Kincardine Legion hosts New Year’s Day Levee


By Tammy Schneider


More than 60 Kincardine Legion members and guests gathered on Jan. 1 to take part in the annual Legion New Year's Levee.


Holiday tradition


On Dec. 18, members of the Rotary Club of Kincardine hosted a lunch for clients and caregivers from Community Living Kincardine and District. The gathering, which has been an annual event provided by the Rotary Club for more than 30 years, was held at New Seasons Tavern and Restaurant, and included a hot buffet followed by a round of Christmas carols. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Kincardine council on board to host retail cannabis stores


By Barb McKay


Kincardine council unanimously voted to opt in to host private retail cannabis stores, but it could be some time before one actually opens in the municipality.


The Ontario government is giving municipalities a one-time opportunity to opt out of having private retail sales of cannabis in their communities. Those who choose to allow retail stores to open in their municipalities cannot change their minds later on. The deadline to opt out is Jan. 22.


Reverse Advent calendar teaches community involvement to kindergarten students


By Tammy Schneider


Students in FDK1 at Kincardine Township Tiverton Public School are learning about contributing to their community, thanks to an initiative supported by teacher Robyn Beardsall and ECE Marcia Spencer.


Santa Claus is coming to town!


Santa gives a wave to the crowd that gathered along Queen Street for the annual Santa Claus parade on Dec. 1 before heading back to the North Pole to prepare for the big day that is just days away. (Pauline Kerr photo)

Population projections are too low, developer says


By Barb McKay


Growth projections for the municipality are likely underestimated, Kincardine councillors say.


A senior planner with MHBC, a planning, design and landscape architecture firm hired by the Municipality of Kincardine to undertake its 10-year Official Plan review, attended last Wednesday’s council meeting to present the firm’s latest work on the plan.


KTG sings greeting to council


The Kincardine Theatre Guild brought greetings from Councillor Laura Haight, who was away on holiday, to the Municipality of Kincardine council during the Dec. 12 meeting. Lyrics were written by Bonnie Bryan.


Ding dong merrily on low,


The town bell has been mended.


It must have cost a lot of dough;


Next generation of female impersonators thrills Kincardine crowd


Bryan Greenwood, otherwise known as Divinesque, is an original member of the Great Imposters and brought his new group of female impersonators, Great Imposters – New Generation, to Kincardine last weekend. (Barb McKay photo)


By Barb McKay


A troupe of female impersonators received such a warm reception at their show in Kincardine on Friday they hope to return for an encore performance next year.


Christmas giving


Volunteers with the Kincardine Community Services Association were busy on Saturday morning organizing items in the St. Anthony’s Church basement that were collected by the KDSS Christmas Knights. The new toys and food will be placed in hampers and distributed to families in need during the holidays. (Barb McKay photo)

Food bank receives early Christmas present


By Barb McKay


Christmas came early to the Kincardine Ministerial Food Bank.


Representatives from Teamsters Local Union No. 879 visited the food bank at the Anglican Church of the Messiah on Thursday and delivered a cheque for $10,000.


While food bank volunteers were aware the Teamsters would be making a donation that day, they did not know the amount, and were blown away when the cheque was handed over.