February 2015

Farewell, Elmvale

Both the Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks and the Miller Insurance midget Kinucks have advanced to the OMHA semi-finals.

Both teams completed three-game sweeps of Elmvale last night in back-to-back Game 3s last night (Wednesday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Both games were 5-4 finals, with the atoms scoring with two seconds remaining in overtime to win their game.

The atoms will now play the winner of a series between Gananoque and Parry Sound. That series is even at 2-2 right now. The midgets, meanwhile, will take on the winner of Ennismore and Parry Sound. As of Thursday, Parry Sound held a 2-1 series lead in that quarter-final.

Watch next week's Kincardine Independent for the full details.

Snow big deal

Sisters Kailey, 7, left, and Mya, 6, Benninger didn't let the cold weather stop them from enjoying the sunshine Monday morning. Tempertatures dipped to below -30 degrees celsius on Family Day Monday in Bruce County. (Josh Howald photo)

Popular teen lived life on the edge

18-year-old killed in snowmobile crash

By Josh Howald

Clint Parker had one gear – full throttle.



Clint Parker at the Kincardine Rock Garden. (submitted photo)



His friends say he had a knack for making everybody feel important, and had an infectious zest for life. The 18-year-old had a passion for anything that would get his adrenaline pumping, racing dirt bikes, for example.


Doctors urged to watch for measles symptoms

By Barb McKay

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is urging doctors to be on the lookout for measles symptoms after eight cases were confirmed in the province.

The health unit issued a “measles alert” to local health professionals after the virus reached Ontario last week with six cases in Toronto, one in York Region and one in Niagara Falls.

“Any time there is something doctors need to be aware of we issue an alert,” Sarah Ellis, manager of vaccine preventable diseases for the GBHU told The Independent. “It is to remind doctors that because there are cases in Toronto there is potential for it here.”

The concern of the health unit, Ellis said, is the fact that measles is highly contagious.

“If one person gets it that case can infect 12 to 18 people,” she said. “It travels fast.”

Power outages hit Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss

By Barb McKay


Kincardine residents found themselves in the dark last Thursday morning as the municipality was hit with a wide-spread power outage.


Kincardine Independent nominated for Better Newspaper awards


The Kincardine Independent is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for two Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA) Better Newspaper Competition awards.

The Independent has been named a finalist for a General Excellence Award, which recognizes overall achievement by circulation class in editorial, advertising and layout. The Independent has been honoured numerous times with General Excellence Awards in past years.

The Independent has also been nominated for Best Sports Section. The awards will be presented at a gala May 22 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

True talent

Adam Dunlop, left, and Cassandra Ritchie display some items up fro grabs at the Community Living Kincardine and District Valentine's Day gala and silent auction Saturday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Dunlop is showing off his own still life work, while Ritchie is holding a paiting called "Two Dancers" by Katie Moelker. (Josh Howald photo)

Lake Huron Learning Collaborative to stay in old Westario building

By Barb McKay

The Lake Huron Learning Collaborative (LHLC) will continue to make its home at the former Westerio building. Kincardine council agreed during its meeting last Wednesday to renew the lease with the LHLC for another two years.


Chocolate feast

Emma Anderson, 12, and sister Eden, 8, didn't mind being first in line to test the chocolate fountain at Trillium Court's Valentine's chocolate buffet and bake sale Friday for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Barb McKay photo)

Huron-Kinloss man charged in dated crimes

A 24-year-old man from Huron-Kinloss Twp. has been charged with two counts of break, enter and theft and one count of break, enter and theft of firearms in connection to crimes committed in 2009 and 2012.Investigators from the South-Bruce and Huron County OPP detachments took the man into custody Feb. 11, following a detailed police investigation.

On Jan. 27, 2009, the accused and two unknown males attended the Ripley Arena and forced entry into the building. Once inside, they stole a quantity of cash from the concession stand area. Three years later, sometime between Sept. 5 and Sept. 6, 2012, the accused attended a residence on Loyal Line in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh. The accused forced entry into the residence, and once inside stole several items including a gun vault that contained 12 firearms and ammunition.