Photo Gallery

World Fiddle Day Kincardine

 

The Ballaghs took to the stage at the Kincardine Center for the Arts on Friday evening. The group shared folk music with attendees with proceeds going towards World Fiddle Day Kincardine. (Chris Bianco Photo)


Eyeing up the corner pocket

 

Susy Parker, winner of division “C”, eyes up the 8-ball during the Heart N Stroke Pool Tournament at the Sutton Park Inn on Saturday. The three day tournament raised $4385 for the heart and stroke foundation. In the tournament’s 22 year history it has raised over $193,000 for the charity. Of the 160 competitors, Travis Thompson and Andy Graham won division “A”, Mar Juazon and Duane Kocela won division “B” and Matt Friel and Susy Parker won division “C”. (Chris Bianco Photo)


KDSS one of the last stops for Rick Mercer Report

 

Rick Mercer poses with members of KDSS’s Me to We program at an assembly on Tuesday. The Me to We program raised $2300 for Mercer’s charity Spread the Net. (Chris Bianco Photo)

By Chris Bianco

Rick Mercer received a warm and excited greeting from students at Kincardine District Secondary School as he entered the gymnasium on Tuesday, being led by a bagpiper in traditional Kincardine fashion.

 


Winter windmills

 

The sun sets over a field near Ripley, highlighting the blades of wind turbines against a darkening sky. (Chris Bianco Photo)


Synchronized skating

Brianna Pointon and Chloe Shields perform their duo “Sorry” during the Ripley-Huron Skating Club showcase on Saturday. (Chris Bianco Photo)

 


Hurry Hard!

 

Cale Morrison intently watches his stone slide towards the house during the Mixed Bonspiel at the Kincardine Curling Club.  (Chris Bianco Photo)

 


The moment before the big number

 

Brookelyn Harris, along with her fellow figure skaters, steps out onto the ice to perform the group number “Wipe Out” during the figure skating gala on Friday evening. (Chris Bianco Photo)


A Winter Beacon

 

The Point Clark Lighthouse National Historic site lies covered under a blanket of snow, looking out over a frozen Lake Huron. At one time, a lonely lightkeeper would tend to the property and keep the light shining despite the harsh conditions. Nowadays, the light is automated and the lives of the people who once maintained these aids to navigation are remembered through museums like the one in Point Clark. (Chris Bianco Photo)


Family fun

The heavy snowfall over the weekend brought families out to Alps Park for tobogganing. Mason Holroyd, 4, centre, gets ready to push his brother Reid, 5, down the hill while big sister Ashlyn, 8, waits her turn. The kids were enjoying a visit with their grandparents, Allan and Ellen Holroyd of Manitoulin. (Barb McKay photo)


Peaceful picket

 

Fight for $15 and Fairness and the Ontario Federation of Labour conducted an information picket over the lunch hour Friday at the Queen St., Kincardine, Tim Hortons. Organizations represented at the rally were Grey Bruce Labour Council, Power Workers of Ontario, Public Service Employees, Society of Energy Professionals and Nova Scotia General Employees. Shown (back) are Gary Franklin of the Power Workers Union, Kevin Smith representing the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and the Grey Bruce Labour Council (he’s president), (front) Dave Trumble - vice-president of the Grey Bruce Labour Council, and Mike Dunn holding the Nova Scotia General Employees flag. For more details, pick up a copy of this week’s Kincardine Independent (Pauline Kerr photo)