June 2016

Mailbox thieves caught

Two people have been charged in connection to pried-open mailboxes in Kincardine.

A couple from Fergus is facing more than 150 charges combined.


Pervert in pick-up

Police are looking for a man who committed an indecent act on June 9 at the intersection of Queen St. and Mechanics Ave. in Kincardine.

At roughly 5:43 p.m., a blue pick-up truck stopped at the intersection and the driver was observed committing the indecent act. The driver was described as a white male with short, dark hair and a medium build.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.crimestoppersgb.ca where you may eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


Sixth annual McLelland Classic set for July 2

Cubs also play twice at home this Saturday

By Josh Howald

Circle July 2 on your calendar, sports fans.


Inline gold for Fisher, Canada in Italy

By Josh Howald

Kendra Fisher can hang another gold medal in her trophy case.

The Kincardine native backstopped Canada to a gold medal at the FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships in Asiago, Italy last week. After recording her first shutout of the tournament in a 3-0 semi-final win over the Czech Republic on Thursday, she was between the pipes for Friday afternoon's gold medal game against the United States.

This is the third time Fisher has won a FIRS World Inline Hockey Championship.

Montana Merante opened the scoring for Canada early in Friday's gold medal game, and Brayden Ferguson made it 2-0 before the United States replied. Laura Veharanta made the game 2-1, but Canada's leading scorer, Jackie Jarrell, quickly restored a two-goal lead for the Canadians. Jarrell also assisted on Merante's tally.


Three Cardinals picked for Summer Games

By Josh Howald

Three local ball players will represent the Western Ontario Baseball Association at the Ontario Summer Games in August.

From left, Tanner Reid, Carson Watson and Travis Anderson will represent the Western Ontario Baseball Association at the Ontario Summer Games in August. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Second half attack gives United 3-0 win

Huron United is at the top of the SWRSA Men's Soccer Premier League standings after a convincing 3-0 win over the Shelburne Madmen on Sunday afternoon.

The United dominated possession and control of the match, played at the Davidson Centre, but couldn't find the back of the net until midway through the second half.

David Miller was fouled in the penalty area, and striker Ivo Ferreira made no mistake from the penalty spot. Just three minutes later Ferreira gave United a two-goal lead. Matt Brown's shot off a corner was blocked, but Ferreira was there to blast the ball into the back of the net from 10 yards out. In injury time, United put a stamp on this match when Gerrit Satosek picked up a through-ball from Mat Dennis and calmly stroked it into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal.


Should the senior men pay to play ball in Point Clark?

Yes
23% (13 votes)
No
77% (43 votes)
Total votes: 56

Safe!

Mitch Jarvis, Kincardine's pitcher, tries to make a tag at home plate to prevent Hanover from scoring during Friday night action at the Dave Dunlop midget tournament held at Connaught Park in Kincardine over the weekend. (Barb McKay photo)


Kincardine development charges to double

Increase to be phased in over five years

By Barb McKay

It will soon cost significantly more to build a home in Kincardine, but the municipality says the increase is necessary in order to pay for new infrastructure.

The Municipality of Kincardine held a public meeting last Wednesday prior to its council meeting to review proposed changes to development fees. Representatives from Hemson Consulting, the firm hired by the municipality to conduct the review, were there to present their report and answer questions.


Fourth new doctor coming to Kincardine

Another family doctor will be joining the Hawthorne Community Clinic later this year.

Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke confirmed in a media release Thursday that Dr. Jason Murray will join the Kincardine Physicians Group in October. He said Murray grew up on a farm just outside of Ripley and is happy to be returning home. He attended medical school at Western University in London and is in the process of completing his family medicine residency at Queen’s University in Kingston.

The new doctor is no stranger to the Kincardine medical clinic.

“He did rotations in Kincardine both in medical school and in residency and really enjoyed his experience and learned a lot from working with the physicians,” Clarke said. “He knows he will be well supported in this collegial environment and looks forward to starting his new practice in the fall.”