FIve alarm fun

There was more than good food to be found at Sunday's Firemen's Beef Barbeque at the Kincardine Fire Hall. These youngsters took advantage of the visit to check out the Municipality of Kincardine's fleet of fire trucks. Sitting for a photo are, from left, Adalee Turland, 5, Leylah King, 2, and Nolan King, 4. (Josh Howald photo)

Bruce Telecom agreement not terminated, says municipality

 Contrary to a report issued by the Competition Bureau, the sale of Bruce Telecom to Eastlink is still in process, according to the Municipality of Kincardine.


The municipality issued its own media release Friday afternoon, responding to a release from the federal bureau, which stated that the pending acquisition of the telecommunications by Eastlink had been terminated.


Kincardine in breach of Municipal Act for closed door meetings

Municipality disagrees with findings, public meeting scheduled

By Barb McKay


An investigation into closed door meetings held by Kincardine council over the sale of Bruce Telecom has found that the municipality has violated the Municipal Act.


According to the report, prepared and released to the municipality by Amberley Gavel Ltd. on July 22, “Amberley Gavel has concluded the council for the Municipality of Kincardine intentionally breached the open meetings requirement of the Municipal Act in closing its meetings to the public between February 6, 2013 and January 20, 2014 during discussions of the proposed sale of Bruce Telecom.”


Wave riders

These surfers prepare to take the plunge off the end of the south pier last Wednesday in Kincardine, when high winds made conditions on Lake Huron ideal for surfing. More than a dozen surfers were in the water at Station Beach. (Josh Howald photo)

Construction underway at medical marijuana plant

By Barb McKay


AMMCan has received its building permits from the Municipality of Kincardine and has begun construction on what is primed to become the largest producer of medical marijuana in Canada.



Sophie, 8, and Slade Twolan, 11, enjoy the meal at Point Clark's Cornfest celebrations Sunday afternoon in Point Clark. A good crowd turned out to enjoy the food, car show and live entertainment despite some rainy weather. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine’s Service Ontario office closed temporarily

The Service Ontario office in Kincardine will be closed for two weeks.


Cynthia Vukets, spokesperson for Service Ontario, said the branch will be closed as of today (Aug. 20) and will re-open Sept. 2. She said the office is being closed for that period for personal reasons.


During that time, residents can visit the nearest Service Ontario branches at 559 Goderich Street, Unit 119 in Port Elgin; 203 Cayley Street, Walkerton; or 185 Josephine Street, Wingham.

Lions ready to begin work on splash pad

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Lions Club splash pad is truly becoming a community project.


Last Wednesday, Kincardine council agreed to award the contract to the project to Open Space Solutions Inc. on the basis that the company will carry it out as a Community Build project. That means Open Space Solutions will work with local contractors and even volunteers to complete the splash pad.



Braedy Collins, 20 months, of Kincardine was ready to walk the outdoor track at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine with a little help for Team Lynn Rosemary and Nancy at Kincardine's Relay For Life Friday night. The event raised more than $61,000 this year. For a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Emerald ash borer discovered in Kincardine

The Municipality of Kincardine has now received confirmation that the emerald ash borer infestation has reached the community.

According to a press release issued Monday by the municipality, Kincardine council, the Environmental Action Group, staff and stakeholders are in the process of developing a plan to respond to this crisis. The response plan will address removal of trees on municipal land that may present a hazard to public safety or property, short-term and longer-term options to manage the anticipated volume of felled trees, as well as a tree replacement program. Also included will be advice for residents with ash trees on their properties.

Further information on the Emerald Ash Borer may be found on the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority website: