July 2010

Independent closed for holidays

The Kincardine Independent will be closed for holidays from July 28 to August. 4.

There will be no paper on Aug. 4, 2010.

Normal hours resume Aug. 5, and the next edition will be published Aug. 11.

Fun in the Park

Leah Zurbrigg, 4, was all smiles for a pony ride at the Rotary Clubs Summer Fun in the Park Saturday morning at Victoria Park. (Josh Howald photo)

Huron-Kinloss joins wind turbine working group

By Barb McKay


Huron-Kinloss Township councillors have added their names to a working group that aims to address issues related to wind turbines.


Councillors Anne Eadie and Don Murray will represent the township as members of the Inter-Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group, which includes representatives from the Township of Arran-Elderslie.


Kincardine Music Festival draws high calibre Canadian talent

Concerts feature world-class musicians

 By Barb McKay


Those who attend the Kincardine Summer Music Festival 2010 are not likely to be disappointed.


The line up of performers for this year’s two-week concert series includes the best of the best from the Canadian jazz, blues, classical and bluegrass music world. Many of the performers are Juno winners or nominees and have toured with the biggest names in the industry. The festival will run from Aug. 1-14.


The festival’s programming director, John Schnaar, said many performers return time and again because the festival is well-known for excellence.


Public meeting scheduled for Bluewater Wind Project

International Power Inc. will hold a public meeting Aug. 10 regarding the Bluewater Wind Project.


Representatives of the wind energy company will be on hand to provide information about the proposed project in Huron-Kinloss Township and answer questions. The meeting will be held at the Ripley Huron Community Centre from 5:30-8 p.m.

Colling takes U.S. coaching job

By Josh Howald

Kurtis Colling is taking his act south.

Kurtis Colling

The Ripley native has accepted an assistant coaching position at Castleton, a college in Vermont with a NCAA Division III hockey program.

It’s a bit of a gamble for Colling, but one he’s looking forward to. Colling is leaving his job at Bruce Power as a nuclear operator and will begin his posting in Castleton next week.

But it’s a calculated risk for Colling, who is opening more doors than he is shutting.

A return of the big fish?

27th annual Chantry Chinook Classic underway

By Josh Howald

This year’s winning fish should be a big one.

The 27th annual Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby kicked off Saturday, and derby chair Bob Grierson expects a big winner this year.

John Poore of Parkhill shows off his catches Sunday afternoon in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Bears win Bulldogs tourney

The Bad News Bears are the 2010 Kincardine Bulldogs Slo-pitch tournament champions.

Caden Allingham of Kincardine's Phat Jaks makes a throw from third to first Friday night at the Kincardine Bulldogs/Rotary Club Slo-pitch tournament at Connaught Park. (Josh Howald photo)

The Bears, from Kincardine, defeated The Firm, from Walkerton, 8-3 in the A Division championship game Sunday afternoon on Tout Field at Connaught Park. Both teams went through the tournament undefeated before the final.

The teams were tied 3-3 heading into the final inning, when Kincardine rallied to score five times.

No back seat driving

The last place I expected to be Thursday morning was putt-putting along above the lakeshore in Huron township in a 1946 Piper Cub.


Garry Shepherd who operates an airstrip at the south-east corner of Lake Range and the 8th concession, had arranged to take reporter Barb McKay for a flight to show her the proposed wind turbine sites west of Highway 21.


Since Barb was unable to be at work Thursday, I was asked to go.


Half and hour later we were in the air – with a little difficulty.


July 28, 2010


Garry Clarke passed away at his home in Point Clark, on July 23, 2010, surrounded by his family and friends, at the age of 59.

He will be missed by his partner Bonnie Chartrand.