March 2016

Kincardine athletes celebrate Special Olympic gold medal wins

By Barb McKay


A week after returning from the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Kincardine’s gold medal athletes are still on cloud nine.


The Kincardine curling team of Ryan Brodhagen, Tyler Jilek, Jackie McDonald and Chris Weese of Kincardine and Gary Nuhn of Owen Sound and Kincardine figure skater Rosie Laidler all came home with some serious hardware. The curling team earned gold after winning all of its games and Laidler won a gold medal for her free skate performance and silver for her solo dance.

Midgets lose Game 6 heartbreaker

Ennismore knocks Kincardine out in overtime

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks were less than 40 seconds away from a trip to the OMHA finals.

An Ennismore player is upended crossing the Kincardine blue line during Game 6 of the OMHA midget B finals last Tuesday night in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


But a late surge by Ennismore and an overtime goal ended an impressive playoff run by the midgets and advanced Ennismore to the provincial championships.

Wolves, Tillsonburg to meet in A finals

81’s, Radars win division titles

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves will meet the TIllsonburg Thunder in the WOAA Senior A final.

Tillsonburg advanced to the A final with a 4-3 win in Game 7 over Milverton on Tuesday night.

The Wolves earlier swept the Shelburne Muskies in four straight games in the other semi-final series and have been idle for more than a week.

That series will begin this weekend, though a final schedule for the series had not been released as of Wednesday afternoon.

*update: The series schedule was released today. Game 1 is Saturday in Tillsonburg at 8:30 p.m. It is the only game this weekend. Game 2 will be in Ripley on Friday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., with Game 3 the next night in Tillsonburg.  Game 4 is April 1 in Ripley at 8:30 p.m.

Optimal solution?

On behalf of Union Gas, I’d like to thank area residents for attending our Southern Bruce County Expansion Proposal community information sessions held recently in Chesley, Lucknow and Kincardine. Our team enjoyed the opportunity to meet members of the community and share in-person information about our natural gas proposal, our history and the natural gas industry.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Lance Joseph Hafner of Toronto passed away suddenly at home on Feb. 26, 2016, at the age of 54.

Predeceased by his parents Shirley (Noble) and Joseph Hafner. He was the stepson of Norma Hafner and friend Keith Bushell of Kincardine.

Dear brother of Sharon of Hamilton and step-brother of David (Jacinda) of Mitchell, Verna-Marie Hafner (Jorin Gibson) of Toronto, and Dan (Sara) of Cambridge. He dearly loved his nephews Xavier, Jarrett, Ben and Ryan.

Lance attended Glendale S.S. and McMaster University in Hamilton. He obtained his LLB from Osgoode Law School in 1984 and an MBA from Western University in 1987. Lance often volunteered at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, area food banks and with other charities.

A private family service was held on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at the Miller Funeral Chapel in Caledonia followed by interment at Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton.

Have you ever seen a waterspout?

57% (13 votes)
43% (10 votes)
Total votes: 23

Does Kincardine need to implement beach safety reccomendations?

61% (19 votes)
39% (12 votes)
Total votes: 31

BIg Bowling

Peterson Wolf, 9, has his eye on a strike as he releases the bowling ball during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kincardine and District Bowl for Kids Sake on Saturday. The event, in its 30th year, raised $30,000 for mentoring programs and activities. The top earner was Lindsay Syrett who brought in $2,905.15. The second highest amount was $1,610 raised by Vickie Cahill and third went to Jody Slesser, who brought in $885. The No Drama Llamas was the team with the most pledges ($3,325). (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine beach safety plan includes no swimming zone, beach patrols

By Barb McKay


The municipality will take several steps this year to improve safety at Station Beach.


An aquatic safety audit of the Kincardine beach has been completed by the Lifesaving Society and was presented to municipal council during its meeting last week. The report by the national organization of lifeguard experts came with an extensive list of recommendations, but there is not expected to be significant cost in implementing them.


Canada on the right track, says nuclear waste expert

Finding the right way to store nuclear waste

By Josh Howald

Tom Isaacs sounded more like a social worker than a scientist.

Tom Isaacs Wednesday morning. (Josh Howald photo)