March 2009

Chamber presents community achievement awards

Dwight Willet presents the Bruce Power Citizen of the Year Award to Shirley Burnham

March 25, 2009



Bertha Irene Becksmith, formerly of Tiverton and Kincardine from 2001-2004, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Windsor Regional Hospital, in her 65th year.

Beloved wife of Thomas. Loving mother of Mechele (John); Lee (Tawnya), Diane (David), Wade (Heather), Calvin (Tammy) and Marshal (Tammy).

Daughter of Rhoda, and daughter-in-law to Claire. Loving sister to Evelyn, Judy, Gail and Larry. Sister-in-law to Florence and Brian Lloyd, of Windsor and formerly of Kincardine.

Loving grandmother to 25 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her father Lester; her father-in-law Fred; and son Dayle.

A haircut for cancer

Morgan Colling, 8, holds up the hair she is donating to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for cancer patients. Colling, a Ripley Central School student, had her hair chopped off Friday afternoon at Dynamics hair salon in Kincardine. The hair is headed for the Continental Hair Program ofr Kids in Toronto.

Local metal band signs deal, will play East Coast tour

Odium releases debut CD

Odium, a local heavy metal band, has signed with Year of the Sun Records, and will tour the East Coast come July.

Kincardine’s Dale Burrows plays bass and sings back-up vocals for the up-and-coming group, which released its debut CD, At The Bottom, two weeks ago. Tom Emmans, who works at Presto-Crest in Kincardine, sings lead vocals. Bo Louther and Andrew Fullerton play guitar and Joe Mullen is on the drums.

“These guys have had to really work for everything, and I really think Odium has the potential to become pretty huge in coming years,” said Year of the Sun president Chris Benn. “Odium is quite possibly the best band you’ve never heard of.”

Kincardine going to the dogs

Group pushes for town dog park - now

Kincardine’s dog owners want the municipality’s help in setting up an off-leash dog park for their furry companions.

KinDog representative Jacqueline Faubert made a presentation to council Mar. 18 showing the benefits for both dogs and owners in creating a park.

“This is all about the dogs,” Faubert said. “But it’s also more about the people and this community.”

The group is looking for suitable land to use for a dog park within the next year. The ideal park, according to the presentation, would be at least one acre of land surrounded by a four foot or six foot fence. A double-gated entry is recommended and ample space for shade and water should be considered.

It's a dog's life

It’s sad but true. For many couples, dogs are more important than children.

Some dog owners believe their pets can take the place of children.

Why have a child when you can treat a dog like your kid?

That’s why we have stores for dogs, doggy day care, dog whisperers, dog sitting services. Dogs are a big expense for some people.

Which brings us to the dog park that a group in Kincardine would like council to set up.

There are apparently 1,500 dog parks in North America so Kincardine is perhaps a little slow getting into the game.

People take their dogs to such parks where they can run loose and socialize with others of their species. I suppose that means a place to freely defecate, fornicate and exercise the olfactory glands. Which raises a serious question: will children need eye cover to gain admittance?

And what about dogs that fight? Will psychopathic dogs be allowed?

Murdoch shows off jerseys

MPP visits Walker House with collection

Sunday was a bright, sunny day in Kincardine, but Bruce-Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Murdoch brought plenty of extra sweaters to town anyway.

Murdoch showed off some of his private collection of autographed hockey sweaters Sunday at the Walker House for the two-month long Hockey Time at the Walker House display.

Dennis Riggin's Detroit Red Wings jersey was just one on the sweaters in Bill Murdoch's collecction on display Sunday afternoon at the Walker House. Murdoch, Bruce-Grey Owen Sound MPP, brought more than 200 signed hockey jerseys for the Hockey Time at the Walker House display. (Josh Howald photo)

Ball hockey tourney April 25

Local minor hockey players have until April 17 to register for the 2009 Ball Hockey Challenge.

The free tournament is being put together by the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association, the Walker House and the Municipality of Kincardine to help celebrate “Hockey Time at the Walker House.”

Each team may have five players, and players under the age of 18 must wear a hockey helmet with a mask and hockey or winter gloves. They are optional for adults.

Thief gets bolder

Thief getting bolder

It would appear that the crime spree on Lynden Crescent is not over. The thief is now much bolder and has started to remove items in broad daylight.

Just today between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. someone walked onto my property, almost to my front door and stole today’s Saturday Star newspaper.

If you, thief, are so hard up to read a newspaper you could have come and asked and I would have gladly delivered it to you when I was done with it. Rest assured, theft is theft and when you are caught you will have to pay the penalty.

David Meek

Wolves finished

Lucknow takes series in five

The WOAA Senior A hockey season is over for the Ripley Wolves.

The Wolves were edged out 3-2 in Ripley Friday night in Game 5 of the WOAA Senior A quarter-finals. After winning Game 1 of the series in Ripley, the Wolves dropped four straight games to the Lucknow Lancers, who will now move on to play Durham in the semi-finals.

Ripley netminder Scott MacSween makes a glove save on Lucknow's Mark Stanley, left,  during the second period of Game 5 Friday night in Ripley. (Josh Howald photo)