January 2016

Have you ever tried cross-country skiing?

Yes
85% (17 votes)
No
15% (3 votes)
Total votes: 20

Did you make a New Year's resolution?

Yes
11% (3 votes)
No
89% (24 votes)
Total votes: 27

Recovery Unit removes truck, driver from lake

By Josh Howald

After using a crane to extract a pick-up truck from Lake Huron, a Kincardine man was pronounced dead on the north pier in Kincardine just after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Members of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit send a diver into Lake Huron on the north side of the north pier to hook up a truck that had been driven off Saturday morning. The driver of the truck was inside the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. (Josh Howald photo)

 

It had already been determined, but it brought an end to a long, cold day for police and firefighters.


Natural gas, economic development focus for Kincardine in 2016

 By Barb McKay

 Progress on the regional natural gas project was perhaps the most important accomplishment of the past year, according to the Municipality of Kincardine’s mayor.

Anne Eadie sat down with The Independent recently for a look back on 2015, her first year as mayor, and to discuss goals for the year ahead. It was an important year in many ways, with the announcement that the Bruce Power refurbishment project will proceed and a change in federal government.


Cheers

Glenn Sutton makes a toast at the New Year's Day Levee at the Kincardine Legion Branch #183 on New Year's Day. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine closer to youth-friendly designation

By Barb McKay

 

A local non-profit group is well on its way to earning a youth-friendly community designation for Kincardine.

 

Representatives from Youth Waves attended the Dec. 9 municipal council meeting to provide an update on the group’s activities and ask for continued support from the municipality. Youth Waves is made up of community volunteers and members of local and regional organizations including the OPP, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey, Kincardine and District High School, the Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) and the municipality.

 


And the winner is...

Steph Fox, left, was the grand prize winner of The Kincardine Independent's "Five Weeks to Christmas" promotion. Fox entered her ballot at Sobeys. Second prize went to Jessica Ogilvie, who entered at JB's Lingerie and third place went to Bill Ballantyne, who entered at Canadian Tire. In total, more than $1,800 in prizes and gift certificates were doled out. Special thanks to all participating businesses who donated to the prize package: JB's Lingerie, Sobeys, J'Adorn, MacG's, Blackhorse Golf Course, Canadian Tire, Jerome Flowers and GIfts, MicroAge Basics, Sunrise Grill and Victoria Park Gallery and Gifts. Here, Fox accepts her prize from The Independent's Dianna Martell. (Josh Howald photo)


Holiday drug charges

An 18-year-old is facing several charges after being pulled over on Kingsway St. in Kincardine early Christmas morning.

At 1:25 a.m., an OPP officer on patrol stopped a green Mercury Grand Marquis. The officer found a quantity of illegal street drugs in the vehicle, and on further investigation the driver was found to be impaired. The Kincardine man was charged with impaired driving, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.

He is to appear in court on Jan. 27 to answer to the charges.

In other police news, on Dec. 31, a 27-year-old man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after being stopped in a RIDE program in Kincardine.

At 12:45 p.m., members of the South-Bruce OPP were conducting a RIDE checkpoint on Russell St. when a white Chevrolet pick-up truck stopped. Officers found a quantity of illegal street drugs in the truck.


Listowel beats Kincardine in peewee final

By Josh Howald

You can't get much past Josh Jacklin. Literally.

Listowel goaltender Jamal Jacklin turns aside a point blank chance from a Kincardine forward during the peewee B final at the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick last Wednesday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The goaltender for the Listowel peewees was scored on just twice in five games at the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick. He posted three shutouts along the way to backstop Listowel to a berth at the International Silver Stick Tournament later this month.


Bulldogs beat Pirates 8-5

Home and home with Walkerton this weekend

By Josh Howald

This is a big, big weekend for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

The 'Dogs have back-to-back games with the first place Walkerton Hawks. Friday night, Kincardine will head to Walkerton for a 7:20 p.m. game, while the Hawks will visit the Davidson Centre Saturday night for a 7 p.m. start.

Heading into this key home-and-home series, the second place Bulldogs are six points back of the first place Hawks. And Kincardine has some reinforcements on the way. Luke Czuczman is back with the 'Dogs, and was in the line-up against Goderich last week. Word is that Kincardine has also acquired Paisley native Robert White, who had been playing for the Listowel Cyclones of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.