Green leader

Leader Resources Services was part of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association's Green Energy Doors Open event on the weekend. Leader showed off a fleet of electric vehicles, including this motorcyle from Mitchell. Leaders has a charging station that is free to use. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine to repair south pier

 The municipality is looking for a contractor to repair the Kincardine harbour pier.


The project was put out to tender last week with a deadline of Oct. 16 for applications. The work will include the placement of more than 1,900 tonnes of armour stone and rock materials along the south side of the south pier for erosion control and to protect the fisheries habitat.


The recreation department included $275,000 in the 2014 budget from the municipality’s lifecycle reserve fund for the project.

Hockey Day in Kincardine this Saturday

By Josh Howald

Saturday is Hockey Day in Kincardine.

An inaugural Hockey Day event was held last year to support Doug Kennedy's fight with cancer. This year, the Nichol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs have organized a full day of hockey with proceeds directed to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Last year, Saugeen Shores provided the opposition for a full day of minor hockey action, followed by Junior C and Kincardine District Secondary School alumni games. On Saturday, Wingham will bring several minor hockey teams to town to be a part of Hockey Day festivities.

Cubbies claim TVSBL title

The Kincardine Cubs are Thames Valley Senior Baseball League champions.

Pitcher Adam Marseilles and Ryan Fraser share a chuckle after sending the Oakridge Reds back to the field in Game 3 of the TVSBL finals yesterday at Connaught. The Cubs claimed the league title with two wins, both of them laughers. The mercy rule was invoked in both games. (Josh Howald photo)


The Cubs pasted the Oakridge Reds in Game 2 of the league championship series, and then again in the third and deciding game later in the day at Connaught Park.

For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

- Josh Howald


Oliva Little, 5, tossed out the first pitch at the Areva organized charity baseball last week at Connaught Park in Kincardine. Olivia is seen here with sister Harper and mother Erin. More than $5,000 was raised at the mini-tournament. For the full story, see this week's sports section. (Josh Howald photo)

CTC gas bar to replace Crossroads?

By Josh Howald

It looks like the Cross Roads Esso gas bar on Highway 21 will become a Canadian Tire gas bar.

Though The Independent did speak with Canadian Tire Corporate Communications in Toronto on Monday, nobody at CTC would confirm or deny that the company had purchased the parcel of land that is home to Esso gas bar, McDonald's, Lakeside Chevrolet and the Best Western Governor's Inn. Representatives said they would put a media relations staff member in touch with The Independent. As of press time, that had yet to happen.

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.