January 2015

Addressing the haggis

Scott Duncan addresses the haggis during the Robbie Burns Day supper at the Kincardine Legion Saturday evening. The haggis was piped in by Joan MacIntosh of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band and Lisa Moore served as haggis bearer. (Barb McKay photo)

SBGHC looks for community support for Kincardine hospital plan

Project expected to cost roughly $30 million, CT scan could be in future

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine hospital redevelopment project will need strong support from the community if it is ever to get off the ground.


Another medical marijuana manufacturer eyes Kincardine

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine is becoming a desirable location for medical marijuana operations.


Behind the scenes

Maia Hinchberger, right, is a stage manager trainee on the Kincardine Theatre Guild production of Ten Times Two, helping stage manager Shari Storms. For the full details on the KTG's latest production, as well as a program that takes local youths behind the scenes, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Municipality may pursue talks with Bragg Communication

 Kincardine council could decide this (Wednesday) evening if the municipality will attempt to come to some resolution with Bragg Communication over the sale of Bruce Telecom.

Council held a closed meeting Thursday with its lawyer to discuss Bruce Telecom, but no decision was made and no direction was given to municipal staff regarding the municipally-owned business. However, clerk Donna MacDougall informed The Independent Monday that councillor Laura Haight had submitted a motion to be included on tonight’s (Wednesday) council agenda for discussion.

Wolves wrap up season this weekend

Ripley posts win on Wall of Fame Night

By Josh Howald

After a big win on Wall of Fame Night, the Ripley Wolves will wrap up the WOAA Senior AA hockey season this weekend.

Wolves President Kevin Taylor, right, with the three women who were added to the Ripley Wolves Wall of Fame Saturday night prior to their WOAA Senior AA contest against Shallow Lake. From left are Pat Chatham, Jane VanSickle and Marina Cameron. VanSickle was an original executive member, while Chatham and Cameron have been volunteers since 2002. (Barb McKay photo)


Walkerton downs 'Dogs in OT

One-game showdowns for first, third place this weekend

By Josh Howald

And the West will come right down to the wire.

Final standings and playoff placements will be settled this weekend in the Western Junior C Hockey League. Each team has one game remaining to play, with the exception of the last place Mitchell Hawks. And the remaining games are big ones.

Playoff posturing in Major League Curling

Final draw tonight in Walkerton and Port Elgin

Kincardine's Les Shane inched closer to securing his BDO Canada rink one of eight playoff spots available in Major League Curling action last week, while Craig Milburn kept playoff hopes alive.

Both Kincardine rinks picked up wins last week in Major League Curling action in Walkerton and Paisley.

Shane's BDO Canada rink hammered the first place Bluewater Curling Club team skipped by Al Hutchison 8-1 at the Walkerton Curling Club. It was just Hutchison's second loss that year. The win improved Shane to 7-4 overall, with one draw remaining to be played tonight (Wednesday).

Bantams lose in Silver Stick semis

By Josh Howald


The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams made a good run at the International Silver Stick, but were eliminated in the semi-finals Saturday night in Forest.


The Kinucks, who won the Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament in late December to qualify for the International Finals, opened up the tournament on Friday afternoon with a 3-0 shutout win over Syracuse, New York.


Friday evening, Kincardine dumped a strong team from Ingersoll 3-1 in Thedford to improve to 2-0 and assure themselves a spot in the playoff round. The bantams were then defeated 1-0 by Ayr in the team's final preliminary round game in Thedford on Saturday morning.


Preferred use of tax dollars

A copy of the following letter was sent to the mayor and council.

Thank you to those who honoured their campaign promise to not support further funding to PREDC.  Voters do remember and appreciate it.

I have a feeling that PREDC will be back, nevertheless, to plead their case once again and I would like to offer my rational to no longer support this group.

I agree with council that economic development is important to the municipality and, if we cannot handle it in house with our current staff, I would not be opposed to advertising and hiring for the position of Economic Development and Marketing Co-ordinator, to be attached to the Planning Department. That position could also help with the Planning Department’s workload.