Municipality amends DGR agreement with OPG

OPG to release $1.24 million in hosting payments to Kincardine

 

By Barb McKay

 

The Municipality of Kincardine has amended its agreement with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to host an underground facility for low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste, and will receive $1.24 million this year as a result.

 

The municipality and OPG first penned the hosting agreement in 2004, as OPG made plans for a deep geologic repository (DGR) to store waste from OPG-owned nuclear generating stations; the waste is currently being stored above ground at the Western Waste Management Centre. The repository is to be built 680 metres deep in impermeable rock at the Bruce Power site.

 


A Winter Beacon

 

The Point Clark Lighthouse National Historic site lies covered under a blanket of snow, looking out over a frozen Lake Huron. At one time, a lonely lightkeeper would tend to the property and keep the light shining despite the harsh conditions. Nowadays, the light is automated and the lives of the people who once maintained these aids to navigation are remembered through museums like the one in Point Clark. (Chris Bianco Photo)


Kincardine woman nominated for national Mompreneur Award

 

By Barb McKay

 

Kathy Drennan’s decision to become a Pampered Chef consultant was a spontaneous one but one that transformed her life.

 

Now, nine years after starting her home-based business, the Kincardine nurse and mother of two has been nominated for a national Mompreneur Award.

 


Queen Street lots sold for residential and commercial development

 

By Barb McKay

 

Vacant lots in the north section of Kincardine’s downtown will soon be under development.

 

Lynn Clayton and Charlene Randle Clayton sold the three lots in the 800-block of Queen Street to a company that specializes in residential rentals. Lynn Clayton said the purchaser plans to develop the properties according to a design plan that he and Randle-Clayton developed. That plan was approved by the Municipality of Kincardine back in 2012.

 


Family fun

The heavy snowfall over the weekend brought families out to Alps Park for tobogganing. Mason Holroyd, 4, centre, gets ready to push his brother Reid, 5, down the hill while big sister Ashlyn, 8, waits her turn. The kids were enjoying a visit with their grandparents, Allan and Ellen Holroyd of Manitoulin. (Barb McKay photo)


Municipality eyes up 4.47 per cent tax rate increase

2018 budget includes start to Highway 9 and 21 work, community projects

 

By Barb McKay

 

The Municipality of Kincardine is looking at a relatively conservative budget for 2018 with an anticipated tax rate increase of 4.47 per cent.

 


Kincardine in desperate need of Big Brother volunteers

Some children have been waiting years to be matched with a mentor

 

By Barb McKay

 

When Nick Buchok decided to become a Big Brother he was looking for a way to immerse himself in the community and do something positive. He had no idea how much he would get out of the experience.

 


Councillor wants new discussion on Upper Lorne Beach access gates

 

By Barb McKay

 

Public access to a stretch of road that runs along the lakeshore to Inverhuron will be up for debate by municipal council, once again.

 

Councillor Gord Campbell asked that the issue be added to last Wednesday’s Municipality of Kincardine council agenda for discussion. Questions were last raised in 2015 about opening up Victoria Street within the gated community of Mystic Cove to the general public when Highway 21 is closed during winter storms.

 


Peaceful picket

 

Fight for $15 and Fairness and the Ontario Federation of Labour conducted an information picket over the lunch hour Friday at the Queen St., Kincardine, Tim Hortons. Organizations represented at the rally were Grey Bruce Labour Council, Power Workers of Ontario, Public Service Employees, Society of Energy Professionals and Nova Scotia General Employees. Shown (back) are Gary Franklin of the Power Workers Union, Kevin Smith representing the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and the Grey Bruce Labour Council (he’s president), (front) Dave Trumble - vice-president of the Grey Bruce Labour Council, and Mike Dunn holding the Nova Scotia General Employees flag. For more details, pick up a copy of this week’s Kincardine Independent (Pauline Kerr photo)