Members of the Bruce County EMS, South-Bruce OPP and Kincardine Fire Department keep eyes on the water as the police rescue boat is knocked around by large waves Monday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)
The search for a teen lost in the waves of Lake Huron ended early this morning.
Police confirmed the body of 16-year-old Oksana Milovanovic was located this morning at about 7 a.m., about one kilometre north of where she was last seen at Station Beach. Officers on ATVs located the victim.
Milovanovic was a foreign exchange student from Vertou, France who had been swimming with other youths Monday afternoon when she disappeared under the water in heavy waves. Memers of the OPP Marine Unit, Underwater Search and Rescue Unit, OPP Helicopter, as well as police on foot and ATVs had been actively searching for the female since she went missing.
By Barb McKay
The province is looking into the possibility of placing wind turbines off-shore in
By Barb McKay
Ken Robinson Refrigeration Inc. has been handed a contract to install a new air conditioning unit in the Kincardine Centre for the Arts.
The unit will cost $17,500.18 to replace, including labour and materials, and will be paid for with funds from the Kincardine Arts Facility reserve fund. Kincardine’s recreation director, Karen Kieffer, asked that council approve the municipality’s best value purchasing method under the purchasing and procurement policy to award the contract and avoid a long tendering period. Work to replace the broken unit will begin this week.
By Barb McKay
Ted Petter had two special reasons for attending the Kincardine Relay for Life Friday.
Petter, a Kincardine resident, overcame his battle with prostate cancer four years ago and his daughter, Leslie Michielsen, 46, is currently fighting to recover from breast cancer in
Sandy Cooper, of Ripley, lights a luminary with her granddaughter, April Dawn Kelly, 2, during the luminary lighting ceremony. (Barb McKay photo)
Water samples taken at Station Beach show acceptable levels of e-coli, said the Grey-Bruce Public Health Unit Tuesday morning.
The beach was posted as unsafe on Aug. 6. Based on samples taken from Station Beach Aug. 12, the Health Unit has reopened the beach. However, those samples were taken prior to the heavy wind and waves yesterday, meaning there is a good chance of high e-coli levels once again.
While e-coli levels may or may not be now acceptable, The Independent reminds swimmers to play safe after yesterday's incident in which a 16-year-old is presumed drowned. For more on that story, see the front page of this week's print edition, which is on newstands now.
We also encourage swimmers to read our story "What to know before you swim", which was posted on this website two years ago following a drowning in similar lake conditions.
By Eric Howald
Although the water at
Why the delay in declaring the water safe or unacceptable?
Testing a water sample isn’t as simple as putting it under a microscope, according to James Schmidt, a public health inspector with the Grey Bruce Health Unit.
DiggingRoots members ShoShona Kish, right, and Raven Kanatakta perform in Victoria Park last Thursday as part of the Kincardine Summer Music Festival's 4 O'Clock in the Park concert series. DiggingRoots won a 2010 Juno Award for aboriginal album of the year. For the full story, see this week's print edition. (Barb McKay photo)
By Josh Howald
Team Canada and Garrett Meurs are off to a great start at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial under-18 tournament in the Czech Republic. Canada won an exhibition game against Sweden Saturday 3-2 in overtime, and opened the tournament with a 6-3 win over the same team Monday morning. Meurs has been kept off the score sheet so far, but he has looked good in the team’s first games, said Shawn Bullock, a member of the national team’s staff.
“This is my first time overseas, so it’s a pretty cool experience,” said Meurs Thursday afternoon from a hotel room in the Czech Republic.
“It’s really nice here – except for the food,” he laughed. “I’m not really sure what we’re eating here.”
By Eric Howald
“It was a good time to sell,” Bryan Walden said Friday.
The competition is changing all the time, he said, and the CRTC is always changing the rules. When the largest and most respected cable company in