January 2017

Haggis time

Scott Duncan, centre, addresses the haggis at the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Bandd's Robbie Burns Dinner at the Kincardine Legion Saturday. Left is KPSB president Dave Wilson, and on the right is haggis bearer Leon Wilson. (Barb McKay photo)

 Willow West residents say new development raises safety concerns

By Barb McKay

Opposition continues to plague a multi-residential housing development on the edge of the Willow West subdivision.

Once again, the Municipality of Kincardine council chambers were full of residents for a public meeting on a planning application submitted by developer Tom Kerr. This is the third such meeting related to the project at Kincardine Avenue and Fraser Drive, where two sets of semi-detached homes have already been built, fronting onto Fraser Drive.

Queen Street fire results in fire code violation tickets

Kincardine fire and emergency services are reinforcing the need for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on the heels of an investigation into a downtown fire.

According to a report from the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department, there were no working smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors in the residence on Queen Street where a fire broke out in the early morning hours of Jan. 5. Fortunately, residents of the home’s apartments escaped unharmed. After a week-long investigation, police charged a 21-year-old Kincardine man with arson, mischief under $5,000, uttering threats and two counts of breach of probation.

Bonny wee lad

Cullen Reid, 17 months, was dressed appropriately for the Robbie Burns dinner at the Kincadine Legion Saturday evening. The dinner was a sold-out event. (Barb McKay photo)

Davidson Centre pool needs accessibility improvements

By Barb McKay

The Davidson Centre swimming pool is unusable for many individuals with disabilities and improvements are desperately needed, according to Kincardine’s Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Devony House stars in remake of Heritage Minutes

By Barb McKay

Kincardine youngster Devony House will soon make her small screen debut when the TFO network’s remake of the well-known Heritage Minutes airs.

Arts night

The KDSS rock band performed classic hits an original song by Serena Rutledge, right on Thursday night's Arts Night. Drama students also performed a play written by students. (Barb McKay photo)

Fire fundraiser Friday night

A fundraising event is being held at Boston Pizza this Friday night for Courtney Hunt.

Hunt, 21, managed to escape with only a suitcase full of clothing from the downtown house fire Jan. 5.

Hunt lived in a downstairs apartment. She came to Kincardine from Oshawa less than two years ago and had been living in a rented room while working at Tim Hortons. Last July, she was happy to move into her own main floor apartment on Queen St. She accepted a job at Presto-Crest, where she is still employed.

At 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, she woke up to the upstairs apartment of her building burning. She ran out of her apartment in only her pajamas. Municipality of Kincardine firefighters described the blaze as an aggressive fire in an upstairs apartment.

Since the fire, a 21-year-old male was arrested and charged with arson, mischief under $5,000, uttering threats and two counts of breach of probation.

Impaired driver was speeding

A 48-year-old Kincardine man is facing charges after police stopped his red Jeep Wrangler on Bruce County Road 7 in Huron Twp.

Just before 1 a.m. on Jan. 15, a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol noticed the Jeep Wrangler moving at a high rate of speed. The vehicle speed displayed on radar at more than 120km/hr in a posted 80km/hr zone. The driver was also found to have been drinking.

Wolves look strong on road to AA playoffs

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves have been WOAA Senior A champions before, thank you very much.

Shawn Stewart makes a move in tight on Shallow Lake goalie Derek Downs Saturday night in Ripley. (Josh Howald photo)