Council approves new landfill design

Kincardine council has agreed to spend an extra $100,000 to try and get an additional 10 years out of the Ward 2 landfill.

Conestoga Rovers and Associates presented council with an update on its work to expand the landfill site once Ward 1 reaches capacity in 2010. During its design of the new site, the engineers found a number of problems that could lead to problems down the road.

The initial plan called for a 30 acre landfill site to be put into use in the existing landfill. The site would be used with minimal excavation. Garbage would be placed directly on the existing ground surface, on a five degree slope. Due to the sand and silt soil, waste water would be washed away down the hill.

LHINs, board set Kincardine hospital's direction

The future of Kincardine’s hospital will be shaped jointly by the efforts of the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the board of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC).

LHINs are a not-for-profit crown agency set up by the Ontario government to work with local health providers. The LHINs are in charge of funding hospitals, but won’t allocate how care is provided in each hospital. LHINs are run by a nine-person board of directors, as well as a full staff.

Earlier this year, LHIN representatives met with each of the 20 hospitals in the south west region. Each hospital had to sign an accountability agreement with the LHIN that lays out funding and services requirements at each hospital until 2010.

Penetangore River gets poor rating from SVCA

The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority’s (SVCA) watershed report cards are out, and the news isn’t good for Kincardine.

Martha Nicol of the SVCA presented reports to council Nov. 12 on the two watersheds within the municipality’s borders – the Penetangore River watershed and the Lake Fringe watershed, which runs along the shore of Lake Huron.

The report cards were completed several months ago and contain letter grades for each watershed in a series of categories. The results were calculated over a five-year period, from 2002-2006.

“No water systems got an A (overall),” said Nicol. “That kind of surprised me.”

Dog missing after crash

A two-vehicle collision on Highway 9 east of Bervie in Kincardine Township Nov. 12 sent a Guelph woman to hospital.

South Bruce OPP say a 53-year-old Kincardine Township man was reversing his tractor-trailer into his driveway on Highway #9 when a westbound 2008 Altima driven by a Guelph woman, 67,ran into the side of the tractor-trailer.

The Nissan Altima received extensive front-end damage. The driver was transported to the Kincardine Hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

There were two dogs in the Nissan and one ran off and is yet to be located. The dog is a Miniature Collie named Kayleigh. She is white and light brown and was last seen near Tiverton.

Police are still assisting with the search of the dog and are requesting citizens to contact the South Bruce OPP if it is located.


Arrest made in Point Clark break-in

Early Friday morning, Nov. 14, members of the South Bruce and Huron County OPP Crime Units and Western Region Emergency Response Team arrested a Huron County man caught breaking into a tool shed and stealing gas and other items at an Amberley Beach Road address in Point Clark.

The 24-year-old man was held for a bail hearing Nov. 14 in Walkerton. Police are continuing their investigation with this man and other suspects in relation to numerous thefts and break and enters which have plagued the Point Clark area throughout this past summer.

Police encourage residents in that area to check their outbuildings as well as other cottages to see if other thefts have taken place.

If you find evidence of a break and enter at a home or cottage or if you have any other information, please contact the OPP at 519-396-3341.



Bulldogs dumped twice by Hawks

Kincardine still has a hold on first

The Walkerton Hawks are breathing down the necks of the Kincardine Bulldogs.

 The Hawks moved within striking distance of the first-place ‘Dogs by winning both games of a home-and-home weekend series between the clubs.

Kincardine's Ryan Armstrong, left,  and Brady Houston of the Walkerton Hawks, battle for the puck Saturday afternoon in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

The Bulldogs are still at the top of the Western Junior C League standings, but the gap between Kincardine and Walkerton is down to one point.

Midget girls dump Normanby

After jumping to an early lead, the Kincardine midget rep girls hockey team cruised to a 6-2 win over Normanby Township Thursday night at the Davidson Centre.

A Kincardine forward has a wide open net after a Cayly Bellan rebound pops out to the top of the crease during the second period of midget girls hockey action last week. (Josh Howald photo)

The Kinucks scored three goals in the first eight minutes of the game to take control of this contest from the start. Kincardine, who dropped one preseason game and won a tournament in St. Mary’s, is now 3-2 in regular season play.

Coming off a 2-1 loss to Mount Forest, Cayly Bellan gave the Kinucks the start they were looking for.

Fair Trade Craft Show

Ruth Shane, right, discusses a sale with Agnes White, left, at the Fair Trade Craft Show Saturday morning at the Kincardine Library. Retired teachers from Huron Heights Public School organized the show, which featured crafts from Third World artisans. Proceeds from the show go directly to the artisans, providing them with income for housing, food, education and health care. The trade shows are run under the auspices of Ten Thousand Villages Canada, a non-profit program of the Mennonite Central Committee. The Kincardine show was well attended. (Eric Howald photo)

Curbing abuse in workplace, community

A new Women’s House campaign is stressing education and abuse prevention across Grey and Bruce Counties.

Colleen Purdon of Women’s House made a presentation to Kincardine council Nov. 5 outlining the organization’s Neighbours, Friends and Families program.

Using models developed by the Ontario Government, Women’s House outlines the warning signs of abuse and the important role played by those closest to the victims and abusers.

“Working together we can make a difference,” Purdon said. “You don’t have to deal with this by yourself. There is help available in this community.”

Secord collection a bonanza for civil war researcher

When it comes to medical kits from the American Civil War, the exhibit at the Walker House in Kincardine “is the gold mine. It’s worth its weight in gold,” says a U.S. history buff.

Les Buell has been involved in Civil War re-enactments since 1989 and has been researching the medical aspect of the war since 1992.

In March, he will be speaking at the Society of Civil War Surgeons’s conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One of his subjects will be the late Dr. Solomon Secord, a Kincardine surgeon who served with the Confederate Army.

That’s why Buell was in Kincardine for a couple of days last week.