Emerald ash borer arrives in Ripley, Point Clark

By Barb McKay

The dreaded emerald ash borer has been discovered in Ripley and Point Clark, an indication it is making its way north.

Huron-Kinloss community services director Mike Fair confirmed to council last Monday that the invasive beetle was found in ash trees on private properties in the township.

Council gives Bell tower green light

By Barb McKay

Kincardine council has given a proposed Bell tower at the Kincardine Legion a final stamp of approval tonight, despite a petition signed by 28 residents against the plan.


Don't look down

Bella was one of the stars of the Ultimate Dog Stunt Show, which performed several times on the weekend at DogLoversDays at Connaught Park in Kincardine on Saturday and Sunday. Bella, a 5-year-old Boston Terrier, was taking orders from Melissa Millett of London. Bella, Millett and the other stars will perform next on Canada Day in Cambridge. (Josh Howald photo)

Concerns raised over Armow Wind agreement

By Barb McKay

A Kincardine councillor has raised concerns that an agreement signed with the developers of the Armow Wind Project could prevent the municipality from supporting its residents’ fight against it.


Jacqueline Faubert asked if council would support a resolution from the Municipality of South Bruce to support initiatives by HALT (Huron-Kinloss Against Lakeside Turbines) and Safe Armow citizen groups to challenge the construction and operation of the Armow project.


Seleno hands are helping

Speaks to Kincardine group

Former Olympic weightlifter Nelsen Seleno is a musician, author, athlete and Parkinson's Disease patient. He spoke to the Parkinson's Support Group at Malcolm Place recently, sharing an inspirational message. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Break-ins continue

More than $700 worth of property was reported stolen following a break-and-enter at a Golf Course Trail residence in Kincardine.

The South-Bruce OPP said the burglary was reported at 2:53 p.m. on Sunday. Sometime between 6 p.m. on June 16 and 2 p.m. on June 22, entry was forcibly gained through a window at the back of the house.

The list of stolen property includes a four-piece Sony stereo system, a blue and white checkered table cloth, woodstove shovel and woodstove whisk. The value of the stolen property and damage repair is estimated to be more than $700.

Police request anyone with information that could help the investigation contact police at 1-888-310-1122, or if you wish to remain anonymous Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestob-gb.org, where you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Bustin' a move

KTTPS held its Spring Arts Concert last Tuesday. Here, students from Sarah Bishop's JK/SK class show off some hip hop dance moves. From left, Ashlyn Holroyd, Avery Boulton, Gabriella Willsack, Craig Walkert and Kyla Collins. (Barb McKay photo)

Community Foundation offers help to keep Bervie campus open

By Barb McKay

There is a glimmer of hope for the future of the Bervie campus.


Officials with the Community Foundation Grey Bruce (CFGB) told Huron-Kinloss council last Monday that they would be open to sitting down with those involved with the alternative learning facility to see if there are avenues that could be pursued to keep it operating.


Kincardine sets early deadlines for 2015 budget

By Barb McKay


Kincardine staff has set an ambitious timetable for the 2015 municipal budget process.


Treasurer Roxana Baumann presented the schedule to Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday. Baumann said other municipalities are setting more aggressive schedules to complete their budgets for the coming year.


Senior managers will meet July 4 to begin the budget process and are expected to deliver capital budgets for their departments to the treasurer by Aug. 8. Managers will meet once again on Aug. 15 to discuss operating budgets and will return those budgets to Baumann by Sept. 12.


Colquhoun knighted by KDSS

Tall order matching up to 6'7" academic

By Josh Howald

Sometimes bigger is better.

2014 Knight of the Year Robert Colquhoun. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine District Secondary School named Robert Colquhoun Knight of the Year at an awards assembly last week at the high school. It's the grand prize for all student - athletes at the school, and last year's winner Gerrit Satosek was on hand to present the award.