December 2011

Bantams, Tavistock clash tonight

Peewees down Walkerton, now 1-1

Two undefeated teams will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the Davidson Centre in Bantam B Regional Silver Stick action.

The Kincardine Tim-BR Mart bantams (1-0) will face Tavistock at 6:30 p.m. in Group 3 action. Kincardine is coming off a 3-2 win over Hanover last night following the opening ceremonies of the 25th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick.

Craig Luinstra was in goal last night as Kincardine beat Hanover 3-2 last night in Kincardine. The Tim-BR Mart bantams will wrap up the preliminary round of the Silver Stick tomorrow morning with a 10 a.m. game against Walkerton. (Richard Lawson photo)

Novices open with win

Peewees, bantams play tonight

The Kincardine Home Hardware novices stormed out of the gate at the 25th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick this afternoon with a convincing 6-1 win over Listowel.

Kincardine celebrates a second period tally this evening in Ripley against the Listowel novices. (Josh Howald photo)

Silver Stick opens today

Full schedule of action Tuesday - opening ceremonies tonight

Tje 25th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tourmanent kicks off today (Tuesday) in Ripley, Tiverton and Kincardine.

While the opening ceremonies will be held tonight between KMHA peewee and bantam games, the action begins at all three arenas this morning at 10 a.m.

In Ripley, Mount Forest and Goderich will kick things off in the Novice B Division, followed by Listowel and BCH at 11 a.m. The first local team to take the ice will be the Ripley novices, who will have home ice advantage at noon against Shallow Lake. The Kincardine Home Hardware novices will play Listowel in a 3:15 p.m. start at the Ripley arena, followed by Ripley's second game of the day at 4:15 p.m. The host Ripley team will take on Flesherton in that contest, the final novice game of the day. The Seaforth and Blyth-Brussels bantams will wrap up the day's action in Huron-Kinloss with a 6:30 p.m. start.

December weather?

It felt more like tennis season than hockey season on Boxing Day in Kincardine. Temperatures reached 4 degrees celsius, and there were people out golfing earlier this afternoon. Nice holiday weather may come to an end Tuesday, however, as forecasts call for rain in the afternoon.

Burt to backstop Bulldogs tonight

Host Hanover at 7:30 p.m.

Gatlin Burt will be in goal for the Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs tonight.

Burt escaped suspension for last week's misconduct, and will be between the pipes as the Bulldogs host the Hanover Barons in a 7:30 p.m. start at the Davidson Centre.

Gatlin Burt is back between the pipes tonight for a 7:30 p.m. game in Kincardine. Burt has the league's third best save percentage at .921. (File photo)

Tonight's game in Kincardine will be a rematch of Sundays' wild affair at the P&H Centre in Hanover. Burt, along with back-up goalie Derick Mitchell, were both ejected from that contest, and the Bulldogs played the final three minutes of a 7-2 loss without a goaltender. Hanover did not score any goals into the open cage, already leading by five.

Reindeer ready

Stacy Gibson, left, Connor Rossen and Madison Forster of Ripley's Junior Kindergarten Day B class adjust their antlers as they get ready for showtime at the Ripley School's Christmas Concert Thursday. (Josh Howald photo)

Municipality to spend $138,000 to fix med clinic moisture problem

Kraemer calls it a kick in the teeth

By Barb McKay


Kincardine will have to shell out more money on the Kincardine Community Medical Clinic to replace flooring in the basement because of a chronic moisture problem.


In a report to Kincardine council last Wednesday, building and planning manager Michele Barr said it will cost $138,000 to tear out the current vinyl flooring and replace it with porcelain tile and breathable grout.

The figure also includes funds to undercut lower level doors, if necessary, a 10 per cent contingency fund and $5,000 for fees to Parkin Architects.


Woman, baby hit by truck

A woman and child were treated with minor injuries last week after being hit by a pick-up truck on Durham Street in Kincardine.


The South-Bruce OPP received a call about the incident at 7:43 p.m. last Wednesday evening (Dec. 14).


Upon arriving on the scene, they learned a red GMC pick-up truck had struck a pedestrian pushing a baby stroller. Both the woman and baby were transported to hospital by ambulance and treated for non-life threatening injuries.


The driver of the pick-up, a 48-year-old Huron-Kinloss man, was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian.

Waiting for a trransplant

Julie Farrell with the hemodialysis machine and accompanying supplies and equipment she must use on a near daily basis. She spoke to the Independent's Barb McKay this week about the physical and financial strain of waiting for a kidney transplant. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Arts Centre interior needs extensive work to make it safe and presentable, say tenants

By Barb McKay


The interior of the Kincardine Centre for the Arts is not only embarrassing, it’s dangerous, according to tenants.


Marilyn Clarke, of the Bluewater Summer Playhouse, and Bonnie Bryan, of the Kincardine Theatre Guild, appealed to Kincardine council last Wednesday to fund improvements to the interior of the historical arts centre. Renovations to the exterior of the building were just completed, at a cost of roughly $1 million (with the provincial and federal governments providing two-thirds funding).