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Kincardine citizens create memorial to honour Charles Mann

 

By Barb McKay

 

A group of Kincardinites have compiled a collection of memorabilia to honour the memory of former Kincardine mayor and Second World War veteran Charles Mann.

 

Mann served as mayor of the Town of Kincardine for 14 years and was a well-known and respected figure in the community. He died in January 2017 at the age of 94.

 


We are more alike than different, says new book launched at Community Living Kincardine & District

 

By Tammy Schneider

Homies With Extra Chromies is an advocacy group at Community Living Kincardine and District, formed by parents with babies and toddlers that have Down syndrome and infant development worker Jenny Raspberry. When the group went looking for a book to recommend to schools and groups to support inclusion, nothing suitable could be found.

 


Teammates

Teammates from Brock University, here in Kincardine for the Bruce Power Great Lakes Challenge on Sept. 28-30, took advantage of some free time between games to explore Station Beach and the harbour. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Economic development a top priority for municipal candidates

 

By Barb McKay

 

Economic development and affordable housing dominated the discussion during last week’s Municipality of Kincardine all-candidates meeting.

 

Approximately 250 residents came out to the meeting hosted by the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce at the Davidson Centre last Wednesday to hear where municipal candidates stood on important local issues.

 


2018 Reunion committee disburses financial gifts to the community

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

While there are still a few invoices trickling in from the 2018 Kincardine Reunion, the bulk of the expenses have been tabulated and paid, and the dollar value for money raised during the five-day event will be very close to $350,000.

 


KDSS students stage walkout against curriculum changes

By Barb McKay

 

Students at Kincardine District Secondary School staged a peaceful protest on Friday against changes to the public school curriculum.

 

Roughly 200 students walked out of the high school at 1 p.m. and stood on the front lawn of the school to show their disapproval of the Ontario government’s decision to remove the new sex ed curriculum, as well as cutting Indigenous revisions to the curriculum.

 


Handbags for Hospice a huge success

The second annual Handbags for Hospice fundraiser in support of Huron Shores Hospice was held at the Kincardine Pavilion on Sept. 20 and raised $195,000. Guests dined on scrumptious appetizers and big on gorgeous designer handbags auctioned off by Layne the Auctionista. Standing, from left, are Jen House, Lori Smith and Jen Brijlall. Seated, from left, are Millie Weerasinghe, Janet Murray, Gloria Threndyle and Joan Hooey. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Handbags for Hospice raises $195,000

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

There will be a lot of women with great looking purses on their arms thanks to the second annual Handbags for Hospice event, held on Sept. 20 at the Kincardine Pavilion.

 

More than 180 guests attended the signature fundraiser for the Huron Shores Hospice, which raised $195,000- money that will be used to cover expenses for the current hospice bed at Tiverton Park Manor. Plans are also in the works to place a second bed in the hospice at the same location, which will cost another $235,000 to equip and operate for two years.

 


Community event addresses cardiac health and heart failure

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

Cutline for both photos: Dr. Gerard Shoemaker addresses a group of residents interested in staying heart healthy. (Tammy Schneider photo)

 

Is heart disease an issue in Bruce County? Are local services available to treat those with heart disease? Who is at risk?

 

These were just a few of the questions addressed at a free community event on Sept. 18 at the Kincardine Pavilion,titled Cardiac Health & Heart Failure: Know Your Numbers.

 


Warming up the pipes

Members of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band warm up before leading Kincardine Terry Fox Run participants around the Davidson Centre outdoor track to kick off the run on Sunday morning. Approximately 90 people took part this year and nearly $13,000 was raised for cancer research. (Andrew McKay photo)