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Final list of candidates announced for Municipal Election 2018

 

By Pauline Kerr

 

Municipal Election 2018 promises to be an exciting one locally, with races for mayor in both Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss, for deputy mayor in Huron-Kinloss, and a six-way race for three councillor-at-large seats in Kincardine.

 

In Kincardine, Rob Stephens entered the race for mayor, running against incumbent Anne Eadie.

 


No update on the revised sex education curriculum

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

With the start of school just a month away, teachers and education professionals are still unsure as to which curriculum they will be teaching.

 

Last week, public school boards across the province wrote to the government asking for clarification on the sex education curriculum for the upcoming school year.

 


Relax and ride the bus Reunion weekend

 

By Pauiline Kerr

 

Anyone who’s attended previous reunions knows it’s best to leave the car at home. With all the extra people in town and all the activities happening in the downtown area, driving and parking just aren’t options.

 

While there’s a lot happening, the venues for the various events are in a fairly compact area, and are within reasonable walking distance from each other and most parts of town.

 


Fifty and fabulous

Celebrating with the birthday girls

 

A group of friends gathered on July 14th to celebrate those turning 50 years of age in 2018. Left to right in the back row are Susan MacKenzie, Valli Pellizzari, Tracy Ashley, Leslie Mask and Carolyn Frid. In the front row are Denise Porter, Lisa McCuaig and Sherry McGlynn. (Tammy Schneider photo)


Police arrest four in school break-in

by Pauline Kerr

 

Earlier this month, South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police responded to an alarm at a public school located on Russell Street in Kincardine.

 

Officers found four youths inside the school and arrested them without incident.

 


Police arrest four in school break-in

by Pauline Kerr

 

Earlier this month, South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police responded to an alarm at a public school located on Russell Street in Kincardine.

 

Officers found four youths inside the school and arrested them without incident.

 


Skilled trades are a viable career option

by Tammy Schneider

 

A program undertaken by Skills Ontario has its sights set on building Ontario’s skilled trades and technologies workforce, by introducing a variety of career choices to Ontario youth. This summer, approximately 400 Ontario students, in grades 7,8 and 9, will attend Skills Ontario summer camp, and learn firsthand that pursuing a career in the trades can allow them to follow their creative passions while earning a good living, and having reliable employment.

 


Keeping cool!

by Tammy Schneider

New friends Miriam Francis and Faelin Gorman enjoyed the water at the Kincardine Lions Splash Pad during a string of very hot days.

 

 


9th Annual Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival a success

by Tammy Schneider

 

In spite of a few showers, this year’s salute to the blues was well attended and enjoyed by thousands of visitors and local residents on July 14, 15 and 16. Friday evening behind the Bruce Steak House, the evening kicked off with a set by the Andrew Parkhouse Band, and continued on with five more bands taking the stage until past midnight.

 

Saturday was a family affair, as the Kincardine BIA hosted a street festival that included displays and activities for all ages to enjoy. The petting zoo was a big hit, as well as the giant bubbles and mini zip-line. Displays of old time bikes, toys and collectibles brought back many old memories (and more than a few laughs).

 


Christoper's Crew

Fighting kidney disease with Kidney Walk

 

 

 

Thirteen-year-old Christopher Pennington isn’t playing with friends or lounging in front of the television this summer. For the past three years he has been busy fundraising to support his team in the Goderich Kidney Walk. Scheduled for Sept. 9, the walk is sanctioned by The Kidney Foundation of Canada, and uses funds raised for research and patient support. To date, Pennington has raised more than $30,000 since he began walking in 2015.

 

Asked why he participates, Pennington said that he was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2014.