DGR decision could be delayed until 2019


By Barb McKay


There could be a new federal government in power before a decision is made on Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) proposed project to build a deep geologic repository to store low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste.


Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna made a request to OPG on Aug. 21 to update its cumulative effects analysis of the potential cumulative effects of the project on physical and cultural heritage. The request is in response to a letter to McKenna from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) asking for additional information.


Making the holidays merry

Volunteers with the Kincardine Community Services Association were hard at work in the basement of St. Anthony's Catholic Church on Saturday morning sorting new toys and non-perishable food items to be placed in Christmas hampers for families in need. Kincardine and District Secondary School Christmas Knights travelled around neighbourhoods in Kincardine collecting donations for the toy and food drive. (Barb McKay photo)

Is he here yet?

Sadie, Skye and Pharah Chisholm eagerly await Santa in the annual Kincardine Santa Claus parade Saturday night. (Pauline Kerr photo)

Bruce Telecom CEO resigns


Bart Cameron has resigned as president and CEO of Bruce Telecom.


Bruce Telecom issued a statement last Wednesday with the announcement and indicated that Cameron’s resignation was effective that very day.


Huron Shores Hospice in need of volunteers

Second round of fundraising underway with Christmas campaign


By Barb McKay

As Huron Shores Hospice moves closer to finalizing its plans for a residential hospice suite, the pressure is on to find volunteers to help support it.

Huron Shores Hospice board of director Chair Cheryl Cottrill told The Independent last week that volunteers are needed in a number of capacities to ensure that the residential hospice is successful. Specifically, the hospice requires finance and governance committee members and patient comfort volunteers.

All I want for Christmas is...

One-year-old Hudson York is too little to tell Santa what he wants for Christmas, but Santa knows. (Pauline Kerr photo)



It is with grieving hearts we share the sudden and unexpected passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Etta Isabel Grace Dickieson (née Bolton) in her 86th year on Nov. 22, 2017, in Kincardine.


Etta was the daughter of the late Robert and Rose Etta Bolton of Teeswater.


Wife of George (predeceased) and companion of Alex Smith (predeceased).




By Barb McKay


A new National Housing Strategy unveiled last week appears to be in line with Bruce County’s vision to end homelessness, but if it will ultimately help the county achieve its goals is still unknown, according to local housing officials.




By Pauline Kerr

While alcohol continues to cause more harm than any other drug in the area, the opioid* crisis is here, and municipal leaders are in a unique position to help deal with it. This was the message delivered by Lynda Bumstead of the Grey Bruce Health Unit and Dave Roy of Hope Grey Bruce to members of Huron-Kinloss Township council last Monday.

Their presentation was entitled Opioid Crisis: A Call to Action.

Kincardine Hometown Christmas

So soft
Little Kayley MacKay finds the donkey very soft to pet. The petting zoo also had camels and several other animals. (Pauline Kerr photo)