November 2008

Bulldogs win in shooutout

Earn win after blowing five goal lead in third

Blake Underwood and Tim Dwinell each scored a shootout goal to lead the Kincardine Bulldogs to an exciting 7-6 win in Kincardine Sunday afternoon.

Kincardine forward Tim Dwinnell fights past a pair of Mitchell Hawks during Western Junior C hockey action Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. (Kiel Edge photo)

Drew Pegrum stopped both Mitchell shooters, while goals from the Western Junior C League’s top two scorers salvaged a win following a third period Kincardine collapse.

The Bulldogs held a 6-0 lead at one point, and entered the third period with a 6-1 lead.

Ripley hits the road

Wolves face Shallow Lake, Shelburne this weekend

The Ripley Wolves had the weekend off to host the team’s annual 3-on-3 tournament at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre, but are back in action this weekend.

The Wolves will play a pair of road games. Friday night the team will be in Shallow Lake to take on the 2-6-1 Crushers. Saturday night Ripley will be in Shelburne to face the undefeated Muskies.

The Muskies sit atop the Senior A WOAA’s North Division with a perfect 7-0 record. Ripley is currently in sixth place in the Division with a 3-3-0-1 record.

There were eight other games in the WOAA North over the weekend.

Council agrees on clinic expansion

Kincardine’s medical community is getting a slimmed-down and less expensive addition to the community medical clinic following a decision Monday night by Kincardine council.

Parkin Architects met with council in a special meeting to present a revised design for the clinic’s expansion. The approved plan calls for a 5,500 sq. ft addition to be constructed on the west side of the current clinic.

The one-floor addition includes a waiting area, seven examination rooms and enough space for five doctor’s offices. A large area near the entrance is set aside for administration and the storage of medical records.

November 26, 2008



Gladys Evelyn McCallum (née Smith), of Kincardine, died suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services - Owen Sound, on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in her 57th year. 

Beloved wife of George McCallum. 

Dear mother of Ken F. Robertson (Kelli Kitson), of Dryden; Cindy (Murray) Collins, of Port Elgin; Mike McCallum, of Kincardine; and Michelle (Stephen) Deschamps, of London. Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Nancy Collins, Brandon and Hunter Deschamps, Leeanne Morton, and Jace and Trey Kitson. 

Loved sister of Fred Smith, of Grande Prairie, Alberta; June Lowry (Andy Allan), of Wingham; and Wendy Hall (Keith Forrester), of Whitechurch. 

Snowy ride

It wasn't all work for Kincardine's residents after the weekend's snow fall. Three-year-old Casey Beisel took advantage of the fresh powder by sledding with her brother Jordan Saturday morning. (Kiel Edge photo)

Council back public hospital meeting

Kincardine council has left it in the public’s hands to plot the future course of Kincardine’s hospital.

Councillor Ron Hewitt brought forward a motion Nov. 19 asking council to discuss what the next step is following last month’s health care stakeholders meeting. Hewitt wanted council to consider a public meeting to see how ratepayers think the municipality should proceed.

“The status quo is not working,” Hewitt said. “Our next option is to see what the public wants.”

Earlier in the meeting, the Friends of the Hospital, a renegade group seeking de-amalgamation from the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, told council it is holding a public meeting at the Davidson Centre Dec. 9. The meeting will be used to discuss the reality of separating from the hospital board.

Former Westario building to be community learning centre

The municipality’s distance education centre has a new home in downtown Kincardine.

Council agreed in principle Nov. 19 to use the vacant Westario building on Queen Street to house the distance education centre, run by Ontario’s e-learn network.

For the past year, the centre has been housed at the Bruce Technology Training Centre outside of Tiverton. The building’s owners now need the space back and the asked the centre to find a new home by Jan. 1.

Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer has been working with the centre to find it a permanent home for the past 18 months. He brought a proposal to council outlining why the Westario building was the best possible fit.

The Big Dump

Good luck finding a shovel in Kincardine after last weekend’s snowfall.

Approximately 18 inches of snow fell in town Friday night, and residents woke up Saturday with the daunting task of digging themselves out.

The one-night snow fall combined with the foot-and-half of snow that fell earlier in the week to cover most of the town in deep snow. Plows worked into Saturday afternoon to clear the local streets.

The white stuff made shovels a valued commodity. Kincardine Canadian Tire sold three trailers full of shovels. Store staff estimates that approximately 1,000 shovels flew off the shelves. Home Hardware also had a banner weekend, as it sold its entire stock of shovels.

A crushing week

All that snow last week and I couldn’t even go out and play in it.

I was under the weather – and I’m not talking snow. If I’d been in Saudi Arabia and they decided to take my head off, I likely wouldn’t have objected.

If you have been reading the news, there is a young Canadian man in Saudi Arabia awaiting his beheading. His situation puzzles me.

Why do people who emigrate to Canada turn around and go visit the folks back home or send their kids back for schooling – especially if they happen to be from one of those nasty little dictatorships that dot the Middle East? Surely they know what happens in the wrong place at the wrong time in Saudi Arabia, Syria and other like-minded places.

I guess airplanes make travel too easy today.

Saw an interesting bumper sticker last week. It read something like this: Out of work yet? Keep buying foreign.

Knights win hockey opener

The Kincardine District Secondary School Knights opened the season with a 7-5 win yesterday in Meaford.

KDSS controlled the play in Thursday’s game against the Georgian Bay Secondary School Vikings from the start. The Knights built up a 7-3 lead and the Vikings scored a pair of late goals to make it close.

Brandon Mullen scored twice and added an assist for the Knights.

Other KDSS goals were from Scott Beaton, Garret Meurs, Charles Palmer, Jared Colling and Josh Gauthier.

Meurs had three helpers to finish with four points in the game. Other assists went to Beaton, Zac MacIntosh and Shawn Stewart.