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Floody Roads

Some wild, windy, warm and wet weather wreaked havoc around Bruce County Sunday. Point Clark residents had power knocked out Saturday night, while flood warnings were issued for all of Bruce and Grey Countils on Sunday and Monday. Walkerton, perhaps, was hit harder than any other town. Numerous homes were flooded, five streets had to be closed and the fast-moving water was up almost flush with the bottom of the hill by Lobies Park.


Kincardine council divided over support of new Bell tower

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine council is not supporting the construction of a new Bell tower on the Kincardine Legion property.

 

Representatives from the Legion and Bell Mobility came to last Wednesday’s council meeting looking for concurrence for the installation of a wireless telecommunications tower on the Lambton Street property.


Announcements coming on natural gas project

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine is taking another step forward in its effort to bring natural gas to the region.

 

Following a closed session meeting last Wednesday, Kincardine council passed a motion to direct staff to work in conjunction with consultants on phase one of the natural gas project, which will include finalizing and approving a memorandum of agreement with the Township of Huron-Kinloss and Municipality of Arran-Elderslie. The municipalities will also conclude the feasibility and business case studies.

 


Council considers how to replace Coristine

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine council will decide tonight how it wants to fill the seat left vacant by Ron Coristine.

 

Coristine resigned from council on April 2 after taking on the position of executive director for the Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC). The Municipal Act requires municipalities to fill vacancies within 60 days. Coristine’s seat was officially declared vacant last Wednesday.

 


Cook with class

John Adams, prep chef at the Bruce Steakhouse, explained some basics and walked students through a meal Friday at Kincardine District Secondary Schoool. He conducted the first session of the Kincardine Community Cooking CLub, which you're invited to join. Check them out here on facebook, or for the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.  (Josh Howald photo)


Flatbed missing

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a stolen flatbed trailer at 10:43 a.m. on April 11.

The trailer had been stolen from Stolz Sales and Service in the 1400 block of Highway 9, Carrick Twp. It was taken sometime between April 4 at noon and April 9 at noon. It is described as a silver 2013 Vnel trailer, double axle, galvanized steel with the licence plate #K26212Z and the VIN#2V9US124ODC011743.

The value of the trailer is estimated to more than $3,500.

If you have any information that could assist police, call 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.


Westario to upgrade distribution system in Kincardine

 Westario Power has planned a six-month line construction project in parts of Kincardine to improve the safety and reliability of its distribution system.

 

The utility company announced last week that work will be carried out between April and October along Broadway Street, Huron Terrace, Adelaide, Durham, Queen, Lambton, William and South streets. The work will be done by third party contractors.

 


Point Clark Lighthouse to open in August

By Barb McKay

 

The Point Clark Lighthouse is expected to be open to visitors before the summer’s end.

 

Parks Canada and Public Works Canada notified the township that restoration of the historic lighthouse tower is expected to be complete by August. The two federal bodies are working closely with township staff to come up with a date for the grand re-opening. The annual Point Clark Lighthouse Festival is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 15 and 16 and the township is hoping it can hold the re-opening ceremony in conjunction with the event.

 


No walking on water

There would certainly be no walking to the break wall last weekend. With warm temperatures hitting town Saturday, people got a taste of Spring weather. It didn't last long though, with wind, rain and snow hitting the region Saturday night. THere were several layers of water and ice sitting on Lake Huron under a thick blanket of fog Sunday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)


SBGHC birthing centre had record number of births

 By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine had a baby boom last year, if statistics from the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) are any indication.

 

The health centre announced last week that a total of 365 babies were delivered at the family birthing centre at the Walkerton site last year, setting a record for the facility. The year prior, 322 babies were delivered.

 

“We’re ecstatic to see so many families utilizing our family birthing centre,” SBGHC president and CEO Paul Rosebush said in a media release. “Our staff, physicians and midwives, and family-centred approach, are second to none.”