Cardiac rehab clinic needs community support

With no government funding, co-ordinators look for donations to keep program afloat

By Barb McKay


John Howard has always led a healthy life with a focus on physical activity.



From left, Doug Tatum, John Howard and Paul Williamson are three of the nearly 90 patients working through the Kincardine Cardiac Rehabiliation program. (Barb McKay photo)


Pedestrian hit, driver charged

A 56-year-old Kincardine resident has been charged after hitting a pedestrian on Nov. 13.

Police received a report regarding a collision between a pick-up truck and a pedestrian shortly after 7 p.m. on Nov. 13. The incident had occurred earlier in the day at the intersection of Highway 21 and Durham Street in Kincardine.

Festive RIDE program officially underway

'Tis the season to be jolly, but remember 'tis also the season for Festive RIDE checkpoints.


The OPP is out in full force during the 2014 Festive RIDE campaign, which started on Monday and runs until January 2, 2015. The South-Bruce OPP issued a release stating that while the number of motorists who choose to drive while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs may be small, they pose a significant danger on the roads that is both unacceptable and completely preventable.


Knights go 2-3 at OFSAA tourney

Good show by KDSS at provincial championships

By Josh Howald

After a tough start at the provincial high school basketball championships, the Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls scrapped their way back to play in the consolation championship.

The Knights at the OFSAA banquet. From left, Kara MacDonald, Jorie Elliott, Bethany Wilkin, Mackenzie Stevens, Andrea Plagos, Charlotte Bate, Nicole MacLeod, Marley Martyn, Nicole McLeod, Cassidy Murray-Collins, Eartha Phorson, Jessica Satosek and coach Vince Yenssen. (photo courtesy of Marley Martyn)


Kendal and Camel

Kendal Pollock, 2, got up close and personal with a camel from the live nativity at Kincardine's Hometown Christmas Friday night in the downtown. For a full page of photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine service fees to increase next year

Water rates to rise by four per cent

By Barb McKay


Kincardine residents can expect to see a fee increase for several services next year.


While most rates and fees will rise by three per cent in 2015 to account for increases in staff wages and operational expenses, some recreational charges have been hiked substantially. Summer day camp fees, for example, will increase by seven per cent. The March Break camp rate will be an additional $8 next year. Professional development days and daily rental rates for the gymnasium at the Davidson Centre will increase by $2.25 and birthday party rates will increase by $7.08.


No breach of Municipal Act with Armow Wind closed meeting

Kincardine’s closed meeting investigators found council did not violate the Municipal Act by holding a closed meeting to discuss a development agreement with Armow Wind.


The investigation by Amberley Gavel was prompted by a complaint received Aug. 1 regarding a closed meeting of council held May 21. According to the investigators’ report, the complaint had to do with the procedure for calling the closed meeting and the amount of notice that was given to the public.


Hometown Christmas

The hay wagon rides were popular at Kincardine's Hometown Christmas Friday night downtown. For a full page of photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Snowfall wreaks havoc on roads

A little bit of winter weather kept the South - Bruce OPP busy responding to motor vehicle collisions.

In a 24-hour period beginning at noon on Nov. 13, police responded to 15 crashes on area roads. A dozen were property damage only, two were non-life threatening injuries and one was the fatal crash near Formosa.

"It's frustrating to see this year after year; lives put at risk because drivers don't adjust their driving during winter months, especially during the first snowfall," said acting Inspector Wayne Thompson, detachment commander of the South - Bruce OPP.

Class-act musicians Shane Cook and Jake Charron wow at Walker House

By Barb McKay


With fingers and bow moving lightning fast across the strings of his fiddle, and feet tapping in perfect co-ordination with the music, Shane Cook didn’t break a sweat. In fact, he looked perfectly at ease.



Shane Cook, left, and Jake Charron Saturday night at the Walker House in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)