July 2014

Closed for holidays

THe Kincardine Independent is now closed for holidays.

The office locked its doors today, Wednesday, July 30 and will remain closed until Wed., Aug. 6. There will be no Aug. 6, 2014 edition printed. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, Aug. 7,

The entire staff wishes you all a safe and happy summer holiday.

Four birthdays!

The Coutts family in Tiverton celebrated the first birthday of their quadruplet boys Saturday, and invited those who have helped in the past year to join in the fun. For the full story on Dylan, left, Lincoln, Easton and Owen, don't miss the print edition of this week's Kincardine Independent! (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine welcome centre sees decline in traffic

By Barb McKay


Despite its prominent location on Queen Street, the number of visits to Kincardine’s new welcome centre has been lower than last summer at the previous location on Highway 21.


According to data collected by Kincardine tourism staff, the number of people stopping in to the office has declined by about half, compared to 2013. In May, 243 people came through the welcome centre, compared to 570 in May 2013. In June, there were 567 visits, compared to 1,010 visits last June. For the month of July last year 1,424 people came through the office. As of last week, just 745 people had stopped in.


Tiverton family receives new Farm Family award

The Eby family was recognized by BMO and the Ontario Plowmen's Association at Bruce County's Farm Family, and could be named of of the top 10 Ontario farm families at the International Plowing Mtach in September. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Ditch no place for diapers

A rotten smell is coming out of Point Clark - from the ditch.

The South-Bruce OPP received a littering report from a Huron Twp. resident Thursday afternoon. Since June 1, 2014, soiled Depends undergarments and soiled diapers have been found in Point Clark area ditches.

Section 86 of the Environmental Protection Act prohibits littering - "no person shall abandon any material in a place, manner, receptacle or wrapping such that is reasonable likely that the material will become litter". On conviction, a first time violator faces a fine of up to $1,000.

If you can help solve this crime, contact the police at 1-888-310-122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Marine Unit “saves the day”

The South-Bruce OPP Marine Unit was patrolling the waters of Lake Huron last Sunday, July 20.

They stopped to inspect a blue Bayliner V-Hull, and discovered the vessel was lacking some of the required safety equipment. The operator, a 31-year-old man from Elmira, was charged under the Canada Shipping Act - small vessel regulations for the violation.


Required safety equipment for boats, sail boats and personal watercraft can be found at www.tc.gc.ca/boatingsafety. Operators are encouraged to ensure their vessel is properly equipped each time they leave the dock.

Pedestrian hit by truck

By Josh Howald

A pedestrian avoided serious injury after a scary scene in downtown Kincardine last Tuesday afternoon.

Just after 2 p.m. on July 22, the South-Bruce OPP responded to a call at the intersection of Queen and Lambton Streets in Kincardine, where a pick-up truck had collided with pedestrians. Officers arrived, along with Bruce County paramedics, and learned the pedestrians had been crossing Queen Street as a black GMC Sierra was turning right from Lambton on to Queen.

Road work season underway in Kincardine

Highway 9 reconstruction to begin this week

With summer now in full swing, so are road work projects in the Municipality of Kincardine.




Cubs Classic set for Aug. 3

By Josh Howald

This year's Cubs Classic could very well prove to be the best yet.

The fourth annual Mike McLelland Memorial has all the ingredients for success. The Kincardine Cubs have lined up some quality opponents for a double header, and will sandwich those contests with a showcase of Kincardine's up-and-coming talent on the diamond. If Aug. 3 happens to be a beautiful summer's day, there could be one large crowd at Connaught Park.

Donaldson leads Chantry Chinook

After one weekend of angling, Port Elgin's Trevor Donaldson sits on top of the Chantry Chinook Fishing Derby leader board.


Donaldson reeled in the derby-leading catch on Saturday morning. He weighed in a 19.31-pound Chinook salmon in Port Elgin. As of Monday, second place belonged to James Taylor, who brought a 15.86-pound Chinook to the Stokes Bay weigh station. The biggest fish to weigh in at the Kincardine weigh station was a 14.6-pound Chinook salmon caught by TIverton's Matt McKenzie. The catch had McKenzie in third place overall in Lake Huron's largest fishing derby.