September 2010

A boy and his frog

Airk MacDonald returns his frog to its cage after its jump at the Super Frog Contest Friday evening at the Ripley-Huron Fall Fair. The contest attracted a throng of youngsters. For more photos from the fair, see this week's print edition. (Eric Howald photo)

Veteran cop finds home at high school

By Josh Howald

Murray Woodman’s new beat is the halls of Kincardine District Secondary School.

This is the sixth year that an OPP officer has roamed the halls of the local high school, Woodman’s first after 23 years of being on the road.

Murray Woodman outside the north doors of Kincardine District Secondary School Friday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)

Huron-Kinloss voices its support of steam generator transport

By Barb McKay


Huron-Kinloss council says it supports the transport of 16 steam generators from Bruce Power, but that isn’t how it will appear to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.


Councillors expressed their displeasure that the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, which the township is a member of, recently submitted a statement opposing the shipment of nuclear generators through the St. Lawrence River and across the Atlantic Ocean to Sweden.


Mayor loses cool with cottagers

By Barb McKay


The Poplar Beach land lease saga is far from over.


The seasonal residents of seven properties whose leases were terminated attended last Monday’s council meeting to hear a statement read by supporter Ted Dodkin on the lost revenue from the leases.


Before Dodkin read out his letter, mayor Mitch Twolan informed the gallery that there would be no discussion afterwards.


Winless weekend for ‘Dogs

By Josh Howald

Despite some solid play in between, the weekend began, and ended, poorly for the Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Ben Davis couldn't convert this penalty shot on Dave Clement of the Hanover Barons Friday night at the Davidson Centre. It was Davis' first game back in a Bulldogs uniform after starting the season in Listowel. (Josh Howald photo)

Friday night, Kincardine was trailing 3-0 before the game against Hanover was four minutes old. Saturday night, Kincardine allowed six third period goals in an 8-5 loss to Mount Forest in a game they led 4-0 at one point.

Ten local players sign with AAA clubs

Will give new look to Kincardine rep teams

By Josh Howald

They’re moving on up.

This season, a whopping 10 local hockey players will play out the season in the AAA ranks. Eight of those players will suit up for the Grey-Bruce AAA Highlanders, while two others will play with the Huron-Perth AAA Lakers.

It’s a large increase from the three local players that played AAA last year, and it will give a different dynamic to Kincardine’s rep teams, particularly at the bantam level. Seven of the 10 players that will play AAA this season are of bantam age. That’s a nod to the strength of the peewee program the past few years, run by Bulldogs coach Brian Royle. Two players from Royle’s OMHA winning peewee team last season will play for Grey-Bruce at the minor bantam level, defenceman Garrett McFadden and forward Ethan Skinner.

Do you like the layout of the 2011 telephone book?

9% (2 votes)
91% (21 votes)
Total votes: 23

Disturbing trend

I've been noticing a disturbing trend in the countryside lately. It's been my observation that at least one-quarter of all drivers are failing to stop properly at stop signs. Some are drifting through and hardly slowing down, while others slow down to nearly stopped and then drive through. Both of these practices are very dangerous. There are four fundamental reasons why this is unsafe and could lead to a collision.

Firstly, there are two blind spots in the car at the front, the left and right A-pillars. You can't see through them.

Secondly, there is the optic blind spot which you can't see through either. Your brain just fills this blind area with stuff like what it sees around it. There is no 'black' spot in your vision to tell you where it is.

Saying no

Politicians in this country are playing Canadians like fools – but few of us seem to get it.

At all levels of government, politicians are afraid to say “no”. And so taxpayers at each level of government keep seeing taxes increase as more and more money is spent.

Take Kincardine, for example. The politicians were afraid to say no to fixing up the old town hall and the pavilion, they were afraid to charge seniors $2 to use the Davidson Centre for their card games.

In Toronto, the province keeps spending on wind and solar energy – even though the province has a surplus of power.

In Ottawa, a billion or so is spent to host the G20 for a day, $16-billion is to be spent on new jet fighters, just to mention a couple of things.

Know hockey? Win $500!

The Kincardine Independent hockey pool now open for entries

Know your hockey?

Here's your chance to win $500 in the Kincardine Independent's NHL hockey pool.

We're also offering a $250 second prize and a $100 third place prize, as well as great other prizes through random draws.

The leaderboard will be published weekly in The Independent, and your points can be checked on a daily basis on this website. Just check our "Hockey Pool" link to your left. Entry fee is $10, and you can find the registration form in this week's paper and on this website. The entry form will also be published the next two weeks. The deadline for entry is Oct. 9, so get your entries in today. Drop your entry into the office at 840 Queen Street, Kincardine, our mail it to us at:

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P.O. Box 1240, 840 Queen Street

Kincardine, ON N2Z 2Z4

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