November 2015

Interesting segment

I would like to draw attention to the W5 program that aired on Nov. 6, telling the story of the "Devil's Brigade" also known as the "Black Devils".  These men served behind enemy lines during the Second World War and are all in their 90s now.


Charles Mann is one of the men interviewed. Please take a few minutes to view this segment on the website


I think you will find the comments of the veterans very interesting. These men are not looking for fame or glory. They tell the story in their own words, and I found it very disturbing, but moving.


Pat Porter, Kincardine

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Julie Anne “Jules” O’Connor of Kincardine and formerly of Hamilton passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at the age of 43.

She is survived by her husband Sean Nurton of Kincardine and step-son Kyler Nurton.

Beloved daughter of Barbara Barr (Peter) and Kim O’Connor, all of Hamilton.

Fondly remembered by her siblings Shelley Haddad (Mike), Mandy O’Connor (Tim Humby) and Ryan Barr (Billie), all of Hamilton.

Missed by her father- and mother-in-law, Doug and Pat Nurton of Kincardine, and sister-in-law Kim Gould (Ron) of Belmont. Also survived by three nieces and two nephews.

When Jules felt well enough, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with family -especially her nieces and nephews.

Have you ever been the victim of bullying?

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Good Food Box cancelled again

The Good Food Box set for Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine has once again been cancelled due to the ongoing construction taking place on Princes Street.

Orders will now be forwarded on to December.

Any questions can be directed to June at 519-396-4263.

Lest we forget

Red Larsen salutes the flags while trumpet player Ray Kester plays at Remembrance Day services Sunday afternoon in Tiverton. Next to Kester is Jennifer Farrell of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. Services were also held today (Wednesday) at the Kincardine Branch #183 of the Royal Canadian Legion. (Josh Howald photo)

Teachers vote on tentative agreement

Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have until tomorrow (Thursday) to vote on a tentative agreement, reached with the province and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association after more than a year of grueling negotiations.


The teachers’ union advised its members last Monday to suspend strike action after the tentative agreement was reached. The teachers have been without a contract since August 2014.


Mayor wants further efforts to obtain public feedback on municipal service

By Barb McKay


The results of a customer service survey indicate that the Municipality of Kincardine provides good customer service, for the most part, but there is work to be done.


Clerk Donna MacDougall presented the results of the survey, undertaken between July and September, and said overall the results are positive. In total, 110 surveys were completed online and 40 hardcopies were filled out. More than half of respondents gave the municipality top marks for providing timely and efficient service; for courteous, knowledgeable staff; and for readily available information.


Away from the battlefield

Wesley Giesz displays medals from his service during the Second World War. For the full story, see this week's special Remembrance Day pull-out in this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

CWP calls on women to consider political careers

Canadian conference held in Tiverton

By Barb McKay


Women need to act as role models to encourage each other to pursue their aspirations.


That was the messaged echoed by several panelists who took part in the Canadian Women Parliamentarians (CWP) outreach program held at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre on Friday. The event was organized by Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson, who is chair of the program steering committee and Ontario representative for the CWP.


Drug raid in Dungannon

Police seized a cornucopia of illegal drugs last Wednesday in Dungannon.

Five Huron County residents were arrested and are facing numerous charges as a result of the raid on a Southampton St. home in the hamlet.

Police said they seized methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, morphine pills, hydromorphone pills, codeine pills and oxycodone pills at the home. The estimated street value of the drugs was pegged at $10,000. Cops also left with $650 in cash, as well as drug trafficking paraphernalia.

A 42-year-old from Dungannon was charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, hydromorphone and morphine for the purposes of trafficking, as well as possession of heroin and codeine.

A Clinton man, 30, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, hydromorphone and morphine for the purposes of trafficking, as well as possession of oxycondone.