One charged in passing crash

A Saugeen Shores man was charged after a two-car crash on Highway 21, Bruce Twp. on July 16.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of the crash at 3:48 p.m. They arrived on the scene to discover that both vehicles had been driving north on Highway 21, when a white Jeep attempted to pass a black Nissan 370. The Jeep struck the Nissan when it moved back into the northbound lane to avoid a southbound vehicle. The driver of the Jeep, a 43-year-old man, was charged with attempting to pass when roadway not clear.

There were no injuries reported at the scene.

Lions host exchange students

From left, Jeannette Fleischer, Isabel Maria Ximinez, Karolina Kahankova, Alexandra Abein, Damir Delamaric and Diane Simpson shared their first impressions of Bruce County, and Canada, with the Independent's Barb McKay. Don't miss the full story in this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent! (Barb McKay photo)

KSMF faculty members are Juno winners

Music festival to run Aug. 3 to 16

By Barb McKay

Kincardine Summer Music Festival (KSMF) faculty members have received national recognition.


Guitarist Mike Rud and bass player Mike Downes were awarded Juno Awards this past spring in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Rud won the Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for Notes on Montreal with vocalist Sienna Dahlen and Mike Downes won Traditional Jazz Album of the Year for Ripple Effect.


Inverhuron to host mountain bike bonanza

Arrow Racing Team and community supporters are hosting a Mountain Bike Bonanza at the Inverhuron Mountain Bike Park on July 27.


Riders are invited to bring their bike and helmet for a free fun filled day.


Missed a spot!

Mackenzie Deer gets her car cleaned up by firefighter Seamus Small at the car wash fundraiser run by the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Departrment in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Kincardine and District. (Barb McKay photo)

Man arrested in break-and-enters

A 38-year-old man has been charged in connection to several break-and-enters in Kincardine.

Numerous homes and businesses, many in the downtown core, have been victimized in the past two months. Last Tuesday afternoon, South-Bruce OPP officers made an arrest stemming from that investigation, which was being assisted by the South-Bruce OPP Crime Unit.

A 38-year-old Lucknow man has been charged with three counts of break and enter, as well as one count of breach of probation. He was held in custody pending the results of a show cause hearing that was scheduled for July 9 at 2 p.m.

The South-Bruce OPP continues to investigate the break-ins, and request anyone with information that could be of use to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to, where you might be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Provincial funding earmarked for rural natural gas projects

By Barb McKay


The race is on to complete a natural gas business case now that the province has announced significant funding for infrastructure.


Councillor Guy Anderson told Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday that he had learned that Premier Kathleen Wynne had announced that the Ontario government has earmarked $135 billion for infrastructure over the next decade. Anderson said Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal had further revealed that a large portion of the money would go to extending natural gas service to rural areas.

Mock disaster puts emergency personnel to the test

By Barb McKay


Smoke spewed from the cockpit of a small aircraft as it came to rest in the field beside Kincardine airport’s main runway.



Shelbi-Lynne McLelland of Kincardine is carried to safety by South-Bruce OPP Cst. Kevin Martin, left, and deputy fire chief Mike Moore during the MedLINCS mock disaster last Wednesday. (Barb McKay photo)


Concerns continue over Armow Wind agreement

Deputy mayor says agreement has many positives

By Barb McKay


A Kincardine resident says the municipality has essentially gagged itself by agreeing to the terms in a development agreement with SP Armow Wind.


Karen Breitbach told Kincardine council last Wednesday that it disrespected the residents who live within the Armow Wind Project area by not informing them about the contents of the agreement prior to signing it.


Cops still seek witnesses in crash

The South-Bruce OPP is still trying to track down the driver involved in a June 26 crash that seriously injured a local man.

Arnie Clifford, who was cycling on Concession 12, Huron Twp. just before 9 p.m. on June 26, continues to recover in hospital while police appealed to the public hoping to find witnesses to the crash.

Police were called to the crash scene at 8:57 p.m., and upon arrival discovered the involved vehicle was not at the scene. Clifford was airlifted to hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Police initially said they were looking for the driver of a transport truck with a trailer. With help from the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Unit, they have narrowed down the suspect vehicle.