Crews work last Wednesday making drainage improvements at the corner of Lambton and Queen Streets after it was discovered a roof drain on the HuronTel building disconnected, creating icy conditions on the sidewalk. A new drain was installed and connected to the storm sewer to fix the problem. (Barb McKay photo)

Positive economic outlook for Kincardine’s downtown

By Barb McKay

With few vacant storefronts and plenty of interest from businesses looking for prime space, the future looks bright for Kincardine’s downtown, according to the Kincardine BIA’s downtown development manager.

Bruce County to host 2017 Canadian Plowing Championship

By Barb McKay

Bruce County is gearing up to host the Canadian Plowing Championship for the first time.

The 2017 national event will be held on a property on County Road 19 in the Municipality of Brockton from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. The Canadian Plowing Championship (CPC)will be held in conjunction with the annual Bruce County Plowing Match, to take place on the same property on Friday, Sept. 1.

International Silver Stick Champs!

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks are International Silver Stick champions.

The International Silver Stick midget B champions, back row from left: Lyle Brock, Jarrett Johns, Jake Fair, Chase Meurs, Jacob Bishop, Dayn Freiburger, Chris Coady, Brennan Long, Kyle Hunter, Jim Coady, Cory Hamilton, Connor Gibson and Skylar Rutledge. Front row, left, Brad Pickett, Will Graham, Rhys Vollmer, Jamie Brock, Riley Cherrett, Tanner Reid, Ryan Thede and Matt Harrison. Missing from the photo is Blake Alton. (submitted photo)


Bantams fall in final

Liam Colhoun of the Kincardine Timber Mart bantams is drilled by Twin Centre's Dylan Burton as Kyle Kramer keeps an eye on the puck. Burton was called for interference and Colhoun scored on the ensuing power play. Unfortunately, it was Kincardine's only goal in the bantam B Silver Stick final on Friday. Twin Centre took this championship game by a final score of 5-1. For the full story on the 30th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament, don't miss this week's sports section. (Josh Howald photo)

Natural gas could be available in Kincardine by mid-2018

EPCOR, municipalities hoping for decision in late spring

By Barb McKay

The next three months will be crucial to the success of the Southern Bruce natural gas project.

Representatives from EPCOR, along with lawyer Mark Rodger who isrepresenting the three participating municipalities on the project, were in Kincardine on Dec. 20 to meet with municipal council and talk about the next steps in the project. The delegation met with councils in Huron-Kinloss and Arran-Elderslie the same day. The municipalities, collectively, have a franchise agreement with EPCOR to distribute natural gas to the region.

“We’ve come such a long way since we started this process two years ago, but the first 90 days of 2017 will be critical,” Rodger said.

2017 a ‘pivotal year’ for Municipality of Kincardine

By Barb McKay

This year is emerging as a monumentally important one for the Municipality of Kincardine; one that could determine its economic future.

Mayor Anne Eadie. (Barb McKay photo)


While much of 2016 was spent laying the ground work for significant projects in the municipality, and the surrounding region, 2017 is when local decision-makers expect to learn if those projects will proceed.


Royal Canadian Legion Zone Commander Eric Ross addressed the crowd assembled early Sunday afternoon at the New Year's Day levee at Branch #183 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine residents named Remarkable Citizens of 2016

By Barb McKay

Four Kincardine residents will be honoured today by Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson as 2016 Remarkable Citizens.

Thompson announced that in total 19 individuals from across the riding will be honoured this evening during the annual New Year’s Levee event at the Teeswater Community Centre. This is the fifth year that Thompson has handed out the awards to individuals nominated by members of their communities.

“I am so thrilled to continue this tradition and to kick off the New Year by recognizing these individuals who have devoted so much of their time and energy to better our communities," she said in a media release. "The nominations that poured in this year were wonderful examples of the sense of community spirit that can be found throughout Huron-Bruce."

Wingham man killed passing plow

Attempting to pass a snow plow proved fatal for a 28-year-old Wingham man early Friday afternoon.

Huron County OPP, Huron County Paramedic Services and the North Huron Fire Department responded to a crash at about 12:30 p.m. Friday on County Road 4 near Morris Road.

Preliminary investigations by the West Region OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team determined a Chevrolet Cavalier was heading south when it entered into the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass a working snow plow. In the process of passing the plow, the Cavalier collided head on with a northbound GMC Sierra pick-up truck.

The driver and sole occupant of the Cavalier was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the man as Henry Newson, 28, of Wingham.

The two occupants of the Sierra, a 46-year-old male and a 15-year-old male from North Huron, were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. They were both released from hospital later the same day.