Boat owner making waves at Kincardine Marina

Only one boat sits moored to the north wall of Kincardine’s pier, but, that boat’s owner is causing big waves for the Kincardine Yacht Club, and big headaches for municipal staff.

Andy Robinson registered his boat for one night of dockage in the marina June 16. He paid the transient fee and was free to stay for the night. Since then, Robinson hasn’t moved his boat, or paid any money to stay. Last month, municipal staff, following its fee collection bylaw, delivered a letter and an invoice to Robinson, asking him to pay the $4,148.34 he owes in transient fees by Sept. 19.

“(CAO) John deRosenroll is making a personal attack against me,” Robinson told Kincardine council Sept. 17. “We have a marina that is 25 per cent empty and I can’t get a spot; blame that on bad management.”


October 1, 2008

FREDERICK WEBSTER

 

Frederick (Fred) E. Webster, Second World War veteran, died after a brief but valiant battle with cancer at University Hospital, London, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, with his wife of 58 years, Jean (Austin) Webster by his side.

Loved father of Anne (Peter) Barnes; Lee (Margaret) Webster; Susan (Lin) Peters; Stephen (Carrie) Webster; Norman Webster; and John (Joy) Webster.  Beloved grandfather of Susan, LeeAnne, Jacquie, Lee, Krista, Derek, Joshua, Mackenzie and Victor. Great grandfather to Ryan, Kayla, Megan, Cameron, Harley and Taya.


Kincardine artist has show at Billy Bishop Museum

Glen Urquhart works on his latest painting at his Kincardine studio. (Eric Howald photo)

Glen Urquhart started painting the air aces of the First World War about three years ago.

Then he realized that some veterans might be interested in seeing his paintings and he contacted the Billy Bishop Museum in Owen Sound a few months ago.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War, the museum will be mounting an exhibit of 15 to 20 portraits of aces from the air forces of Canada, the United States, England, France, Germany and Belgium. The show will run from Nov. 5 to 11.


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$5-million clinic proposal surprises council

Kincardine council received a shock Sept. 17 when preliminary plans for the medical clinic came in with a budget near $5-million.

Parkin Architects presented council with a plan that includes a 10,500 sq. ft addition to the existing clinic’s west side and a 4,200 sq. ft. pharmacy attached to the building’s south end. The approximate cost of the construction is $4.6-million, well above council’s expected cost for the project.

“I’m taken aback,” said councillor Guy Anderson. “We were thinking: let’s go for 10,000 sq. ft and about $2-million.”


Should the Kincardine hospital go it alone?

Yes
20% (1 vote)
No
80% (4 votes)
Total votes: 5

Knights bounce GDCI

Kait McDonnel fires a bounce pass through the legs of a GDCI defender Friday night in the opening game of the KDSS Senior Girls basketball tournament. The Knights went 3-1, winning the bronze medal game Saturday evening. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Good catch

Dane Griffith shows off his 12 pound Chinook salmon that he caught last Wednesday monring at the end of the north pier. (Eric Howald photo)


McGuinty tours Bruce Power

First visit as Premier

Duncan Hawthorne, president and CEO of Bruce Power, left, chats it up with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty during his tour of Bruce Power Monday Morning. (Kiel Edge photo)


Yes you Can!

Karyn Semple shows off her summer's work, 20 painted garbage canse, stacked at Connaught Parkk last week. This is Semple's second year painting cans for the municipality. She was paid $75 per can. The program is supported by a $2,000 grant from the municipality.