December 2011

Nice pipes

The Kincardine Community Singers celebrate "Gloria" this Saturday and SUnday at Knox Presbyterian Church. Above, the male contingent belts out a tune at last week's dress rehearsal. Both weekend shows begin at 8 p.m. (Josh Howald photo)

Get active in your community, says Bruce Power CEO

Duncan Hawthorne speaks at Chamber AGM

By Barb McKay


Successful business owners must immerse themselves in their community, according to Kincardine’s largest employer.


Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthorne was the guest speaker at the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting, held last Wednesday evening at the Kincardine Legion.


Hawthorne said after 10 years in Kincardine, Bruce Power is here to stay and although the Bruce A Restart project is near completion, Hawthorne has no plans to find the exit either.


Ring in the season!

The Kincardine Community Concert Band sounded great during Saturday night's Christmas Parade. (Josh Howald photo)

SBGHC chair addresses doc complaints

By Barb McKay


Options are being looked at to improve access to the Kincardine hospital, said the chair of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre board of directors.


Don Bushell responded to questions last week from The Independent in regards to a letter from 12 Kincardine doctors demanding that the board address problems with the Kincardine hospital’s access gate and with pre-cooked meals served to hospital patients.


“We have discussed it at the executive level and the board level,” Bushell said. “We are looking at alternatives for the gate to make it more accessible.”


Knights in Walkerton today

KDSS puts undefeated record on the line

Easton Battler will get the start this afternoon as the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team travels to Walkerton for a 2 p.m. game against the Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders. The Knights and WDSS have met once this season in exhibition action, with KDSS taking that game in Kincardine by a 5-1 score. The Knights will have a shorthanded line-up today against the Raiders due to injury, as well as school and work commitments. For the full story on the 2-0-1 Knights, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent, and check this site for results later today. (Riley Cook photo for The Independent)

Knights edged out in Owen Sound

A rematch of last year’s Bluewater Athletic Association final ended with the same result Wednesday afternoon.

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team was edged out 2-1 by the West Hill Secondary School Raiders. The Raiders also beat the Knights 2-1 in last year’s championship game, but the Knights ended up winning a CWOSSA championship. West Hill and KDSS have appeared in the last four BAA title games, and these teams tied 1-1 during the regular season last year.

Mikhalya Bowes had the long Kincardine goal, assisted by Hannah Davidson. Laura McKenzie and Morgan Potter each scored for West Hill.

Thursday, the Knights travelled to Listowel for a tournament. Kincardine edged out  2-1 record, hammering Barrie Eastview and Listowel, but dropping a 4-0 decision to St. Mike’s of Stratford.

Boyadjian signs with Greys

Mitchell joins ‘Dogs from St. Thomas

By Josh Howald

Kincardine’s Paul Boyadjian probably didn’t mind missing Sunday’s Prospects game in Hanover.

The 17-year-old goaltender was scheduled to start for the Western Junior C team against young guns from the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario loop Sunday afternoon at the P&H Centre, but was replaced by Mitchell’s Drew Reinhardt. The reason was simple – Boyadjian no longer plays in the Western League.

Derrick Mitchell made his debut in goal for the Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs on the weekend. (Richard Lawson photo)

Wolves wax Caps

Three in a row for Ripley

It was a good weekend for the Wolves.


Ripley is back to playing .500 hockey after picking up wins over the Luckow Lancers and the Walkerton Capitals on home ice.


A three-game winning streak has moved the Wolves back into fourth place in the WOAA Senior A North Division with a 7-7-0-1 record. That leaves Ripley three points back of the Durham Thundercats and two points ahead of Shelburne.


Shane remains first

Les Shane's Kincardine rink improved to 5-1 last Wednesday as the Grey-Bruce Major League Curling League made a stop at the Kincardine Curling Club. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Stranger than fiction

It’s a strange world we live in.


For starters, have you noticed how talk has replaced action.


The doctors say there is no justification for a toll gate blocking access to the emergency department at the Kincardine hospital. They also say the current food at the hospital does not meet the minimum dietary standard for a hospital.


A story in this week’s Independent says options for the gate will be discussed at the South Bruce Grey Health Board Centre board meeting Jan. 25. The same story says the food meets Health Canada food guidelines.