Kincardine considering Community Fund

By Barb McKay


A partnership with a regional charity could provide Kincardine with a new way to provide grants to local non-profit groups and events.


Community Foundation Grey-Bruce made a presentation to Kincardine council during its Dec. 17 meeting and asked the municipality to consider establishing a Community Fund to better support its residents and groups. The foundation, established two decades ago, holds 80 endowment funds, amounting to nearly $14 million that it allocates to charities and causes throughout Grey and Bruce Counties. The foundation also supplies scholarships.

Bruce Power builds ‘classroom of the future’

Bruce Power has inked an agreement with the Municipality of Kincardine to construct a futuristic classroom at the Bruce Power Training Centre.


Council approved the agreement during its Dec. 17 meeting to carry out renovations at the training centre, a building Bruce Power leases from the municipality. John Peevers, manager of investor and media relations at Bruce Power, told The Independent last week that the ‘classroom of the future’ is a prototype for a training facility that will be built at the Bruce Power site in five years time.


New tires for Christmas?

Perhaps somebody received a new knife for Christmas.

Two vehicles in a Huron Terrace parking lot had tires slashed on Christmas Day or the early hours of Boxing Day. A total of six tires were slashed, police reported after responding to a report at 1065 Huron Terrace shortly after 2 a.m., Dec. 26. Cops say the damage occurred sometime between 3 p.m. Christmas Day and the time they arrived at the scene.

There was no estimate on the value of the damages. Police ask anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122, or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to, where you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Bantams win Silver Stick title

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams are Regional Silver Stick champs.

The bantam Kinucks celebrate their second goal of today's bantam B final in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kinucks clinched the championship on home ice this evening at the Davidson Centre with a 3-1 win over Tavistock. Tavistock had defeated the bantam Kinucks earlier in this tournament.

Peewees burned in third

Penetang wins Peewee B title, Kincardine bantams play at 4:45 p.m.

The Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks were burned in the third period this afternoon at the 28th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament.

Penetang scores the go-ahead goal in today's peewee B final at the Silver Stick in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine carried a 1-0 lead to the third period after call-up Noah Swann broke a scoreless tie late in the middle frame. Things went downhill in a hurry for the Legion peewees, who advanced to the final with a gutsy overtime win last night at the Davidson Centre.

Peewees, bantams to play for Silver Stick titles

Title Tuesday at the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick

Kincardine has two chances today for Silver Stick glory.

The Kincardine Legion peewees are up first at 1:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre, taking on Penetang for a berth in the International Silver Stick finals and a regional Silver Stick championship. Kincardine last won the peewee title in 2009.

Kincardine and Penetang met yesterday, with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw. The peewees then edged out Twin Centre 5-4 in an exciting semi-final match-up last night. Earlier in the tournament, the Kinucks posted a 7-0 shutout win over Parry Sound. Penetang, meanwhile, advanced to today's final with a 3-2 win over Listowel last night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Penetang opened the week with a 2-1 win over Saugeen Shores.

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams, too, have a shot at capturing a Kincardine Regional Silver Stick championship. The bantams will face Tavistock in the final game of today's action, a 4:45 p.m. start.

Independent closed for holidays

The Kincardine Independent office will be closed for holidays from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1, 2015. There will be no newspaper published on Jan. 1. Our next edition will be Jan. 7, 2015.

We will still be hard at it, however, as the official newspaper of the Kincardine Regional Stick. We will have updates available on this website, and don't miss the Jan. 7 edition for full coverage.

The staff at The Independent wish you all a joyous and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ready to roll!

Wednesday night will be a busy one for "Big Red", who told The Kincardine Independent his list has been checked over - twice - and he is making some last minute preperations in anticipation of his big flight. Claus said despite the hectic chaos of the season, Christmas never gets old for him - he loves all the magic and excitement. He asked The Independent to pass along a jolly Merry Christmas to all of its readers. (Josh Howald photo)

Hawthorne optimistic about refurbishment project

By Barb McKay


Bruce Power is expected to learn in 2015 if the refurbishment of its Bruce B units will go ahead.


President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne said Friday that Bruce Power remains optimistic that it will secure a contract with the Ontario Power Authority for the project, tentatively scheduled to begin August 2016 with Unit 4.


“It’s a difficult, thoughtful negotiation,” he said. “I’m still optimistic about the outcome. It will just take a bit more time.”


Bruce Gas project contingent on contract commitments, funding rules

By Barb McKay


Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss are expected to know next year if the natural gas project will proceed.


Mark Rodger, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, the consulting firm leading the project, said a professional marketing plan is key to the success of what is now being referred to as the Bruce Gas project. Rodger paid visits to both Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss councils on Monday to update them on how the project is progressing. Rodger has also spoken to the council for Arran-Elderslie, the third municipality participating in the Bruce Gas project.