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Benched

A youngster checks out the view of Lake Huron from the waterfront in Point Clark Saturday afternoon during the Point Clark Lighthouse Festival. The lake was choppy, but warm on the weekend. (Josh Howald photo)


Bruce Power, AREVA partner to produce radioisotopes for cancer treatment

By Barb McKay

Radioisotope production at Bruce Power could be one Ontario girl’s only option to win her battle with cancer.


Saturday march

The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band marches Saturday night through downtown Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


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.


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.