March 2016

Bulldogs season on the line tonight

Kincardine trails Alliston 3-0

By Josh Howald

The season is on the line tonight (Wednesday) in Alliston.

Kincardine must win Game 4 tonight to force this series back to town Friday night. (Josh Howald photo)

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will face elimination for the fourth time this post season tonight in Game 4 of the Schmalz Cup quarter-finals. The Alliston Hornets of the Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior C League have the 'Dogs by the throat, holding a 3-0 series lead after a pair of weekend wins.

But the 'Dogs don't plan on rolling over.

"Certainly it is going to be a challenge, but this team won't quit," said Kincardine head coach Steve Stepaniak.

HHPS, Ripley win KDSS Invitational titles

The Huron Heights Public School boys and the Ripley-Huron Community School girls left Kincardine District Secondary School as basketball champions last week.

Last Tuesday, KDSS hosted the annual Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament for elementary school. HHPS, Elgin Market Public School, Ripley-Huron Community School and teams from Walkerton, Osprey, Beaver Valley and Hanover participated in the boys tournament. At the end of the day, it was the hometown HHPS Lightning Hawks to come out on top.

Wolves trail Thunder 2-1

But Games 4 and 5 both in Ripley

By Josh Howald

A 2-1 overtime loss in Game 3 leaves the Ripley Wolves down 2-1 in the WOAA Senior A championship series.

Ripley may trail the series, but they will host both Games 4 and 5 of this series this weekend. Game 4 will be played Friday night at 8:30 p.m., with Game 5 at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. If necessary, a sixth game would be played in Tillsonburg Sunday afternoon, with a potential Game 7 Tuesday night in Ripley.

Support for hospital appreciated

Each and every year, South Bruce Grey Health Centre is generously supported by the hospital foundations in each of our communities: the Chesley & District Health Services Foundation, the Durham & Community Health Care Foundation, the Kincardine & Community Health Care Foundation and the Walkerton & District Hospital Foundation.

As we near the end of another fiscal year, I am once again humbled by the support our hospital has received from each of these volunteer-based organizations. This year alone, from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, a total of over $870,000 in equipment was purchased by the foundations, including essential items such as the replacement of the infusion pumps for all of our sites. Simply put, our hospital could not operate without the support of these foundations. We rely on their contributions, and greatly appreciate their efforts to ensure the sustainability of health care in our communities.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Peter William Dekker of Kincardine and formerly of Listowel passed away peacefully at home, after a year of healthcare issues, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the age of 83.

He was born March 21, 1933, in Hilversum, Holland.

Peter immigrated to Canada with his family in 1948. Perhaps best known for his powerful singing voice, Peter sang at many churches and weddings and was the founder of Music Alive in Listowel. He was also the founder of Conway Furniture in Listowel, a past member of the Atwood Lions Club, a past Chair of the Listowel Hospital Board, was on the Listowel Parks and Recreation Board and was a past member of the Listowel Rotary club.

Peter remarried in 1998 to Judy Nevery and has resided in Kincardine (and John's Pass, Florida) since then.

Survived by his wife Judy Nevery and by his children Penny Evans and Paul and Kristina (McCoag) Dekker, all of Listowel.

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A winning Sunday

Bulldogs win West, Atoms OMHA champions

Gerrit Satosek, left, and Nathan Arnold - captains of the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs and Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks, respectively, hold hardware up high on Sunday evening. (Josh Howald photos)

New doctor setting up practice in Kincardine

By Barb McKay


A second family doctor will begin practicing in Kincardine this summer.


Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke made the announcement following a closed council meeting last Wednesday. Dr. Daniel Soong is chief resident at the University of Western Ontario and will arrive in Kincardine in July.


“The arrival of Dr. Soong 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.


Design in the works for new Tiverton community centre

By Barb McKay


The Tiverton Sports Centre has been singled out as the preferred location for the new Whitney Crawford Community Centre (WCCC).


Robot takes over milking duties

Ozzy Fabian, 3, shows his toy cow to a curious Jersey during an open house last week at RG&G Farms. The 160-year-old farm has installed a robot that now handles milking duties. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)