All-candidates meeting focuses on need for transparency, controlled spending

By Barb McKay

 

There was a consistent theme to a lengthy all-candidates meeting held last Monday in Kincardine.

 

 

The candidates assembled to speak and answer questions last Monday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)

 


Fair enough!

151st Ripley Fall Fair draws a crowd

Local 4-H members were just a handful of the hundreds of people who attended the 151st Ripley Fall Fair. The enormous event enjoyed gorgeous weather all weekend long. For a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent, and for a full listing of fair results, don't miss next week's print edition. If you missed the Fair, you can catch Tiverton's this weekend! A full schedule for the Tiverton Fall Fair can be found in a special pull-out section in this week's print edition of The Independent, in stores now! (Josh Howald photo)


No Frills to open in December

The opening of the No Frills store in Kincardine has been pushed back by one month.

 

Kristen Hunter, a spokesperson for Loblaw, confirmed Monday that the store will open in early December rather than early November as was initially anticipated.

 

Hunter didn’t offer any reason for the delay, but told The Independent, “there is currently no asbestos in the building, and there has been no reported skull or bones of any kind found during construction.” This was in response to reports that The Independent had received over the past week that there were issues at the construction site.

 


Driver contacts police in hit-and-run

A 27-year-old man was killed after being struck by a truck on the Amberley Road. The truck fled the scene.

The Huron County OPP responded to a crash scene east of Bluevale on the Amberley Road at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 22. Emergency responders arrived on the scene to find an unresponsive man lying on the road. The pedestrian, later identified as Jordan Moorehead, was airlifted to London Hospital, and succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Police located a damaged passenger side mirror at the scene from a full-sized pick-up or utility truck. They appealed to the public, and the auto body repair industry specifically, in order to locate the suspect vehicle involved in the crash.


Terry Fox at KTTPS

Students at KTTPS raised $430 for at the school's Terry Fox Run last Wednesday. Becky Cohoon's Grade 1 class led the event. In front, from left, are Cohoon and students Emily Goetz, Kayla Rumbold and Madi Watson. (Barb McKay photo)


Kincardine waives signage fee for mural project

Kincardine’s treasury department will have to delve into the municipal coffers to find another source of funding for an $82 signage fee for a downtown mural project.

 

During its Sept. 3 meeting, council agreed that Bob Krupp, president of Krupp Holdings Ltd., should apply for a community grant to cover the cost of the municipal signage fee for historical murals on the former Foodland building. Council was reminded during last Wednesday’s meeting that changes to the community grant program made Krupp ineligible for a grant because he is not a non-profit community group or organization.

 


Armow Wind Project construction underway

Construction on the Armow Wind Project was expected to begin today, according to the project’s proponents.

 

SP Armow Wind Ontario LP issued a notice last week announcing that initial surveying, land clearing and grading would get underway this week for access roads to the site near Armow, as well as construction of the operations and maintenance building.

 

In addition, this week construction is expected to begin on turbine foundations, collector lines and the substation.

 


Cubs host league final on Sunday

By Josh Howald

The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League will finally crown a champion this Sunday in Kincardine.

The Cubs battle the London Area Angels during TVSBL regular season action earlier this season at Connaught Park. Kincardine will host Game 2 of the league championship series on Sunday afternoon. If Kincardine wins Game 2, a third and deciding game will be played at 6 p.m. at Connaught. (Independent file photo/Howald)


Wild west

Andie Lush, 8, left, and Nash Watson, 6, of Ripley, pretend they are in the wild west after trying on costumes at the Harvest Dinner held at the Ripley Huron Community Centre. (Barb McKay photo)


Flying deer kills Tiverton woman

Tragic result in bizarre incident

A Tiverton woman is dead following a bizarre collision on Highway 21, Bluewater Veteran's Highway near Port Albert last Monday night.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Sept. 15, Huron County OPP officers and EMS were called to a crash scene at Victoria Street and Highway 21, Port Albert. Investigation revealed a Chevrolet Traverse had been driving south on Highway 21 when it collided with a deer. The impact of the collision sent the deer airborne, and into the path of a northbound Ford Escape. The deer entered the interior compartment of the Escape, where it struck and killed the front seat passenger.

The deceased has been identified as 67-year-old Elizabeth Neable of Tiverton. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband Murray, who had been driving the Escape, was injured in the crash. He was transported to hospital with minor injuries, and has since been released.