February 2009

Barons take 3-0 lead on 'Dogs

Game 4 tonight in Hanover

The Kincardine Bulldogs face elimination tonight in Hanover.

The Hanover Barons took a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Junior C semi-final series last night with a 3-1 win at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Game 4 is tonight at the Hanover Coliseum.

Andrew Wilmetts scored in the opening minute of the game, and Hanover never trailed after that. Jim Hutchinson and Rob Hellyer increased the lead to 3-0 with second period goals before Kincardine got on the board late in the period. Josh Catto scored for the 'Dogs, with assists to Tim Dwinnell and Blake Underwood.

How about a positive addiction

Do you ever wonder how many lives are ruined each year by addictions?

According to the Medical Officer of Health's report to the Grey Bruce Health Unit board Friday,

methamphetamine use is a significant public health risk and has a devastating and far-reaching

community impact beyond what is seen with other substance abuse.

Sharing equipment to inject or smoke crystal meth increases the risk of blood borne infections such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C. Unsafe sex practices and the associated risk for sexually transmitted infections increase when under the influence of methamphetamine.

Public health is part of a steering committee to assess the nature and extent of the problem and a

report is expected in March.

Most people are more familiar with the addiction to alcohol and the problems it causes.

Girls win BAA title

KDSS defeats West Hill 6-4

BAA champs.

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team celebrates winning the BAA championship at the Lumley Bayshore Community Centre Wednesday afternoon. The Knights defeated West Hill 6-4. Back row, from left, Kait McDonell, Kayla Crouchman, Sara Gossell, Abby Gibson, Marissa Jolley and Cayly Bellan. Middle row, from left, coach Dianne Pennington, Cathleen Roppel, Morgan Padfield, Kate McCallum, Hayley Stewart, Amanda Lawrence, Brianna Husk, Kelsey Young, Caitlyn Smith and coach Lori Templeton. Front row, from left, Jaquie Fair and Kortney Watson. Missing from the photo is Nicole Roppel. (Josh Howald photo)

'Dogs in a hole

Game 3 Thursday in Kincardine

The Kincardine Bulldogs find themselves in a large hole after dropping two weekend playoff games.

The Hanover Barons lead the ‘Dogs 2-0 in the Western Junior C semi-final series, with Game 3 set for tomorrow night (Thursday) at the Davidson Centre.

Friday night at home, Kincardine held a 2-0 lead before the Barons stormed back to win in overtime.

Devin Kemp and Mike Rutherford scored for Kincardine before Hanover got on the board.

Goals from Rob Hellyer and Kevin Tremble tied the game, and Derek Widmeyer scored at 8:39 of overtime to steal Game 1 at the Davidson Centre.

Wolves to face Lucknow

Game 1 Friday night in Ripley

The Ripley Wolves will meet the Lucknow Lancers in a WOAA Senior A quarter-final series.

The series opens Friday night in Ripley, with Game 2 in Lucknow the following night.

It should be an interesting showdown, as Ripley and Lucknow have long enjoyed a good rivalry. The teams split their contests during the regular season.

Ripley has home ice advantage in the series, finishing four points ahead of Lucknow in the regular season standings.

Lucknow was eliminated from AA contention last week by the Elora  Rocks in five games. The Wolves had the weekend off after being swept by the Shelburne Muskies.

Knights lose in finals

At CWOSSA next week

The Knights earned a CWOSSA berth, but couldn’t claim a Bluewater Athletic Association championship.

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team fell 7-4 in the BAA championship game Wednesday at the Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound.

After watching their female counterparts defeat West Hill 6-4 to win a BAA title, the Knights fell behind early to the first place Crusaders.

Kyle Parks, Kyle Bross and Tristan Flachs scored to give SHHS a 3-0 first period lead.

“We went over a few things defensively before the game,” said Knights coach Doug Kennedy. “We didn’t execute early, but we got better as the game went on.”

Zach Bross made it 4-0 before KDSS found its stride.

FEBRUARY 25, 2009


Jack Alexander Connell, of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, in his 78th year. 

Beloved husband of Lee Connell (née Burgess).  Dear father of Tamis (Dean) Rackley, of Kincardine. 

Cherished grandfather of Kyla and Kelsey.  Loved brother of Bob Connell, of Mississauga; and brother-in-law of Nancy Connell, of Kincardine. 

Predeceased by his daughter Elizabeth, and  his brother Bill Connell. 

Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009,  from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dennis Cluley officiating. 

Interment Kincardine Cemetery. 

Falling fountain

It appears it's not just people having a tough time dealing with the winter weather. The fountain in Victoria Park has been damaged by the wind and rope is being used to hold the fountain's upper portion to its base. The fountain should be repaired once the weather improves. (Kiel Edge photo)

It's back

After a nice run of warm temperatures and melting snow, Kincardine residents woke up Friday to a fresh dumping of the white stuff. Howard Mank was one of many people seen shovelling out their driveways Friday morning. The winter weather continued with heavy snowfall and winds for most of the weekend. (Kiel Edge photo)


Nothing sinister about meetings, says Haight

Deputy mayor Laura Haight attempted to put the rest of council at ease Feb. 18 after allegations surfaced about private meetings between her and mayor Larry Kraemer.

Councillor Marsha Leggett told a local radio station that Haight and Kraemer met monthly with CAO John deRosenrooll. Leggett was concerned that council was not informed of these meetings, or the topics being discussed.

Haight, speaking as a delegation, said the meetings are held to try and improve communication between the mayor and herself. There is no set agenda, Haight said. The topics vary and all of council is aware of the meetings and invited to attend.

“While the mayor and I will continue to disagree on many issues,” Haight said, validating the meetings, “our discourse has been less strained and more civil during the council meetings.”