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OPG, Bruce Power report details collaborative power approach

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Bruce Power have released their 2018 collaboration report, which outlines how the public and private electricity companies continue to join efforts to benefit the province.

The report ‘Powering Ontario Together’ highlights innovative, collaborative initiatives that will drive efficiencies and deliver reliable, low cost electricity to Ontario’s families and business for the long term.

Barn burns in northern Municipality of Kincardine

A barn north of Kincardine was destroyed by fire, as firefighters worked to prevent damage to other buildings on the property on Aug. 20, 2018.

Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services fire chief Kent Padfield said they received a 911 call at 9:15 p.m. for a barn fire on Concession 12 in the Municipality of Kincardine.

Kincardine's 7ACRES signs cannabis sale agreement with Ontario

The Supreme Cannabis Company‘s 7ACRES hybrid greenhouse has signed a supply agreement with the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) to provide product for online sales when the recreational market launches in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018.

Under the agreement, the Kincardine-area 7ACRES cultivation facility will also supply recreational cannabis to Ontario’s private retailers when the retail framework is approved and implemented by the Province.

Allan Thompson makes bid to lead Liberals to Huron-Bruce victory

Glammis-native Allan Thompson is once again throwing his hat in the ring compete in the 2019 federal election as Liberal candidate for Huron-Bruce.

Thompson launched his bid to be the Liberal candidate for Huron-Bruce in the 2019 federal election on Aug. 20, 2018, with a commitment to create opportunity and build the rural economy in the riding.

Kincardine, Tiverton, Ripley ambassadors competing at 2018 CNE

Three local fall fair ambassadors will take part in the CNE Ambassador of the Fairs Competition from Aug. 17–19, 2018.

The annual event draws ambassadors from afar, but will also feature Kincardine’s Priyanka Kalra, Tiverton’s Kady Rice and Ripley’s Jennelle Smeltzer.

The trio will take part in the competition, which is a longstanding tradition at the CNE in its 47th year, which “aims to promote, educate and celebrate Canadian agriculture while bridging the gap between rural and urban communities.”

Inverhuron HAM radio club hoping to reach lighthouses abroad

The Inverhuron HAM Radio Club is looking forward to reaching out to new members by showing just how interesting the “original social network” is to learn and make contacts around the world.

Rob Noakes, the lead licensed HAM radio operator, set up shop in Kincardine’s Rotary Park on Aug. 12 doing demonstrations and will be back in town at the Kincardine Lighthouse this Saturday, Aug. 18 for the International Lighthouse and Light Ship Weekend.

Animal fun at 2018 Kincardine BIA Summer Street Market

The Kincardine BIA Sunday Street Market enjoyed sunny skies and nice weather, as families enjoyed a variety of inflatables, petting zoos, children’s activities and merchant deals throughout the lakeside downtown on Aug. 12, 2018.

The petting zoo animals were a big hit, as the hands on event showcased the community’s gem of a downtown and the merchants that help keep it healthy.

For more information visit Kincardine BIA on facebook.

Kincardine launches eco dev. short term work plan

The Municipality of Kincardine has launched its Community and Economic Development Short Term Workplan, which focuses on what will be council priorities over the next three months.

Grouped into four categories – Business Development and Retention, Nuclear Supply Chain Development and Support, Residential Growth and Retention, and Communications – community development officer Jenna Ujiye presented the document to Municipality of Kincardine council on Aug. 8, 2018, which discusses the major goals and tasks that will be undertaken.

Third break-in at Bruce Botanical Food Gardens since June 20

The Bruce Botanical Food Gardens was a three-time victim of a break-in this summer, after another incident saw the Ripley garden targeted.

Garden coordinator Ingrid Wypkema said the third break-in saw the would-be thieves find “nothing of value as the donation box is emptied daily,” but the locks on the gatehouse door and donation box were cut.

The third break-in since June 20, 2018 took place sometime between 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11.