October 2016

SNC-Lavalin, Bruce Power ink deal for reactor components

A framework agreement of up to $400 million has been signed between SNC-Lavalin and Bruce Power.

The agreement names SNC-Lavalin’s nuclear team as an important resource for Bruce Power’s long-term investment program, which includes the life extension of six Bruce Power units announced last December. The agreement also establishes a framework for the provision of ongoing engineering and CANDU reactor field services activities.

 NWMO looks for community input on drilling location for geologic study

By Barb McKay

Borehole drilling at a site within Huron-Kinloss Township as part of the site selection process for an underground storage facility for Canada’s used nuclear fuel could happen as early as next year.


Representatives from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), the federal body tasked with managing the site selection process for a deep geologic repository for used nuclear fuel, attended last Monday’s township council meeting with an update on the process. Huron-Kinloss is one of nine communities still in the running for the proposed project. The NWMO has already performed a series of preliminary studies to see if the township meets initial criteria as a potential site and is now ready to commence field work.


Woman hit by car in Kincardine

A 64-year-old Kincardine woman was struck by a vehicle early last Wednesday morning in town.

At 6:36 a.m., police were called to the intersection of Queen and Broadway Streets. Officers arrived with Bruce County EMS and learned a white Jeep Cherokee had struck a pedestrian. The woman was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries and released.

The driver of the Cherokee, a 54-year-old American from Iowa, was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian.

Huron Resolve puts Bruce Power, municipal emergency response to the test

By Barb McKay

Municipal and Bruce Power emergency responders were put through their paces last week as 500 people from 30 different agencies and organizations took part in the Huron Resolve exercise.

Lisa Murchie is scanned for radioactive decontamination during a drill at the Davidson Centre as part of the Huron Resolve exercise last week. Fellow Bruce Power employee Stephanie Murray asks questions about the procedure. (Barb McKay photo)


Two weekend wins for 'Dogs

Come from behind for overtime win Friday at home

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs have hit their stride.

Brett Burrows scores the overtime winning goal on Mount Forest goalie Trevor Scott Friday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


3-0 Knights get tested today

BAA sports round-up

The only two unbeaten senior girls basketball teams in the Bluewater Athletic Association South Division will meet today (Wednesday) in Kincardine.

The first place Kincardine District Secondary School Knights will host Hanover’s John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans at 4 p.m. with first place on the line.

And while it is early in the hoops season, it is still an important game for both schools.

Wolves win home opener

Drew Davidson (#9) and goaltender Mitch Campbell after a late scramble in the Wolves home opener Friday night against the Huron East Centenaires. The Wolves won 3-2, but dropped a 4-1 decision Saturday night in Elora. Ripley is at home Friday night to Shelburne. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


June R. Elliott, beloved wife of the late Earl Nelson Elliott, passed away peacefully at home in the company of her family, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in her 94th year.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 4, 1923, to the late Florence (Lawson) and William Stephen.

Greatly missed by her children: Nancy Elliott-Greenwood and Paul Greenwood of Goderich; Stephen and Janice Elliott of Blind River; Joyce and John Farrell of R.R. #2, Wingham; and Ian and Shari Elliott of Horseshoe Valley; and by her 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by brothers William and Roy Stephen.

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Pony smile

Weston Campbell, 2, and sister Rilyn, 4, were thrilled to be riding the ponies at the Tiverton Fall Fair Saturday. For more colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent and next week's Independent Extra. (Barb McKay photo)