World Fiddle Day Kincardine


The Ballaghs took to the stage at the Kincardine Center for the Arts on Friday evening. The group shared folk music with attendees with proceeds going towards World Fiddle Day Kincardine. (Chris Bianco Photo)

Province announces grant to bring natural gas to southern Bruce


By Barb McKay


The company that is chosen to deliver natural gas to the southern Bruce region, including Kincardine, will receive up to $27.73 million to make it happen.


The municipalities participating in the Southern Bruce Natural Gas Project – Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss and Arran-Elderslie – jointly announced last Wednesday that the project will receive a grant of up to $27.73 million from the province.


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.