New Bruce Power training facility raises economic expectations, traffic concerns

By Barb McKay

Construction on a new Bruce Power facility in Kincardine could begin as early as this fall.

Representatives from Bruce Power and consulting firm Stantec attended last Wednesday’s Municipality of Kincardine council meeting to discuss plans for a training and education facility that will be located behind Gary Street and the Sutton Park Mall.


Point Clark harbour renovation and beautification project gets underway

Boat club fundraising for numerous improvements

By Barb McKay

The Point Clark Boat Club is undertaking a major project to renovate and improve the Point Clark harbour.


Dinner music

Maggie and Sarah Durnin provided the musical entertainment at the Point Clark Lighthouse Festival corn roast Saturday. (Josh Howald photo)


Inverhuron not adequately protected in municipal nuclear emergency plan, says resident

By Barb McKay

An Inverhuron resident says the hamlet is inappropriately categorized in the municipality’s nuclear emergency response plan, which puts the community at a serious disadvantage if a nuclear accident were to occur.

Eugene Bourgeois addressed the Municipality of Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday and called on the municipality to re-categorize Inverhuron in its emergency plan by placing it in the ‘Contiguous Zone’ rather than the ‘Primary Zone’. Bourgeois said the contiguous zone is an area that demands the highest and most detailed level of emergency planning. Tiverton is in the primary zone, but because of Inverhuron’s close proximity to the Bruce Power site, he said, its residents are at greater risk if an accident were to occur.


Water service restored after short disruption

Kincardine’s water treatment plant is back in service after it was taken offline for a short time earlier this week.

Municipality of Kincardine Public Works Director Adam Weishar issued a public notice on Sunday that the municipality was experiencing issues with its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the Kincardine water supply and had temporarily switched over to the Huron-Kinloss water supply. Residents were asked to conserve water while Kincardine accessed water from the neighbouring township.


Wall of Fame unveiled Friday

By Josh Howald

The Municipality of Kincardine will unveil a Sports Wall of Fame Friday night at the Davidson Centre.

 

A banquet is being held at the Davidson Centre to unveil the Wall of Fame and induct the wall's original members. A social is planned for 5:30 p.m., with a meal to follow at 6:30 p.m., speeches at 7:30 p.m. followed by the unveiling of the Wall.

 


Port Elgin's Pepin wins derby

By Josh Howald

Dan Pepin might finally be getting a boat of his own.

 

Dan Pepin, left, and Brian Lang of the Chantry Chinook Classic Fish Derby committee Sunday in Tiverton.

 


On the bubble

Marcus Boucher looks at his bubble wand in amazement during the annual BIA Street Party Sunday on Queen Street in Kincardine. There was also a petting zoo, live music and plenty of downtown store sales. (Andrew McKay photo)


 Water leak at Bruce Power handled according to procedure, says company

There were no impacts as a result of a water leak at the Bruce A generating station, according to a Bruce Power statement.

Last Wednesday, with Unit 3 in a planned shutdown, crews encountered an issue with a pump as they aligned the unit for an inspection program. As a result, a quantity of water leaked in the area of the pump and was contained within a diked area immediately adjacent to the pump, as designed.

“This area is in place to collect leakage if it occurs,” Bruce Power spokesperson John Peevers said in a statement. “Crews have cleaned up the water and there are no impacts to staff, the public or the environment.”

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission was notified of the incident. Bruce A Units 1, 2 and 4 and the four Bruce B units continue to provide electricity to the Ontario grid.


Regional unemployment rate at record low

The July unemployment rate for region Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth region has hit its lowest level since 2001, dropping to a record-low 2.9 per cent.

The Four County Labour Market Planning Board released its report for July, which uses data from the latest Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey. The decrease of the unemployment rate, the board reported, was mostly due to a notable gain in employment. At the same time, the unemployment rate in Ontario increased by 0.2 per cent to 6.4 per cent.