Drama at RVilla

A 27-year-old North Huron Twp. man is facing several charges after attempting to get into the R Villa seniors home in Ripley.

Just after 7 a.m. on April 16, the South-Bruce OPP received a report of a suspicious male who had tried to enter the Park St. retirement residence. Officers arrived and arrested the man without incident.

The man was charged with mischief, possessing break-in tools, possessing a controlled substance and breach of probation. He was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing that was scheduled for April 18.

Student creates impressive display

Lindsay Glover, left, is presented with a gift certificate by Charlene Wilson of the KDSS Home and School Association. For the full story on Glover's piece, which will be displayed permanently at the school, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Charge in school bus incident

It took nearly a month, but the South-Bruce OPP finally caught up with a driver who passed a stopped school bus on Bruce County Road 23 in Kincardine Twp.

On March 29 at 8:11 a.m., police received a report of a grey Toyota driving past a stopped school bus. The investigation culminated April 23 with a charge being laid.

A 34-year-old woman from Calgary, Alberta was charged with failing to stop for a school bus.

Veteran cop crashes cruiser

A veteran South-Bruce OPP officer was involved in a single vehicle crash at 10 a.m., April 19.

A press release issued by the police said a marked OPP cruiser had been travelling west when it left the road and entered the ditch near the intersection of Bruce County Road 20 and Tie Road in Bruce Twp. The driver of the police car, a South-Bruce OPP officer for the last 12 years, was treated for minor injuries at hospital.

The release did not identify the officer. It did, however, say that an investigation into the crash is ongoing.

There was no estimate on the damage caused to the police cruiser provided.



Wet rabbits

The weather didn't stop the Easter bunny from hiding hundreds of eggs in Victoria Park Saturday morning for a massive crowd of youngsters at teh annual Rotary Easter Egg Hunt. Annabelle Dent, 5, and sister Roasie, 1, show off their loot. (Barb McKay photo)

Get your home off the road, says council

Property owner forced to remove house sitting on road allowance - for last 70 years

By Barb McKay

A McDonald Avenue property owner will be forced to either tear down her home or move it farther back on the property before the municipality takes on a road re-alignment project next year.

For nearly 70 years, the home at 954 McDonald Ave. has been sitting entirely on the municipal road allowance. But it wasn’t until just recently, when the Municipality of Kincardine began making plans to reconstruct and re-align the intersection of McDonald and Broadway Street that it became a cause of concern.

 Youth council looks to put its mark on the Kincardine Reunion

By Barb McKay

A youth-friendly event is being considered for the 2018 Old Boys/Old Girls Reunion.

Kincardine BIA downtown development manager Rick Clarke was the guest speaker at last week’s Kincardine Youth Council meeting, where the discussion turned to incorporating activities for youth into Kincardine’s major events. The council members said most community events have activities for young children and adults, but very little for those between the ages of 12 and 18.

“There are a lot of festivals, but there isn’t a lot for youth,” said council member Brooklyn Lampi.

“It would be nice if the Scottish Festival was more inclusive for youth,” said fellow council member Andrew McKay, who pointed to the age of majority restrictions for the evening concerts.

Egg chaos

This was the scene Saturday at the annual Rotary Easter Egg Hunt at Victoria Park in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)

 Condo development planned for Durham Street

By Barb McKay

A condominium development on Durham Street has received the green light from the Municipality of Kincardine council.

Leah Barrie, a municipal planner for the County of Bruce, presented an application to council during its meeting last Wednesday to rezone a large property on Durham Street, across from the Davidson Centre, to accommodate 25 condo units. Property owners Hugh and Janey Campbell have converted the existing farm house on the property into a duplex and are now planning to create a high-end condominium development.

Kincardine fire department completes PTSD prevention plan

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department has completed a plan that will help prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for its members who encounter stressful and traumatic incidents on the job.