It’s a dog’s life at Pakoa Nani


By Tammy Schneider

David Manton was sitting out a snowstorm in 1973 at a friend’s house when he had his first encounter with a Saint Bernard. He recalls how the dog treated him like family and was never threatening or frightening, in spite of its enormous size. By 1974, Manton had his own Saint Bernard, and when Easter Lily gave birth to her first litter in 1976, it was already in the cards that he and wife Pauline would get in to the breeding business.


Tiverton Cookie Walk


Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church hosted their annual pre-Christmas Cookie Walk on Dec.1. The cookie sale has been held for at least 16 years, and last year raised $1,800 for the church. From the left are Rev. David Chang with volunteers Lillian Leggett, Shannon Hall, Betty Fitzsimmons, Kelly Williams, Heather Kempers, Lorrie Alexander, Cara Lee Dobson, Dianne MacArthur, June Slesser and Mary Duthie. (Tammy Schneider photo)

More seniors using Kincardine food bank


By Barb McKay


Last month, co-ordinators at the Kincardine food bank began keeping track of the number of senior residents utilized the service and were alarmed at the number.


In November, 21 of 308 people who made use of the food bank at the Anglican Church of the Messiah were seniors, and in October, 22 of the 214 people who accessed the food bank at the were seniors. The Kincardine Ministerial Food Bank tracks usage throughout the year and records the number of single adults and families that come through its doors each Thursday. After noticing a growing number of seniors they decide to add the demographic to their record keeping.


Province seeks public input regarding education


By Tammy Schneider


The government of Ontario wants thoughts, concerns and feedback on the education system.


The online survey, which should be submitted by Dec. 15, focuses on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, skilled trades, standardized testing, teaching students life skills (including financial literacy) and managing the use of technology in the classroom.


Learning to skate


The Kincardine Skating Club held its first annual Performance Day at the Davidson Centre on Nov. 23. The event provided skaters with the opportunity to gain experience performing in front of an audience, as well as having their routine evaluated by a guest judge. More than 30 skaters took part in the evening recital. After the performance, a potluck social was held in the Davidson Centre activity room. Here, children belonging to the Learn to Skate Canskate program have some fun on the ice with coach Erin Frook. (Tammy Schneider photo)

IESO approves costing for Bruce Power’s MCR project


Bruce Power’s Unit 6 Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project will proceed in January 2020, after the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) verified the company’s final cost estimate for the project.



Hometown Christmas in Kincardine


Addyson, Easton and Isabelle Owens wait their turn for face-painting set up on Queen Street during Hometown Christmas on Saturday. The full day event drew hundreds of people downtown for activities, shopping and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Nuclear institute education fund allows Bruce County youth to innovate


By Barb McKay


A new education fund through the Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute will provide unique learning opportunities for students in the Bruce, Grey and Huron region.


Kincardine Christmas Hamper Program gets underway

KDSS Christmas Knights Food and Toy Drive on Dec. 8


Kincardine Community Services Association (KCSA) is kicking off its 2018 Christmas Hamper Program. The program continues to rely on the generous support of the community.


Families and individuals who are in need of assistance this Christmas who wish to receive a hamper should contact their social worker, counsellor, school principal, health professional, minister or helping agency no later than Nov. 30 to have their name put on the list. There are posters around town encouraging those in need to get their names in. It has been the practice of the Christmas Hamper Program to have these third party referrals to maintain the integrity of the program.


Kincardine and area postal workers part of one day rotating strike


Delivery of the Kincardine Independent will be delayed by one day to due to another 24-hour strike by Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 582 on Wednesday, Nov. 14.


The local is one of several in southwestern Ontario that are part of a rotating strike as negotiations continue with Canada Post. Unless the strike extends beyond 24 hours, Kincardine Independent subscribers should expect to receive their newspaper tomorrow, Nov. 15.