February 2015

C&M Construction burns

A Friday night fire completely destroyed the headquarters of C&M Construction on Sideroad 15, just south of Armow.

The building, as well as all its contents, were fully lost, putting damage estimates at more than $500,000.

The Kincardine Fire Department responded to the call shortly before 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The storage shed was completely engulfed in flames when the KFD arrived on the scene. It took several hours for crews from Tiverton and Kincardine, with help from the Ripley-Huron Fire Department, to bring the fire under control. The fire was contained to two storage sheds located next to each other.

The cause of the blaze is unknown, and the Ontario Fire Marshall has been assigned to investigate. 

Window smashed on Queen Street

The back window of a Ford Escape parked on Queen Street, Kincardine was broken on Jan. 23, say police.

The South-Bruce OPP said the damage was done between 5 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 9 p.m. the same night. There was no estimate available for the repairs to the vehicle.

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 crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


Kincardine man done in by ALPR

A 26-year-old Kincardine man is facing a slew of charges after the new Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) system alerted a Huron County OPP officer to a potential violation.

The ALPR system scanned the licence plate of a southbound Saturn, and provided information to the officer, patrolling Nile Road, that indicated the attached licence plate was associated with an unlicensed, registered owner.

The investigating officer stopped the Saturn and spoke with the driver. Upon doing so, the officer saw several bottles of open alcohol in the vehicle. As a result of this infraction, the officer searched the interior of the vehicle and discovered a quantity of marijuana. Further investigation revealed the driver held an expired driver’s licence, the validation sticker on the licence plate was expired and the vehicle was uninsured.

Bruce Telecom discussion back on the table

By Barb McKay

Kincardine council will discuss a motion to open talks with Bragg Communication over the Bruce Telecom sale, after it was deferred last week.


Councillor Laura Haight, who introduced the motion, recommended last Wednesday that council hold off on making a decision until after it heard from the Bruce Telecom board of directors during a special meeting held Monday.


Kincardine contracts new fire dispatcher

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department has gone further afield to find a new fire dispatch service.


Fire chief Kent Padfield presented a report to Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday requesting that it sign off on a recommendation to contract Tillsonburg Fire and Rescue Services to provide fire dispatch service. Padfield said the department received four proposals from Tillsonburg, Kincardine Communications, Owen Sound Police Services and Spectrum Communications, but Tillsonburg best fit its requirements.


Bulldogs try to pull even tonight

Mount Forest takes Game 1 in OT

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are on the road tonight, trying to bust out of a slump that couldn't have come at a worse time.

Kyle Hunter gets a piece of Gerrit Satosek behind the Mount Forest net on Sunday afternoon as Satosek gets the puck to a teammate. Kincardine and Mount Forest are back at it tonight (Wednesday) in Game 2 of the Western Junor C quarter-final series. (Josh Howald photo)


The Bulldogs trail the Mount Forest Patriots 1-0 in an opening round Western Junior C best-of-seven playoff series after Trevor Hughson scored late in overtime Sunday afternoon to lift his team to a 3-2 upset win in Game 1 at the Davidson Centre.

Both Kincardine rinks make Major League playoffs

By Josh Howald

For the first time, Kincardine will have two rinks competing for a Major League Curling playoff title.

Both the BDO Canada rink, skipped by Les Shane, and the McNain Communications rink skipped by Craig Milburn, qualified for the Major League Curling postseason by finishing the regular season in eighth place or better in the 16-team league, the area’s premier curling league.

The two rinks had to face each other in last week’s action, the final draw of the schedule, in Walkerton.

Milburn assured himself of a playoff berth with a 5-2 win over Shane. With the win, both rinks have seven wins, good enough for a playoff spot.

Milburn’s McNain Communications rink actually has one more game to play, a make-up game from earlier this season against Don Shane’s Hanover rink, but it will have no impact on the final standings.

Mah, Stepaniak Western League's best

By Josh Howald

When the regular season ended on Friday night, the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs had slipped to fourth place in the Western Junior C League standings.

Steve Stepaniak speaks to his team during a Mount Forest timeout Sunday evening in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

But two Bulldogs were named the league's best on Saturday morning.

Matthew Mah was named the Western League's Best Defenceman, while rookie head coach Steve Stepaniak was named Western League Coach of the Year.

Need hospital access

In the recent snowstorm, I found myself at Inverhuron. I live in Kincardine but go back and forth and spend a lot of time at Inverhuron. As a senior, I also know there are a lot of other seniors there.


Medical events in that snowstorm led me to realize that if I had a stroke I would not be able to get to the Kincardine hospital because Highway 21 and the north part of the B-line (County Road 23) were closed, as was the gate to the municipal shore road to Lorne Beach.


If the gate had been open it would have allowed me to get to the hospital. But guess what? If you worked at the nuclear site, the municipality opened the gate and you were allowed over that road. That is not only prejudicial treatment of a segment of the municipality, but a health issue as well as a safety issue.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Malcolm James "Jim" Campbell, formerly of Owen Sound, passed away at the Meaford Long-Term Care Centre, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in his 71st year.

Dear father of Sharilyn (Brian) Clowes of Mildmay.

Loved brother of Don (Marlene) Campbell of Inverhuron; and Norm Campbell of R.R. #3, Port Elgin. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Howard and Minnie (Schmidt) Campbell; and by his sister-in-law Jean Campbell.

Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, from 12 noon until the funeral service at 1 p.m., with Rev. Jeanette Fleischer officiating.

Spring interment Tiverton Cemetery.