Closed meeting investigator finds municipal committee needs improvements

By Barb McKay

 

A closed meeting investigator’s report calls on Huron-Kinloss and joint advisory committees to take steps to improve transparency around meetings.

 

The report stems from a complaint raised following a meeting that was held at the Ripley Huron Community Centre on June 21, 2013 to discuss the municipal regulation of noise from industrial wind turbines.

 


Five arrested in early morning raid on Highway 21

Five people are facing charges after an early morning raid on a Highway 9 residence in Greenock Twp.

There was no shortage of police manpower on the scene Friday morning. At 5 a.m., officers from the South-Bruce OPP Kincardine detachment were joined by officers from the Crime Unit, Tactics and Rescue Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, Provincial weapons enforcement Unit, West Region Criminal Operations and the Emergency Response Team.

Armed with a search warrant Friday morning (Feb. 7), officers arrested five people without incident. Police did not release any of the names, but did say the age range is wide reaching. Officers recovered a fully loaded assault rifle, and quantity of illegal street drugs and stolen property. Police did not give an estimate or value of the recovered items or confiscated drugs.


Midgets win WOAA title

Kincardine crushes Listowel in Game 4

It took one game more than they were hoping for, but not much more.

Kincardine celebrates a goal during Game 2 of the WOAA finals against Listowel Monday night at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks defeated Listowel to win the WOAA playoff title for a fifth consecutive season. They have defeated Listowel in all five WOAA championship series.


Bruce County commute?

Corey Farrish, left, leads London's John Johnston of London around Turn 3 Sunday afternoon at the annual Grand Prix de Kincardine vintage snowmobile races. For more on the event, see this week's Sports section.(Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine appoints manager of operations

By Barb McKay

 

The Municipality of Kincardine has added a new role to its public works department.

 

This week, Don Huston will assume the position of manager of operations. Huston, Ward 1 foreperson, has been with the municipality for 22 years and is a certified roads superintendent working towards obtaining his senior level certification.

 


Snow plow operators are true heroes this winter

By Barb McKay

 

When winter storms hit most people hunker down to wait it out. For one group of municipal employees, however, heavy snow falls and whiteout conditions mean it’s time to go to work.

 

 

Plow operators worked long days last week to clear roads in and around Kincardine. Here, plows try to clear snow around cars that had been abandoned on the highway. (Photo courtesy of Kincardine Public Works)

 

 


Daytime break-in on Hunter

Somebody forced through the front door of a Hunter Street home last week in a brazen break-and-enter.

Last Wednesday afternoon, shortly after 3 p.m., the South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in at a residence in the 600 block of Hunter Street in Kincardine. Sometime between noon and 2 p.m. that day (Jan. 29), the home was entered and a quantity of prescription medication, as well as a quantity of cash, was stolen from the residence. Police did not provide an estimate on the value of the stolen property or the damage to the door.

The South-Bruce OPP requests anybody with information that could assist call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you might be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


18th annual McCormick captains

Dan McCormick, right, and Dave Patterson take a time-out prior to puck drop Saturday night at the 18th annual Ken McCormick Memorial Hockey game and dance at the Davidson Centre. The hockey game was a good one, with McCormick and Patterson each hand-picking a squad for the event. Though few came to the game, the dance was, as always, well attended. Moe 'N the Lawn provided the entertainment. (Josh Howald photo)


Man killed in Highway 9 crash

A 66-year-old Kincardine Twp. man was killed in a two-car crash on Highway 9 Saturday afternoon.

The South-Bruce OPP responded to reports of a crash at the intersection of Highway 9 and Bruce County Road 3 in Brant Twp. at 4:31 p.m. Saturday. Officers arrived on the scene and learned a Chevrolet Blazer had been headed west on Highway 9 when it collided with a blue International 80S Transport truck headed north on Bruce County Road 3.

The driver of the Blazer, Eldon Colwell, was pronounced dead at the scene. The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators have been assisting the South-Bruce OPP with the crash investigation, which is ongoing. Highway 9 was closed for several hours while investigators worked at the scene.


Partnership changes at Bruce Power good news for refurbishment

Borealis new majority owner

 

By Barb McKay

 

Partnership restructuring at Bruce Power marks a positive step forward for the planned refurbishment of Bruce Power’s remaining units, according to the nuclear power corporation’s president and CEO.

 

Bruce Power announced Friday that Borealis Infrastructure, on behalf of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), is acquiring Cameco’s 31.6 per cent interest in Bruce B for $450 million, increasing its share to 56 per cent.