April 2016

Unit 1 sets new record

Unit 1 at Bruce A generating station set a new post-refurbishment record run today, reaching 151 days of consecutive operation.

“With this long-run record, we continue to demonstrate that refurbishment of nuclear units is an excellent investment in low-cost, clean energy that will produce reliably for decades,” said Paul Boucher, Bruce A, Senior Vice-President. “I want to thank and commend the people of Bruce A for their commitment to outstanding performance supporting the high reliability of our units.”

Bruce Power produced 47.6 terrawatt-hours (TWh) in 2015 eclipsing 2014 production of 45.58 TWh. Production was split fairly evenly at 22.8 TWh (Bruce A) and 24.9 TWh (Bruce B).

Dangerous drug stolen from vet clinic

Police warned the public that a large quantity of dangerous medication has been stolen from the Mildmay Veterinary Clinic.

Police are concerned as the stolen prescribed medication is a drug called Euthanyl, also known as pentobarvitol sodium. It is used for the euthanasia of animals. Police are concerned this drug may be taken, as it is also fatal for humans.

The South-Bruce OPP received the theft report on Friday morning. The medication was stolen from the Mildmay Veterinary Clinic, located along Highway 9 in Carrick Twp., sometime between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Police said they are being assisted by the Mount Forest Identification Unit with the investigation. The value of the stolen drugs was estimated to be more than $6,000.

Game 4 of OJHL Finals tonight in Georgetown

Scheel, Skinner seek Buckland Cup

By Josh Howald

Game 4 of the Ontario Junior Hockey League championship series is tonight (Wednesday) at Alcott Arena in Georgetown.

Arran MacDonald of the Georgetown Raiders gets tangled up with Kincardine's Ben Scheel of the Trenton Golden Hawks during the first overtime period of Game 2 of the Buckland Cup. Trenton leads the series 2-1 heading into Game 4 of the series tonight in Georgetown. (photo by Andy Corneau, courtesy of OJHL Images, copyright)

County title for Lightning Hawks

The Huron Heights Public School boys basketball team captured a county championship on Friday. 


 The Huron Heights Public School boys basketball team won the Bluewater title on Friday in Flesherton. The team included, from left, Mack Beisel, Jordan Beisel, Aaron Reid, Robert McGregor, Zach Bumba, Griffin Potter, Wilson Shipp, Zach Wall, Jaydon Troke, Liam Colhoun, Ethan Petrie, Deter Nowak and coach Cindy Black. (submitted photo)


Wednesday,April 20,2016


Simone Gertrude Bousquet (née Theroux) of Kincardine passed away at the Southampton Care Centre on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of Paul Bousquet.

Loving mother to Lisa (Dan) Williams of Kitchener, Louise (Gradimir) Clayton-Mrdovic of Milton, Michael Clayton of Kitchener and Trevor Landry of Woodstock. Dear grandmother to Brandon, Sierra, Noah and Violeta.

Cherished sister of Emile (the late Blaise) Theroux of Sherbrooke, Quebec. Survived by Anne, Pierre, and Serge Theroux. Also missed by many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Predeceased by brothers Roger, Valmore and Julien; Micheline Clayton (Roger) and Lise Theroux.

A special thank you to all the staff at the Southampton Care Centre for all their exceptional care.

Will you go to the North vs. South Walk on May 2?

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Hornets, Panthers meet tonight

Provincial playoff update


The Ayr Centennials will play for a provincial Junior C championship. But who they will face in the Schmalz Cup finals has yet to be determined.

On Wednesday night, Port Hope got four goals from four different players in a 4-1 win in Game 4 of the semi-finals against the Alliston Hornets. That evened the series at 2-2 heading into Game 5 tonight (Friday) night in Alliston. Game 6 will be played in Port Hope on Saturday night. If a seventh game is necessary, it is scheduled to be played Sunday in Alliston.

Ayr, of the Midwestern Junior C League, swept the Essex 73's in four straight games. They eliminated the defending Schmalz Cup champions on Sunday with a 3-2 win in double overtime.



Bent into shape

Claire Cassidy-Byle of Magnum Fitness instructs a yoga group Sunday afternoon at the 3rd annual Health and Wellness Fair at the Davidson Centre hall. The hall was filled with vendors offering samples and performing live demonstrations. All the proceeds from the event went to Kincardine Community Living. (Josh Howald photo)

SBGHC head optimistic about Kincardine hospital plan

Seeking $440,000 from municipalities for building study

By Barb McKay


The head of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) is confident that a new plan to redevelop the Kincardine hospital will get the stamp of approval from the province and significant funding to complete the work.


So much so, that president and CEO Paul Rosebush met with Municipality of Kincardine and Township of Huron-Kinloss councils last week to ask for $440,000 to complete technical and architectural studies that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care requires before it will consider the new redevelopment plan.


Wheel nasty weather

Winter refuses to go away this year. However, despite some recent ugly weather, temperatures are expected to warm up later this week. (Josh Howald photo)