November 2014

Magic! BBBS turns 30

JP Magic hams it up with Myla and Blake Edwards at Saturday's 30th anniversary celebrations for Kincardine Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Bruce Steakhouse. The local BBBS used the occasion to draw Lynne Bradley's name as the grand prize winner for their raffle draw for a flight to anywhere in the world West Jet flies. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine in danger of losing funding for Inverhuron servicing project

The Municipality of Kincardine is appealing to the province to grant an extension on the Inverhuron sewer and water servicing project to prevent it from losing a $6 million grant.


In a letter to Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, mayor Larry Kraemer said delays make it impossible for the municipality to meet the project completion deadline of March 31, 2016. Kincardine received a grant of $6,076,400 in March 2009 for the project, contingent on meeting the deadline. The entire project is expected to top $9.3 million.


Export opportunities could come from businesses working together

By Barb McKay


PREDC is examining new opportunities for export that would encourage local producers to work together.


As Canada recently forged a foreign investment agreement with China, local economic development experts are looking at how Bruce County could be taking advantage of opportunities to sell their products abroad.


Cardiac rehab clinic needs community support

With no government funding, co-ordinators look for donations to keep program afloat

By Barb McKay


John Howard has always led a healthy life with a focus on physical activity.



From left, Doug Tatum, John Howard and Paul Williamson are three of the nearly 90 patients working through the Kincardine Cardiac Rehabiliation program. (Barb McKay photo)


Pedestrian hit, driver charged

A 56-year-old Kincardine resident has been charged after hitting a pedestrian on Nov. 13.

Police received a report regarding a collision between a pick-up truck and a pedestrian shortly after 7 p.m. on Nov. 13. The incident had occurred earlier in the day at the intersection of Highway 21 and Durham Street in Kincardine.

Festive RIDE program officially underway

'Tis the season to be jolly, but remember 'tis also the season for Festive RIDE checkpoints.


The OPP is out in full force during the 2014 Festive RIDE campaign, which started on Monday and runs until January 2, 2015. The South-Bruce OPP issued a release stating that while the number of motorists who choose to drive while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs may be small, they pose a significant danger on the roads that is both unacceptable and completely preventable.


'Dogs hand Hawks first home loss

Kincardine beats Walkerton 2-1, but loses in Wingham in 2OT

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs won what seemed like a playoff game Saturday evening in Walkerton.


According to head coach Steve Stepaniak, the Bulldogs played their best game of the season thus far Friday night, a 2-1 win over the league leading Walkerton Hawks. The loss was Walkerton's second loss of the season, and their first one on home ice. Kincardine squeaked out a 2-1 win in a hard-hitting, intense hockey game.


Knights go 2-3 at OFSAA tourney

Good show by KDSS at provincial championships

By Josh Howald

After a tough start at the provincial high school basketball championships, the Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls scrapped their way back to play in the consolation championship.

The Knights at the OFSAA banquet. From left, Kara MacDonald, Jorie Elliott, Bethany Wilkin, Mackenzie Stevens, Andrea Plagos, Charlotte Bate, Nicole MacLeod, Marley Martyn, Nicole McLeod, Cassidy Murray-Collins, Eartha Phorson, Jessica Satosek and coach Vince Yenssen. (photo courtesy of Marley Martyn)


Home ice nice for curlers

Both Kincardine rinks used home ice to their advantage last Wednesday night at Major League Curling made a stop at the Kincardine Curling Club.

Four games were played in town, despite some nasty weather on Wednesday. All four games scheduled were played, as well as three other games in Tara.

Les Shane's BDO Canada rink edged out Wade Walsh in a 9-8 shootout, while Craig Milburn squeaked past AJ Schumacher's rink in a 6-5 decision. That leaves both the Shane rink and the Milburn rink with 2-1 records after three weeks of action. That leaves them tied with three other teams for third place in Major League Curling. Two teams remain undefeated - Al Hutchinson's Bluewater Curling Club rink and Jeff Thomson's rink from Chesley.

Wolves dumped twice

It was a frustrating weekend for the Ripley Wolves.

The Wolves allowed 17 goals in two weekend games, and subsequently were defeated twice in WOAA Senior AA Hockey League action.

Ripley was on the wrong end of a 10-7 shootout on Friday night in Port Elgin, and were beaten 7-2 on Saturday night in Durham. The Wolves have now lost four consecutive games, and fall to 3-8 on the season. That leaves them in sixth place overall, even with the Shelburne Muskies.