February 2013

What a story!

Devany House gave an animated performance at the Kincardine Legion public speaking competition Saturday at Legion Hall. House is a Grade 3 student at Saint Anthony's School - the only local school to participate. House won first place in the primary in the year's competition. (Barb McKay photo)

Crash kills 22-year-old

A 22-year-old Huron-Kinloss man was killed in a crash last night (Tuesday) on Bruce Road 7.

At 9 p.m. last night, police were dispatched to the scene of a collision involving a horse drawn Mennonite wagon carrying a load of lumber between Concessions 2 and 4 on Road 7 in Huron-Kinloss. A Ford Taurus had been travelling north on 7, and collided with the back end of the horse-drawn Mennonite wagon moving in the same direction.

The driver of the wagon, 22-year-old Leroy Brucbacher of Huron Kinloss, was ejected from the wagon on impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Emergency Services. The driver of the Taurus, a 35-year-old Ripley man, was treated for minor injuries at Kincardine Hospital and released.

Kincardine med clinic secures laboratory services

 By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Community Medical Clinic will continue to provide blood work and laboratory services.


Gerry Glover, executive director of the Kincardine Family Health Team, announced last week that the clinic was successful in negotiating an agreement with LifeLabs to provide phlebotomy and laboratory services.


“We appreciate and recognize the level of comfort patients expect and currently experience while attending the lab and as such, the phlebotomist currently in place will remain under the agreement,” Glover said in a media release. 


We hope not

The front window of Sleepers Bed Gallery was smashed overnight Friday, just two days after the municipality accepted a new public nuisance bylaw that result in $300 fines for public drunkenness, damaging property and other offences. Anybody with information on this incident is asked to call police at 519-396-3341. (Barb McKay photo)

Bruce-Grey SPCA branch closing

Animal complaints now responsibility of police

By Barb McKay

A lack of available funds has led to the closure of the Bruce-Grey branch of the Ontario SPCA.

Brad Dewar, spokesperson for the OSPCA, said the animal welfare organization made the decision to close the branch as of March 1.

“The OSPCA is a non-profit organization,” he said. “We receive funding from donors but no government funding. Looking at our budget this year we made the decision to close the Bruce-Grey branch.”

Wanted Kincardine man nabbed in Guelph

An early morning traffic stop of a rental car resulted in the arrest of two fugitives, one from Kincardine.

Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police stopped a vehicle at 4:14 a.m. on Speedvale Ave., near the Guelph – Woolwich Town line in Guelph on Feb. 13. Investigation revealed the driver, whose licence was suspended, was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. The 30-year-old Kincardine man was arrested on the strength of the warrant and charged with driving under suspension. He was subsequently turned over the South-Bruce OPP.

Mathews gets Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan, left, congratulates David Sinclair Mathews, who won the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his role working with Canadians in the UK. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent - in stores now! (Barb McKay photo)

Blue Rodeo sign on for Music in the Fields

The 2013 Music in the Fields lineup is complete with Blue Rodeo as the Friday headliner.


The Lucknow Kinsmen, which organizes the annual music festival, announced last Tuesday that the famed Canadian country rock band has signed on to headline the first day of the two-day festival, to be held in Lucknow Aug. 24 and 25. Also performing Friday are Toronto-based The Heartbroken and The James Cameron Band, from Kitchener.


American country music super stars Big and Rich will headline the show Saturday with openers James Brody, Dallas Smith, Small Town Pistols, Autumn Hill and the River Junction Band.


Kingsway Street home robbed

Police estimate more than $8,000 worth of property was stolen from a Kingsway Street home in Kincardine in a break, enter and theft.

The South-Bruce OPP is investigating the incident, which they say occurred sometime between noon on Feb. 8 and noon on Feb. 15 in the 400 block of Kingsway Street. The residence was entered through a back window.

The list of stolen property includes leather jackets, clothes, an Acer laptop computer, a black Apple iPod, a 19” Hisense TV/DCD combo, a Samsung Galaxy cell phone, a 14-k gold Masonic Lodge rink and a black Onyx size 8, a 16” 14-k gold men’s necklace,  a set of right-handed Ping golf clubs and bag, an 18-volt Hitachi cordless drill, a black Stanley socket set, a 55cc MTD chainsaw, a Mastercraft hammer drill and a black “Artisan” hockey bag,

A Saturday night sweep?

One win away from finals

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks are on a roll, and could clinch a berth in the OMHA Finals with a Game 3 win Saturday night in Ingersoll. Kincardine won Game 2 of this OMHA semi-final series Wednesday evening at the Davidson Centre 5-2.

Kincardine, the defending All-Ontario champions, completed a three-game sweep of Lambeth in the OMHA quarter-finals Friday night, and didn’t waste any time getting into the next round. Sunday, the midget Kinucks travelled to Ingersoll to play Game 1 of the semi-finals, and came home with a 1-0 series lead.