February 2016

'Dogs look to clinch tonight

Win wild Game 5 at home

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs celebrate one of four second period goals last night (Friday) in Game 5 of the Western Junior C League semi-finals against Mount Forest. Kincardine is on the road tonight (Saturday), looking to eliminate the Patriots in Mount Forest. If Mount Forest can win tonight, a seventh and deciding game will be played tomorrow (Sunday) at 4 p.m. at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Series all even, Game 5 tonight in town

Local playoff update

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs and Mount Forest Patriots are all even at 2-2.

The Patriots tied up the Western Junior C semi-final series with a 4-2 win last night at home. The Pats had their laptop computer stolen from the arena during last night's game, so no details were available via the PointStreak websites as per usual.

The Bulldogs took the first two games of this series, but the Pats have battled back. This series is now a best two-of-three, with Game 5 tonight at 8 p.m., Game 6 tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 p.m. in Mount Forest. A potential Game 7 would be played at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Throwing rocks

Colton Boyer, 7, learns how to throw a rock during a lesson at the Kincardine Curling Club Sunday. The junior program has been popular this season. Lessons wrap up March 6. (Barb McKay photo)

Groundbreaking infrasound study results unveiled

Engineer questions government wind turbine sound testing methods

By Barb McKay


An acoustics engineer is questioning the Ontario government’s methods for setting baseline sound limits for wind turbines after field testing was recently conducted in Kincardine.


McKenna requests further information from Ontario Power Generation

By Barb McKay

Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna will not be making a decision next month on the proposed plan by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to store low- and intermediate-level waste undergroun

Instead, McKenna has asked OPG for additional information and further studies on the environmental assessment for the proposed deep geologic repository (DGR). The company is expected to present the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) with a timeline to meet the request by Apr. 18. OPG has been asked to provide information on alternative locations for the project, cumulative environmental effects of the project and an updated list of commitments to mitigate adverse effects that have been identified.

KTTPS students get real life history

Norm Lansdell, 100, playhs his mandolin for students at KTTPS last Friday. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Township wants province to change criteria for infrastructure funding

Huron-Kinloss Township council briefs

By Barb McKay


Municipalities are finding themselves in a catch-22 position when it comes to seeking upper tier government funding.

Closed roads charges

A 48-year-old from Grand Bend is facing numerous charges after being stopped on Highway 21, which had been closed due to poor visibility and blowing and drifting snow.

On Feb. 13, a Huron County OPP officer saw a GMC Sierra driving south on Highway 21. The officer initiated a traffic stop south of Blue Buff Road and detected the presence of alcohol on the driver's breath. A roadside screening test demand was given, and the driver refused to provide a breath sample.

Further investigation revealed the driver held a suspended licence and was currently bound by court release conditions to abstain from drinking alcohol. After failing to provide a sample, the driver was arrested and transported to the Huron OPP detachment.

Meurs sets new ECHL record

By Josh Howald

Garrett Meurs set a new franchise record and an East Coast Hockey League record Sunday night.

Ripley native Garrett Meurs scores his second goal in four seconds Sunday night in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The feat set a new franchise record and a new league record - thought it wasn't enough to get the Komets a win. They were defeated in a shootout. (photo courtesty of J. Gales of  www.eye2eyeportraits)


Bulldogs hold 2-1 series lead on Patriots

Game 4 tonight in Mount Forest - weather permitting

By Josh Howald

There will be no second-round sweep for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Still, Kincardine is in good shape heading into Game 4 of the Western Junior C semi-finals tonight (Wednesday) in Mount Forest. A win tonight would give the 'Dogs a chance to close things out at home on Friday.

"We knew this was going to be a series that would go six or seven games," said Kincardine head coach Steve Stepaniak.

"It's a long way from over, which makes winning those first two games all the more important."

After a 5-1 win in Game 1 on Family Day, the 'Dogs took a 2-0 series lead Friday night in Game 2 on the road. However, Mount Forest rebounded with a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon in Game 3 at the Davidson Centre.