By Barb McKay
Plans are well underway for this year’s Grand Prix de Kincardine snowmobile races and organizers are cautiously optimistic that weather conditions will be optimal.
Registration is open for the sixth annual event, which draws snowmobile enthusiasts from throughout the province. The two-day event will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at the Williamson property at
With below zero temperatures and more than two feet of snow on the ground, organizer Rob Noakes is hopeful that nothing changes in the days leading up to the races.
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That said, the weather has certainly had an impact locally. All schools remained closed today, and numerous events have been cancelled or postponed. As of Tuesday at 3 p.m., every highway and major road in Bruce County remained closed. The South-Bruce OPP advised people unless absolutely necessary, as visibility is poor, even in downtown Kincardine.
Stay warm and stay safe!
The Kincardine Home Hardware novice Kinucks celebrate a double-overtime winner from the stick of Quinton Page Monday morning at the Davidson Centre. The goal gave the Kinucks a 1-0 win over BCH and a berth at the International Silver Stick Finals next month. For the full story, don't miss the next print edition of The Kincardine Independent. The Independent will re-open following a holiday break today (Thursday) at 9 a.m., with regular hours now back in effect. (Josh Howald photo)
The Kincardine and District Secondary School Christmas Knights campaign ran Saturday, and the annual food and toy drive for the Kincardine and Community Services Association Hamper Program was again a success. More than 100 students collected food and toy items and delivered them to St. Anthony's Church, where they were sorted by volunteers. This year's hamper program will benefit more than 50 families. From left are students Delange Mowle, Meaghan Carter, Declan Mowle and Aibhilin Mowle. (Barb McKay photo)
By Barb McKay
The cost of repairs to the Municipal Administration Centre (MAC) building has some councillors wondering if it’s time the municipality looked for a new location.
Council learned during its meeting last Wednesday that necessary repairs and renovations to the municipal building could cost as much as $1.8 million. Larry Walton, of NA Engineering, the firm that completed an assessment of the condition of the building, presented cost estimates for several upgrades.
By Barb McKay
Kincardine has officially started the process to form a natural gas corporation.
Municipal CAO Murray Clarke told The Independent Monday via email that council met with legal firm Borden Ladner Gervais during a closed meeting last Wednesday about advancing the project to bring natural gas to the region. When council returned to open session it passed a motion to hire the firm to carry out the first phase of the project.
Glenna Angus rings in a customer's order Saturday at Scoop and Save, in Kincardine. Angus is retiring after 32 years. Saturday was her final day on the job, and the store is now closed. (Eric Howald photo)
By Barb McKay
A new hotel for Kincardine is a step closer to becoming a reality.
During its meeting last Wednesday, council gave initial approval to a site plan agreement for a TownPlace Suites Marriott on
A quantity of cash was stolen in a break-in at Kincardine Cable TV last week.
The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in at the Cable TV office on Bruce Ave. at 8:43 a.m. on December 9. Sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 7 a.m. on Dec. 8, the building was forcibly entered through a door on the east side. A quantity of petty cash was stolen from the office area. Police didn't say how much money was missing, and did not provide an estimate on the cost of the repairs.
Kincardine native Garrett McFadden all alone with Owen Sound Attack goaltender Brandon Hope last week when the Guelph Storm visited the Bayshore. Hope stood tall on the play, but the Storm shut out Owen Sound by a 4-0 score. McFadden has seen some time as a forward recently, for more details, see this week's In the Slot... (Ian Brooks photo, special to the Independent)