Slimy times

St. Anthony’s School teacher Eric Frampton gets doused with a bucket of slime by student Sierra Lannigan during the school’s annual slime the teacher day. (Barb McKay photo)

PREDC, Team Kincardine request $140,000 from municipality to keep operating


By Barb McKay


The Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC) has asked the Municipality to fork over a least $140,000 to help fund initiatives for it and the newly-formed Team Kincardine.


Drunken snowmobiler faces slew of charges


The South Bruce OPP has charged a Fort Erie snowmobile driver following an alleged crime spree on Jan. 21.


According to an OPP report, police were notified of a crash involving a snowmobile in the area of Bruce County Road 15 in Bruce Township, shortly after 9 a.m. When officers arrived they found a man walking along Bruce County Road 15 near a pickup truck that had been reported stolen from a residence on that road earlier that morning.


Angler show won’t film in Kincardine

Kincardine council briefs


By Barb McKay


The Dimestore Fisherman won’t be filming an episode in Kincardine.


Training saves lives

Huron Kinloss and area residents took part in "First Aid on the Farm" event, hosted by St. John Ambulance and funded by Farm Credit Canada. St. John Ambulance staff provided CPR training and education on farm hazards and scene management. From left, Jim Taylor of Belgrave, Betty Jean and Bob White of Huron-Kinloss, Colleen Rutledge of Ripley and Linda Groen of Teeswater practice CPR. (Barb McKay photo)

GBHU to test arena air quality in Kincardine, area

By Barb McKay

The air quality in Kincardine and area arenas will be scrutinized this winter.


Inspectors with the Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) will be in arenas throughout the county over the next two months testing the air quality at peak usage times in over 30 arenas throughout the two counties.


Up-to-date Junior C playoff schedule

Midget series set as well

The Western Junior C Hockey League changed the playoff schedule three times yesterday.

The final changes are not reflected in this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. Here is the complete, final schedule for the series between the Carruthers Nicol Junior C Bulldogs and the Wingham Ironmen. You can also find a final midget schedule for the next round, as their ice times were affected by the Junior C change. Therefore, times and dates in this week's print edition are incorrect as well.



Game 1: Fri 03 Feb 8:30 PM Wingham @ Kincardine

Game 2: Sat 04 Feb 7:30 PM Kincardine @ Wingham

Game 3: Wed 08 Feb 7:30 PM Wingham @ Kincardine

Beach weather?

Trillium Court residents, from left, Mabel Blake, Pearl White, Rose Cowley, Beatrice Quinn, Muriel Newton and Janine Gionet were dressed appropriately for Beach Party Bingo last week. (Barb McKay photo)

Family health team needs $100,000 municipal loan to finish office space

By Barb McKay


Kincardine’s family health team is looking for help from the municipality to get its offices up and running after delays pushed the operational start date back by six months.


Gerry Glover, executive director of the family health team (FHT), attended Kincardine council’s meeting last Wednesday to ask the municipality to sign a five-year lease agreement for the team to occupy the basement of the Kincardine Community Medical Clinic. Glover also requested, on behalf of the FHT, a short-term, interest-free loan for $100,000 to complete renovations to the basement to accommodate the team. The loan would be repaid over a five-year period.


The choice to host a high level DGR would be community’s, not council’s, says H-K mayor

By Barb McKay


Huron-Kinloss council is moving ahead with plans to learn more about what would be involved in hosting a high level nuclear waste facility.


But the township wouldn’t store spent fuel unless it’s something that residents want to do, said mayor Mitch Twolan.


“Whether Huron-Kinloss ever gets to host this, it’s so far down the road, but we’re going through the process so that the public has input,” he told The Independent last week.  “This is very transparent.”