Anti-wind turbine signs missing from Lake Range Drive

By Barb McKay


Several anti-wind turbine signs have disappeared from properties along Lake Range Drive.


Jim Reiche, who lives on the road and owns a Stop the Wind Mills sign, said he noticed last Wednesday that signs were missing from several properties.


“They’re gone,” he said. “Somebody stole them.”


Derby wants big fish, young anglers

More than $20,000 up for grabs as Chinook Classic opens Friday

By Josh Howald

Who will catch the big one?

Local anglers think it’s going to take a mighty big catch to win the Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby, which opens Friday.

It’s thought a 20-lb salmon, at minimum, will be needed to take home a $14,000 prize. The derby hasn’t seen a fish like that since 2004, when a 25-lb fish won the derby. Since then, no catch has cracked the 20-lb mark. Last year, Craig Wilton of Mt. Brydges won the derby with a 17.92 Chinook.

Man killed in single-car crash

A 20-year-old was killed in a single vehicle crash early this morning.

Police identified the man as Carl Anderson of Kincardine

Police were called to the scene by a passing motorist at 5:30 a.m., where a vehicle was found in the ditch west of Highway 21, south of Concession 3. The vehicle was most likely involved in a rollover before striking a tree, say police.

The Highway was closed to traffic while the South-Bruce OPP investigated the scene, but it has now reopened to traffic.

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The blues?

James Doolin and The Mob, from the Niagara Region, perform at the 2011 myFM Lighthouse Blues Festival Saturday night at the Bruce Steakhouse. The festival ran Friday and Saturday and featured blues musicians from all over North America. (Barb McKay photo)

Davidson Centre concession booth getting makeover

By Barb McKay

The Davidson Centre concession booth will be revamped in memory of Tara Chatham.

Chatham, a Kincardine resident, hockey player and girls hockey coach, died in a car accident in 2009. Dr. Gary Gurbin and lawyer Diane Barker approached Kincardine council last Wednesday to discuss plans to renovate the concession booth at the complex in honour of Chatham and her contributions to the community. They plan to name the booth ‘Concession Five’ in recognition of Chatham’s jersey number when she played sports in Kincardine.

Bruce Telecom to finish infrastructure upgrade this year

By Barb McKay

Bruce Telecom plans to complete its infrastructure upgrade project well ahead of schedule and under budget.

CEO Eric Dobson announced the company’s intentions to Kincardine council last Wednesday and asked for the municipality’s blessing to complete the project this year, far short of the projected 2014 deadline. Dobson said Bruce Telecom has a strong cash position of $4 million and expects to finish the year with a balance of $1.3 million.

“The original plan was a bit conservative in the timeline because we were unsure of our cash position,” he said. “It’s a project we know we need to complete, so if we have the cash now we feel we should complete it.”

Siekierski makes Ontario as a walk-on

To play for province at NTCC volleyball

By Josh Howald

While his classmates were at the prom, dancing and discussing dreams, Jacob Siekierski was in a Rexdale gymnasium making his own dreams come true.


Being a few hours late for graduation paid off for him on the weekend when he was selected by the Ontario Volleyball Association to represent Ontario at the National Team Challenge Cup (NTCC) in Gatineau, QC next week.


Snobelen wins Women’s Tri

By Barb McKay


For Amy Snobelen, third time’s the charm.



The first wave of swimmers hit Lake Huron Saturday morning in the 11th annual Kincardine Women's Triathlon, won by Ripley's Amy Snobelen. (Barb McKay photo)


Clearly a great weekend!

More than 13,000 visitors take in Scottish Festival

Kincardine's John Fletcher pounds the bass drum as Brenda Arrowsmith works the snare for the Big Nickel Highlanders at Saturday's pipe band competition in Victoria Park. The 12th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games had perfect weather and attracted thousands to Kincardine. For the full story, as well as two pages of colour photos, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Women’s House under investigation

By Barb McKay


Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey is under investigation by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS).


Questions surrounding the investigation were raised during the organization’s annual general meeting last Wednesday. While Women’s House’s annual meetings are usually quiet affairs attended mainly by board members, on Wednesday members of the public packed into the Bruce Power Visitor’s Centre auditorium. Representatives from the MCSS and the Ministry of the Attorney General were also present.