November 2015

Knights clinch first, advance to BAA Final Four

Juniors and Seniors eliminate SDSS

By Josh Howald

Both the junior and senior Knights are off to the Bluewater Athletic Association’s Final Four championship tournament.

Jenna Dennis, left, of the KDSS junior girls basketball team looks for an open player while being pressured by J. Fey of the Sacred Heart High School Crusaders last week in BAA regular season action at the high school. (Josh Howald photo)


Both teams punched their tickets to semi-final contests that will be played Monday in Wiarton. The BAA finals will also be held later the same day at Peninsula Shores District High School.

Major Curling League season starts tonight

By Josh Howald

Hurry hard, curling season.

The Grey-Bruce Major Curling League, sponsored by Brokerlink Insurance, will toss out the first rocks of the season tonight (Wednesday) in Port Elgin and Tara.

Ten of the league's 11 rinks will be in action tonight, the first draw of the year in the area's premier curling league. That includes two Kincardine teams, which will be in action against each other tonight in Port Elgin.

Les Shane's BDO Dunwoody rink will take on Craig Milburn's team, sponsored this year by Penetangear.

Weekend split for Bulldogs

Osadca scores 2OT winner

By Josh Howald

Parity was the name of the game over the weekend for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Both Western Junior C games were extremely tight contests, with Kincardine bouncing back from a 4-3 loss Friday night in Wingham with a double-overtime win Saturday night on home ice over the Hanover Barons.

"That is our fourth overtime win already this year, and with no points for the OT loser, those are big points in the standings," said Kincardine head coach Steve Stepaniak.

The 'Dogs are now 11-4-1, second overall in the Western standings, six back of first place Walkerton and six up on the third place Ironmen.

Friday night in Wingham, Greg Hansford scored the game winner during a long 5-on-3 advantage with 5:37 left in the third period. Dan Skinner was off for hooking when Matthew Mah was handed a double-minor for spearing, and the Ironmen took full advantage to escape with a 4-3 win.

Midgets beat South-Bruce

Jamie Brock of the Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks watches a rebound bounce wide during Kincardine's game against South-Bruce Thursday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Brock posted a shut out for the Kinucks in a 2-0 victory. The midgets are in Walkerton tomorrow night (Thursday) and will visit Goderich on Friday. (Josh Howald photo)

Wolves drop two at home

By Josh Howald

There’s no place like home?

The Ripley Wolves kicked off a four-game home stand in WOAA Senior AA hockey action with back-to-back weekend losses to Durham and Shallow Lake.

Both games were close, but the suddenly bigger, meaner Wolves dropped both and lost ground. Ripley is now 3-4 on the season, and shares fourth place in the North with the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks.

The second place Durham Thundercats visited the village for a Friday night tilt with the Wolves.

This game marked the debut of two big Ripley acquisitions.

Ryan Fry last played for the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, while Kincardine native Dylan Sayle had been ripping up the Greater Metro Hockey League. Sayle captained the Guelph Hurricanes of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League last season. Both are large, skilled and rugged forwards.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Lois Marilyn Baker (née Woods) of Point Clark and formerly of Van Nuys, California, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in her 80th year.

Dear mother of Sandy (Ron) Hill of Point Clark and David (Deanna) Baker of Kincardine.  Loved Nanny of Rick Hill (Sheridan Conley), Lora Hill (Scott Buehlow), Steven Hill (Sammy Gang), Matthew Baker and Morgan Baker and Great-Nanny of Kendra Buehlow and Rustin Hill.  Cherished sister of Judy Kelly of Innisfil and sister-in-law of John Hill of Kincardine. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her brothers Doug and Roy Woods and her sister Barbara Hill.

A graveside service will be held at the Kincardine Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, with Pastor Kenneth Craig officiating.

Will you go to the cenotaph on Remembrance Day?

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There were plenty of Halloween trick-or-treaters out Saturday night despite the damp weather. Here, from left, Chase Anderson, Carson Fletcher, Cody McLelland and Spencer Humber pose for a spooky photo before digging into their loot. (Barb McKay photo)

Interim patient coverage is working, says FHT head

Patients asked to continue to avoid ER if needs are non-urgent

By Barb McKay


Since three family physicians and one general surgeon announced earlier this year that they would be leaving Kincardine, speculation has been swirling as to why.


The have been plenty of assumptions made, primarily that the doctors were leaving for the same reason and that there is a mass exodus from the medical clinic. On Friday, Kincardine Family Health Team CEO Gerry Glover sat down with The Independent to address the rumours that have been circulating and talk about the efforts that the FHT and the medical clinic have undertaken to maintain patient coverage.


OPG DGR project approval hinges on new Environment Minister

 By Barb McKay

A decision on whether or not OPG’s project to construct a deep geologic repository for the storage of low and intermediate-level waste will go ahead is still expected to be made Dec. 2, but will ultimately be up to the new federal environment minister, according to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).

“The incoming Minister of the Environment, who is yet to be appointed, will make a decision on the proposed project,” CEAA spokesperson Anita Szerze told The Independent Friday. “At this time we cannot speculate on the outcome of a future ministerial decision or on the timing or format of an announcement.”

Szerze said once the decision has been made and posted on the online registry the public will be notified.