Break-in at Bruce Telecom

Police are investigating a break-in at Bruce Telecom along Highway 21 in Bruce Twp.

The incident was reported to police on the morning of March 10. Sometime between 10 p.m. on March 9 and 8 a.m. on March 10, the business was forcibly entered. The list of stolen property includes three safes, a quantity of Canadian cash and coins, a quantity of U.S. currency as well as Bruce Telecom stamps. There was no estimate for the value of stolen property, or cost of repairs, provided by police.

The South-Bruce OPP asks anybody with information to call 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Hot 'Dogs! Kincardine pulls off Game 7 OT victory

Schmalz Cup quarter-finals begin tomorrow night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

‘Dog days are here again.

The Kincardine Bulldogs get a team shot after a come-from-behind Game 7 win in Walkerton Sunday afternoon. Dalton Hnatko's OT winner clinched Kincardine's first Western League title since 2007. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine is back on top of the Western Junior C Hockey League, thanks to a come-from-behind overtime road win in Game 7 of the league finals Sunday afternoon in Walkerton.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs battled out of a 3-0 hole in Game 7 and a 3-1 series deficit to win Kincardine’s first league playoff title since 2007.

Atoms win provincial championship

First for Kincardine since 1993

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks are provincial champs.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks are 2016 OMHA atom B champions. (Josh Howald photo)

The atoms skated to a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon in front of a nearly full house at the Davidson Centre. It was winner take all on Sunday in Kincardine – Game 5 of this best-of-five series. The teams split Games 1 and 2, as well as Games 3 and 4. The atoms won Game 3 of the series 3-2 at the Davidson Centre Friday night, but were shut out 1-0 Saturday in Lambeth.

Erosion closes portion of Kincardine boardwalk

By Barb McKay


A portion of the boardwalk in McPherson Park had to be removed last week to save it from being washed into Lake Huron.




The retaining wall along the beach at McPherson Park eroded over the winter months. The Lions Club removed a section of boardwalk to prevent it from being washed into the lake. (Barb McKay photo)

AMMCan receives licence to produce medical marijuana

By Barb McKay


Advanced Medical Marijuana Canada (AMMCan) has received its licence to cultivate medical marijuana and expects to begin production within the next few weeks.


John Fowler, president of Supreme Pharmaceuticals which owns AMMCan, confirmed that the company received its licence from the federal government Friday under its Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR). AMMCan formed in 2013 and will operate out of the seven-acre greenhouse facility it converted at the Bruce Energy Centre.


Community Achievement Award nominees announced

The nominees for this year’s Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Awards have been unveiled.

This year’s Community Achievement Awards gala will be held at the Best Western Plus Governor’s Inn April 2.

Jim Tripp, Brad Kirkconnell and Linda Bowers are in the running to be named the 2016 Bruce Power Citizen of the Year.

Retiring Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthorne has been nominated for the SuperHeat FGH Business Person of the Year award, along with Matthew Moore and Brad and Melanie Pyke. Jessica Cormier of Jessica Cormier Studios, Kaitlin Young of MacG’s House of Fashion and Patrick Main and Kasey King of Pick Studios have all been nominated for the Bruce Telecom Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Mailboxes pried open in town

The South-Bruce OPP is investigating several reports of Canada Post community mailboxes being pried open in Kincardine between March 3 and March 6.

The affected Canada Post sites reported were on Saugeen, James, Kingsway and St. Albert streets in Kincardine, Penetangore Row and Boiler Beach Road in Huron Twp.

Police said it was unknown what was taken, but residents that use any of the affected sites should be aware that mail could be missing. The OPP's website,, contains a number of useful resources, tips and links to help protect you from fraud, scams and identity theft. The crimes are troubling, considering it is tax season and mail at this time of year could easily contain personal information - SIN numbers for example, which makes identity theft a real threat.

Suspicious vehicles or persons should be reported to police immediately so that an officer can investigate.

Lots of socks

Karen McInnis is the face of Lots of Socks at JB's Lingerie. Store windows in Kincardine have lots of socks on display right now in order to raise awareness of Down Syndrome. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Fire destroys home in former Bruce Township

A fire that destroyed a home on Concession 12 near Underwood early Friday morning is being investigated as possible arson, according to a GoFundMe page set up for the home’s owners.


According to the page, two of the home’s occupants Sharon and Kristin Stewart managed to get out of the home and a third occupant, Andy Stewart, was at work at the time. Three dogs and a cat perished in the fire. Another cat, a chinchilla and a snake were able to be rescued.


Municipality hires new public works director

After a lengthy search, the Municipality of Kincardine will soon have a public works director.


Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke announced on Thursday that Adam Weishar will take over the role on May 9. Weishar is joining the Kincardine municipal staff after being employed with the Municipality of South Bruce. He has 10 years of experience in civil engineering, administration and management, finance and budgeting and fleet procurement.