Peaceful picket

 

Fight for $15 and Fairness and the Ontario Federation of Labour conducted an information picket over the lunch hour Friday at the Queen St., Kincardine, Tim Hortons. Organizations represented at the rally were Grey Bruce Labour Council, Power Workers of Ontario, Public Service Employees, Society of Energy Professionals and Nova Scotia General Employees. Shown (back) are Gary Franklin of the Power Workers Union, Kevin Smith representing the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and the Grey Bruce Labour Council (he’s president), (front) Dave Trumble - vice-president of the Grey Bruce Labour Council, and Mike Dunn holding the Nova Scotia General Employees flag. For more details, pick up a copy of this week’s Kincardine Independent (Pauline Kerr photo)


Lieutenant Governor opens new Kincardine cross country ski trail

 

By Barb McKay

 

A trail provides more than just an opportunity for recreation, it also connects people.

 


Council divided over funding Tiverton community centre, servicing business park, or neither

 

By Barb McKay

 

Prioritizing infrastructure projects has become a significant challenge in setting the 2018 Municipality of Kincardine budget.

 


Ice jam

Unseasonably warm temperatures last week thawed ice on Lake Huron and forced it into the Penetangore River near the Queen Street bridge. (photo courtesy of Steve Small)


Westario Power looks to raise rates

 

By Barb McKay

 

Westario Power customers could see their rates increase.

 


HK man arrested after Ripley-area chase

 

A police officer and a civilian were injured Saturday after a man drove through a police barricade near Ripley on Saturday.

 

According to a report from the South Bruce OPP, police were looking for looking for a man who was wanted for an incident the day prior where threats were made and a firearm was involved. Shortly after noon on Saturday, police spotted the man they were seeking driving on Bruce Road 6 near Ripley.

 

In the report, police say they attempted to stop the driver by barricading the road. The man drove towards the barricade, smashing into two police cruisers and injuring an officer in the process. The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a fractured wrist and released.

 


Busy start to year for Kincardine's snow plow operators

 

 

By Barb McKay


Economic development must be a priority, says BIA manager

Another successful year anticipated for Kincardine's downtown

 

By Barb McKay

 

As 2018 gets underway, Kincardine’s business community and those responsible for promoting it are of one mind – economic development must be a top priority this year.

 


Composting project proposed for Kincardine

 

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine could be the focus of a pilot project for a community organics collection program.

 

Representatives from the Compost Council of Canada attended the Municipality of Kincardine council meeting held Dec. 20 to talk about its plan to initiate a study to look at the potential for community organics collection programs in small municipalities. To do the study, the council needs to partner with a municipality that would be willing to try it out.