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)

Be sure you're on the voters’ list


The municipal elections will be held on Monday, Oct. 22.


This year, the Municipality of Kincardine will be using an internet/telephone voting system for the first time. There will not be paper ballots. Electors should receive a notice in the mail by mid-October providing instructions on how to vote and a secure PIN number to use.


Water conservation notice in effect


Municipality of Kincardine residents are being asked to conserve water over the next week and a half while maintenance is performed on both the Kincardine and Tiverton water towers.


The municipality issued the notice last week, asking residents to reduce the amount of water they are using between Sept. 17 and 28 while the water towers are offline. That means residents should limit washing their cars and driveways and watering their lawns during that period to ensure there will be enough capacity in the drinking water system.


Grade 9 Kincardine and District Secondary School students took part in a variety of icebreakers to help with introductions to their fellow students during Link Crew day on Sept. 4. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Music is back at Kincardine District Secondary School


By Tammy Schneider


After several years without a music program, both staff and students are excited that a music teacher has been hired by KDSS and will commence lessons in the second semester of the 2018-19 year.


Dr. Secord monument to remain following citizen request to remove it


By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine has denied a request to remove a monument dedicated to Dr. Solomon Secord.


The monument was erected in front of the Kincardine library on Queen Street by friends of Secord following his death in 1910. Secord, grandnephew of Canadian heroine Laura Secord, began practicing medicine in Kincardine in the late 1850s. According to records compiled by local historian Graham Mahood, shortly after setting up practice in Kincardine, Secord took ill and went to stay with family in Georgia.


Bubble fun

Although there were all kinds of things for blowing giant bubbles, little Iris Dereniwski had her own idea of what to do with the pool filled with suds. (Pauline Kerr photo)

Back to school report for Kincardine and surrounding areas


By Tammy Schneider


It’s back-to-school for hundreds of children across the surrounding area. Teachers and administration staff have been busy readying their classrooms for the new year, and at home parents have been shopping for supplies, school clothes and getting children back on a regular schedule.


The Bluewater School Board offers registration information and back-to-school wellness tips for children of all ages on the board website at


Kincardine municipal all-candidates meeting on Sept. 26



By Barb McKay

Municipality of Kincardine residents are invited to come out on Sept. 26 and meet the candidates who are running in the 2018 municipal election.


The Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce will host an all-candidates meeting at the Davidson Centre. Candidates will discuss their platforms and members of the public will have an opportunity to ask questions about the issues that matter to them.



The Toronto Brigantine’s TS Playfair had tall ship watchers in awe as it crossed Lake Huron and docked at the Kincardine harbour on Aug. 23, just in time for the Heritage Marine Festival. (Tammy Schneider photo)