Chalk chic

Joanne Rice, one of the ‘Chalk Chics’ of Kitchener, draws a swashbuckling Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Rice was one of many artisans displaying their talents at the Point Clark lighthouse 150th anniversary party last weekend. (Kristen Shane photo)

Fund raiser feeds 500

There was great community support for a fund raising breakfast Saturday morning in Tiverton for the family of Rolf Huber and Debi Johnson.


Their son, three-year-old Lukas, died in a farm accident July 31.


The Tiverton Ladies Baseball league with help from Carmells Restaurant and many others hosted a breakfast Saturday morning at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre to raise funds for the family.


Judy Burger, owner of Carmells, said Monday that about 500 people were fed Saturday morning, raising almost $4,000.


Carmells closed for the morning and she and two cooks helped with the breakfast. Her suppliers also donated product for the breakfast.

Picketing pays (kind of)

By Kristen Shane

Shelagh Koberinski is breathing a sigh of relief this week. She no longer has to wear her bathing suit to work.

Last Tuesday, Koberinski, 47, had vowed to don her white string bikini and picket outside the tiny take-out restaurant she owns on the corner of Highway 9 and Bruce County Road 1 near Bervie, every day until the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) approved a sign permit for her new business.

She said she had applied June 12, almost nine weeks earlier, for permission to put up two signs on her property with the logo of her restaurant, Puddly’s Corner. One sign, in the restaurant’s gravel parking lot beside Highway 9, would be four feet by eight feet, and another, three feet by five feet, would be mounted on its roof.

Is the old town hall worth restoring?

51% (50 votes)
49% (49 votes)
Total votes: 99

Tiverton Reunion Parade

Kelly Robertson, left, and Kenneth Young, seated on the Decade Dignitaries float, represent Tiverton residents born in the 1970s and 1950s, respectively. See this week's print edition of The Independent for more reunion photos.

To restore, replace or renovate – Kincardine council faces arts centre decision

By Kristen Shane


The stage is set for an arts centre showdown at Kincardine council in the coming weeks. Councillors are divided over what to do with the existing Queen Street arts centre and whether to build a new one. At last Wednesday’s council meeting, they discussed the issue during two presentations on the subject.


In the municipality’s coffers sit $1 million in reserves earmarked for the construction of a new arts centre.


Ripley downtown development one step closer to construction

By Kristen Shane


A development that would see a host of new stores, a restaurant and 140 to 150 residential units built in a block of Ripley’s downtown is one step closer to starting construction next year.


Huron-Kinloss council approved two zoning bylaw amendments and an official plan amendment for the project at its July 27 planning advisory committee meeting.


The $10-million development is the idea of David Brown, a Toronto butcher and president of Meat Consultants International Inc.


Closed for holidays

The Kincardine Independent office will close for staff holidays on Wednesday, July 29. There will be no August 5 edition.

We will re-open Thursday, August 6, and the next Independent will be published August. 12. The website will be updated at that time, if not sooner.

What rain?

Although Kincardine recieved a lot of rain Saturday, it didnt stop people from showing up Saturday evening for the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band Parade. The weather man co-operated for the parade as Blinky and hundreds of fans march behind the band as it makes its way back to Victoria Park. (Eric Howald photo)

Bruce Power kills plans for Bruce C

By Kristen Shane


Bruce Power has scrapped plans to build Bruce C. Instead of adding up to four new nuclear reactors to its Bruce site, it will focus on refurbishing its existing Bruce A and B generating stations, the company announced last week.


It told national nuclear regulatory agencies that it was withdrawing its site license applications and shelving its environmental assessments for the Bruce build and its other proposed new nuclear site in Nanticoke, on the north shore of Lake Erie.