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Magic! BBBS turns 30

JP Magic hams it up with Myla and Blake Edwards at Saturday's 30th anniversary celebrations for Kincardine Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Bruce Steakhouse. The local BBBS used the occasion to draw Lynne Bradley's name as the grand prize winner for their raffle draw for a flight to anywhere in the world West Jet flies. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine in danger of losing funding for Inverhuron servicing project

The Municipality of Kincardine is appealing to the province to grant an extension on the Inverhuron sewer and water servicing project to prevent it from losing a $6 million grant.

 

In a letter to Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, mayor Larry Kraemer said delays make it impossible for the municipality to meet the project completion deadline of March 31, 2016. Kincardine received a grant of $6,076,400 in March 2009 for the project, contingent on meeting the deadline. The entire project is expected to top $9.3 million.

 


Export opportunities could come from businesses working together

By Barb McKay

 

PREDC is examining new opportunities for export that would encourage local producers to work together.

 

As Canada recently forged a foreign investment agreement with China, local economic development experts are looking at how Bruce County could be taking advantage of opportunities to sell their products abroad.

 


Cardiac rehab clinic needs community support

With no government funding, co-ordinators look for donations to keep program afloat

By Barb McKay

 

John Howard has always led a healthy life with a focus on physical activity.

 

 

From left, Doug Tatum, John Howard and Paul Williamson are three of the nearly 90 patients working through the Kincardine Cardiac Rehabiliation program. (Barb McKay photo)

 


Pedestrian hit, driver charged

A 56-year-old Kincardine resident has been charged after hitting a pedestrian on Nov. 13.

Police received a report regarding a collision between a pick-up truck and a pedestrian shortly after 7 p.m. on Nov. 13. The incident had occurred earlier in the day at the intersection of Highway 21 and Durham Street in Kincardine.


Festive RIDE program officially underway

'Tis the season to be jolly, but remember 'tis also the season for Festive RIDE checkpoints.

 

The OPP is out in full force during the 2014 Festive RIDE campaign, which started on Monday and runs until January 2, 2015. The South-Bruce OPP issued a release stating that while the number of motorists who choose to drive while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs may be small, they pose a significant danger on the roads that is both unacceptable and completely preventable.

 


Kendal and Camel

Kendal Pollock, 2, got up close and personal with a camel from the live nativity at Kincardine's Hometown Christmas Friday night in the downtown. For a full page of photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Kincardine service fees to increase next year

Water rates to rise by four per cent

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine residents can expect to see a fee increase for several services next year.

 

While most rates and fees will rise by three per cent in 2015 to account for increases in staff wages and operational expenses, some recreational charges have been hiked substantially. Summer day camp fees, for example, will increase by seven per cent. The March Break camp rate will be an additional $8 next year. Professional development days and daily rental rates for the gymnasium at the Davidson Centre will increase by $2.25 and birthday party rates will increase by $7.08.

 


No breach of Municipal Act with Armow Wind closed meeting

Kincardine’s closed meeting investigators found council did not violate the Municipal Act by holding a closed meeting to discuss a development agreement with Armow Wind.

 

The investigation by Amberley Gavel was prompted by a complaint received Aug. 1 regarding a closed meeting of council held May 21. According to the investigators’ report, the complaint had to do with the procedure for calling the closed meeting and the amount of notice that was given to the public.

 


Hometown Christmas

The hay wagon rides were popular at Kincardine's Hometown Christmas Friday night downtown. For a full page of photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)