January 2017

Several charges from Festive RIDE campaign

More than 600 people were charged with impaired driving during the seven-week Festive RIDE campaign held province wide by the OPP.

Of the 610 impaired driving charges laid over that period, three of them were locally, handed out by the South-Bruce OPP. The Huron County OPP, meanwhile, laid eight of those impaired driving charges. The South-Bruce OPP served another nine warn range suspensions during the Festive RIDE campaign. A total of 388 people, province wide, were served with these suspensions.

Provincially, the OPP conducted more than 7,300 RIDE checkpoints during the campaign, which ran from Nov. 21, 2016 to Jan. 7, 2017.

OPP Drug Recognition Evaluators (DRE) also took part and laid drug-impaired driving charges to 22 of the 610 impaired drivers. Police claim that DREs have the tools and expertise to test and detect drug impairment in drivers from a Drug Evaluation and Classification Program.

Ice day out there

A bulldozer does some work on the shoreline Friday west of Goderich St. in Kincardine. A wall of ice, meanwhile, helps protect the shore from the winter elements. (Josh Howald photo)

 Snowshoe walk Saturday at Stoney Island

Dust off your snowshoes because the Kincardine Cross Country Ski Club is holding its annual snowshoe walk this weekend.

The snowshoe walk will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at Stoney Island Conservation Area, five kilometres north of Kincardine on Bruce Road 23. This is a free community event open to everyone and is sponsored by PenetangearActive and Outdoor Clothing.

Participants can choose between a shorter one mile walk and a longer two mile walk that uses the amazing ‘big root trail’. Afterwards, refreshments will be available in the heated club hut.

Three inducted into Wolves Wall of Fame

By Pauline Kerr

Ripley fans were treated to some Tyke hockey action between the first and second periods of the game Sunday - a great concept that gets parents and youngsters out to the game.

The Wolves added three people to the Wall of Fame Sunday afternoon. President Kevin Taylor, left, with inductees Mike Smith, Dave Quinn and Jeremy McQuillin and general manager Mark Smith. (Pauline Kerr photo)


Time to complete Bruce Avenue soccer fields, say users

By Barb McKay

Soccer in Kincardine is growing but the facilities are not keeping pace, according to the minor soccer executive.

Novices lose in OT final

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Home Hardware novices came up one goal shy of a tournament title Saturday in Ayton.

Jack Ellliott fires the game-winning goal in the semi-final of the West Grey Novice tournament in Ayton on Saturday. (Josh Howald photo)


Back-to-back wins for Wolves on the weekend

By Pauline Kerr

The Ripley Wolves claimed a pair of big wins on the weekend, defeating the Elora Rocks 8-5 Saturday night and following that Sunday by treating hometown fans to a close and exciting 4-2 victory over the Mapleton Minto 81s.

Devin Kemp dumps the puck during Sunday's Ripley win over the 81's. (Pauline Kerr photo)


Knights sweep Cougars, Riverhawks

By Josh Howald

Call it playing to the crowd.

Cassidy Murray-Collins hits during Kincardine's match against Chesley last week at KDSS. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine District Secondary School girls volleyball team swept both Chesley District Community School and Walkerton District Community School on Thursday in front of a full gymnasium in Kincardine.

 Three points from three weekend games

Playoffs quickly approaching for Bulldogs

By Josh Howald

With three games left in the Provincial Junior Hockey League's regular season, the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs have eyes on third place.

That would give them a first round date with the sixth place Wingham Ironmen in the opening round of the Pollock Division playoffs. If the 'Dogs end up in fourth - where they currently sit after going 1-1-0-1 on the weekend - they will meet the Mount Forest Patriots or the Hanover Barons in the first round.

To finish third, the 'Dogs will have to win all three of the games they have left, and the Barons must win no more than two of their remaining five. Hanover and Kincardine are currently tied for third in points with 32 apiece, but the Barons have five games left to play. It makes the final game of the regular season - a Jan. 27 contest in Hanover - absolutely huge.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Marjorie Mary Pearl Bailey (née Parkinson) of Kincardine passed away at her home on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in her 76th year.

Survived by her brothers Glen (Vivian) Parkinson of Guelph and Ron (Judy) Parkinson of Kingston.