January 2017

Lots to celebrate

This year there is reason to celebrate Willa Schoffer’s musical talent and her contributions to our community. She will be having her 85th birthday; who would ever know with her zest for life, sly sense of humour, attractive manner and her strong will, stamina and determination.


Have you ever tried cross-country skiing?

Yes
73% (22 votes)
No
27% (8 votes)
Total votes: 30

Police make arrest in downtown fire

Police have made an arrest in connection to a downtown house fire last week in Kincardine.

The South-Bruce OPP said they arrested a 21-year-old yesterday (Thursday) without incident. The man has been charged with arson, mischief, uttering threats and two counts of breach of probation.

Police said the man was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing that was scheduled to take place today (Friday).

Police have been investigating since being called to the apartment fire, across from the Hawg's Breath, at 2:20 a.m. last Thursday along with the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department. Firefighters quickly extinguished an aggressive fire in an upstairs apartment. All occupants of the building were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported.

 


Grade 8 Open House Tuesday evening

Kincardine District Secondary School will host a Grade 8 Open House Tuesday, Jan. 17 for all prospective students for the 2017-18 scholastic year.

All Grade 8 students and parents are invited to the KDSS gymnasium at 7 p.m. The school will host a large group information session, followed by tours of the school. It is a good opportunity to meet the staff and learn why KDSS is the top-ranked school in the area.

It will also be a chance to learn about course selection options. KDSS offers Academic/Applied/Locally Developed Options and Elective Credit Options.

In case of inclement weather, check online at www.kdss.bwdsb.on.ca for cancellation notice.


Downtown fire deemed suspicious

Police and the Ontario Fire Marshall are investigating after fire broke out in a Queen Street residence early last Thursday morning.

Fire ripped through the second storey apartment at this Queen Street home early Thursday morning. The Ontario Fire Marshall and OPP are investigating. (photo courtesy of Jason Marsh)

 


Kincardine remains best location for DGR, says OPG

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has submitted the information requested last February by the federal minister of environment and climate change and stands by its proposal for a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) in Kincardine.

Catherine McKenna had been expected to make a decision on the environmental assessment for the proposed DGR for low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste at the beginning of last year, after a federally-appointed Joint Review Panel recommended the project proceed, but the new environment minister requested that OPG provide three additional pieces of information. OPG was required to provide a study detailing the environmental effects of technically and economically-feasible alternate locations for OPG’s DGR project. Two alternate locations - one in crystalline rock and one in sedimentary rock - were studied, along with the incremental costs and risks associated with the off-site transportation.


Wicked winter weather wallops region

By Barb McKay

Two winter storms last week led to widespread road closures, power outages and event cancellations throughout Bruce County.

The load being pulled by this tractor trailer ended up in the ditch Friday morning on Highway #21 between Kincardine Ave. and Bruce Ave. Police were called to dozens of vehicle crashes and collisions last week due to whiteout conditions and slippery roads. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Global preference to deal with nuclear waste is DGRs, Twolan says

Mayor attended international conference in Paris, France

By Barb McKay

Deep geological repositories (DGR) are being looked at throughout the western world as the preferred option to store nuclear waste.

After attending the Nuclear Energy Agency International Conference on Geological Repositories in Paris, France, last month, Huron-Kinloss Township Mayor and Bruce County Warden Mitch Twolan said he was instilled with confidence that plans for the long-term storage of nuclear waste here in Canada are the way to go."


Draining

Crews work last Wednesday making drainage improvements at the corner of Lambton and Queen Streets after it was discovered a roof drain on the HuronTel building disconnected, creating icy conditions on the sidewalk. A new drain was installed and connected to the storm sewer to fix the problem. (Barb McKay photo)


Positive economic outlook for Kincardine’s downtown

By Barb McKay

With few vacant storefronts and plenty of interest from businesses looking for prime space, the future looks bright for Kincardine’s downtown, according to the Kincardine BIA’s downtown development manager.