Thompson speaks at final World Peace Day

The Rwandan killing machine – 10,000 a day

By Eric Howald

One million people died in Rwanda in the spring of 1994.



Three members of the World Peace Day Committee are pictured with Allan Thompson, who gave a presentation Friday evening at the KDSS Library. From left afre Jackie Clements, Lynda Harry and Fran Gannett. (Eric Howald photo)





Race for every seat on Kincardine council

By Barb McKay


A handful of new candidates have entered the race for Kincardine council, submitting their names just before the nomination deadline Friday.


Ward 1 resident Ken Knight is the third candidate in the race for mayor, running against Anne Eadie and Marsha Leggett. Incumbent Ward 3 candidate Randy Roppel looked like he would be declared for the seat, but is now seeing opposition from Shelagh McFarlane.


Happy birthday!

Verna Munro celebrated her 101st birthday last Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Tiverton Park Manor. (Josh Howald photo)

Possible sand dune removal near Lower Beach concerns council

By Barb McKay


A development of Lower Beach Road has neighbours concerned about impacts to the landscape and to the value of their properties.


Ted and Fiona Wilson attended the Sept. 3 Kincardine council meeting to challenge a cottage development on Lower Beach Road, directly below their home on Huron Ridge Crescent. The couple said they and other residents are concerned that the cottage is too large for the size of the lot, doesn’t fit in with the surrounding homes and will obstruct lake views.

OPG forced to defend safety case during second round of hearings

By Barb McKay


A Joint Review Panel will use information it receives during hearings this week to make a recommendation on the future of nuclear waste stored at the Bruce Power site.


The second round of Joint Review Panel hearings for OPG’s proposed deep geologic repository (DGR) project to store low and intermediate-level nuclear waste got underway last Monday at the Kincardine Legion. The hearings are expected to wrap up Thursday. Dozens of participants who took part in hearings last fall were invited to return to provide input and ask questions related to six requests for additional information made to OPG by the panel.

Police finally catch up to erratic driver - seven days later

A Huron-Kinloss Twp. man managed to elude police once, but the cops caught up to him one week later.

On Aug. 20 at 1 a.m., the South-Bruce OPP received three traffic complaints regarding a white F-150 on Bruce Ave. in Kincardine, which is roughly one block from the Kincardine detachment of the OPP. Officers located the truck heading south on Lake Range Drive, Huron Twp., but the driver failed to stop for police. The truck finally stopped in the area of Tout's Grove, where the driver fled on foot into a wooded area.

Officers continued to investigate the matter, and seven days later, an arrest was made. A 21-year-old was charged with Flight from police, Racing a motor vehicle, failure to report an accident and failure to remain on the scene. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 29, 2014 to answer to the charges.

Young artist debuts at VPG

Vanessa Bueckert's stunning drawings and photos are on display this month at Victoria Park Gallery in Kincardine. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Bowling alley fire deemed suspicious

By Josh Howald

The fire that damaged the Bruce Bowling Lanes bowling alley on Sept. 1 has officially been deemed suspicious.

The South-Bruce OPP confirmed there is an ongoing investigation into the fire, which was first reported shortly before 7 a.m. on Sept. 1. When police arrived on the scene, the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department was battling the blaze. Police said both South-Bruce OPP Crime Unit and the Office of the Fire Marshall are assisting with the investigation.

The KFD did a good job of containing the fire, particularly considering the large wood building was built in the 1950s. There is a great deal of damage, however, from the fire, smoke and water. No dollar estimate was provided, however. The owners have not set a time frame on re-opening for business. First, they must determine what can be salvaged and what needs to be replaced, and the best way to go about it.

Catch a wave

George Murray of Kincardine was one of several surfers who took advantage of some excellent waves Saturday at Station Beach. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine not giving up on Bruce Telecom sale

By Barb McKay

A decision by Bragg Communications to pull out of the Bruce Telecom sale could potentially have legal implications.


Kincardine council held a closed door meeting last Wednesday to meet with the municipality’s solicitor to determine what the next step would be in dealing with the sudden termination of the agreement to purchase the telecommunications company by Bragg (Eastlink).