November 2011

High school student killed in crash

By Josh Howald

Kincardine District Secondary School lost a member of the family last week.

Students and staff are mourning the death of 18-year-old Jessica Pool, killed in a two-vehicle crash in Huron Twp. last Tuesday, Nov. 22.

“We’re shocked, and extremely saddened,” said Randall DeKraker, principal at KDSS. “Our hearts go out to her family, as well as her close friends. Thankfully, we have been able to help and support each other, and I’m proud of the way the students and staff have come together to deal with this tragedy.”

Kincardine vying for Giant Tiger store downtown

By Barb McKay


Downtown Kincardine could become home to a Giant Tiger store.


The Kincardine BIA has met officials from the Canadian bargain store chain to make a case for bringing a franchise to Kincardine. The plan would be to locate the store in the Queen Street building that currently houses Foodland.



Hayden Snell, 2, of Kincardine, races down a slide at Lions Park on Friday, which was an unseasonably warm day. (Barb McKay photo)

Bruce Power Restart project on track for 2012 completion

Nuclear plant will be the largest in the world with Units 1 and 2 back online

By Barb McKay


Bruce Power’s Units 1 and 2 reactors are expecting to be up and running and connected to the grid next year, marking the first time ever that a CANDU reactor refurbishment project has been completed.


Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthorne announced last week that 5,760 fuel bundles are being loaded into 460 fuel channels of the Unit 1 reactor, following approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.


He said the fuel load is on track to be completed in mid-December.


Paul Davies to retire as head of SBGHC

By Barb McKay


After nine years as head of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Paul Davies is retiring.


Davies will leave his position as president and CEO of the health centre March 31, 2012.


“I’ll be 60 and it’s a good time for the health centre, in that it’s in good financial shape,” Davies said. “It’s one of those things where when it’s time, you know.”


Second straight Silver Stick title

Midgets qualify for International tournament

By Josh Howald

The Miller Insurance Kincardine midgets claimed a second consecutive Silver Stick crown Sunday afternoon in Wingham.

Just like last year, Kincardine defeated Tavistock in the championship game to win the 26th annual Wingham Regional Silver Stick tournament.

“Tavistock was a good team, and we knew it was going to be tight,” said head coach Steve Stepaniak. “We worked hard, and had different players step up at the right times throughout this tournament.”

'Dogs get two points, Junior B help

Kincardine beats Mitchell, signs Lucknow's Simpson

By Josh Howald

Four points from second, four points from sixth.

The Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are in the middle of a five-team logjam in the Western Junior C hockey standings, and picked up an important win Friday night at home.

And the ‘Dogs are stocking up. Friday marked the Bulldog debut of Tanner Simpson, acquired last week from the Listowel Junior B Cyclones. Simpson, from Lucknow, is the older brother of Bulldogs rookie Chad Simpson, and had 11 goals and 28 points last year in Listowel. He’s the fifth new player Kincardine has added in the last two weeks.

Crazy crease

Andrew McKay deals with a crowd in his crease during novice houseleage action Saturday at the Davidson Centre. An opponent tries to bury the puck, but McKay gets help from Noah MacCarther (#12) and Lauren Lee to keep it out. (Ian Brooks photo)

Lions no match for CWOSSA champs

It was back to business for the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team last Tuesday afternoon.

The defending CWOSSA champions opened the Bluewater Athletic Association regular season with an 8-1 pounding of the Grey Highlands Secondary School Lions on the road in Flesherton.

Kincardine has several returning players from last year’s squad, which finished fourth overall in the province at the OFSAA championship tournament in Stratford, including Hannah Davidson, who had a big game last week.

A potpourri

I’m beginning to believe that Kincardine council, for its own protection, should adopt Murphy’s Law – If anything can go wrong, it will.


From water in the medical clinic basement to the windows in the new gym, it’s the current council that has been carrying the ball.


That’s too bad - the screw-ups are all the result of decisions made by the previous council.


Let’s see what the current council can accomplish.