April 2013

Do you wash your hands after using a public restroom?

88% (57 votes)
12% (8 votes)
Total votes: 65

Sutherland under way

The Cambridge Winterhawks proved it isn't how you start the Sutherland Cup, but how you finish.

But the provincial Junior B hockey championship is far from finished.

In fact, it is just getting going. Cambridge took Game 1 of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League championship series last night with a big 6-4 win on the road. A four-goal second period carried the Winterhawks to victory in this one. After opening the round robin portion of the Sutherland Cup 0-2, the 'Hawks turned things around, winning two in a row to advance to the fianals against London and leave St. Catharine's of the Golden Horeseshoe Conference on the outside looking in.

Kissing cods

Kincardine Legion president Maureen Couture plants a big wet one on this cod at the Legion’s Newfie Night on Saturday. Norm Gauthier and Jim Wade, right, carried out the ceremony where participants went through the Newfoundland tradition. First, those willing to take part must eat salt cod, followed by bread. Then, they are each anointed with sea water and seal oil. They then drink a shot of Screech before finally kissing the cod. In the background, Aurelia Coughlan can’t help but giggle at the ceremonial kiss, but not for long, because she was next to pucker up. A total of 13 brave souls lined up to become honourary Newfies for a night. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine gun club comes under fire by neighbours

Nimrod Club asks for exemption to noise bylaw for after hours trap shoot


By Barb McKay


Huron-Kinloss council turned down a request for a noise bylaw exemption for the Kincardine Nimrod Club’s planned after dark shooting event, after neighbours protested that they were at their wits end from daily gunfire.


Help build safe community

Police to hold meeting May 9 at municipal office

Building a safe community is about more than fighting crime.

The South-Bruce OPP is hosting a meeting on May 9 at the Municipal Administration offices to introduce the concept of building an all-around safe community and to generate public interest.

“Other than working to establish this committee, the police, as a community partner, will be taking a limited leadership role,” said Const. Kevin Martin in a release issued last week.

Martin said that a “safe community” protects people from all types of harm. Injury prevention and victimization are two examples he used. South-Bruce OPP officers regularly investigate scenarios in which people have been victimized as a result of criminal behaviour. Other investigations may include those who were injured in a car crash, or farm or industrial occurrence.

Bruce County rugby club given priority use of Tiverton sports field


By Barb McKay


The Bruce County Rugby Football Club has inked an agreement with the Municipality of Kincardine to develop and use a multi-purpose sports field at the Tiverton Sports Complex.


New additions to Kincardine Home and Garden Show this weekend


By Barb McKay


This year’s Kincardine Home and Garden Show features some new attractions that organizers expect will appeal to everyone.


The annual show, organized by the Kincardine Skating Club (KSC), will run Saturday and Sunday at the Davidson Centre. Mary Ritter, president of the KSC and new chair of the organizing committee, said she is excited about the new additions.


“The car drifters club, which is local, will be displaying two of their cars,” she said.


Plymouth must win Friday

London has the Whalers on the ropes

By Josh Howald

It was a long night, particularly for the London Knights.

The Plymouth Whalers will have some momentum headed home for Game 3 of the OHL Western Conference Finals after a big win in a marathon affair Sunday afternoon in London, Ontario.

OldStars give back

Dan McFadden, middle, of the Kincardine Erie Belle OldStars present a cheque for $1,000 to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation recently. Representing the foundation are, from left, Lois Hackett, Gregg McClelland, Jack Nancekivell and Jen Cook. Since 1996, the OldStars have donated more than $12,660 to the Kincardine Foundation. (submitted photo)

Interested in inline?

Youth sign-up Saturday

Ice hockey season has come to an end, but inline hockey season is just beginning.

Kincardine's Easton Battler was one of three local players to skate in the London Inline Hockey League last summer as a member of the London Fury.  (Independent file photo)

If you are interested in playing some roller hockey, anybody and everybody is invited to play some pick-up beginning tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Hanover. The pick-up games will continue each Sunday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. until June 1, when the floor times will move to Walkerton.