September 2011

Wolves open season Saturday

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves added two impact players last week in preparation for Saturday night’s season opening contest.

The Wolves will open the 2011-12 WOAA Senior AA hockey season at 6:30 p.m. in Walkerton against the Capitals. Longtime Lucknow Lancers Mark and Brian Stanley are expected to be in the line-up for the Wolves after joining the team last week.


Sharon Wilson of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band tries out a unicycle following the Ripley Fall Fair parade Saturday afternoon. For more scenes from the fair, pick up this week's print edition. (Josh Howald photo)

Survey says: Kincardine area residents want natural gas

By Barb McKay


According to a Union Gas survey, the majority of Kincardine and area residents would convert to natural gas if the service were available here.


Jumpy and Jumper

Erica Van De Will, 5, won the prize for biggest frog - "Jumer" -  at the annual frog jumping contest at the Ripley Fall Fair Friday night. For a full page of colour photos from this year's fair, don't miss this week's print edition of The Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Tiverton Fall Fair celebrates 150 years with exciting new additions

Parade gearing up to be biggest one in recent years

By Barb McKay


From championship wrestling to cattle exhibitions, the 150th Tiverton Fall Fair literally has something for everyone.


The fall fair will begin Friday at 7 p.m. at the Tiverton fairgrounds and finish Sunday with a barbecue dinner. One of the major highlights of the weekend will be the parade Saturday at noon, which is being touted as one of the best the Tiverton Agricultural Society has ever organized.


Footing drains cause of Connaught Park sewer problems

By Barb McKay


Kincardine is moving closer to correcting sanitary sewer drainage problems in Huron Ridge.


According to a report from the municipality’s public works department, the root cause of drainage issues that have overwhelmed the Connaught Park sanitary sewer system during major rainfalls are basement footing drains connected directly to the sanitary sewer lines.


Model citizen

Aspen Cooper models for Tropix Sun and Swim at the Fashion Fundraiser held Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. The event, organized by MyFM, Jennifer Cook Co-Operators, West Shore Clothing and Trammanto's, was to benefit the Hospital Foundation and Greenhaven Charity. Bruce Telecom matched every dollar earned to double the donation. (Josh Howald photo)

CIS Hockey Challenge begins Friday in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Some of the world’s best female hockey players will be in Kincardine this weekend.

Superheat FGH is proud to announce the first ever Great Lakes Challenge - a fundraiser for the Davidson Centre addition – will start Friday with a pair of east – west CIS battles.

Four universities will compete in the Great Lakes Challenge, a round robin tournament to begin Friday (Sept. 30) at 5 p.m. The University of Lethbridge has come all the way from Alberta to kick off the weekend against last year’s OUA finalists, the University of Guelph Gryphons.

Bulldogs bite back with big weekend

Boyadjian backstops 'Dogs to two wins

By Josh Howald

You can’t always get what you want – but if you try sometimes you just might get what you need.

Paul Boyadjian kept the puck, and Mount Forest's Tony Lindner out of the net on this third period jam play at the Davidson Centre Friday night. Lindner beat Boydjian once, but the rookie goaltender was sharp and earned his first Junior C victory. (Josh Howald photo)

Regina rolls into town tonight

Cougars come back to Kincardine - kind of

By Josh Howald

The University of Regina is the only team participating in the Superheat FGH Great Lakes Challenge to have previously recorded a win in Kincardine.

Regina is actually 1-1 at the Davidson Centre, having split games in Kincardine with the Brock University Badgers in 2006. While no players from that team remain, that mini-series is a big reason this year’s Great Lakes Challenge is even happening.

Kincardine native Sarah Hodges, head coach of the Regina program, said Friday that she gave her players the chance to vote on where they should go this year on an eastern swing.