December 2015

Home ice nice to curlers

By Josh Howald

The home ice of the Kincardine Curling Club was kind to both local rinks of the Brokerlink Insurance Major Curling League last week.

BDO Canada skip Les Shane improved to 2-0 in Major Curling League action last week with a win at the Kincardine Curling Club. Both the Shane rink and Craig MIlburn's Penetangear rink posted wins at home, and both will be in action tonight in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)


Both Les Shane's BDO Canada rink and Craig Milburn's Penetangear rink posted victories last Wednesday night in Kincardine. Both rinks now share first place in the area's premier curling league with AJ Schumaker's rink. All three teams have undefeated records.

Bulldogs beat Goderich, but fall to Mitchell

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs missed a glorious opportunity to gain two points on the first place Walkerton Hawks on the weekend.

Mike Osadca and goalie Jacob Hutchings lunge to get into the path of a Goderich shot after a Marcel Fohkens rebound bounces beside the net in the final minutes of Kincardine's Friday night win over the Flyers. (Josh Howald photo)


The Hawks were upset by the new-look Mount Forest Patriots on Saturday night. However, the Bulldogs were also upset on Saturday - 2-1 by the Mitchell Hawks. Both teams had won Friday night contests. At this point, the 'Dogs have one game in hand on Walkerton, but trail the Hawks by four points. Kincardine is now 15-5-1, while the Hawks are 17-4-1 in Western Junior C hockey action.

Opening week split for curlers

BAA sports round-up

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys curling team kicked off the season with an opening week split in Bluewater Athletic Association action.

Greg Reid, skip of the KDSS curling team, throws a rock during last week's home game against the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals. (Josh Howald photo)


Wolves win 6-4 in Lucknow

The Ripley Wolves snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-4 win on the road Saturday night.

The Wolves edged out the 2-12 Lucknow Lancers in Lucknow to improve to 5-6 in WOAA Senior AA hockey action. That leaves Ripley tied with the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks for fourth overall in the seven-team WOAA North Division.

Game details from Saturday night's game in Lucknow were unavailable as of press time.

Up next for the Wolves is a Friday night trip to Shallow Lake. The Wolves will also play at home this weekend, a Saturday night affair against the Shelburne Muskies. That game will have an early start time of 6:30 p.m.

Trail will improve safety

Kudos to the Kincardine Trails Association for their work in getting the agreement to construct the B-line trail signed. Not only will this be an asset to our municipality, but it will also improve the safety for people who attempt to ride a bicycle on the B-line.

As an avid walker, I was disappointed in councillor Gord Campbell’s comment about “people that won’t walk a few steps to get their groceries.” I would like to challenge councillor Campbell to try walking anywhere in our town.

Sidewalks, if you are lucky enough to be walking on a residential street that has one, appear to have had all the forethought provided by a drunken sailor. Other than the east side of Queen Street, there are very few sidewalks in Kincardine that run the entire length of a street on the same side or they just end abruptly (i.e. Huron Terrace, Durham, Broadway).

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Dale Kenwyn Anderson passed away on Nov. 15, 2015, at the age of 84.

Dearly missed by his wife of 58 years, Elouise.

Also missed by daughter Colleen and son Bill (LaDonna) and grandchildren Robert and Matthew Anderson.

Survived by sister Doris (Bob) McKellar, brother Guy (Gail) Anderson, brother-in-law Joe McDonald and by many loving nieces and nephews of the Anderson, McDonald and McKellar families.

Predeceased by his parents, Mary and Jack Anderson, and by his sister Dawn McDonald.

Dale was a loving husband, father and grandfather. As a civil engineer, his career included being president of PCL Construction - heavy construction division, vice-president at Loram International and project manager at many sites for Peter Kiewit & Sons. He loved a good joke and was an avid bridge player. He will be dearly missed.

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