Thieves hit several Point Clark cottages

The South Bruce OPP are investigating several break-ins in the Point Clark area between Oct. 14 and Oct. 20.

The front door of a cottage on Rosinke Street was kicked in and liquor was stolen from the residence.

A cottage and detached garage on Lake Range Drive were broken into and ransacked.

On Huron Road, a cottage and two garages were vandalized. The culprits kicked in the doors and ransacked the buildings.

Police say they are trying to gather information about property taken in the break-ins.

Anyone with information regarding the break-ins is asked to call the South Bruce OPP (519-396-3341) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477).


Cops nab 25 drivers in speed trap

Police charged 25 drivers in less than three hours Friday morning on Queen Street North.

South-Bruce OPP set up a radar enforcement after receiving complaints about speeding on the stretch of road. Local cops have been using a speed recording sign to monitor traffic in the area, and information confirmed the stretch of road was a problem area.

Between 6:30 a.m.  and 8 a.m., 25 speeding charges were laid.

The highest speed recorded using the sign was 118 km/hr in 50 km/hr zone, and the highest recorded speed during the blitz was 94 km/hr.

Three people were charged under the new racing legislation, meaning their licence and vehicle is taken for seven days. Driving more than 50 km.hr over the posted limit constitutes racing.


Macpherson Park named after nine-time mayor

It’s Tiny Tot Park no more.

After more than four years of prodding municipal staff and local government, the Macpherson family stood Friday beside a new sign carrying the park’s proper name.

“I’m very happy with this sign,” said Mary (Macpherson) Culbert. “I’m especially pleased with the design. It’s lovely.”

The Macpherson family’s latest efforts to publicize the park’s history - a letter in The Independent – resulted in the new sign, which the municipality put up last week. The new sign sits just off Lambton Street, at the entrance to the playground.


Keep an eye on that sow

From the Middle Ages until the early 1800s in Europe, animals were often charged with criminal offences such as murder and ended up in court.

Indeed, there were lawyers who made a living in Europe defending animals, says Dr. Jacqueline Faubert, a professor of criminology at Simon Fraser University.

There are two theories as to why animals were charged. The Bible, for example, says that animals can be possessed. The other explanation is that charging a person’s animal is society’s way of sending a message to the animal’s owner. Hanging a man’s pig, for example, would be quite onerous to his family as the pig would provide food for the winter.

Although animals could end up in court, they likely had more rights then they have today, says Faubert who moved to Kincardine last year.

Faubert, who has always been interested in history was the guest speaker at the Walker House Tuesday of last week.


Nose for the net

Matt Helm fires a shot that eludes Sacred Heart’s goalkeeper Tuesday afternoon. Ellis’ goal was  the first of the game in a 4-2 KDSS win over the visiting SHHS Crusaders. (Josh Howald photo)


Dogs pound Patriots 9-2

Blake Underwood and Tim Dwinnell combined for 12 points as the Kincardine Bulldogs pounded Mount Forest 9-2 Friday night on the road.

 

Underwood had hattrick for the 'Dogs and added three helpers, while Dwinnell scored twice and picked up four assists.

 

Devin Kemp, Dave Chessell, Ben Larsen and recent pick-up Brock Spencer each scored once in the win.

 

George Grammanopolous stopped 14 shots to earn his second win in goal for the first place Bulldogs, who improve to 7-0-1 on the season.

 


Points not a problem

The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team put a royal beating on Saugeen District last week.

The Knights amassed an incredible 76 points in Wednesday afternoon’s affair, which they won by more than 50 points.

Jessica Quinn grabs possession of the ball as she collides with a Saugeen District Secondary School player during BAA basketball action Wednesday afternoon at the high school. The lady Knights pounded the visiting Royals 76-24. (Josh Howald photo)

It was 34-10 for Kincardine at the half, and it ended a lopsided 76-24.

The score actually could have been worse.


Bottle drive

Kincardine Beaver Mattew Bushell, 6, holds a box of cans ready for collection during Saturday's Scouts bottle drive in the Foodland parking lot. (Kiel Edge photo)


Grant money sparks spending spree

The municipality of Kincardine should see a rash of new projects underway thanks to a $721,784 grant from the Ontario Government.

Councillors and senior staff have selected seven projects to fund with the cash – given out through the Investing in Ontario Act Grant Program. At its Oct. 16 meeting, council hammered out a list of suitable projects from a shopping list of capital projects.

The largest chunk of cash – approximately $250,000 - will go to the Huron Terrace Bridge project. Kincardine is on the hook for $1.2-million of its total cost, and the grant will help to soften the blow on the 2009 capital budget.

“We’ve got a good spread of money going throughout the municipality,” said councillor Ken Craig. “This is a big project.”


Let's get to the facts

Councillor Ken Craig stated I was a bad guy for slagging CAO John DeRosenroll and he didn’t want any part of my discussion to Kincardine council.

Craig wanted a public position so he should stand up when the going gets tough. This is the same guy that stood in my living room and stated in front of a group of us that he couldn't wait for a health study on wind turbines because he had $30,000 coming his way from lease agreements.

Is council refusing to look at the bylaws in front of it, forcing me to legal action? This is how residents are treated in this community. No open discussion, just do as we say!