June 2015

Municipality considering management changes

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine is looking at hiring a new director of public works and assigning management of economic development to the chief administrative officer.


CAO Murray Clarke told council during its meeting last week that the department of public works is too important to continue to operate without a director. Clarke has been managing the department on an interim basis since 2012, following the departure of former director Gagan Sandhu. Last year, the municipality promoted former foreman Don Huston to the new role of manager of operations to make the department more efficient.


Sliding home

Liam Colhoun of the Kincardine peewee Cardinals slides home during a game against Georgina at Connaught Park Saturday morning. The peewee Cards went 1-1 in the KMBA tournament, with Sunday action being completely washed out. (Barb McKay photo)

Cubs win season opener

The Kincardine Cubs were looking to improve to 2-0 Monday night at the Hanover Raceway.

It was the first ever meeting between the Cubs and the expansion Hanover Hitmen. The Hitmen went into Monday night's game with a 0-4 record, still looking for its first ever franchise win.

The Cubbies, meanwhile, have had their early season schedule affected by the weather. Two games have had to be postponed already this year. The one game Kincardine managed to get in before the rain started was the team's home opener June 7 at Connaught Park. The Cubbies walked all over the Ingersoll Blue Jays in that game, 19-4, in five innings. It was supposed to be a double-header, but just the first game was played due to aforementioned weather conditions.


Malcolm Lane, 6, leaps to make a shot last week at the Kincardine Tennis Club. He was one of about 30 youngsters who are getting tennis lessons from Sally Treidlinger as part of the Club's new junior program. (Josh Howald photo)

Are you a survivor?

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Kincardine & area Relay for Life.


To celebrate this special event, we are inviting as many survivors as possible to join us for the Survivors’ Victory Lap. This lap lets us not only celebrate those who have overcome or are in the  process of overcoming cancer, but also reminds the rest of us why it is so important that we continue to relay - those who participate are evidence of the great strides that we are making in the fight against cancer.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Gordon B. Brooks, beloved husband and best friend of Shirley (Culbert) Brooks for almost 68 years, passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Friday, June 5, 2015, in his 92nd year.

Gordon was born in Huron Township on Sept. 13, 1923, to the late Ruth (Barkwell) and George Brooks.

He will be greatly missed by his children: Ruth Savage of Kincardine, Donnie (Lynn) Brooks of Lucknow and Kathy (Jim) Dickson of Kincardine.

Should the municipality proceed with legal action against theThorntons?

23% (16 votes)
77% (53 votes)
Total votes: 69

All out

Alex Colley used all his might to win the boys 400m race at St. Anthony's School's track and field meet last Wednesday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Bruce Telecom looks to expand services

By Barb McKay


Bruce Telecom is doubling its capital budget this year for infrastructure upgrades and to look at expanding its services into other areas.


The company’s CEO, Bart Cameron, did not give specific details about the plans for this year, but told Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday that some projects were completed ahead of schedule leaving time to take on new ones.


Several bear sightings in Kincardine

Numerous bear sightings in and around Kincardine last week had many residents on guard.


Bears were spotted in the south end of Kincardine around Bruce Avenue, Park Street and Lyden Crescent, as well as on Old Victoria Street and near Kincardine and District Secondary School. There were bear sightings on Concession 2, Bruce Road 23, Highway 9, and near Bruce Power.


People took to Facebook to report that they had spotted the bears and to warn residents in the areas to use caution when letting pets outdoors and venturing out themselves.