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New Kincardine game aimed at connecting the community and having fun

By Barb McKay

Move over Pokemon Go, there is a new game in town.

 


More people in Kincardine living alone

By Barb McKay

The percentage of one-person households is the highest in Canada’s history and that demographic is also on the rise in Kincardine.


 Bruce Power awards $70,000 in post-secondary scholarships

One hundred post-secondary students from Bruce, Grey and Huron counties received their $500 Bruce Power scholarship on Friday morning.

The company, which launched its scholarship program in 2011, presented the students with their scholarship at a breakfast today at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre.

“Yet again, there was an unbelievable amount of talent found in the over-300 applications we received,” said Chris Mercanti, Section Manager, Community and Indigenous Relations. “Every dollar counts when you’re pursuing post-secondary education, so we’re proud to play even a small role in the success of these local students. We wish them well in their studies and hope to someday see them working in our communities or on the Bruce site.”


Summer at the lake

It was a beautiful weekend, weather-wise, in Kincardine. Beachgoers and boaters, including fishing enthusiasts in the Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby, enjoyed pristine lake conditions. This picture of some anglers heading back to Kincardine Harbour as the sun sets, was taken Sundeay evening. (Josh Howald photo)


 Bruce Telecom to operate as multiple companies for tax purposes

New board of directors to be appointed to oversee financial management

By Barb McKay

The establishment of Bruce Telecom as a municipal services corporation could be completed as early as the beginning of October.

Following a lengthy closed session last Monday evening, the Municipality of Kincardine council held a special meeting to approve the new governance model for the municipally-owned telecommunications company, appoint a selection committee for a new board of directors and allow Kincardine CAO Sharon Chambers to initiate the recruitment process.


Weekend party on deck in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Every weekend in Kincardine seems to be a busy one, but the upcoming long weekend is jam packed full of activities.

Summer is officially in full swing, and the perfect weather has brought visitors in droves. Those looking for something to do this weekend won't be disappointed.

Friday will mark the second Drift In Cruise Night of the summer in downtown Kincardine. The main street will be closed to traffic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as people show off, and admire, classic and/or unique automobiles.

Saturday, the Ontario SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) Series continues at 11 a.m. at Station Beach.


Pier-ing out at a setting sun

Both the north and south piers were busy with people Sunday evening as the sun set on Lake Huron. With the phantom piper playing from the lighthouse, locals and tourists alike enjoyed a perfect summer's evening at the waterfront. There were people swimming, fishing, taking photographs, out on walks or bicycle rides and/or visiting. This photo is of the north pier, taken from the harbour area on Station Beach. (Josh Howald photo)


Entertainment a highlight of this year’s Point Clark Lighthouse Festival

By Barb McKay

The popular Point Clark Lighthouse Festival will have plenty to offer in the way of great entertainment this year.

The annual festival kicks off on Aug. 11 with a sunset dinner and gala at the base of the Point Clark Lighthouse. A delectable dinner of top sirloin with horseradish peppercorn gravy and smoked cheddar stuffed chicken breast, summer strawberry salad and other dishes will be provided by Burke’s Catering, along with Jackson Triggs wines and craft beer from Cowbell brewery.

The evening will be topped off with an interactive performance by HAWK Theatre of an original production – The Great Huron-Kinloss Debate. Actors will passionately take on topics related to the township and urge gala guests to take their side.


 Penetangear Yoga Expo offers fun and fitness in support of a good cause

By Barb McKay

What could be better than practicing yoga in front of Lake Huron as the sun rises and afterwards enjoying a sumptuous breakfast? It’s all for a good cause.

The second annual Penetangear Yoga Expo will be held in Kincardine from Aug. 12 to 19. The event was such a success last year that organizer Darrel Perry has doubled the program and all proceeds will go to benefit the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation.

“I hear over and over again that our hospital needs help,” Perry told The Independent on Friday.

The yoga combines fun, fitness, healthy eating and wellness classes. Registration into the classes is by donation.


Huron Shores Hospice recieves community donation

100 People Who Share Bruce County organizer Bill Pike, right, congratulates Cheryl Cottrill on Huron Shores Hospice being selected as the winning cause for a community donation. For the full story from Ainsdale Golf Course, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)