KTTPS for Terry

KTTPS held a Terry Fox walk Friday afternoon in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. From left are Raelyn Pym, Hailey Pym, Trenton Catto, Georgia Caslick and Kyra Collins. (Barb McKay photo)

Several charges after traffic stop

A 29-year-old man is facing numerous charges after an incident on Harbour Street in Kincardine on Sept. 18.

Just after 6 p.m., a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol stopped a silver Nissan Murano. The officer found the driver didn’t have a licence. Additionally, the vehicle plates were improper.

At this point, the man ran from police. However, he was arrested without incident following a short foot chase. A quantity of illicit street drugs and stolen property was discovered inside the vehicle.

Welcome to the Ripley Fall Fair!

Bethany Wilken was crowned Ambassador of the Ripley Fall Fair Friday night at the fairgrounds in the village. It was a busy weekend in Ripley - for a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of the Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Kayaker recovered

The South-Bruce OPP recovered the body of a 60-year-old kayaker from Saugeen Shores on Thursday.

Police said David Counsell was reported missing in the waters of Lake Huron between Chantry Island and the Saugeen Shores beach at about 2 p.m. three days earlier (Sept. 19).

Pick-up truck stolen in town

Police are investigating the theft of a pick-up truck last Monday morning in Kincardine.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of the theft from a residence in the 200 block of Harbour Street. The truck was stolen at some point between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. that day. The truck is a black Chevrolet Silverado with the licence plate 761 2XP. There was no estimate of the truck's value made available.

'Dogs will be first to meet Swiss

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will be the first of six Canadian Provincial Junior Hockey League teams to take on EHC Dubendorf of Switzerland.

Energy Minister makes first trip to Bruce Power

Pledges support to nuclear industry

By Josh Howald

The Hon. Glenn Thibeault might be new on the job, but Ontario's Minister of Energy knows what runs Ontario.

Thibeault visited Bruce Power Friday. After a tour of Bruce B, he pledged continued government support for Bruce Power and the nuclear industry in general. Specifically, he threw the government behind the refurbishment of ten nuclear units over the next 15 years between the Bruce and Darlington sites.


One of 70 competitors catches a wave at Station Beach Sunday morning at the West Shore Huron Surf Classic presented by Billabong. For the full story, dont`miss this week`s print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Municipality to undertake massive water and waste water study

By Barb McKay

A water and wastewater master plan is being undertaken to prepare for future growth in the Municipality of Kincardine, but not everyone around the municipal council table agrees with the scope of the plan.

The plan will determine what the municipality’s short-term and long-term needs are for servicing, with a more direct focus on areas surrounding Tiverton; Kincardine, including land east of the hospital and the Highways 9 and 21 business park; the lakeshore area from Inverhuron to the West Ridge on the Lake subdivision; and the Bruce Energy Centre.

Bruce Power, with its massive refurbishment project beginning in just a few years, has expressed an interest in connecting to municipal services and so may be included in the master plan study.

Bruce Telecom arbitration unsuccessful

By Barb McKay

Any hopes of recovering costs associated with the failed sale of Bruce Telecom are now gone.

Mayor Anne Eadie announced during last Wednesday’s council meeting that the Municipality of Kincardine was unsuccessful in recent arbitration respecting the aborted sale of Bruce Telecom assets to the Eastlinkcorporation.

“By order of the arbitrator, the details of the decision are to remain confidential,” she said. “As previously announced, the Municipality of Kincardine has committed to retain the business and to take appropriate steps to ensure its long-term viability for the benefit of our ratepayers.”