Elementary teachers increase work-to-rule action

Public elementary teachers and occasional teachers will launch phase two of work-to-rule strike action when they return to classrooms in September.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced Thursday that teachers would continue to carry out instructional duties in the classroom and volunteer for extra curricular activities as they see fit, but will withdraw from a number of activities including school field trips, collecting money for school-related activities and fundraisers, collect or distribute to students any paperwork required by the school or school board, attend ‘meet the teacher’ events outside of working hours and respond to any electronic communication from the principal or vice-principal outside of school hours except where there is a safety issue involved.


Sinking feeling

This boat was slowly being submerged at the boat launch on the east side of the Kincardine Harbour Thursday morning. THe boat, however, didn't completely sink. It took on quite a bit of water, as you can see, but the owner said Monday it was able to be towed out. (Josh Howald photo)


PREDC continuing on without executive director

Board committed to economic development initiatives

By Barb McKay

 

The Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation is continuing its objective to bring business to Kincardine, despite its split from the municipality.

 

PREDC president Jim Prenger told The Independent last week that the corporation is moving ahead with initiatives despite the fact that it no longer has a contract with the Municipality of Kincardine or an executive director. Ron Coristine resigned from PREDC in July to pursue other interests. The corporation continues to operate with its original board of directors and each member has taken on additional duties.

 

“We do have enough funding to keep us going a year or two,” Prenger said.


Shark attack

Blair Wilson, 3, and brother Scott, 5, had fun pretending they had been swallowed by a shark at McPherson Park on Saturday. The shark was actually a ban bag toss game, part of the children's activities at the Kincardine Marine Heritage Festival. (Barb McKay photo)


Annual Gathering of the Bands this weekend

The 24th annual Gathering of the Bands will be held this weekend and is expected to involve as many as 300 pipers and drummers.

 

The event, organized by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, will take place Saturday in Victoria Park with entertainment throughout the afternoon and culminate with the Massed Band parade down Queen Street at 8 p.m.

 


Teenager doubles the speed limit

A 17-year-old male from Huron-Kinloss Twp. is facing a charge of racing a motor vehicle after he was clocked at double the speed limit at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

A South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Concession 2 in Huron Twp. notice a grey Toyota Corolla moving at a high rate of speed. That speed was displayed on RADAR at more than 160 km/hr in a posted 80km/hr zone.

He wasn't the only one moving quickly. On Aug. 15, police charged a 25-year-old from Truto, Nova Scotia after clocking them at 133 km/hr in a posted 80km/hr zone on Highway 21 near Kintail.

In other police news, the South-Bruce OPP doled out a three-day license suspension after stopping a red Pontiac Grand-Am just before 9 p.m. Aug. 20. The officer found the driver had been drinking, and the driver registered a warn range result at roadside screening.


Waiting on a wave

Several surfers were in Lake Huron Tuesday night off Station Beach in Kincardine competing in the West Shore Surf Summer Meltdown. (Josh Howald photo)


Unplanned Princes Street reconstruction to top $1 million

By Barb McKay

 

The municipality will undertake a costly project to replace water, storm water and sanitary sewer services on Princes Street.

 

The project was an unplanned one and will cost approximately $1.15 million to complete, including road reconstruction. Work will begin shortly and include Princes Street from Durham Street to Broadway Street.

 


Airport house moved to Inverhuron

Crews moved a house from the municipal airport to Inverhuron Monday morning. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Bruce B receives top performance marks from CNSC

By Barb McKay

 

For the first time, Bruce Power’s B site has received full marks for performance from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

 

The CNSC, Canada’s nuclear regulator, released its draft 2014 regulatory oversight report last week. The report, which analyzes safety and operational performances at Canadian nuclear power facilities, is expected to be finalized later this week.