SNC-Lavalin, Bruce Power ink deal for reactor components

A framework agreement of up to $400 million has been signed between SNC-Lavalin and Bruce Power.

The agreement names SNC-Lavalin’s nuclear team as an important resource for Bruce Power’s long-term investment program, which includes the life extension of six Bruce Power units announced last December. The agreement also establishes a framework for the provision of ongoing engineering and CANDU reactor field services activities.


 NWMO looks for community input on drilling location for geologic study

By Barb McKay

Borehole drilling at a site within Huron-Kinloss Township as part of the site selection process for an underground storage facility for Canada’s used nuclear fuel could happen as early as next year.

 

Representatives from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), the federal body tasked with managing the site selection process for a deep geologic repository for used nuclear fuel, attended last Monday’s township council meeting with an update on the process. Huron-Kinloss is one of nine communities still in the running for the proposed project. The NWMO has already performed a series of preliminary studies to see if the township meets initial criteria as a potential site and is now ready to commence field work.

 


Woman hit by car in Kincardine

A 64-year-old Kincardine woman was struck by a vehicle early last Wednesday morning in town.

At 6:36 a.m., police were called to the intersection of Queen and Broadway Streets. Officers arrived with Bruce County EMS and learned a white Jeep Cherokee had struck a pedestrian. The woman was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries and released.

The driver of the Cherokee, a 54-year-old American from Iowa, was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian.


Huron Resolve puts Bruce Power, municipal emergency response to the test

By Barb McKay

Municipal and Bruce Power emergency responders were put through their paces last week as 500 people from 30 different agencies and organizations took part in the Huron Resolve exercise.

Lisa Murchie is scanned for radioactive decontamination during a drill at the Davidson Centre as part of the Huron Resolve exercise last week. Fellow Bruce Power employee Stephanie Murray asks questions about the procedure. (Barb McKay photo)

 


Two weekend wins for 'Dogs

Come from behind for overtime win Friday at home

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs have hit their stride.

Brett Burrows scores the overtime winning goal on Mount Forest goalie Trevor Scott Friday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Pony smile

Weston Campbell, 2, and sister Rilyn, 4, were thrilled to be riding the ponies at the Tiverton Fall Fair Saturday. For more colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent and next week's Independent Extra. (Barb McKay photo)


Rolly vs. the municipality

Water bill issue due in court Oct. 31

By Josh Howald

Trick or treat?

The latest chapter of the battle between the Municipality of Kincardine and the Thorntons is set to hit the Superior Court of Justice on Halloween morning.

"(The municipality) is just used to bulldozing over people," said Rolly Thornton on Thursday.


Kincardine high school, hospital part of larger plan to improve economic development

By Barb McKay

Economic development is about more than attracting and retaining businesses, and that philosophy is reflected in a community committee’s plans to grow Kincardine.

Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke, who sits on the Community Economic Development Committee (CEDC), provided council with an update on the committee’s activities during its meeting last Wednesday.


Glowing

Kate McTiernan and Emma Woodhall got their glow on for the second annual Neon Night Run Saturday in downtown Kincardine. There was a good turnout for the family fun run and a 5-km race from Victoria Park with proceeds going to benefit Youth Waves. (Barb McKay photo)


Suspension of large renewable energy projects not enough, says MPP

By Barb McKay

The announcement that the province will immediately suspend the large renewable energy procurement process does little to save Ontarians money, according to Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson.

The Ontario government announced last Tuesday that it would immediately suspend the second round of the large renewable procurement process for solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects more than 1,000 megawatts. The province says the move will save $3.8 billion in electricity system costs, relative to Ontario’s 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan forecast and save the average consumer $2.45 on their monthly electricity bills.

Thompson questions how suspending contracts that have not even been awarded in the first place will save any money.