Bag tags stay free

Council agrees to keep Ward 3 landfill operational

By Barb McKay


Kincardine residents will continue to receive free bag tags.


In a near unanimous decision, Kincardine council voted down the idea to do away with the free bag tags that residents receive each year.


“People are aware that when we give you 26 free bag tags they are paying for them in their taxes,” said councillor Candy Hewitt. “But it’s the one thing taxpayers can hold in their hands and say, ‘I got something.’”


Councillor Maureen Couture agreed.


New gymnasium rental fees won’t cut it, say councillors

By Barb McKay


New gymnasium rental rates proposed by the municipality’s recreation department are far too low, according to Kincardine councillors.


Recreation director Karen Kieffer and recreation policy chair Ken Craig presented council recommended hourly rates for the new gymnasium at the Davidson Centre, once it opens later this month. Kieffer said she and Craig looked at rates of surrounding communities and decided to try to keep rental fees as low as possible to encourage more individuals and groups to use the gymnasium for recreation and sporting events.


Filming and farming

Molly Daley and John Varty of Hamilton passed through Kincardine last week during a cross-Canada tour. The couple is travelling the country to make a documentary of family farming. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Hot 'Dogs!

Kincardine moves into first place with sixth straight win

By Josh Howald

Don’t look now, but the Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are at the top of the Western Junior C Hockey league.

Gatlin Burt makes a save Sunday afternoon in Goderich. He made 26 saves to help Kincardine to a 2-1 win over the Sailors. Kincardine plays twice at home this weekend. (Richard Lawson photo)

An eye on the Fair

Tiverton celebrates 150th Fair

Dave Fritz, of Tiverton, peaks out the top of his 1942 Bren gun carrier, also known as a Universal Carrier, during the Tiverton Fall Fair Parade. For more photos from Tiverton's big party, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Provincial math scores down but KTTPS sees improved results

By Barb McKay


Elementary math scores with the Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) declined last year, says a superintendent of education for the board. But Kincardine Township-Tiverton Public School (KTTPS) is bucking the trend.


While the province’s Education Quality and Accountability Office testing results for Grade 3 students with the BWDSB have increased by 12 per cent since 2003, scores for the 2010-2011 school year dropped by four per cent.


A day at the beach

Kincardine woman transforms beach in Heritage Heights

By Barb McKay


One woman is having a positive impact on the quality of part of Kincardine’s shoreline.


For the past seven weeks, Eva Leonard has been at the beach at the bottom of Heritage Drive with a rake and bucket cleaning up sludge and algae that was taking over the shallow water and the shore. Most mornings she will spend at least two hours raking up gallons of sediment and either burying it deep in the sand or depositing it into patches of weeds just off the beach where it dries up and decomposes.


Theives were high?

Nabbed from Amberley roof

Three Windsor males have been charged following a break in at the Amberley General Store early Saturday.


The South Bruce OPP and the Huron County OPP both responded to an alarm at the store which went off at 1:15 a.m.

The owner of the store discovered two suspects on the roof and one on the ground as a lookout.

The suspects then fled and were later caught by police.


A U-Haul trailer was seized and three males were arrested and charged.


Superheat FGH Great Lakes title heads west

More than $5,000 raised for addition fund

By Josh Howald

The Lethbridge Pronghorns left Kincardine Sunday evening with a perfect record, a tournament title, some renewed confidence and a lot of smiles.

Kristin Reeves of the University of Lethbridge celebrates the tournament winning goal Sunday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

It took 150 years....

But Tiverton has a male ambassador of the fair. James Rice was crowned at the 150th Tiverton Fall Fair on the weekend. For the full story, and a full page of photos fromt the fair, see this week's print edition! (Barb McKay photo)