October 2010

Kraemer re-elected mayor

By Barb McKay


Larry Kraemer has been re-elected as mayor of Kincardine.



Larry Kraemer, left, and Anne Eadie, are all smiles Monday night after being elected mayor and deputy mayor of Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)


Murray leads polls in Huron-Kinloss

Even though the Township of Huron-Kinloss decided to keep its polls open an extra hour Monday evening because of a deluge of voters, the township still had its results posted long before the Municipality of Kincardine.


Voters had to choose five councillors from a field of six and elected to go with the four incumbents seeking re-election and newcomer Carl Sloetjes.


Donald Murray led the polls with 1,833 votes. He was followed by Jim Hanna (1,784), Lillian Abbott (1,732), Sloetjes (1,679), and Jeff Elliott (1,476).


Newcomer Roger Smith finished last with 1,364 votes.


Doors Open a big success

By Barb McKay


Doors Open Kincardine is a growing success.


This year the event, held Oct. 16 and 17, drew approximately 4,500 visitors – up 500 from last year. This is the sixth year the tour of homes has been held in Kincardine, and organizer Jane Rigby said the event is becoming increasingly popular.


“We’re really pleased with the turnout,” she said. “Pro-rated with the big cities that have thousands and thousands of visitors, we’re right up there near the top.”


McMillan tournament this weekend

Midgets open Saturday morning

The Archie McMillan midget rep hockey tournament will kick off Saturday morning in Kincardine.

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midgets will face off against Seaforth at 9 a.m. at the Davidson Centre to start the annual eight team event, sponsored by the Power Workers Union, Crabby Joes and Prod Apparel.

The action will run all day, with the final game of the day at 7:30 p.m. featuring Lambton Shores and Petrolia.

Kincardine, who will play in Pool A with Seaforth, Midland and Lucknow, will play its second game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday against Midland. Pool B consists of Saugeen Shores, Petrolia, Strathroy and Lambton Shores. The first place team from each pool will play for the A championship, while the second place teams will play for the B.

Wolves win it in third

Games with Lucknow, Shallow Lake this weekend

The Ripley Wolves didn’t get rolling until the third period, but when they did they didn’t look back.

The Wolves moved into a three-way tie for third place in the WOAA Senior AA hockey league with a 7-4 win Friday night at home. The Wolves actually trailed this game 3-1 early in the final period, but scored six times to defeat the winless Walkerton Capitals.

Whale of a rush

Ripley native Garrett Meurs battles for the puck last Wednesday night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore in Owen Sound. The Whalers lost to Owen Sound in overtime. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Getting lucky

Calgary has a new mayor – a smart 38-year-old who knows finance and has strong ideas for organizational change at city hall. He is the son of working class immigrants and the first Muslim mayor of a major Canadian city.  Naheed Nenshi, says the Calgary Herald, will lead a council that must now get on with the business of building a beautiful, exciting city while giving taxpayers value for money.”


Nenshi had a vision for his city and it got him elected.


Now look at Kincardine.


Oct. 27, 2010


Darren Bolton, of Ripley, passed away at the Kincardine Hospital on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at age 33. 

Beloved son of Marion Bolton, of Ripley; and Russell (Linda) Bolton, of R.R. 1, Hanover.


Meeting the Queen

I want to tell you about an interesting trip I had to my daughter’s home in Sackville, Nova Scotia this past June. It’s like a dream now.


I met the Queen in Halifax at the harbour when she was there unveiling a plaque for The Sackville, the last of the Second World War U-boats. People were lined up both sides of the harbour and on the boat too. The regal cars were parked there too. She came in on The St. John to the harbour and came down the ramp and walked along the boardwalk just as good as any teenager could. Prince Philip was with her as were Stephen Harper and the premier of Nova Scotia.


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