Daisy launches new weekly feature

Office dog branching out from regular duties

The Kincardine Independent is pleased to announce the office dog, Daisy Howald, will launch a new feature for the newspaper.

Like most, Daisy enjoys a good game of orange ball on her down time. This brown and black dog wants to know if you know a dog worthy of being "pick of the litter" in the pages of The Independent. (Independent file photo)

CLKD leads the way with volunteering

By Barb McKay


In and around Kincardine, organizations and events committees are getting some much-needed helping hands.


This is thanks to a recently developed volunteer program at Community Living Kincardine and District (CLKD). The program partners CLKD members with events, community groups, not-for-profit groups and even retirement homes to provide assistance wherever they can.


“The community has been very receptive,” said CLKD volunteer co-ordinator Beth French. “Having grown up here, I know this community is really open and welcoming.”


Triathlon set for this weekend

By Josh Howald


There is less than one week remaining until the big race.


The 14th annual Kincardine Women's Triathlon will officially kick off on Saturday morning, but things will begin a little bit early this year. Race organizers are holding a Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Expo at Reunion Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the harbour. But the big question remains - will there be a swim?


Happy Canada Day!

Mary Bowman, 3, of Cambridge had the Canada Day spirit as she gets ready to ride in the children's bike rodeo near the Point Clark Lighthouse on the weekend. The rodeo was one of several activities, including a fireworks display, organized by the Huron Shores Lions Club. (Barb McKay photo)

Medical marijuana operation coming to Tiverton

By Barb McKay


A medical marijuana facility is expected to be up and running at the Bruce Energy Centre this fall.


The announcement that the company, AMMCan (Advanced Medical Marijuana Canada), is in the process of setting up shop in the vacant greenhouses at the BEC was made during last Thursday’s Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC) meet and greet event at the Best Western Plus Governor’s Inn.


Cyclist seriously hurt in hit-and-run

Police still looking for vehicle

By Josh Howald

A cyclist is recovering from serious injuries, while police look for the motorist responsible for a Thursday night crash in Huron Twp.

Police said Monday morning they were still looking to speak with the driver of a transport truck and flatbed trailer. The truck will have damage around the passenger side headlight. There is a chance, police said, that the driver may not be aware of the crash.

The incident was reported to the South-Bruce OPP just before 9 p.m., Thursday night. Officers attended the scene, along with Bruce County paramedics and the Ripley Fire Department, and found an injured cyclest in the ditch north of Concession 12. The involved vehicle was not at the crash scene.

More break-ins, thefts in Kincardine

Police warn public to secure their property

Police continue to investigate break-ins in Kincardine.


This week, the South-Bruce OPP reported a break-in to a residence in the 200 block of Durham Street.

Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., June 25, a home was forcibly entered through a window. The list of stolen property included a quantity of American coins, a quantity of Canadian coins and an assortment of jewellery including ear rings, necklaces, rings and watches. The value of the stolen property, with the cost of repairs, was estimated to be more than $3,000.


Homes and businesses aren't the only things being broken into these days in Kincardine. Police are investigating a number of reports of thefts from motor vehicles.


Rare Caddy

Bill and Brian Spence of Kincardine admire Steve Plunket's 1949 Coupe de Ville at Drift In Cruise Night Friday in downtown Kincardine. The Cadillac is an original prototype and the only one in existence. (Barb McKay photo)

Bruce Power supports CNSC proposal to make potassium iodide pills available

The body that oversees Canada’s nuclear industry has suggested that potassium iodide pills be made available to communities with nuclear power facilities as an emergency measure.


New Kincardine hospital plan to cost $22.5 million

By Barb McKay


A new plan to improve the Kincardine hospital is expected to cost $22.5 million, significantly less than the original redevelopment proposal.


South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) president and CEO Paul Rosebush told The Independent on Thursday that he is happy with the figure.


“We’re excited by that price point,” he said. “We feel we have a project that is achievable.”