By Josh Howald
It looks like the Cross Roads Esso gas bar on Highway 21 will become a Canadian Tire gas bar.
Though The Independent did speak with Canadian Tire Corporate Communications in Toronto on Monday, nobody at CTC would confirm or deny that the company had purchased the parcel of land that is home to Esso gas bar, McDonald's, Lakeside Chevrolet and the Best Western Governor's Inn. Representatives said they would put a media relations staff member in touch with The Independent. As of press time, that had yet to happen.
By Barb McKay
There was a consistent theme to a lengthy all-candidates meeting held last Monday in Kincardine.
The candidates assembled to speak and answer questions last Monday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)
Local 4-H members were just a handful of the hundreds of people who attended the 151st Ripley Fall Fair. The enormous event enjoyed gorgeous weather all weekend long. For a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent, and for a full listing of fair results, don't miss next week's print edition. If you missed the Fair, you can catch Tiverton's this weekend! A full schedule for the Tiverton Fall Fair can be found in a special pull-out section in this week's print edition of The Independent, in stores now! (Josh Howald photo)
The opening of the No Frills store in Kincardine has been pushed back by one month.
Kristen Hunter, a spokesperson for Loblaw, confirmed Monday that the store will open in early December rather than early November as was initially anticipated.
Hunter didn’t offer any reason for the delay, but told The Independent, “there is currently no asbestos in the building, and there has been no reported skull or bones of any kind found during construction.” This was in response to reports that The Independent had received over the past week that there were issues at the construction site.
A 27-year-old man was killed after being struck by a truck on the Amberley Road. The truck fled the scene.
The Huron County OPP responded to a crash scene east of Bluevale on the Amberley Road at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 22. Emergency responders arrived on the scene to find an unresponsive man lying on the road. The pedestrian, later identified as Jordan Moorehead, was airlifted to London Hospital, and succumbed to his injuries the following day.
Police located a damaged passenger side mirror at the scene from a full-sized pick-up or utility truck. They appealed to the public, and the auto body repair industry specifically, in order to locate the suspect vehicle involved in the crash.
Students at KTTPS raised $430 for at the school's Terry Fox Run last Wednesday. Becky Cohoon's Grade 1 class led the event. In front, from left, are Cohoon and students Emily Goetz, Kayla Rumbold and Madi Watson. (Barb McKay photo)
Kincardine’s treasury department will have to delve into the municipal coffers to find another source of funding for an $82 signage fee for a downtown mural project.
During its Sept. 3 meeting, council agreed that Bob Krupp, president of Krupp Holdings Ltd., should apply for a community grant to cover the cost of the municipal signage fee for historical murals on the former Foodland building. Council was reminded during last Wednesday’s meeting that changes to the community grant program made Krupp ineligible for a grant because he is not a non-profit community group or organization.
Construction on the Armow Wind Project was expected to begin today, according to the project’s proponents.
SP Armow Wind Ontario LP issued a notice last week announcing that initial surveying, land clearing and grading would get underway this week for access roads to the site near Armow, as well as construction of the operations and maintenance building.
In addition, this week construction is expected to begin on turbine foundations, collector lines and the substation.
By Josh Howald
The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League will finally crown a champion this Sunday in Kincardine.
The Cubs battle the London Area Angels during TVSBL regular season action earlier this season at Connaught Park. Kincardine will host Game 2 of the league championship series on Sunday afternoon. If Kincardine wins Game 2, a third and deciding game will be played at 6 p.m. at Connaught. (Independent file photo/Howald)
Andie Lush, 8, left, and Nash Watson, 6, of Ripley, pretend they are in the wild west after trying on costumes at the Harvest Dinner held at the Ripley Huron Community Centre. (Barb McKay photo)