What better way to celebrate World Fiddle Day than with a live performance on Harbour Street Saturday? (Pauline Kerr photo)

 Dog park proposed for Point Clark

A public meeting will be held later this month to discuss a potential site for a dog park in Point Clark.

The township will host a meeting on May 30 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Point Clark Community Centre to provide information and receive input about the proposed park. After looking at available land in Point Clark, the township had thought that Lions Park was the only viable option, but the Huron Shores Lions Club indicated that is not an ideal location.

In a report to council last Monday, Community Services Director Mike Fair said staff discovered that the township owns land to the south of the community centre building that might be appropriate for a dog park. Both Lions Park and the property at the community centre will be discussed during the public meeting.

 Municipality may help fund private cemeteries

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine is looking into providing annual funding to maintain private cemeteries after receiving a large grant request from one local cemetery board.

This year, the Lovat Cemetery board submitted a community investment grant application looking for $7,783 to maintain the small private cemetery and install a new fence. Municipal staff recommended in its report on grant allocations for 2017 that the board of directors receive the full amount.

Goodbye fishy

Olivia Waites, left, and Claire Ferguson release a young salmon raised in Cristal MacIntosh's kindergarten classroom this winter for the Lake Huron Fishing Club. The fish were released at a ramp below the fish hatchery last week. (Barb McKay photo)

 O'Neill arrested

Glenn O'Neill was arrested without incident yesterday, say the South-Bruce OPP.

Members of the South-Bruce OPP, Huron OPP, OPP West Region Emergency Response Team, OPP West Region Canine Unit and the OPP West Region Tactical Response Unit searched a farm property in Huron Twp. yesterday. The cops said O'Neill was located and arrested without incident.

He was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing that was scheduled for this morning.

Police had looking for the 29-year-old Huron Twp. man since last Wednesday after responding to a weapons call. He was wanted on four counts of possessing a firearm while prohibited and two counts of possessing a weapon.

 Christopher Pennington honoured by Kidney Foundation for fundraising efforts

By Barb McKay

A Kincardine boy has been recognized by the Ontario Kidney Foundation for his work to raise awareness about kidney disease and thousands of dollars to help find a cure.

At just 12 years old, Christopher Pennington knows a lot about challenges. A diagnosis of kidney disease in 2015 has put limitations on what has always been a very active lifestyle. Christopher is a skilled athlete and now must avoid contact sports. He plays net in hockey to limit the chance of injury and in the summer plays baseball as a pitcher. But his compromised immune system often takes him out of the games.

 Police fail to track down O'Neill

By Josh Howald

Huron-Kinloss looked a little like a war zone Thursday.

Cst. Tom Lang of the OPP Helicopter Unit takes off from Kincardine Airport late Thursday morning to join in the hunt for Glen O'Neill in Huron-Kinloss. (Barb McKay photo)


But dozens of police officers, dogs and even helicopters were unable to track down 29-year-old Glen O'Neill.

As of press time Monday afternoon, O'Neill remained at large, wanted on four counts of possessing a firearm while prohibited and two counts of possessing a weapon.

 Kincardine hires new CAO

Township of North Huron Chief Administrative Officer Sharon Chambers will leave her current role to take over the top job at the Municipality of Kincardine.

Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie made the announcement last Wednesday night that Chambers is the successful candidate to take over for CAO Murray Clarke, who is retiring at the end of June. Chambers was chosen from 47 candidates and will begin her new job on July 4.

“We are pleased that the community has been able to attract someone of Sharon’s calibre in this very important leadership role and we all look forward to her joining our organization with our excellent senior leadership team and dedicated staff members,” Eadie said in a statement.

Chambers has 24 years of experience working in local government, which included working in multiple municipal departments where she gained direct knowledge of many aspects of municipal operations.

Crowds turn out to support Hike for Hospice event

By Pauline Kerr

The goal of providing compassionate, holistic end-of-life care close to home for Kincardine and area residents is thousands of steps closer to realization after the weekend's Hike for Hospice event.

Cheryl Cottrill, chair of the organizing committee, announced the hike surpassed the fundraising goal.

"The final tally from the walk is $12,127.45. We are thrilled with the community support for the hospice project.”

An estimated crowd of about 100 people (and quite a few of their canine friends) took to the Kincardine trail system and the outdoor track at the Davidson Centre on Sunday to raise funds for hospice and palliative care. All funds raised at the event will remain in the community.

 Community donations bring food bank back from brink

By Barb McKay

Two weeks ago, the cupboards at the Kincardine food bank were nearly bare.

But last Thursday, the Anglican Church of the Messiah, which houses the food bank, was a flurry of activity as volunteers hustled to unload truckloads of boxes filled with non-perishable food items purchased with donations from the community.