Kyle Snell flushes a fire hydrant on Durham Street Monday afternoon. The Municipality of Kincardine is flushing all hydrants and water systems this month. When your neighbourhood is completed, you may need to let your cold water run for a few minutes and replace the screen to avoid any discolouration and sediment. (Josh Howald photo)
By Barb McKay
Kincardine is calling on the province to halt the process for the Armow Wind Project in light of new information.
Council passed a motion at its meeting last Wednesday objecting to the closure of the public comment period for the proposed wind energy development after learning that NAV CANADA identified 43 out of the 99 turbine placements in the project layout that would impact the municipal airport. A consultant for the projects developers, Pattern Renewable Holdings and Samsung Renewable Energy, has proposed solutions he says will eliminate the impact, but they will require changes to flight approaches and departure procedures and changes to airport infrastructure.
By Barb McKay
A Safe Communities committee is starting up in Kincardine.
The committee, initiated by the South Bruce OPP, is aimed at bringing community stakeholders and residents together to address issues that are being faced in Kincardine.
“We need the community to mobilize and understand that while police are involved these are community issues,” detachment commander Insp. Scott Smith told a small group that had gathered at the Municipal Administration Centre Thursday to hear his presentation.
“We need your help in trying to assist us in dealing with the issues that we have.”
Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthorne welcomes Curtis Joseph to the company's 12th anniversary celebrations last week. (Barb McKay photo)
It has been more than six months since Joe Moore went missing, and baffled police have again appealed to the public for assistance.
“We haven’t seen him, and we have to get some answers,” said Const. Kevin Martin of the South-Bruce OPP Monday morning.
Moore, 49, was reported missing to the South-Bruce OPP on Nov. 12, 2012. He was last seen on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2012, in the vicinity of Jean’s Family Restaurant in Kincardine.
He stands 5’6”, and weighs 129 pounds. Moore has short brown/grey hair, hazel eyes and wears glasses. He doesn’t own a vehicle, and used to be seen frequently walking through the town of Kincardine.
Martin confirmed that police had received unconfirmed sightings of Moore from the public, but none recently.
By Josh Howald
The weather didn’t co-operate, but the community did.
More than 50 people braved some awful weather Sunday morning to take part in the first annual Mother’s Day Walk for breast cancer. More than $26,000 was raised for cancer research in an incredible show of support from the community. Volunteering at the event were, from left, Lauren Robinson, Lisa Plater, Karen McLelland-Seal, Danielle Van Gaver, Lynn Campbell. (Josh Howald photo)
Wednesday was McHappy Day at McDonald’s, with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities. At the Kincardine McDonald’s, McHappy Day was expanded as local employees and volunteers sold baked goods and raised money for the Chilrden’s Charity in the name Jorie Elliot. From left, Jessie Stuckless, Jaratt Elliott, Colleen McNulty and Paul Kerr. (Josh Howald photo)
By Barb McKay
A second attempt to move a tourism strategic plan forward has hit a wall.
During last Wednesday’s Kincardine council meeting, councillor Ron Coristine presented a pared down list of recommendations from a list of 15 items he had presented a week prior. At the May 1 meeting, council had sent Coristine back to the drawing board to work with municipal staff to identify which recommendations from the tourism plan are priorities. Coristine met with Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke briefly last week and pulled out four recommendations that were seen as key to improving tourism in Kincardine and promoting the community.
One woman is facing charges after a crash involving a motor vehicle and a scooter on May 1 in Kincardine.
Shortly before 4 p.m., police received a report of the incident at the intersection of Albert Street and Queen Street in Kincardine. Officers arrived to find a red Honda Civic had struck a personal mobility scooter as the scooter was crossing the roadway.
The woman on the scooter suffered minor injuries, while the driver of the Honda – a 57-year-old Kincardine woman – was charged with failure to yield.
Workers from Willy's Contracting of Southampton dredged the Kincardine harbour last week. (Barb McKay photo)