July 2015

Time to follow up on motion

Our council is taking care of business - Kincardine corporate business. They are checking the condition of the assets, watching the public purse and planning for the future. All are excellent business practices.


They have thoughtfully given taxpayers notice on expected large expenditures which will occur in the near future and how these expenditures will be funded. Specifically, council has given all taxpayers the first notice that next year’s taxes will be going up at least three per cent to cover the cost of maintaining roads and bridges.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

DOUGLAS DAVID DYER (Nov.18, 1929 - July 24, 2015)

Douglas David Dyer passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine on Friday, July 24, 2015,  in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of the late Yvonne Dyer (née Griffiths).

Survived by his sons Mark (Linda) and Alun (Cheryl).  Cherished grandfather of Evan (Alannah Wilson), Jacqueline (J.R.) Beaudrie, Anna (Richard) Blythe.

Predeceased by his parents Evan and Ethel (Lewis) Dyer, his wife Yvonne Dyer, his brother Mervyn Dyer and sister-in-law Mercia Dyer.

Doug was born in Brynna, South Wales. His working career began in the merchant navy after which he spent his working years in the chemical industry working for British Petroleum in Wales and Montreal and also worked overseas in Algeria and Iran.

Will you go the Ripley Reunion?

34% (21 votes)
66% (41 votes)
Total votes: 62

Ripley man airlifted to London hospital following crash

Scary week on local roads

By Barb McKay

A 24-year-old Ripley man was taken by air ambulance to a trauma centre in London with life threatening injuries after his car struck an SUV head-on on Lake Range Road last Wednesday evening.

An ORNGE helicopter takes off from the scene of a serious collision on Lake Range Road last Wednesday, heading to Victoria Hospital in London with a 24-year-old Ripley man. Two others were taken to Kincardine Hospital by ambulance. The OPP continues to investigate. (Barb McKay photo)

It was the first, and the worst of numerous crashes that plagued area roadways last week.

OrganaGreen application gets green light from Health Canada

By Barb McKay 

A medical marijuana company looking to set up shop in Kincardine has received a file number from Health Canada, putting it a step closer to gaining government approval to operate.

Deborah Howlett, president of OrganaGreen Cannabis Co. Ltd., confirmed last week that the company had submitted its application to Health Canada and received a file number, meaning that the application had been approved rather than rejected.

“They could reject an application for a number of reasons,” she said in an email to The Independent. “First, they conduct a thorough review of our personnel’s information for security clearance. Then, once we pass security clearance, we go into an enhanced screening stage. We hope to be passed the review stage by end of the summer but we can only anticipate the time it takes.”

Beach days

Tristan Traynor, 5, from Ripley and Mya Benniger of Walkerton enjoyed some fun in the sand Saturday afternoon at Station Beach in Kincardine. The kids were in town to enjoy the Bruce Power Beach Party with thousands of other people. For a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

HuronTel fibre optic expansion on track

Grand opening of Kincardine office July 24

By Barb McKay


The project to expand HuronTel’s fibre optic network into Kincardine is well underway, with work expected to continue for the remainder of the summer.


The Ripley-based company, with offices in Goderich and Wingham and now Kincardine, announced in March that it would offer service in the 519-396 exchange. HuronTel hired Weber Contracting of Clifford to do the construction on municipal rights of way throughout the former Town of Kincardine.


“We’re really pleased with the response we’ve received so far and are really excited about serving this area,” HuronTel general manager Glenn Grubb told The Independent.

County looking for public’s help with popular defibrillator database

By Barb McKay

 Bruce County EMS has signed an agreement with its dispatch service to ensure that defibrillators in public facilities can be located and accessed quickly.

The county’s paramedic service formalized the agreement recently with London Central Ambulance Communication Centre to provide the dispatch service with its public access defibrillator database and populate it.

“When someone calls 911 the location will come up and if a public access defibrillator is at that location the dispatcher will tell the caller where it is and that they should have someone else get it while the caller is instructed on CPR until the defibrillator is retrieved and at the patient’s side,” said Doug Smith, director of emergency services for Bruce County.


The Walker House hosted a high tea event on Sunday afternoon, which attracted people from far and wide. On the left is Cheryl MacDonald, who made the trip in from Tiverton for tea, and on the right is June Barker all the way from London, England. (Josh Howald photo)

Peeping tom caught in Walkerton

A 39-year-old Brockton man was charged with two counts of trespassing and one count of voyeurism after being caught peering in the window of a Thomas Street, Walkerton home on June 26.

At 1:16 p.m. on that day, police received a report of a peeping tom and arrived on the scene to find that occupants of the home had caught a man looking in their window the previous night. The investigation culminated on July 16 with an arrest.

The man is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 17 to answer to the charges.