June 2010

Good eye

The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band attracted a large crowd for its first Saturday night parade of the season. Bruce Wallace of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, lines up a photo of the band as it heads to Victoria Park. (Eric Howald photo)

Kincardine plans to take over servicing of energy centre

By Eric Howald

In an effort to inject some life into the Bruce Energy Centre (BEC), Kincardine council has decided it will take over water and sewage systems from Bruce Power.


The utility transfer was approved Wednesday evening at a special meeting and staff was instructed to prepare agreements to be considered at an Aug. 11 council meeting.


The decision was not made easily – it took two hours of discussion.


Taking aim at affordable housing

By Josh Howald

The future of affordable housing in Bruce County was being mapped out last Tuesday morning in Kincardine.

A public housing forum was held at the Kincardine Beach Pavilion to discuss the long-term affordable housing plan to be presented to social services, a committee of County Council, on Sept. 16.

Susan Earle of Bruce County Housing Services, was pleased with both the turnout and the response at the meeting, hosted by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC), the County of Bruce and the Municipality of Kincardine.


David Ulak leaps into the air to celebrate after scoring a nice goal in Tim Hortons under-6 minor soccer action last week in Kincardine. To the left is his teammate John Paguirigan. (Josh Howald photo)

Cubs at home Saturday

The Kincardine Cubs will play at home this Sunday.

The Cubbies will host South London for a 4 p.m. start on Tout Field at Connaught Park for regular season Thames Valley League senior men’s baseball action.

Kincardine is 4-2 in Thames Valley League action this season. That leaves them tied with Middlesex for third place in league standings. The defending league champs from Mitchell remain in first place after a 17-1 drubbing of Thorndale over the weekend win. The Astros are now 8-1, with their only loss coming against Kincardine.

Around the league on the weekend, Middlesex and the London Area Dodgers split a double header, while the Forest City Barons beat the Dodgers 11-5.

Barbs back in win column

The Bruce County Barbarians picked up a win on the road this weekend.

The Barbs improved to 4-1 in Niagara Rugby Union A Division (NRUA) action with a big 34-5 win in Grimsby. The Barbarians are currently in first place overall in the NRUA, and received a bonus point in the game against Grimsby for scoring four trys.

Mitch Dillon, Aaron Moore, Mark Magill and Angus Nixon each had trys for Bruce County, while Jason Doble had another big game, kicking three conversions and two penalties.

The Barbs are idle until July 10, when they will host Windsor for a match in Port Elgin at Saugeen District Secondary School. Windsor handed Bruce County its only loss this season two weeks ago.

20-hour nightmare

After the weekend activities in Toronto, the G20 strikes me as little more than a game – the cops versus the bad guys (in this case the protestors). The rest of us pay for that little charade that was acted out on the world stage.


And how, pray tell, were the “anarchists” able to burn a cop car and break windows downtown with all those cops around?


Well, I have the answer to that cop car question.


Meaghan Daniel, a graduate of KDSS, and now a lawyer at Klippensteins in Toronto, saw that police car burn.


The Marquis of Muskoka

I quite enjoyed your Editor's Notebook item on Tony Clement in the June 16 edition.  It brought back memories of my work at the University of Toronto in the mid-1980s.


My job required me to attend meetings of the university's governing council, on which Tony sat as a student representative.  I swear he has not aged a bit - and that is not meant as a compliment, since, even as a student, he looked, and acted, the part of a stuffed shirt and was already rehearsing for his future role as an obfuscating oligarch of patronage, pork and privilege.


June 30, 2010



Margaret Rose Parent (née Chapeskie), of Kincardine, died suddenly at the London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital, on Thursday, June 24, 2010, in her 69th year. 


Beloved wife of Ernie Parent for 49 years. 


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