Drinking driver had drugs, too

A 53-year-old man is facing charges after being caught drinking and driving, and in the possession of drugs.

Saturday night, just before midnight, a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Main Street in Tiverton stopped a blue Hyundai Tuscon. The officer found the driver had been drinking alcohol, and that he had illegal drugs.

The man, from Mississauga, was charged with operation over 80mgs and possession of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to appear in court July 8, 2013 to answer to the charges.

In another incident, police removed an impaired driver from the road early last Friday morning.

An officer on patrol along Queen Street in Kincardine stopped a blue Plymouth Neon just before 2 a.m. The officer discovered the man had been drinking alcohol, and charged him with operating a vehicle with more than 80mgs.

Saturday a big day for the Barbs

Full day of rugby planned for Tiverton grand opening

By Josh Howald

Saturday is a big day for some big boys.

The Bruce County Rugby Club will officially move into its new home at the Tiverton Sports Arena. The club, working with the Municipality of Kincardine, has spent several years and considerable energy in preparing the new rugby pitch for action. And that hard work will finally pay off this weekend.

The Bruce County RFC will host a formal Grand Opening in conjunction with the home opener Saturday. The action will kick off in the morning with a Minor Mini (Youth Wave) tournament, followed by a junior Barbarian under-14 game during a barbecue lunch. The under-14 Barbarians played for the first time ever last weekend - and won. The juniors cruised to a 51-27 win on the road over Waterloo-Burlington, led by a four-try performance from Dayne Frieburger.

A "Prom"-ise to party

Looking sharp for the student organized Kincardine area graduation party Saturday night are, from left, Sarah Catto, Kloe Moore, Chris Matthews, Emily MacLennan, Spencer Montgomery and Mitch Burrows. Graduating students danced the night away at the Pavilion at a bash that was in no way affiliated with the local high school. (Josh Howald photo)

Michigan Senate calling for thorough review of proposed OPG DGR

By Barb McKay

The Michigan Senate passed a resolution last week calling on Canadian officials to thoroughly review OPG’s proposed deep geologic repository (DGR) for low and intermediate level nuclear waste.

In its resolution, the Senate states that “the proposal to place a permanent nuclear waste burial facility so close to the Great Lakes raises serious concerns.” In addition, the resolution cites Michigan’s criteria for storing low-level nuclear waste does not allow any site located within ten miles of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, the Saint Mary’s River, the Detroit River, the St. Clair River or Lake St. Clair.

Derby days

Zenon Wall, 9, from Brantford, patiently waits for a nibble on Kids Day Saturday at the Kincardine Harbour. The Fish Kincardine Derby wrapped up Sunday, with Kincardine's Rick Dwinnell taking home the grand prize package for netting a fish 20/96-Chinnok Salmon. Full details available in this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine signs new nuclear emergency agreement with Bruce Power

Council briefs

By Barb McKay


Kincardine will receive $105,000 from Bruce Power annually as part of a new nuclear emergency preparedness funding agreement.


The new agreement, for a five-year period, replaces the former agreement from 2007 to 2012, which saw Bruce Power pay the Municipality $95,000 each year to manage the plan.


Under the new agreement, Kincardine (mainly its community emergency management co-ordinator Roberta Trelford) will be responsible for scheduling emergency training and drills, organizing training for municipal employees who require it and holding emergency management co-ordinating committee meetings.

Cultural plan calls for a unified Huron-Kinloss Township

By Barb McKay


A new Huron-Kinloss cultural action plan aims to connect the township.


Jeremy Freiburger, cultural strategist with Cobalt Connects, which developed the plan, presented the final product to township council at its meeting last Wednesday. The action plan was funded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through the Creative Community Prosperity Fund and took 10 months to complete, with assistance from township staff.


Keeping French fun for 29 years


Mary Senese, centre, will retire next month after 29 years. For the full story, see the front page of this week's Kincardine Independent! Senese is pictured here with her grades 1 and 2 class at Elgin Market Public School. Also pictured, right, is student volunteer Khushbu Sorot. (Barb McKay photo)


Second annual 1,000-pound Meltdown Challenge to benefit BBBS Kincardine

Following the success of last year’s 1,000-pound Meltdown Challenge, Fit Body Boot Camp Kincardine has announced it will be hosting its second annual 1,000-pound Meltdown Challenge starting on June 3at the Davidson Centre.

Fit Body Boot Camp’s 1,000-pound Meltdown Challenge’s goal is to inspire and motivate local community residents to lose a total of 1,000 pounds in 28 days.  The fee to participate is discounted to $40 for the 28-day program, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to a local charity.  This year, Fit Body Boot Camp Kincardine will be donating its proceeds to the Kincardine Big Brothers and Big Sister.

Cartwright appointed new VP at SBGHC

Chris Cartwright has been appointed as vice-president of Finance and Corporate Services at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) and will commence his new responsibilities on June 10.

“We are very pleased to have someone of Chris’ caliber joining the SBGHC senior management team. Chris is an experienced and well-qualified senior leader with 25 years of finance and business experience who will be a huge asset in helping us adapt to a changing health care environment,” says Paul Rosebush, president and CEO.