Service Canada closes office in Kincardine


By Barb McKay


Service Canada is no longer providing service in Kincardine.


The federal organization announced last week that it has closed its branch at the Kincardine library.


Candidates meet in Tiverton

From left, the NDP's Jan Johnstone, Liberal Colleen Schenk, incumbent Lisa Thompson of the PC Party and the Ontario Family Coaltion's Andrew Zettel. The big three spent the night exchanging insults, while the underdog, Zettel, impressed a near-capacity crowd at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton last week. For the full story on the meeting, and the Huron-Bruce campaign trail, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine auxiliary forced to replace hospital television sets

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Hospital Auxiliary has discovered that it has to replace television sets for patient rooms that it purchased just three years ago.


The auxiliary shelled out thousands of dollars in 2010 and 2011 on approximately a dozen new sets for inpatient rooms at the Kincardine hospital. The sets are purchased with funds raised through rental fees for the sets and through donations.


Independent reporter wins national award

Josh Howald’s entry in the Best Spot News Photo in the Canadian Community Newspapers awards was judged number 2 in the country.


The first place photo was entered by Kathy Johnson of the Shelburne/Barrington Coast Guard in Nova Scotia. Third place went to Chris Bolster of the Powell River Peak in British Columbia.


The Kincardine Independent was also awarded a Blue Ribbon for being one of top newspapers in its circulation class.


Knights make great run to CWOSSA final

But season ends there for KDSS

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team definitely turned some heads last week in Simcoe, making a great run to the CWOSSA final.



Beating strong

Linley Kelley give the OK to her dog to walk in the Tiverton Lions Club annual walk to raise money for guide dogs. Linley and her mother Erin had two dogs in the walk, Arnie and Willis. (Eric Howald photo)

All-candidates meetings to be held for Huron-Bruce riding

All-candidates meetings have been scheduled to allow members of the public to come out and ask questions of their local provincial party representatives.


The Kincardine and District and Saugeen Shores Chambers of Commerce will hold a meeting tonight (Wednesday) at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Candidates will make opening remarks and then the floor will be opened for questions from the public.


Winter maintenance cost municipality $1 million

By Barb McKay


This past winter was a brutal one for most Kincardine residents, but it was a very expensive one for the municipality.


In total, heavy snowfalls and frozen water lines cost Kincardine $1,082,005. CAO and acting public works director Murray Clarke explained the costs to Kincardine council at its meeting last Wednesday. Over the course of the winter, snow removal operations cost $557,126; fuel for snow plows and public works vehicles totalled $232,175; the fleet itself cost $227,704; and dealing with frozen water services cost $65,000.


Jet setters

Children from the K.I.D.S. Co-operative Nursery School had a field trip to the Kincardine airport Friday where they had a chance to tour buildings and even sit in the training planes. From left, are Piper Johnson, Oliver Wahi, Kennedy Cohoon, Spencer Hodge, Ellandra Dudgeon, Grace Fludder, Oscar Weerasigghe, Ella Humble, Graeme Ferguson, Riley Andejilic, Tyson Taverner and Gabriel Kloostra. (Barb McKay photo)

Police investigate daylight break-ins in Kincardine

The South-Bruce OPP are investigating a pair of daylight break-ins that occurred on May 23 in Kincardine.

Police say that just before 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23, they received a report of a break-in along Gordon Street. Sometime between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., the house was entered through a side door. The list of items stolen from the home includes a brown three-layer jewellery box, an assortment of gold, white gold, pearl and crystal jewellery, family rings with birth stones, a 26-oz bottle of Canadian Club whiskey, a 40-oz bottle of Smirnoff vodka and a 40-oz bottle of Walker's gin. The stolen property is estimated to be worth more than $3,000.