August 2015

Weather creates busy weekend for firefighters

Municipality of Kincardine firefighters were put through their paces this weekend responding to multiple weather-related emergencies.

There was more than a kilometre of downed power lines and hydro poles on Highway 9 Sunday evening, which left parts of the highway closed and several hundred people without power. (Josh Howald photo)

Firefighters from Kincardine and Tiverton were called out to a number of incidents Sunday afternoon as a series of severe storms swept through the region. The first call for downed power lines came in at 3:40 p.m. on Scott Street, where a tree had fallen on a house. No one was injured.


Two killed in Highway 86 crash

Two people are dead as a result of a two-car collision Sunday afternoon on Highway 86.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, officers from the Huron County OPP responded to a report of the crash between Gibbons Line and Beecroft Line. The North Huron Fire Department and Huron County EMS also attended the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed that two vehicles collided, resulting in the death of a male driver and a female passenger. The Huron County OPP and members of the OPP West Region Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team (TTCI) were on the scene Sunday afternoon.

Police released no additional details, as the identities of the deceased were being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


Lack of use leads to day away program closure

May be opportunity to start new program at Davidson Centre

By Barb McKay

 

The adult day program in Kincardine will close at the end of September, but there may be another option to provide services to elderly individuals with dementia, chronic illness and those with physical disabilities and offer relief to family caregivers.

 


Kincardine trolley

Mya Millard, 6, powers her own steam engine at the BIA Downtown Street Market Sunday. THe annual market and festival featured children's activities, entertainment and sales but had to be shut down early because of severe thunderstorm warnings. (Josh Howald photo)


Tourism season heats up in Kincardine

By Barb McKay 

While the number of visitors to Kincardine this summer is not as high as last year’s total by this time, local tourism officials expect that to soon change.

According to statistics recorded by Kincardine’s tourism office, at total of 1,765 people have stopped into the Welcome Centre on Queen Street between the beginning of May and last Thursday. That figure is down from the 1,900 people who visited over the same time period last year.


Woman loses clothes from line

A 21-year-old Brockton man is facing several charges after stealing ladies clothing from a clothes line last week in Walkerton.

Just before 1 p.m. on July 12, the South-Bruce OPP received a theft report from a Colborne St. residence in Walkerton. Sometime between 10 p.m. on July 10 and 8 a.m., July 11,  several articles of ladies clothing were taken off a clothes line on the property.

The OPP investigated, with the assistance of the South-Bruce OPP Crime Unit. The investigation culminated on July 26 with an arrest. The 21-year-old was charged with three counts of theft under $5,000, three counts of trespassing by night and three counts of possession of stolen property. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 31 to answer to the charges.


Crowd pleaser

All eyes were on Steven Moxley as he succesfully completes a flip on his BMX bike Saturday in Ripley as part of the CrazECrew Stunt Team's performance. (Josh Howald photo)


Cubbies host double-header on Sunday

By Josh Howald

The London Area Angels will be in town this Sunday for two games against the league-leading Kincardine Cubs.

Kincardine leads the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League with a 7-2 record, while the Angels are fourth with a record of 6-5. The first game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. on Tout Field at Connaught Park in Kincardine, with the second contest slated for a 7 p.m. start.

It's a busy weekend for the Cubs, the defending TVSBL and OBA provincial champions. Saturday, Kincardine will be in Tillsonburg for a double-header against the Ingersoll Blue Jays. The Jays are near the bottom of the TVSBL at 3-5.


Bulldogs sign three more players

Training camp opens Sunday

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs announced the signing of three players over the weekend.

The Western Junior C League Bulldogs will open training camp at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine this Sunday evening.

Kincardine Minor Hockey graduates Brett Burrows and Shane Vollmer were signed by the Bulldogs over the weekend, in addition to Tara's Keegan Angel. Angel is a Tara native who suited up for the Grey-Bruce AAA Highlanders program the past two seasons. Angel also saw action with the Bulldogs last season as an affiliated call-up player.

Last month, Kincardine announced the signing of Kincardine's Gerrit Satosek, and named him captain at the team's beach dance and steak dinner fundraiser.


Happy returns

Tessa Sooner of Team Farrell passes the ball during the Ripley Reunion volleyball tournament on Saturday. (Josh Howald photo)