January 2016

Atoms open International Silver Stick Friday

By Josh Howald

Better hope these kids are morning people.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks will begin the quest of an International Silver Stick championship bright and early Friday morning.

Kincardine will face Ilderton at 8 a.m., then have a short break before taking on Elmvale at 11:30 a.m. at a different arena. The third and final preliminary round game for Kincardine is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday morning in Thedford. The opponent in that game is a team from Rome, New York.

Weekend sweep for 'Dogs

By Josh Howald

Matthew Mah scored at 3:38 of double overtime to cap off a comeback win for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs Saturday night and grab all four possible points that were up for grabs on the weekend.

That means a first place finish in the Western Junior C League is still a possibility for Kincardine, though unlikely. To finish first, Kincardine would have to win all three games that remain while the Walkerton Hawks would have to lose both games they have left on the schedule. Stranger things have happened, certainly, but regardless of how the standings play out it was a big weekend for the 'Dogs.

Capital save

Keaton Bowman of the Walkerton novice LL#1 Capitals makes a big save with his glove during the Arran-Elderslie Ice Dogs novice tournament Sunday morning in Paisley. Bowman had a shutout in this game, which his team won in a shootout. The Caps won three games, two of them in a shootout, before losing to Saugeen Shores in the tournament final. (Josh Howald photo)

KDSS Hockey Day this Saturday

By Josh Howald

This Saturday will be KDSS Hockey Day at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Live entertainment, a silent auction, a licensed bar, an alumni game and a Western Junior C hockey game are all on deck as a fundraiser for the KDSS boys hockey team, which will travel to Europe for a series of exhibition games later this season.

Kincardine games postponed

Two Major Curling League games that were to take place in Kincardine last Wednesday night were postponed due to weather conditions.

Craig Milburn's Penetangear rink was scheduled to face Chesley's Scott Ballantyne, and Wade Walsh was to meet AJ Schumaker at the Kincardine Curling Club. The Major Curling League has yet to detail if and when those games will be played, but it is likely they will - with just two weeks left in the regular season, every team is still in the hunt for a spot in the postseason.

Three other games were played in Hanover last week, however. Al Hutchinson moved into first place overall with a 7-4 win over Steve Gregg. Jeff Thomson needed an extra end to beat Mike Hamer's rink 7-6, while Tom Slumskie handed Don Bartley a 5-3 loss.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Elmer Courtney of Ripley died on Jan. 13, 2016, at the Kincardine Hospital in his 89th year.

He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Elliott) for more than 65 years. Elmer was the only child born to his late parents Mary MacLennan and Harold Courtney on Dec. 18, 1927, in Kincardine, Ontario. Dear father of Lynn and Freda of RR2, Ripley, Gail and Brian Johnson of Kincardine, Carmon and Bernice of RR 2, Ripley and Joan and Mike Petersen of Edmonton. Survived by his daughter-in-law Carol and son-in-law Rodger Ludwig. Missed by his 24 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son Elliott (2010) and daughter Ann Ludwig (2013).

Over the years Elmer farmed and ran a farm machinery business in the area and enjoyed many hours coaching minor sports and later being a spectator.

Will you travel this winter?

35% (8 votes)
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Bud Pretty walks over the north Penetangore bridge on a stroll of Kincardine's trails with his dogs Maggie and Bailey Sunday. The mild temperature and light snow made for ideal conditions for a walk - not like the start of this week, when heavy snow and cold winds closed highways and kept students away from school on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Barb McKay photo)

Committee seeks two refugee families

Because of the generous response of the community, the Kincardine Refugee Committee has decided to sponsor two refugee families instead of one.

The committee needed $17,000 to sponsor a family of four but has already received more than $46,000 in pledges and donations. At a meeting Thursday evening, the committee reviewed its resources: $33,000 in cash with $13,000 in pledges; the offer of three houses to lodge refugees; numerous offers of household goods, furniture and clothing.

The committee has hoped from the beginning that it would be able to bring in two families. With its current resources and the expectation of more money, the committee decided to apply for a family of four and a family of six from the same country of origin. That way the families can be a source of mutual support.

Kincardine man wins $1 million

Craig Jones of Kincardine is overjoyed after learning that he had the winning ticket for the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize from the Nov. 11, 2015, LOTTO 6/49 draw.

Craig Jones has a good reason to be smiling. (submitted photo)

Jones had purchased the ticket from Hi-Way Variety on Queen Street in Kincardine, but did not check his numbers until December. It was quite a Christmas, and as it turns out, birthday gift.