Residents question costs for municipal drain improvements

By Barb McKay


North end residents will have an opportunity to be heard regarding a municipal drain project when public hearings are held next month.


A public meeting was held last Wednesday during Kincardine’s council meeting to go over technical aspects of the project and allow landowners in the Jones municipal drain area to ask questions. The municipal drain provides an outlet for water for properties along Concessions 11 and 12.


Chowing down for a cause

Kincardine Meridian Credit Union branch manager Erin MacDonald’s daughter Grace MacDonald, 2, enjoys a hamburger with her grandmother, Betty MacDonald during a special fundraiser for Meridian employee Terra Colwell Friday. Colwell will undergo surgery for a brain tumour in early June. The barbecue was held at the branch with food donated by Sobeys. (Barb McKay photo)

Local schools pick up top awards at music festivals

By Barb McKay


Ripley Huron Community School has plenty to celebrate after bringing home three awards from the Midwestern Ontario Rotary Music Festival.


The music festival, held April 21 in Walkerton, features school choirs, bands and individual performances and community concert bands from throughout the region.


Molnar carries early derby lead

Elmira man has top trout

By Josh Howald

After four days at the Fish Kincardine Salmon Derby, Kincardine's Bill Molnar leads the pack.


The Canadian Tire Fish Kincardine Derby opened Friday. Opening day sponsors Kincardine Co-operators were at the weigh station at the Kincardine harbour to help anglers weigh their catches. From left, are Reel in Your Receipts sponsor Darrel Perry, of Penetangear; Kelly Dagelman, of the Co-operators; Jennifer Cook, of the Co-operators; and fish derby chair Travis Crawford. The derby, hosted by the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce, runs until May 25. (Barb McKay photo)


Rolling overseas

Fisher will backstop Canada in France

By Josh Howald

Kincardine native Kendra Fisher will again represent Canada at the FIRS World Women's Inline Hockey Championships.

Kendra Fisher in action at last year's FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships in California. (Independent file photo)


Fisher has been one of the Canada Inline goaltenders in three of the last four world championships, including last year's tournament in California. She was also on the 2012 team, which ended a seven-year gold medal drought with a 4-2 win over the rival Americans.

Bruce Power donates $1 million for Kincardine hospital improvements

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine hospital renovation project has received an unexpected funding boost.



Bruce Power donated $1 million to the South Bruce Grey Health Centre for the Kincardine hospital redevelopment project. (Barb McKay photo)




Lake Huron scientists have "Eureka" moment

New discovery in Alpena - Amberley Ridge research

By Josh Howald

Make no mistake, there is treasure at the bottom of Lake Huron. And it is more valuable than you could imagine.

Lake Huron is a Great Lake, indeed, and it is filled with answers. Answers to some incredible questions. Recent discoveries have allowed scientists to begin piecing together the missing years in the history of civilization.

Before we go back 9,000 years, let's just rewind this story to 2009.

Farewell fishy

KTTPS Grade 2 student Lily Goetz releases a salmon into the water off the launch at the Lake Huron Fishing Club in Kincardine last Wednesday. Brenda Colquhoun's Grade 2 class raised the fish for the fishing club since last October, and is one of 39 salmon released into the lake. (Barb McKay photo)

Tiverton to get new community centre

By Barb McKay


After years of waiting, Tiverton will finally get a new community centre.


Jim McTeer, of the Whitney Crawford Community Centre (WCCC) board, came to last Wednesday’s Kincardine council meeting to make a plea for the municipality to finally address the derelict building. The community centre was one of three municipally-owned facilities that were the subjects of a study done by NA Engineering in 2012 to determine the cost of repairs and improvements.


Tiverton ice rental rates may drop to attract more users

By Barb McKay


The municipality will look at temporarily lowering ice rental rates in Tiverton and freezing rates in Kincardine to see if it can increase usage at the arenas.


Rob Bishop of the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association and Dan Norman of the Tiverton Minor Hockey Association attended last Wednesday’s council meeting to appeal to council to not raise ice rental rates at the two arenas. The rental costs, they say, are just too high.