Class-act musicians Shane Cook and Jake Charron wow at Walker House

By Barb McKay


With fingers and bow moving lightning fast across the strings of his fiddle, and feet tapping in perfect co-ordination with the music, Shane Cook didn’t break a sweat. In fact, he looked perfectly at ease.



Shane Cook, left, and Jake Charron Saturday night at the Walker House in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)



Rural family health teams need support to compete, says Thompson

By Barb McKay


Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson said the message is clear; rural family health teams need more funding if they are to be successful and recruit health care professionals.


The local Member of Provincial Parliament hosted a round table discussion in Belgrave Wednesday with interim Ontario PC leader and former health minister Jim Wilson. Administrators from family health teams within the two counties attended to offer their thoughts and opinions on the issues facing their teams.


Thompson said the province has essentially handcuffed family health teams by not increasing funding since 2008.

Meet Me in St. Louis

The Kincardine Theatre Guild's production of Meet Me in St. Louis is a great holiday show for the whole family. You can find a full review by Barb McKay in this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. From left are Sandy Nelson, Brontae Hunter, Danielle Douglas, Steven Travale, Sid Duggan, Devony House, Kathryn Low and Marilyn Clarke. (Barb McKay photo)

No exotic animal bylaw for Kincardine

By Barb McKay


If you have adopted a kangaroo into your family, no need to worry. Kincardine has elected not to adopt an exotic animal bylaw.


Council came to the concensus during its meeting last Wednesday that the bylaw, as it was drafted, wasn’t clear enough to enact.


“I don’t think we’ve had enough discussion,” said councillor Jacqueline Faubert. “There’s still too much of a grey area to be passed as a bylaw.”


Knights win CWOSSA title

Senior girls basketball team off to provincial tournament

By Josh Howald

The Knights are CWOSSA champs, and headed for OFSAA.

THe 2014 CWOSSA A Senior Girls Basketball champion Kincardine District Secondary School Knights. (photo courtesy of Marley Martyn)


The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team captured the CWOSSA A championship Thursday afternoon at Peninsula Shores District School in Wiarton.

Christmas spirit

Jim Troyak and Corrine Roberston-Brown of J'Adorn pause for a photo by the tree between greeting guests to Troyak's home on Queen Street at Nelson Street on Sunday. His home was just one of the stops along the Kincardine Cristmas Tour of Homes, a fundraiser for the Kincardine Hospital. A number of local businesses, including J'Adorn, helped decorate the homes for the weekend. More than 700 tickets were sold, and each tour stop had a steady stream of visitors both days despite some miserable, un-Christmas like weather conditions. (Josh Howald photo)

Health Canada study leaves more questions than answers, MOH

Wind turbine noise and health study results require peer review

By Barb McKay


A much-anticipated study by Health Canada into possible relationship between industrial wind turbine noise and health complaints of people living near them leaves questions unanswered, says Dr. Hazel Lynn.


Mitch Twolan running for Bruce County warden

By Barb McKay


Huron-Kinloss Township mayor Mitch Twolan has entered his name for Bruce County warden.


Twolan, who has held the mayor’s seat in the township since 2004, was re-elected in the municipal election held Oct. 27. The Bruce County mayors will select a warden in early December. So far, Twolan is the only one to step forward. He comes with experience, having held the role in 2007.

Holiday shopping

Sharon Courtney of Point Clark was selling her wares, including the quilts seen behind her, at the annual Lions Bazaar Saturday at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton. Some nasty weather didn't do much for the bazaar, or the Ecumenical Bazaar at the Kincardine United Church of the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Tiverton Cenotaph. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine woman runs stop sign, four injured

A 71-year-old Kincardine woman has been charged after a two-vehicle crash last Tuesday in Teeswater.

Four people, including the woman, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuires as a result of the crash, which happened at the intersection of Clinton Street North and Hillcrest Street in Teeswater.

Police, along with the Teeswater Fire Department and Bruce County EMS, responded to a report of the crash, just after 5 p.m. On the scene, they learned a grey Nissan Juke had been driving west on Hillcrest St. when it pulled into the path of a black Chrysler 200 that was driving north on Clinton Street.

Each vehicle had two occupants, and all four people were taken to hospital for treatment, including the Kincardine woman who was later charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.