Variety of drugs netted in Ripley raid

Two people were arrested and numerous drugs were seized  when police raided a Tain Street, Ripley home Aug. 29.

The OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), West Region Canine Unit (K9), South-Bruce OPP and South-Bruce OPP Crime Unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on Aug. 29 at the property.

Police seized a variety of controlled substances in the home, including marijuana, oxycodone, hydromorphone and methamphetamine. The combined estimated value of the seized controlled substance was $1,200. Police further seized offence related property, which consisted of marijuana production equipment and trafficking paraphernalia estimated at $1,800.

Clarke to hold onto public works director role

BM Ross recommends fleet supervisor position, mothballing Bruce landfill

By Barb McKay


Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke will continue to serve as public works director, at least for the immediate future.


Though there was some apprehension on the part of some members, council agreed to keep Clarke in the dual roles and review the situation again in a year’s time. The CAO took over the department head role in November 2013 after the previous public works director Gagan Sandhu left. Clarke said having the CAO’s department manage public works has worked out better than anticipated and the two offices function well together.


Leader of the pack

Tyler Johns, 9, skates down Princes Street during the 14th annual Parkinson SuperWalk Sunday afternoon. A small but dedicated group, which included 13 members of Tyler's family, raised more than $18,000. (Barb McKay photo) 

Kincardine ready to move on Arts Centre renos

Air quality a health hazard, say tenants

By Barb McKay


The Arts Centre interior renovation project won’t begin until the next term of council.


Kincardine council agreed during its meeting last Wednesday to initiate the tendering process for an engineer to complete a detailed design of the renovation project. But funding for the actual physical work on the building will need to be identified in the 2015 budget.


Kincardine’s 20th Terry Fox Run this weekend

By Barb McKay

Kincardine’s Terry Fox Run committee is encouraging residents to lace up their shoes and come out this Sunday in support of cancer research.


Participants can run, walk, bike or roller blade a five-kilometre or 10-kilometre route through Kincardine. The event will kick off with registration at 9 a.m. at the Davidson Centre and will wrap up at 1 p.m. with a barbeque.


Bulldogs open season this weekend at home

Local looking club looking good

By Josh Howald

The puck drops for another season of Western Junior C hockey in Kincardine on Saturday afternoon.

Brady Richards crashes into Jamieson Buck of the Stayner Siskins during second period action in Kincardine on Saturday. Kincardine and Stayner played the first of four exhibition Junior C hockey games of the day at the second annual OHA Jr. C Exhibition Day in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)


Provincial champs - again

Kincardine claims second consecutive OBA crown

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs are once again Ontario Baseball Association champions.

The Kincardine Cubs, 2014 Ontario Baseball Association provinciall B champions. (submitted photo)


This year, the Cubs are OBA provincial 'B' senior champions. Kincardine was bumped up after cruising to an OBA 'C' title last season, and rightfully so. The games were closer this year for the Cubs, who survived an early loss in the tournament to defeat Clearview in back-to-back games to win the provincial B championship.

Pedal power

Noah Jils, 8, put everything he had into the children's tractor pull event at the Kincardine Fall Fair on Saturday. (Josh Howald photo)

Enrollment increasing in local elementary schools

By Barb McKay


Full-day kindergarten is boosting enrollment numbers at Kincardine and Ripley elementary schools.


Ecole Elgin Market Public School has welcomed 60 full-day kindergarten students this week and has added a Grade 7 class. The school is now fully French Immersion.


“We’re keeping steady,” said principal Marga Wilson. “We have about 30 new students every year.”


Blaze at bowling alley

A large fire drew firefighters from Kincardine and Tiverton to the Bruce Bowling Lanes last Wednesday morning.

Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department Fire Chief Kent Padfield said his men responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from the building shortly  before 7 a.m. It took crews several hours to bring the fire under control. They were able to contain the fire to the centre of the building. Unfortunately, there is now heavy damage from smoke and water to the bowling alley.

Padfield requested assistance from the South-Bruce OPP and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. An OEFM Fire Investigator visited the scene on Monday looking for a cause of the fire.

 - Josh Howald