Bruce Power observes Day of Mourning

Bruce Power staff and its trade unions took time out of their days Tuesday to pay tribute to workers who were injured or killed on the job.

The Grey-Bruce Labour Council organized a ceremony Tuesday morning at the Bruce site to mark the annual Day of Mourning. This year marked the event’s 25th anniversary.

“It reminds us of how easy life can be lost when we fail to keep safety at the (forefront) of our minds,” said John McManus, the manager of OPG’s Nuclear Waste Management division.

Bruce Power President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne, left, and John Suager of the Bruce A Restart carry the wreath during the annual Day of Mourning ceremony at Bruce Power Tuesday. (Kiel Edge photo)

Whalers grab Meurs at 13

Ripley teen a first round pick

Garrett Meurs is headed for Plymouth.

The Ripley teenager was a first round pick, 13th overall, in Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

“Not bad,” laughed Meurs early Saturday afternoon. “It’s pretty exciting.”

Ripley’s Garret Meurs was selected by the Plymouth Whalers Saturday morning in the OHL Priority Selection. (Josh Howald photo)

April 29, 2009



Tara Andrea Chatham, of Ripley, died suddenly on Sunday, April 19, 2009, in her 38th year.

She was the beloved daughter of John and Pat Chatham, and the dear sister of Brent (Joanna) Chatham and aunt of Jacob, all of Ripley.

She is survived by her grandmothers Gwen Einarson and Helen Chatham; as well as by several aunts and uncles: Ginny (Bob) Brown, Ken (Laura) Einarson, Charlene Purchase, Elisabeth Vezina (Gary King), Louise Safford (Larry Reeves), William Chatham and Andrew Chatham.

Home and Garden Show a hit

Marie Wilson, right, of Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) answers a query from Vas Farkavec of Ayton on the deep geological repository for OPG's low and intermediate level waste. The NWMO had one of the many booths ar the Kincardine Home and Garden Show, held Saturday and Sunday at the Davidson Centre. (Eric Howald photo)

ACGO made no beer recommendations

Decision had been made, says Murray

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (ACGO) disputes remarks made by Deb Cote in last week’s Independent .

Cote, chair of the Tiverton Reunion Committee, told The Independent last week that the use of cans was recommended by ACGO.

Lisa Murray, head of ACGO media relations, says the liquor board made no such recommendations.

“The license is without condition,” said Murray in a telephone interview Thursday morning. “Our people were told the committee had already made the decision and had decided to go with cans. We didn’t tell them that.”

Twp. woman dies in crash

A 38-year-old Kincardine township woman is dead following a two-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon.

Tara Chatham died at the scene of the crash at the intersection of the South Line and Bruce County Road 7..

South Bruce OPP say Betty Hayes, a 73-year-old Kinloss Township woman, was westbound on the South Line, and failed to yield to the Chatham vehicle which was southbound on County Road 7. The accident happened at 2:26 p.m.

Hayes was taken to the Kincardine hospital by ambulance where she was treated and released.

Clean sweep

With spring in the air, many Kincardine residents were out around the municipality taking part in clean-up activities. At Elgin Market Public School, parents and staff, including Abby Shields, 3, left, and Justin Shields, 5, spent Saturday morning cleaning the school yard and preparing the property for the arrival of new playground equipment this week. (Kiel Edge photo)

Boat launch

It's that time of year again. Kincardine Yacht Club volunteers were busy last weekend as they began lifitng boats into the Kincardine harbour Saturday morning. (Kiel Edge photo)

the joys of travel

Easter in Regina.

What could be more fun?

Dana and I flew out early last week from Toronto to see our new granddaughter, who turned three weeks of age this past Saturday.

While waiting in the check-in line at the airport, the fellow behind us struck up a conversation.

He grew up in Halifax  but moved to Saskatoon two years ago to accept a job. He said Saskatchewan is booming with workers coming in from all parts of the world. He can't understand why the government doesn't buy a few plane tickets for unemployed workers in Ontario and down east to allow them to head west to find work.

Appeal halts construction

An appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board is holding up the hotel construction at the intersection of Highways 9 and 21.

“We have stopped work on the site,” said Gord Harris of DHC Developing Ltd., which is in charge of the construction project.

“For now anyways,” he added Wednesday afternoon.

He said DHC is waiting on an OMB decision on an appeal launched by a neighbouring property.

The OMB’s Karen Kotzen confirmed that a hearing had been held Feb. 25, but couldn’t comment on the specifics of the case. The paperwork was apparently with the OMB judge who will rule on the case.

Harris declined to comment on the nature of the appeal.