April 2017

Egg chaos

This was the scene Saturday at the annual Rotary Easter Egg Hunt at Victoria Park in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)

 Condo development planned for Durham Street

By Barb McKay

A condominium development on Durham Street has received the green light from the Municipality of Kincardine council.

Leah Barrie, a municipal planner for the County of Bruce, presented an application to council during its meeting last Wednesday to rezone a large property on Durham Street, across from the Davidson Centre, to accommodate 25 condo units. Property owners Hugh and Janey Campbell have converted the existing farm house on the property into a duplex and are now planning to create a high-end condominium development.

Kincardine fire department completes PTSD prevention plan

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department has completed a plan that will help prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for its members who encounter stressful and traumatic incidents on the job.

Sargent & Lundy moves into town

Mayor Anne Eadie, Sargent & Lundy executive vice-president Delfo Bianchini, CG$I vice-president Chip Ray and Bruce Power president and CEO Mike Renchek last week at an official opening of a Sargent & Lundy office. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Dirt bike, tools swiped in Huron Twp.

A dirt bike and power tools were among the items reported as stolen to the South-Bruce OPP on April 12.

Between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on that day, a detached shed at a  Sideroad 10, Huron Twp. residence was entered. The list of stolen property included a red Honda CRF150 dirt bike, three yellow DeWalt cordless drills, two yellow DeWalt drills, a red Snap-on cordless drill and a yellow DeWalt reciprocating saw. The value of the stolen property is estimated to be more than $2,500.

Police ask anyone with information that could assist in this investigation to call 1-888-310-1122. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a web-tip at www.cstip.ca and you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 Huron Heights wins Bluewater basketball

Huron Heights Public School won the Bluewater Boys Basketball championship last week in Owen Sound.

The HHPS Lightning Hawks qualified for the tournament by winning the Southwest Regional tournament March 29 at Kincardine District Secondary School. Last Tuesday in Owen Sound, they were joined by other regional champions Syndenham (Owen Sound), GC Huston (Southampton), Hepworth, John Diefenbaker (Hanover), Osprey (Maxwell), Mildmay-Carrick and Georgian Bay (Meaford).

Huron Heights opened the tournament against Hepworth. Mack Beisel and Holden Stevenson each scored eight points, but it was a great team effort that propelled the Lightning Hawks to a 38-16 win.

The second game pitted HHPS against an extremely aggressive team from Hanover. The Lightning Hawks were able to shut down JDSS' offence, however, to come away with a 26-13 victory. Mack Beisel had 10 points for Huron Heights, while Jordan Beisel chipped in with five.

Listowel hosts Game 4 tonight

Caledonia battles back to cut Elmira lead

Game 4 of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League's Sutherland Cup semi-final series between London and Listowel will be played tonight (Wednesday) at Western Fair in London.

The Nationals lead the Listowel Cyclones 2-1 after a 4-1 Game 3 win Monday night in Listowel. Brandon Glover scored twice for London, while Cameron Zanussi made 27 saves in the London goal

Listowel, the Midwestern Conference champions, dropped Game 1 to the Nationals Friday night in overtime at home. The series opener was tied 2-2 after two periods, before Adam Sinclair scored his second goal of the game to give London a 3-2 lead. However, Kincardine native Danny Skinner scored four minutes later to even the score. It remained tied until Glover scored in overtime to give the Western Conference champions a 4-3 lead.

 Soccer season opens Tuesday

The Kincardine District Secondary School soccer teams will kick off another season on Tuesday.

The BAA soccer season will open tomorrow, with KDSS teams in action on Tuesday. (Independent file photo/Howald)


The Bluewater Athletic Association boys and girls soccer regular season schedules were released last week, and both KDSS teams will open the season Tuesday afternoon on the road. The KDSS boys will be up first, with a 2 p.m. game in Walkerton against the Walkerton District Community School Riverhawks. The girls will also take on the WDCS girls in a game that will follow the boys match, or roughly 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017



Lynn Russell Reid of Point Clark passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 9, 2017, in his 65th year.


Cherished father of Jason (Lyndsay) Reid of Kincardine.


Loving grandfather of Ella and Macy Reid.

Just interested

How many millions of tax dollars will be spent to reconstruct the intersection of Bruce County Road 1 and Highway 9?


I have only heard of one accident at that intersection. Many years ago, two young farm lads were having a horse and buggy race which resulted in one buggy rolling over, with no one hurt.


Is there not a bridge or another roadway in the county where this money could be more wisely spent? As I mentioned in a letter to the editor last year, perhaps work could be done on the intersection in the town of Lucknow. I am sure transport truck drivers would appreciate that!


Glenn Hedley, Kincardine