November 2016

Touring tree

Municipal CAO recruitment process gets underway

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine will contract a professional recruiter to assist with the hiring process for a new chief administrative officer (CAO).

Council agreed with a recommendation from its current CAO Murray Clarke during last Wednesday’s meeting to obtain outside help to fill the position that Clarke will vacate at the end of June 2017 when he retires.

Hoops Final Four here Friday

The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team had a perfect 5-0 record on the line Monday afternoon in Hanover.

The Knights were looking to wrap up the regular season schedule with a win against the John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans.

KDSS has clinched first place overall in the Bluewater Athletic Association  South Division. That means Kincardine will have a quarter-final playoff game today (Wednesday) at home against the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals.

The Final Four is being hosted by KDSS this year, which means if the Knights win today they will play in a semi-final game at 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The BAA championship would be settled with a one game showdown that will happen either at 4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.



Wolves lose to Clinton at home

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves came up on the short end of an exciting back-and-forth hockey game Saturday night in the village.

Dylan Sayle hunts for a loose puck during Ripley's Saturday night game against the Clinton Radars in WOAA Senior AA hockey action. (Josh Howald photo)


The defending Sr. AA North Division champion Clinton Radars visited the Wolves on Meet the Wolves night, which was fitting since it was the first meeting between Clinton and Ripley in several years. There was no shortage of firepower as the clubs battled it out with some wide-open hockey. In the end, the Radars came back from a 4-3 deficit at the second intermission to take this one 6-4.

Important points for Bulldogs

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs pulled out two big wins over important rivals over the weekend.

Kincardine scored three goals in the third period to take a 4-2 win over the Mount Forest Patriots Friday night at home. Then on Saturday, the won a 2-1 decision in Hanover at the P&H Centre to improve to 9-7-1 on the season. That puts the Bulldogs in third place, five points ahead of the fourth place Barons but nine points back of league leaders Walkerton and Mitchell.

Peewee C girls edge out Grey Highlands

By Josh Howald

Eva Snobelen jumped all over an opportunity Sunday afternoon at the Tiverton Arena.

Eva Snobelen scores the game winning goal on a third period breakaway Sunday afternoon at the Tiverton Community Centre. It was the only goal in a 1-0 victory for the peeweee C Kinucks. (Josh Howald photo)


Snobelen buried a breakaway chance with less than three minutes remaining to lift her Kincardine peewee C Kinucks to a 1-0 win over Grey-Highlands in girls hockey action.

Her goal snapped a scoreless tie and helped the Kinucks improve its season record to 3-5-1.

Net gains

This new net was being guarded Friday night at the high school at the Kincardine Minor Soccer Association's drop-in futsal for youths between the ages of 6 and 14. Minor soccer donated a pair of new nets, worth more than $3,000, to the high school. For the full story on the donation, as well as the soccer action, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine rinks lose curling openers

Major League Curling in Kincardine Sunday

By Josh Howald

Both Kincardine rinks were defeated on opening night for the Brokerlink Insurance Grey-Bruce Major Curling League last Wednesday night in Hanover.

Craig Milburn's Penetangear rink  was edged out by Wade Walsh's Cooke Distributing rink 5-4. Also at the Hanover Curling Club, Les Shane and his BDO Canada team were doubled up 6-3 by Steve Gregg's Merit Insurance rink.

One other game was played last Wednesday in Hanover. Al Hutchinson dumped Mike Hamer 7-2 in that one. Don Bartley and Jeff Thomson rescheduled their opening night match-up.

Who will win the election in the United States?

Donald Trump
63% (12 votes)
Hilary Clinton
26% (5 votes)
Jill Stein
11% (2 votes)
Total votes: 19

Trick or treat

More than 400 children converged on downtown Kincardine Saturday to take part in the BIA Spooktacular. From left are Lennon McIntyre, 3, Maggie Rowe, 7, Colden Dalton, 5, Oliver McIntyre, 7 and Owen Dalton, 3, who were picking up treats at West Shore. (Barb McKay photo)