Ladies Night

The Kincardine BIA hosted a succesful Ladies Night Out on Thursday. Businesses offered sales and giveaways and the Bruce Steakhouse hosted the shoppers at the end of the evening. Here, Nancy Hartford, left, and Cindy Bastien relax after some holiday shopping. (Barb McKay photo)


Upgrades to sewage treatment plants could cost $1.3 million

By Barb McKay

 

Upgrades are needed at both the Kincardine and Bruce Energy Centre sewage treatment plants, but they won’t come cheap.

 

Representatives from the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) attended the Municipality of Kincardine council meeting on Nov. 18 to discuss the results of an inspection of the waste water plants, which turned up two major issues. The surface mixers at the Kincardine plant do not maintain adequate oxygen levels during the summer months and the mixers are prone to freezing and ice damage. The blower system at the BEC consumes too much energy and there is no automated control to regulate oxygen levels.

 


New website tracks snow plows

A new government website allows the public to get real-time information about weather and road conditions in their area.

 

Representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the South Bruce OPP were in Kincardine last Tuesday to announce the launch of the ‘Track My Plow’ program that will allow residents in Bruce and Grey counties to track snow plows on provincial highways. The program will expand into other parts of the province in the future.

 


New driver

Asher Edwards rides with grandfather Al in the Ripley Christmas parade Sunday evening in the village. The parade was well attended and a long line of children gathered to have a visit with Santa at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre following the parade. (Barb McKay photo)


Missing person found dead

Police issued a missing person report for a Lucknow man last Wednesday. On Friday, the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) found the man dead.

Foul play is not suspected, police say.

Police appealed to the public on the whereabouts of the 43-year-old man after checking his Lucknow home with no results on Nov. 25. Keith Webb's 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was found stuck in a field along Zion Road in Huron County with damage.

Two days later at about 4 p.m., the body of the man was found in a field north of Zion Road in Huron County.

Police said this was an isolated incident, and there is and was no threat to public safety.


Model search coming to Kincardine

Prom Look contest raises funds for Princess Program

By Barb McKay

 

Modeling agents will be in Kincardine this weekend in search of new talent.

 

The second annual Prom Look contest is underway and representatives from Anita Norris Models in London will be at Hair Connection on Saturday to scout possible contenders. Anita Norris, who owns the modeling agency, said the visit to the Kincardine salon last year was worthwhile.

 

“For us, it is a great way to scout and recruit new faces. We found some great people from Kincardine and Goderich. There are good genes there.”

 


Winter bloom

A single rose remained in pristine condition at the Kincardine Rock Garden Monday afternoon, even after a weekend of wintery weather. (Josh Howald photo)


Agreement signed to construct B-Line trail

By Barb McKay

 

A 12-kilometre trail connecting Kincardine to Inverhuron is closer to becoming a reality.

 


Municipality gets provincial gas tax funding increase

By Barb McKay

 

The Municipality of Kincardine will see an increase to its provincial gas tax allocation for 2016.

 

The provincial government recently announced that it will distribute approximately $333 million to municipalities throughout Ontario. The funding is used for infrastructure needs, as well as to improve transportation and accessibility. Kincardine will receive a little more than $339,000, up from $332,000 in 2015. That amount is expected to increase to $356,000 by 2018.

 


Power players

Former Toronto Maple Leaf tough guy Tie Domi was at Bruce Power last week promoting his new book, Shift Work. Domi spent the day signing copies of his book for enthusiastic fans at Bruce Power and visiting with CEO Duncan Hawthorne. (Barb McKay photo)