Hydro rates to increase Nov. 1

Consumers can expect yet another increase to electricity rates as of Nov. 1.


This is the second rate hike this year. The Ontario Energy Board previously increased rates May 1. The OEB is attributing this price boost to increased utility costs. According to the report from the OEB, higher costs from OPG’s nuclear and hydro-electric power plants make up 40 per cent of the increase, while renewable generation sources including wind and solar power make up one-third of the increase.


Marriott booking large events as hotel nears completion

By Barb McKay


Management at the new TownePlace Suites Marriott in Kincardine is looking to the local hospitality industry for support to help bring economic opportunities to the community.



TownePlace Suites general manager Jackie Pawlifkowski, left, and site supervisor Bill Rotheutsch of GUPM stand in what will be the main conference facility in the new Mariott hotel. (Barb McKay photo)



Impaired driver on Broadway

A 29-year-old was charged with care or control over 80mgs after a grey Toyota Prius rolled into a RIDE checkpoint on Broadway Street in Kincardine at 11:33 p.m. last Monday night, Oct. 12.

Officers discovered the driver had been drinking alcohol. The man, from London, is to appear in court Nov. 2 to answer to the charge.

Next Good Food Box cancelled

Due to the ongoing roadwork on Princes Street in Kincardine, Tuesday's Good Food Box pick-up at Knox Presbyterian Church has been cancelled.

All orders will be forwarded over to November.

If you have any questions or require any additional details, call June at 519-396-4263.


Rachel Thomson, 6, and Matthew Singlish, 5, are fairly well balanced youngsters, it would appear Sunday afternoon at McPherson Park in Kincardine. Some beautiful fall weather drew all kinds of people, young and old, to the waterfront. (Josh Howald photo)

Municipality needs more serviced land, say business leaders

By Barb McKay


A forum aimed at establishing economic goals and objectives for the Municipality of Kincardine revealed that major stakeholders hold a common belief – pre-serviced land is a must to attract investors.


Council considers future of Bruce Telecom

More details expected after closed meeting Oct. 16

By Barb McKay


There is expected to be more information on the future of Bruce Telecom later this month.


Kincardine council will meet behind closed doors Oct. 16 with the municipality’s solicitor to receive advice regarding structural options for the municipally-owned telecommunications company. During last Wednesday’s council meeting, mayor Anne Eadie requested that a discussion be held about Bruce Telecom board member terms. While one member has another year remaining on the board, the terms of three members will expire at the end of December.


Mayors push province to address algae in Great Lakes

Huron-Kinloss mayor Mitch Twolan was one of 20 mayors from Ontario and the United States to travel to Queen’s Park last week to urge provincial legislators to take action against threats facing the Great Lakes.


Twolan is currently the chair of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and said toxic algae in Lake Erie and the arrival of the invasive Asian carp in Lake Ontario are high priorities for the group. The Initiative is represented by 115 mayors with the mandate to protect and restore the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence basin.


Pie perfection

Jean Young, Nancy Thomson and Bertha Scott display some pumpkin pies at the Pine River Church Saturday during the Kountry Kitchen Bazaar. (Josh Howald photo)

Jumping for joy

Callen Tailoon can't contain his excitement as he tosses hay around during the needle in a haystack event at the Tiverton Fall Fair. (Barb McKay photo)