News on Kincardine’s hospital redevelopment project expected this week

By Barb McKay

An announcement is expected today (Wednesday) on Kincardine’s hospital redevelopment project.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) President and CEO Paul Rosebush said an update on the project will be made this evening during the health centre’s board of directors meeting at the Chesley hospital.


OMB decision pending on Willow West housing development

By Barb McKay

A decision is in the hands of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to determine if a housing development on the edge of the Willow West subdivision is appropriate for that neighbourhood.


Car recovered in lagoon

Police were conducting a RIDE checkpoint in Ripley at 2 a.m., Sept. 25, when a grey Toyota Corolla drove past.

The vehicle went east along Park St., and officers located it in a lagoon beyond the east end of Park St. in Ripley. Through investigation, officers determined the car had been reported stolen.


Saturday is Hockey Day in Kincardine

This Saturday is Hockey Day in Kincardine.

A full schedule of games has been planned at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The day will kick off at 9 a.m. with a game between the novice Home Hardware Kinucks and Saugeen Shores. Each minor hockey game Saturday will be between Kincardine and Saugeen Shores. The novice game will be followed by games from  novice houseleague, novice girls houseleague, peewee girls rep, atom rep, atom girls rep, peewee rep, peewee girls houseleague, atom local league, peewee girls rep, midget girls rep, peewee local league, bantam girls rep, bantam lcoal league and mdiget local league.

The Ripley Wolves will open the WOAA Senior AA season at 5:15 p.m. against the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, and teh Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will play the Penetang Kings following that game.


Fall weather?

Cleary Conant, 3, of Kincardine splashes in Lake Huron Monday afternoon at the north beach near the pavilion. Conant and her brother Cael were enjoying some late summer weather that also brought warm lake conditions. (Josh Howald photo)


Resident says municipality removed trees from her property without her consent

By Barb McKay

Patricia Hoffman was shocked when she arrived at her home on Harbour Street one day in September 2014 to discover that a row of 60-year-old cedar trees that lined the back of her property had been chopped down.

Since then, she has been in contact with the municipality and marina searching for answers and getting none. Last Wednesday, three years after the trees were removed, Hoffman appeared as a delegation to the Municipality of Kincardine council asking that the trees be replaced.

Hoffman has lived at 222 Harbour Street, near the lighthouse, since 2001 and has looked after the cedars that were planted after the home was built.


 Hunt for missing woman ends Saturday

By Josh Howald

The search for a missing Kincardine woman ended Saturday morning.

Police recovered the body of Yvonne Martin at 10:40 a.m. along the shoreline in Kincardine. Police didn't specify in what area it was found.

The South-Bruce OPP issued a release Saturday afternoon that said foul play is not suspected.

Yvonne Martin, 64, was reported missing Wednesday at 11:47 p.m. Police said she left her Baird St. home around 9:40 p.m. to run some errands and never returned home. Her black Ford Fusion was found on Harbour St. in Kincardine.

That's what prompted fears she was in Lake Huron, and that is where a heavy police search was focused.


Tennis?

Work is finally underway at the Kincardine Tennis Courts. (Josh Howald photo)


 Two dead in plane crash

Two people were killed in a plane crash Wednesday night near Goderich.

Witnesses reported seeing a small airplane flying in distress near Goderich Municipal Sky Harbour Airport Wednesday at 8:43 p.m. A ground, air and water search was immediately launched by the OPP and the Trenton Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre. There was also assistance from the Huron OPP, the Goderich Fire Department and Huron County Paramedic Services.

At 2:30 a.m. Thursday, the Huron OPP Marine Unit located crash debris from a small, fixed wing plane in Lake Huron about 1.5 kilometres from the shoreline west of the airport. Police also located an adult female nearby in the water. She was transported to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She was later identified as Veronica Draghici, 36, of Brampton.


 New water treatment plant best option to service Bruce Power, says engineer

By Barb McKay

Extending water and wastewater services to Bruce Power would very likely require a new water treatment plant in the north end of the municipality, according to engineers.

Representatives from B.M. Ross and Associates, which is developing a water and wastewater master plan for the Municipality of Kincardine, provided aprogress update to council during last Wednesday’s meeting. The public works department initiated the study one year ago to determine the municipality’s short- and long-term needs for servicing, focusing on 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.