Drugs on wheels wheeled

Police have charged three people with a variety of offences after making a traffic stop last Tuesday in Lucknow.

A little after 10 p.m., members of the South- Bruce OPP and OPP Community Street Crime Unit checked a silver Chrysler 200 on Campbell St. in Lucknow. Officers found a quantity of illegal drugs in the vehicle.

Demo day

Demolition crews took down the building at the corner of Queen St. and Durham Market Square Thursday afternoon. The building was originally the Farley Lumber and Planing Mill and has stood there since 1919. The property will be developed by Keith Battler. (Josh Howald photo)

Province gives SBGHC green light to start planning for Kincardine hospital redevelopment

By Barb McKay

The Kincardine hospital redevelopment project has been approved to move into the planning phase.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) President and CEO Paul Rosebush announced last Wednesday evening that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has given the health centre the green light to proceed with the first stage of planning for the $30 million project. The ministry also provided a $500,000 planning grant.

Tight-knit group graduates from KDSS

By Josh Howald

The 2017 graduating class from Kincardine District Secondary School is a close-knit, hard-working group looking for success.

Sophia Tomaini and Sam Colquohoun prior to Friday night`s commencement ceremonies. (Josh Howald photo)

Fun at the Tiverton Fair

Lily Anne Cowie, 8, has fun with bubbles at the Tiverton Fall Fair. For a full page of photos from this year`s fair, don`t miss this week`s print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Two arrested in Dungannon incident

By Josh Howald

A 29-year-old Perth County man went on the run for four days, but turned himself in at the Huron OPP Detachment.

The man walked into the Huron County OPP Detachment and turned himself in early Thursday morning. He had been wanted in relation to a weapons-related incident that took place Sept. 28 on River Mill Line.

He becomes the second to be charged in regards to this incident, which took place near Dungannon. Police said last week that the owner of a side-by-side utility vehicle (UTV) had the machine stolen, and learned it was being stored at a River Mill Line property. With that information, the owner and a friend went to the property with the intention of recovering the UTV. However, they were met with resistance and a confrontation ensued. Ultimately, the men retreated from the property. As they were driving off, a 29-year-old man fired a shot from a rifle in the direction of the vehicle.

Kayaker aims to be first to circumnavigate Great Lakes

By Barb McKay

Traci Lynn Martin began her journey of circumnavigating the Great Lakes in a kayak to achieve a dream but also to encourage others to reach for theirs. Now, those who she sought to inspire have become her driving force.

Travi Lynn Martin, second from right, stopped at the north end of Kincardine last week on her journey around Lake Huron in a surf ski kayak. With her are George and Christine Schiestel, her hosts in Kincardine, and travel companions Marv Kuziel and Bill Noble. (Barb McKay photo)

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.


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)