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.

Cold summer weather puts a chill on business, farming

By Kristen Shane


Grey clouds loom over Kincardine’s downtown. At 18 degrees, the late July weather feels like a nice day in September. Of the few people striding the sidewalks, some wear windbreakers and long-sleeved shirts.


Inside Stedmans V&S, Gary Lambert gestures to five stacks of plastic sand shovels and pails in his storage room. Any other year at this time, “Most of this would have been gone,” he says.


But this year is different. In Wiarton, one of the closest Environment Canada weather stations to Kincardine, the average mean temperature in July was only 16 degrees, two and a half degrees below normal, according to Environment Canada meteorologist Peter Kimbell.

Mitchell man leads derby

Harry VanMoorsel of Mitchell was on top of the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby leader board as of Monday morning.

VanMoorsel brought in a 16.58 lb salmon to the Kincardine weight station just before noon on Sunday. Peter Koenig of Port Elgin sits in second place after catching a 14.64 lb salmon Saturday morning.

J. Trepanier of Kincardine had the fifth place fish, while Martin Miller was holding down the 10th place spot. Ken McClement was the other local angler on the board in 17th place.

Jack Wood of Drayton was leading the trout competition after bringing in a 10.72 lb lake trout Sunday evening. Kincardine’s Wayne Vance sat in second place with a 9.94 lb catch Saturday.

Nice get!

Justin Maccabe, 7, was working on his stroke Wednesday afternoon at the tennis courts in Kincardine. Maccabe, from London, was visiting relatives in town for the week. (Josh Howald photo)

Party time

Bruce Power held its annual Beach Party Saturday evening at Reunion Park in Kincardine. Hundreds of people flocked to the beach area for the activities which were capped off by an impressive fireworks display from the north pier at dusk. (Katy Stewart photo)

Grant will promote Point Clark lighthouse

A $20,300 grant from the federal ministry of Canadian Heritage and Official languages will be used to promote the 150th anniversary of the Point Clark lighthouse.


Huron Bruce MP Ben Lobb presented the money to the Friends of the Point Clark Lighthouse Monday morning.


Members of the Friends of the Lighthouse accept a cheque for $20,300 from MP Ben Lobb Monday morning. From left are Jan Kelly, Lobb, Keith Kelly, Danielle Pilon, Stacey Courtney and Huron-Kinloss mayor Mitch Twolan. (Eric Howald photo)



Steelback decision disappoints Kraemer

The decision by Steelback Brewery to pull out of Kincardine is a big disappointment, says Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer.


“I can’t speak for council,” he said Monday morning, but Steelback has been a strong asset to the community, the Chamber of Commerce and Tiverton. The company has poured a lot of money into the community.


A week ago Monday as the Independent was going to press, CEO Jonathon Sherman said the number of employees at the brewery had been cut from 15 to four and that president Ian MacDonald was leaving the company. He blamed the layoffs on the economy and slumping beer sales.


Alcombrack dealt to Corpus Christi

By Josh Howald

Kincardine’s Jeff Alcombrack has been traded to the Corpus Christi IceRays.

Alcombrack was dealt from the Memphis RiverKings to Corpus Christi for Nicolas Banchard last Monday, said IceRays General Manager Pat Dunn.

Kincardine's Jeff Alcombrack will suit up for Corpus Christi of the Central Hockey League this season. (File photo)

Temporary solution a waste of money

Tiverton residents want water problem fixed

By Eric Howald


King Street residents in Tiverton want the Municipality of Kincardine to stop water running from the road onto their properties.


Armed with a 53-name petition, Ed Roberts of the Tiverton District Ratepayers Association said residents want a new sidewalk replaced with a curb and sidewalk and storm drainage work at a cost of $58,000.


Another issue is safety, he said, as vehicles often end up on the sidewalk.


Mock disaster helps students, EMS workers

By Josh Howald

Disaster struck Wednesday morning in Kincardine.

Luckily, it was a mock disaster.

A member of the Kincardine Fire Department comforts Danielle Parsons as he assesses injuries to Jared Kerr Wednesday morning at the MedQUEST mock disaster at the former P.U.C. building in Kincardine. MedQUEST students acted as victims in a school explosion in order to job shadow emergency services workers and test Kincardine's preparedness for a real disaster. (Josh Howald photo)