November 2016

Up at atom

Brandon Bishop of the Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks escapes his own end with the puck last week at the Davidson Centre. The atoms held a 3-1 lead of this game against Listowel, but watched it disappear in the final minutes. The game ended in a 3-3 draw. (Josh Howald photo)

Milburn, Shane share Major Curling League basement

It has been a tough start to the season for Kincardine's entries in the BrokerLink Insurance Grey-Bruce Major Curling League.

Les Shane's BDO Canada rink and Craig Milburn's Penetangear team will face each other tonight (Wednesday) at the Kincardine Curling Club. And perhaps that isn't a bad thing, because it means one of the teams will end up with a win.

One rink will move up in the standings, as the teams shared the basement in the Major Curling League standings with identical 1-3 records.

Last week at the Port Elgin Curling Club, Shane held a 6-5 lead late in the game, but Chesley's Jeff Thomson stole two points in the eighth end to win 7-6 and remain the only undefeated team in the Major Curling League.

Milburn, meanwhile, was doubled up 6-3 by Mike Hamer.

Hamer will also be in Kincardine tonight to play Steve Gregg.

Both Kincardine games will begin at 8 p.m.

 Bulldogs best Wingham 4-1

By Josh Howald

Kincardine jumped out to an early lead on Wingham and never looked back Saturday night in Provincial Junior Hockey League action at the Davidson Centre.

Patrick Do had a busy crease Saturday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs remained in third place in the Pollock Division with a 4-1 win over the Wingham Ironmen in a chippy contest. It was the Bulldogs' only game of the weekend.

"It was great to get the two points on the weekend," said head coach Shawn Burrows. "We have a very tough schedule ahead of us here."

 Wolves win Memorial Game

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves won the first annual Justin Hammond Memorial Hockey Game Friday night in Chesley.

The Wolves jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period of this contest, which was a regular season game in the WOAA Senior AA Hockey League. Ripley had a five-goal lead before the Shallow Lake Crushers got on the scoreboard late in the second period. Shallow Lake threatened to make this a hockey game early in the third period with a pair of goals that made it 5-3, but the Wolves answered back to make it 6-3, and that is how it ended.

Reply to Allan Thompson

Mr. Thompson mentioned how his students had tears in their eyes after the U.S. election. While I don't necessarily agree with all of Trump's policies, I accept that he was elected decisively.

Mr. Trudeau was also elected decisively. We certainly would not appreciate American students coming to Canada with their professor and badmouthing our election results.

I cried two nights ago when I went outside to see the super moon only to see hundreds of Liberal backed wind turbines flashing red lights. I cry every time I have to pay my incredible hydro bill. I cry every time I think of the obscene tax burden the Liberals are placing on our children and grandchildren.

Accept that both the American and Canadian elections are over, Allan. Anything else is just sour grapes!


Dale MacCrostie, Kincardine

Wednesday, November 23, 2016



It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Sally Boileau (née Riggin) on Nov.17, 2016, at her home.


Beloved wife of Ray. Loving mom of Paul (Jennifer), Alan (Deborah), Denis (Tracey), Kelly, Craig, Ken (Kris), Brian (Janelle) and Nicki (Nick).


Proud nana of 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Sister of Mike (Helen), Margie (Jake) and Dave (Deb) and sister-in-law Shirley.


Predeceased by her parents Mel and Dickie Riggin, and brothers Dennis and Kelly Riggin. Sally will also be deeply missed by many extended family members and friends.


Do you do your Christmas shopping locally?

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Nice coat, Joe

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a Kincardine Theatre Guild production, earned a standing ovation at the Nov. 13 dress rehearsal. Dylan Trahan was brilliant as Joseph, backed by a strong cast of KTG regulars and newcomers. For the full story on the proecution, don't msis this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Pauline Kerr photo)

 Thefts, assaults up, drug crimes down in region

By Barb McKay

Statistics for the year to date from the South Bruce OPP show that violent crime in the region has risen by 23 per cent and drug-related crimes have dropped significantly by 71 per cent.

Detachment commander Insp. Dana Earleyprovided a year-to-date report on policing statistics to the Municipality of Kincardine council last Wednesday on behalf of the Kincardine Police Services Board. She said reports of assaults increased 18.5 per cent from 27 reported incidents in the first 10 months of 2015 to 32 in the same time period this year. Many were domestic incidents. Reports of sexual assault were unchanged from last year, with four reports.

Other crimes against a person (intimidation, criminal harassment and threats) have risen by 54 per cent this year, mainly due to text threats involving youth, Earley said.

Lest we forget

Second World War veteran Alfred Rackley enjoys a visit with his granddaughter Ella Treacy, 3, of London before the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Branch #183 of the Royal Canadian Legion cenotaph. (Barb McKay photo)