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Scrambled eggs

 

Youngsters scramble for plastic eggs at the annual Rotary Club Easter egg hunt in Victoria Park on Saturday. The idea is to keep the contents but turn in the “shells.” This year, as an Easter treat for the parents, there was a raffle for Blue Jays tickets and a 50-50 draw. Rick Robson, past president of the Kincardine Rotary Club, says the club has been putting on the egg hunt for a decade. “It’s our way of giving back to the community,” he said. (Pauline Kerr photo)


Kendra Fisher unveils Mentally Fit community action plan

 

By Barb McKay

Kincardine native Kendra Fisher has launched a community action plan to support individuals in this region struggling with mental health issues.

Fisher, a former national hockey and inline hockey goaltender, was at the Kincardine Pavilion last Wednesday to announce the plan, a component of her Mentally Fit movement to end the stigma around mental illness.


Eyeing up the corner pocket

 

Susy Parker, winner of division “C”, eyes up the 8-ball during the Heart N Stroke Pool Tournament at the Sutton Park Inn on Saturday. The three day tournament raised $4385 for the heart and stroke foundation. In the tournament’s 22 year history it has raised over $193,000 for the charity. Of the 160 competitors, Travis Thompson and Andy Graham won division “A”, Mar Juazon and Duane Kocela won division “B” and Matt Friel and Susy Parker won division “C”. (Chris Bianco Photo)


KDSS one of the last stops for Rick Mercer Report

 

Rick Mercer poses with members of KDSS’s Me to We program at an assembly on Tuesday. The Me to We program raised $2300 for Mercer’s charity Spread the Net. (Chris Bianco Photo)

By Chris Bianco

Rick Mercer received a warm and excited greeting from students at Kincardine District Secondary School as he entered the gymnasium on Tuesday, being led by a bagpiper in traditional Kincardine fashion.

 


Storytelling workshop helps those with disabilities find a voice

 

By Chris Bianco

 

Josh Easton sits at a desk at the Community Living Kincardine and District (CLKD) office and practices the finer points of a speech he’s been working on.

 


Crime Stoppers Grey Bruce needs funding to stay afloat

 

By Barb McKay

 

Crime Stoppers Grey Bruce is appealing to municipalities across the two counties for funding to keep the organization going.

 


Winter windmills

 

The sun sets over a field near Ripley, highlighting the blades of wind turbines against a darkening sky. (Chris Bianco Photo)


Finger 11 to headline Kincardine Scottish Festival

Festival will run July 6-8

 

By Barb McKay

 

Canadian alternative rock band Finger 11 has signed on to perform at the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

 

The Juno-award winning band has found success in the U.S. as well as Canada with hit songs One Thing and Paralyzer. Finger 11 will be the headline act for the Scottish Festival’s Saturday night concert.

 


Community Achievement Awards celebrate outstanding Kincardine citizens

 

By Chris Bianco

Fine dress, good food and great company was the order of the evening on Friday, as some of Kincardine’s most prominent citizens gathered at Ainsdale Golf Course to celebrate the Kincardine Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Awards.

 

The awards ceremony provides an important point of reflection each year to consider all of the citizens, not just those nominated, that go above and beyond to help make Kincardine a better place for all.

 


Coastal Action Plan outlines conservation strategies for our communities

 

By Chris Bianco

An eco-conscious audience packed the conference room in the Kincardine Marriot hotel on Thursday evening.