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Huron Shores Hospice in need of volunteers

Second round of fundraising underway with Christmas campaign

 

By Barb McKay

As Huron Shores Hospice moves closer to finalizing its plans for a residential hospice suite, the pressure is on to find volunteers to help support it.

Huron Shores Hospice board of director Chair Cheryl Cottrill told The Independent last week that volunteers are needed in a number of capacities to ensure that the residential hospice is successful. Specifically, the hospice requires finance and governance committee members and patient comfort volunteers.


All I want for Christmas is...

One-year-old Hudson York is too little to tell Santa what he wants for Christmas, but Santa knows. (Pauline Kerr photo)


ETTA DICKIESON

 

It is with grieving hearts we share the sudden and unexpected passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Etta Isabel Grace Dickieson (née Bolton) in her 86th year on Nov. 22, 2017, in Kincardine.

 

Etta was the daughter of the late Robert and Rose Etta Bolton of Teeswater.

 

Wife of George (predeceased) and companion of Alex Smith (predeceased).

 


HOW NATIONAL HOUSING STRATEGY BENEFITS BRUCE COUNTY REMAINS TO BE SEEN

 

By Barb McKay

 

A new National Housing Strategy unveiled last week appears to be in line with Bruce County’s vision to end homelessness, but if it will ultimately help the county achieve its goals is still unknown, according to local housing officials.

 


MUNICIPAL LEADERS DISCUSS OPIOID CRISIS IN GREY BRUCE

 

By Pauline Kerr

While alcohol continues to cause more harm than any other drug in the area, the opioid* crisis is here, and municipal leaders are in a unique position to help deal with it. This was the message delivered by Lynda Bumstead of the Grey Bruce Health Unit and Dave Roy of Hope Grey Bruce to members of Huron-Kinloss Township council last Monday.

Their presentation was entitled Opioid Crisis: A Call to Action.


Kincardine Hometown Christmas

So soft
Little Kayley MacKay finds the donkey very soft to pet. The petting zoo also had camels and several other animals. (Pauline Kerr photo)


NO MORE COMPOSTING AT THE KINCARDINE CEMETERY

By Pauline Kerr

A composting site near the Kincardine Cemetery is no more. Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority received a complaint that material was being dumped on flood plain land near the cemetery.


COUNCIL APPROVES SERVICING CONTRACTS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT

 

By Pauline Kerr

 

During the Nov. 15 meeting, Kincardine council accepted a staff recommendation for the awarding of two contracts that will pave the way for new development. The contracts are for the Connaught Park sewage pumping station and trunk sewer main.

 

This project will serve existing customers and allow future growth to the north.

 


Beating the drum

West African drummer Fana Soro was at Kincardine District Secondary School last week for a special presentation, in French, for high school students and visiting elementary school students. (Barb McKay photo)


Creating a mind shift: First responders learning to cope with PTSD

By Barb McKay

When Jeff Balch was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2012, there was very little in the way of effective support available to him.