March 2015

Ingersoll wins OMHA title

Tough end for atoms

A 10-1 loss was a harsh way to end an excellent season for the Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks.

But that's what the damage was last night in Ingersoll as the Express completed a three-game sweep of Kincardine to win the OMHA All-Ontario atom B championship. In three games, the Kinucks were outscored 28-3.

The win capped off an incredible season for Ingersoll. The team's overall record was 73-7-2. At one point this season, the Express railed of 48 straight wins.

Kincardine captured the WOAA playoff title before sweeping Elmvale and Parry Sound in the OMHA quarters and semis, respectively. But Ingersoll was just too much for Kincardine, who finishes with an impressive overall record of 40-14-3.

Charity game Saturday in Tiverton

Two teams will take the ice for a good cause Saturday night in Tiverton.

The Tiverton Fire Department will take on the Tiverton P'anters Saturday night in a fundraising hockey game in honour of 19-year-old Lindsey Gossell.

Gossell is currently undergoing treatments for cancer.

The doors to the Tiverton Community Complex will open at 7 p.m., with a ceremonial puck drop to start the game at 8 p.m. A silent auction will also be held, as well as a chuck-the-puck between periods of the hockey game.

A large crowd is expected out to show support for Gossell, a Tiverton Minor Sports grad and herself a fine hockey player. 

Community acceptance crucial for used nuclear fuel DGR project


By Barb McKay


A deep geologic repository (DGR) to store Canada’s used nuclear fuel will only be constructed in a community that fully understands what the proposed project involves and openly accepts it.



Kevin Orr, left, and Paul Austen of the NWMO took media on a tour of OPG's Western Waste Management Facility at Bruce Power last week. They are seen here in the dry storage facility for Bruce Power's used nuclear fuel. (Barb McKay photo)


HuronTel looks to expand into Kincardine

By Barb McKay


HuronTel has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to expand services into Kincardine.


The Independent confirmed late last week that the co-operatively-owned telecommunications company formally filed the application for Bruce Telecom’s exchange in Kincardine and has purchased the vacant office space at the corner of Lambton and Queen Streets.


John McManus named Citizen of the Year

By Barb McKay


Kincardine Lion and long-time Scottish Pipe Band member John McManus has received the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Citizen of the Year Award.



John McManus, right was the Bruce Power Citizen of the Year. A longtime community volunteer, he has dedicated his time to the Kincardine and District Lions Club, the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, minor sports and the Gymnastics Club. Presenting him with the award is Bruce Power's Rob Liddle. (Barb McKay photo)


Community rallies to restore historic church tower

 By Barb McKay


The restoration of the Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church tower was truly a labour of love.


Last summer volunteers from the community came together to repair the 115-year-old tower with the help of Teeswater stone mason Michael Reinhardt. Together they repaired the crumbling brickwork on the tower and installed new stained glass windows. At the end of the day the project came in 14 per cent under budget.


“It’s a wonderful sense of accomplishment,” said Heather Catto, a member of the restoration committee. “We were truly blessed through the whole thing.”


Frozen water pipes persist, Kincardine seeks provincial funding

By Barb McKay


Frozen water lines continue to be a problem in Kincardine particularly on Durham Market South where an entire watermain is being replaced.


Kincardine’s public works manager of operations Don Houston was at last Wednesday’s municipal council meeting to request an emergency approval to replace the watermain that runs the length of Durham Market South from Queen Street to Princes Street. Huston said the frost caused lateral splits in the line and he presented photos of the dug up watermain with numerous leaks.


Dough stolen in bakery break-in

The South-Bruce OPP are investigating a break-in at Armstrong's Bakery in Lucknow.

Sometime between 7 p.m. on March 21 and 3 a.m. on March 23, the Campbell Street, Lucknow business was forcibly entered. A quantity of cash was taken. Nothing else was reported missing. There was no estimate available on the cost of repairs.

Police remind the public that suspicious vehicles and people should be reported as soon as possible so that officers can properly investigate. The South-Bruce OPP requests anybody with information to call 1-888-310-1122, or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Wolves win Game 7

Will meet Shallow Lake in finals

When it came to crunch time, the Ripley Wolves stepped up.

Ripley celebrates the game winner late in the second period of Game 7 last night (Tuesday) in Ripley. (Josh Howald photo)


The Wolves dumped the Milverton 4-Wheel Drives 5-2 last night in the village to end this back-and-forth WOAA Senior A semi-final series. Ripley faced elimination in Games 6 and 7, but battled back to win both comfortably. Ripley will now face the Shallow Lake Crushers in the WOAA A finals. The Crushers are coming off a five-game series win over Lucknow.

Atoms in tough

Ingersoll could sweep to an OMHA title tomorrow

By Josh Howald

The Ingersoll atom Express will have a chance to sweep to an All-Ontario atom B OMHA championship tomorrow night at home.

Ingersoll holds a 2-0 lead on the Kincardine Canadian Tire atoms, and will host Game 3 of this best-of-five series Thursday at 7 p.m. If the first two games of the finals were an indicator, Kincardine has a heck of a battle in front of them if they want to get back in this series. Ingersoll absolutely pasted the atom Kinucks 9-1 on Friday night in Game 1 in Ingersoll. Game 2 wasn't much better, as Ingersoll skated to a 9-2 win at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

An OMHA title would cap off an amazing season for the Ingersoll atoms. The team's overall record is an incredible 72-7-2, and the only major blemish would be a loss in the International Silver Stick final.