Welcome to the Ripley Fall Fair!

Bethany Wilken was crowned Ambassador of the Ripley Fall Fair Friday night at the fairgrounds in the village. It was a busy weekend in Ripley - for a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of the Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Kayaker recovered

The South-Bruce OPP recovered the body of a 60-year-old kayaker from Saugeen Shores on Thursday.

Police said David Counsell was reported missing in the waters of Lake Huron between Chantry Island and the Saugeen Shores beach at about 2 p.m. three days earlier (Sept. 19).

Pick-up truck stolen in town

Police are investigating the theft of a pick-up truck last Monday morning in Kincardine.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of the theft from a residence in the 200 block of Harbour Street. The truck was stolen at some point between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. that day. The truck is a black Chevrolet Silverado with the licence plate 761 2XP. There was no estimate of the truck's value made available.

'Dogs will be first to meet Swiss

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will be the first of six Canadian Provincial Junior Hockey League teams to take on EHC Dubendorf of Switzerland.

Energy Minister makes first trip to Bruce Power

Pledges support to nuclear industry

By Josh Howald

The Hon. Glenn Thibeault might be new on the job, but Ontario's Minister of Energy knows what runs Ontario.

Thibeault visited Bruce Power Friday. After a tour of Bruce B, he pledged continued government support for Bruce Power and the nuclear industry in general. Specifically, he threw the government behind the refurbishment of ten nuclear units over the next 15 years between the Bruce and Darlington sites.


One of 70 competitors catches a wave at Station Beach Sunday morning at the West Shore Huron Surf Classic presented by Billabong. For the full story, dont`miss this week`s print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Municipality to undertake massive water and waste water study

By Barb McKay

A water and wastewater master plan is being undertaken to prepare for future growth in the Municipality of Kincardine, but not everyone around the municipal council table agrees with the scope of the plan.

The plan will determine what the municipality’s short-term and long-term needs are for servicing, with a more direct focus on areas surrounding Tiverton; Kincardine, including land east of the hospital and the Highways 9 and 21 business park; the lakeshore area from Inverhuron to the West Ridge on the Lake subdivision; and the Bruce Energy Centre.

Bruce Power, with its massive refurbishment project beginning in just a few years, has expressed an interest in connecting to municipal services and so may be included in the master plan study.

Bruce Telecom arbitration unsuccessful

By Barb McKay

Any hopes of recovering costs associated with the failed sale of Bruce Telecom are now gone.

Mayor Anne Eadie announced during last Wednesday’s council meeting that the Municipality of Kincardine was unsuccessful in recent arbitration respecting the aborted sale of Bruce Telecom assets to the Eastlinkcorporation.

“By order of the arbitrator, the details of the decision are to remain confidential,” she said. “As previously announced, the Municipality of Kincardine has committed to retain the business and to take appropriate steps to ensure its long-term viability for the benefit of our ratepayers.”

No change to speed limit on Lake Range Drive

By Barb McKay

Drivers will not be slowed down during their commute on Lake Range Drive.


During last Monday’s meeting, Huron-Kinloss council agreed with a recommendation from its public works director to leave the speed limit as it is, rather than reduce the speed from 80 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres per hour between Concession 4 and Saratoga Road. Instead, council approved the original plan to install oversized stop signs and stop ahead signs at concession intersections.


Kincardine girls have Tall Ships adventure

By Barb McKay

By asking one simple question, two Kincardine sisters set sail on the adventure of a lifetime.

Elizabeth and Rina Casciano. (Barb McKay photo)


During the Marine Heritage Festival late last month, Elizabeth and RinaCasciano wandered down to the Kincardine harbour with their father to take a look at the Toronto Brigantine Tall Ships Playfair and Pathfinder. They joined the lines of locals and visitors eager to tour the ships, which were docked in the harbour for the fourth annual event.