Connecting the dots

Council rejects West Ridge plan

Final say rests with Ontario Municipal Board

Kincardine council has spoken out against the proposed West Ridge on the Lake development along the lakeshore, but the final decision on the project now rests with the Ontario Municipal Board.

Last July, council turned down a plan of subdivision for an 852-unit development on 77 acres between Hartwick Lane and Wickham Cove Lane, west of Bruce County Rd. 23. That plan, which was lacking several key reports, called for the construction of 304 single-detached dwellings, 60 semi-detached homes and 488 multi-family units.

The plan was brought back to council March 11. The developers have gone to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to appeal the Official Plan, and the board wanted council to hold a public meeting to cement the municipality’s position on the subdivision plan and accept public comment.

Kincardine man arrested

A 24-year-old Kincardine man has been arrested and is being held for bail, says the South Bruce OPP.

The arrest comes as the result of an investigation into an assault at a residence along Queen Street in Kincardine early Sunday.

Police removed roadblocks on Queen Street between Lambton and Durham Market at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. At about the same investigating officers and a SWAT team cleaned up their gear in and behind an apartment that is located just a few doors to the north of Harbour Street. 

Police say they appreciate the co-operation and the patience shown by the publlic.

Anyone with more infomration that can assist police is asked to call the South Bruce OPP at 519-396-3341 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Street blocked to all traffic

Police have Queen Street blocked at Lambton early Sunday morning.

Lock down

Bystanders watch from the roof of the Royal apartments on Harbour Street Sunday as the drama unfolds in downtown Kincardine.

Kincardine locked down

12:30 p.m. The South Bruce OPP have had downtown Kincardine in lockdown mode since 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police cars have the main street blocked off between Lambton and Durham Market. A swat team is in the alley way between the Royal apaqrtments on Harbour St. and the stores on the west side of Queen Street.

Police will only say they are investigating an assualt at a downtown apartment.

More news later.


Bowled over

The Kincardine Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization held its annual Bowl for Kids Sake event at the Bruce Bowling Lanes over the weekend. Huron Heights Public School was one of many groups to enter teams in the popular event. Student Anna Miller was one of the participants, as she closely watches a shot head down the land Saturday afternoon. The event raised $28,021. (Kiel Edge photo)

Pucker up

Huron Heights principal Paul Hambleton was dressed in his finest clothes last Wedensday to make good ona promise he made to students. If the school sold 100 yearbooks, he agred to kiss a pig. After the students sold approximately 130, he puckered up with Petunia at a special assembly. (Kiel Edge photo)

Provincial gold for Young

KDSS swimmer wins OFSAA title

Steve Young swims the Individual Medley faster than any high school student in Ontario.

The Grade 12 Kincardine District Secondary School student set a new personal best en route to a gold medal winning performance Wednesday in Etobicoke.

Young, initially seeded third in the IM,  swam the 100-metre IM in 1:06.24.

Steve Young shows off his OFSAA gold medal Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre pool. (Josh Howald photo)

“As soon as I finished I looked up and saw Lane 4, first place,” said Young Thursday. “Then I started celebrating. I didn’t actually even find out my time until hours later.”

Town dump will close in 2010

Land may be used for dog park

Kincardine’s future dog park might be a real dump.

Council decided Mar. 5 that the Ward 1 landfill will close when it reaches capacity and plans show the property could be used as a recreation area for dog walkers or toboganners.

Jim Yardley of Conestoga Rovers and Associates told council his company considered seven options when looking at the future of the site. The engineers looked at the service level and environmental impact of each option, as well as the costs, before making a decision.

The two options that made the most sense were either a complete closure of the site or setting up a yard waste pick up site at the location. In the end, public works recommended the site be completely closed.