Ripley cemetery robbed

The Ripley Cemetery fell victim to thieves recently.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a theft from a utility shed at the Cemetery on Park Street, Ripley. Sometime between Oct. 3 and Oct. 5, a white and red 5-horsepower Honda tamper was taken from a utility shed on the cemetery property. The value of the stolen property is estimated to $500.

Police ask anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to, where you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Evolving style makes for intriguing exhibit

Guest artist's work on display all month

Barb Hamilton has a fearless approach to art that allows her to constantly evolve. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

SVCA asked to update maps, deal with inquiries more quickly

By Barb McKay

Huron-Kinloss council is backing a resolution from the County of Bruce, which calls on the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) to updates its maps and speed up its response time for applications and inquiries.


County council passed the resolution during its Sept. 4 meeting with a number of requests to the SVCA. It wants the conservation authority to improve its regulatory area mapping for its watersheds over the next two years and will lobby the province for funding to make it happen. In addition, the county has requested that the SVCA upload its current maps to its website by the end of November.


Preferred pavilion found for Inverhuron

By Barb McKay


After three years of researching and commissioning designs, the Inverhuron pavilion committee has found a shelter it believes will fit the bill.



Sheila Murray, left, Lucille Fischer and Nancy Copeland with some handcrafted pumpkins at the Kountry Kitchen Bazaar Saturday afternoon at Pine River United Church. (Josh Howald photo)

Council will not take over Bruce Telecom board

By Barb McKay

A recommendation for Kincardine council to take on the role of the Bruce Telecom board has been withdrawn.


Mayor Larry Kraemer announced during last Wednesday’s council meeting that he is rescinding his recommendation from the Oct. 1 meeting to have the next council take over as the municipally-owned telecom’s board of directors, as the appointed board’s current term comes to an end.


Canadian Tire Plus gas bar opening on Highway 21

A Canadian Tire Plus gas bar will open in the former Esso location at Highway 9 and 21 early next month.


A source confirmed last week that the Crossroads Esso gas bar was purchased by Skyline Real Estate and will be leased to Canadian Tire.


When The Independent first reported this story Oct. 1, it was unclear if the Canadian Tire gas station beside the Sutton Park Inn would remain open, but we can now confirm that the station will close once the Canadian Tire Plus gas bar is up and running.

Wolves win home opener

By Josh Howald

If opening weekend in the WOAA Senior AA League proved anything, it's that there won't be many easy games this season. It also proved that all of Ripley's young talent won't have too much trouble adapting to senior hockey.


Nick Locking of the Ripley Wolves buries a breakaway chance in the second period on Lucknow goalie Chris Skeates Saturday night at the Wolves WOAA Sr AA home opener. (Josh Howald photo)


Good friends share at the Fair

Anna Myles of Lions Head snuggles her miniature horse Bentley during the miniature horse competitions held Saturday at the 153rd annual Tiverton Fall Fair. For a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine hospital redevelopment plan in province’s hands

By Barb McKay

The South Bruce Grey Health Centre is in holding pattern over the Kincardine hospital redevelopment plan.


SBGHC president and CEO Paul Rosebush told The Independent last week that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s capital planning branch has all the material it needs to consider the plan. Rosebush said the health centre board submitted its plan to the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) early in the summer, which endorsed it and forwarded it on to the province.