December 2014

Bantams win Silver Stick title

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams are Regional Silver Stick champs.

The bantam Kinucks celebrate their second goal of today's bantam B final in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kinucks clinched the championship on home ice this evening at the Davidson Centre with a 3-1 win over Tavistock. Tavistock had defeated the bantam Kinucks earlier in this tournament.

Peewees burned in third

Penetang wins Peewee B title, Kincardine bantams play at 4:45 p.m.

The Kincardine Legion peewee Kinucks were burned in the third period this afternoon at the 28th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament.

Penetang scores the go-ahead goal in today's peewee B final at the Silver Stick in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine carried a 1-0 lead to the third period after call-up Noah Swann broke a scoreless tie late in the middle frame. Things went downhill in a hurry for the Legion peewees, who advanced to the final with a gutsy overtime win last night at the Davidson Centre.

Peewees, bantams to play for Silver Stick titles

Title Tuesday at the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick

Kincardine has two chances today for Silver Stick glory.

The Kincardine Legion peewees are up first at 1:30 p.m. at the Davidson Centre, taking on Penetang for a berth in the International Silver Stick finals and a regional Silver Stick championship. Kincardine last won the peewee title in 2009.

Kincardine and Penetang met yesterday, with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw. The peewees then edged out Twin Centre 5-4 in an exciting semi-final match-up last night. Earlier in the tournament, the Kinucks posted a 7-0 shutout win over Parry Sound. Penetang, meanwhile, advanced to today's final with a 3-2 win over Listowel last night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Penetang opened the week with a 2-1 win over Saugeen Shores.

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams, too, have a shot at capturing a Kincardine Regional Silver Stick championship. The bantams will face Tavistock in the final game of today's action, a 4:45 p.m. start.

Independent closed for holidays

The Kincardine Independent office will be closed for holidays from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1, 2015. There will be no newspaper published on Jan. 1. Our next edition will be Jan. 7, 2015.

We will still be hard at it, however, as the official newspaper of the Kincardine Regional Stick. We will have updates available on this website, and don't miss the Jan. 7 edition for full coverage.

The staff at The Independent wish you all a joyous and safe holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ready to roll!

Wednesday night will be a busy one for "Big Red", who told The Kincardine Independent his list has been checked over - twice - and he is making some last minute preperations in anticipation of his big flight. Claus said despite the hectic chaos of the season, Christmas never gets old for him - he loves all the magic and excitement. He asked The Independent to pass along a jolly Merry Christmas to all of its readers. (Josh Howald photo)

Hawthorne optimistic about refurbishment project

By Barb McKay


Bruce Power is expected to learn in 2015 if the refurbishment of its Bruce B units will go ahead.


President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne said Friday that Bruce Power remains optimistic that it will secure a contract with the Ontario Power Authority for the project, tentatively scheduled to begin August 2016 with Unit 4.


“It’s a difficult, thoughtful negotiation,” he said. “I’m still optimistic about the outcome. It will just take a bit more time.”


Bruce Gas project contingent on contract commitments, funding rules

By Barb McKay


Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss are expected to know next year if the natural gas project will proceed.


Mark Rodger, a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, the consulting firm leading the project, said a professional marketing plan is key to the success of what is now being referred to as the Bruce Gas project. Rodger paid visits to both Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss councils on Monday to update them on how the project is progressing. Rodger has also spoken to the council for Arran-Elderslie, the third municipality participating in the Bruce Gas project.


Overnight break-ins in Kincardine

The South-Bruce OPP is investigating several break-and-enters that occurred along Queen Street during the overnight hours of Dec. 13-14.

B&W Appliances, Fine Fettle and the Winning Booth were all forcibly entered. A quantity of cash was taken from each business. In addition, an unsuccessful attempt was made to break in to the Sears store.

Residents are encouraged to report suspicious vehicles and people as soon as possible so officers can investigate.

Anybody with information should contact the South-Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Spirit of giving alive and well

AMEC - Black & MacDonald loaded an SUV up with bags and boxes of non-perishable food and personal care items and headed to the food bank last week. From left are food bank co-ordinator Nancy Dawson, Michelle Lamont of AMEC - Black and McDonald, food back co-ordinator Pat Stewart and volunteer Bob Wolfenden. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo) 


Outdoor ice rink for Scott’s Point

By Barb McKay


The residents of Scott’s Point will get an outdoor rink in time for Christmas.


Kincardine council ended its meeting last Wednesday with an act of generosity by approving the construction of an outdoor skating rink in the community park. Municipal staff will also look into liability insurance for the project.