January 2012

Should Kincardine give the PREDC another $140,000

12% (8 votes)
88% (59 votes)
Total votes: 67

Up-to-date Junior C playoff schedule

Midget series set as well

The Western Junior C Hockey League changed the playoff schedule three times yesterday.

The final changes are not reflected in this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. Here is the complete, final schedule for the series between the Carruthers Nicol Junior C Bulldogs and the Wingham Ironmen. You can also find a final midget schedule for the next round, as their ice times were affected by the Junior C change. Therefore, times and dates in this week's print edition are incorrect as well.



Game 1: Fri 03 Feb 8:30 PM Wingham @ Kincardine

Game 2: Sat 04 Feb 7:30 PM Kincardine @ Wingham

Game 3: Wed 08 Feb 7:30 PM Wingham @ Kincardine

Burton nears 1,000 point milestone

This story is being reprinted, as promised In the Slot…, now that Shawn Burton has hit 1,000 points. You can read about that achievement elsewhere on this site, or in last week’s print edition. Congratulations to Burton on the accomplishment, and a fantastic career.

It is only fair, for historical purposes, to point out Ripley's Brent Armstrong was ripping apart the WOAA for years before statistic were officially recorded. Once they were, he had several 200 point seasons for the Ripley Intermediates, who became the Roosters and eventually the Wolves. A quick estimation by the author would indicate Armstrong likley finished with more than 1,500 career points, and possibly as many as 2,000.

This story appeared in the March 2, 2011 edition of The Kincardine Independent


Beach weather?

Trillium Court residents, from left, Mabel Blake, Pearl White, Rose Cowley, Beatrice Quinn, Muriel Newton and Janine Gionet were dressed appropriately for Beach Party Bingo last week. (Barb McKay photo)

Family health team needs $100,000 municipal loan to finish office space

By Barb McKay


Kincardine’s family health team is looking for help from the municipality to get its offices up and running after delays pushed the operational start date back by six months.


Gerry Glover, executive director of the family health team (FHT), attended Kincardine council’s meeting last Wednesday to ask the municipality to sign a five-year lease agreement for the team to occupy the basement of the Kincardine Community Medical Clinic. Glover also requested, on behalf of the FHT, a short-term, interest-free loan for $100,000 to complete renovations to the basement to accommodate the team. The loan would be repaid over a five-year period.


The choice to host a high level DGR would be community’s, not council’s, says H-K mayor

By Barb McKay


Huron-Kinloss council is moving ahead with plans to learn more about what would be involved in hosting a high level nuclear waste facility.


But the township wouldn’t store spent fuel unless it’s something that residents want to do, said mayor Mitch Twolan.


“Whether Huron-Kinloss ever gets to host this, it’s so far down the road, but we’re going through the process so that the public has input,” he told The Independent last week.  “This is very transparent.”


Happy Robbie Burns!

Saturday night's Robbie Burns celebration at the Kincardine Legion Branch #183 was another sell-out this year. Dressed for the occasion are Margaret and Alex Clark. (Josh Howald photo)

OFA calls for moratorium on wind turbine developments

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is calling on the province to halt further wind energy developments until the concerns of farmers and rural residents are addressed.


The OFA, Ontario’s largest general farm organization, representing 37,000 Ontario farms, released a position statement on industrial wind turbine development, saying that issues concerning the price paid for wind power to lease holders, the inefficiency of wind power, setbacks, health impacts and the removal of municipal input from industrial wind energy projects have not been addressed.


Shall we go south?

Ice was beginning to form on the Penetangore River Sunday morning, but these ducks found some open water Sunday morning. (Eric Howald photo)

Walker House society in loan negotiations with municipality

Society needs to lower payments in order to keep operating

By Barb McKay


The Paddy Walker Heritage Society needs to extend its loan repayment deadline to the municipality in order to keep the Walker House doors open, according to heritage society volunteers.


The Paddy Walker Heritage Society was granted a loan of $100,000 by the Municipality of Kincardine in 2007 to restore Kincardine’s oldest standing building following a devastating fire that nearly destroyed the building in 1995. The agreement stated that the heritage society would make annual payments of $5,000 and a lump sum payment of $25,000 in 2022 to repay the loan.