October 2011

Are the windows in the Davidson Centre's new viewing area acceptable?

Yes
11% (7 votes)
No
46% (28 votes)
Haven't seen them yet
43% (26 votes)
Total votes: 61

Pier-fect weather

It was a glorious weekend in Kincardine, and the cyclists took the opportunity to ride the south pier Sunday afternoon. Nice weather is expected to continue for the rest of the week. (Josh Howald photo)


Door opens on next year?

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine council plans to strike a volunteer committee to ensure that Doors Open runs next year.

 

Councillor Jacqueline Faubert, who has volunteered with Doors Open at the Walker House site, brought up the topic during last Wednesday’s meeting. She noted that the event is obviously important to the community and the municipality should find a way, sooner than later, to make sure the popular tour of homes and buildings takes place next fall. This year’s Doors Open was cancelled after municipal staff members who took over the event were unable to find enough volunteers to run it. Faubert said there are already volunteers at the Walker House site who are ready to sign up for next year.


Wingham man dies in weekend crash

 A Wingham man is dead as a result of a single-vehicle crash in Culross Township Saturday.

 

According to a South Bruce OPP report, police were called out to Huron-Bruce Road just before 8 a.m.

 

Police and paramedics from Bruce County Ambulance found a red Oldsmobile in the north ditch. The report indicates that the car was heading westbound on Huron-Bruce Road when it left the road and rolled,

landing in the ditch.


Pickle eye

Vic Zettler and a group of local seniors took full advantage of the weekend weather, getting some pickeball action in on the south end of Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Rental rates approved for new Davidson Centre gymnasium

By Barb McKay

 

Rental rates for the new Davidson Centre gymnasium have been hiked to bring in enough revenue to operate the facility.

 

Kincardine’s recreation director Karen Kieffer and recreation policy chair Ken Craig provided a revised list of rates to Kincardine council at its meeting last Wednesday. Council turned down rates proposed at the Oct. 5 meeting because they were deemed to be too low. Those rates were introduced at $10 per hour for one-third of the gym, $15 per hour for two-thirds of the gym and $17 per hour for the entire gym, not including HST.

 


Impaired walkers, drivers facing charges

Walking or driving, consuming too much alcohol can lead you into the hands of the police.

 

The Kincardine OPP, responding to a complaint of a an intoxicated man walking his dog on Queen Street, found a 57-year-old Kincardine man sitting on the sidewalk a little after 6 p.m. Saturday.

 

The man was charged with public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance. He is to appear in court Dec. 19.

 

Later that night, at 12:31 a.m. Sunday, OPP on patrol on Queen Street nabbed a pedestrian walking with a bottle of open liquor. A 19-year-old Kincardine man was changed with open liquor other than residence.


MacMillan Memorial this weekend

Nine teams here for midget tourney

By Josh Howald

Call it midget madness.

Nine midget-aged hockey teams will be in Kincardine this weekend for the annual Archie McMillan hockey tournament.

Mike Osadca, seen here against BCH in Tiverton last week, and the Miller Insurance midget reps are hosting a nine-team tournament this weekend at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 

It all kicks off Friday night at 8 p.m. when the Miller Insurance Kinucks host East Lambton at the Davidson Centre. It’s one of just two Friday night games – with the other contest featuring Petrolia and Mitchell.


Ripley's turn at the top

WOAA ruling puts Wolves at 4-0

By Josh Howald

Despite having just one  game on the WOAA Senior AA weekend schedule, the Ripley Wolves picked up four points and moved into first place overall.

Ripley took a dramatic victory in overtime Saturday night on the road, and earned two points Friday without playing. The WOAA announced it had stripped the Elora Rocks of a 3-1 win against Ripley the previous weekend. The Rocks dressed a player who was supposed to be serving a suspension.


Kincardine humbled at home by Hawks

By Josh Howald

It was a fun couple of weeks, but Kincardine’s first-place run has come to an end.

The Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs slipped into third place Western Junior C Hockey League standings after the defending champs from Walkerton dumped the ‘Dogs at home Friday night.