Senior drives into house

An 81-year-old Kincardine woman was charged with careless driving after driving into a house last Monday morning.

At 9:40 a.m. on April 13, the South-Bruce OPP received a report of the collision involving a house along Queen St. in Kincardine. Officers attended the scene with members of the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department and Bruce County paramedics to find a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser was exiting the hospital driveway when it crossed Queen Street and struck a house. The woman was assessed for non-life threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported.


Ford girls win provincial title

The Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls hockey team won a provincial hockey championship April 12 in Toronto.

The team overcame a series of setbacks, including the loss of their starting goaltender, to play some amazing hockey at the OWHA Provincial championship tournament. Kincardine capped it all off with a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Almaguin Gazelles at Chesswood Arena in Toronto.

Kincardine knew their work was cut out for them - Almaguin had defeated the Kinucks earlier this season at the Walter Gretzky Tournament in Brantford.

By the time the finals started, both teams were worn down and suffering from bruises and sore muscles. But from the drop of the puck, the two teams battled hard.


Big can opener

Kyle Jenkins of the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department works the jaws of life to cut apart a car Sunday afternoon as a demonstration put on by the fire department at the Davidson Centre prior to the 3rd annual Guns 'N Hoses hockey game for the local food bank. (Josh Howald photo)


Provincial champions!

Ford midget girls perfect at OWHA tourney

 

From left, Jorie Elliott, Megan Stewart-Kemp and Eden McFarlane display the provincial championship banner captured by the Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls hockey team on Sunday at Chesswood Arena in Toronto. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (submitted photo)


Hunting on lakeshore has residents scared

By Barb McKay

The issue of hunting along the lakeshore in Point Clark is pitting neighbour against neighbour.

 

Residents packed the Huron-Kinloss Township council chambers last Monday night, some to ask council to restrict hunting along the shoreline where they live, others to make a case for why they should be allowed to continue hunting there.

 


Bruce Power fire training facility open to municipal departments

By Barb McKay

A new state-of-the-art fire training facility at Bruce Power will be used by Kincardine and Tiverton fire departments.

 

 

 

Terri Allen, left, and Gregory Reid demonstrate high angle rescue training at the new Bruce Power fire training facility on Monday. (Barb MacKay photo)

 

 


Marching on

Veterans and other members of the Kincardine Branch #183 Royal Canadian Legion  march behind the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band Saturday morning to kick off the District C Spring Convention. (Josh Howald photo)


Need to start servicing project now, say Inverhuron residents

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine should find a contractor to carry out the Inverhuron water and sewer servicing project as soon as possible, according to some residents of the community.

 

Grant Hopcroft and Paul Axman attended last Wednesday’s Kincardine council meeting to urge council and staff to act quickly to issue the tender to find a company to do the project in order to complete as much of the work as possible before the March 31, 2016 funding deadline. The municipality recently learned that its request to extend its completion deadline was denied by a joint federal and provincial grant application committee.

 


Kincardine approves plan to support local arts, culture and heritage

By Barb McKay

 

It took four years, but Kincardine finally has a formal plan to support its arts, culture and heritage groups and events.

 

Back in 2011, council agreed that it needed a plan to better promote and support those groups and initiatives. At that time, local groups got together to form the Arts, Culture and Heritage Partnership and develop a plan that the municipality could adopt and use.

 

The plan was presented to council last December, but council did not approve it at that time.

 


Stop running your taps

Due to the current and forecasted mild weather, it appears that the imminent threat of water services freezing has passed. The Municipality of Kincardine advises residents that they may discontinue running their taps.

 

If you suspect your service may be freezing, call the water department at 519-396-4660 or after hours call the emergency line at 519-396-1511.