Mitch Twolan running for Bruce County warden

By Barb McKay

 

Huron-Kinloss Township mayor Mitch Twolan has entered his name for Bruce County warden.

 

Twolan, who has held the mayor’s seat in the township since 2004, was re-elected in the municipal election held Oct. 27. The Bruce County mayors will select a warden in early December. So far, Twolan is the only one to step forward. He comes with experience, having held the role in 2007.


Holiday shopping

Sharon Courtney of Point Clark was selling her wares, including the quilts seen behind her, at the annual Lions Bazaar Saturday at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton. Some nasty weather didn't do much for the bazaar, or the Ecumenical Bazaar at the Kincardine United Church of the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Tiverton Cenotaph. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine woman runs stop sign, four injured

A 71-year-old Kincardine woman has been charged after a two-vehicle crash last Tuesday in Teeswater.

Four people, including the woman, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuires as a result of the crash, which happened at the intersection of Clinton Street North and Hillcrest Street in Teeswater.

Police, along with the Teeswater Fire Department and Bruce County EMS, responded to a report of the crash, just after 5 p.m. On the scene, they learned a grey Nissan Juke had been driving west on Hillcrest St. when it pulled into the path of a black Chrysler 200 that was driving north on Clinton Street.

Each vehicle had two occupants, and all four people were taken to hospital for treatment, including the Kincardine woman who was later charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.


Man charged in fatal hit-and-run

The investigation into a fatal motor vehicle collision that killed 27-year-old Jordan Moorehead on Sept. 22 has led to criminal charges.

Police have charged a 55-year-old man from Gorrie with failure to stop at the scene of an accident. He has a court date scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Wingham.

The investigation revealed that Moorehead was walking west on the Amberley Road when he was struck by a 2009 International 4400 delivery truck, also heading west. The driver failed to stop at the scene, and failed to offer any assistance to the injured pedestrian. Only later did police identify the involved vehicle and driver.


Nature, local landscape November themes at VPG

Lisa Farrell is one of two featured November artists at Victoria Park Gallery. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Kincardine could be pilot project for rural natural gas service, says Kraemer

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine is leaps and bounds ahead of other municipalities trying to bring in natural gas service, says Larry Kraemer.

 

The outgoing mayor told council during its meeting last Wednesday that a recent meeting with Ontario Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Energy staff to discuss a proposal to bring natural gas to this region went well. Kraemer, Huron-Kinloss Township mayor Mitch Twolan and Arran-Elderslie mayor Paul Eagleson met with provincial staff on Oct. 28 to present the newly-completed natural gas business case and feasibility study.

 


Future of Bruce Telecom up to new council, says mayor

By Barb McKay

 

There is no bad blood between Kincardine and Bragg Communications (Eastlink) after the company suddenly dropped out of a deal to purchase Bruce Telecom during the summer.

 

Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer told council during its meeting last Wednesday that he had met with representatives of the company a couple of weeks ago and described the meeting as friendly.

 

“I’ve spoken with them at the highest level,” he said. “It was a very cordial meeting.”

 


Work set to begin on south pier

Kincardine has awarded a contract for work on the south pier in the Kincardine harbour in order to have the work completed this year.

 

Although the quote came in nearly $4,000 above the budget of $165,000 for the work, Kincardine council agreed last week to award the project to Huron District Contracting Ltd., which submitted the lowest bid.

 

The restoration project, which includes the replacement of 1,900 tonnes of stone for erosion control will carry on into 2015 and is budgeted at $275,000.

 


Kincardine test site for automated medication dispensing

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine hospital is the site of a pilot project expected to create efficiency, reduce costs and potentially save lives.

 

 

RPN Lindsay MacKay demonstrates the automated medication dispensing systeam at the Kincardine Hospital. Kincardine is the first SBGHC site to get the technology. (Barb McKay photo)

 

 


Monster mash

Elgin Market Public School held a black and orange spirit day dance for Grades 1 and 3 students Friday. Back row, left, Alyssa Bale and Ella Stone. In front, left, are Makenna Kirkconnell and Hailey Wylds. (Barb McKay photo)