March 2016

Logo, slogan challenge of Old Boys and Girls Reunion 2018

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Old Boys and Girls Reunion committee wants to know if you have what it takes to design the logo and slogan for the 2018 event.


The committee issued the challenge on its Facebook page last week as it continues to look for ideas for a theme for the next reunion. The winner of the contest will not only have their design featured as the Facebook page profile image, it will also be featured on all reunion memorabilia. The winner will receive free passes to all the events.


“Any and all ideas will be considered,” said reunion co-chair Dave Patterson. “Bring them.”


Break-in at Bruce Telecom

Police are investigating a break-in at Bruce Telecom along Highway 21 in Bruce Twp.

The incident was reported to police on the morning of March 10. Sometime between 10 p.m. on March 9 and 8 a.m. on March 10, the business was forcibly entered. The list of stolen property includes three safes, a quantity of Canadian cash and coins, a quantity of U.S. currency as well as Bruce Telecom stamps. There was no estimate for the value of stolen property, or cost of repairs, provided by police.

The South-Bruce OPP asks anybody with information to call 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Best of the West

The aftermath of Dalton Hnatko's overtime goal in Game 7 of the Western Junior C League finals Sunday afternoon in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

Hot 'Dogs! Kincardine pulls off Game 7 OT victory

Schmalz Cup quarter-finals begin tomorrow night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

‘Dog days are here again.

The Kincardine Bulldogs get a team shot after a come-from-behind Game 7 win in Walkerton Sunday afternoon. Dalton Hnatko's OT winner clinched Kincardine's first Western League title since 2007. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine is back on top of the Western Junior C Hockey League, thanks to a come-from-behind overtime road win in Game 7 of the league finals Sunday afternoon in Walkerton.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs battled out of a 3-0 hole in Game 7 and a 3-1 series deficit to win Kincardine’s first league playoff title since 2007.

Provincial champs

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks celebrate a 5-1 win over Lambeth and a provincial title at the buzzer of Game 5 Sunday evening at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

Atoms win provincial championship

First for Kincardine since 1993

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks are provincial champs.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks are 2016 OMHA atom B champions. (Josh Howald photo)

The atoms skated to a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon in front of a nearly full house at the Davidson Centre. It was winner take all on Sunday in Kincardine – Game 5 of this best-of-five series. The teams split Games 1 and 2, as well as Games 3 and 4. The atoms won Game 3 of the series 3-2 at the Davidson Centre Friday night, but were shut out 1-0 Saturday in Lambeth.

Bantam girls off to LLFHL, OWHA tournaments

The Kincardine Lakeside Chevrolet bantam girls will spend the first two weekends in April in Toronto.

The bantam B girls seized a provincial playoff spot from Saugeen Shores with a 2-1-2 record and six points. The win puts Kincardine in the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) championship tournament beginning April 8.

The girls also played some great hockey in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League (LLFHL) playoffs. Kincardine eliminated Orangeville in the first round 2-0 and then knocked off Caledon with a 2-0-1 series win and then a 2-0 sweep of Orillia in the finals to advance to the LLFHL championship tournament, which starts on April 1.

Both tournaments are in Toronto.

Wolves waxed in Game 1

Game 2 Friday night in Ripley

The Ripley Wolves were manhandled Saturday night in Tillsonburg in the opening game of the WOAA Senior A championship series.

The Tillsonburg Thunder walked all over Ripley in a 7-1 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Wolves swept Shelburne in the semis, while the Thunder is coming off a seven game series win over Milverton.

Game 2 is Friday night in Ripley at 7 p.m. Game 3 is back in Tillsonburg on Saturday night. Games 4, 5 and 6, if necessary, will be played the following weekend. The Wolves do have home ice in this series, but won't regain that edge until Game 5.

Deteriorating courts

I have been a member of Kincardine Tennis Club for the last several seasons and a keen follower of this game.

I always look forward to playing tennis at the beautifully located tennis courts in Kincardine, but at the same time am saddened by the deteriorating condition of these courts in recent years - the latest being a sink hole on Court 3.

I fully support Kincardine Tennis Club's proposals and justification put forward to the Municipality for the refurbishment of the courts as soon as possible.

As the club has stated in its recent communication, time is really running out and the 2016 tennis season is already at risk due to the indecision regarding the refurbishment budget approval by the municipality.

I am pretty sure that refurbished courts will attract more membership and will also sustain the interest of the regular paying members as well as the younger generation, while bringing revenue to the club/municipality.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Earl Nelson Elliott, a veteran of the Second World War, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 14, 2016, at his home in Wingham, in his 93rd year. He was in the company of his wife of 69 years, June R. Elliott.

Earl was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 21, 1923, to the late Peggy (Stanley) and Frank Elliott.

Happy memories were formed with his four children and their spouses: Nancy Elliott-Greenwood and Paul Greenwood of Goderich, Stephen and Janice Elliott of Blind River, Joyce and John Farrell of R.R. #2, Wingham and Ian and Shari Elliott of Horseshoe Valley.

Earl will be dearly missed by 11 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held at MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016, with Pastor Henry Steenbergen officiating.