January 2011

Are you sick of winter yet?

Yes
71% (39 votes)
No
29% (16 votes)
Total votes: 55

Frozen waves

You can almost see the cold air hovering over Lake Huron Sunday afternoon. Temperatures dipped down to colder than -25, which helped the ice finally stretch out over the shoreline. The freezing weather, however, didn't deter a few brave souls from cruising the beach. (Josh Howald photo)


Time to be leaders, Hawthorne tells Empire Club

Need for federal energy plan

By Josh Howald

Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthorne says it’s time for Canada to step up and be a leader in the nuclear industry.

Hawthorne blasted the federal government in a speech at the Empire Club of Canada Thursday afternoon, calling Canada “schizophrenic” when it comes to the nuclear industry.

Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthore speaks to the Empire Club of Canada at the Royal York in Toronto Thursday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)


Twolan to run for PC nomination

By Barb McKay

 

Huron-Kinloss Township mayor Mitch Twolan will seek the Huron-Bruce PC nomination.

 

Twolan said he has received several requests to run. He is now waiting to hear when and where the nomination convention will be held to select a candidate.

 

“Right now the feed back has been great and I know I’ll have a lot of support,” Twolan said.

 


2011 shaping up to be stellar year for Bruce Telecom

By Barb McKay

 

Bruce Telecom CFO Bart Cameron was all smiles when he delivered the 2011 budget to Kincardine council Wednesday.

 

Following a dismal budget year in 2009 that included wage cuts and the expectation that the telecom would have to drastically decrease its dividend to the municipality, this year is looking much brighter.

 

Cameron announced that instead of an $800,000 contribution to the municipality, it would hand over $1 million by the year’s end. As well, the company had anticipated an income of $514,745 from operations in its June forecast report; now it’s anticipating an income of $551,444.

 


Meeting Wednesday night to create proposal for ARC

The Elgin Market and Huron Heights home and school associations are urging Kincardine parents to attend a meeting tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 26) to discuss ideas to present to the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC).

 


Paul Henderson, historic jersey in town Sunday

Most people old enough to do so remember where they were when Paul Henderson’s goal lifted Canada over the Soviet Union in 1972.

But where are you going to be Saturday, when Henderson rolls into Kincardine with the jersey he was wearing when he scored hockey’s most famous goal?

Henderson and the Henderson Jersey Homecoming Tour will be at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine this Saturday (Jan. 29) to meet fans and celebrate an iconic piece of Canadian history. The jersey, purchased in auction for more than $1.2 million by SmartCentre Inc. owner Mitchell Goldhar, is embarking on a cross-country celebration tour. Lucknow will be the first stop of the tour Friday, with Kincardine the second stop Saturday afternoon. And it is a homecoming - Henderson was born at the foot of the Kincardine Hospital, was raised in Lucknow and spent five years living in Goderich.


International heartbreak

Miller midgets lose in Silver Stick final

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midgets were good at the International Silver Stick, but not quite good enough. The team ran out of steam in the championship game Sunday afternoon.

Kincardine qualified for the International Silver Stick Championships, held in Sarnia over the weekend, by winning the Wingham Regional Silver Stick tournament in late November. It was the first Silver Stick title a KMHA midget team had won in more than a decade.

The International finals kicked off Friday afternoon, with Kincardine opening up against Pembroke. Kincardine squeezed out a tight 2-1 win in that game, and followed it up with a dicey 4-3 win over Mount Brydges on Saturday morning. Kincardine held a 4-0 lead in the third period of that game, but did manage to hang on for the win.


Ripley wins challenge

Stewart Lane, of Lucknow, throws a rock during the annual Ripley - Kincardine Curling Challenge Saturday at the Ripley Curling Club. For full results from the day, see this week's print edition. (Barb McKay photo)


Bulldogs scrap for playoff positioning

In fourth place with two games remaining

By Josh Howald

The Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs won’t know their first round opponent until all the smoke clears. And right now, there’s a three team-fire in the middle of the Western Junior C League standings.

Mitchell, Kincardine and Hanover are all battling for third place, which would mean a first round match-up against the Mount Forest Patriots. The two teams left in fourth and fifth will have a much tougher series – against each other.