March 2013

On the run to Mooretown

Cass Carruthers skates by the Kincardine bench to celebrate his second goal of Saturday night's Game 5 of the OMHA AE GR3 championship series with Mooretown. Mooretown scored with just 20 seconds later to erase a one-goal lead, and overtime settled nothing - which means Game 6 of this five-game set will be played Monday night in Mooretown. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.  (Josh Howald photo)

Pasta for pets

Maddy Cranston, 6, can't get enough spaghetti at the third annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner and Silent Auction at the Kincardine Legion on the weekend. The event raised $6, 263 to support Cozy Cat Kennels and the Huron County SPCA. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine to set aside up to $100,000 for possible turbine noise study

By Barb McKay


Kincardine will establish a fund to conduct independent noise studies on industrial wind turbines to ensure they are in compliance with provincial regulations.


The motion, introduced by councillor Jacqueline Faubert, set off a heated debate amongst council members during last Wednesday’s meeting.


“I feel really, really positive about this motion,” she said. “This is an area where we have some say, where we otherwise have had obstacles and barriers.”


Independent picks up three awards

The Kincardine Independent walked away with three awards at the annual Ontario Community Newspapers Association convention held Friday in Vaughan.



Eric Howald with The Independent's second place finish in overall excellence.


Best foot forward

These brave members of the South Bruce OPP and the Municipality of Kincardine will don heels on June 4 for the Women’s House Serving Grey and Bruce Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser. From left, are Const. Kevin Martin, Staff Sgt. John LeBlanc, Kincardine foreperson Brian Kelly, Const. Gary Yost and detachment commander Insp. Scott Smith. Constables Andrew Werle, Darryl Campbell and Greg Clark will also participate. The team is being ‘coached’ by Staff Sgt. Dana Earley. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine rushes to provide input to Quixote One wind project

By Barb McKay


Confusion around the deadline for comments on the Quixote One wind project had Kincardine council scrambling to make a decision on what to submit last week.


During last Wednesday’s meeting, council was unclear on whether the deadline to submit comments to the project’s developers, Leader Resources Services Corp. is March 31 or April 30. The Quixote One project is a single 2.5 megawatt industrial wind turbine project north of Kincardine, near Tiverton. The project received a FIT contract in July 2011. The final public meeting was held on Feb. 21.


Kincardine woman to travel to Iraq to help children

By Barb McKay


Erin Hardman has always been attracted to a good cause.


World of knowledge

Ripley Huron Community School Grade 8 student Bethany Wilken finished in the top-50 in the provincial Geography Challenge. Wilken won the school title to advance to the pronvicial test, and will now write a national test on April 2. Geography teacher Dave Quinn, right, has been preparing Wilken for the national test for studetns in Grades 7 to 10 - if she places again, she could represent Canada at a Russia tournament. (Josh Howald photo)

Tyke snipe

Junior tyke Cameron Carney celebrates a goal against the Orange team Friday evening at the 37th annual OldStars weekend at the Davidson Centre. (Barb McKay photo)

Game 5 Saturday in Kincardine

All-Ontario rubber match for AE Kinucks, Mooretown

There will be a Game 5, and it will be played in Kincardine.

An OMHA All-Ontario title will be on the line Saturday night at the Davidson Centre, as Kincardine will host Mooretown for Game 5 of the OMHA Midget GR3 AE championship series.

“The last couple of games have been a bit of a roller coaster ride,” said defenceman Colten Hendrie, “but I think we’re the stronger team and we can get the job done.”

Game time is 6 p.m. on Saturday and it will be the final meaningful minor hockey game played at the Davidson Centre this year.

Kincardine will have a bit of momentum, staying alive with a 3-1 win in Game 4 on the road Sunday night. But Kincardine has had issues with winning on home ice. Both of these teams have – the road team has won every game thus far.