Unit 2 achieves commercial operation

Bruce Power’s groundbreaking Restart Project was officially completed on Oct. 31 with Unit 2 being declared commercially operational just two weeks after the unit first generated electricity. The return to commercial operation of Unit 2 comes just over a week after Unit 1, which achieved this milestone on Oct. 22. Units 1 and 2 had been out of service since the mid 1990s.

“The Restart Project has been a monumental achievement for this company, and returns our site to its full operating potential,” said Duncan Hawthorne, president and CEO of Bruce Power. “Our eight-unit site will provide a reliable source of low-cost electricity to over a quarter of Ontario’s homes, hospitals, schools and businesses for future generations, while also contributing to the phase-out of coal by the end of 2014.”


Three hurt in crash

Police inspect the scene at Highway 21 and Kincardine Ave. Saturday after a two-car crash sent three to hospital. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


County expands DGR peer review to address storm water management

 By Barb McKay

 

Bruce County’s peer review of OPG’s deep geological repository for low and intermediate level waste is being expanded to take a closer look at storm water management.

 


Stagecoach to the Grey Cup leaves Nov. 18

By Barb McKay

 

Don’t be surprised if you spot a stagecoach driving around Kincardine this week; it will soon be making its way to Toronto for the 100th Grey Cup.

 

This will be the third time in 50 years that Kincardine ‘cowboys’ have hitched up a stagecoach to make the week-long journey to the CFL champion game. This week some of the team, led by Brad Kirkconnell, will tour around Kincardine to promote the event.

 


Showcasing local talent

Sylvia Melinz hangs a stained glass piece at Victoria Park Gallery last week. The gallery is featuring the work of 30 local artists in the month of November and December. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Flu arrives in Bruce County

By Barb McKay

 

This season’s first case of Influenza A has been confirmed in a Hanover resident.

 

The Grey Bruce Health Unit confirmed Thursday that laboratory results confirmed the flu strain and health care practitioners in the region have been notified and will perform tests on individuals with influenza symptoms. Across the province, 22 cases of influenza have been confirmed since Oct. 13.

 


Working overtime

Bulldogs move into first with seventh straight win

By Josh Howald

Hard work pays off, and the Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs put in some overtime on the weekend.

Brett Catto celebrates his OT winner Saturday evening at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Kincardine scored in overtime Friday night in Hanover, and again Saturday against Walkerton at the Davidson Centre to stretch a win streak to seven and seize first place overall in the Western Junior C Hockey League.


Project Pumpkin

Dayle Chinnick, 7, works on her jack o' lantern at Bean's Bistro in Kincardine. The bistro hosted the Big Brothers Bis Sisters-sponsored pumpking carving session Saturday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine’s blood lab at risk of closing

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine’s community blood lab is in danger of closing.

 

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) CEO Paul Rosebush told The Independent Friday that provincial changes to the fee code to medical practices for phlebotomy services make it virtually impossible to operate the lab at the Kincardine and Community Medical Clinic.

 

“It makes it more expensive to operate these services at medical clinics,” he said. “It’s unsustainable.”

 


Women in Nuclear conference held in Kincardine for first time

By Barb McKay

 

The Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada annual conference was held in Kincardine for the first time ever last week.

 

 

Amber MacArthur spoke about digital profiles at one of last week's workshops in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)