Making a splash

Local kids raise more than $600 for Lions splash pad

By Barb McKay


When it comes to beads, the Griffin kids have every shape, size and colour imaginable.



From left, Cole, Sierra and Olivia Griffin are raising money for the Lions Club Splash Pad. (Barb McKay photo)



Man charged following Huron-Kinloss crash

A 23-year-old man has been charged following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Karishea Ave. and the Huron-Kinloss Line in Kinloss Twp.

The South-Bruce OPP got the call just after 8 p.m. on Aug. 19. Officers arrived at the scene to learn that a white Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck towing a horse trailer heading north on Huron-Kinloss Line pulled out into the path of a red Dodge Dakota. The Dakota had been travelling west on Karishea Ave.

The driver of the Dodge was transported to Kincardine Hospital for assessment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Silverado, a 23-year-old Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Twp. man, was charged with start from a stopped position not in safety.

Good corn!

Cohen Lammerant, 4, helped the crowd devour 30 dozen cobs of corn at the annual Point Clark Cornfest celebrations Saturday evening at the waterfront. Huron-Kinloss, with help from the Huron Shores Lions Club, enjoyed perfect weather for this year's party, which included a car show. (Josh Howald photo)

Massed band this weekend

The 22nd annual Mass Band Festival is set for this weekend in Victoria Park.

There is free admission to the park all day long Saturday, where you can enjoy live entertainment from the Kincardine Community Concert Band, the Toronto All-Star Big Band, the Teeswtater Highlanders, the Goderich Celtic Blue Highlanders, the Cambridge Pipe Band, the Penetangore Pipe Band, the Pleats and other talented pipers and drummers of note.

The main event, of course, is the Saturday night parade. Dozens, and in some years, hundreds, of pipers and drummers from all over the world join the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band for the Saturday night march at 8 p.m. More performances will take place in the park after the parade.

The festival begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the entertainment running all day long.

Please not, there will be no parking on Queen Street from Victoria Park to Broadway after 5 p.m.

Two men killed Pine River crash

By Josh Howald

The only two people involved in Friday night’s sickening crash, at the corner of Highway 21 and the Ripley Road, are dead.

One was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other succumbed to injuries on Sunday.

At, or around, 9:07 p.m., several Concession 6 and Highway 21 area residents picked up the phone and called 911. They could tell from the sound of the impact that the crash was a bad one.

Highway 21 was closed from Concession 6 to Concession 10 until the early hours of Saturday morning as the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit investigated the scene. Police finally issued a release shortly before midnight Friday, confirming that one person had been killed in a two-car crash at Highway 21 and Bruce County Road 6, but little else.

Kincardine’s deteriorating lighthouse needs to be priority

By Barb McKay


Kincardine’s lighthouse is crumbling and needs attention sooner than later, according to the Kincardine Yacht Club.


Jim Cooper, of the yacht club, made an appeal to Kincardine council last Wednesday to raise the priority of repairs to ensure they are included in next year’s municipal budget.


“Kincardine’s lighthouse is the most recognized Kincardine landmark,” he said. “It is also the most widely photographed and arguably the number one tourist draw in the municipality.”


Beating the heat!

In a photo reminiscent to the cover of our 2012 Tourist Guide, these young ladies were beating the heat by jumping off the south pier last week. Soaring into Lake Huron here, from left, are Natasha Adler, Danielle McBride and Brooke Walker. (Josh Howald photo)

Quinn Florist latest hit by B&E

Quinn Florist is the latest downotwn business to become a victim of break, enter and theft.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in at the flower shop, located at Quinn Plaza along QUeen Street in Kincardine at 8:44 a.m. on Aug. 17. Somtime between 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 8:30 a.m. the following day the business was forcibly entered through a roof access.

A quantity of cash, and a black Acer Iconia A500 16gb tablet was taken from the store. The value of the property is estimated to be more than $600.

There have been numerous break and enters this summer in the downtown core, and several other unsuccesful break-in attempts.

Police are also investigating a number of other break-ins locally.

Huronville water rate issue finally resolved

Kincardine lowers fees by 25 per cent and Huron-Kinloss reciprocates

By Barb McKay


Kincardine has won the battle over Huronville water rates.


Mayor Larry Kraemer announced during last Wednesday’s council meeting that Huron-Kinloss Township has agreed to a reciprocal agreement where it will lower its water service fees to Kincardine by 25 per cent in return for Kincardine lowering its water rates to Huronville subdivision residents by 25 per cent. In addition, Kincardine will no longer tack on repair and maintenance fees to Huronville water bills; a concession that will be reviewed again in two years’ time.


“I’m pleased, that’s what we asked for,” said councillor Maureen Couture.


Festival focus

The focus was on art Saturday at the Ripley Artisan's Festival at the Commmunity Centre. Here, Joye Hunt of the Glass Hummingbird behind some her work on display at the arena both Saturday and Sunday. She said the event, sponosred by the Ripley Business Community, was a succesful one for vendors. (Josh Howald photo)