February 2016

Both local rinks eliminated

By Josh Howald

There will be a new champion of the Brokerlink Insurance Grey-Bruce Major Curling League - and it won't be one from Kincardine.

Don Bartley, the defending champion, was upset in extra ends last Wednesday night by the sixth seed Scott Ballantyne in quarter-final action in the area's premier curling league. Ballantyne's Chesley-based rink pulled off a 7-5 win over Bartley to advance to tonight's semi-finals.

Les Shane's BDO Canada rink was also eliminated at the Hanover Curling Club. Shane's Kincardine team finished fifth in regular season action, and was defeated 7-3 by A.J. Schumaker's fourth seeded team. Shane is still in the hunt for a B title, however. The top seed, Al Hutchinson, led his RAM Promotional rink to a 9-4 win over Steve Gregg. The fourth and final skip to move on to the semi-finals was Chesley's Jeff Thomson. Thomson outlasted Tom Slumskie 7-4.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Charles "Charlie" Norman Lemon of Kincardine and formerly of Kincardine Township passed away at Trillium Court on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in his 89th year. 

Beloved husband of Shirley Lemon (née Hewitt).

Dear father of Pat (Dennis) Newman, of R.R. #2, Kincardine; Peggy (Richard) Pawlikowski, of Kincardine; and Randy (Cathy) Lemon, of R.R. #2, Kincardine.

Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Survived by his sister-in-law Eileen Lemon, of Exeter, and his brother-in-law Clifford Hewitt, of Owen Sound.

Predeceased by his brothers Lawrence, Bob and Doug Lemon and by his sisters Jean Bruner, Winnie McKee, Bette Hartwick and Mary Ann Baker.

Mud roads

I see by our local paper that the approval has been given for the downtown parking lot to be upgraded. I don’t think there is any denying that it should be done before it gets to the point of no return.


However, do you realize that over in the south-east corner of the former Kincardine Township we are still driving on mud roads? Four years ago, the Southline was torn up because of lack of maintenance. This section, between Sideroad 30 and the Huron-Kinloss boundary, has become a road of mud. Does our council realize that hundreds of people use this road on the way to the golf course, campgrounds and greenhouses? These people drive out on the Southline with wonderful thoughts of having a great day when all of a sudden they hit 1.5 kms of mud until they reach the Huron-Kinloss boundary, then drive on a beautiful paved road all the way to Bruce Road 1.

Do you like this mild winter weather?

68% (19 votes)
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Total votes: 28

Kincardine walks all over Gananoque

Back-to-back playoff games in Kincardine Sunday

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks hold a 1-0 lead in the OMHA quarter-finals after blowing out Gananoque earlier this evening at the Davidson Centre.


By the time the final horn sounded to end the opening game of this series, Kincardine held a lead of 10 goals. The final score was 11-1. After a relatively tight opening period, the Kinucks waltzed away from Gananoque in the middle frame. A 3-0 lead quickly grew to a 6-0 lead to an 8-0 lead in a matter of mere minutes. The visitors finally got on the board early in the third period, snapping Rowen Cherrett's shutout bid.

The teams will meet again tomorrow at noon at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine to play Game 2 of this best-of-five series.

Gananoque up next for atoms

Our total local playoff hockey update!

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks are all finished with Listowel and will turn attention to Gananoque this weekend.

The atoms clinched a WOAA playoff championship Thursday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine with a 5-1 win over Listowel in Game 5 of the WOAA finals. The win gave the Kinucks a 7-1 win on points. The series became a race to six points after Game 2 ended in a 2-2 draw.

In Game 5, Chase Anderson, Tyler Johns and Jared Houghton each scored first period goals for Kincardine. Quinton Page assisted on all three of those goals. Johns added an assist, as did Casey Beisel and Myles Courtney. Kincardine was held off the scoreboard in the middle frame, but put some emphasis on the win with two more goals in the third. Nolan Janes scored early from Nathan Arnold, and Page completed the scoring at 8:47.

Midgets win WOAA title

Win Game 5 on the road

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks are WOAA playoff champions.

This goal in the dying seconds of Game 3 of Kincardine's series with Listowel was waved off. However, Kincardine scored five times in Game 4 last night to win a WOAA playoff championship. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine claimed the WOAA title and advanced to the OMHA quarter-finals with a 5-0 win last night in Game 4 of the WOAA championship series in Listowel. The Kinucks won Games 1 and 2 of this series by 3-0 scores, but Listowel stayed alive with a narrow 2-1 win in Game 3 of the series Tuesday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Feeling blue

Every shade of blue was visible from the north pier Monday morning. The thermometer has been all over the place recently, with heavy rains on Sunday evening taking care of a lot of accumulated snow. (Josh Howald photo)

Duncan Hawthorne announces retirement

After two decades at the helm of what is now the world’s largest nuclear power facility, Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthorne will retire this year.

Bruce Power CEO Duncan Hawthorne seen here speaking at the Empire Club in Toronto. (Independent file photo/Howald)


According to a report from the nuclear power corporation, Hawthorne announced to Bruce Power employees Monday morning that with a new long-term framework secured for the site and a stable eight-unit operation, he plans to retire from his role as head of the company in 2016.

Municipal parking lot project gets green light

By Barb McKay


It is unlikely that Municipality of Kincardine residents will see a double-digit tax rate increase this year.


Council chipped away at the municipal budget during a special council meeting last Monday to get the residential tax rate increase down to 6.37 per cent. That is a significant decrease from where the budget started off from a month ago with a projected 10 per cent rate increase. Municipal treasurer Roxana Baumann presented a revised budget report last week that proposed a 9.1 per cent increase, after receiving the final MPAC assessment figures and following the completion of municipal wage and benefit negotiations.