October 2016

Wolves win in Durham

The Ripley Wolves won a big game on the road Friday night.

The Wolves stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to knock off the Durham Thundercats 3-2 in WOAA Senior AA hockey action. The win moved the Wolves to 3-2 on the season.

Mitch Campbell allowed two goals in the first period, but settled in to stop the next 37 shots he faced to post the win in goal.

All of Ripley's scoring came in a two-minute span in the middle period. Tyler de Vos scored first from Dylan Sayle and Tyler McCarthy. Less than a minute later Cody Britton scored from Drew Davidson and Tyler Soehner to tie the game. Then only 50 seconds later and with the Wolves on a power play, Brett Catto scored from Davidson and Britton. The goal held up as the game winner.

Ripley will travel to Petrolia Friday night, the only game of the weekend for the Wolves.

The next home game for the Wolves is Nov. 5 against the Clinton Radars.

Opposed to incorporation

Incorporation is a bad idea. There is no logic to support it. Incorporating will not make Bruce Telecom more competitive. It will not generate increased revenue or increased dividends for the municipality.

You incorporate to transfer liability from the owners to the company, which then becomes a legal entity in its own right. But council,board members and management all have ample liability insurance. So what is the real reason for wanting to incorporate? Who is pushing for it and why?

I suspect that council wants to rid itself of responsibility for the company so if it runs into financial difficulty or even goes bankrupt they can say our hands are clean and point the finger at the new board and management.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016



Margot Ruth Hanks of Kincardine passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in her 78th year.


Born in South Porcupine, Ontario on Nov. 27, 1938, to Max and Jessie (née Norman) MacKinnon.


Beloved wife of Tom Hanks of Kincardine.


Dear mother of Randall (Chris) Baker of Dornoch and Lizanne (Willie) Campbell of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.


Loving Gubba of Rachael, Becky, Ben, Tristan and Sarah Baker; Daniel, Jessica and Alex Ogilvie; and Shona and Hamish Campbell. Missed by her four great-grandchildren and son-in-law Steve Ogilvie of Kincardine.


Do you welcome trick-or-treaters?

76% (25 votes)
24% (8 votes)
Total votes: 33

Winter ready

The Kincardine Yacht Club and boat owners had perfect weather Saturday to remove boats from the Kincardine harbour. The crane drew plenty of spectators to Station Beach. (Barb McKay photo)

Bruce Power to produce medical isotopes to fight brain cancer

A partnership between Bruce Power and Nordion was formed to benefit patients around the globe diagnosed with brain tumours.

Bruce Power and Nordion have teamed up on a new initiative that will see medical-grade, High Specific Activity (HSA) Cobalt produced in the four Bruce B reactors. According to a report from Bruce Power following the announcement Thursday the partnership will provide a stable supply of HSA for decades to come.

Body washes up on beach

Police are trying to identify a body that washed up on the beach just north of Port Albert on the weekend.

Members of the Huron County OPP Crime Unit and the OPP Forensic Identification Services (FIS) attended the scene to assist with the death investigation. Foul play was not suspected.

The Huron County OPP Crime Unit requested assistance from the public in determining who the man is. The adult male is described as being between 5’8” and 5’10” and balding with a thin moustache. He was wearing a tri-colour (blue, dark blue and white) “Fluid” Personal Flotation Device (PFD), a black fleece jacket, white and black Nike cross-trainers and black wind pants with a Performance Edge Pro logo. The pants style is commonly used by hockey coaches and trainers.

A post-mortem examination was scheduled to take place on Monday.

NWMO names new president and CEO

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has named Laurie Swami its new President and CEO, effective Nov. 14.

“Ms. Swami’s extensive experience makes her the ideal leader for the NWMO,” board chair Wayne Robbins, said in a media release. “She brings a deep understanding and appreciation of both the technical rigour and social responsibility associated with safely managing used nuclear fuel.”

Swami joins the NWMO after a 30-year career at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), most recently as Senior Vice-President of Decommissioning and Nuclear Waste Management. Her responsibilities included implementing OPG’s low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste deep geologic repository and overseeing operation of nuclear waste management facilities. She was heavily involved in Joint Review Panel hearings for the project’s environmental assessment, held in the municipalities of Kincardine and Saugeen Shores in 2013 and 2014.


Joan Eaglesham was glam as Cyndi Lauper while husband Murray Clarke was one cool Bruce Sprinsteen at the Bring back the 80's gala for the Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey. (Barb McKay photo)

 Municipality seeks contract for shoreline protection project

By Barb McKay

The municipality plans to complete a shoreline protection project at MacPherson Park before winter sets in.

During the Municipality of Kincardine council meeting on Oct. 5, public works director Adam Weishar asked council to give staff the green light to hire a contractor to excavate a section of beach area just north of the north pier and place armour stone to help stabilize the area and prevent further erosion of the beach. Some new stone would also be placed at the Kincardine Pavilion. The budget for the project is $370,000.

The project was made a priority this year by public works and parks and recreation departments after elevated water levels eroded so much beach at MacPherson Park that in March the Kincardine Lions Club removed a 150-foot section of the boardwalk to prevent it from being washed away.