December 2016

KCS puts new twist on classic

THe Kincardine Community Singers rehearse last week for concerts on Dec. 10 and 11. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Twolan acclaimed warden for third term

Mitch Twolan has been acclaimed warden of Bruce County for 2017.

The Huron-Kinloss mayor will serve a third consecutive term as warden after he was the only mayor to put his name forward for the role during last Thursday’s county council meeting. He is the only mayor in Bruce County to serve three concurrent terms in 135 years.


Break-in on Scott St.

More than $2,000 worth of property was stolen in a break-in at a Scott St. residence in Kincardine.

Sometime between noon on Nov. 24 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 4, the residence in the 600 block of Scott St. was forcibly entered. The list of property taken from the home includes a silver Tag Heur wrist watch, two external hard drives, a silver USB hub, a quantity of change and a quantity of liquor. Police pegged the estimated value of the stolen property at $2,000.


Knights defeat rival Crusaders at home

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team defeated the rival Sacred Heart High School Crusaders Friday afternoon in a fast-paced, entertaining hockey game at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Tanner Reid is knocked off his feet by a Sacred Heart forward Friday in BAA boys hockey action at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Bulldogs beat Mitchell again

By Josh Howald

Payton Dunlop scored in overtime Sunday night to give the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs a 2-1 win over the Mitchell Hawks.

With the teams playing 3-on-3 in overtime, Dunlop took a pass from Tyler Fregona and unloaded a bomb in the slot that cleanly beat Graeme Laueresen in the Mitchell net and snapped a 1-1 tie.


Shane ends regular season with win

Les Shane’s BDO Canada rink closed out the Brokerlink Insurance Grey-Bruce Major Curling League regular season with a 4-3 win over Mike Hamer.

Les Shane and his BDO Canada rink will open the playoffs tonight in Hanover. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The result positioned Shane's rink into a share of fifth place in the standings with Steve Gregg's Merit Insurance rink. Both teams finished with a 3-4 record. They will both compete in the B Division playoffs, set to begin tonight (Wednesday) at the Hanover Curling Club.


Wolves beat Thundercats at home

A hat trick by Drew Davidson and 54 saves from Kurt Edwards led the Ripley Wolves to a 7-4 win over Durham Saturday night in WOAA Senior AA hockey action.

Davidson had three goals and an assist for the Wolves, who improved to 5-6-1 on the season. He and Jordan Turcotte had first period goals for Ripley, who debuted their new white home sweaters for the home crowd Saturday. David Leblanc and Randy Cox replied for the T-Cats and the game was even at 2-2 at the first intermission. Cox's goal was a power play goal. Cody Britton and Brian Stanley set up Davidson's goal, while Ryan Armstrong and Shawn Stewart had the helpers on Turcotte's goal.


Ripley girls win OSDSS tournament

The Ripley-Huron Community School Ravens girls volleyball team came home from the OSDSS elementary school girls volleyball tournament in Owen Sound Saturday as champions.

The Ravens opened the day with a two-game sweep of Bruce Peninsula. The first set was a tight 25-22 win, but Ripley cruised to a 25-8 win in the second.


Should support refugees

No disrespect Mr. Pollock, but I checked around among my senior friends and I found nobody gets more than $6,000 gross per year on their OAS. I always thought that we are all were getting the same amount.

Most of us have no idea what kind of support is given to the people who come here, escaping war torn countries.

In our case,we came here in 1967. My husband escaped from a communist country. I am from a free one. We went to Humber College to learn basic English, which was paid for by the government.We also received a small amount in support to pay for food and a room for a very short period - of course, there were jobs available.

When the government, private people or communities agree to bring people into this country, they have to also agree to support them for a while until the can look after themselves. I don't think that there would be an overwhelming number of seniors, but what do I know!

Sincerely, Helga Szekely


Should support refugees

No disrespect Mr. Pollock, but I checked around among my senior friends and I found nobody gets more than $6,000 gross per year on their OAS. I always thought that we are all were getting the same amount.

Most of us have no idea what kind of support is given to the people who come here, escaping war torn countries.

In our case,we came here in 1967. My husband escaped from a communist country. I am from a free one. We went to Humber College to learn basic English, which was paid for by the government.We also received a small amount in support to pay for food and a room for a very short period - of course, there were jobs available.

When the government, private people or communities agree to bring people into this country, they have to also agree to support them for a while until the can look after themselves. I don't think that there would be an overwhelming number of seniors, but what do I know!

Sincerely, Helga Szekely