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Two arrested in Dungannon incident

By Josh Howald

A 29-year-old Perth County man went on the run for four days, but turned himself in at the Huron OPP Detachment.

The man walked into the Huron County OPP Detachment and turned himself in early Thursday morning. He had been wanted in relation to a weapons-related incident that took place Sept. 28 on River Mill Line.

He becomes the second to be charged in regards to this incident, which took place near Dungannon. Police said last week that the owner of a side-by-side utility vehicle (UTV) had the machine stolen, and learned it was being stored at a River Mill Line property. With that information, the owner and a friend went to the property with the intention of recovering the UTV. However, they were met with resistance and a confrontation ensued. Ultimately, the men retreated from the property. As they were driving off, a 29-year-old man fired a shot from a rifle in the direction of the vehicle.


Kayaker aims to be first to circumnavigate Great Lakes

By Barb McKay

Traci Lynn Martin began her journey of circumnavigating the Great Lakes in a kayak to achieve a dream but also to encourage others to reach for theirs. Now, those who she sought to inspire have become her driving force.

Travi Lynn Martin, second from right, stopped at the north end of Kincardine last week on her journey around Lake Huron in a surf ski kayak. With her are George and Christine Schiestel, her hosts in Kincardine, and travel companions Marv Kuziel and Bill Noble. (Barb McKay photo)


No more flying lanterns in Kincardine

By Barb McKay

Flying lanterns are now prohibited in the Municipality of Kincardine.

Municipality of Kincardine Fire Chief Kent Padfield presented revisions to the municipal open air burning bylaw and the sale and use of fireworks bylaw during Kincardine council’s meeting last Wednesday. Padfield said he studied the bylaws of several other municipalities throughout the province and made revisions to reflect best practices.


Business survey highlights strengths and weaknesses in Kincardine

By Barb McKay

A recent survey indicates that businesses are operating successfully in Kincardine, but there is room for improvement.

The business survey, completed by Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC), with the Municipality of Kincardine, Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce and the Kincardine BIA, was completed over a period of five weeks – from mid-May until late June.


Thanks!

It was easy to be thankful for where we live Sunday evening at the Lake Huron shoreline. All kinds of people were out to enjoy another gorgeous sunset (Josh Howald photo)


Township looks to recover costs from Ripley lagoon operation from vehicle owner

Huron-Kinloss council briefs

By Barb McKay

The township will look to recoup the costs of a recovery operation at the Ripley lagoon from the owner of a stolen car that was retrieved from the water.

Ripley-Huron Fire Chief Chris Cleave provided Huron-Kinloss council with a report of the incident during its meeting last Monday evening. The fire department was called out to the lagoon on Park Street to assist the South Bruce OPP around 2 a.m. on Sept. 25 where police were responding to a call that a vehicle had driven into the water.


Parading through Ripley

Brett McDonell was one of several youngsters to take part in the Ripley Fall Fair parade Saturday morning. A huge crowd turned out to watch the parade. For a full page of photos from this year's Ripley Fall Fair, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kicnardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


News on Kincardine’s hospital redevelopment project expected this week

By Barb McKay

An announcement is expected today (Wednesday) on Kincardine’s hospital redevelopment project.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) President and CEO Paul Rosebush said an update on the project will be made this evening during the health centre’s board of directors meeting at the Chesley hospital.


OMB decision pending on Willow West housing development

By Barb McKay

A decision is in the hands of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to determine if a housing development on the edge of the Willow West subdivision is appropriate for that neighbourhood.


Car recovered in lagoon

Police were conducting a RIDE checkpoint in Ripley at 2 a.m., Sept. 25, when a grey Toyota Corolla drove past.

The vehicle went east along Park St., and officers located it in a lagoon beyond the east end of Park St. in Ripley. Through investigation, officers determined the car had been reported stolen.