December 2015

New doctor joins medical clinic next summer

A new family physician will be taking patients in Kincardine in August 2016.


Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke made the announcement Thursday, following a closed session of Kincardine council Wednesday evening. Dr. Damien Gunaratne completed his medical schooling and residency in Ottawa and is expected to take over the medical practice of Dr. Rejean Duwyn, who left in July.


“The arrival of Dr. Gunaratne will provide much needed relief to the physicians at the Kincardine Medical Clinic who have collectively been shouldering the patient burden that is the result of recent physician vacancies,” Clarke said in a media release.


Naughty or nice?

The Kincardine Community Singers held a dress rehearsal last Wednesday evening to gear up for their Christmas concert, Naughty or Nice? Performances will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine. Tickets are available at Jerome Flowers and Gifts. (Josh Howald photo)

Council considers overhaul of municipal parking lot

By Barb McKay


It is a project that won’t come cheap, but Kincardine municipal staff is touting the value of making significant improvements to the parking lot between Queen and Princes streets.


The idea of fixing up the municipally-owned parking lot is not a new one. Engineer Bruce Potter of BM Ross and Associates, who attended last Wednesday’s council meeting, said the lot was paved in the 1970s and he has talked with council several times over the years to make improvements to it.


Signs of Christmas

Mahria Murr of One Of A Kind Design said business was brisk at Friday night's One-Stop Holiday Shop at KTTPS. The sale was one of several holiday themed sales held over the weekend. (Josh Howald photo)

Missing teen located

The search for a missing teenager from Tiverton came to an end Monday morning.

On Friday night, the South-Bruce OPP received a missing person report for the 16-year-old, who had last been seen at Kincardine District Secondary School around lunch time on Friday.

At 9 a.m. Monday morning, police said the 16-year-old had been located safe and sound. Police added they appreciated the public's assistance with the investigation.

Atom Kinucks win Regional Silver Stick

Qualify for International Silver Stick in Forest

The Kincardine Canadian Tire Kinucks are regional Silver Stick champions.

The atoms captured the title in Wingham on the weekend, and will now prepare for the International Silver Stick Finals in Forest in late January.

Kincardine opened the tournament two weeks ago with a 4-1 win over Wingham, and kept rolling into Saturday, opening weekend action with a 12-0 pasting of Goderich.

Tyler Johns led the attack with a four-goal performance, while Nolan Janes, Chase Anderson and Quinton Page each scored twice. Myles Courtney and Aiden Renaud also scored in the win. Brandon Bishop and Page each had two assists, while single helpers went to Anderson, Gavin Beaty, Casey Beisel, Johns and Jarred Houghton.

KDSS girls paste West Hill

BAA sports round-up

By Josh Howald

After sitting on a narrow lead for two periods, the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team erupted for six third period goals in a 8-1 rout of the West Hill Secondary School Raiders last week.

KDSS forward Jennelle Smeltzer blows past Natalie Stephens of the West Hill Raiders last week in BAA girls hockey action at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Smeltzer had a four-point game for the Knights in an 8-1 win over WHSS. (Josh Howald photo)


Bulldogs two points out of first

Home-and-home with Mount Forest this weekend

By Josh Howald

A weekend split in Western Junior C action has brought the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs to within two points of the first place Walkerton Hawks.

The Hawks were hammered 8-2 on Friday night by the surging Mount Forest Patriots, but Kincardine failed to take advantage and were dumped 5-2 in Wingham by the third place Ironmen. This weekend will be a good test for the 'Dogs, with back-to-back games against the retooled Patriots. The Bulldogs bounced back with a 5-2 win at the P&H Centre Saturday afternoon against the Barons and now have a 16-6-1 record compared to Walkerton's 17-5-1 record.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Mary Elizabeth Stone of Kincardine passed away peacefully with family by her side at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the age of 59.

Beloved daughter of the late John and Isabel (McKay) Stone.

Dear sister of Margaret Lamont (Elmer) of Kincardine and John Stone (Rose) of Oakville.

Missed by her nieces Shannon McLeod (Jeff) of Scotland, Ontario; Shelley Purdon (Adam) of Oshawa; Sandra Kehoe (Bill) of Dundas; Elizabeth Stone of Oakville; and by her nephew Michael Stone of Oakville. Fondly remembered by her great-nieces and great-nephews: Brayeden McLeod, Dylan McLeod, Mya McLeod, Aidan Purdon, Ryan Purdon, Allie Kehoe, Katie Kehoe and James Kehoe.

Also survived by her aunts Marilyn Stone of Tiverton, Doris Remington of Wingham and Marion McKay of Kincardine and by several cousins.

Good deal for workers

The news that Bruce Power has reached a deal with the government on the refurbishment of six units is welcomed by the Grey-Bruce Labour Council.

The Grey-Bruce Labour Council has been the voice of labour in our region for over 50 years and the Labour Council has been a positive supporter of Bruce Power and its predecessors, OPG and Ontario Hydro, for many years.

The refurbishment of the six units at Bruce Power will ensure reliable and safe energy for decades to come while significantly mitigating the emissions of climate changing greenhouse gases. The refurbishment will ensure reliable and safe energy in our communities with good jobs and significant economic spin off work throughout the provincial economy.