Icy temperatures over several days last week froze Lake Huron as far as the ice could see. Warmer temperatures on the weekend have since reduced the ice cover. (Barb McKay photo)
A 22-year-old Arran-Elderslie man is facing numerous charges after running amok at the Walkerton Court House last week.
At 3:17 p.m. on Jan. 9, OPP officers were called to the Walkerton Court House and arrived to find a male prisoner hollering and refusing to comply with court staff instructions. South-Bruce OPP officers tasked with removing the man from the court room ended up in a struggle, during which pepper spray was used to gain control. Two officers were treated and released from hospital for injuries they received during the incident.
The man was charged with assault causing bodily harm, assault, two counts of uttering threats, three counts of failure to comply with probation. He was being held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing.
Police have already recovered one vehicle stolen from a weekend break-in in Kincardine Twp., but are searching for an ATV, as well as for those responsible.
Police received a report of an overnight break, enter and theft from a residence in the 2800 block of Sideroad 10 in Kincardine Twp. Sometime between 9 p.m. on Saturday night and 8 a.m. Sunday morning, the garage was forcibly entered through a side door. A quantity of fuel and two motorized vehicles were taken.
A neutral arbitrator issued a new contract on Jan. 8 for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) working for the Red Cross. The PSWs had voted down a tentative agreement in November and went on strike Dec. 11. Both SEIU Healthcare and Red Cross/Red Cross Care Partners agreed to interest arbitration to end the winter strike.
“It’s an improvement over the previous tentative agreement and proves that when we stand together, we can put pressure on employers and government for change,” says Sharleen Stewart, president of SEIU Healthcare which represents the 4,500 caregivers that were on strike in Ontario.
By Josh Howald
It was a moment these youngsters will never forget, and easily the highlight of the 27th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament.
Quinton Page is all smiles after scoring in double overtime of the novice B final at the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament. A disappointed BCH team got something to smile about a short time later, however, when they were also invited to the International Silver Stick later this month. (Josh Howald photo)
By Barb McKay
The natural gas committee may soon determine the best option to carry out the project to bring the service to the region.
In December, Kincardine council agreed to form a municipal services corporation with
Kincardine and the surrounding area were walloped by heavy snowfalls and blowing snow Monday, which closed roads and extended school holidays for children.
A look at an already snowy downtown Kincardine Monday morning, prior to the storm's arrival. (Barb McKay photo)
Police wasted no time busting those responsible for a theft from a Paisley pop machine last week.
Five people, all from Hamilton and all known to police, were arrested shortly after the theft occurred.
South-Bruce OPP officers stopped a vehicle at 2:27 a.m. on Dec. 28 on Bruce County Road 3 in the Municipality of Brockton. Officers observed various break and enter instruments inside the suspect vehicle, a Dodge Caravan carrying five occupants. Further investigation revealed a back pack containing a large quantity of coins in the vehicle, as well as black ski masks, gloves, black jackets and sweat shirts, flash lights, screw drivers, pry bars and hammers.
A cold winter evening was well spent at the outdoor ice surface at Harbour Church in Kincardine, which can be seen in the background. Out playing shiny during the holidays were Matt Baker, Carter Strachan, Andreas Derksen, Morgan Baker, Maddie Duncan and Marcel Fohkens. (Josh Howald photo)
The 30th annual Kincardine Christmas Bird Count found 52 species in the area and a total count of 8,732 birds.
Snowy owls have shown up in the
A good place to look for Snowy Owls is on thee hydro poles and fence posts on the 10th of Huron.
There was a foot of snow on the ground the 19th, making it hard for birds to find food. Water birds were huddled in the few spots where there was unfrozen water. Pack ice was solid on the lake shore which made it difficult to identify birds on the distant open water, even with high powered scopes.