Police still need to identify body

Investigators from the Huron County OPP Crime Unit continued to appeal to the public for help in identifying a body that washed up on the beach just north of Port Albert Oct. 15.

Investigators would like to speak with anybody who may have recently come across an abandoned vessel or related marine or sporting equipment along the Lake Huron shoreline. Any findings of vessels, including but not limited to kayaks, canoes, fishing boats, kiteboards, paddleboards, personal watercrafts, inflatable rafts, dinghies should be reported to police. You can reach the Huron OPP Crime Unit at 519-524-8314 or at 1-888-310-1122.

Municipality to block vehicle access to piers

By Barb McKay

Safety measures are being implemented at Kincardine’s north and south piers.

Municipality of Kincardine parks and recreation director Karen Kieffer presented a report to council during its meeting last Wednesday with recommendations to limit access to the piers. A committee was formed to look at options following an incident in January where a man drowned when his pickup truck slipped off the north pier and into the lake.

Winter ready

The Kincardine Yacht Club and boat owners had perfect weather Saturday to remove boats from the Kincardine harbour. The crane drew plenty of spectators to Station Beach. (Barb McKay photo)

Bruce Power to produce medical isotopes to fight brain cancer

A partnership between Bruce Power and Nordion was formed to benefit patients around the globe diagnosed with brain tumours.

Bruce Power and Nordion have teamed up on a new initiative that will see medical-grade, High Specific Activity (HSA) Cobalt produced in the four Bruce B reactors. According to a report from Bruce Power following the announcement Thursday the partnership will provide a stable supply of HSA for decades to come.

Body washes up on beach

Police are trying to identify a body that washed up on the beach just north of Port Albert on the weekend.

Members of the Huron County OPP Crime Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) attended the scene to assist with the death investigation. Foul play was not suspected.

The Huron County OPP Crime Unit requested assistance from the public in determining who the man is. The adult male is described as being between 5’8” and 5’10” and balding with a thin moustache. He was wearing a tri-colour (blue, dark blue and white) “Fluid” Personal Flotation Device (PFD), a black fleece jacket, white and black Nike cross-trainers and black wind pants with a Performance Edge Pro logo. The pants style is commonly used by hockey coaches and trainers.

A post-mortem examination was scheduled to take place on Monday.

NWMO names new president and CEO

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has named Laurie Swami its new President and CEO, effective Nov. 14.

“Ms. Swami’s extensive experience makes her the ideal leader for the NWMO,” board chair Wayne Robbins, said in a media release. “She brings a deep understanding and appreciation of both the technical rigour and social responsibility associated with safely managing used nuclear fuel.”

Swami joins the NWMO after a 30-year career at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), most recently as Senior Vice-President of Decommissioning and Nuclear Waste Management. Her responsibilities included implementing OPG’s low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste deep geologic repository and overseeing operation of nuclear waste management facilities. She was heavily involved in Joint Review Panel hearings for the project’s environmental assessment, held in the municipalities of Kincardine and Saugeen Shores in 2013 and 2014.


Joan Eaglesham was glam as Cyndi Lauper while husband Murray Clarke was one cool Bruce Sprinsteen at the Bring back the 80's gala for the Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey. (Barb McKay photo)

 Municipality seeks contract for shoreline protection project

By Barb McKay

The municipality plans to complete a shoreline protection project at MacPherson Park before winter sets in.

During the Municipality of Kincardine council meeting on Oct. 5, public works director Adam Weishar asked council to give staff the green light to hire a contractor to excavate a section of beach area just north of the north pier and place armour stone to help stabilize the area and prevent further erosion of the beach. Some new stone would also be placed at the Kincardine Pavilion. The budget for the project is $370,000.

The project was made a priority this year by public works and parks and recreation departments after elevated water levels eroded so much beach at MacPherson Park that in March the Kincardine Lions Club removed a 150-foot section of the boardwalk to prevent it from being washed away.

 Donation boxes damaged

Who steals donated clothes?

Donated clothing was stolen and charity boxes damaged in Kincardine in August.

The South-Bruce OPP continues to investigate damage and theft to Kidney Clothes Foundation donation boxes. One of the boxes is located next to the Knotty Pine Restaurant on Broadway Street. The other box is located next to Timber Mart on Highway 21 in Kincardine Twp.

The damages were reported to police Sept. 1. It is thought the damage occurred between Aug. 10 and Aug. 27. The boxes were forcibly entered and the donated clothing was taken. There is no estimate available for the loss of the stolen clothing, but the cost of the repairs to the donation boxes is estimated to be more than $3,500.

Suspicious vehicles and suspicious people should be reported to police as soon as possible so that an officer can investigate.

Resilient class of 2016 celebrates

By Josh Howald

It was a night of celebration for the Kincardine District Secondary School's class of 2016.

Neel Patel, valedictorian for Kincardine District Secondary School's class of 2016 prior to Friday night's commencement ceremonies at the high school. (Josh Howald photo)