October 2015

Wolves win opener

Ripley edges out Lucknow in season debut

By Josh Howald

A trio of second period goals led the Ripley Wolves to a 3-2 win in the team's WOAA Senior AA home opener Saturday night.

Cody Britton watches as his shot beats Ben Dorscht of the Lucknow Lancers Saturday night in Ripley. The goal turned out to be the game winner as Ripley opened the Senior AA hockey season with a 3-2 victory. (Josh Howald photo)


Cody Britton's goal late in the middle frame was the difference in this game against the rival Lucknow Lancers. Britton showed some nice finish after Drew Davidson kept a puck in the Lucknow end and found Britton down low with a great set-up.

Saturday night's win was a good start to another senior hockey season for the Wolves, last year's WOAA Senior A playoff champions.

Top Dogs

Kincardine moves into first place overall

By Josh Howald

If this weekend was a test for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs, the team passed with flying colours.

Justin McCrae of the Walkerton Hawks gets in front of Kincardine goaltender Jacob Hutchings Friday night in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)


The Bulldogs took over sole possession of first place overall in the Western Junior C League with big wins over the Walkerton Hawks and the Wingham Ironmen.

And Friday night, they did it shorthanded.

Down five players because of various commencement ceremonies, Kincardine wrested control of top spot in the standings with a road win in Walkerton Friday night.

Sound goaltending key to early novice success

When goaltenders Jack Anderson and Rowan Cherrett graduated to Atom after last season, they left some big shoes to fill between the pipes for the Home Hardware Novice Rep Kinucks.

The tandem of Jordan Wall and Cameron Carney have answered the call.

Both second year goalies have split duties through 3 exhibition games and have been stellar in leading the Kinucks to 3 straight wins.

The latest was part of Saturday’s Hockey Day in Kincardine as the Kinucks hosted Saugeen Shores, October 10th in Tiverton.

Carney and Wall were busy, spoiling many point blank opportunities for the Storm and were instrumental in Kincardine’s 4-3 win.

Sniper Trent Houghton continued his hot play, scoring the lone goal of the opening frame from Ethan Kaminski and Jack Beddington.

Dream come true

One of your readers has written a letter opposing the federal Liberal plan to borrow in order to invest in infrastructure projects across the country over the next several years.


Virtually all Canadian homeowners borrow to keep a roof over their heads. The equivalent for the country as a whole are the roads, bridges, transit, water and sanitary sewage systems that are taken for granted in municipalities all across Canada. These are the hard services that comprise our infrastructure and that are wearing out in Huron-Bruce and in communities all across the land. These are services we can't do without.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Olga “Elisabeth” Bandomir of London and formerly of Kincardine passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London on Oct. 7, 2015, at the age of 81.

Born in Poland, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Emelie Ziesemann.  Beloved wife of the late Heinz “Henry” Bandomir, who predeceased her in 2012.

Mother of Christina Bandomir and her husband Paul Gallivan of Kincardine.

Fondly remembered by many cousins in Germany and the United States.

Predeceased by her brother Alfred Ziesemann.

Elisabeth was an active volunteer with the Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex and her gardening expertise and friendship will be greatly missed.

The funeral service was conducted at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1Z5 (519-396-2701) at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, with visitation for one hour prior.

Interment Kincardine Cemetery.

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Jumping for joy

Callen Tailoon can't contain his excitement as he tosses hay around during the needle in a haystack event at the Tiverton Fall Fair. (Barb McKay photo)

Teachers union returns to bargaining table

CUPE increases job action

 The union representing Ontario’s elementary teachers has accepted the province’s invitation to return to the bargaining table.

The request to resume negotiations came just hours after the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) filed an Unfair Labour Practice complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, arguing that the government and Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) was not bargaining in good faith. The school boards’ association and the Ministry of Education left the bargaining table Sept. 11.

Three arrested in Kincardine Sobeys parking lot

Patrons of Tim Hortons and Sobeys in Kincardine took in quite a scene last Wednesday when police swooped in and arrested three men in the parking lot.


According to a report from the South Bruce OPP, an officer stopped to check on a black Pontiac Grand Am in the Sobeys parking lot at the corner of Durham Street and Highway 21 just after 1 p.m. The vehicle’s occupants refused to co-operate and other officers were called in to assist. The three men in the vehicle were arrested and taken into custody.


Westario increases utility assistance for low-income households

By Barb McKay


Westario plans to double its contribution to its utility assistance program over the next four years.


The announcement was made during Thursday’s county council meeting. Westario is partnering with Bruce County Social Services, which will be responsible for distributing the funds to those in need, a role previously handled by the United Way. The new funding for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program will begin Jan. 1, 2016. Westario has pledged to add $100,000 to the assistance program over the next four years.