High home

Royal Homes was setting up a new house on Olde Victoria Street Monday afternoon in Kincardine. The prefacricated structure was lifted into place by crane in the early afternoon. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine hires new CAO

By Barb McKay


Kincardine will soon have a new municipal manager.


Kincardine council announced that Murray Clarke, who is currently serving as chief administrative officer for the Town of Sidney, British Columbia, will take on the role of the municipality’s new CAO, beginning Feb. 6, 2012. Clarke will replace former CAO John deRosenroll, who left Kincardine in August after nearly 15 years with the municipality, to move to Perth, Ontario to be closer to family.


Kincardine comes through for KDSS Christmas Knights

By Barb McKay


The basement of St. Anthony’s Church looked like Santa’s workshop Saturday as high school students and volunteers unpacked and sorted hundreds of boxes of toys and food.



From left, KDSS students Danielle Douglas, Matt Joliffe, Eden McFarlane and James Hardman pack a vehicle of donated items Saturday at St. Anthony's Church. (Barb McKay photo)


Music overpowers siren

A 17-year-old novice driver has been charged with speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign.


South Bruce OPP noticed a red Pontiac Sunfire about 1 p.m. Thursday travelling at 121 km/h on Highway 9 in an 80 km/h zone.


Police pursued the vehicle into Walkerton where it stopped at Ridout Street.


The driver told police he hadn’t heard the siren over the noise of the loud vehicle music.


Can't rain on a parade!

Well, it may have rained a little bit on Saturday night's Christmas Parade in Kincardine, but that didn't keep the smiles off the faces of these Sparks. From left, Xenia Hilton, Rebecca Bushell and Katie Bates were riding atop the Kincardine Girl Guides, Brownies and Sparks float in the parade. (Josh Howald photo)

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Knights come collecting this Saturday

By Josh Howald

The Knights will come knocking on Saturday.

The Christmas Knights annual food and toy drive program will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

“It’s a really good cause, and a great way to capture that Christmas spirit,” said high school student Amy Nagus, one of three students who helped organize this year’s drive for Kincardine Community Services.

This will be the 14th year for the campaign, and little has changed. Volunteer drivers and KDSS students travel door-to-door in groups to collect food and toy donations from the public. The donations are used to produce Christmas Hampers for those in need.

Nice pipes

The Kincardine Community Singers celebrate "Gloria" this Saturday and SUnday at Knox Presbyterian Church. Above, the male contingent belts out a tune at last week's dress rehearsal. Both weekend shows begin at 8 p.m. (Josh Howald photo)

Get active in your community, says Bruce Power CEO

Duncan Hawthorne speaks at Chamber AGM

By Barb McKay


Successful business owners must immerse themselves in their community, according to Kincardine’s largest employer.


Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthorne was the guest speaker at the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting, held last Wednesday evening at the Kincardine Legion.


Hawthorne said after 10 years in Kincardine, Bruce Power is here to stay and although the Bruce A Restart project is near completion, Hawthorne has no plans to find the exit either.


SBGHC chair addresses doc complaints

By Barb McKay


Options are being looked at to improve access to the Kincardine hospital, said the chair of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre board of directors.


Don Bushell responded to questions last week from The Independent in regards to a letter from 12 Kincardine doctors demanding that the board address problems with the Kincardine hospital’s access gate and with pre-cooked meals served to hospital patients.


“We have discussed it at the executive level and the board level,” Bushell said. “We are looking at alternatives for the gate to make it more accessible.”


Santa visits Kincardine

Ho, ho, hello!

Santa braved the rain to visit the boys and girls of Kincardine Saturday evening to wrap up the Christmas Parade. (Josh Howald photo)