Get your home off the road, says council

Property owner forced to remove house sitting on road allowance - for last 70 years

By Barb McKay

A McDonald Avenue property owner will be forced to either tear down her home or move it farther back on the property before the municipality takes on a road re-alignment project next year.

For nearly 70 years, the home at 954 McDonald Ave. has been sitting entirely on the municipal road allowance. But it wasn’t until just recently, when the Municipality of Kincardine began making plans to reconstruct and re-align the intersection of McDonald and Broadway Street that it became a cause of concern.

 Youth council looks to put its mark on the Kincardine Reunion

By Barb McKay

A youth-friendly event is being considered for the 2018 Old Boys/Old Girls Reunion.

Kincardine BIA downtown development manager Rick Clarke was the guest speaker at last week’s Kincardine Youth Council meeting, where the discussion turned to incorporating activities for youth into Kincardine’s major events. The council members said most community events have activities for young children and adults, but very little for those between the ages of 12 and 18.

“There are a lot of festivals, but there isn’t a lot for youth,” said council member Brooklyn Lampi.

“It would be nice if the Scottish Festival was more inclusive for youth,” said fellow council member Andrew McKay, who pointed to the age of majority restrictions for the evening concerts.

Egg chaos

This was the scene Saturday at the annual Rotary Easter Egg Hunt at Victoria Park in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)

 Condo development planned for Durham Street

By Barb McKay

A condominium development on Durham Street has received the green light from the Municipality of Kincardine council.

Leah Barrie, a municipal planner for the County of Bruce, presented an application to council during its meeting last Wednesday to rezone a large property on Durham Street, across from the Davidson Centre, to accommodate 25 condo units. Property owners Hugh and Janey Campbell have converted the existing farm house on the property into a duplex and are now planning to create a high-end condominium development.

Kincardine fire department completes PTSD prevention plan

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department has completed a plan that will help prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for its members who encounter stressful and traumatic incidents on the job.

Sargent & Lundy moves into town

Mayor Anne Eadie, Sargent & Lundy executive vice-president Delfo Bianchini, CG$I vice-president Chip Ray and Bruce Power president and CEO Mike Renchek last week at an official opening of a Sargent & Lundy office. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Dirt bike, tools swiped in Huron Twp.

A dirt bike and power tools were among the items reported as stolen to the South-Bruce OPP on April 12.

Between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on that day, a detached shed at a  Sideroad 10, Huron Twp. residence was entered. The list of stolen property included a red Honda CRF150 dirt bike, three yellow DeWalt cordless drills, two yellow DeWalt drills, a red Snap-on cordless drill and a yellow DeWalt reciprocating saw. The value of the stolen property is estimated to be more than $2,500.

Police ask anyone with information that could assist in this investigation to call 1-888-310-1122. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a web-tip at and you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 Huron Heights wins Bluewater basketball

Huron Heights Public School won the Bluewater Boys Basketball championship last week in Owen Sound.

The HHPS Lightning Hawks qualified for the tournament by winning the Southwest Regional tournament March 29 at Kincardine District Secondary School. Last Tuesday in Owen Sound, they were joined by other regional champions Syndenham (Owen Sound), GC Huston (Southampton), Hepworth, John Diefenbaker (Hanover), Osprey (Maxwell), Mildmay-Carrick and Georgian Bay (Meaford).

Huron Heights opened the tournament against Hepworth. Mack Beisel and Holden Stevenson each scored eight points, but it was a great team effort that propelled the Lightning Hawks to a 38-16 win.

The second game pitted HHPS against an extremely aggressive team from Hanover. The Lightning Hawks were able to shut down JDSS' offence, however, to come away with a 26-13 victory. Mack Beisel had 10 points for Huron Heights, while Jordan Beisel chipped in with five.

Winning team

Roberto Alomar, centre, draws the names of Bruce Power employees who donated to the United Way of Bruce Grey. They would win prizes at the Untied Way Campaign Launch last Tuesday at Bruce Power. The company aims to raise $1.6 million for the local United Way over the next three years. Also pictured is president and CEO Mike Rencheck, left, United Way executive director Francesa Dobyn and board chair Nick Lovell. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

 Free Wi-Fi now in downtown Kincardine

By Barb McKay

Free Wi-Fi service is now available in downtown Kincardine.

Bruce Telecom made the announcement last Tuesday during a celebration at the Bruce Steakhouse alongside its partners in the venture – the Kincardine BIA and Municipality of Kincardine.

“Bringing a solution to the market is something that has been talked about for a while,” said Bruce Telecom CEO Bart Cameron. “The work that is being done by the BIA, the municipality and the Community Economic Development Committee – this is a part of that.”

Kincardine BIA downtown development manager Rick Clarke said the initiative to bring free Wi-Fi service to the downtown core began back in 2011.