Ripley remembers


The Ripley Huron Legion colour party makes its way to the Ripley Cenotaph on Remembrance Day. (Barb McKay photo)

Southampton no longer preferred site for Nuclear Innovation Institute


By Barb McKay


The Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute will not be attached to the Bruce County Museum and Archives in Southampton.


Burnside Memorial Trail dedicated to the memory of Wib Burnside


By Tammy Schneider

A crowd of more than 50 friends and family attended a trail dedication for Wib Burnside on Nov. 5.


Kincardine and area postal workers walk off the job

Local 582 part of rotating strikes

Postal workers at the Canada Post Kincardine were part of a CUPW rotating strike in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday. (Barb McKay photo)


By Barb McKay


Postal workers and carriers in Kincardine and surrounding communities held a one-day strike on Tuesday as part Canada Post’s rotating strikes.


Plan to relocate grades 7 and 8 to KDSS met with criticism

Parents concerned about interaction between elementary and high school students


By Barb McKay


A plan to relocate grades 7 and 8 students to Kincardine District Secondary School is being met with skepticism by some parents, but the school board says it is the only feasible way to handle ballooning elementary enrollment and make a case for a new school.


Approximately 150 parents and a handful of students attended a public information meeting hosted by the Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) and held at KDSS on Nov. 1 to discuss the plan to relocate grades at Kincardine schools. With elementary enrollment on the rise, some schools have reached or surpassed capacity.



Community partners seek to educate and recruit volunteers for palliative care services in south Bruce County


By Tammy Schneider


On Oct. 29, VON Grey Bruce hosted a recruitment event at the Davidson Centre, with two goals in mind. The first was to connect with potential volunteers and explain to them what being a palliative care volunteer means, and second to increase awareness in the community about the palliative care services available.


“People need the service, but just aren’t aware it’s offered,” said Ginelle MacDougall, manager of home and community care for VON Grey Bruce.


Helping our first responders deal with the wounds that can’t be seen


By Pauline Kerr


Some wounds you can see, like cuts and burns. Some you can’t, like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both can be disabling and both need to be treated effectively and with compassion.


That was the message at the Invisible Wounds Conference for First Responders.


Eadie to serve another term as mayor

Twolan re-elected mayor of Huron-Kinloss

By Barb McKay

Anne Eadie will serve a second term as mayor of the Municipality of Kincardine.

Eadie received 3,435 votes, beating out fellow mayoral candidate Ron Stephens who received 374 votes.

Bed-mats offer comfort to the less fortunate



Volunteers Gillian Arnold (who visits from England each year and includes the mat-making in her schedule), Pastor Kenneth Craig, Pat Bellefeuille and Ellen Waye display the completed mats that will be distributed to those in need. (Tammy Schneider photo)

By Tammy Schneider

The efforts of a dozen volunteers at Kincardine Baptist Church are having an impact both near and far from home, thanks to the creation and distribution of bed-mats.