March 2014

Ironmen hold 2-1 lead on Kings

By Josh Howald

The Wingham Ironmen have a 2-1 lead on the Penetang Kings heading into Game 4 of the provincial Junior C quarter-finals tonight in Penetang.

The Ironmen carried a 1-0 lead into the weekend, and looked to be on the ropes Friday night on the road in Game 2 before things got wild. Wingham trailed the Kings 6-2 in the third period of Game 2. Whether it was a colossal comeback or a monumental collapse, the Ironmen scored four unanswered goals in the final six minutes of the third period to tie things up at 6-6. Then, early in overtime, Wingham scored the game winner and brought a 2-0 series lead home with them.

Carter Stewart had the overtime winner for the Western League champions in Game 2 of the series.

Cover up

Kincardine goaltender Amber Howald smothers a loose puck after stopping a Grey Highlands player at the WOAA midget tournament on the weekend in Tiverton and Ripley. Kincardine was defeated 6-0 in this contest, played in Ripley on Saturday. (Barb McKay photo)

The smell test

Do you want to sell the Brooklyn Bridge or lease some office space?


See Kincardine council.


We hear talk of “due diligence” from politicians but that seems like a foreign concept around here.


Due diligence was nowhere in sight when it came to council’s deal to rent space downtown for a tourist booth that will be shared with the BIA, the Chamber of Commerce and PREDC.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014



Peter “Pete” William Denham Bicknell, of Kincardine and formerly of Tiverton, passed away suddenly at Trillium Court, on Friday, March 21, 2014, in his 67th year.


Beloved husband of Lynda (née Hill).


Loving son of Johanna (TerMores) Bicknell and the late Don Bicknell.


Snow banks

In the March 19 edition of The Independent, in The Editor’s Notebook, Eric Howald wrote about the snow banks on Highway 21 and lack of snow in the fields.


It’s because the Ontario Ministry of Transportation doesn’t cut the grass along the highways in the fall of the year like the townships and the counties do. When the first snow fall comes, it builds up and now we have snow banks.


I have phoned the MTO on this matter and have received no reply.


Roy Douglas

Should the municipality raise taxes to pay for its roads?

39% (13 votes)
61% (20 votes)
Total votes: 33

Wingham takes Game 1

Ironmen in Penetang tomorrow night

The Wingham Ironmen lead the Penetang Kings 1-0 after a 5-4 win last night in Game 1 of the Provincial Junior C quarter-finals.

The Kings were able to keep Aaron Armstrong off the scoresheet, but it wasn't enough to take the opening game of this series last night at the Wescast Community Complex. Alex Kuntz did much of the damage for the Ironmen with a hattrick, his final goal coming in the third period as the game winner.

Kings in WIngham tonight

Quarter-finals set to begin

The Penetang Kings are in Wingham tonight (Wednesday) for Game 1 of the Schmalz Cup quarter-final series against the Ironmen.

The Ironmen, champions of the Western Junior C League, has home ice in this best-of-seven series due to the Western League's lopsided victory in this year's All-Star Game between the West and the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior C League. THe Kings are coming off a six-game series win over the Alliston Hornets.

The puck will drop at 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Wescast Community Complex in Wingham.Game 2 of this series is in Penetang on Friday at 8p.m., with Game 3 on Sunday in Wingham at 5 p.m. The fourth game will be played March 26 in Penetang. Games 5, 6 and 7 are to be played March 28 (8 p.m. Wingham), March 30 (4:30 p.m. Penetang) and March 31 in Wingham at 8:30 p.m.

Kincardine native lowers flag

By Josh Howald

The Canadian mission in Afghanistan ended with a peaceful, formal ceremony one week ago.



Master Cpl. Daniel Choong, left, Cpl. Harry Smiley, centre and Cpl. Gavin Early take down the Canadian flag for the last time in Afghanastan, bringing an end to 12 years of military involvement in a campaign that cost the lives of 158 soliders. (Murray Brewster photo/Canadian Press)


Little dogs bark for own park

KinDOG wants park for small dogs

This year is the fifth anniversary of Kincardine’s dog park and the project has been a successful one, says councillor Jacqueline Faubert.


The KinDOG Off-Leash Dog Park is a happy topic, she told council Wednesday and she added that the park is good for tourism as people bring their pets in from neighbouring communities.


KinDOG is composed of individuals who are committed to the maintenance of a recreational area where dogs and people can interact in a clean, safe and pleasant environment.