September 2016

It was Destiny

Keisha Schiestel, 11, of Mildmay, with her heifer Destiny on Saturday. Schiestel showed Destiny in the junior heifer calf competition. For a full page of photos from the Ripley Fall Fair, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Nuclear emergency exercise next week

The Province of Ontario along with the Municipalities of Kincardine and Saugeen Shores, the County of Bruce and Bruce Power will be holding a full-scale, nuclear emergency exercise from Oct. 3-7.

The exercise, “Huron Resolve”, will simulate an emergency that requires co-ordination between a wide-range of organizations.

The goal of the exercise is to test emergency protocols and procedures with all the participating government agencies and organizations. The focus will be on the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan. The last nuclear exercise was held in October 2012.

Area residents should expect to see an increase in emergency vehicles and response personnel in the area as the exercise gets underway.

The Municipality of Kincardine will use the Davidson Centre as an evacuation and reception centre on Oct. 6. The Canadian Red Cross, the Salvation Army and St. John Ambulance will also be taking part in this emergency response plan.

Three vy for Tiverton crown

Three young ladies are seeking the title of Tiverton Fall Fair Ambassador this weekend.

Gina Spiridaki, Rylee Evans and Hailey Woods will go up before the judges on Friday night. The Ambassador contest begins at 8 p.m. Friday and kicks off a full weekend of events. For the full Fall Fair schedule, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Gina Spiridaki

Gina Spiridaki is the daughter of Angela Smythe and John Smith of Tiverton. She is proudly sponosred by Ken Jackson Construction, Ltd. The Sacred Heart High School student works part-time at McDonalds. She enjoys photograpghy, travellinga and making people laugh. She is on the student's council at SHHS, and also a member of the Yearbook and Latergical Dance. In the future she hopes to attend University and study International Development.


Huron Shores Hospice needs community backing

First bed to be located at Tiverton Park Manor

By Barb McKay

There is a strong case to develop a residential hospice in the Municipality of Kincardine, but the project will need community support, both financially and through volunteer efforts, to make it happen.

Coffee Culture shuts doors in Kincardine

Coffee Culture has closed its doors with no plans to re-open.

A representative from Obsidian Group, which owns the coffee shop chain, confirmed last week that the business has closed permanently at the decision of the franchise owner.

The restaurant closed Sept. 16 without notice. When asked if arrangements had been made for employees the representative,who wished to remain anonymous, said, “whatever the franchisee has decided to do in regards to his employees is up to him.”

According to the Kincardine BIA, there is already interest in the vacant store front from prospective businesses.

KTTPS for Terry

KTTPS held a Terry Fox walk Friday afternoon in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. From left are Raelyn Pym, Hailey Pym, Trenton Catto, Georgia Caslick and Kyra Collins. (Barb McKay photo)

Several charges after traffic stop

A 29-year-old man is facing numerous charges after an incident on Harbour Street in Kincardine on Sept. 18.

Just after 6 p.m., a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol stopped a silver Nissan Murano. The officer found the driver didn’t have a licence. Additionally, the vehicle plates were improper.

At this point, the man ran from police. However, he was arrested without incident following a short foot chase. A quantity of illicit street drugs and stolen property was discovered inside the vehicle.

Welcome to the Ripley Fall Fair!

Bethany Wilken was crowned Ambassador of the Ripley Fall Fair Friday night at the fairgrounds in the village. It was a busy weekend in Ripley - for a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of the Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Kayaker recovered

The South-Bruce OPP recovered the body of a 60-year-old kayaker from Saugeen Shores on Thursday.

Police said David Counsell was reported missing in the waters of Lake Huron between Chantry Island and the Saugeen Shores beach at about 2 p.m. three days earlier (Sept. 19).

Pick-up truck stolen in town

Police are investigating the theft of a pick-up truck last Monday morning in Kincardine.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of the theft from a residence in the 200 block of Harbour Street. The truck was stolen at some point between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. that day. The truck is a black Chevrolet Silverado with the licence plate 761 2XP. There was no estimate of the truck's value made available.