Man charged in fatal hit-and-run

The investigation into a fatal motor vehicle collision that killed 27-year-old Jordan Moorehead on Sept. 22 has led to criminal charges.

Police have charged a 55-year-old man from Gorrie with failure to stop at the scene of an accident. He has a court date scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Wingham.

The investigation revealed that Moorehead was walking west on the Amberley Road when he was struck by a 2009 International 4400 delivery truck, also heading west. The driver failed to stop at the scene, and failed to offer any assistance to the injured pedestrian. Only later did police identify the involved vehicle and driver.

Nature, local landscape November themes at VPG

Lisa Farrell is one of two featured November artists at Victoria Park Gallery. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine could be pilot project for rural natural gas service, says Kraemer

By Barb McKay


Kincardine is leaps and bounds ahead of other municipalities trying to bring in natural gas service, says Larry Kraemer.


The outgoing mayor told council during its meeting last Wednesday that a recent meeting with Ontario Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Energy staff to discuss a proposal to bring natural gas to this region went well. Kraemer, Huron-Kinloss Township mayor Mitch Twolan and Arran-Elderslie mayor Paul Eagleson met with provincial staff on Oct. 28 to present the newly-completed natural gas business case and feasibility study.


Future of Bruce Telecom up to new council, says mayor

By Barb McKay


There is no bad blood between Kincardine and Bragg Communications (Eastlink) after the company suddenly dropped out of a deal to purchase Bruce Telecom during the summer.


Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer told council during its meeting last Wednesday that he had met with representatives of the company a couple of weeks ago and described the meeting as friendly.


“I’ve spoken with them at the highest level,” he said. “It was a very cordial meeting.”


Work set to begin on south pier

Kincardine has awarded a contract for work on the south pier in the Kincardine harbour in order to have the work completed this year.


Although the quote came in nearly $4,000 above the budget of $165,000 for the work, Kincardine council agreed last week to award the project to Huron District Contracting Ltd., which submitted the lowest bid.


The restoration project, which includes the replacement of 1,900 tonnes of stone for erosion control will carry on into 2015 and is budgeted at $275,000.


Kincardine test site for automated medication dispensing

By Barb McKay


Kincardine hospital is the site of a pilot project expected to create efficiency, reduce costs and potentially save lives.



RPN Lindsay MacKay demonstrates the automated medication dispensing systeam at the Kincardine Hospital. Kincardine is the first SBGHC site to get the technology. (Barb McKay photo)



Monster mash

Elgin Market Public School held a black and orange spirit day dance for Grades 1 and 3 students Friday. Back row, left, Alyssa Bale and Ella Stone. In front, left, are Makenna Kirkconnell and Hailey Wylds. (Barb McKay photo)

Nearly half of Kincardine turns out for municipal election

By Barb McKay


At total of 48 per cent of eligible voters exercised their rights for the 2014 Kincardine municipal election.


That’s down two per cent from the previous election, held in 2010. The municipality reported that a total of 4,871 people cast ballots. There was a 48 per cent voter turnout for Ward 1, 50 per cent for Ward 2 and 42 per cent in Ward 3.


The Municipality of Kincardine council for the 2014-18 term has a few returning representatives, as well as past councillors and one new face.


Health Unit wants to identify dog

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is seeking assistance from the public in finding the owner of a dog involved in a biting incident that occurred in Kincardine last week.


On Monday, Oct. 27, at approximately 9:30 a.m. a man walking on Huron Terrace where it becomes Penetangore Row was bitten by a dog being walked by a young male. The dog is described as a medium-sized brown and tan mixed breed. The victim was unable to obtain any information from the owner.


Staff at the Grey Bruce Health Unit needs to confirm that the dog is not infectious with rabies. By verifying the health of the dog, the victim can avoid receiving the post-exposure rabies treatment


Kincardine looking into mail-in ballot glitch

The Municipality of Kincardine is reviewing its mail-in ballot process after two ballots cast were not by the individuals they belonged to.


The two ballots, cast in Ward 2, were caught prior to the closing of the municipal election and the people who should have received the ballots were issued new ballots. Clerk Donna MacDougall reported that staff discovered that ballots had been sent to an old address and were cast by unknown individuals.