Master plan for Kincardine airport in the works

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine’s airport strategic plan will soon get underway.

 

Kincardine council approved awarding a contract for the project to Genivar, a Port Elgin and Goderich-based company, with expertise in municipal planning, among other sectors. Genivar’s bid for the project of $57,185 came in significantly over the $25,000 budget and was not the lowest bid for the work. Quartek Group Inc. and EBA also submitted applications.

 


Season starts Saturday for Junior C 'Dogs

Mitchell in town for home opener

By Josh Howald

School is back in session, the leaves are changing colours and a feeling of optimism surrounds the Kincardine Bulldogs as they head into the 2012-13 Western Junior C League regular season.

Gatlin Burt returns to the crease as one of Kincardine's key players. GM Doug Kennedy has stockpiled some serious talent for the 2012-13 edition of the Kincardine Bulldogs, but would still like to add another defenceman to play in front of Burt. (Independent file photo/Richard Lawson)

 


Hay! Nice toss

Nancy Craig and Lorelle McPherson had a throw-off to determine a hay bale throwing champion after identical tosses in the first round. The throw-off didn't settle anything, as the ladies once again had nearly identical throws. For more Fall Fair photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Independent! (Josh Howald photo)


32nd annual Kincardine Terry Fox Run still on

By Barb McKay

 

The Kincardine Terry Fox Run will take place next weekend, thanks to a handful of volunteers who came forward to form a new committee.

 

Angela Gougeon, of the Kincardine recreation department, which is overseeing the annual cancer fundraiser, said that since last week six people stepped up to help run the Kincardine Terry Fox Run, which means the event will be able to continue.

 

“We’re just happy it’s running,” said Gougeon. “We’ll make it work.”

 

Organizers are hoping to see an increase in the number of people who take part in the Terry Fox Run this year.


Jumping through hoops

Merlin, six months, whipped through the obstacle course at the Fall Fair Fun Dog Show, despite having a bit of an issue with this hoop. Owner Terese Schell and Merlin did well in the dog show, won by Holly Johnson's dog Daisy. For a full page of photos from the 161st Kincardine Fall Fair, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


LHIN looking for local input on long-term health plan

Representatives from the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will be in Kincardine next week to talk to residents about improvements they would like to see made to health care.

The South West LHIN is in the process of developing its third integrated health service plan for the period of 2013 to 2016. The plan will consider priorities, strategies and proposed outcomes for the region’s health care, and will be implemented over the next three years. The LHIN will focus on a number of priorities, including improving access to family health care; improving the co-ordination of health care delivery; implementing best practices; and improving wait times for emergency care, surgery and diagnostics.

The plan is expected to be presented to the South West LHIN board of directors in November. Once it’s approved by the board, the document will be released to the public.


Unsung hero

Canadian nursing sister Pauline Flynn

Pauline Flynn displays the medals she was awarded for service during the Second World War. She recieved the Queen's Diamond Jubliee medal in June. Barb McKay has a feature story on Flynn and some of her experiences from the Second World War in this week's Independent. Don't miss it! (Barb McKay photo)


Anti nuke signs stolen from South Line properties

By Barb McKay

 

Jutta Splettstoesser placed two No Nuke Dump signs on her property last Sunday to get fellow residents thinking about potential impacts of hosting nuclear waste.

 

She was surprised when less than 24 hours later the signs were gone.

 


Nice cans

Shelby Boyd, 17, and Maxime Paisley, 18, of Kincardine, painted 30 garbage cans this summer to be placed around the municipality. The project was started at Kincardine District Secondary School 19 years ago, and is now organized by Norm Annetts. Paisley has returned to KDSS for a fifth year, while Boyd will study visual arts at the Universtiy of Guelph this year. (Barb McKay photo)


Used nuclear fuel information open houses scheduled

By Barb McKay

 

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) will hold open houses in Ripley next week to educate the public about Canada’s plan for the long-term management of nuclear fuel.

 

The open houses will be held Sept. 11 and 12 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Ripley Huron Community Centre. Representatives from NWMO will be on hand to answer questions about deep geological repositories for spent fuel and about the site selection process for the used fuel storage project.