November 2010

Do we need the Lake Huron Learning Collaborative?

48% (13 votes)
52% (14 votes)
Total votes: 27

Lucky night!

Cameron Stuckless, 3, makes a new friend in Lucky the goat at Kincardine's Hometown Christmas Celebration downtown Friday night. Lucky was part of the Kincardine Pentecostal Church's live nativity. The event also featured Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Grinch. Stores were open until 10 p.m. for Christmas shopping. (Barb McKay photo)

Bruce Telecom to see competition for home phone service

By Barb McKay


Bruce Telecom could be competing for customers for its telephone service as early as spring 2011.


The company expects the The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)  to allow  Rogers Communications to install phone lines in Bruce County next year.


“The single largest threat we face is competition for what is half of our income base,” Eric Dobson, president of CEO of Bruce Telecom, told Kincardine council during the new council orientation Friday.


Goderich mayor challenges Kincardine

Who can bring Henderson jersey to town?

By Josh Howald

Goderich Mayor Delbert (Deb) Shewfelt has issued a challenge to Kincardine.

“We think it’s great that Paul Henderson was born in Kincardine,” said the mayor Friday afternoon. “But we want people to remember he spent a great deal of time here in Goderich too.”

Shewfelt thinks his community can cast more votes than the Municipality of Kincardine at to become the kick-off point for a cross-country tour  of the jersey Henderson was wearing when he scored hockey’s most famous goal in 1972. And he’s putting his money where his mouth is.

Kincardine considers ultraviolet system for wastewater treatment

By Barb McKay


Kincardine plans to do away with chlorine for wastewater treatment in favour of a more effective and environmentally-friendly solution.


Public works manager Jim O’Rourke approached Kincardine council during its Wednesday meeting about purchasing an ultraviolet disinfection system. O’Rourke said the ultraviolet system is far more effective at treating wastewater for e coli bacteria would not impact plants and wildlife as chlorine has the potential to do when it is released into Lake Huron.


“When the lagoon system was installed that was the system of the day,” O’Rourke said, “but we have better systems now.”

Pine River Cheese hopes to be back in production in spring

Pine River Cheese hopes to be producing cheese again in spring 2011.


The cheese factory was severely damaged in a fire on Sept. 7, which destroyed the northwest corner of the building. Representatives for Pine River Cheese report that the cheese-making and packaging equipment was saved from the fire and has been thoroughly cleaned.


Electronic voting issue, dropped voters, plague H-K election

 By Barb McKay


Huron-Kinloss council is concerned that a breakdown of the electronic voting system on election night may have dissuaded some voters from casting a ballot.


The electronic voting system, from Intelivote Systems in Nova Scotia, crashed late in the day on Oct. 25 due to a high volume of traffic via the Internet and telephone voting. The township extended the voting deadline to 9 p.m. as a result. This was the first election Huron-Kinloss has used an electronic voting method.


Shane loses at home

By Josh Howald

Home ice wasn’t enough for Les Shane’s Kincardine rink Wednesday night.

Shane was edged out 7-6 by Steve Gregg’s Paisley team in Career Horizons Major League Curling last week at the Kincardine Curling Club.

Kincardine's Mike Meraw releases his rock as Craig Milburn, left, an d Sam Turcotte prepare for sweeping duty Wednesday night at the Kincardine Curling Club. Their Kincaridne rink, skipped by Les Shane, dropped a 7-6 decision in Major Curling League action. (Josh Howald photo)

Whale of a prize!

Miranda Deller-Quinn, left, sports a new Plymouth Whalers jersey autographed by Ripley's Garrett Meurs as she is presented with tickets to see the Owen Sound Attack by The Independent's Christmas elf Hillary Alderdice Friday evening. Deller-Quinn won the tickets and jersey through our NHL Hockey Pool. (Eric Howald photo)

Bulldogs dumped 10-2 at home

At Davidson Centre twice this weekend

Friday night wasn’t a great night for the Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

A shorthanded and ill-prepared Bulldogs team was hammered 10-2 on home ice by the Western Junior C leading Walkerton Hawks.

The Bulldogs (10-6-1) are now nine points back of the second place Wingham Ironmen, but do have three games in hand.

Walkerton didn’t even bring all their guns to this fight, leaving their two top scorers – Erick Lekun and Ryan Dilks – at home. The Hawks outshot Kincardine 53-29.