November 2014

Looking forward to a new term

Anne Eadie, left, is the new mayor of the Municipality of Kincardine, replacing Larry Kraemer. Jacqueline Faubert earned the most votes in the councillor-at-large and will serve as deputy mayor. For the full story and election results, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

K2 wind threatens farmer with lawsuit

By Barb McKay

A Lucknow farmer has received what he calls a threatening letter from legal counsel for K2 Wind, advising him that he must stop spreading manure on his fields or face a lawsuit.

George Alton owns a farming operation, which includes 300 acres of cash crop and 2,000 head of beef cattle, within the K2 Wind project in Ashfield-Colbourne-Wawanosh Township. He has been corresponding with the wind energy development company since the summer over concerns about potential impacts to his farming operation during construction and once the project is operational, including shadow flicker from turbines.

Commercial land for sale holds many possibilities, says PREDC

By Barb McKay


The Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC) has partnered with the owner of a large property behind Gary Street to try and attract new businesses.


PREDC vice-chair Robert Cottrill spoke to media at the site behind the new No Frills store Friday to announce that the property’s owner, Ontario Provincial Farms, was interested in selling the land. The property is approximately 75 acres and could accommodate commercial businesses, such as retail outlets and restaurants, as well as possible light industrial developments.



Atom rep player Carson Fletcher scores on a pass from Cody McLelland in the first period of a weekend game against Saugeen Shores in Tiverton. Kincardine took this game by a 6-3 score. (Barb McKay photo)

Bulldogs end weekend on high note with win over Ironmen

 By John Adams


The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs spent the weekend on the road, earning two of a possible four points against the Wingham Ironmen and the Mitchell Hawks.


Smeltzer in top 100 runners at OFSAA

By Barb McKay


Hard work and dedication paid of for Jennelle Smeltzer, who placed 79th out of 250 runners at the OFSAA cross country championships.


Wolves beat Lucknow for second win of season

The Ripley Wolves got a big win in Lucknow on Saturday, downing their cross-township rivals 5-2.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Wolves and moves their record to 2-4.

The Wolves got on the board early when Brett Catto opened the scoring, from Jarred Colling and Cody Britton. The Lancers scored late in the first on Kurt Edwards, but the Wolves exploded for three in the middle frame, while Edwards had a great period, turning aside all 14 Lucknow shots.

Second period goals went to Britton, Tim Dwinnell and Ryan Armstrong, with help from Travis VanGaver, Colling, Nick Locking, Mark Stanley, Devin Kemp and Brian Stanley.

Dogs to bears

If you are bitten by a dog, make sure you get particulars from the owners.


A Kincardine resident may have to start rabies shots this week because he hasn’t been able to locate the owner of the dog that bit him. If you have been bitten by a dog and don’t know if it has had its rabies shots, you require said shots.


This particular dog, a medium size brown and tan mixed breed, was on a leash and it was still able to bite the man as he walked on Huron Terrace on the south side of town.


Too many people are unable to control their dogs. I was walking along the river trails one morning last week when a dog started jumping on me; it ignored the yells of its owners.


Who is the thief?

I am the oldest gardener who has a plot at the community garden at the Geddes Mill.


All summer I diligently tended my vegetables and religiously maintained my garden weed free. I personally think that home-grown vegetables are the best, and I get a lot of enjoyment out of harvesting and eating the fruits of my labour. I also enjoy sharing any extra vegetables that I grow with friends and family, which they appreciate immensely.