Province should have reached out to school boards, Bluewater director says


By Barb McKay


Bluewater District School Board’s (BWDSB) director of education says the province should have engaged with Ontario school boards regarding changes to the curriculum, but has instead set a tone of mistrust and discipline.


Shop for a good cause at the Clothes Hamper


By Tammy Schneider


Perhaps you have gained a few pounds and clothes don’t fit as well as they used to, or are looking for a few key accessories to bump up your current wardrobe. A trip to The Clothes Hamper may be just what you need.


Kincardine Summer Music Festival mentors next generation of musicians


Students Faith Takacs and Brendon Bull enjoyed a successful week of lessons during the Kincardine Summer Music Festival thanks to great teachers. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Ripley food gardens broken into for third time


By Barb McKay


The Bruce Botanical Food Gardens (BBFG) in Ripley has once again been targeted by thieves.


The break-in on Aug. 10 was the third such incident in less than less than two months. The first break-in occurred on June 20 where cash and heirloom seeds were stolen. This time, culprits left empty-handed.


Walking to end Parkinson’s disease


By Tammy Schneider


On Sept. 9 at 1 p.m., a group of local residents will lace up their running shoes and walk in support of a common cause, to end Parkinson’s disease and provide support for those already diagnosed.


Held at North Shore Park in Saugeen Shores, the walk will include people of all ages and backgrounds, including local resident Eleanor Thompson and daughter Nancy Alexander. Thompson’s son Tom was diagnosed with the disease at age 60, and this will be her third year participating.


Star gaxing postponed to Aug. 23


Mary-Kate Duggan and Ava Ferguson were enchanted by the Sunset Fairy during the Kincardine BIA Street Park on Queen Street on Aug. 12. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Host families urgently needed for international students


By Barb McKay


With less than three weeks to go until the start of the school year, several host families are still needed to take in international students.


Nearly 200 students from South America and Europe will spend a semester at nine schools, including Kincardine and District Secondary School (KDSS). This is the sixth consecutive year that the Avon Maitland District School Board has hosted the international program that allows visiting students to learn a new language and experience a different culture while continuing their education.


Colling, Ernest

July 28, 2018


Ernest “Ernie” G. Colling of Ripley passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the age of 75.


He was born in Kincardine on Dec. 24, 1942, son of the late Katherine (née Bushell) and Melvin Colling.


Survived by his brother Gerald Colling of Ripley, his sister Sharon Colling (Allister) of B.C. and his sister-in-law Evelyn Colling of Ripley, as well as by several nieces and nephews.