Kincardine waives signage fee for mural project

Kincardine’s treasury department will have to delve into the municipal coffers to find another source of funding for an $82 signage fee for a downtown mural project.


During its Sept. 3 meeting, council agreed that Bob Krupp, president of Krupp Holdings Ltd., should apply for a community grant to cover the cost of the municipal signage fee for historical murals on the former Foodland building. Council was reminded during last Wednesday’s meeting that changes to the community grant program made Krupp ineligible for a grant because he is not a non-profit community group or organization.


Armow Wind Project construction underway

Construction on the Armow Wind Project was expected to begin today, according to the project’s proponents.


SP Armow Wind Ontario LP issued a notice last week announcing that initial surveying, land clearing and grading would get underway this week for access roads to the site near Armow, as well as construction of the operations and maintenance building.


In addition, this week construction is expected to begin on turbine foundations, collector lines and the substation.


Cubs host league final on Sunday

By Josh Howald

The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League will finally crown a champion this Sunday in Kincardine.

The Cubs battle the London Area Angels during TVSBL regular season action earlier this season at Connaught Park. Kincardine will host Game 2 of the league championship series on Sunday afternoon. If Kincardine wins Game 2, a third and deciding game will be played at 6 p.m. at Connaught. (Independent file photo/Howald)

Wild west

Andie Lush, 8, left, and Nash Watson, 6, of Ripley, pretend they are in the wild west after trying on costumes at the Harvest Dinner held at the Ripley Huron Community Centre. (Barb McKay photo)

Flying deer kills Tiverton woman

Tragic result in bizarre incident

A Tiverton woman is dead following a bizarre collision on Highway 21, Bluewater Veteran's Highway near Port Albert last Monday night.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Sept. 15, Huron County OPP officers and EMS were called to a crash scene at Victoria Street and Highway 21, Port Albert. Investigation revealed a Chevrolet Traverse had been driving south on Highway 21 when it collided with a deer. The impact of the collision sent the deer airborne, and into the path of a northbound Ford Escape. The deer entered the interior compartment of the Escape, where it struck and killed the front seat passenger.

The deceased has been identified as 67-year-old Elizabeth Neable of Tiverton. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband Murray, who had been driving the Escape, was injured in the crash. He was transported to hospital with minor injuries, and has since been released.

Decision on DGR project expected in spring

By Barb McKay

With hearings into OPG’s proposed deep geologic repository project now complete, the Joint Review Panel will have to decide if it will recommend that the project move forward.


Bruce Telecom documents made public

Documents regarding the sale of Bruce Telecom have now been released by the municipality, but there is little to read.


An investigation, launched by the Tiverton and District Ratepayers Association, into a series of closed door meetings by Kincardine council to discuss details around the sale of Bruce Telecom directed the municipality to release documents from the meetings.


The documents, in the form of three Power Point presentations, have been posted on the municipal website. A note on the website states, “Please note that the materials below have redactions to protect the interests of Bruce Telecom and its stakeholders and the rights of interested parties.”

Harvest time

Chad Andrews and daughter Paige, 3, of Kincardine cmae ot to support the Bruce Botanical Food Garden fundraiser on Thursday. For the full story on the Harvest Dinner, don't miss this week's print edition of THe Kincardine Independent! (Barb McKay photo)

Cottagers demand action on deterioration of Bruce Beach


By Barb McKay


Cottagers along Bruce Beach are ready to take matters into their own hands to deal with poor beach conditions.


Representatives from the Bruce Beach Cottagers’ Association attended last Monday’s township council meeting to ask permission to take equipment down to the beach and remove invasive plants that are clogging the shoreline.


Fire department seeks emergency dispatch provider


By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Fire Department is in the market for a new dispatch provider.


Fire chief Kent Padfield got the go-ahead from Kincardine council last Wednesday to submit a request for proposals (RFP) for an emergency communications provider for the department. The fire department currently uses a third party provider to answer emergency phone lines and page firefighters to emergencies but does not have a contract with the current provider.