Workers from Willy's Contracting of Southampton dredged the Kincardine harbour last week. (Barb McKay photo)
Grace Dance Academy students Zara McMillan, left, and Emma LaBasceur, dance to Somewhere Over the Rainbow during a dress rehearsal at KDSS Saturday for the upcoming annual recital. The recital will be held this weekend at Huron Heights Public School and includes more than 120 students performing ballet, jazz and creative movement. (Barb McKay photo)
The atmosphere inside Kincardine council chambers was ripe with tension last Wednesday as a Pattern Renewable Holdings developer took the floor to review a plan aimed to avoid impacts to Kincardine’s airport from the Armow Wind Project.
Recommendations from a recently completed tourism strategic plan for Kincardine could be implemented as early as this summer.
Ron Coristine, co-chair of the steering committee for the plan, presented a summary of the 115-page report and asked council to receive the report and approve recommendations that pertain to tourism staff and municipal interests. The recommendations include assigning municipal staff to participate in an ongoing tourism table, made up of tourism staff and local business owners, and assigning tourism staff to develop a more prominent online presence for Kincardine.
Deputy mayor Anne Eadie, left, accepts a Community Living flag on behalf of the Municipality from CLKD. From left are Allan Moore, Maryanne Stewart, Bethany Collins, Jeffrey Vandeklippe and Jackie McDonald. CLKD is doing plenty to commemmorate Community Living month, and that included showing off the building it is currently fundraising for. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)
*Note: A drop-in will be held today (Thursday) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 286 Lambton Street, Kincardine.
By Barb McKay
Kincardine’s new cardiac rehabilitation centre is giving heart patients a second chance at a healthy life.
The centre, which opened its doors in March, held its official opening last Wednesday. The rehab centre, located in the Kincardine hospital operates two classes on Mondays and Wednesdays and services 18 patients. An additional six patients will be introduced to the Hearts in Motion program every two months.
Ken Jones, 69, of Underwood, was referred to the program last November by his doctor after he suffered a heart attack and underwent a triple heart bypass in April 2012.
By Barb McKay
Kincardine council has made it clear that the Municipality will not be a willing host community to industrial wind turbine projects.
The International Joint Commission (IJC), charged with regulating projects related to the Great Lakes, is urging governments to find a way to restore Lake Huron and Lake Michigan water levels.
The recommendation by the IJC to both Canadian and American governments comes in response to findings from the International Upper Great Lakes study, launched in 2007 to look at fluctuating lake levels, the impact of flow from the St. Clair River on the
As a result, the IJC has recommended that governments on both sides of the border look at building a structure in the St. Clair River that would restore levels in
Some people just can’t wait for summer to arrive.
The Ice Cream Booth in downtown Kincardine fell victim to criminals last week, just prior to the warm weather arriving in town.
The South-Bruce OPP said the break-in was reported at 2:05 a.m. last Sunday, April 26. Officers arrived on the scene to find cones scattered on the ground around the business, located on the north end of the downtown core. The booth had been forcibly entered through the front window.
There was no damage estimate provided by police.
If you have any information that could assist police, call 1-888-310-1122, or if you wish to remain anonymous, 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
No one ever thinks it will happen to them, and that certainly was the case for Kincardine native Scott McKay.
Kincardine's Scott McKay, middle, honourary spokesman for this year's Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer tournament, enlisted the help of friends Mats Sundin, left, and Tie Domi to raise awareness for the Princess Margaret Hospital fundraiser. (photo courtesy of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer)
The 41-year-old father of two leads an active and healthy lifestyle, so it was shocking late last year when he was diagnosed with cancer.