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.

Everybody on the bus

These sisters were dressed appropriately for a bus ride back in time Saturday night at the annual Women's House 60's Fall Gala at the Davidson Centre. The event was a fundraiser for the Women's House Serving Bruce & Grey. From left is Melanie Merkt, Valerie Taves, Stephanie Kropf and behind the wheel, Wendy Swann. (Josh Howald photo)

BWDSB student enrolment surpasses projections

By Barb McKay

For the first time in years, student enrolment within the Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) is up.

Cynthia Lemon, Executive Human Resources Services for the BWDSB, made the unexpected announcement during the BWDSB meeting last Tuesday.

Frontrow seats

Good seats were still available for Thursday's sunset on the Lake Huron shoreline north of the harbour in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)