Victims of wind

Kincardine acknowledges health problems reported by residents in wind developments

 By Barb McKay


Kincardine council has passed a motion to officially acknowledge the health problems reported by residents who live with in wind energy developments in the municipality.


The motion, introduced by councillor Ron Coristine, also confirms that the municipality is willing to continue talks with wind energy developers, the provincial government, other local governments, health agencies and residents affected by wind turbines to “develop effective mitigation measures.”


Mayor Larry Kraemer expressed concern over the wording of the motion.


SBGHC among shortest wait times in province for CT scans

By Barb McKay


The South Bruce Grey Health Centre has some of the shortest wait times in Ontario for diagnostic imaging, according to recent data from the province.


Daylight break-in

Police are investigating a daytime break-in at a residence in the 2500 block of Highway #21 in Kincardine Twp. recently.

The South-Bruce OPP got a report of the break-in on Nov. 8. Sometime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the house was entered and a quantity of jewelry taken. The list of stolen items included rings, ear rings and a bracelet. The value of the property is estimated at more than $10,000.

Police ask anyone with information that could assist police call 1-8888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Stuffing envelopes

Daniil Melinkov, a Grade 9 student at St. Anthony's School in Kincardine, will have his artwork on envelopes in your mailbox soon. Mrs. Greenley's class designed winter scenes, and Melinkov's was votest as best. It will adorn the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation's envelopes for the Kincardine Hospital Ornament campaign. (Josh Howald photo)


Residents call for state of emergency over wind turbine developments

Professional engineer says reported impacts from wind turbines meet emergency criteria

By Barb McKay

A state of emergency will not be called in Kincardine to assist residents who have reported suffering health impacts from nearby wind energy developments.

Kincardine councillors were, at moments, apologetic as they explained to residents during last Wednesday’s meeting that they could not fulfill a request to declare a state of emergency in response to an increasing number of industrial wind turbines constructed within the municipality.

“When I joined municipal politics…never did I imagine the anxiety that would come to me from this issue,” said Jacqueline Faubert, adding that she loses sleep trying to find a solution that will help residents who live within wind energy developments.

Effects of Sandy leaves thousands without power in Kincardine

 By Barb McKay


Strong winds weren’t entirely to blame for a municipality-wide power outage last Monday night.



Independent Reader Bill Ireland of Formosa took this photo of the breakwall in Kincardine during last Monday's storm.



Unit 2 achieves commercial operation

Bruce Power’s groundbreaking Restart Project was officially completed on Oct. 31 with Unit 2 being declared commercially operational just two weeks after the unit first generated electricity. The return to commercial operation of Unit 2 comes just over a week after Unit 1, which achieved this milestone on Oct. 22. Units 1 and 2 had been out of service since the mid 1990s.

“The Restart Project has been a monumental achievement for this company, and returns our site to its full operating potential,” said Duncan Hawthorne, president and CEO of Bruce Power. “Our eight-unit site will provide a reliable source of low-cost electricity to over a quarter of Ontario’s homes, hospitals, schools and businesses for future generations, while also contributing to the phase-out of coal by the end of 2014.”

Three hurt in crash

Police inspect the scene at Highway 21 and Kincardine Ave. Saturday after a two-car crash sent three to hospital. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

County expands DGR peer review to address storm water management

 By Barb McKay


Bruce County’s peer review of OPG’s deep geological repository for low and intermediate level waste is being expanded to take a closer look at storm water management.


Stagecoach to the Grey Cup leaves Nov. 18

By Barb McKay


Don’t be surprised if you spot a stagecoach driving around Kincardine this week; it will soon be making its way to Toronto for the 100th Grey Cup.


This will be the third time in 50 years that Kincardine ‘cowboys’ have hitched up a stagecoach to make the week-long journey to the CFL champion game. This week some of the team, led by Brad Kirkconnell, will tour around Kincardine to promote the event.