October 2016

 Donation boxes damaged

Who steals donated clothes?

Donated clothing was stolen and charity boxes damaged in Kincardine in August.

The South-Bruce OPP continues to investigate damage and theft to Kidney Clothes Foundation donation boxes. One of the boxes is located next to the Knotty Pine Restaurant on Broadway Street. The other box is located next to Timber Mart on Highway 21 in Kincardine Twp.

The damages were reported to police Sept. 1. It is thought the damage occurred between Aug. 10 and Aug. 27. The boxes were forcibly entered and the donated clothing was taken. There is no estimate available for the loss of the stolen clothing, but the cost of the repairs to the donation boxes is estimated to be more than $3,500.

Suspicious vehicles and suspicious people should be reported to police as soon as possible so that an officer can investigate.

MacMillan midget tourney this weekend

By Josh Howald

Seven midget hockey teams will be in town this weekend for the annual Archie McMillan Memorial tournament at the Davidson Centre.

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks and seven other centres will compete in what is traditionally a very strong field of midget hockey teams.

Another split for Wolves

Another weekend, another split for the Ripley Wolves.

The Wolves are now 2-2 in WOAA Senior AA hockey action after splitting games on the weekend with Shelburne and Huron East.

Friday night in Ripley, the Wolves came from behind to beat the Shelburne Muskies 6-4.

Bulldogs unbeaten in five

By Josh Howald

With the game on the line, a hired Gunn came up firing for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Jesse Gunn in action against Walkerton earlier this season. (Independent file photo/Howald)


Jesse Gunn scored  at 1:45 of overtime Friday night at home to push the 'Dogs to a 4-3 win over the Wingham Ironmen. Gunn was in on three of Kincardine's four goals Friday night.

"Gunn scored some big goals for us," said Kincardine head coach Shawn Burrows. "He is willing to go the net."

Fitzgerald, Wilken win cross-country titles

Bethany Wilken and Liam Fitzgerald brought home cross-country championships home from Hepworth last week.

Wilken won the senior girls title and Fitzgerald captured the midget boys championship at the Bluewater Athletic Association cross-country championship meet in Sawmill Trails in Hepworth Thursday.

The two Kincardine District Secondary School athletes were the only KDSS cross-country team members to run to a podium finish.

Walkerton District Community School's Jesse Byers won the midget girls race, while Hanah McArthur of Sacred Heart High School was the first across the line in the junior girls race.

Ashley Sinclair from Georgian Bay Secondary School was second to Wilken in the senior girls event.

Pay a living wage

On the face of it, the jobs report for our region looks pretty good. Unemployment is down two points from this time last year (an additional 3,200 jobs compared to August) and more people are optimistic enough to be looking for work.

It’s when you drill down that the cracks in the economy appear. All of the new jobs are in the service sector (food, accommodation, tourism). They are precarious: low wage, part-time, short-term or seasonal, or all of the above.

Agriculture gained 1,400 jobs - probably related to the harvest, so these too would be precarious. Manufacturing lost 1,100. Utilities (hydro, solar, wind and nuclear) lost 500 jobs, which is worrying because Ontario was supposed to be using its so-called Green Energy Plan to create jobs making wind turbines and solar panels.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Reverend Dennis Pearson Cluley, of Kincardine, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in his 82nd year.


Survived by his wife Willa Cluley (née Ascah), his daughters Ann Marie Tout and Ruth Cluley and son-in-law Arie Moerman.


Predeceased by his brother Ted Cluley.


Do you think we will have snow before Hallowe'en?

17% (6 votes)
83% (29 votes)
Total votes: 35

Resilient class of 2016 celebrates

By Josh Howald

It was a night of celebration for the Kincardine District Secondary School's class of 2016.

Neel Patel, valedictorian for Kincardine District Secondary School's class of 2016 prior to Friday night's commencement ceremonies at the high school. (Josh Howald photo)


 Multi-million dollar Tiverton community centre closer to becoming reality

Council commits to building facility before end of term

By Barb McKay

Preliminary designs for a new community centre in Tiverton are moving closer to completion and a public meeting for input on a more detailed design will take place within the next few months.

Joe Cottrill, chair of the committee formed to oversee the process to develop a facility to replace the aging Whitney Crawford Community Centre (WCCC), gave an update to the Municipality of Kincardine council last Wednesday on. With him was Brad Miller of N.A. Engineering, the firm tasked with coming up with the design.

“We have made quite a bit of progress and it has been quite enjoyable,” Miller said. “We aren’t done yet but we are getting awfully close to a solution that will meet the community’s needs.”