September 2008

Crashing the crease


Garbage pickers

St. Anthony's students clean up shore line

Bridget, in back, and Lauren Duinering were picking litter off the beach Wednesday evening as part of St. Anthony’s Coastal Clean-up project. The Catholic school holds the event in conjunction with a staff-student-parent barbecue each September. (Josh Howald photo)


Knights roll through first week

KDSS teams go undefeated

It was a week of wins for the Kincardine District Secondary District School Knights.

KDSS volleyball, soccer and golf teams opened the BAA regular seasons with wins right across the board.

Monday at KDSS, the senior girls basketball team opened the BAA season with a 52-14 win over the Chesley District High School Cougars. Coach Vince Jennsen said the squad had a balanced attack, with 10 different players putting points on the board. Taylor Schmidt scored a game high 13 points.

The junior basketball team also handily defeated the Cougars. Carly Schmidt had a game high 14 points, while Taylor Risteen and Jessica Smith each added six in the 35-16 victory.

Both teams are in action today in Port Elgin.


'Dogs improve to 3-0

Fire 70+ shots at Mount Forest net

It was hardly a boring night for Brad Unruh.

It was a long one, however, for the Mount Forest Patriots net minder, who faced a whopping 74 shots from the Kincardine Bulldogs Saturday night. A 65-save performance still left his team on the wrong side of a 9-1 loss.

It was Kincardine’s second win of the weekend, as the Bulldogs skated to a 6-2 win Friday night in Goderich at the Sifto Centre.


Checking it out

Poultry judge Michael Becker takes a closer look at one of the birds in competition Saturday morning at the Ripley Fall Fair. (Kiel Edge photo)


Flying high

Sarah Durnin, 4, gives the ride a little help getting elevated at the Ripley Fall Fair’s midway Friday night. (Kiel Edge photo)


New ambassador crowned

A new ambassador was crowned Friday night at the Ripley Fall Fair. Kim Hooey well represent Ripley for the next year


Up Close and Personal

Students at Kincardine Township-Tiverton Public School got up close and personal with a cow Wednesday afternoon. A pair of the animals were brought to the school as part of school milk day. In addition to the livestock,each student received a carton of milk. Rylee Evans, front, and Mackenna Johnston were among those who moved in for a closer look at the animals. (Kiel Edge photo)

 


Business as usual at Pharmasave

Gordon’s Pharmasave is changing hands at the end of the month, but customers shouldn’t see many changes to Kincardine’s only downtown drug store.

Ron and Marla Chapleau have confirmed that they have sold the business to a pair of businessmen. After more than two years of working seven-days-a-week, the Chapleaus decided it was time for a change.

“We’re hopefully going to keep working here; just a little less often,” Ron said Wednesday. “We’re finding a balance between being pharmacists and being parents, with more (emphasis) on the parent side.”

The couple has young children and realized this was an excellent time to cut back on their hours of work. The new owners are looking for someone to come in and take over the day-to-day management of the pharmacy.


Preparing for emergencies

The quiet road leading up to Tiverton’s arena was transformed into a tragic accident scene Friday as Tiverton fire crews and local bus drivers added a dose of reality to their training sessions.

One school bus sat completely on its side in the middle of the parking lot. A second was surrounded by emergency crews as it sat precariously in a ditch beside the fire station.

“We’ve held discussions about (what to do) in these situations,” said Ross Young Bus Lines’ Ken Young. “But, going through it is another.”