November 2015

Veterans Row

Kincardine veterans take part in Remembrance Day services at the Kincardine cenotaph last Wednesday, Nov. 11. They were joined by a large crowd of supporters who attended the services at Kincardine Branch #183 of the Royal Canadian Legion. This year, the services were blessed with excellent weather. (Barb McKay photo)

Black jeep sought in hit-and-run

A pedestrian and their dog both suffered injuries after being struck by a black Jeep that fled the scene.

At 6:36 a.m. on Nov. 9, the South-Bruce OPP received a report of the failure to remain at a collision at the intersection of Russell and Scott Streets. Officers arrived on the scene and learned a black Jeep had been turning right while a pedestrian was crossing the road with their dog. The pedestrian was wearing a reflective turquoise jacket, and the dog had a red light on its collar. They both received injuries when they were struck.

Officers are looking to speak with the driver of a black two-door Jeep YJ with a hard top.

Police ask anybody with information to call 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to

Twolan invited to UN Climate Change conference

By Barb McKay


It is not every day that a local politician receives an invitation from the United Nations, but Huron-Kinloss mayor Mitch Twolan has just that.


Twolan, who also serves as Bruce County warden, has been invited to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris next month as chair of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. Twolan said the invitation came as a bit of a surprise.


“I’m very honoured to represent the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiatives and Huron-Kinloss and Bruce County, as well.”


Scout Hall transformed into hip, rustic offices

Electrical engineering consulting firm puts down roots in Kincardine

By Barb McKay


The former Scout Hall on Lambton Street has been attracting plenty of attention recently.



Darryl Robinson of Reid's Corners Antiques stands in what will be the lounge area of 2m. (Barb McKay photo)



Clarke comments on Thornton water bill issue

By Josh Howald

In last week's Kincardine Independent, "From the News Desk" noted that there had been no response to questions asked of Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke by this newspaper in regards to the water meter bill charged to Rolly Thornton.

Clarke did respond to questions - though not until Tuesday morning, after last week's edition of The Kincardine Independent had gone to press. Clarke exchanged several e-mails with The Independent last week on the topic.

For those who missed last week's "From the News Desk", Thornton had a $360.24 fee added to his water bill for apparent contravention of the water meter by-law. Thornton has previously been targeted by the municipality for his scrap metal business.

Tools stolen from trucks

Police are investigating the theft of more than $15,000 worth of tools from a number of construction trucks parked along Valentine Ave. in Kincardine.

At 7:36 a.m., Nov. 13, the South-Bruce OPP received a report of the theft. Sometime during the late evening of Nov. 12 or in the early morning hours of Nov. 13, a number of tools were taken from several vehicles. The list of stolen property includes a number of construction hand tools and a Digitrak F5 locater. The value of the stolen items is estimated at $15,000.

The South-Bruce OPP asks anybody with information to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to and you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Junior Knights win BAA title

KDSS seniors lose in final, but earn CWOSSA berth

By Josh Howald

All in all, Monday was a good day for the Kincardine District Secondary School basketball program.

Marley Martyn defends earlier this season at KDSS. Martyn and the senior Knights were defeated in the BAA championship game Monday evening, but still qualified for tomorrow's CWOSSA tournament in Waterford. (Independent file photo/Josh Howald)


The junior Knights won a Bluewater Athletic Association championship Monday afternoon in Wiarton, while their senior counterparts sealed a berth at this week’s CWOSSA championship tournament in Waterford.

Shane, Milburn in Chesley tonight

The Grey-Bruce Major Curling League started a new season last Wednesday night.

However, the two local rinks did not play. Les Shane's BDO Dunwoody rink was scheduled to face Craig Milburn's Penetangear team in Port Elgin last Wednesday night but the game was postponed. It will be rescheduled, but a date has not yet been finalized.

In Port Elgin, AJ Schumacher's Auswill Farms rink defeated Al Hutchinson's RAM Promotional team 10-7, while Wade Walsh's Cooke Distributing team edged out Mike Hamer's Port Elgin rink 5-3. In Tara, Jeff Thomson of Chesley posted a 5-3 win over Steve Gregg's Merit Insurance rink while Scott Ballantyne's Georgian Bay Phoenix and Belterra Corp. rink battled back from behind to score a 9-6 win over Tom Slumskie's DeDell Seeds rink.

Wolves beat Fish, but fall to Winterhawks

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves halted a three-game losing streak with an 8-5 win at home Friday night over the Shelburne Muskies. However, the Wolves were defeated 5-1 by the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks the following day to settle for a weekend split in WOAA Senior AA hockey action.

That leaves the Wolves in fifth place in the seven-team WOAA North Division with a 4-5 record.

Dylan Sayle and Brett Catto each scored twice in Friday night's 8-5 win over the visiting Muskies. Cody Britton, Drew Davidson, Tyler McCarthy and Tyson Soers each scored once. Soers goal was into an empty net with 1:20 remaining in the game.

Big weekend for Bulldogs

Wins over Hanover, Walkerton

By Josh Howald

It was a big weekend for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs gained some ground on the first place Walkerton Hawks with a win at home Sunday afternoon over Walkerton. The previous night, Kincardine had defeated the Hanover Barons. The two wins leave Kincardine four points back of the first place Hawks, with a game in hand. The Bulldogs are now 13-4-1, second place in the Western Junior C Hockey League.

"It keeps us within striking distance," said Kincardine coach Steve Stepaniak. "We don't play (Walkerton) again until a home-and-home series in January, so losing on Sunday would have made it tough for us to catch them."

The Bulldogs scored three power play goals on Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre in a 3-2 win over Walkerton.