Frozen pipes?

Any Kincardine residents who have frozen pipes are being offered bottled water by the municipality.

Simply go to the Kincardine Fire Station at 127 Mahood Johnston Drive weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to pick up vouchers for cases of bottled water from Sobeys or No Frills in Kincardine. At this time, the municipality is supplying up to seven cases of bottled water per household.

Also, any residents left without water may use the shower facilities at the Davidson Centre, if required.


Wingham wins Game 6, series

Edge out Bulldogs in Kincardine

The Western Junior C League final will feature the Walkerton Hawks and the Wingham Ironmen.

Kincardine defenceman Michael Osadca made a great play to strip Jeremy Ross of a breakaway here, but in the end, the Wingham Ironmen defeated Kincardine 3-2 tonight in Game 6 to earn a spot in the Western Junior C League final against Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Ironmen punched their ticket to the league final earlier tonight with a narrow 3-2 win over the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs in Game 6 at the Davidson Centre.

Holdyn Lansink took a centring pass from Kiefer McInnes and fired a wrister off the crossbar with 6:51 to play in tonight's game. The goal snapped a 2-2 tie in an entertaining battle betwween Wingham and Kincardine tonight, and held up as the game winner.


Winter wonderland

It may have been bitterly cold last week, but at least the sun was shining at times, giving us moments like this on Thursday in Geddes Park in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)


Municipality urges residents to run taps

Lengthy wait times for restored water service

By Barb McKay

Kincardine properties that experience frozen water pipes could wait more than a week before water service is restored.

 

This is the warning that was issued by the municipality Monday after temperatures that dipped below -20 degrees Celsius led to a slew of frozen pipelines across Kincardine. A public notice issued by CAO Murray Clarke reported that the municipality is experiencing a large number of frozen services and crews are only able to respond to five properties per day. Current wait times to pipes thawed and service restored exceeds one week.

 


Bragg Communications ready to renegotiate Bruce Telecom sale

By Barb McKay

The owners of Eastlink are ready to return to the table to re-open talks about the sale of Bruce Telecom.

 

Mayor Anne Eadie announced during Kincardine’s council meeting last Wednesday that she had spoken with officials at Bragg Communications the previous Friday.

 

“They are interested in trying to renegotiate a deal if the issues with the Competition Bureau can be dealt with and some parameters can be worked around.”

 


Access gate debate put on hold

 

By Barb McKay

 

If the gates at Upper Lorne Beach Road are to be opened to the public during poor winter weather, it won’t happen this winter.

 


PREDC exploring regional opportunities after municipality terminates contract

By Barb McKay

After losing its contract with the Municipality of Kincardine, the Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC) is expanding its reach to neighbouring municipalities.

 

In a report to media last week, PREDC executive director Ron Coristine said the organization continues to pursue initiatives related to economic development not only in Kincardine but in other areas of Bruce County. The corporation’s contract with Kincardine officially ends March 12.

 


Sweet treat

Students at St. Anthony's School in Kincardine enjoyed pancakes and fresh fruit for lunch to mark Shrove Tuesday last week. Sadie Chisholm, 6, digs in to her flapjacks in Mrs. Palmer's and Ms. Hamilton's JK/SK class. (Barb McKay photo)


School bus backs into car

Luckily, nobody was injured in a collision between a motor vehicle and a school bus full of students Monday morning in Kincardine.

At approximately 8:24 a.m., the South-Bruce OPP was advised of the collision between a school bus and a Pontiac Vibe on Durham Street in Kincardine.

The driver of a First Canada school bus, carrying 17 students between the ages of four and 10, had missed a turn onto MacKendrick Street, stopped, then reversed the bus. As a result, it collided with the front end of a 2009 Pontiac Vibe driven by a 30-year-old Kincardine woman.

The Pontiac sustained moderate damage as a result of the collision.

The driver of the school bus, a 59-year-old old Goderich man, was issued a provincial notice for start from stopped position - not in safety, under the Highway Traffic Act.


Airport house to be demolished

By Barb McKay

The house at Kincardine’s municipal airport will be torn down, but not before the fire department makes good use of it.