Acne-faced youth tries purse snatch

South Bruce OPP officers are on the lookout for a teenage boy after an attempted purse snatching in downtown Kincardine.
A 59-year-old woman left her Queen Street home Aug. 12 at approximately 8:30 p.m. As she walked, a young man attempted to steal her purse from behind. The suspect pushed her to the ground, but couldn’t make off with the purse.

The attack left the victim with minor injuries. The suspect fled immediately. Police describe the boy as 15-16 years of age, with acne on his face. He was wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt, baggie blue jeans and new white running shoes at the time of the attack.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attack, or seen anyone of that description is asked to call the South Bruce OPP or Crimestoppers.


Cancer survivor Wendy Betts holds her son Myles as they round the Davidson Centre track during the Survivors Victory Lap Friday night. The lap kick­started Kincardine's third annual Relay for Life. (Kiel Edge photo)



Redheads Unite!

Kincardine's redheads turned up in droves to Station Beach Aug. 2 to be in this photo. Organizer Sandy Henderson said this is the third consecutive reunion that has included a redhead photo. (Kristen Shane photo)

Meeting planned to map out hospital's future

Kincardine council is setting up a meeting with various levels of government, medical staff and hospital administrators to help map out the future of Kincardine's hospital more clearly.

Councillor Ron Hewitt came up with the idea to hold a meeting. Most councillors spoke in favour of the meeting after hearing a delegation asking for council's support to fight the proposed physiotherapy changes.

Sylvia Stepnow arranged for a delegation to address council on the concerns of residents and medical staff over the move to privatized physiotherapy. Stepnow said the community has spoken and believes it is time for council to stand up for its residents.
"Listen with your minds but also with your hearts," she said. "Let us know you'll do something for us."
Patt Lowry spoke as an affected resident. She said the move will affect those without health insurance, or those without a way to travel to Walkerton for appointments.

Student returns to festival on the other side of the music stand

Bradley Reid, 13, practises his scottish fiddle for teacher Kim Lake last week at the Kincardine Summer Music Festival. (Kristen Shane photo)


Inverhuron fires concern chief

A series of small fires in the south end of Inverhuron Provincial Park have Kincardine's fire chief worried.
Kincardine fire fighters have responded to a pair of fire calls in the area of Inverhuron Provincial Park near Rainbow Bridge since July 29. While investigating these fires, fire crews also discovered evidence of three other small fires.

"Our biggest worry is if someone is trying to get a fire going, or just playing with fire," says fire chief Jamie MacKinnon. "Our concern is to the residents in the area. A larger fire could make it (hard to warn residents quickly)."

The first fire, on July 29, burned a 20­square foot area of the brush. The fires have all been started in areas well off the established trails.

MacKinnon and his staff met with South Bruce OPP officers last week to discuss the problem. The two agencies wanted to warn the public about the dangers and also hoped to discourage the suspect from starting any more fires.

Winning fish 17.13 pounds

Joe Freiburger of St. Clement's is the winner of the 2008 Chantry Chinook Classic fish derby. Freiburger reeled in a trout weighing 17.13 pounds (lb.) to claim the 2008 title.

The largest trout weighed in at 13.56 lb., caught by Southampton's Steve Lightfoot on Monday, Aug. 4.
Tiverton's Rozaline Evans won the Kincardine Weigh Station's Ladies Day event with a 6.11 lb. chinook salmon.

Ripley's David Hyman won Kincardine's Senior Day with his catch - a 12.96 lb. salmon. Hyman, the 2007 derby winner, also had the best local finish in the derby. His 13.38 lb. salmon was good for 11th spot among all competitors.

Drunk stops bus

A Kincardine man was taken to hospital Aug. 2 after using his body to stop a bus.
The 23­year­old ran out in front of a reunion bus on Princes Street in an attempt to hitch a ride. The bus driver was unable to stop before running into the man.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital with non­life threatening injuries. He faces charges for public intoxication as a result of the incident.

How do you feel about public drinking at Old Boys Reunion?

There should be zero tolerance
67% (2 votes)
There should be public drinking areas
33% (1 vote)
It should be permitted during special events
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3

Reunion Spirit

Grace Robertson shows off her reunion spirit with a temporary tattoo. The reunion tattoos were popular at Sunday's Family Fun Day at Station Beach. (Josh Howald photo)