Kincardine and area postal workers part of one day rotating strike

 

Delivery of the Kincardine Independent will be delayed by one day to due to another 24-hour strike by Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 582 on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

 

The local is one of several in southwestern Ontario that are part of a rotating strike as negotiations continue with Canada Post. Unless the strike extends beyond 24 hours, Kincardine Independent subscribers should expect to receive their newspaper tomorrow, Nov. 15.


Ripley remembers

 

The Ripley Huron Legion colour party makes its way to the Ripley Cenotaph on Remembrance Day. (Barb McKay photo)


Southampton no longer preferred site for Nuclear Innovation Institute

 

By Barb McKay

 

The Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute will not be attached to the Bruce County Museum and Archives in Southampton.

 


Burnside Memorial Trail dedicated to the memory of Wib Burnside

 

By Tammy Schneider

A crowd of more than 50 friends and family attended a trail dedication for Wib Burnside on Nov. 5.

 


Kincardine and area postal workers walk off the job

Local 582 part of rotating strikes

Postal workers at the Canada Post Kincardine were part of a CUPW rotating strike in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday. (Barb McKay photo)

 

By Barb McKay

 

Postal workers and carriers in Kincardine and surrounding communities held a one-day strike on Tuesday as part Canada Post’s rotating strikes.

 


Plan to relocate grades 7 and 8 to KDSS met with criticism

Parents concerned about interaction between elementary and high school students

 

By Barb McKay

 

A plan to relocate grades 7 and 8 students to Kincardine District Secondary School is being met with skepticism by some parents, but the school board says it is the only feasible way to handle ballooning elementary enrollment and make a case for a new school.

 

Approximately 150 parents and a handful of students attended a public information meeting hosted by the Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) and held at KDSS on Nov. 1 to discuss the plan to relocate grades at Kincardine schools. With elementary enrollment on the rise, some schools have reached or surpassed capacity.

 


Spooktacular!


Community partners seek to educate and recruit volunteers for palliative care services in south Bruce County

 

By Tammy Schneider

 

On Oct. 29, VON Grey Bruce hosted a recruitment event at the Davidson Centre, with two goals in mind. The first was to connect with potential volunteers and explain to them what being a palliative care volunteer means, and second to increase awareness in the community about the palliative care services available.

 

“People need the service, but just aren’t aware it’s offered,” said Ginelle MacDougall, manager of home and community care for VON Grey Bruce.

 


Helping our first responders deal with the wounds that can’t be seen

 

By Pauline Kerr

 

Some wounds you can see, like cuts and burns. Some you can’t, like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both can be disabling and both need to be treated effectively and with compassion.

 

That was the message at the Invisible Wounds Conference for First Responders.