Come on!

Layla Moffatt, 4, and Lily Goetz, 5, (in stripes) decided to go down the big, bouncy slide in tandem Saturday afternoon at Kincardine Tiverton Township Public School, where a Fun Fair was being put on by Huron Heights Public School, Elgin Market Public School and KTTPS. (Josh Howald photo)


Graduates all wet

KDSS students celebrate at prom

Margot Treidlinger and Kerri Wattman were looking sharp for the KDSS Prom Saturday evening at the Kincardine Beach Pavilion. Saturday night's prom was a much needed chance for graduates to let off some steam after a tough week at KDSS. (Josh Howald photo)


Go Maldives!

Lucas Martin, 18-months of Kincardine, waves the Maldives flag Thursday night at the Davidson Centre at Multicultural Day. Dozens of countries were represented at the annual event, attended by hundreds. For more photos and the full story, see this week's print editionn of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Two seriously injured in bus crash

Two people were seriously injured in a crash involving a school bus and a pick-up truck Thursday morning.

No students were aboard the bus when it collided with a Chevrolet Silverado at Bruce County Road 7 and Concession 10 in Huron Twp. Police weren’t saying much about the crash, other than the fact it was still under investigation.

South-Bruce OPP received a report of the crash at 7:34 a.m. on Thursday morning. When officers arrived at the scene, the Ripley-Huron Fire Department was dealing with a fire at the front of the Silverado. The truck was in the south ditch of Concession 10, while the bus was lying on its side in the opposite ditch.


Three injured in Queen Street crash

Emergency personnel extract a man and woman from a Ford Focus folloiwng a collision at the intersection of Queen and Broadway Streets Thursday afternoon. Three were transported to hospital. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Doors Open this weekend

Cheese factory, wind turbine among new additions

Doors Open Kincardine will run this weekend, with a few new and exciting additions.

 

After it was cancelled last year, the annual event is back with 17 unique sites, many of them new to the tour.

 

Doors Open will run May 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The hours may vary at some locations, so visitors are encouraged to pick up a program brochure from the Kincardine visitors centre on Highway 21 or from any of the participating sites.

 


Lambton and Princes streets getting four-way stop

By Barb McKay

 

Four-way stops signs will temporary be placed at the intersection of Lambton and Princes streets.

 


Hospital horticulture

The South-Bruce Grey Health Centre's Kincardine Auxiliary held its annual geranium sale last week, with pick-up day Thursday afternoon in Victoria Park. Volunteering at the park are auxiliary members, left, Betty Johnstone, Nicole Whitwell and Sheila Elliott. (Josh Howald photo)


Tiverton Sports Centre contract extended three years

By Barb McKay

 

Tiverton’s arena manager will stay on for another three years.

 

Last Wednesday, Kincardine council agreed to extend the contract for Ev’Rose for another three years to operate and maintain the Tiverton Sports Centre. Terms of the contract will negotiated with Debbie Simmons, of Ev’Rose.

 

Council turned down a recommendation from the recreation department and recreation policy chair Ken Craig to put the contract out for tender, in keeping with municipal policy.

 


Quite a catch

Adam Kohlsmith, 13, of Strathroy, holds up a 6.66-pound salmon caught in Lake Huron off Kincardine Monday morning at the Fish Kincardine Derby. Kincardine's Ken McClement is currently leading the derby with a 19.04-lb trout caught on the weekend. (Barb McKay photo)