H1N1 flu clinic Monday in Kincardine

Kincardine's first H1N1 flu shot clinic will be this Monday, Nov. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the medical clinic, staff confirmed Friday.

Monday's clinic is only for people in 'priority' groups. According to the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit, they include:


Spray clean

Matthew Chambers, 15, of Oakville helps John Pollard of Lucknow clean his boat, ‘My Girl.’ Pollard was readying the boat for winter storage Saturday at the Kincardine harbour. (Kristen Shane photo)


Peddling pot pies

Judy Lowry, back, hands bags of beef pies from her van to, from left, Keith Kelly, Jim and Bev Yundt, Saturday at the Kountry Kitchen Bazaar in Point Clark. The Pine River United Church Women’s famous meat pies sold out fast. Customers bought them by the dozen. (Kristen Shane photo)


Looking Back

From the Oct. 3, 1979 edition of the Kincardine Independent

*The Ministry of Labour approved another year of snow load monitoring at the Tiverton Arena, meaning it was allowed to operate for another season. An engineer’s report was given to village council, confirming no change was detected in the deterioration of the building. Work on the rink to bring it up to ministry snow load requirements were to be completed in the spring.

*The Douglas Point Generating Station surpassed an earlier record for consecutive days of operation. The plant produced power for 130 straight days. The old record, of 91 days, was set in 1976.


Cop gets accolades

Constable David Hackney of the South-Bruce OPP has been named Auxiliary Liaison Officer of the Year. Hackney was honored Sept. 8 in Orillia.

Hackney is an officer in the Naval Reserve and worked as a teacher prior to joining the OPP in January of 2001. He developed, mentored and trained auxiliary officers with the Huron and Grey County unites before establishing a unit for Southern Bruce County.

“He has done an excellent job inspiring a sense of pride and professionalism among the members of the South-Bruce OPP Auxiliary,” said Community Services Officer, Constable Kevin Martin.


Veterans ride in style

Left, veteran Donald McDonald of Kincardine gets a lift in Garry Robertson’s classic car in Sunday’s Legion Veterans and Members Parade through Kincardine’s downtown. Eighteen convertibles transported veterans who couldn’t march in the parade. The event ended Legion Veterans Week. (Kristen Shane photo)


Military parade

About 36 Canadian Forces members stationed at the group’s Meaford base marched in the Legion Veterans and Members Parade Sunday. The pipe band led the parade, which wound through Kincardine’s downtown to end Legion Veterans Week. (Kristen Shane photo)


Vying for the cup

Jim Pannell, left, and Al Mackay, are captains of the two teams that battled last week for the Marketplace Cup. The cup is an annual prize given at the end of Ainsdale Golf Course's men’s night season. (Kristen Shane photo)


Facing a tough crowd

The CEO of the South West Local Health Integration Network, Michael Barrett, front, along with John Van Bastelaar, a Port Elgin LHIN board member, back left, and the board’s chair, Norm Gamble, stand before a crowd of more than 300 people at last Monday night’s public meeting. (Kristen Shane photo)


Hill family takes part in Parkinson's walk to support one of their own

Jean Hill listens to the music of the Ten O'Clock Band in Victoria Park Sunday, awaiting the return of about 30 members of her family who participated in the Parkinson's SuperWalk. Hill, a Lucknow resident, has Parkinson's Disease. For the past five years, her children, grandchildren and other relatives have come from as far away as Guelph and Seaforth to camp overnight near her home and participate in the walk the next day. "I have a lot of support from my family," says Hill. "They all do the best they can." The Hill family was one of five teams that participated in the ninth annual Kincardine walk this year. (Kristen Shane photo)