Community acceptance crucial for used nuclear fuel DGR project


By Barb McKay


A deep geologic repository (DGR) to store Canada’s used nuclear fuel will only be constructed in a community that fully understands what the proposed project involves and openly accepts it.



Kevin Orr, left, and Paul Austen of the NWMO took media on a tour of OPG's Western Waste Management Facility at Bruce Power last week. They are seen here in the dry storage facility for Bruce Power's used nuclear fuel. (Barb McKay photo)


HuronTel looks to expand into Kincardine

By Barb McKay


HuronTel has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to expand services into Kincardine.


The Independent confirmed late last week that the co-operatively-owned telecommunications company formally filed the application for Bruce Telecom’s exchange in Kincardine and has purchased the vacant office space at the corner of Lambton and Queen Streets.


John McManus named Citizen of the Year

By Barb McKay


Kincardine Lion and long-time Scottish Pipe Band member John McManus has received the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Citizen of the Year Award.



John McManus, right was the Bruce Power Citizen of the Year. A longtime community volunteer, he has dedicated his time to the Kincardine and District Lions Club, the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, minor sports and the Gymnastics Club. Presenting him with the award is Bruce Power's Rob Liddle. (Barb McKay photo)


Community rallies to restore historic church tower

 By Barb McKay


The restoration of the Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church tower was truly a labour of love.


Last summer volunteers from the community came together to repair the 115-year-old tower with the help of Teeswater stone mason Michael Reinhardt. Together they repaired the crumbling brickwork on the tower and installed new stained glass windows. At the end of the day the project came in 14 per cent under budget.


“It’s a wonderful sense of accomplishment,” said Heather Catto, a member of the restoration committee. “We were truly blessed through the whole thing.”


Frozen water pipes persist, Kincardine seeks provincial funding

By Barb McKay


Frozen water lines continue to be a problem in Kincardine particularly on Durham Market South where an entire watermain is being replaced.


Kincardine’s public works manager of operations Don Houston was at last Wednesday’s municipal council meeting to request an emergency approval to replace the watermain that runs the length of Durham Market South from Queen Street to Princes Street. Huston said the frost caused lateral splits in the line and he presented photos of the dug up watermain with numerous leaks.


Dough stolen in bakery break-in

The South-Bruce OPP are investigating a break-in at Armstrong's Bakery in Lucknow.

Sometime between 7 p.m. on March 21 and 3 a.m. on March 23, the Campbell Street, Lucknow business was forcibly entered. A quantity of cash was taken. Nothing else was reported missing. There was no estimate available on the cost of repairs.

Police remind the public that suspicious vehicles and people should be reported as soon as possible so that officers can properly investigate. The South-Bruce OPP requests anybody with information to call 1-888-310-1122, or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Wolves win Game 7

Will meet Shallow Lake in finals

When it came to crunch time, the Ripley Wolves stepped up.

Ripley celebrates the game winner late in the second period of Game 7 last night (Tuesday) in Ripley. (Josh Howald photo)


The Wolves dumped the Milverton 4-Wheel Drives 5-2 last night in the village to end this back-and-forth WOAA Senior A semi-final series. Ripley faced elimination in Games 6 and 7, but battled back to win both comfortably. Ripley will now face the Shallow Lake Crushers in the WOAA A finals. The Crushers are coming off a five-game series win over Lucknow.

Ice to see ya again!

The sun was shining on Kincardine Harbour Monday morning on a beautiful day in Kincardine. These Canada Geese were busy splitting their time between the ice and the water. (Josh Howald photo)

Frozen water lines causing significant damage in Kincardine

By Barb McKay


Bob and Donna Lockwood had been out of their house just a few short hours when disaster struck.



Public works crews were hard at work last week dealing with a water main break on Durham Market South that left businesses without water. (Barb McKay photo)



United Way calls on Kincardine to help handle Westario disconnects

By Barb McKay

As the United Way of Bruce Grey struggles to keep up with a heavy load of requests for utility assistance, it is trying to convince Westario Power to provide more time before disconnecting users.