October 2009

H1N1 flu clinic Monday in Kincardine

Kincardine's first H1N1 flu shot clinic will be this Monday, Nov. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the medical clinic, staff confirmed Friday.

Monday's clinic is only for people in 'priority' groups. According to the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit, they include:

Wolves bounce back

Top line leads Ripley in wins over Crushers, Caps

Just like that, the Ripley Wolves are a .500 hockey team.

After an opening the WOAA Senior A hockey season with a pair of ugly defeats, the Wolves bounced back with a pair of wins over the weekend, led by the line of Nick Locking, Travis Van Gaver and Kurtis Colling.

Ripley rode an offensive tear by the trio to a 6-3 win over the Shallow Lake Crushers and a 7-4 win over the Walkerton Capitals.

Bulldogs drop two tight ones

Lose one-goal games to Wingham, Walkerton

The puck was bouncing the other way on the weekend, as the Kincardine Bulldogs came out on the wrong side of a pair of tight weekend match-ups.

Kincardine was edged out 2-1 Friday night in Wingham and 4-3 Saturday night at home by the Walkerton Hawks.

Kincardine goalie Brian Hainsworth recovers after making a save Saturday night at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

Come spend the night

An open letter to Carol Mitchell, MPP for Huron-Bruce

We wish to thank you for your interest and current involvement in discussions regarding our hospital’s deterioration. It is unfortunate however that the matter and all alternatives could not be pursued further with all parties being fully engaged, but evidently you must support your government’s directives and priorities regardless of the impact on our welfare. But isn’t there more you could try to do about overall conditions in our area?


We realize that you will not require our support to be re-elected, whenever your government decides it is beneficial to call an election, being a relatively small, somewhat remote corner of your constituency, and Huron does come first in your title; priorities probably follow.

October 28, 2009


Elsie Jean Cottrill, of Tiverton, died at Tiverton Park Manor on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at the age of 90 years. 

Dear mother of Jean Tervit, of Wingham; Bill Cottrill Jr., of Tiverton; Nancy (Gary) Lippert, of Kincardine; Mike (Donelda) Cottrill, of Belgrave; and Joe (Cheryl) Cottrill, of Tiverton.

Council sets scope of 2010 budget cuts

By Kristen Shane


Economists say the recession is over, but for the Municipality of Kincardine lean times appear to be on the horizon. Last week, council approved targets for an ‘austerity budget’ next year that would see almost 10 per cent of the municipality’s budget for special projects and purchases funded from tax levies slashed, and almost seven per cent of its day-to-day operating budget cut.


Another meeting planned to patch up wounded hospital

Mayor floats municipal reps on hospital board as way forward

By Kristen Shane


A year ago this week, Kincardine council invited hospital stakeholders to sit down in one room and start a conversation about improving local health care.


Now, in light of this month’s confirmation from the province that it does not support de-amalgamation of the Kincardine hospital, Kincardine council is once again looking to pen the ponies together for an update on how to improve health care delivery.



In a dream you are never eighty. – Anne Sexton (1928 – 1974), American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1967.

Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man. – from Leon Trotsky’s diary, May 8, 1935
Maybe old Trotsky knew what was coming when he penned those words because he was assassinated in 1940 in his 61st year. He was Lenin’s right hand man during the 1917 Russian Revolution but later ran afoul of Joseph Stalin, the erratic dictator who ran the Soviet Union. Trotsky was killed in Mexico by a Soviet agent.

But who knows what Trotsky was thinking?

And when do you enter old age?

Some people are old at 50 and others are still going strong in their eighties.

Should municipal volunteers be required to take accesibility training?

61% (22 votes)
39% (14 votes)
Total votes: 36

Off to Illinois

Cooper wins OFSAA bronze, earns scholarship to Illinois State

By Josh Howald

It was a week to remember for Kincardine’s Brianna Cooper.

Cooper accepted a golf scholarship to Illinois State University, and finished third at the provincial high school golf championships in Windsor.

Brianna Cooper in her backyard last Friday. (Josh Howald photo)

After winning the Bluewater Athletic Association championship, Cooper finished second at the CWOSSA golf championships to advance to OFSAA, held Wednesday at Essex Golf and Country Club. It was the third time she has advanced to the provincial golf championships.