Happy Canada Day!

Mary Bowman, 3, of Cambridge had the Canada Day spirit as she gets ready to ride in the children's bike rodeo near the Point Clark Lighthouse on the weekend. The rodeo was one of several activities, including a fireworks display, organized by the Huron Shores Lions Club. (Barb McKay photo)

Medical marijuana operation coming to Tiverton

By Barb McKay


A medical marijuana facility is expected to be up and running at the Bruce Energy Centre this fall.


The announcement that the company, AMMCan (Advanced Medical Marijuana Canada), is in the process of setting up shop in the vacant greenhouses at the BEC was made during last Thursday’s Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC) meet and greet event at the Best Western Plus Governor’s Inn.


Cyclist seriously hurt in hit-and-run

Police still looking for vehicle

By Josh Howald

A cyclist is recovering from serious injuries, while police look for the motorist responsible for a Thursday night crash in Huron Twp.

Police said Monday morning they were still looking to speak with the driver of a transport truck and flatbed trailer. The truck will have damage around the passenger side headlight. There is a chance, police said, that the driver may not be aware of the crash.

The incident was reported to the South-Bruce OPP just before 9 p.m., Thursday night. Officers attended the scene, along with Bruce County paramedics and the Ripley Fire Department, and found an injured cyclest in the ditch north of Concession 12. The involved vehicle was not at the crash scene.

More break-ins, thefts in Kincardine

Police warn public to secure their property

Police continue to investigate break-ins in Kincardine.


This week, the South-Bruce OPP reported a break-in to a residence in the 200 block of Durham Street.

Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., June 25, a home was forcibly entered through a window. The list of stolen property included a quantity of American coins, a quantity of Canadian coins and an assortment of jewellery including ear rings, necklaces, rings and watches. The value of the stolen property, with the cost of repairs, was estimated to be more than $3,000.


Homes and businesses aren't the only things being broken into these days in Kincardine. Police are investigating a number of reports of thefts from motor vehicles.


Rare Caddy

Bill and Brian Spence of Kincardine admire Steve Plunket's 1949 Coupe de Ville at Drift In Cruise Night Friday in downtown Kincardine. The Cadillac is an original prototype and the only one in existence. (Barb McKay photo)

Bruce Power supports CNSC proposal to make potassium iodide pills available

The body that oversees Canada’s nuclear industry has suggested that potassium iodide pills be made available to communities with nuclear power facilities as an emergency measure.


New Kincardine hospital plan to cost $22.5 million

By Barb McKay


A new plan to improve the Kincardine hospital is expected to cost $22.5 million, significantly less than the original redevelopment proposal.


South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) president and CEO Paul Rosebush told The Independent on Thursday that he is happy with the figure.


“We’re excited by that price point,” he said. “We feel we have a project that is achievable.”


McFadden invited to under-18 camp

By Josh Howald

Kincardine's Garrett McFadden is one of 43 players in the country invited to attend Canada's National under-18 summer selection camp in Calgary.

"It's pretty exciting," said McFadden, who recently returned to town following the completion of his secondary school year in Guelph.

His Guelph Storm was defeated in the championship game of the Memorial Cup tournament by the WHL's Edmonton OilKings after cruising through the rest of the tourney undefeated.

"It is nice to be home," said the defenceman on Friday. "It's the longest season I have ever been a part of."

Return of the Scottish

The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band kicked off a 66th consecutive season of Saturday night parades on the weekend. A large crowd turned out, and got ideal weather, for the first march of the year. You can catch the parade every Saturday night until the end of August. (Josh Howald photo)

Emerald ash borer arrives in Ripley, Point Clark

By Barb McKay

The dreaded emerald ash borer has been discovered in Ripley and Point Clark, an indication it is making its way north.

Huron-Kinloss community services director Mike Fair confirmed to council last Monday that the invasive beetle was found in ash trees on private properties in the township.