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7Acres opens new expansion

7Acres is a budding business.

The Tiverton-based cannabis growing facility cut the ribbon Wednesday on a 30,000 square feet expansion that will include new space for cloning, propagation and irrigation as well as 13 flowering rooms.

According to a release from the company the flowering spaces will increase the site’s growing capacity to 17.5 metric tons over a year. Including the new wing, the Tiverton site is now 120,000 square feet of licensed production space with further construction underway.

Vigil in Kincardine for mosque shooting victims

A vigil for families and victims of the March 15 mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, is set for Friday in Kincardine. 

The vigil, according to Kincardine Islamic Centre member Ayman Faddah, is meant as an opportunity for people to comfort each other and to say together the mosque shootings in Christchurch are unacceptable.

Queen Street fire in Kincardine 'non-suspicious' 

A March 11 fire that affected apartments and businesses in downtown Kincardine is still under investigation but foul play has been ruled out according to the municipality’s fire chief.

Kincardine Fire Chief Kent Padfield said that the Ontario Fire Marshall has ruled the fire, which damaged apartments and businesses at 790 and 792 Queen Street, “non-suspicious,” and still under investigation.

Padfield explained that the marshall, that wrapped up its onsite work March 13 is not likely to release the cause of the fire for several months.

Man and women charged with impaired driving over St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Just after 10 p.m. on March 17 members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a RIDE program on Queen Street in Kincardine where a male driver was arrested for driving while impaired by alcohol.

When officers initiated a traffic stop they observed the driver showing signs of impairment and determined the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further tests.

Ford says thought going into deficit fight

Premier Doug Ford returned to Mildmay Wednesday for a dinner event and a wide-ranging speech where he highlighted his government’s efforts to reduce Ontario’s deficit and previewed the upcoming budget.

In the nearly 20 minute speech at the Mildmay Carrick Complex community hall, Ford said that in the April 11 budget “you’re going to see that we’re going to responsible and we’re going to be thoughtful.”

“It’s easy for any government to go in there to start slashing and cutting and everything,” he said. “We aren’t doing that.”

No reported injuries in Queen Street fire

Updated with information from the Kincardine Fire Department

Multiple fire departments responded to a fire this morning involving businesses and apartments on Queen Street in Kincardine.

Fire fighters helped contain the blaze to the second and third floors of 790 and 792 Queen Street, though according to Kincardine Fire Deputy Chief Mike Moore the ground floor businesses in the structure, West Shore Clothing and Beckers Shoes, were each affected by smoke and water damage.

Why are women being put on the stand for the SNC-Lavalin scandal?

On the eve of International Women’s Day, my blood was boiling after binge-watching Sheila Copps’ take on the Jody Wilson-Raybould scandal. Copps and others seem to be redirecting the focus of the conversation away from Trudeau’s culpability, towards the integrity of Wilson-Raybould and those standing with her.

Under our skin: Sugar Shack marks 20 years in Kincardine

It all could been very different for Scott Duncan.

The owner of Sugar Shack Tattoo had planned to spend a summer tattooing in Kincardine before shipping off to Sweden for an opportunity there. That was in 1999.

Two decades, three storefronts, and countless bodies displaying work from his shop later, you could say Duncan has a lot of skin in the game in Kincardine.