Construction underway at medical marijuana plant

By Barb McKay


AMMCan has received its building permits from the Municipality of Kincardine and has begun construction on what is primed to become the largest producer of medical marijuana in Canada.



Sophie, 8, and Slade Twolan, 11, enjoy the meal at Point Clark's Cornfest celebrations Sunday afternoon in Point Clark. A good crowd turned out to enjoy the food, car show and live entertainment despite some rainy weather. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine’s Service Ontario office closed temporarily

The Service Ontario office in Kincardine will be closed for two weeks.


Cynthia Vukets, spokesperson for Service Ontario, said the branch will be closed as of today (Aug. 20) and will re-open Sept. 2. She said the office is being closed for that period for personal reasons.


During that time, residents can visit the nearest Service Ontario branches at 559 Goderich Street, Unit 119 in Port Elgin; 203 Cayley Street, Walkerton; or 185 Josephine Street, Wingham.

Lions ready to begin work on splash pad

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Lions Club splash pad is truly becoming a community project.


Last Wednesday, Kincardine council agreed to award the contract to the project to Open Space Solutions Inc. on the basis that the company will carry it out as a Community Build project. That means Open Space Solutions will work with local contractors and even volunteers to complete the splash pad.



Braedy Collins, 20 months, of Kincardine was ready to walk the outdoor track at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine with a little help for Team Lynn Rosemary and Nancy at Kincardine's Relay For Life Friday night. The event raised more than $61,000 this year. For a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Emerald ash borer discovered in Kincardine

The Municipality of Kincardine has now received confirmation that the emerald ash borer infestation has reached the community.

According to a press release issued Monday by the municipality, Kincardine council, the Environmental Action Group, staff and stakeholders are in the process of developing a plan to respond to this crisis. The response plan will address removal of trees on municipal land that may present a hazard to public safety or property, short-term and longer-term options to manage the anticipated volume of felled trees, as well as a tree replacement program. Also included will be advice for residents with ash trees on their properties.

Further information on the Emerald Ash Borer may be found on the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority website:

Paddling away the day

Stella Brown, 1, and sister Parker, 3, are having a great time on the lake with paddeboarder Pam Rantz of Kincardine during West Shore's Paddle 4 Purpose event at Station Beach on Saturday. The event was a fundraiser for Kincardine Big Brothers Big Sisters. (Barb McKay photo)

Arts Centre renos expected to exceed $1.5 million

By Barb McKay


The price tag for repairs and improvements to the Kincardine Centre for the Arts is steep, but local politicians agree the work has to be done to keep the building open.


Larry Walton of NA Engineering, the firm hired to carry out the project, presented a conceptual design of a revamped interior of the 140-year-old building during last Wednesday’s council meeting, along with a scope of work report. Extensive work was done to the Arts Centre’s exterior in 2010 and since then tenants of the building, including the Kincardine Theatre Guild, Bluewater Summer Playhouse and Victoria Park Gallery, have been asking the municipality to turn its attention indoors.


Bruce County DGR meetings violated Municipal Act, says report


An investigation into meetings held between OPG, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and Bruce County councillors has determined that Bruce County council contravened the Municipal Act.


Pedestrian caught up at RIDE check

You don't have to drive through a RIDE checkpoint to end up with charges.

A 28-year-old Toronto man learned a little about common sense on Aug. 2, the night of the Beach Dance at Station Beach in Kincardine. At 11:32 p.m., members of the South-Bruce OPP were conducting a RIDE checkpoint on Huron Terrace when they saw a man walking along the side of the road with a styrofoam cup in his hand. Officers found that there was alcohol in the cup.

The man was charged with open alcohol other than residence.