March 18, 2009


Laetitia “Tess” Hardie (née Grenier), of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in her 76th year. 

Beloved wife of Bill Hardie. 

Dear mother of Julie Farmer, Ken (Suzanne) Martens, Tony Farmer, Kathy Farmer, Fleur Farmer and Jane (Robert) Cater. Lovingly remembered by many grandchildren. 

Predeceased by her son John Farmer, three sisters and two brothers.

Speech competition

Grade 2 student Patricia Dakin discusses Winnie the Pooh during her speech at Thursday's Speaking Shocase at Elgin Market Public School. The Showcase began Wednesday and parents and students filled the gym to hear each of the student's speak. (Kiel Edge photo)

Never a dull moment for citizen of the year

Shirley Burnham has been busy.

Burnham will be presented with the Bruce Power Citizen of the Year Award Saturday night at a gala dinner at the Best Western Governor’s Inn.

“It’s quite a surprise,” said Burnham Thursday afternoon. “The whole thing is a bit overwhelming. I had to hop on the computer and see exactly what the award was for.”

Citizen of the Year is awarded by the Chamber of Commerce to a person who has demonstrated strong citizenship with outstanding contributions to the community in the past year.

In Burnham’s case, it could be for her contributions over several decades.


Connecting the dots

Council rejects West Ridge plan

Final say rests with Ontario Municipal Board

Kincardine council has spoken out against the proposed West Ridge on the Lake development along the lakeshore, but the final decision on the project now rests with the Ontario Municipal Board.

Last July, council turned down a plan of subdivision for an 852-unit development on 77 acres between Hartwick Lane and Wickham Cove Lane, west of Bruce County Rd. 23. That plan, which was lacking several key reports, called for the construction of 304 single-detached dwellings, 60 semi-detached homes and 488 multi-family units.

The plan was brought back to council March 11. The developers have gone to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to appeal the Official Plan, and the board wanted council to hold a public meeting to cement the municipality’s position on the subdivision plan and accept public comment.

Kincardine man arrested

A 24-year-old Kincardine man has been arrested and is being held for bail, says the South Bruce OPP.

The arrest comes as the result of an investigation into an assault at a residence along Queen Street in Kincardine early Sunday.

Police removed roadblocks on Queen Street between Lambton and Durham Market at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. At about the same investigating officers and a SWAT team cleaned up their gear in and behind an apartment that is located just a few doors to the north of Harbour Street. 

Police say they appreciate the co-operation and the patience shown by the publlic.

Anyone with more infomration that can assist police is asked to call the South Bruce OPP at 519-396-3341 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Street blocked to all traffic

Police have Queen Street blocked at Lambton early Sunday morning.

Lock down

Bystanders watch from the roof of the Royal apartments on Harbour Street Sunday as the drama unfolds in downtown Kincardine.

Kincardine locked down

12:30 p.m. The South Bruce OPP have had downtown Kincardine in lockdown mode since 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police cars have the main street blocked off between Lambton and Durham Market. A swat team is in the alley way between the Royal apaqrtments on Harbour St. and the stores on the west side of Queen Street.

Police will only say they are investigating an assualt at a downtown apartment.

More news later.


Bowled over

The Kincardine Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization held its annual Bowl for Kids Sake event at the Bruce Bowling Lanes over the weekend. Huron Heights Public School was one of many groups to enter teams in the popular event. Student Anna Miller was one of the participants, as she closely watches a shot head down the land Saturday afternoon. The event raised $28,021. (Kiel Edge photo)