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No more flying lanterns in Kincardine

By Barb McKay

Flying lanterns are now prohibited in the Municipality of Kincardine.

Municipality of Kincardine Fire Chief Kent Padfield presented revisions to the municipal open air burning bylaw and the sale and use of fireworks bylaw during Kincardine council’s meeting last Wednesday. Padfield said he studied the bylaws of several other municipalities throughout the province and made revisions to reflect best practices.


Business survey highlights strengths and weaknesses in Kincardine

By Barb McKay

A recent survey indicates that businesses are operating successfully in Kincardine, but there is room for improvement.

The business survey, completed by Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC), with the Municipality of Kincardine, Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce and the Kincardine BIA, was completed over a period of five weeks – from mid-May until late June.


Thanks!

It was easy to be thankful for where we live Sunday evening at the Lake Huron shoreline. All kinds of people were out to enjoy another gorgeous sunset (Josh Howald photo)


Township looks to recover costs from Ripley lagoon operation from vehicle owner

Huron-Kinloss council briefs

By Barb McKay

The township will look to recoup the costs of a recovery operation at the Ripley lagoon from the owner of a stolen car that was retrieved from the water.

Ripley-Huron Fire Chief Chris Cleave provided Huron-Kinloss council with a report of the incident during its meeting last Monday evening. The fire department was called out to the lagoon on Park Street to assist the South Bruce OPP around 2 a.m. on Sept. 25 where police were responding to a call that a vehicle had driven into the water.


Parading through Ripley

Brett McDonell was one of several youngsters to take part in the Ripley Fall Fair parade Saturday morning. A huge crowd turned out to watch the parade. For a full page of photos from this year's Ripley Fall Fair, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kicnardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


News on Kincardine’s hospital redevelopment project expected this week

By Barb McKay

An announcement is expected today (Wednesday) on Kincardine’s hospital redevelopment project.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) President and CEO Paul Rosebush said an update on the project will be made this evening during the health centre’s board of directors meeting at the Chesley hospital.


OMB decision pending on Willow West housing development

By Barb McKay

A decision is in the hands of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to determine if a housing development on the edge of the Willow West subdivision is appropriate for that neighbourhood.


Car recovered in lagoon

Police were conducting a RIDE checkpoint in Ripley at 2 a.m., Sept. 25, when a grey Toyota Corolla drove past.

The vehicle went east along Park St., and officers located it in a lagoon beyond the east end of Park St. in Ripley. Through investigation, officers determined the car had been reported stolen.


Fall weather?

Cleary Conant, 3, of Kincardine splashes in Lake Huron Monday afternoon at the north beach near the pavilion. Conant and her brother Cael were enjoying some late summer weather that also brought warm lake conditions. (Josh Howald photo)


Resident says municipality removed trees from her property without her consent

By Barb McKay

Patricia Hoffman was shocked when she arrived at her home on Harbour Street one day in September 2014 to discover that a row of 60-year-old cedar trees that lined the back of her property had been chopped down.

Since then, she has been in contact with the municipality and marina searching for answers and getting none. Last Wednesday, three years after the trees were removed, Hoffman appeared as a delegation to the Municipality of Kincardine council asking that the trees be replaced.

Hoffman has lived at 222 Harbour Street, near the lighthouse, since 2001 and has looked after the cedars that were planted after the home was built.