Landowners oppose costly municipal drain project

Huron-Kinloss Township council briefs

By Barb McKay


An extensive drainage project proposed for properties along Concession 12 in former Huron Township has several landowners up in arms.


Residents attended the April 4 township council meeting with a petition signed by 35 landowners who oppose the project, which is expected to cost roughly $1 million to complete. The petition reads, “Since all parties involved agree that the drain is working and the grade is good, the cost of this project is unrealistically excessive and of very little benefit. If the township or landowner believes that some improvements are necessary, there should be a new proposal.”

Traffic stop leads to drug charge

A 25-year-old Kincardine man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after he was pulled over on Highway 21 Saturday night.

Just after 10:30 p.m., a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol in Huron Twp. stopped a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The officer discovered a quantity of illegal drugs in the car. The man was charged with possession and is scheduled to appear in court May 11 to answer to the charge.

Unit 2 outage begins

Bruce Power removed Unit 2 from service on Friday, April 1, as part of a planned maintenance outage.

“The Unit 2 outage is the beginning of an extensive investment program at Bruce A in 2016, as we will begin a concurrent planned outage in Unit 3 on May 1, before undertaking a Station Containment Outage (SCO) on May 6,” said Len Clewett, Bruce Power’s Chief Nuclear Officer.

The SCO, which fulfils the mandate of our independent regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, will ensure Bruce A’s layers of safety systems are working to the highest standards. All four Bruce A units will be removed from service during the SCO.

“Bruce Power’s asset management plan will see us invest billions of private dollars into these publicly owned reactors over the next decade,” Clewett said. “Although it will be challenging, we have had success completing these tasks in the past and continue to improve our performance with each planned maintenance outage.”

2016 Tourist Guide available now!

The Kincardine Independent's 2016 Kincardine and Area Tourist Guide is now on the streets.
The popular annual publication an be found at many Kincardine stores, as well as at the Tourist Information Centre or by stopping into our office at 840 Queen Street in Kincardine. There is no charge for the guide.
It can also be viewed online here:

Hoops for sisters

River White of First Nation of Oneida had the full attention of the audience as he performed the challenging hoop dance during the For Our Stolen Sisters event at Kincardine and District Secondary School on Saturday. The event was organized by local volunteers to bring attention to and honour the more than 1,200 missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada. The evening featured dances, music, theatre, personal stories and displays. (Barb McKay photo)

Riggin a Kincardine legend

Former Red Wings goaltender dies at 79

By Josh Howald

Dennis Riggin may have been an NHL legend, but he was a local legend first.

Kincardine's Dennis Riggin minds the net for the Detroit Red Wings. (Kincardine Independent file photo)


One of Kincardine's most beloved citizens died Saturday at the Kincardine Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He would have turned 80 on Friday.

Riggin was a gentleman, and an excellent ambassador for the Detroit Red Wings and the town of Kincardine, as well as the sport of hockey.

LymeAid bringing awareness to Chronic Lyme Disease

Fundraiser April 23 for Dave Underwood’s treatment in the U.S.

By Barb McKay


For nearly a decade, Dave Underwood has been battling an invisible illness; one that leaves him weak, exhausted and in excruciating pain.


Kirkconnell named 2016 Citizen of the Year

By Barb McKay


‘Mr. Canada’ is Kincardine’s newest Citizen of the Year.



Brad Kirkconnell, left, is presented with the 2016 Bruce Power Citizen of the Year by Rob Liddle of Bruce Power. (Barb McKay photo)



Medical marijuana facility opens its doors

By Barb McKay


The support AMMCan has received in establishing its production facility demonstrates that Kincardine is a great place to do business.


That’s the word from John Fowler, president of AMMCan’s parent company Supreme Pharmaceuticals, following the grand opening of the medical marijuana facility at the Bruce Energy Centre (BEC) last week. Approximately 120 people attended and toured the facility.


“It was great, better than we could have expected,” he said. “It was a great show of support from the community, trades people and businesses. What was really great was the amount of support we received from political leaders.”

Copper wire stolen from wind farm

The theft of copper wire from the Armow Wind Project site in Kincardine Twp. was reported to police on March 28.

Sometime between March 17 and March 24, two wind turbines were forcibly entered and about 10 metres of two-gauge copper wire was taken. There was no estimate on the value of the stolen property provided by police.

Police ask anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at where you might be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.