May 2014

Beating strong

Linley Kelley give the OK to her dog to walk in the Tiverton Lions Club annual walk to raise money for guide dogs. Linley and her mother Erin had two dogs in the walk, Arnie and Willis. (Eric Howald photo)

All-candidates meetings to be held for Huron-Bruce riding

All-candidates meetings have been scheduled to allow members of the public to come out and ask questions of their local provincial party representatives.


The Kincardine and District and Saugeen Shores Chambers of Commerce will hold a meeting tonight (Wednesday) at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Candidates will make opening remarks and then the floor will be opened for questions from the public.


Winter maintenance cost municipality $1 million

By Barb McKay


This past winter was a brutal one for most Kincardine residents, but it was a very expensive one for the municipality.


In total, heavy snowfalls and frozen water lines cost Kincardine $1,082,005. CAO and acting public works director Murray Clarke explained the costs to Kincardine council at its meeting last Wednesday. Over the course of the winter, snow removal operations cost $557,126; fuel for snow plows and public works vehicles totalled $232,175; the fleet itself cost $227,704; and dealing with frozen water services cost $65,000.


Jet setters

Children from the K.I.D.S. Co-operative Nursery School had a field trip to the Kincardine airport Friday where they had a chance to tour buildings and even sit in the training planes. From left, are Piper Johnson, Oliver Wahi, Kennedy Cohoon, Spencer Hodge, Ellandra Dudgeon, Grace Fludder, Oscar Weerasigghe, Ella Humble, Graeme Ferguson, Riley Andejilic, Tyson Taverner and Gabriel Kloostra. (Barb McKay photo)

Police investigate daylight break-ins in Kincardine

The South-Bruce OPP are investigating a pair of daylight break-ins that occurred on May 23 in Kincardine.

Police say that just before 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23, they received a report of a break-in along Gordon Street. Sometime between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., the house was entered through a side door. The list of items stolen from the home includes a brown three-layer jewellery box, an assortment of gold, white gold, pearl and crystal jewellery, family rings with birth stones, a 26-oz bottle of Canadian Club whiskey, a 40-oz bottle of Smirnoff vodka and a 40-oz bottle of Walker's gin. The stolen property is estimated to be worth more than $3,000.

Break-in at Ripley Legion

Police are investigating a break-in at the Ripley Legion.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in on Jessie St., Ripley on May 25. Sometime between 8 p.m. on May 24 and 9:30 a.m. on May 25, entry was gained to the legion forcibly through a side window. The Legion safe was pried open and a quantity of cash was stolen. Police did not provide an estimate on how much money the safe contained or the damage done to the building.

The South-Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Seeding the earth

Students from KDSS spent Friday planting 1,200 pine and cedar seedlings for the Penetangore Watershed Group. PWG purchased the trees from the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority with funds donated by OPG. The trees were planted on Norm Robertson's farm on Sideroad 15, near Tiverton. From left are Stephen Hlinka, Wyatt Geddes, Nick Boyd and Manuel Inauen. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine to borrow from itself for natural gas study


By Barb McKay


Kincardine will pay its share of funds required to complete a feasibility study and business case to bring natural gas to the region, but will borrow the money from itself rather than spend it out of the municipal operating surplus.


Kincardine puts freeze on minor sports ice rates

Ice rate at Tiverton lowered

By Barb McKay


The municipality will reduce the minor sports ice rental rate at the Tiverton arena – by $1.


After a lengthy discussion two weeks ago, Kincardine council decided to ignore a staff request to increase ice rental rates at both the Davidson Centre and the Tiverton Sports Complex and instead go with a request from the minor hockey associations to lower the hourly rate in Tiverton so that it is aligned with Ripley’s rate. The request was also to freeze Kincardine’s ice rental rate.


Cubs beat Mitchell in home opener

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs picked the perfect day to play their home opener.



A Listowel base runner takes a lead from first base and 1B Greg Stepaniak as Ryan Fraser works the mound during the fifth inning of Kincardine's home opener Sunday at Connaught Park. (Josh Howald photo)