June 2015

Cubbies at home Sunday

The Kincardine Cubs have a three-game weekend on tap, with one of those games to be played in Kincardine at Connaught Park.

The Cubs thrashed the expansion Hanover Hitmen 18-4 last Monday night to improve to 2-0 in Thames Valley Senior Baseball League regular season action.

Kincardine will head to St. Thomas on Saturday for a double-header against the Cardinals.

Sunday, they will host the Mitchell Astros on Tout Field at Connaught Park. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.


Stung at home

Jacob Condy of Saugeen Shores slides safely into home as catcher Nick Heinisch misses the toss while pitcher Nathan Andrews backs him up. Kincardine and the Saugeen Shores peewees played last Wednesday night at Legion Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Thornton offers real service

I would like to support Rolly Thorton. He was able to come around and remove several hundred pounds of metal off my property for free. This saved me a real hassle getting it to the dump or a scrap yard. As well, Rolly was a very funny guy to talk with. I feel he has been a real service to many residents of Kincardine.

 

If this one person hadn't complained, would the town have ignored him violating the bylaw? What happened to grandfathering? Does this mean he was lied to by the town? Does this also mean that for anyone having a different zoning it can just be changed at the whim of the town? It seems to me the town is encouraging new businesses to come to town, but screwing the ones that are already here!

 

David Dyer


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DONALD CHADBOURNE

Donald “Chaddy” Chadbourne of Fisherman’s Cove passed away at SBGHC - Kincardine Hospital on Monday, June 15, 2015, at the age of 79.

He was born in Kincardine on June 29, 1935, to the late Kathleen (Huston) and Clifton Chadbourne.

Greatly missed by his partner Ev Colling, daughter Tracey (Doug) Mooder and their children Chase & Delaney of Elmira, and by his stepchildren Cathy (Dave) MacKinnon of Lucknow, Linda (Ron) McWaters of Kitchener, Terri (Dan) Schiestel of Teeswater, Joe (Janet) Van Boven of London, Sam (Jens) Slot of Calgary, Ken (Carol) Hohner of Milton, Mary (Don) MacDonald of Lucknow, Brent (Karen) Colling of Ripley, Shawn Colling of Ripley and their families.


Will you fly a Canada flag for Canada Day?

Yes
91% (40 votes)
No
9% (4 votes)
Total votes: 44

Bears on parade

Rory Nesbitt could see only teddy bears Saturday morning at the annual Teddy Bear Parade in Kincardine. The parade was led by the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department through downtown and back to Victoria Park. The park was packed with children and parents for the always popular event. (Barb McKay photo)


Scrapping over scrap metal

By Josh Howald

A scrap over scrap metal is now front and centre.

Rolly Thornton in front of his property, as well as his son Scott's property, Monday afternoon on Broadway Street in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Municipality confirmed last week that it is taking legal action against the scrap metal business being operated by Scott Thornton and his father Rolly.


Changes to neonicotinoid regulations will lead to higher food prices

Honey beekeepers hope new rules will help bee colonies recover

By Barb McKay

 

The changes to Ontario’s rules surrounding the use of neonicotinoids on crops will ultimately lead to higher food prices, according to the head of the Bruce County Federation of Agriculture.

 

The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change announced last Tuesday that it is phasing out the use of the insecticide by 2017 and farmers can only use it if they can prove that they have a pest problem. Starting in August of this year, anyone who sells seeds treated with neonicotinoids must have a license and submit annual sales reports to the Ministry.

 


Several theft reports

Police received a report regarding a stolen ATV on June 11.

Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on June 10 and 7 a.m., June 11, a red 2012 Yamaha YCD ATV was taken from a detached shed on a property in the 200 block of the Chepstow Road in Greenock Twp. The licence number was O9XE8. The value of the stolen ATV is estimated to be more than $9,000.

In other police news, more than $5,000 worth of fishing gear was stolen in a break and enter in Walkerton.

Sometime between 8 a.m. on June 9 and 9 p.m. the same day, the garage of a Orange Street, Walkerton residence was entered. The list of stolen property includes a large assortment of tackle, tackle trays, river fishing gear, fishing rods and reels.


Artist with heart

Stormy Gervais, 6, made a donation of $150 to the Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey last week. Gervais raised the money through an art show, selling her own works. She also donated some more art last week for the Women's House. With Gervais is Tiffany Love, Community and Fund Development Co-ordinator of the Women's House. (Josh Howald photo)