October 2012

Attack take conference lead

Take 5 of 6 weekend points

Gemel Smith scored his sixth goal of the season Sunday in an entertaining 5-2 win for the Owen Sound Attack over the Windsor Spitfires. The Attack took five of six possible weekend points and moved into first overall in the OHL's Midwestern Division and regained first overall in the Western Conference. Owen Sound visits Erie on Friday and Saturday for a two-game set and visit the Kitchener Rangers Sunday evening. (Richard Lawson photo)


Would you be affected if the medical clinic lab was to close?

Yes
74% (55 votes)
No
26% (19 votes)
Total votes: 74

Petter Memorial Friday at Medway

The Leslie Petter Memorial basketball game is Friday night at London's Medway.

The University of Western Ontario Mustangs will host Calgary's Mount Royal for CIS exhibition preseason women's basketball action beginning at 7 p.m in the Leslie Petter Memorial Gymnasium at Medway High School.

The Petter name is a familiar one to those involved in athletics in the Kincardine area. Her father Ted grew up in the area, but Leslie was raised in Stayner. She played for UWO before becoming a coach, teacher and athletic director at Medway High School. Having beaten lieukemia years earlier, she died last May of breast cancer.


Piping in a new trail

The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band marches across the newly completed South Penetangore Bridge Sunday during the bridge's grand opening. Members of the Kincardine Trails Association were joined by volunteers, donors, trail users and municipal officials to celebrate the official opening of the bridge. The bridge, which took four years to complete, is the realization of the KTA's goal to completely connect Kincardine's trail system. (Barb McKay photo)


BWDSB calls on province to join public, Catholic boards

By Barb McKay

 

The BWDSB passed an ambitious motion at its meeting last week to enter into amalgamation talks with its Catholic counterpart.

 

The motion, introduced by vice-chair Jim Dawson, calls for the BWDSB to reaffirm its support for a merger of the public and Catholic school boards “to create a publically-funded school board for each official language that would create better administrative economies, while creating better education for students.”

 


Sidewalks needed near Trillium Court for seniors’ safety, says accessibility committee

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine has come a long way in terms of accessibility, but there is still work to be done, says Ruth Mahood.

 

The chair of Kincardine’s accessibility advisory committee attended last Wednesday’s council meeting to provide an update on what measures have been taken recently to improve accessibility in the community and also present a wish list of project that should be undertaken.

 

“I’m pleased to see that in the three years since I joined the committee I’ve seen a difference,” Mahood said. “People have greater accessibility and that’s a good feeling.”

 


Huron Challenge

Bruce County Emergency Services took part in the Huron Challenge last week as part of Emergency Management Ontario's exercises. Find out what is going on here - and get the rest of the story in  this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent, and for more photos, don't miss next week's paper! (Barb McKay photo)


Proposed million dollar Inverhuron pavilion put on back burner

2013 budget will be tight, says mayor

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine council has added yet another municipal facility to its list of potential renovation and building projects, even as it prepares to enter a challenging budget year.

 


Skateboard towing leads to charges

The South-Bruce OPP stepped in and laid charges after witnessing a dangerous stunt recently in Kincardine.

While on patrol Oct. 7, an officer on patrol watched a black Dodge Ram pick-up truck tow a male on a skateboard. After the stunt was halted, police laid charges against both males. The driver, a 25-year-old Sarnia man, was charged with careless driving. The skateboarder, a 23-year-old Kincardine male with the same last name as the driver, was charged with Person attached to vehicle.

Police warn people that hanging on to a moving vehicle isn’t just illegal – it’s incredibly dangerous and could end with somebody being seriously injured.


Plenty of bread

Kincardine’s Kelly Colhoun won a million Club Sobeys points through a province-wide promotion sponsored in part by Dempster’s bread. Colhoun won’t have any problem putting the points to good use – with three children she figures she visits Sobeys at least three times each week. Colhoun, second from right, was awarded her points on Wednesday evening at the store by, from left, store owners Chris and Stephanie Napier, William Yu and Julie Dimond of Maple Leaf Canada and Rick Kinjerski of Sobeys. (Josh Howald photo)