By Josh Howald
It's been a weird, wild week in the Western Junior C Hockey League.
Brett Catto beats Tyler MacGregor for the game, and series clinching goal in Game 5 against Mitchell last week. Catto and the Bulldogs dropped the first two games of the Western Junior C semi-finals to Walkerton, with Game 3 tonight on the road. (Josh Howald photo)
Charlie Kempers, 7, warms up following a free skate at the Tiverton Commmunity Centre during the weekend's Winterfest celebrations. (Barb McKay photo)
By Barb McKay
Kincardine residents can likely expect a 6.3 per cent increase on their 2014 tax bill.
Prior to budget deliberations Thursday evening, Kincardine council faced a projected 3.9 per cent increase over last year’s residential tax rate. However, recent adjustments to the education tax rate for industrial properties decreased municipal revenues by approximately $130,000, adding another 1.5 per cent to the residential tax rate, putting it at 5.48 per cent.
A 26-year-old Kincardine woman is facing three charges after she was pulled over on Queen Street at 2:40 a.m. Saturday morning.
A South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol stopped a white van driving along Queen Street in Kincardine.The officer discovered the driver had been drinking, and her driver’s licence was under suspension. The 26-year-old was charged with operation of a motorized vehicle with more than 80mgs and two counts of driving while under suspension.
She is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 24, 2014 to answer to the charges.
Industry Canada developed a framework for transfers and licensing of spectrum (signals sent at different frequencies by telecom operators to create communications) in June 2013 to ensure that spectrum is available where it is needed.
In its report dated June 28, Industry Canada stated, “Access to sufficient spectrum is a precondition to the provision of wireless services. Undue concentration of spectrum among a small number of wireless service providers can be detrimental to competition.”
A 37-year-old man is facing numerous charges after an incident at Rexall Pharmacy in Kincardine Friday evening.
The South-Bruce OPP responded to a report of a disturbance at Rexall, on Sutton Street in Kincardine. Officers arrived to discover a male swearing and yelling at staff. The man, of no fixed address, was charged with causing a disturbance, theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and breach of probation.
He was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for Monday.
By Barb McKay
The municipality is looking at moving its tourism staff downtown to temporarily share space with Team Kincardine while renovations are completed on the Arts Centre.
While Kincardine council made no formal decisions regarding a permanent downtown visitor information centre during its meeting last Wednesday, there was a lengthy debate about how renovations to the Arts Centre should be carried out and if the facility would be an appropriate location for visitor information and tourism services.
Katelyn Chilton, 10, left, and Rachel Thurman, 9, took part in the Walk For Memories event at Huron Heights Public School on Sunday. Only a handful of participants took part in the event, but more than $66,000 was raised Alzheimer research, education and programs. (Barb McKay photo)
By Barb McKay
A closed meeting investigator’s report calls on Huron-Kinloss and joint advisory committees to take steps to improve transparency around meetings.
The report stems from a complaint raised following a meeting that was held at the Ripley Huron Community Centre on
Five people are facing charges after an early morning raid on a Highway 9 residence in Greenock Twp.
There was no shortage of police manpower on the scene Friday morning. At 5 a.m., officers from the South-Bruce OPP Kincardine detachment were joined by officers from the Crime Unit, Tactics and Rescue Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, Provincial weapons enforcement Unit, West Region Criminal Operations and the Emergency Response Team.
Armed with a search warrant Friday morning (Feb. 7), officers arrested five people without incident. Police did not release any of the names, but did say the age range is wide reaching. Officers recovered a fully loaded assault rifle, and quantity of illegal street drugs and stolen property. Police did not give an estimate or value of the recovered items or confiscated drugs.