October 2015

Look up...

The Kincardine Trails Network provides some lovely scenery at this time of year. Autumn is in full swing, so be sure to make the most of the remaining sunny days and soak in the surroundings. (Josh Howald photo)


No bag tag fee increase this year

Council to pursue savings with BASWR

By Barb McKay

 

Municipality of Kincardine residents were spared a 50 cent increase on bag tags this year, but there could be a fee hike in the future.

 


Record voter turnout in Huron-Bruce

A record number of eligible voters in Bruce and Huron counties exercised their democratic right in the federal election, held Oct. 19.

 

According to Elections Canada, 57,888 individuals who were eligible to vote in the Huron-Bruce riding went to the polls. That is 72 per cent of registered electors. That figure is even higher than the national average of 68.5 voter turnout, the highest turnout since 1993.

 

In the previous federal election, in 2011, the national voter turnout average was 61 per cent. Voter turnout in Huron-Bruce was 68.8 per cent.

 


Fire destroys barn on Glammis family hobby farm

Community fundraiser planned for Nov. 21

By Barb McKay

 

When Bill and Sara MacDonald moved from Kitchener to Glammis a year ago it was to create a more wholesome life for their young family.

 

 

Bill and Sara MacDonald, as well as dog Gracie, were in the process of cleaning up after their barn burnt to the ground last Tuesday. (Barb McKay photo)

 


Fatal crash in Walkerton

 A 20-year-old was killed in a single vehicle collision early Saturday morning in Walkerton.

The deceased was identified by police as Bradley Strader of Walkerton. He was one of six passengers in a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe that ended up in the Saugeen River. The driver of the vehicle and the other five passengers - four males and one female, all in their 20s,  were taken to hospital with minor injuries.


Bargain hunting?

South-Bruce OPP officers were called to The Bargain Shop in Kincardine on Saturday afternoon after this brown Chevrolet Uplander drove into the front foors of the store. There were no injuries reported at the scene. No other details were released by police. (photo courtesy of Limeblu Photography)


Municipality to use reserves to pay off Inverhuron servicing project costs

 By Barb McKay

 

The Municipality of Kincardine will dip into its reserves to pay off nearly $500,000 in unfunded costs related to the cancelled Inverhuron servicing project.

 


Goderich wins McMillan Memorial

Kincardine knocked out by Petrolia

By Josh Howald

There was no repeat this time around.

Chase Meurs of the Miller Insurance midget Kinucks spends some time airborne after ripping a slapshot at the Twin Centre net during the Archie McMillan Memorial hockey tournament on the weekend at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 

To be honest, the Kincardine Miller Insurance Kinucks never really threatened to win the annual Archie McMillan Memorial Tournament over the weekend in Kincardine.

"We ran out of steam," said head coach Cory Hamilton.


McFadden to face Russians in Owen Sound

By Josh Howald

Kincardine native Garrett McFadden will represent Team OHL in a Nov. 12 game in Owen Sound against the Russian National Junior Team.

The Guelph Storm defenceman is one of 36 players selected to play for Team OHL in the international exhibition series. After playing two games against Western Hockey League players, the Russians will be in Owen Sound on Nov. 12 and in Windsor for Game 4 on Nov. 16. The six-game series will wrap up with two games in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League arenas.

"I was a little surprised at first," said McFadden on Monday morning. "But it was great to hear, and that I'm playing in the Owen Sound game was even better news. I'm definitely excited, and have the game in the back of my head right now to motivate me, especially when our team is struggling."


Wolves knock off Winterhawks

By Josh Howald

The start of the Senior AA hockey season has been splendid for the Ripley Wolves.

The Wolves improved to 3-1 on the season by knocking off the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks Friday night on the road. The Wolves were outshot in this contest, but Mitch Campbell outdueled Mitch Roulston between the pipes as the Wolves took an early lead and never looked back.

The win moved Ripley into a tie for third place overall in the WOAA North Division standings with the Shallow Lake Crushers, just one point back of the second place Shelburne Muskies and two of the Mapleton-Minto 81's.