By Josh Howald
This year's Cubs Classic could very well prove to be the best yet.
The fourth annual Mike McLelland Memorial has all the ingredients for success. The Kincardine Cubs have lined up some quality opponents for a double header, and will sandwich those contests with a showcase of Kincardine's up-and-coming talent on the diamond. If Aug. 3 happens to be a beautiful summer's day, there could be one large crowd at Connaught Park.
Milton's Carter Huska, left, and Isabella Inkratas of Kincardine, both 4, got some quality time in at Station Beach in Kincardine on Monday afternoon. It is beach season in town, and it appears more sunny weather is on the way this week. (Josh Howald photo)
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) announced Thursday that there is funding available for registered participants attended the upcoming Joint Review Panel hearings in Kincardine.
The CEAA will provide funds through its Participant Funding Program to cover the expenses for participants who have to travel to take part in the hearings, scheduled to begin Sept. 9 in Kincardine. The Joint Review Panel announced last month that it would hold additional hearing dates to discuss the results of information requests made to OPG and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission following hearings last fall.
A number of long guns and hand guns are now on the street after a Kinloss Twp. break-and-enter last Thursday.
At 11:46 p.m. on July 17, the South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in at a residence in the 300 block of Grey Ox Ave. in Kinloss Twp. Sometime between 10 a.m. on July 17 and 11:30 p.m. the same day, the home and detached garage were forcibly entered.
Among the stolen property is a quantity of long guns, a quantity of hand guns and a quantity of ammunition. Police did not specify how many guns were taken, but did say the serial numbers are on file with police. Also reported stolen were a number of power tools including a Husqvarna chainsaw and a Poulin chainsaw, a 32" RCA LCD TV, a 40" Sony LCD TV and a number of blue-ray DVDs. An estimate of the value of the stolen property was not made available by police.
The South-Bruce OPP released data last week that indicates residents in the detachment area think they are doing a good job.
Residents were asked to rate police service in a survey conducted by R. A. Malatest & Associations Ltd. between Jan. 14 and March 31, 2014. An analysis of the data showed the South-Bruce OPP received an overall satisfaction rating of 92.6 per cent.
Police highlighted that 98.9 per cent of residents felt safe or very safe in the community, and that 93 per cent of residents felt the OPP maintained good visibility on the highways. For ability to solve issues, 92.2 per cent of residents were satisfied, at 90.1 per cent felt that the OPP was visible enough in the community. The study showed that 87.7 per cent of residents were satisfied with the enforcement of aggressive driving and the same percentage was satisfied with the enforcement of impaired driving.
Glammis native Allan Thompson launched his bid for the Liberal nomination in the Riding of Huron-Bruce Wednesday evening at the King’s Pearl Pub and Eatery in Tiverton.
Dorne Fitzsimmons, who spent many years on the
Allan Thompson asked those in attendance to support his bid for nomination by buying a Liberal membership and then attending and voting for him at the nomination.
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.
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)
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