Music in the Fields gives back to H-K council

Ken Irwin, left, and Rick McMurray, right, co-chairs of the Lucknow Music in the Fields concert, present Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan with a commemorative plaque signed by the country music singers who performed at this year’s event. (Kristen Shane photo)

Welcoming committee

Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce outgoing president Marie Wilson, left, and Kincardine Mayor Larry Kraemer, right, welcome Hamilton entrepreneur and new Bruce Energy Centre part-owner Charles Juravinski to the Chamber’s annual general meeting Thursday. For more information on Juravinski's stake in the Bruce Energy Centre, see the paper version of The Independent. (Kristen Shane photo)

Hot pop

The heat of the Tim-Br Mart fire Sunday melted the front of this Pepsi machine, sitting close to the burn site. (Kristen Shane photo)

Super soaker

A fire fighter drenches piles of burnt plywood to ensure there are no more hot spots, more than three hours after the fire first erupted at the Tim-Br Mart shed Sunday. Three crews of fire fighters, from Ripley, Tiverton and Kincardine, responded to the call. (Kristen Shane photo)

Up in smoke

The remains of Shed 3 in the Tim-Br Mart yard in Kincardine after a fire tore through the place Sunday. (Kristen Shane photo)

Kincardine hospital visiting hours back to normal

Visiting hours at the Kincardine hospital are returning to normal today after management restricted them last month because of a flu outbreak.


The South Bruce Grey Health Centre manager in charge of pandemic planning, Brenda Rantz, said in a news release Tuesday morning that the hospital corporation is relaxing its visitor restrictions because the Grey Bruce Health Unit has indicated that flu cases in Grey and Bruce counties have dropped to normal seasonal levels.


H1N1 clinic for all Tuesday night

The Kincardine Community Medical Clinic is set to host an H1N1 flu shot clinic tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 24) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The clinic is open to everyone more than six months old.

Another one, run by the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit, is set for Nov. 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Seasonal flu shots will be available for everyone six months and older at that time as well.

Seasonal-only flu clinics for everyone will take place at the medical clinic this Friday (Nov. 27) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and next Friday (Dec. 4) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Parking will be free at the clinic during those times.

Crusaders beat KDSS in BAA opener

The Kincardine District Secondary School Knights were downed 4-1 in the opening game of the Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA) boys hockey season.

The Sacred Heart Crusaders got two goals each from Andy Dentiger and Alex Kuntz as they opened the season with a win on home ice.

Mitch Dickson scored just 26 seconds into the game to give Kincardine a 1-0 lead, but Sacred Heart tied the game later in the period on a Kuntz goal.

Dentiger scored both his goals in the second period, and Kuntz added a goal late in the third to seal the win.

Steve Wilkin got the win in net for SHHS, while Keegan Woodman takes the loss.

Kincardine is back in Walkerton Thursday to take on the Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders.

All health unit H1N1 flu shot clinics open to everyone

All H1N1 flu shot clinics run by the Grey Bruce Health Unit are now open to everyone six months and older.


The Grey Bruce Health Unit has opened H1N1 flu shot clinics to everyone starting at today’s clinic at the United Church at 840 Bruce Street in Port Elgin from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Quidditch for muggles bewitches KDSS

The sport famously first appeared in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. Now it's being played all over the world, including American colleges, McGill University in Canada and Kincardine and District Secondary School.

The Independent checked out the first regular season KDSS quidditch match played Thursday. For more details, see the hardcopy version of the paper.

And they’re off! Players from the Gryffindor and Slytherin teams race down the field. They are, from left: Mickey Collins, River Roy, turned away, Laura Brown, Kaitlyn Hundt, and Jason McDonell. (Kristen Shane photo)