December 2013

A few good Knights

The Kincardine and District Secondary School Christmas Knights campaign ran Saturday, and the annual food and toy drive for the Kincardine and Community Services Association Hamper Program was again a success. More than 100 students collected food and toy items and delivered them to St. Anthony's Church, where they were sorted by volunteers. This year's hamper program will benefit more than 50 families. From left are students Delange Mowle, Meaghan Carter, Declan Mowle and Aibhilin Mowle. (Barb McKay photo)

Repairs to municipal building could cost up to $1.8 million

Council to look at options during budget talks

By Barb McKay


The cost of repairs to the Municipal Administration Centre (MAC) building has some councillors wondering if it’s time the municipality looked for a new location.


Council learned during its meeting last Wednesday that necessary repairs and renovations to the municipal building could cost as much as $1.8 million. Larry Walton, of NA Engineering, the firm that completed an assessment of the condition of the building, presented cost estimates for several upgrades.


Kincardine agrees to form natural gas corporation

By Barb McKay


Kincardine has officially started the process to form a natural gas corporation.


Municipal CAO Murray Clarke told The Independent Monday via email that council met with legal firm Borden Ladner Gervais during a closed meeting last Wednesday about advancing the project to bring natural gas to the region. When council returned to open session it passed a motion to hire the firm to carry out the first phase of the project.


So long Scoop and Save

Glenna Angus rings in a customer's order Saturday at Scoop and Save, in Kincardine. Angus is retiring after 32 years. Saturday was her final day on the job, and the store is now closed. (Eric Howald photo)

Plans underway for new Marriott hotel

By Barb McKay


A new hotel for Kincardine is a step closer to becoming a reality.


During its meeting last Wednesday, council gave initial approval to a site plan agreement for a TownPlace Suites Marriott on Millennium Way in the Kincardine business park. Council also agreed to remove a holding provision and accept cash in lieu of parkland for the property. A bylaw will be brought back to tonight’s council meeting.


Cable cash swiped

A quantity of cash was stolen in a break-in at Kincardine Cable TV last week.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in at the Cable TV office on Bruce Ave. at 8:43 a.m. on December 9. Sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 7 a.m. on Dec. 8, the building was forcibly entered through a door on the east side. A quantity of petty cash was stolen from the office area. Police didn't say how much money was missing, and did not provide an estimate on the cost of the repairs.

'Dogs create competition in crease

Weekend split for Kincardine

By Josh Howald

When the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs acquired Mitch Campbell over the off-season, they didn't anticipate having to look for another goaltender.

BDO Dunwoody stays near the top

Les Shane's BDO Dunwoody rink from Kincardine held on to third spot in the Major League Curling standings with a nail biter of a win in Week 9 action.

Shane needed an extra end to defeat Joe Rettinger's Marketplace Magazine rink last Wednesday night at the Paisley Curling Club. With the win, BDO Dunwoody remained in a tie for third place overall in the area's premier curling league. Shane has a 5-3 record, behind just Dave Cobean's Port Elgin rink (6-2) and the Merit Insurance rink from Paisley, skipped by Steve Gregg (5-2). Gregg was also in action last week in Paisley, posting a 7-1 win over Don Shane's Hanover rink.

Goals galore in KDSS win

Girls defeat Grey Highlands 6-5

By Josh Howald

Things don't always go according to plan, but that doesn't mean they won't work.



THe GHSS Lions made a valiant attempt, but in the end couldn't keep pace with the Knights in a 6-5 shootout last week. (Josh Howald photo)



Wolves lose a wild one

By Josh Howald

It took a tie-breaking shootout to settle a wild WOAA Senior AA hockey game Friday night in Elora.

The Ripley Wolves and the Elora Rocks combined for 100 shots on net and 17 goals Friday night, with the Rocks coming out 9-8 winners in this game of shinny.

Ripley gets a single point from the shootout, and now has nine points from a 3-8-0-3 record, good for sixth place in the WOAA North Division standings. Elora, meanwhile, grabbed sole possession of first place overall in the North with the win. The two points moves Elora to 11-2-0-3, one point up on the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks.