Hello yellow!

From left, Alexis Scott, Virginia Dahmer and Alyssa Scott, all 6, proudly display daffodil pinwheels during KTTPS' Yellow Walk as part of its Paint the School Yellow activities in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. The walk pulled in nearly $400. April is Daffodil Monht, which is the Cancer Society's national fundraising campaign. (Barb McKay photo)


Dogs terrorizing Lorne Beach community

By Barb McKay

The neighbourhood in the area of Lorne Beach Road is a place of tranquility.

 

 

Peanut was attacked by a trio of rottweilers while walking on the beach. (Barb McKay photo)

 


Two Kincardine doctors closing their offices

In a press release issued Monday, April 20, the Kincardine Community Medical Clinic announced the closure of the medical practices of Dr. Rejean Duwyn and Dr. Steven Poirier effective July 17, 2015. Both doctors have been appreciated by their colleagues for providing medical services to our community.

 


Westario Power defends disconnection policy

Milne says there are misconceptions about how customers are billed

By Barb McKay

Westario Power collects just a small portion of the bills it collects for electricity, according to the company’s president.

 

Lisa Milne attended last Wednesday’s Kincardine council meeting to talk primarily about Westario’s disconnection policy, which the company has come under fire for after two consecutive frigid winters. Milne said portions of customer electricity bills go to Ontario’s debt repayment, HST, Hydro One for distribution and Smart Meters. At the end of the day, she said, Westario only keeps 14 per cent of what is invoiced to the customer.

 


Volunteers honoured, needed

Karen MacInness, left, and Paula Raspberry share a moment outside the Community Living Kincardine and District Lambton Street office Thursday afternoon at a volunteer appreciation party. The party honoured CKLD's volunteers, as well as the clients who volunteer in the community. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Break-in on Mechanics

Police are investigating a break-in on Mechanics Ave. last Tuesday, April 14.

Police say a residence in the 300 block of Mechanics Ave., Kincardine was entered through a side door sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. The list of stolen items includes Canadian currency, including some coins, and a quantity of prescription medication. The value of the stolen items is estimated to be $250.

Police ask anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-333-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.


Senior drives into house

An 81-year-old Kincardine woman was charged with careless driving after driving into a house last Monday morning.

At 9:40 a.m. on April 13, the South-Bruce OPP received a report of the collision involving a house along Queen St. in Kincardine. Officers attended the scene with members of the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department and Bruce County paramedics to find a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser was exiting the hospital driveway when it crossed Queen Street and struck a house. The woman was assessed for non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported.


Ford girls win provincial title

The Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls hockey team won a provincial hockey championship April 12 in Toronto.

The team overcame a series of setbacks, including the loss of their starting goaltender, to play some amazing hockey at the OWHA Provincial championship tournament. Kincardine capped it all off with a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Almaguin Gazelles at Chesswood Arena in Toronto.

Kincardine knew their work was cut out for them - Almaguin had defeated the Kinucks earlier this season at the Walter Gretzky Tournament in Brantford.

By the time the finals started, both teams were worn down and suffering from bruises and sore muscles. But from the drop of the puck, the two teams battled hard.


Big can opener

Kyle Jenkins of the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department works the jaws of life to cut apart a car Sunday afternoon as a demonstration put on by the fire department at the Davidson Centre prior to the 3rd annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game for the local food bank. (Josh Howald photo)