Bruce Telecom to operate as multiple companies for tax purposes

New board of directors to be appointed to oversee financial management

By Barb McKay

The establishment of Bruce Telecom as a municipal services corporation could be completed as early as the beginning of October.

Following a lengthy closed session last Monday evening, the Municipality of Kincardine council held a special meeting to approve the new governance model for the municipally-owned telecommunications company, appoint a selection committee for a new board of directors and allow Kincardine CAO Sharon Chambers to initiate the recruitment process.


Weekend party on deck in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Every weekend in Kincardine seems to be a busy one, but the upcoming long weekend is jam packed full of activities.

Summer is officially in full swing, and the perfect weather has brought visitors in droves. Those looking for something to do this weekend won't be disappointed.

Friday will mark the second Drift In Cruise Night of the summer in downtown Kincardine. The main street will be closed to traffic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as people show off, and admire, classic and/or unique automobiles.

Saturday, the Ontario SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) Series continues at 11 a.m. at Station Beach.


Pier-ing out at a setting sun

Both the north and south piers were busy with people Sunday evening as the sun set on Lake Huron. With the phantom piper playing from the lighthouse, locals and tourists alike enjoyed a perfect summer's evening at the waterfront. There were people swimming, fishing, taking photographs, out on walks or bicycle rides and/or visiting. This photo is of the north pier, taken from the harbour area on Station Beach. (Josh Howald photo)


Entertainment a highlight of this year’s Point Clark Lighthouse Festival

By Barb McKay

The popular Point Clark Lighthouse Festival will have plenty to offer in the way of great entertainment this year.

The annual festival kicks off on Aug. 11 with a sunset dinner and gala at the base of the Point Clark Lighthouse. A delectable dinner of top sirloin with horseradish peppercorn gravy and smoked cheddar stuffed chicken breast, summer strawberry salad and other dishes will be provided by Burke’s Catering, along with Jackson Triggs wines and craft beer from Cowbell brewery.

The evening will be topped off with an interactive performance by HAWK Theatre of an original production – The Great Huron-Kinloss Debate. Actors will passionately take on topics related to the township and urge gala guests to take their side.


 Penetangear Yoga Expo offers fun and fitness in support of a good cause

By Barb McKay

What could be better than practicing yoga in front of Lake Huron as the sun rises and afterwards enjoying a sumptuous breakfast? It’s all for a good cause.

The second annual Penetangear Yoga Expo will be held in Kincardine from Aug. 12 to 19. The event was such a success last year that organizer Darrel Perry has doubled the program and all proceeds will go to benefit the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation.

“I hear over and over again that our hospital needs help,” Perry told The Independent on Friday.

The yoga combines fun, fitness, healthy eating and wellness classes. Registration into the classes is by donation.


Huron Shores Hospice recieves community donation

100 People Who Share Bruce County organizer Bill Pike, right, congratulates Cheryl Cottrill on Huron Shores Hospice being selected as the winning cause for a community donation. For the full story from Ainsdale Golf Course, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Peppin leads derby

A Sunday morning catch put Tracey Jackman on top of the leaderboard at the 34th annual Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby.

The Port Elgin woman reeled in an 18.14-pound Chinook Salmon Sunday morning to overtake Gregory Contois for top fish. Contois, also from Port Elgin, didn't get to enjoy much of a lead at the top. His catch on Saturday held the lead for less than 24 hours.

Interestingly enough, there was not one angler from Kincardine on the derby leaderboard as of Monday afternoon.

The trout division is another story, however. Derek Griffiths and Ernest Ackert, both of Kincardine, are in the top five. Griffiths sits in third place with an 18-pound Lake Trout, while Ackert is in fourth for his 17.75-pound Laker.

Leading the trout division was Mike Weber of Waterloo. He brought in a 20.27-pound Lake Trout into the Kincardine weigh station Saturday morning.


Local Special Olympians clean up at Provincial Summer Games

By Barb McKay

Kincardine’s Special Olympics athletes returned from this year’s Provincial Summer Games with plenty of confidence and hardware.


Amazing race

From left, the two-person teams of Belle Wilson, ShantalStade, Ruby Hall-Elwood and Calla MacTavish use antique beaters to make fluffy egg whites at the Walker House on Saturday morning. The endeavour was one of many challenges throughout the community during the Kincardine Amazing Race in support of the Stonehaven Community Park project. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.  (Barb McKay photo)


Rotary Music Park an irresistible draw for all ages

By Barb McKay

Martin Ward discovered his inner child as he sprinted from instrument to instrument in Kincardine’s new music park, enjoying the harmonic sounds each one produced as he tapped them.

Rotary Club District Governor Martin Ward and wife Mary Ruston enjoy the instruments at the new Kincardine Rotary Music Park. (Barb McKay photo)