Bruce Power considering hooking up to municipal water

Municipality of Kincardine to develop master plan for water, wastewater services

By Barb McKay

A Municipality of Kincardine water and wastewater master plan could involve extending municipal water service to Bruce Power.


Public works director Adam Weishar introduced a proposal to develop a plan to maintain and upgrade services throughout the entire municipality during last Wednesday’s council meeting. In anticipation of the long-term refurbishment project at Bruce Power, scheduled to commence in 2020, which will create hundreds of new jobs, and the planned multi-residential West Ridge on the Lake development in Kincardine’s north end, the municipality should be taking a closer look at its water and wastewater system as a whole and plan for the future, he said.


“What we’re trying to do is look at the big picture instead of piecemeal.”

Seeya tomorrow

The sun sets over the Kincardine Harbour Sunday night. (Josh Howald photo)

Casting Connections calls on Kincardine

Model search in town on Monday

By Josh Howald

Want to be just another pretty face?

Steve Dutton of Casting Connections is hoping to find television's next crop of stars Monday night in Kincardine.

Dutton is calling on anybody interested in being in television to make an appointment to be seen Monday night in Kincardine. He is looking for fresh faces - from newborn babies to senior citizens and every age in between. Your size or background doesn't matter - it might be just what he needs.

"If I can see 40 to 50 people (Monday night), I will be a very happy guy," he said Friday afternoon from his Caledon office.

"There are good-sized parts and good-sized money," he said, adding that Casting Connections is not a school and does not sell portfolios.

Outdoor free-play piano coming to Kincardine Arts Centre

By Barb McKay

There will soon be a new place for piano aficionados to perform in Kincardine.

A free-play piano will be placed outside of the Kincardine Centre for the Arts, on the north side of the building, to allow pianists to practice and perform in public. This is just one of several recommendations that has come from the newly-formed Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee to promote arts in the community. The piano will be available for play during specified hours. Busking will not be permitted.

The idea was presented to the Municipality of Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday and created some intrigue.

“I’m interested to see how this initiative works,” said mayor Anne Eadie. “It worked well in a community (I visited) out west. People really seemed to enjoy it.”

Residential hospice coming to Kincardine

Duncan Hawthorne honorary chair of fundraising campaign

By Barb McKay

Planning is underway to open a residential hospice in Kincardine.

Huron Shores Hospice will offer compassionate, dignified and holistic end-of-life care in a home-like setting. Efforts began three years ago by a volunteer steering committee made up of local residents Peggy Zeppieri, Cheryl Cottrill and Joan Eaglesham, and after a great deal of research and site visits to several hospices across southwestern Ontario, a business plan is complete and will be submitted to the South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN) this month.

“This is about enhancing what services are already here in the community,” Cottrill said.

Manary Senior of the Year

Don Manary accepts Senior of the Year award from mayor Anne Eadie last week. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine visitor centre to move

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine will explore new locations for its visitor information centre.

The municipality is currently in a three-year sub-lease agreement at 777B Queen Street, sharing the space with the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce and the Kincardine BIA. The agreement is set to expire in April 2017, prompting municipal council to examine what the best solution would be to offer visitor services.

Refugee family here in two weeks

Kincardine’s first refugee family is set to arrive at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Wednesday, July 27.

Rev. Kathy Fraser of Knox Presbyterian Church said Sunday that the Kincardine Refugee Committee’s welcoming committee met Friday evening and that the other subcommittees will be meeting this week to make sure everything is ready for the new family.

A member of the committee, Ayman Faddah, has already spoken to the Iranian family and it is excited about coming to Canada.

Singin' the Blues

Dylan Wickens and the Grand Naturals attracted a significant crowd in front of the Kincardine Library durnig the Lighthouse Blues Festival BIA Saturday Street Festival. Musicians were featured on four stages spread throughout the downtown. (Barb McKay photo)

Westario sending away transformer

By Josh Howald

A mobile transformer is being installed at the Kincardine substation at the intersection of Russell and Hunter Streets, Westario Power confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

Westario's Wayne Conner said the recent construction at the substation has been to prepare for the switch.