Joint Review Panel hearings for OPG’s DGR underway in Kincardine

 By Barb McKay


Representatives from Saugeen Ojibway Nations told the Joint Review Panel for OPG’s deep geologic repository project that they are committed to being part of the solution for the long-term storage of nuclear waste.


The public hearings for the deep geologic repository (DGR) for low and intermediate level nuclear waste commenced Monday afternoon at the Kincardine Legion, hosted by the Joint Review Panel. Supporters and opponents to the proposed project packed the room to hear opening statements from Saugeen Ojibway Nations (SON) and OPG.


Benefit planned for Kennedy

Planning underway for Oct. 12 fundraiser

By Josh Howald

At times over the years, it may have seemed like Doug Kennedy lived at the Davidson Centre arena. So it’s only fitting that a fundraising party in his honour take place at the rink.

Kennedy, a popular, community-minded individual, is currently undergoing cancer treatment in London.

He admitted Monday afternoon that he wasn’t feeling the greatest, but remained optimistic. He was at home in Kincardine, but was preparing to make the trip to London, where he was going to stay the rest of this week. He initially planned on driving back and forth during treatment, but that proved to be too much for him.

Blood clinic cookie lady hangs up apron

By Barb McKay


For a dozen years, Lena Clelland has given people an added reason to attend blood donor clinics in Kincardine.



Lana Clelland's home baked cookies made donors look forward to giving blood. (Barb McKay photo)


Driver crashes, refuses breath sample

A Huron-Kinloss man is facing charges after a single vehicle crash in Lucknow.

Early last Tuesday morning, at 1:05 a.m., the South-Bruce OPP got word of the crash on Havelock Street in the village of Lucknow. Officers arrived on the scene with the Lucknow Fire Department and Bruce County EMS to find a red Pontiac Firebird had struck a telephone pole before coming to a rest to the west of Havelock St. The driver was found to have been drinking.

The 20-year-old Huron-Kinloss Twp. man was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample, and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 28, 2013 to answer to the charge. 

KIFF success

Stan Pickles, Chamber of Commerce President Linda Bowers, centre, and Elizabeth Stephenson of myFM chat at the opening of the Kincardine International Film Festival Friday evening at the Aztec Theatre. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Eric Howald photo)

Kincardine resident taken for nearly $25,000

The South-Bruce OPP is once again warning the public about unsolicited phone calls after a local resident was bilked out of nearly $25,000.

Police said they were contacted at about 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 in regards to the fraud. An “attorney from Florida County Court” had made contact with a Municipality of Kincardine resident, and informed them of a significant refund that was “tied up in escrow.” A number of money orders, nearly $25,000 in total, were sent to secure the “refund”. The refund was never received.

At 12:31 p.m. the same day, a Culross Twp. resident called to report a computer repair fraud. The “Windows team” called to advise the resident of computer issues that they could repair, for a fee, of course. The “tech” was allowed access to the computer, and a $149 fee was sent out via PayPal.

Oversized mischief

The South-Bruce OPP and Kincardine Home Hardware will not stand for such mischief. But they had little choice on Sept.2 – there was no place left to sit.

Police received a report from the Highway 21 store on Sept. 2. Sometime between 8 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 2, the Adirondack chairs displayed along Highway 21 were overturned. That included an oversized Adirondack chair weighing 800 pounds, which was upside down. The value of the damage caused to the chairs is estimated to be about $300.

The South-Bruce OPP requests anyone with information in regards to this incident call 1-888-310-1122 or if you wish to remain anonymous, 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Awful opening night for Bulldogs

Mount Forest thumps Kincardine in home opener

By Josh Howald

By the time the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs showed any sort of life, most fans had already left the Davidson Centre.

It was a less than ideal start to the Western Junior C Hockey Leagu eseason for Kincardine's new goaltender Mitch Campbell. Campbell was pulled in the third period with the score 5-1. (Richard Lawson photo)


Hockey Pool picks coming next week

The Kincardine Independent is pleased to once again offer our always popular NHL Hockey Pool to readers.

We’re once again offering up a grand prize of $500 to the winner of our third NHL Hockey Pool. You will be able to find entries in next week’s edition (Sept. 25) of The Kincardine Independent, and once again in our Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 editions. The deadline for registration will be 5 p.m. on Oct. 18.

The Independent has once again teamed up with, so you’ll be able to track your team’s progress on a daily basis from your computer or cell phone. You’ll also find the leader board published each week in our award winning sports section.

SuperWalk pulls in $15,000+

Kincardine's Adele Wiggerman, 3, walked in Sunday's SuperWalk for Parkinson's, which raised more than $15,000. For a full story on the 13th annual event, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent, in stores now! (Barb McKay photo)