Tiverton ratepayers raise concerns over Bruce Telecom sale disclosure

By Barb McKay


Details about the sale of Bruce Telecom are still vague, according to members of the Tiverton and District Ratepayers Association (TDRA).


Senior drunk at McDonald's

A 69-year-old woman was picked up for drunk driving Saturday night at McDonald's.

The South-Bruce OPP responded to a report of an intoxicated woman at the McDonald's restaurant in Kincardine at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday night. Officers arrived on the scene and took the woman into custody. The Bruce Twp. woman was charged with care or control while impaired, as well as care or control over 80 mgs. She is scheduled to appear in court May 12, 2014 to answer to the charges.

Her vehicle was towed from the McDonalds parking lot.

Cutting the cheese....

Zehrs deli manager Kathie Van Opstal cuts into an 80-pound wheel of parmesan cheese Saturday at noon sharp. A total of 1,008 wheels of parmesan were cut simultaneously at 360 Loblaws stores across Canada to set a new Guiness World Record. The previous mark was 456 wheels of parmesan. (Barb McKay photo)

Sugar Shack showcasing local art

By Barb McKay

At first glance, the Sugar Shack is a tattoo parlour like any other.

But its unusual method of decorating has attracted more than tattoo customers through its doors. Over the past year, the Queen Street business, operated by Scott and Ashley Duncan, has exhibited local artwork.

“It’s been neat,” said Scott Duncan. “People are drawn in by the look of the building and aren’t immediately aware that it’s a tattoo parlour.”

Having paintings and multi-media works on the walls not only makes the business look good, it’s a constant source of inspiration.

“If we have cook art in here it will keep us interested and it’s good for everyone,” Duncan said.

Kincardine native lowers flag

By Josh Howald

The Canadian mission in Afghanistan ended with a peaceful, formal ceremony one week ago.



Master Cpl. Daniel Choong, left, Cpl. Harry Smiley, centre and Cpl. Gavin Early take down the Canadian flag for the last time in Afghanastan, bringing an end to 12 years of military involvement in a campaign that cost the lives of 158 soliders. (Murray Brewster photo/Canadian Press)


Little dogs bark for own park

KinDOG wants park for small dogs

This year is the fifth anniversary of Kincardine’s dog park and the project has been a successful one, says councillor Jacqueline Faubert.


The KinDOG Off-Leash Dog Park is a happy topic, she told council Wednesday and she added that the park is good for tourism as people bring their pets in from neighbouring communities.


KinDOG is composed of individuals who are committed to the maintenance of a recreational area where dogs and people can interact in a clean, safe and pleasant environment.



Alyssa McAllister, Brittney Weber, Ashley McAllister and Victoria Weber enjoy the free swim at the Davidson Centre during the March break last week. (Josh Howald photo)

Proposed act would hurt municipalities, business

The enactment of Bill 69, The Prompt Payment Act, would create a lot of problems for municipalities, say members of Kincardine council.


Mayor Larry Kraemer told council that not much thought has gone into this legislation, although the bill has passed second reading in the Ontario Legislature.


The bill would prohibit all holdbacks on a construction project. Deputy mayor Annie Eadie said she could not understand why a municipality would not be able to hold back payments until a contractor finished a job to the municipality’s satisfaction.


That eliminates the municipality’s control, she said.


Speeder was breathless

Instead of passing the test , he passed on the test.

A 36-year-old Burlington man is facing several charges after he refused to provide police with a breath sample after being caught speeding through downtown Kincardine.

Walking on water

Some brave souls arrive at the breakwall - one mile out on Lake Huron Sunday afternoon. THey safely made it from the end of the north pier and back, but testing the ice is never a smart idea. These folks, however, weren't the only ones exploring a frozen Lake Huron on the weekend. Snowmobilers, fishermen and skaters were also seen on the lake. The Kincardine Independent suggests you play it safe and stay on solid ground, as Lake Huron can be just as dangerous in the winter time as it can be in the summer. (Josh Howald photo)