from the municipal lifecycle reserve fund for a heritage conservation study. The purpose of the study is to look designating the area of Princes and Queen Streets in the vicinity of Victoria Park as a heritage conservation district.


MPP Lisa Thompson honours 2018 Remarkable Citizens


By Pauline Kerr


Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron-Bruce, honoured 23 truly remarkable people during her New Year’s Levee at the Teeswater Town Hall theatre Jan. 16.


Despite the fact the gala event had been postponed from the previous week due to weather, the theatre was filled family members and friends of those being honoured.


Blues skies

In spite of very cold temperatures, Kincardine residents enjoyed a day of brilliant sunshine on Jan. 13. (Tammy Schneider photo)