Need to cool off?

Lake Huron's don't look that inviting to swimmers at this time of year. THe water temperature was hovering around 1 degree celsius on the weekend. (Josh Howald photo)


Open the ‘pearly gates’, demand residents

By Barb McKay

 

Two sets of gates, closing off a portion of the shoreline from the rest of the municipality, have become the centre of a controversial debate about road access during winter storms.

 


C&M Construction burns

A Friday night fire completely destroyed the headquarters of C&M Construction on Sideroad 15, just south of Armow.

The building, as well as all its contents, were fully lost, putting damage estimates at more than $500,000.

The Kincardine Fire Department responded to the call shortly before 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The storage shed was completely engulfed in flames when the KFD arrived on the scene. It took several hours for crews from Tiverton and Kincardine, with help from the Ripley-Huron Fire Department, to bring the fire under control. The fire was contained to two storage sheds located next to each other.

The cause of the blaze is unknown, and the Ontario Fire Marshall has been assigned to investigate. 


Window smashed on Queen Street

The back window of a Ford Escape parked on Queen Street, Kincardine was broken on Jan. 23, say police.

The South-Bruce OPP said the damage was done between 5 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 9 p.m. the same night. There was no estimate available for the repairs to the vehicle.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 


Kincardine man done in by ALPR

A 26-year-old Kincardine man is facing a slew of charges after the new Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) system alerted a Huron County OPP officer to a potential violation.

The ALPR system scanned the licence plate of a southbound Saturn, and provided information to the officer, patrolling Nile Road, that indicated the attached licence plate was associated with an unlicensed, registered owner.

The investigating officer stopped the Saturn and spoke with the driver. Upon doing so, the officer saw several bottles of open alcohol in the vehicle. As a result of this infraction, the officer searched the interior of the vehicle and discovered a quantity of marijuana. Further investigation revealed the driver held an expired driver’s licence, the validation sticker on the licence plate was expired and the vehicle was uninsured.


Bruce Telecom discussion back on the table

By Barb McKay

Kincardine council will discuss a motion to open talks with Bragg Communication over the Bruce Telecom sale, after it was deferred last week.

 

Councillor Laura Haight, who introduced the motion, recommended last Wednesday that council hold off on making a decision until after it heard from the Bruce Telecom board of directors during a special meeting held Monday.

 


Kincardine contracts new fire dispatcher

By Barb McKay

 

The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department has gone further afield to find a new fire dispatch service.

 

Fire chief Kent Padfield presented a report to Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday requesting that it sign off on a recommendation to contract Tillsonburg Fire and Rescue Services to provide fire dispatch service. Padfield said the department received four proposals from Tillsonburg, Kincardine Communications, Owen Sound Police Services and Spectrum Communications, but Tillsonburg best fit its requirements.

 


Bulldogs try to pull even tonight

Mount Forest takes Game 1 in OT

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are on the road tonight, trying to bust out of a slump that couldn't have come at a worse time.

Kyle Hunter gets a piece of Gerrit Satosek behind the Mount Forest net on Sunday afternoon as Satosek gets the puck to a teammate. Kincardine and Mount Forest are back at it tonight (Wednesday) in Game 2 of the Western Junor C quarter-final series. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Bulldogs trail the Mount Forest Patriots 1-0 in an opening round Western Junior C best-of-seven playoff series after Trevor Hughson scored late in overtime Sunday afternoon to lift his team to a 3-2 upset win in Game 1 at the Davidson Centre.


Addressing the haggis

Scott Duncan addresses the haggis during the Robbie Burns Day supper at the Kincardine Legion Saturday evening. The haggis was piped in by Joan MacIntosh of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band and Lisa Moore served as haggis bearer. (Barb McKay photo)


SBGHC looks for community support for Kincardine hospital plan

Project expected to cost roughly $30 million, CT scan could be in future

By Barb McKay

 

The Kincardine hospital redevelopment project will need strong support from the community if it is ever to get off the ground.