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Drug Charges Laid

Police had help from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) in laying drug charges against a 31-year-old Bruce Township man last week.

On Sept. 22 shortly before 6 p.m., the South-Bruce OPP was called to the Kincardine Fish Hatchery to assist the MNR. When they arrived on the scene MNR, officers turned custody of the man over to police, as well as 134 grams of marijuana.

He was charged with possession of a Schedule II substance and will appear in Walkerton Court Nov. 10, 2008.


Boat owner making waves at Kincardine Marina

Only one boat sits moored to the north wall of Kincardine’s pier, but, that boat’s owner is causing big waves for the Kincardine Yacht Club, and big headaches for municipal staff.

Andy Robinson registered his boat for one night of dockage in the marina June 16. He paid the transient fee and was free to stay for the night. Since then, Robinson hasn’t moved his boat, or paid any money to stay. Last month, municipal staff, following its fee collection bylaw, delivered a letter and an invoice to Robinson, asking him to pay the $4,148.34 he owes in transient fees by Sept. 19.

“(CAO) John deRosenroll is making a personal attack against me,” Robinson told Kincardine council Sept. 17. “We have a marina that is 25 per cent empty and I can’t get a spot; blame that on bad management.”


Man Killed in crash

A 19-year-old was killed in a motor vehicle collision Wednesday evening on Bruce County Road 4 between Hanover and Walkerton.

A white 1993 Honda Accord, driven by a 52-year-old Niagara-on-the-Lake man, was travelling west on the road when a 1993 Honda Civic lost control and entered the eastbound lane, where it struck the Accord.

Grey and Bruce County paramedics, Walkerton Fire Department and Hanover Police Services all attended the scene. The 19-year-old victim was a former Walkerton District Secondary School student and was locally employed. Michael Lemont, of the former Brant Twp., the driver of the Civic, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 52-year-old man was transported to the South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Walkerton, where he remains with non-life threatening injuries.


Kincardine artist has show at Billy Bishop Museum

Glen Urquhart works on his latest painting at his Kincardine studio. (Eric Howald photo)

Glen Urquhart started painting the air aces of the First World War about three years ago.

Then he realized that some veterans might be interested in seeing his paintings and he contacted the Billy Bishop Museum in Owen Sound a few months ago.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War, the museum will be mounting an exhibit of 15 to 20 portraits of aces from the air forces of Canada, the United States, England, France, Germany and Belgium. The show will run from Nov. 5 to 11.


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What to know before your swim

Undertow can make Lake Huron dangerous

By Josh Howald

Warm air and water conditions, combined with large waves, make this a great time of year for swimming in Lake Huron.

But it can also be dangerous, even for experienced swimmers.

In light of another recent drowning at our beaches, there are several things you should know, and remember, before you enter the water.

 Wednesday afternoon, Brenda Lance looked out at the three to four-foot waves breaking at station beach.

 

Aquatic Supervisor Brenda Lance took some time Wednesday afternoon to discuss general safety when swimming in Lake Huron. (Josh Howald photo)


$5-million clinic proposal surprises council

Kincardine council received a shock Sept. 17 when preliminary plans for the medical clinic came in with a budget near $5-million.

Parkin Architects presented council with a plan that includes a 10,500 sq. ft addition to the existing clinic’s west side and a 4,200 sq. ft. pharmacy attached to the building’s south end. The approximate cost of the construction is $4.6-million, well above council’s expected cost for the project.

“I’m taken aback,” said councillor Guy Anderson. “We were thinking: let’s go for 10,000 sq. ft and about $2-million.”


Hospital meeting set for Oct. 31

Council agrees on meeting format

Kincardine’s Halloween health care meeting has finally taken shape, and council has agreed on the topics that will be discussed.

The meeting is Oct. 31, from 1-4 p.m. in the municipal administration centre. Last week, council agreed on a list of invited parties. Eight groups will be attending the meeting, including: a representative from both Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss council, a Local Health Integration Network representative, Huron-Bruce MPP Carol Mitchell, South Bruce Grey Health Centre CEO Paul Davies, the chair and a local representative of the SBGHC board, Kincardine’s physician group and the hospital foundation.


Good catch

Dane Griffith shows off his 12 pound Chinook salmon that he caught last Wednesday monring at the end of the north pier. (Eric Howald photo)


McGuinty tours Bruce Power

First visit as Premier

Duncan Hawthorne, president and CEO of Bruce Power, left, chats it up with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty during his tour of Bruce Power Monday Morning. (Kiel Edge photo)