November 2017

Beating the drum

West African drummer Fana Soro was at Kincardine District Secondary School last week for a special presentation, in French, for high school students and visiting elementary school students. (Barb McKay photo)

Creating a mind shift: First responders learning to cope with PTSD

By Barb McKay

When Jeff Balch was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2012, there was very little in the way of effective support available to him.

Trouble for township man

A Kincardine Twp. man is facing a slew of criminal charges following an incident in Greenock Twp. Oct. 25.

At 9:23 p.m., a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol noticed a black pick-up truck quickly turn onto Gamble Road in Greenock Twp. When police located the truck, the driver was no longer with the vehicle.

Pedestrian struck, witnesses sought

Police are looking for the driver of a white Ford F-150 pick-up truck after a hit-and-run Saturday along Lake Range Drive, Huron Twp.

Police were contacted after a vehicle struck a pedestrian just after noon on Oct. 28. The OPP originally said the incident happened just after midnight, but corrected the time of the incident today (Wednesday).  Officers arrived to learn a man had been jogging along the shoulder of the road when he was struck by a side view mirror extender on a white Ford F-150.


These trick-or-treaters made a stop at Condor Books during the Kincardine BIA's Saturday Spooktacular. From left are Kaitlyn McCoy-Clavin, Max Hallay, Mason Hallay and Ivy Hallay. For more photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Two scams succeed in Kincardine

The South-Bruce OPP asked residents to watch for scams after two successful ones were pulled off in Kincardine recently.

Both scams involved a phone call from a "lawyer" wanting gift cards to pay fines incurred by car crashes. Unfortunately, both scams were successful and the criminal netted more than $10,000 from these two phone calls.

Drone be an idiot

Regardless of what you call it - a drone, a model aircraft or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) - use a little bit of common sense when you put it in the sky.

Over the last few weeks, the Huron County OPP has investigated several cases of drones illegally flying over private properties, particularly in rural areas. Understandably, citizens have concerns for their safety and security when they spot these machines hovering over their property. In some cases, witnesses have reported multiple drones buzzing around their properties.

Midgets can't defend McMillan Memorial

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks couldn't defend the Archie McMillan Memorial midget tournament championship on the weekend at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Brennan Long of the Miller Insurance midgets is stopped on a scoring chance during the second period of a 1-1 tie with Penetang Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Twin Centre eliminated Kincardine from the Archie McMillan Memoiral midget tournament in a semi-final game Sunday. (Barb McKay photo)

Big weekend for Bulldogs

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs welcomed back two important players, won two important hockey games and pulled themselves into a tie for third place overall in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division standings.