Station Beach safe for swimming

Swimmers can once again flock to Station Beach.


The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported Friday that the unsafe swimming posting has been removed from the Kincardine beach after water samples taken Wednesday indicated that bacteria levels are within the acceptable limits. The beach was posted as unsafe for swimming a week earlier after water samples taken Aug. 14 showed bacteria levels that are higher than the provincial standard for what’s acceptable.


The health unit is reminding swimmers that conditions can change quickly and high winds and heavy rain can have a negative impact on water quality.

Cubs, Laurier meet tonight at Connaught Park

Ballantyne brings defending OUA champs to town for exhibition

By Josh Howald

The Cubbies won't see any teams like this at the OBA tournament.

The Cubs score a run against WLU in the 2011 exhibition game between Kincardine and the Golden Hawks. First pitch is tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Tout Field at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Independent file photo/Howald)


The Kincardine senior baseball team will have its work cut out for them tonight (Wednesday) as they host the Sir Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks for an exhibition contest at Connaught Park.

FIve alarm fun

There was more than good food to be found at Sunday's Firemen's Beef Barbeque at the Kincardine Fire Hall. These youngsters took advantage of the visit to check out the Municipality of Kincardine's fleet of fire trucks. Sitting for a photo are, from left, Adalee Turland, 5, Leylah King, 2, and Nolan King, 4. (Josh Howald photo)

Bruce Telecom agreement not terminated, says municipality

 Contrary to a report issued by the Competition Bureau, the sale of Bruce Telecom to Eastlink is still in process, according to the Municipality of Kincardine.


The municipality issued its own media release Friday afternoon, responding to a release from the federal bureau, which stated that the pending acquisition of the telecommunications by Eastlink had been terminated.


Kincardine in breach of Municipal Act for closed door meetings

Municipality disagrees with findings, public meeting scheduled

By Barb McKay


An investigation into closed door meetings held by Kincardine council over the sale of Bruce Telecom has found that the municipality has violated the Municipal Act.


According to the report, prepared and released to the municipality by Amberley Gavel Ltd. on July 22, “Amberley Gavel has concluded the council for the Municipality of Kincardine intentionally breached the open meetings requirement of the Municipal Act in closing its meetings to the public between February 6, 2013 and January 20, 2014 during discussions of the proposed sale of Bruce Telecom.”


Wave riders

These surfers prepare to take the plunge off the end of the south pier last Wednesday in Kincardine, when high winds made conditions on Lake Huron ideal for surfing. More than a dozen surfers were in the water at Station Beach. (Josh Howald photo)

Construction underway at medical marijuana plant

By Barb McKay


AMMCan has received its building permits from the Municipality of Kincardine and has begun construction on what is primed to become the largest producer of medical marijuana in Canada.



Sophie, 8, and Slade Twolan, 11, enjoy the meal at Point Clark's Cornfest celebrations Sunday afternoon in Point Clark. A good crowd turned out to enjoy the food, car show and live entertainment despite some rainy weather. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine’s Service Ontario office closed temporarily

The Service Ontario office in Kincardine will be closed for two weeks.


Cynthia Vukets, spokesperson for Service Ontario, said the branch will be closed as of today (Aug. 20) and will re-open Sept. 2. She said the office is being closed for that period for personal reasons.


During that time, residents can visit the nearest Service Ontario branches at 559 Goderich Street, Unit 119 in Port Elgin; 203 Cayley Street, Walkerton; or 185 Josephine Street, Wingham.

Lions ready to begin work on splash pad

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Lions Club splash pad is truly becoming a community project.


Last Wednesday, Kincardine council agreed to award the contract to the project to Open Space Solutions Inc. on the basis that the company will carry it out as a Community Build project. That means Open Space Solutions will work with local contractors and even volunteers to complete the splash pad.