Peaceful picket


Fight for $15 and Fairness and the Ontario Federation of Labour conducted an information picket over the lunch hour Friday at the Queen St., Kincardine, Tim Hortons. Organizations represented at the rally were Grey Bruce Labour Council, Power Workers of Ontario, Public Service Employees, Society of Energy Professionals and Nova Scotia General Employees. Shown (back) are Gary Franklin of the Power Workers Union, Kevin Smith representing the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and the Grey Bruce Labour Council (he’s president), (front) Dave Trumble - vice-president of the Grey Bruce Labour Council, and Mike Dunn holding the Nova Scotia General Employees flag. For more details, pick up a copy of this week’s Kincardine Independent (Pauline Kerr photo)

Lieutenant Governor opens new Kincardine cross country ski trail


By Barb McKay


A trail provides more than just an opportunity for recreation, it also connects people.


Council divided over funding Tiverton community centre, servicing business park, or neither


By Barb McKay


Prioritizing infrastructure projects has become a significant challenge in setting the 2018 Municipality of Kincardine budget.


Ice jam

Unseasonably warm temperatures last week thawed ice on Lake Huron and forced it into the Penetangore River near the Queen Street bridge. (photo courtesy of Steve Small)

Westario Power looks to raise rates


By Barb McKay


Westario Power customers could see their rates increase.


HK man arrested after Ripley-area chase


A police officer and a civilian were injured Saturday after a man drove through a police barricade near Ripley on Saturday.


According to a report from the South Bruce OPP, police were looking for looking for a man who was wanted for an incident the day prior where threats were made and a firearm was involved. Shortly after noon on Saturday, police spotted the man they were seeking driving on Bruce Road 6 near Ripley.


In the report, police say they attempted to stop the driver by barricading the road. The man drove towards the barricade, smashing into two police cruisers and injuring an officer in the process. The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a fractured wrist and released.


Knowing where defibrillators are located could save a life

Fire chief hopes to provide defibrillator training to senior high school students this year


By Barb McKay


When it comes to lifesaving equipment, and education, there is no such thing as having too much.


In the Municipality of Kincardine, there are 34 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Most are owned and maintained by the municipality and are located in public places like arenas, municipal facilities and schools, but increasingly community groups and businesses are purchasing the lifesaving equipment to place in their buildings.


Busy start to year for Kincardine's snow plow operators



By Barb McKay

Economic development must be a priority, says BIA manager

Another successful year anticipated for Kincardine's downtown


By Barb McKay


As 2018 gets underway, Kincardine’s business community and those responsible for promoting it are of one mind – economic development must be a top priority this year.


Composting project proposed for Kincardine


By Barb McKay


Kincardine could be the focus of a pilot project for a community organics collection program.


Representatives from the Compost Council of Canada attended the Municipality of Kincardine council meeting held Dec. 20 to talk about its plan to initiate a study to look at the potential for community organics collection programs in small municipalities. To do the study, the council needs to partner with a municipality that would be willing to try it out.