Decision on DGR project expected in spring

By Barb McKay

With hearings into OPG’s proposed deep geologic repository project now complete, the Joint Review Panel will have to decide if it will recommend that the project move forward.

 


Bruce Telecom documents made public

Documents regarding the sale of Bruce Telecom have now been released by the municipality, but there is little to read.

 

An investigation, launched by the Tiverton and District Ratepayers Association, into a series of closed door meetings by Kincardine council to discuss details around the sale of Bruce Telecom directed the municipality to release documents from the meetings.

 

The documents, in the form of three Power Point presentations, have been posted on the municipal website. A note on the website states, “Please note that the materials below have redactions to protect the interests of Bruce Telecom and its stakeholders and the rights of interested parties.”


Harvest time

Chad Andrews and daughter Paige, 3, of Kincardine cmae ot to support the Bruce Botanical Food Garden fundraiser on Thursday. For the full story on the Harvest Dinner, don't miss this week's print edition of THe Kincardine Independent! (Barb McKay photo)


Cottagers demand action on deterioration of Bruce Beach

 

By Barb McKay

 

Cottagers along Bruce Beach are ready to take matters into their own hands to deal with poor beach conditions.

 

Representatives from the Bruce Beach Cottagers’ Association attended last Monday’s township council meeting to ask permission to take equipment down to the beach and remove invasive plants that are clogging the shoreline.

 


Fire department seeks emergency dispatch provider

 

By Barb McKay

 

The Kincardine Fire Department is in the market for a new dispatch provider.

 

Fire chief Kent Padfield got the go-ahead from Kincardine council last Wednesday to submit a request for proposals (RFP) for an emergency communications provider for the department. The fire department currently uses a third party provider to answer emergency phone lines and page firefighters to emergencies but does not have a contract with the current provider.

 


Taking AIM at human trafficking

Scott Forbes of International Justice Mission, left, was AIM Kincardine's guest speaker at the annual fundraising and awareness night. Right is AIM's Emily Eybergen. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


PREDC vying for government funding to expand airport

By Barb McKay

Kincardine’s economic development corporation has the green light from the municipality to pursue infrastructure funding from the federal government.

 

Ron Coristine, executive director of the Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC), made a presentation to council last Wednesday on behalf of the corporation and the Penetangore Kincardine Airport Task Force. The task force has been working on a plan over the past couple of years to make the municipal airport more of an economic driver for Kincardine.

 


Liv-a-Little tomorrow night at Connaught

Charity ball games to support local 5-year-old

Areva, Superheat FGH and Bruce Power will join forces tomorrow night (Thursday) and take to the ball diamond for 5-year-old Olivia Little.

Little, the daughter of Port Elgin's Chad and Erin Little, is one of about 2,000 people in the world diagnosed with Cystinosis, a rare genetic metabolic condition that affects every cell in the body.

Olivia will throw out the first pitch tomorrow night at the front diamond at Connaught Park in Kincardine at 6 p.m. Following the first pitch will be a game between Bruce Power Supply Chain and Areva #1.

Areva challenged Super Heat and Bruce Power's Supply Chain to play ball in order to raise money for the Liv-a-Little Foundation, which raises money for Cystinosis Research. Since the disease is so rare, there is little to no government funding for researching it. There is no known cure - as of now.


Thompson speaks at final World Peace Day

The Rwandan killing machine – 10,000 a day

By Eric Howald

One million people died in Rwanda in the spring of 1994.

 

 

Three members of the World Peace Day Committee are pictured with Allan Thompson, who gave a presentation Friday evening at the KDSS Library. From left afre Jackie Clements, Lynda Harry and Fran Gannett. (Eric Howald photo)

 

 

Why?

 


Race for every seat on Kincardine council

By Barb McKay

 

A handful of new candidates have entered the race for Kincardine council, submitting their names just before the nomination deadline Friday.

 

Ward 1 resident Ken Knight is the third candidate in the race for mayor, running against Anne Eadie and Marsha Leggett. Incumbent Ward 3 candidate Randy Roppel looked like he would be declared for the seat, but is now seeing opposition from Shelagh McFarlane.