Cops still seek witnesses in crash

The South-Bruce OPP is still trying to track down the driver involved in a June 26 crash that seriously injured a local man.

Arnie Clifford, who was cycling on Concession 12, Huron Twp. just before 9 p.m. on June 26, continues to recover in hospital while police appealed to the public hoping to find witnesses to the crash.

Police were called to the crash scene at 8:57 p.m., and upon arrival discovered the involved vehicle was not at the scene. Clifford was airlifted to hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Police initially said they were looking for the driver of a transport truck with a trailer. With help from the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Unit, they have narrowed down the suspect vehicle.


Airport house officially up for the taking

By Barb McKay

 

A request for proposals is being issued for the vacant house at the Kincardine airport after it was declared surplus by council last week.

 

Kincardine council decided at the beginning of the month to rid itself of the airport house after attempts to find a suitable tenant failed. The request for proposals (RFP) is for the removal of the house, including the foundation.

 


14th Women’s Triathlon biggest yet, say organizers

Debbie Val wins annual race

By Barb McKay

Last weekend’s Kincardine Women’s Triathlon could very well be the best attended yet, according to event organizers.

Kincardine's Sophie Hotchkiss, 17, finished third in the triathlon. (Barb McKay photo)

The sun was shining, lake conditions were good and the temperature wasn’t overly warm when the triathlon and duathlon were held at Station Beach Saturday morning.


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The Kincardine Scottish proudly marches down Queen Street during the Saturday night parade during the weekend's Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Kincardine. For a full page of colour photos, don’t miss this week’s print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Emerald ash borer could be in Kincardine

Kincardine council briefs

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine’s environmental action group is turning its attention to an invasive insect that is infesting ash trees in Huron-Kinloss Township.

 

Deputy mayor Anne Eadie, who is a member of the group, told Kincardine council during last Wednesday’s meeting that in light of news that the emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Ripley and along the lakeshore, the group will be revisiting the issue to determine a course of action. Eadie said when an inventory of ash trees was taken last year there was no evidence that the beetle was in Kincardine, but now it is spreading quickly.


Business plan in the works to decide future of Kincardine airport

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine’s airport task force will develop a business plan to determine if extending the municipal airport’s main runway is a worthwhile investment.

 

The task force, led by the Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC), made a presentation to Kincardine council during is meeting last Wednesday to discuss a plan to develop a business case for expanding the airport. If the municipality wants to continue to grow, said PREDC executive director Ron Coristine, we need a means of transporting people and goods. He said the cost of the plan would be his time plus $10,000 and is expected to be completed by March 2015.


Man charged in fatal crash near Cargill

One man is dead, and another man is facing charges following a two-vehicle crash near Cargill late Sunday morning.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of the crash at the intersection of Bruce County Road 3 and Cargill Road in Brant Twp. at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Officers arrived on the scene to find a beige GMC Sierra 2500 pick-up truck pulling a Prowler 5th wheel trailer and a black Nissan Rogue involved in a crash. They have since determined that the Sierra was travelling east on the Cargill Road when it pulled into the path of the Nissan, which was travelling north on Bruce County Road 3.


Thousands pack park for Scottish Festival

By Josh Howald

 

Everybody was a little Scottish on the weekend.

 

 

The caber toss is always the most popular event at the Heavy Events, held Saturday at the Harbour as part of the 15th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Through the garden gate

Scott and Darlene Stevens showed off their Olde Victoria Street backyard during Sunday's Through the Garden gate tour, sponsored by the Kincardine and District Horticultural Society. The Stevens had more than 100 people check out their lovely gardens in a four-span on Sunday. Their home was one  of nine stops on this year's tour. (Josh Howald photo)


The key to economic development is collaboration, says PREDC

 

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine’s economic development should rely more heavily on businesses and organizations working more closely together, according to the municipality’s economic development corporation.