October 2016

Rolly vs. the municipality

Water bill issue due in court Oct. 31

By Josh Howald

Trick or treat?

The latest chapter of the battle between the Municipality of Kincardine and the Thorntons is set to hit the Superior Court of Justice on Halloween morning.

"(The municipality) is just used to bulldozing over people," said Rolly Thornton on Thursday.

Kincardine high school, hospital part of larger plan to improve economic development

By Barb McKay

Economic development is about more than attracting and retaining businesses, and that philosophy is reflected in a community committee’s plans to grow Kincardine.

Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke, who sits on the Community Economic Development Committee (CEDC), provided council with an update on the committee’s activities during its meeting last Wednesday.


Kate McTiernan and Emma Woodhall got their glow on for the second annual Neon Night Run Saturday in downtown Kincardine. There was a good turnout for the family fun run and a 5-km race from Victoria Park with proceeds going to benefit Youth Waves. (Barb McKay photo)

Suspension of large renewable energy projects not enough, says MPP

By Barb McKay

The announcement that the province will immediately suspend the large renewable energy procurement process does little to save Ontarians money, according to Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson.

The Ontario government announced last Tuesday that it would immediately suspend the second round of the large renewable procurement process for solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects more than 1,000 megawatts. The province says the move will save $3.8 billion in electricity system costs, relative to Ontario’s 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan forecast and save the average consumer $2.45 on their monthly electricity bills.

Thompson questions how suspending contracts that have not even been awarded in the first place will save any money.

B-Line crash

A car rests on its roof east of the B-Line (Bruce County Road #23) near Sandpiper Lane just after 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. South-Bruce OPP, the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department and Bruce County EMS attended the scene. Details of the crash have not been released, but it appeared as if only this vehicle was involved in the crash. (Josh Howald photo)

Council proposes to convert Bruce Telecom to a municipal services corporation

Public meeting scheduled for Oct. 27 at the Davidson Centre

The Municipality of Kincardine council will hold a public meeting on Oct. 27 to share information and receive input on a proposed new governance model for the municipally-owned Bruce Telecom.

Numerous charges for drunk driver

A 47-year-old man from Huron-Kinloss Twp. is facing several charges after police caught up with him last Wednesday afternoon.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a suspected impaired driver in a grey Buick Sedan at 3:34 p.m. on Sept. 26. Officers located the vehicle on Bruce County Road 1 in Kinloss Twp. and found the man, indeed, had been drinking alcohol.

The man was charged with care or control while impaired, driving over 80mgs, liquor readily accessible and driving while under suspension. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 9 to answer to the charges.

'Dogs knock off Mitchell

Weekend split for Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Kincardine ended Mitchell's undefeated streak at six games Saturday night with a 3-2 win at home in Pollock Division Provincial Junior Hockey League action.

Kincardine celebrates Saturday night's win over Mitchell. (Josh Howald photo)


McFadden named Storm captain

Guelph wins 4-2 in Owen Sound

By Josh Howald

Kincardine's Garrett McFadden was named captain of the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm last Wednesday.

Garrett McFadden on a breakaway last season in Owen Sound. (Independent file photo/Ian Brooks)


Wolves open season Friday night

By Josh Howald

The puck will drop on another season of WOAA Senior AA hockey in Ripley on Friday night.

Ripley will hold its home opener this Friday night at the Ripley-Huron Community Complex. The Huron East Centenaires will provide the opposition. The puck is set to drop at 8:30 p.m.