Drone be an idiot

Regardless of what you call it - a drone, a model aircraft or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) - use a little bit of common sense when you put it in the sky.

Over the last few weeks, the Huron County OPP has investigated several cases of drones illegally flying over private properties, particularly in rural areas. Understandably, citizens have concerns for their safety and security when they spot these machines hovering over their property. In some cases, witnesses have reported multiple drones buzzing around their properties.


Everybody on the bus

These sisters were dressed appropriately for a bus ride back in time Saturday night at the annual Women's House 60's Fall Gala at the Davidson Centre. The event was a fundraiser for the Women's House Serving Bruce & Grey. From left is Melanie Merkt, Valerie Taves, Stephanie Kropf and behind the wheel, Wendy Swann. (Josh Howald photo)


BWDSB student enrolment surpasses projections

By Barb McKay

For the first time in years, student enrolment within the Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) is up.

Cynthia Lemon, Executive Human Resources Services for the BWDSB, made the unexpected announcement during the BWDSB meeting last Tuesday.


Frontrow seats

Good seats were still available for Thursday's sunset on the Lake Huron shoreline north of the harbour in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Municipalities urge province to speed up natural gas regulatory process

The municipalities of Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss and Arran-Elderslie are calling on the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to make a decision in order to bring natural gas service to the region.

The three municipalities jointly submitted a letter to the OEB on Oct. 13 indicating their support for EPCOR’s Common Infrastructure Plan to provide natural gas service. The municipalities noted that they have been working with EPCOR for the past six years to achieve natural gas for local residents, businesses and farms.


Poet speaks at KDSS

Dwayne Morgan urged KDSS students to take hold of their lives last week. The poet and member of the Scarborough Walk of Fame spoke to KDSS students about choices. For the full story, don't miss this sweek's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


BSP pays debt to municipality

By Barb McKay

The Bluewater Summer Playhouse has paid its debt to the Municipality of Kincardine.

Marilyn Clarke and Jennifer Webb attended last Wednesday’s Kincardine council meeting to personally hand over a cheque for $15,000 to Mayor Anne Eadie.


Some municipal rates and fees to increase next year

By Barb McKay

Service and recreation fees in the Municipality of Kincardine are going up.

Municipal Treasurer Roxana Baumann presented a report to Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday and said that while the majority of municipal rates and fees were increased by 1.5 per cent for 2018 to reflect the rate of inflation, a handful of other fees were raised a little higher.


Two games, one point for Bulldogs

By Josh Howald

A four-game win streak came to an end for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs on the weekend.

Wingham's Josh Higgins searches for a loose puck as a Kincardine defender dives to cover it with his glove and goalie Ethan Primeau recovers from a save. (Josh Howald photo)


Getting their kicks

Jen Rauket of the blue team races to beat Jen Styles to the ball at the Bruce Power soccer tournament held at the Bruce Ave soccer fields on Saturday in support of the United Way of Grey-Bruce. (Barb McKay photo)