October 2013


Madden Walden, 3, takes the biggest bite he can of an apple during the Great Big Crunch event at St. Anthony's School Thursday. The event, through the Ontario School Nutrition Program, promotes healthy eating by having students across the province bite into apples simultaneously. (Barb McKay photo)

Residents launch appeal against Armow Wind Project

By Barb McKay


A Kincardine couple has launched an appeal against the Armow Wind Project, fearing that the wind energy development will negatively impact their health.


Sharon Kroeplin told The Independent Monday that she and her husband Ken are appealing the project in an attempt to put it on hold until studies, including the current Health Canada study, are completed. The Armow project, being developed by Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Renewable Holdings, received renewable energy approval from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment earlier this month to erect 92 turbines that will produce 180 megawatts of power.

Effects of homelessness more costly than maintaining affordable housing

By Barb McKay


Living conditions have a direct impact on the health of individuals, according to local advocates.


Bruce County Housing and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation held a community forum in Kincardine last Thursday to discuss housing issues in the county and commemorate National Housing Day.

Dozens of social service representatives, Bruce County officials, realtors and community group members gathered at the Kincardine Pavilion to learn about plans to create more affordable housing.


Filpping out

Taylor Pollock of Ripley, a member of Walkerton's Danceology, performs an interpretive dance during a community fourm on affordable housing last week at the Kincardine Pavilion. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine hopes for big return from rural economic development grants

By Barb McKay


Kincardine will hedge a bet that investing $25,000 in partnership with the county on a rural economic development grant application will reap a big return.


Two hurt in Highway 21 crash

Two people suffered minor injuries after a motorist blew a stop sign on Highway 21 near Kincardine last Wednesday morning.

The South-Bruce OPP said officers responded to reports of the crash on Highway 21 and the North Line in Kincardine at 8:15 a.m. last Wednesday morning. Cops arrived on the scene to learn a red Honda Civic had been moving west on the North Line, and failed to stop at the intersection entering Highway 21. A silver Toyota Corolla was travelling north on Highway 21 and struck the Civic. The driver of the Civic, a 55-year-old Chatsworth man, was charged with failure to yield to traffic on a through highway.

Both drivers were treated for non-life threatening injuries.


Junior firefighter

Conor Frook, 6, of Tiverton was the winner of The Independent's "Become the Fire Chief" contest. He and six friends will get a private tour of the Kincardine fire hall. He also won this firefighter's uniform. (Josh Howald photo)

Committee forming to look at Station Beach Blue Flag status

By Barb McKay


Kincardine is exploring ways to maintain the Blue Flag status at Station Beach.


The municipality’s recreation department hosted a public meeting last Thursday evening at the Davidson Centre to talk about how to keep the prestigious Blue Flag status while still allowing recreational activities. The status is in jeopardy because strict criteria does not allow activities such as surfing and jet skiing in areas where people swim.


Knights move into first place tie

Win today would seal top spot

A 10-point win Monday afternoon against the rival Sacred Heart High School Crusaders leaves the Kincardine District Secondary School girls basketball team tied with SHHS heading into the final game of the season.

The Knights and Crusaders both have a loss to their names after Monday's 31-21 win by KDSS on the road. If Kincardine beats the last place John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans today (Wednesday) in Hanover, the Knights would clinch first place in the Bluewater Athletic Association South Division heading into the BAA playoffs next week.

The Knights are likely to host a playoff game on Monday, regardless.

Davidson commits to Minnesota State

Kincardine sniper gets NCAA scholarship

By Josh Howald

Minnesota State snagged a sniper.

Hannah Davidson, above, and Ripley's Laura Irwin are 1-2 in scoring this season with the K-W Rangers of the PWHL. (submitted photo)


Kincardine’s Hannah Davidson will head south in September after accepting a full scholarship offer from the NCAA Division 1 Minnesota State University Mavericks.

“This is something I have always wanted,” said the 17-year-old Monday morning. “I knew I wanted to play in the States, it has always been about going to play in the States.”