Energy Minister makes first trip to Bruce Power

Pledges support to nuclear industry

By Josh Howald

The Hon. Glenn Thibeault might be new on the job, but Ontario's Minister of Energy knows what runs Ontario.

Thibeault visited Bruce Power Friday. After a tour of Bruce B, he pledged continued government support for Bruce Power and the nuclear industry in general. Specifically, he threw the government behind the refurbishment of ten nuclear units over the next 15 years between the Bruce and Darlington sites.


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One of 70 competitors catches a wave at Station Beach Sunday morning at the West Shore Huron Surf Classic presented by Billabong. For the full story, dont`miss this week`s print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Municipality to undertake massive water and waste water study

By Barb McKay

A water and wastewater master plan is being undertaken to prepare for future growth in the Municipality of Kincardine, but not everyone around the municipal council table agrees with the scope of the plan.

The plan will determine what the municipality’s short-term and long-term needs are for servicing, with a more direct focus on areas surrounding Tiverton; Kincardine, including land east of the hospital and the Highways 9 and 21 business park; the lakeshore area from Inverhuron to the West Ridge on the Lake subdivision; and the Bruce Energy Centre.

Bruce Power, with its massive refurbishment project beginning in just a few years, has expressed an interest in connecting to municipal services and so may be included in the master plan study.


Bruce Telecom arbitration unsuccessful

By Barb McKay

Any hopes of recovering costs associated with the failed sale of Bruce Telecom are now gone.

Mayor Anne Eadie announced during last Wednesday’s council meeting that the Municipality of Kincardine was unsuccessful in recent arbitration respecting the aborted sale of Bruce Telecom assets to the Eastlinkcorporation.

“By order of the arbitrator, the details of the decision are to remain confidential,” she said. “As previously announced, the Municipality of Kincardine has committed to retain the business and to take appropriate steps to ensure its long-term viability for the benefit of our ratepayers.”


No change to speed limit on Lake Range Drive

By Barb McKay

Drivers will not be slowed down during their commute on Lake Range Drive.

 

During last Monday’s meeting, Huron-Kinloss council agreed with a recommendation from its public works director to leave the speed limit as it is, rather than reduce the speed from 80 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres per hour between Concession 4 and Saratoga Road. Instead, council approved the original plan to install oversized stop signs and stop ahead signs at concession intersections.

 


Kincardine girls have Tall Ships adventure

By Barb McKay

By asking one simple question, two Kincardine sisters set sail on the adventure of a lifetime.

Elizabeth and Rina Casciano. (Barb McKay photo)

 

During the Marine Heritage Festival late last month, Elizabeth and RinaCasciano wandered down to the Kincardine harbour with their father to take a look at the Toronto Brigantine Tall Ships Playfair and Pathfinder. They joined the lines of locals and visitors eager to tour the ships, which were docked in the harbour for the fourth annual event.


36th annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday

By Barb McKay

The Kincardine Terry Fox Run offers family fun for a great cause.

This is the 36th year that the event has been held and to date it has raised more than $233,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Last year, Kincardine raised $17,000 – the most raised since 2011.

Jane Benney works on a small committee of dedicated volunteers who have been organizing the event for years. This year’s run will be held Sept. 18 at the Davidson Centre.

“Terry Fox is someone dear to my heart,” she said. “He’s a Canadian icon and the Terry Fox Foundation is amazing.”

The foundation is a small organization and ensures that 84 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research. Over the past 35 years, $700 million has been raised worldwide.


Highlanders win provincial lacrosse title

OLA punching bag to top dog in four seasons

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Highlanders are provincial Masters Lacrosse champions.

"I'm still a little bit shocked, to be honest," chuckled Chris Wainwright Monday morning.

Five years ago, Wainwright had never even played lacrosse before.

But he had always wanted to. So a group of guys started getting together to play pick-up lacrosse. They had their eyes opened pretty quickly.

"We were losing games 17-1," he said. "And now we have the best team in Ontario. I'm really proud of all the guys, and the commitment to the team - right back to the dark days."

Seven or eight players who were there at the start were still there on Sunday to help Kincardine win its first ever men's lacrosse championship.

"But we've picked up some phenomenal lacrosse players to help us along the way," he said.


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Willis Lowe throws a straw bale during a competition at the Kincardine Fall Fair on the weekend. See this week's print edition for a full page of colour photos. (Barb McKay photo)