March 2010

The puck drops here

Kendra Fisher drops the puck from her glove to her stick during ladies hockey action Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. Kincardine was playing Goderich in this game. The ladies tournament was part of the Kincardine OldStars annual oldtimers tournament, which was held in Kincardine and Tiverton over the weekend. (Josh Howald photo)

Lions donate to students

Kincardine and Tiverton district Lions Clubs present a donation earlier this month to help cover the costs of swimming and bowling for the special development class at Huron Heights Public School. Back row, from left: student Luke McCullough, educational assistant Linda Luckhart and student Cole Campbell. Front row, from left: Lions members Ron Roppel and Brent Crawford, student Tyler Eberl, educational assistant Janet Owen and special development teacher Cathy Ellis. (Doug Tatum photo)

Bluewater wind farm in the works north, southwest of Ripley

By Kristen Shane


*This story has been updated from the print version


Another wind turbine farm is in early stages of development in the Ripley area.


International Power Canada Inc. has optioned about 7,000 acres of land from more than 40 landowners north and southwest of Ripley, said the project lead Jim Wilgar earlier this week. That means the company and the landowners have agreed that the company may develop the land in the future.


Councillors question mayor over learning centre

By Kristen Shane

Several Kincardine councillors are worried that the mayor has overstepped his bounds by, without council’s consent, using an agreement inked between the municipality and Ontario Power Generation to get funding for a new learning centre, and committing the municipally-owned former Westario Power building for its use.

Mayor Larry Kraemer says he has always kept council in the loop. No hard-and-fast decisions about the Westario building’s fate have been made. Council is set to have that opportunity in April, when a report on the learning centre is slated to come to council.

experts everywhere

It’s amazing how many experts reside amongst us.

By Friday morning, we had dozens of e-mails from groups slamming the Ontario budget that was released at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Here are a few examples. The Canadian Patient Summit says the budget ignores patients and caregivers. The Registered Practical Nurses say 1.5% funding increase for hospitals will have costly implications. The Poverty Action Coalition for Change in York Region says the budget holds only threat for Ontario’s most vulnerable. CUPE says wolf-in-sheep’s clothing budget is unfair, will hurt recovery. The Ontario Nurses’ Association says the budget means more service and nursing cuts for patients. No one seems to believe the budget a good document – except the government.

March 31, 2010


May Holland entered into rest at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the age of 91. 

Working together

Regarding the editorial in the March 17 Independent, "Working together"



The editor raises many good points and observations regarding the ongoing, never-ending quest to keep the downtown looking vibrant, clean and attractive. The BIA has learned that the municipality's property standards can only be enforced when public safety is at issue. When broken windows are boarded over, we have learned that this band-aid approach is sufficient according to the bylaw. Unfortunately, the bylaw does not  address neglect and eye-sores.


The majority of BIA stakeholders make the effort to sweep their portion of the sidewalk and keep their business windows and store facades looking great. Unfortunately, like in any neighbourhood, there are always a few who do not make the effort.

Should Kincardine be in the education business?

31% (16 votes)
69% (36 votes)
Total votes: 52

Legion peewees OMHA champs!

The Kincardine Legion peewees won an All-Ontario (OMHA) title last night in Wasaga Beach.

The peewees skated to a 5-1 win in Game 4 of their series on the road. It gave Kincardine a 7-1 points win and the town's second All-Ontario in as many weeks.

For full details and photos, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Peewees win Game 3

One point away from provincial title

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Legion peewees are a point away from an All-Ontario (OMHA) championship.

Garrett McFadden celebrates his second goal of the game Wednesday night in Game 3 of the OMHA championship series against Wasaga Beach. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine skated to a 4-2 win last night at the Davidson Centre, and can clinch an OMHA title with a win or a tie Saturday night in Wasaga Beach. Kincardine holds a 5-1 points lead on Wasaga Beach in the six point series.

Dalton Hayes opened the scoring for Kincardine on a scramble late in the first period. It was the only goal of the opening frame.