September 2015

Local federal candidates lay out platforms at first debate

By Barb McKay


Federal Huron-Bruce riding hopefuls covered a lot of ground during the first election debate last Monday, touching on everything from infrastructure spending to seniors’ issues, nuclear power and the environment.


The first debate of the federal election campaign in the riding was held at the Underwood Community Centre with all four candidates in attendance. Glammis native and journalism professor Allan Thompson is representing the Liberals, incumbent MP Ben Lobb is running for re-election for the Conservative Party, Goderich journalist Gerard Creces is representing the NDP and Kincardine resident and farmer Jutta Splettstoesser is running for the Green Party.


Break and enters in town

More than $3,500 worth of electronics were reported stolen after a break, enter and theft on Hunter Street, Kincardine last week.

On Thursday, Sept. 17, police received a break, enter and theft report from a residence in the 600 block of Hunter St. Sometime between 3 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 5 p.m. the following day, a house had been forcibly entered. The list of missing property includes a 55" LG smart television, an xBox1, xBox360 and xBox games. The value of the stolen property was estimated to be $3,500.

In other police news, police were alerted to a break-in at the Subway restaurant in Kincardine early Saturday morning.

Strong start to hoops season

KDSS hosts preseason basketball tournament

By Josh Howald

Basketball season has arrived in Kincardine.

Bethany Wilken knocks down one of three second quarter three-pointers Saturday against Wellington Heights. Wilken scored 13 points in just the second quarter to help KDSS run away from the Wolverines at KDSS. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine District Secondary School girls basketball team kicked off the new year at home with the annual KDSS Invitational preseason hoops tournament. Both teams looked strong, with the juniors finishing at the top of the standings and the seniors narrowly missing out on a first place finish.

Road warriors

Bulldogs take two on the road, remain in top spot

By Josh Howald

A good hockey team is as comfortable on the road as it is at home.

And while the hockey season may still be young, it is so far, so good for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Kincardine picked up a pair of road wins on the weekend to keep pace with the Walkerton Hawks and continue to share top spot in the Western Junior C League with Walkerton. Both the 'Dogs and Hawks are 3-0-1 on the season with seven points. The Wingham Ironmen, however, are still undefeated as well at 3-0 and one point back of the clubs.

"It was two big wins," said head coach Steve Stepaniak on Monday morning. "Hanover and Mount Forest both have strong teams, so to come out of the weekend with four points is big for our confidence going forward."


Jessica MacKenzie of the Bruce Power Supply Chain hits a single against AREVA during AREVA's annual charity baseball tournament at Connaught Park in support of the Liv-A-Little Foundation. (Barb McKay photo)

Tennis doubles tournament this weekend

Last chance to register

By Josh Howald

Today (Wednesday) is the final day to register for the inaugural Closing Doubles Tournament at the Kincardine Tennis Club.

Any and all tennis players, regardless of skill, are encouraged to sign up for this year's event, which promises plenty of fun at the tennis club's Harbour Street courts. The cost to register is $10 for members of the club, plus a can of new tennis balls, or $20 for non-members, and a can of new tennis balls.

You can sign up as a doubles team, or individually. The format has yet to be determined, but the action will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Once the registration deadline has passed at midnight tonight, a format and schedule will be drawn up and released at some point on Friday.

Attracting industry

Some people think industry can be attracted to Kincardine. If they were, they would go bankrupt. Kincardine is a resort area, and could be developed in the winter, although the blizzard conditions make that doubtful for cross country skiing, races, and skidoo activities.

Kincardine could not attract industry which would remain solvent for the following reasons;

Because of Bruce Power’s high labor costs.

Because of mismanagement by the Liberals, its electrical costs are three times what they are in some other provinces;

There are about 20 countries in the world whose educational standards at the end of High School, are as high as our University degrees. In some, their B.Sc’s are of a higher standard than our PhD’s. That is because their standards are dramatically higher from the start.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Marjorie Alexia (née McLeod) Campbell of Kincardine, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late Clarence Campbell and Clifford McKay. Dear mother of Harvey (Beth) McKay of R.R. #5, Kincardine, Lillian (John) Crowe of Blairs Grove, Aileen McKay of Kincardine, Rodney (Sharon) McKay of Kincardine, Dorne (Ruth) McKay of Kincardine, and Donald McKay of Newcastle. Loved step-mother of Bert (Jo-Anne) Campbell of London, Beth Campbell of Barrie, the late Bruce Campbell and the late Margaret Smith.  Survived by her step-son-in-law Ron Smith of London and step-daughter-in-law Margaret Campbell of London.

Cherished grandmother of 25 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Survived by her brother-in-law Angus Jr. and Audrey McKay of Kincardine and her sister-in-law Mildred Bonnett of Kincardine.

Will you attend the natural gas public meetings?

37% (11 votes)
63% (19 votes)
Total votes: 30

What a racket

Malcolm Lane, 8, reaches for a shot Saturday at the Kincardine Tennis Club during the inaugural Kincardine Junior Tennis Tournament. Lane was defeated by Robert Gregory in the championship final. For the full story, see this week's sports section. (Josh Howald photo)