Author: Kincardine News

KDSS students enrolled in inaugural clean energy co-op program

Local high school students are gaining hands-on training in the clean energy industry through a new co-op program offered by the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII). “This program is designed to introduce students to jobs and skills they may not have known existed — allowing them to take part in the cutting-edge science and engineering happening […]

Coldest Night of the Year raises more than $23K in Kincardine

The fundraising total for Kincardine’s second annual Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) walk came in just shy of the $25,000 goal. Held in support of United Way Bruce Grey (UWBG) and the Kincardine Good Food Box program, the walk was held at the Kincardine Legion on Feb. 24, as one of four walks hosted […]

Bluewater trustee calls for more say for teachers, parents, others

After his first 16 months as a public school board trustee for Owen Sound, Michael Craig admonished and challenged his fellow trustees to show more leadership on Feb. 20. “Our job as trustees is to respectfully hold our administration and the system to account,” he wrote in a memo to trustees and the director of […]

Ripley Medical Centre renovations set to begin this spring

Plans for the reopening of the Ripley Medical Centre are progressing. “What we’re looking forward to is circulating our existing inter-professional services through the Ripley medical clinic, kind of like a satellite site,” said Pam Rantz, Kincardine Family Health Team (FHT) executive director, in a Feb. 23 interview. “Hopefully, that can bring care closer to […]

Bruce County Memories — Bruce County man saves Queen’s University

Canada’s first Black lawyer, Robert Sutherland (1830–1878), ran a law office in Walkerton for 20 years and was elected reeve in 1872. He was from Jamaica, the son of a Scottish father and a Jamaican mother. What few know is that Sutherland single-handedly rescued Queen’s University from financial oblivion. There are no photographs of Sutherland […]

Golden Sock up for grabs through Down Syndrome awareness competition

Hundreds of colourful socks will soon cover Kincardine’s downtown. “It’s spreading awareness and showing that the businesses downtown are inclusive, which is super important to anyone with a disability or a different ability,” explained Catherine Evans, communications and marketing co-ordinator for Community Living Kincardine and District (CLKD), on Feb. 14. The Lots of Socks window […]

More than $7K raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters during local event

A recent Disney-themed event hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Bruce North Huron successfully raised thousands of dollars in support of local youth. On Feb. 10, the Be Our Guest Fest was held at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine with 310 children and adults in attendance.  The event raised more than $7,000 for […]

Kincardine launches new Love It! campaign

The community is invited to share all that they love about Kincardine through the newly-unveiled Love It! campaign. “This is a chance for people to share the local places and unique experiences that bring them joy and make them feel grateful to live in our incredible community,” said Coun. Beth Blackwell, who announced the launch […]

Mobile rewards app launched to promote tourism in Bruce County

Visitors to Bruce County can now receive rewards for exploring all the area has to offer through a newly launched mobile app. “We’ve highlighted places for you to eat, shop, see and do and curated lighthouse, hiking and additional tours to help plan your next Bruce County adventure,” Jeffrey Loney, manager of economic development, said […]

Kincardine council ‘provides a fair value’ with passing of 2024 budget

Balancing calls for increased service while avoiding a major tax hike proved challenging for Kincardine council as members passed the municipality’s 2024 budget on Feb. 12. “The pressures of high inflation, growth, and increased expectations for service delivery affect the considerations and decisions council makes during budget discussions,” Mayor Kenneth Craig said in a news […]

Community rallying for second year of fundraising walk

Fundraising efforts are heating up for Kincardine’s Coldest Night of the Year in support of United Way of Bruce Grey. As of Feb. 13, registered walkers had raised 29 per cent of Kincardine’s 2024 goal of $25,000. Last year’s walk, the municipality’s first-ever, raised $24,433. The 2024 walk takes place on Feb. 24 at the Kincardine […]

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