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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.


 Hunt for missing woman ends Saturday

By Josh Howald

The search for a missing Kincardine woman ended Saturday morning.

Police recovered the body of Yvonne Martin at 10:40 a.m. along the shoreline in Kincardine. Police didn't specify in what area it was found.

The South-Bruce OPP issued a release Saturday afternoon that said foul play is not suspected.

Yvonne Martin, 64, was reported missing Wednesday at 11:47 p.m. Police said she left her Baird St. home around 9:40 p.m. to run some errands and never returned home. Her black Ford Fusion was found on Harbour St. in Kincardine.

That's what prompted fears she was in Lake Huron, and that is where a heavy police search was focused.


Tennis?

Work is finally underway at the Kincardine Tennis Courts. (Josh Howald photo)


 Two dead in plane crash

Two people were killed in a plane crash Wednesday night near Goderich.

Witnesses reported seeing a small airplane flying in distress near Goderich Municipal Sky Harbour Airport Wednesday at 8:43 p.m. A ground, air and water search was immediately launched by the OPP and the Trenton Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre. There was also assistance from the Huron OPP, the Goderich Fire Department and Huron County Paramedic Services.

At 2:30 a.m. Thursday, the Huron OPP Marine Unit located crash debris from a small, fixed wing plane in Lake Huron about 1.5 kilometres from the shoreline west of the airport. Police also located an adult female nearby in the water. She was transported to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She was later identified as Veronica Draghici, 36, of Brampton.


 New water treatment plant best option to service Bruce Power, says engineer

By Barb McKay

Extending water and wastewater services to Bruce Power would very likely require a new water treatment plant in the north end of the municipality, according to engineers.

Representatives from B.M. Ross and Associates, which is developing a water and wastewater master plan for the Municipality of Kincardine, provided aprogress update to council during last Wednesday’s meeting. The public works department initiated the study one year ago to determine the municipality’s short- and long-term needs for servicing, focusing on Tiverton; Kincardine, including land east of the hospital and the Highways 9 and 21 business park; the lakeshore area from Inverhuron to the West Ridge on the Lake subdivision; and the Bruce Energy Centre.


Police hunt for missing Kincardine woman

Helicopters, boats and police dogs are all currently active in the search for a missing Kincardine woman.

Yvonne Martin has been missing since Wednesday night. (photo courtesy of South-Bruce OPP)


Girls day out

This fun foursome was one of 16 teams that played in the Ladies Golf For Kids Sake at BlackHorse Golf Course last Saturday in support of Kincardine BBBS. The event raised more than $6,800. From left are Lynn Bradley, Linda MacTavish, Brenda Ackert and Janet Ritz. (Barb McKay photo)


Public transportation options for Kincardine being investigated

By Barb McKay

For many in Kincardine - primarily seniors and those with limited incomes - getting around town can be a considerable challenge.

The lack of public transportation in the municipality is an issue that has been raised time and again over the years by social service agencies, seniors groups and the community at large. Now, a committee has formed to try to come up with a solution.