This weather bites!

Zombie Blair Nicholson takes a bite out of fellow zombie John Edey on Halloween night in Victoria Park in Kincardine. Nearly 30 zombies braved cold, wet conditions to take part in the event.

Archeological dig in Inverhuron turns up artifacts

Unclear if discovery will halt water and sewer project

 By Barb McKay


Archeological findings in Inverhuron have set back plans for water and sewer service extension to the community.


Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) and the Municipality of Kincardine announced last week that archeological work on Wood Street turned up numerous fragments of pottery, tools and animal bones from several test pits.


Duck,, duck, goose

Hundreds of Canada Geese gathered on the lake between Lambton and Harbour Streets Wednesday evening after 6 p.m. to enjoy one of the few good days remaining. Perhaps they were discussing a trip south. (Eric Howald photo)

More work to be done to address DGR concerns, says SON chief

By Barb McKay


There is still uncertainty around aspects of OPG’s deep geological repository project that needs to be addressed before it is approved, according to representatives from Saugeen Ojibway Nation.


Alex Monem, a lawyer for SON, addressed the joint review panel on its final day of public hearings last Wednesday and said that OPG has not made a firm commitment to the amounts of low level and intermediate level waste that will be stored in the proposed DGR at the Bruce Power site. Monem said, he understood from an earlier presentation by OPG that it was proposing that only 40,000 cubic metres of intermediate level waste be fixed as a licensing condition.


Bloodied cyclist treated, arrested

Perhaps it wasn’t such a nice morning for a bike ride, after all.

A 43-year-old Huron-Kinloss Twp. man is facing charges after police got a call regarding an injured cyclist on Park Street in the village. Just after 11 a.m., police officers located the man, who had suffered cuts to his head. He was taken to hospital for assessment on non-life threatening injuries. However, the man had been riding with open alcohol, and additionally was found to be in possession of illegal drugs. The man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and open liquor other than residence, licensed premise or private place.

The man is scheduled to be in court on Dec. 16, 2013 to answer to the charges.

Head on Halloween crash

Four people were injured when two trucks collided on Bruce County Road 4 in Brant Twp. on Halloween.

Police say the investigation is in its early stages, and that they received a call regarding the crash just before 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Officers arrived on the scene, along with members of the Walkerton Fire Department and Bruce County Ambulance to learn an eastbound GMC Yukon had entered the west bound lane and struck the Sierra on top of the east hill.

Four people involved in the crash were treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.

The crash closed Bruce County Road 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the protection of emergency responders as the two vehicles were removed from the scene by flatbed tow trucks.

Spend winter on the links

New indoor golf facility fun in Kincardine

Jon Thompson, of Infinity Indoor Golf Club  in front of one of the golf simulators at Infinity Indoor Golf Club, which just officially oepend last week. For the full story, don't miss this weeks's print edition of The Kincardine Independent! (jJosh Howald photo)


Madden Walden, 3, takes the biggest bite he can of an apple during the Great Big Crunch event at St. Anthony's School Thursday. The event, through the Ontario School Nutrition Program, promotes healthy eating by having students across the province bite into apples simultaneously. (Barb McKay photo)

Residents launch appeal against Armow Wind Project

By Barb McKay


A Kincardine couple has launched an appeal against the Armow Wind Project, fearing that the wind energy development will negatively impact their health.


Sharon Kroeplin told The Independent Monday that she and her husband Ken are appealing the project in an attempt to put it on hold until studies, including the current Health Canada study, are completed. The Armow project, being developed by Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Renewable Holdings, received renewable energy approval from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment earlier this month to erect 92 turbines that will produce 180 megawatts of power.

Effects of homelessness more costly than maintaining affordable housing

By Barb McKay


Living conditions have a direct impact on the health of individuals, according to local advocates.


Bruce County Housing and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation held a community forum in Kincardine last Thursday to discuss housing issues in the county and commemorate National Housing Day.

Dozens of social service representatives, Bruce County officials, realtors and community group members gathered at the Kincardine Pavilion to learn about plans to create more affordable housing.