June 2013

Did you hear?

Kincardine's Saturday night parade is back for a 65th straight year. They made the summer debut on Saturday night, in front of Layla Clouthier, 1, and hundreds of other fans. (Josh Howald photo)

Public hearings for OPG’s DGR to begin Sept. 16

The Joint Review Panel (JRP) for the Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste (DGR) has announced that the public hearing for the project will begin Sept. 16.

A media release issued last week stated that the JRP has determined that the Environmental Impact Statement and the documents in support of the application for a Licence to Prepare a Site and Construct, along with additional information supplied by Ontario Power Generation, are sufficient to proceed to a public hearing.

The public hearing will be held in Kincardine at the Royal Canadian Legion on Lambton Street from Sept. 16 to Oct. 5, then at the Saugeen Shores Community Complex Rotary Hall in Port Elgin from Oct. 7-12. A more detailed schedule will be announced prior to the hearing.

Cops charge 18 in two hours

The South-Bruce OPP wrote 18 speeding tickets in a two-hour span in Kincardine June 13.

Police say they were responding to concerns from the community about vehicle speeds on Queen Street North in Kincardine. So, between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., police monitored the area, and ended up issuing 18 separate tickets, all of them for speeding.

Police remind the public that speed is a factor in serious injury or fatal crashes on Ontario roads. In a 2012 survey of crashes in the South-Bruce OPP detachment area, “violating rules of the road” ranked second as a contributing factor.

Piece of paradise

Patti Richards gave a tour of her Princes Street Garden last week to The Independent. Her and husband Pete are one of the featured stops on this year's Kincardine and District Horticultural Society's garden tour on July  7. For full details, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Traffic lights needed in Lucknow, says Walden

By Barb McKay


Traffic lights are sorely needed in Lucknow, according to Huron-Kinloss’ administrator.


Mary Rose Walden said pedestrians in downtown Lucknow are often forced to dash across Bruce Road 1 because there is nothing in place to pause traffic in the core. Walden told council during its meeting last Monday night that on a recent visit to Lucknow she had watched as people tried to cross the street.


Satosek Knight of the Year

Heart and soul player off to Western next year

By Josh Howald

Gerrit Satosek went to battle for Kincardine District Secondary School, so it was only fitting that he was “knighted” by the high school last week.

Satosek played every sport he could at KDSS, and this year posted a 96 per cent average. (Josh Howald photo)


Athletic ladies

Andrea Plagos, right, and Marley Martin were female senior and junior athletes of the year at Kincardine District Secondary School (Josh Howald photo)

Orangey bounces back two weeks

Fitting charity to get this year’s profits

The second annual Orangey Classic ball hockey tournament has been bounced back a couple of weeks.

The 4-on-4 ball hockey tournament in Formosa, ON, initially slated to run July 12 and 13, will now take place on July 26 and July 27. July 28 is being held as a rain date.

Fish Kincardine Derby keeps on giving

During the Fish Kincardine Derby, the Chamber of Commerce in co-operation with several local businesses ran some amazing promotions and contests. Thank you to all the anglers and local residents who took part and shopped locally throughout the month of May, as well as to the local businesses that hosted contests and promotions or decked out their windows in various fishy themes.

Winners of the MyFM window decorating contest are first, Lowry Stone ($1,000 in advertising); second, Gordon Pharmasave ($500 in advertising); third, Harbour Rose ($250 in advertising); with an honourable mention going to a new business, The Delicate Edge.

Winner of the Shopper’s Drug Mart $250 shopping spree was Penny Dwinnell. Receiving $250 Sobeys gift cards were Myrna Crawford and Penny Dwinnell.

Good bye

Independent readers will be sorry to hear of the death of Bryan Edden.


Bryan operated a garage for many years at the corner of the 5th and Highway 21. Whenever he got a bee in his bonnet, he would grab an old piece of paper, usually an Independent bill, and write a letter to the editor. There was usually grease on his hands, I guess, because his ballpoint or pencil wouldn’t write on the greasy spots on the paper, making his notes hard to translate at times.