Murray Elston leaves Bruce Power

By Barb McKay


After two years as vice-president of corporate services, Murray Elston has left Bruce Power.


Neither Bruce Power nor Elston would comment on the reasons for his departure. This statement was issued from Bruce Power Monday: “Bruce Power has a policy that we don’t comment on personnel matters.


We can confirm Murray did tender his resignation on Friday and Bruce Power thanks Murray for his contributions over the past two years and wish him all the best in the future.”


Kincardine council voices support for keeping jail open

By Barb McKay


Keeping the Walkerton jail open is the good solution for incarcerations in Bruce County, says Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer.


Five BAA titles for track team

CWOSSA today and tomorrow

By Josh Howald

Five Kincardine District Secondary School athletes have BAA gold medals, while many others qualified for the CWOSSA Track and Field Championships.

Kincardine’s Jennamae Harris leaves the pit leading Justine Rydall in the 1,500-m open steeplechase. Harris picked up KDSS’ first medal of the BAA Track and Field Championships with a second place performance in this event, which opened two days of competition at the Davidson Center. (Josh Howald photo)


Quarter-final kicks

By Josh Howald

Yesterday was quarter-final Tuesday in Bluewater Athletic Association soccer.

Both the Kincardine District Secondary School boys and girls teams clinched playoff spots with wins last week, and yesterday were looking to advance to tomorrow’s BAA Final Four tournament in Owen Sound.

Nobody can do anything but watch as this penalty shot by Taylor Risteen bounces off the goalpost last Tuesday in BAA regular season soccer play. KDSS scored minutes later, and again in the second half, to win this game 2-0 and clinch a playoff spot. (Josh Howald photo)

Opening on a high

KDSS hosting BAA Track and Field

Tim Odell fails to clear the bar in this pole vault attempt earlier today at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. KDSS is hosting the Bluewater Athletic Association Track and Field Championships today and tomorrow. The Knights claimed a silver medal in the very first event today - the women's steeplechase. We'll have the full story, along some fantastic photos in next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


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Actually, Emily van den Hogan was taking a bicycle break Saturday morning. She was working as a volunteer at the annual bike rodeo at Elgin Market Public School. Dozens of youngsters turned out for a course in bicycle safety and tests with different obstacles. (Josh Howald photo)

New licensing regulations hurt Kincardine taxi industry

By Barb McKay


New RCMP regulations for background checks are taking a toll on Kincardine’s taxi businesses, says one cab company owner.


In July 2010, the RCMP passed new regulations that require any criminal background check applicant who has the same gender and birth date as a registered sex offender to be fingerprinted. While the process is a positive step forward in maintaining public safety, it’s creating headaches for taxi company owners who have to wait for several months, in some cases, before drivers are cleared and can be licensed.


County asks province to keep jail open

Bruce County council is asking the province not to shut down the Walkerton jail.


Council unanimously passed a resolution at its Thursday meeting to make a formal request to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to keep the jail open.


Vets to get Order of Kincardine

By Barb McKay


Kincardine is creating a special tribute to its veterans that few, if any, municipalities have endeavored to do before.


A new medal of recognition, the Order of Kincardine, will be presented to nearly 50 Second World War and Korean War veterans at the Davidson Centre June 22 in recognition of the contributions and sacrifices they made to protect the freedom of fellow Canadians.


New direction for Bulldogs

Alcombrack Kincardine's new bench boss

By Josh Howald

When the 2011-12 Western Junior C hockey season begins, the Carruthers Nichol Insurance Bulldogs will have more than a new dressing room. They’ll have a brand new coaching staff.

General Manager Doug Kennedy confirmed last week that Jeff Alcombrack will replace Brian Royle behind the bench. Assistant coach Shawn Burrows is also gone, and will be replaced by two coaches yet to be determined by Alcombrack.