Firefighters called downtown for floor polisher

By Barb McKay


A strong smell emulating from a downtown Kincardine business caused a bit of excitement last Tuesday evening.


Cool new do

Kincardine and District Secondary School student, Janine Van Begnel, 17, has her head shaved by Hair Connections hairdresser, Courtney Blanchard, for a school fundraiser for student council. The council raised $726.90, half of which will be donated to Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey and half will go to KDSS. (Barb McKay photo)

Foodland leaves Kincardine

By Barb McKay


Kincardine Foodland has officially closed its doors.


The downtown grocery store had slowly been eliminating its stock over the past month and closed down earlier last week. The grocery store was first owned by Ike Forbes, then by Bob Krupp, then Bill Cameron,

before becoming a corporately-owned store. Krupp owns the 18,000-square-foot building on Queen Street and has been working closely with the Kincardine BIA to attract another business to fill the space.


All Knights, all day

Kincardine to play for two CWOSSA titles Wednesday

Kincardine District Secondary School will try to win two CWOSSA titles tomorrow (Wednesday).

Not one puck got past Natalie Melick today at the CWOSSA hockey championships, as KDSS blanked Waterford and Wellington Heights to advance to tomorrow's championship game. The girls play at noon, while the boys team will face Sacred Heart for a CWOSSA title at 1:30 p.m. (Josh Howald photo)

The Knights shut out Erin District High School 4-0 this evening in front of a large crowd at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The win followed a 2-0 blanking of Wellington Heights by the KDSS girls hockey team. Both teams will play for a CWOSSA title Wednesday.

CWOSSA opens Tuesday

Kincardine top seed in boys, girls tourney

Kincardine District Secondary School has the top seeded team in the boys, and girls, CWOSSA hockey championoships next week in Kincardine.

In fact, the Bluewater Athletic Association recieved a third berth in the girls tournament after Delhi District Secondary School backed out this week. So KDSS and the Grey-Highlands Secondary School Lions will be joined by Sacred Heart High School. GHSS is seeded third, and the Crusaders fifth. A final schedule was released yesterday afternoon, and the KDSS girls will kick things off bright and early Tuesday morning.

The defending CWOSSA champs will host Waterford, the sixth-seeded club at 8:30 a.m. to kick off the action. The female Knights will be in action again at 3:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre against Wellington Heights Secondary School. Following is the complete schedule, in both boys and girls play.


Talkin' turkey

The birds were back. Avey Cleminson, 9, buddies up with a wild turkey outside Bulk Barn at the Crossroads Plaza Sunday. The turkey is one of two that have been spending a fair amount of time in the plaza parking lot recently, to the amusement of shoppers. (Barb McKay photo)

McGuinty implies changes may be coming to feed-in-tariff program

Local mayors unconvinced control over wind development will be returned

By Barb McKay

Potential changes to the Green Energy Act could restore some planning authority to local municipalities around wind energy developments, but municipal leaders aren't convinced.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty spoke at the joint Rural Ontario Municipal Association/Ontario Good Roads Association conference Monday where roughly 100 municipal politicians walked out in protest of the Green Energy Act. Following his speech, McGuinty reportedly told media the province will complete a review of the feed-in-tariff program next month and will do its best to incorporate local perspectives and will adopt some of the recommendations put forward by rural Ontario.

Golf cart goes up in flames

A report of a fire along the old railroad right-of-way near Sideroad 20 in Huron Township turned out to be a golf cart.


South Bruce OPP received a call at 7 a.m. about the fire. When they arrived, they found the destroyed golf cart.


It had been stolen from a residence along Huron Street, Ripley, earlier in the morning.


Anyone with information, is asked to phone the South Bruce OPP or Crime Stoppers.

Locks of love

Kathleen Henderson, 18, has her hair cut by Susan Elston-McKay at Clan Hairstyling Friday. Henderson had three braids of hair, each two feet long, cut off to be donated to Locks of Love, which will turn it into wigs for young cancer patients. She had been growing her hair four four years with that goal in mind. (Barb McKay photo)

SPCA investigates multiple animal cruelty complaints near Lucknow

By Barb McKay


Animal cruelty investigators with the Ontario SPCA executed numerous warrants this morning in the Lucknow area.


OSPCA spokesperson Alison Cross told The Independent Monday afternoon that warrants were executed at 16 different properties in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township following several reports of animal cruelty. Compliance orders were issued by investigators, some for medical treatment for skin, teeth, eye and ear problems, and others for inadequate animal housing.