March 2014

Run the other way

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Growing up, my generation was taught to respect elders and community and to do an honest day’s work for a day’s pay.

Females were to be treated with respect and there were rather strict rules when it came to one’s sexual conduct.

Those concepts seem completely foreign today.

The Ford brothers would likely have been tarred and feathered 60 years ago in Toronto. They don’t know the meaning of respect. The mayor of London would have had to resign 50 years ago after he was charged with paying for his son’s wedding with a federal government cheque back when he was an MP.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Marjorie Elliott, of Kincardine and formerly of Huron Township, passed away at the Kincardine Hospital on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at age 81.


Marjorie was born in Kincardine on Oct. 20, 1932 to the late Mayme (Johnston) and Earl Hodgins.


Beloved wife of the late Burton Elliott.


No one held accountable

“A clever theft was praiseworthy amongst the Spartans, provided it be on a sufficiently large scale.”

Every day on TV I see and hear what our leaders are doing to us, not just here but throughout the country. I challenge anyone to decipher whether politicians speak truth or fiction; does it even matter? When caught lying, no one is held accountable. Quite the contrary, as witnessed recently. One such self-confessed prevaricator was praised by our prime minister in the House of Commons.

"Truth will be a lie and the lie will become truth." That's probably not an accurate quote, but I believe I heard it Sunday School a long time ago. But I digress.

Has amalgamation benefitted us?

14% (6 votes)
86% (37 votes)
Total votes: 43

On a roll

Austin Ferguson, 6, was hunting for a strike at the Kincardine Big Brothers Bis Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake event at the Bruce Bowling Lanes in Kincardine. This year's event, sponsored by Bruce Power, plled in nearly $27,000. A total of 25 teams took part, dressed as their favourite athletes as per this year's theme. (Barb McKay photo)

Donors needed as blood supply thins

Donations are urgently requested for the Blood Donor Clinic next week, Wednesday, March 12 from 1-8 p.m. The Kincardine collection target is 202 units.


Staff from Canadian Blood Services told The Independent last week that due to the bad weather this winter, donations have been slow. Many recent clinics were cancelled and attendance overall has decreased. With next week’s clinic taking place during March Break, there is some concern that local supplies may start to run low as families are busy with vacation activities.


Spring forward this weekend

It is nearly time to spring forward. And with the winter we have had, it can’t come a minute too soon.


You are reminded Daylight Savings begins this weekend, Sunday, March 9 at 2 a.m.


Be sure to turn your clocks forward one hour before you hit the hay Saturday night so you don’t end up running behind.


As for the snow, remember patience is a virtue.

Man had drugs, stolen goods

A 45-year-old Kincardine man is facing several charges after police searched a home under construction in downtown Kincardine last week.


At 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 23, the South-Bruce OPP conducted a search of a home under construction in the 800 block of Queen Street, Kincardine. Officers discovered the man inside the home with a quantity of illegal drugs and stolen property.


The man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of breach of probation. He was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for Feb. 24, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Scammed for more than $800

A local resident is out more than $800 after getting sucked into the "Microsoft Scam" last week.

The South-Bruce OPP issued another reminder to the public to be wary of unsolicited phone calls after a Municipality of Kincardine resident was taken for $832. The person received a telephone call notifying them of a problem with their computer, one that could be fixed remotely, for a fee. Police urge people to take your computer to a reputable repair service if you suspect a problem. Don't trust a stranger on the phone.

A winning team

From left, Rebecca McDonald, 13, Andrew McDonald, 11, Angel Vahe, 10 and Ivy Farrell, 12, took part in the Kincardine Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake Saturday at the Bruce Bowling Lanes. The kids participate in the event every year, which this year raised nearly $27,000. (Barb McKay photo)