August 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Joan Raynor Sutton passed away peacefully on July 29, 2015, at Trillium Court in Kincardine, at the age of 91.

She was born in Nottingham, England on Jan. 10, 1924, to John and Annie Raynor, the younger of two sisters (predeceased by her step-sister Dolly Morris).

After attending local schools she apprenticed as a seamtress and worked for a short period before joining the Land Army at the age of 19. Then, while she was in Ashford, Kent, she met her future husband Glenville (Glenn) Harvey Sutton, who was in  the Canadian Army. They were married in Nottingham on Jan. 17, 1946.

Water safety

The following letter was also sent to Mayor Anne Eadie.

I know you are aware of the most recent drowning death at Station Beach. I have lived in Kincardine for several years, and this death is the third in recent memory. The beach has a sign explaining the dangers of Lake Huron's riptide, but we need more.

My husband spent his childhood in Cornwall, England and lived near the ocean. Whenever the ocean was active and rough, a large red flag with the word "Danger" would come into view. Somebody was appointed to monitor weather and subsequent water conditions and decide if swimmers should vacate the water. The decision would be made based on the danger it presented to swimmers.

Fox Run tradition for Peister family

Susan and Bill Peister have always been active in community events. With two children, they feel it is important to support the community as volunteers. As role models, Bill and Susan, along with children Erin and Cale, they became strong advocates for the Kincardine Terry Fox Run.

The Terry Fox Run provided the perfect opportunity to be involved in something as a family and help an extremely worthwhile cause. Together, the family has supported the community as volunteers, participated and raised money for cancer research.

Military advisor takes flight in Kincardine

Annual flight a tradition for Second World War veteran

By Barb McKay

Once each year, one of Canada’s most decorated veterans drives from his home in Collingwood to Kincardine to do the thing he is most passionate about - fly a plane.

On Thursday, Honorary Lieutenant General Richard Rohmer took to the skies with Kincardine municipal airport manager Blake Evans to carry out the annual tradition. The two pilots flew five Mustang circuits over the airport while Rohmer’s wife Mary-O looked on. It is an exhilarating experience that after 73 years of flying the Second World War veteran is not ready to give up.

“I’m the only flight instructor in Canada he’ll fly with,” Evans said with a chuckle.

“He’s alright, not as good as last year,” Rohmer said.

Civic holiday weekend deadly

Police said this year's Civic Holiday weekend was the deadliest one in recent memory, with the OPP investigating 16 deaths.

From car crashes to boaters and swimmers, cops worked around the clock on the Civic Day long weekend investigating tragic deaths that occurred in a wide range of transportation and recreation activities on roads and waterways - including that of 16-year-old Lucas Johnson at Station Beach in Kincardine.

By midnight on Aug. 3, a total of nine people had been killed on OPP-patrolled roads. An additional six people, including Johnson, drowned and one person died in a boating incident.

Armow Wind Project to be tested for infrasound

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine will undertake new noise studies on the Armow Wind Project in hopes of convincing the province that more research on the potential health affects of industrial wind turbines is needed.

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All roads lead to Ripley

Marley Martyn won Thursday night's Ambassador competition and presided over the events all weekend long at the 2015 Ripley Reunion. For two full pages of colour photos from the reunion, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

General surgeon leaving Kincardine

By Barb McKay


Kincardine will lose another doctor this fall.


This time, it is general surgeon Dr. Michael Gora who is leaving. Gerry Glover, CEO of the Kincardine Family Health Team and manager of the Kincardine Community Medical Clinic confirmed Thursday that Gora will leave the Kincardine hospital.


“He has indicated his intentions are to leave in the fall. It is not a reflection on the clinic or the community, it is for personal reasons.”


Body recovered in drowning

Hundreds attend Tuesday night vigil at Station Beach

By Barb McKay

A fun day at Station Beach turned tragic Sunday when a teen was swept away and is presumed drowned.

Municipality of Kincardine firefighters were on the scene at Station Beach Sunday afternoon to assist the South-Bruce OPP, West Region OPP and the Bruce County EMS in locating a missing swimmer. (photo courtesy of Jordan Fleming)