Quite a catch

Adam Kohlsmith, 13, of Strathroy, holds up a 6.66-pound salmon caught in Lake Huron off Kincardine Monday morning at the Fish Kincardine Derby. Kincardine's Ken McClement is currently leading the derby with a 19.04-lb trout caught on the weekend. (Barb McKay photo)

Cycling skills

Malcolm Lane impressed with his cycling skills Saturday at Elgin Market Public School. Lane was one of dozens of children to take part in the annual bike rodeo operated by the Kincardine Lions Clb and the Huron Heights Home and School Association. (Josh Howald photo)

Municipality looks for parking solution for Princes Court

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine has agreed to help the owners of Princes Court find sorely needed parking in order to operate the property as an apartment building.


Natural gas line would be paid for over several decades

By Barb McKay


The proposed natural gas project may look costly on paper, but it will be paid for over a period of 30 or 40 years if it goes ahead, says a member of the project committee.


Jim Prenger and Gerry Taylor, of the Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation, made a presentation to Huron-Kinloss council last Monday, as a follow-up to a tri-partite meeting with the township, Muncipality of Kincardine, Arran-Elderslie Township and Union Gas last month.


Nightmare for Kincardine couple

But plenty of smiles at Saturday barbecue

Huron Heights student Kaitlyn Jackson organized a fundraising barbecue for nine-month-old Bella Cholagh at Sobeys Saturday afternoon. Long lines stretched the parking lot to support  parents David and Elspeth. For a full feature story, don't miss "Childhood cancer: A parent's greatest fear becomes a reality" in this week's Independent. (Josh Howald photo) 

New cellular tower proposed to better service waterfront area in Kincardine

By Barb McKay


Cell phone users may soon not have to worry about losing reception around the Kincardine harbour.


The area around the harbour and Station Beach has become well-known for poor cellular service.


Teen crashes vehicle, refuses test

A 19-year-old Huron Township man is facing charges following a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning along Lake Range Drive.

Just before 5:30 a.m. on May 12, the South-Bruce OPP received a report and arrived on the scene to find two intoxicated males and a brown Chevrolet in a field east of the road. Once the driver was identified, he declined to complete a breath test. He was charged with refusal to provide a breath sample,  and being a novice driver with a blood alcohol content of more than zero.

He is scheduled to answer to the charges June 18, 2012 in Provincial Court.

Perfect puddles

Sydnie Petrie had her boots on to splash her way down the street while municipal crews flushed the fire hydrants last Wednesday afternoon on Victoria Street in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo) 

School board budget shortfall will mean staffing cuts

By Barb McKay


The Bluewater District School Board is looking at possible layoffs to deal with a $4.5 million budget shortfall this year.


BWDSB business committee chair, Dan Wong, said declining enrollment, grant reductions and new public sector accounting rules, has left the school board with a deficit situation in 2012.


“We are down 799 students from 2010 and down 416 students (estimated) in 2012 and 2013 from 2011 and 2012,” he said in an email to The Independent.


Missing women cannot be forgotten, says Wolfe

By Barb McKay


Angel Wolfe doesn’t think of her mother as a victim.



Angel Wolfe, left, and Bridget Perrier spoke at AIM Kincardine's event, Modern Slavery, to raise money for victims of human tracking, as well as to bring the issue to the public's attention. (Barb McKay photo)