New water treatment plant best option to service Bruce Power, says engineer

By Barb McKay

Extending water and wastewater services to Bruce Power would very likely require a new water treatment plant in the north end of the municipality, according to engineers.

Representatives from B.M. Ross and Associates, which is developing a water and wastewater master plan for the Municipality of Kincardine, provided aprogress update to council during last Wednesday’s meeting. The public works department initiated the study one year ago to determine the municipality’s short- and long-term needs for servicing, focusing on Tiverton; Kincardine, including land east of the hospital and the Highways 9 and 21 business park; the lakeshore area from Inverhuron to the West Ridge on the Lake subdivision; and the Bruce Energy Centre.

 Wolves to open season in Kincardine

Ripley signs Hamilton, Scheel and Lang

By Josh Howald

The new-look Ripley Wolves will open the 2017-18 WOAA Senior AA regular season in Kincardine Oct. 7.

Jason Hamilton last season playing against the Wolves in Ripley. (Independent file photo/Howald)

The Wolves will take on the rival Saugeen Shores Winterhawks at 5:15 p.m. at the Davidson Centre as part of the Hockey Day in Kincardine festivities.

Police hunt for missing Kincardine woman

Helicopters, boats and police dogs are all currently active in the search for a missing Kincardine woman.

Yvonne Martin has been missing since Wednesday night. (photo courtesy of South-Bruce OPP)

Girls day out

This fun foursome was one of 16 teams that played in the Ladies Golf For Kids Sake at BlackHorse Golf Course last Saturday in support of Kincardine BBBS. The event raised more than $6,800. From left are Lynn Bradley, Linda MacTavish, Brenda Ackert and Janet Ritz. (Barb McKay photo)

Public transportation options for Kincardine being investigated

By Barb McKay

For many in Kincardine - primarily seniors and those with limited incomes - getting around town can be a considerable challenge.

The lack of public transportation in the municipality is an issue that has been raised time and again over the years by social service agencies, seniors groups and the community at large. Now, a committee has formed to try to come up with a solution.

Fun for everyone at the 154th Ripley Fall Fair

By Barb McKay

This year’s Ripley Fall Fair includes a special celebration of Bruce County’s 150th birthday and that means there will be plenty of new and exciting events and activities.

New south end trail makes improved beach access

By Barb McKay

A new trail that straddles the border of Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss is making Boiler Beach significantly more accessible.

Be aware of bears!

This black bear posed for Heather Boettinger to snap a great photo last week on Dawson Drive, where the bear had been into the garbage. A bear was also spotted, and photographed, by the McAlpine family in Lorne Beach.

Huron-Kinloss launches contest to fill vacant downtown space

By Barb McKay

There is a new contest in Huron-Kinloss aimed at bringing new business to Ripley.

Win This Space is a pilot project to fill vacant commercial space in downtown Ripley. The township’s community development officer Michelle Goetz presented a report to council on Sept. 6 to ask for council’s approval to move forward with the initiative.

Lace up your runners for the third annual Neon Night Run

By Barb McKay

On Sept. 30, come out to Victoria Park for the Neon Night Run and get your glow on for a good cause.