Pool sharks

Clarence Seifried of Mount Forest lines up a shot during the championship game of the annual Morrison Memorial Heart and Stroke Pool Tournament held recently at the Howard Johnson hotel. The event raised more than $6,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Barb McKay photo)

Two charged in “vicious” assault

Two Huron-Kinloss men have been charged in what police called a vicious assault in Kincardine March 20.

Shortly after 11 p.m., the South-Bruce OPP received a report of an injured man at the hospital in Kincardine. Investigating officers learned the man suffered significant facial injuries. The victim, along with two other men, had been together earlier in the evening at a Queen Street residence in Kincardine when the man was assaulted.

Police charged a 35-year-old and a 27-year-old each face a count of aggravated assault. They are scheduled to appear in court April 22, 2013 to answer to the charges.

Charity hockey games Saturday, Sunday

EMS game Saturday, Turtles for Jorie on Sunday

By Josh Howald

The playoff hockey action is all wrapped up at the Davidson Centre, but a pair of big hockey games remain.

This weekend, two different charity hockey games will take place. On Saturday night, the Kincardine Fire Department and the South-Bruce OPP will face off to compete for the Golden Nozzle, with proceeds going to Kincardine Community Living and the Kincardine Food Bank.

AE Midgets defeated

Mooretown wins Game 6, OMHA tttle

Mooretown celebrates a goal in Game 5 Saturday night. They had reason to celebrate last night too, as they defeated Kincardine 4-1 in Game 6 of the OMHA AEGR3 Finals. (Josh Howald photo)

Mooretown is the new OMHA midget AE GR3 champion.

The midget additional entry team skated to a 4-1 win last night on home ice in Game 6 of the championship series against Kincardine. It was the first game of this series that a game was won by a home team.

For full details, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Pasta for pets

Maddy Cranston, 6, can't get enough spaghetti at the third annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner and Silent Auction at the Kincardine Legion on the weekend. The event raised $6, 263 to support Cozy Cat Kennels and the Huron County SPCA. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine to set aside up to $100,000 for possible turbine noise study

By Barb McKay


Kincardine will establish a fund to conduct independent noise studies on industrial wind turbines to ensure they are in compliance with provincial regulations.


The motion, introduced by councillor Jacqueline Faubert, set off a heated debate amongst council members during last Wednesday’s meeting.


“I feel really, really positive about this motion,” she said. “This is an area where we have some say, where we otherwise have had obstacles and barriers.”


Independent picks up three awards

The Kincardine Independent walked away with three awards at the annual Ontario Community Newspapers Association convention held Friday in Vaughan.



Eric Howald with The Independent's second place finish in overall excellence.


Best foot forward

These brave members of the South Bruce OPP and the Municipality of Kincardine will don heels on June 4 for the Women’s House Serving Grey and Bruce Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser. From left, are Const. Kevin Martin, Staff Sgt. John LeBlanc, Kincardine foreperson Brian Kelly, Const. Gary Yost and detachment commander Insp. Scott Smith. Constables Andrew Werle, Darryl Campbell and Greg Clark will also participate. The team is being ‘coached’ by Staff Sgt. Dana Earley. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine rushes to provide input to Quixote One wind project

By Barb McKay


Confusion around the deadline for comments on the Quixote One wind project had Kincardine council scrambling to make a decision on what to submit last week.


During last Wednesday’s meeting, council was unclear on whether the deadline to submit comments to the project’s developers, Leader Resources Services Corp. is March 31 or April 30. The Quixote One project is a single 2.5 megawatt industrial wind turbine project north of Kincardine, near Tiverton. The project received a FIT contract in July 2011. The final public meeting was held on Feb. 21.


Kincardine woman to travel to Iraq to help children

By Barb McKay


Erin Hardman has always been attracted to a good cause.