Looking Back


Looking Back

From the Sept.20, 1978 edition of The Kincardine Idependent

*The Douglas Point Generating Station and Unit 1 of the Bruce A Generating Station were both in the throes of a shut down. Unit 1 has been down since Sept. 9 for warranty inspection of the turbine, and will be down until mid-October. Units 2 and 3 continued to operate at capacity, while construction of Unit 4 was on schedule. The 200-megawatt Douglas Point station was closed Sept. 8 for maintenance work and turbine inspection.

*Inez Brown, Miss Kincardine Fall Fair 1978, won the Miss Western Ontario crown at the Lucknow Fall Fair. Brown competed against 15 others for the title. Lucknow’s Sherri Jerome finished in third place. Brown was to advance to compete at the Miss Dominion of Canada contest the following summer.

*The Kincardine Kinucks Junior C hockey team held bicycle races  in downtown Kincardine to fund raise for the upcoming season. Despite the wet weather, a good crowd still turned out for the event.  In a special race, Kincardine Township council, led by Stan Eby defeated Kincardine council, represented by mayor Harvey Palmateer and Reeve Alvin Thompson. The races brought in almost $1,000 for the Kinucks.