January 2017

2017 a ‘pivotal year’ for Municipality of Kincardine

By Barb McKay

This year is emerging as a monumentally important one for the Municipality of Kincardine; one that could determine its economic future.

Mayor Anne Eadie. (Barb McKay photo)


While much of 2016 was spent laying the ground work for significant projects in the municipality, and the surrounding region, 2017 is when local decision-makers expect to learn if those projects will proceed.


Royal Canadian Legion Zone Commander Eric Ross addressed the crowd assembled early Sunday afternoon at the New Year's Day levee at Branch #183 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine residents named Remarkable Citizens of 2016

By Barb McKay

Four Kincardine residents will be honoured today by Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson as 2016 Remarkable Citizens.

Thompson announced that in total 19 individuals from across the riding will be honoured this evening during the annual New Year’s Levee event at the Teeswater Community Centre. This is the fifth year that Thompson has handed out the awards to individuals nominated by members of their communities.

“I am so thrilled to continue this tradition and to kick off the New Year by recognizing these individuals who have devoted so much of their time and energy to better our communities," she said in a media release. "The nominations that poured in this year were wonderful examples of the sense of community spirit that can be found throughout Huron-Bruce."

Wingham man killed passing plow

Attempting to pass a snow plow proved fatal for a 28-year-old Wingham man early Friday afternoon.

Huron County OPP, Huron County Paramedic Services and the North Huron Fire Department responded to a crash at about 12:30 p.m. Friday on County Road 4 near Morris Road.

Preliminary investigations by the West Region OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team determined a Chevrolet Cavalier was heading south when it entered into the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass a working snow plow. In the process of passing the plow, the Cavalier collided head on with a northbound GMC Sierra pick-up truck.

The driver and sole occupant of the Cavalier was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the man as Henry Newson, 28, of Wingham.

The two occupants of the Sierra, a 46-year-old male and a 15-year-old male from North Huron, were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. They were both released from hospital later the same day.


Irene Bradley marked her 104th birthday at Tiverton Park Manor Dec. 20 with family and friends. Municipality of Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie was also on hand to extend congrats. (Barb McKay photo)

 Police still need to ID victim

The Huron County OPP Crime Unit has a mystery on their hands and they hope somebody, somewhere can help them solve it.

It was Oct. 15 when the body of a man was discovered on the beach just north of Port Albert. Police still have yet to locate the man's next-of-kin.

Police said last week that despite a very thorough investigation, including an exhaustive search of all accessible databases, widespread media coverage and more than a hundred tips from the public, the identity of the man has yet to be confirmed.

The biggest break was when police learned a journalist in northern Ontario had captured photos of the victim near Espanola in September. It was further determined the victim was travelling from Alberta to Ontario. He identified himself to the journalist as Mitchell Nelson, 57. He indicated he was headed to the London area to visit family and friends, and also had relatives towards the Ottawa region.

Bulldogs dump Swiss 4-2

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs rose to the occasion last Wednesday night.

Kincardine jumped out to an early lead against the touring Swiss team, EHC Dubendorf/(Josh Howald photo)


In the first international hockey game played in Kincardine since 1998, the Bulldogs defeated Switzerland's EHC Dubendorf 4-2 in a fast-paced, hard hitting exhibition hockey game.

More than 750 filled the Davidson Centre to watch the first game of Dubendorf's six game exhibition tour against Provincial Junior Hockey League teams.

"It was an entertaining game, I thought we gave the crowd a good show," said Kincardine head coach Shawn Burrows.

Bantams lose in Silver Stick final

Peewees ousted in semi-final

By Josh Howald

A couple hundred hockey games later, the 30th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick is in the books.

Things weren't going well for the bantam Kinucks in the Silver Stick final. (Josh Howald photo)


"Everything went great," said convenor Tia Trudeau.

Hockey Knights tie SDSS

By Josh Howald

It would appear the Bluewater Athletic Association's South Division is pretty evenly matched.

KDSS couldn't take advantage of this scoring chance in the second period against Saugeen District. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team closed out 2016 with a 2-2 draw against Saugeen District Secondary School Dec. 23 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Wolves beat Lancers in shootout

Ripley bolsters roster as deadline approaches

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves just hung on to beat the rival Lucknow Lancers Saturday night in WOAA Senior AA hockey action.

The Wolves held 3-0 and 4-1 leads on the Lancers, but needed Cody Britton to score in a shootout to collect two points and the victory on home ice.

The Wolves welcomed two impact players to the line-up on Saturday as well. Playing their first games for Ripley were Matthew Mah and Brent Walton. Mah, a defenceman, captained the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs to a Western Junior C League championship last season, while Walton is just wrapping up a lengthy professional career, most of it overseas. He played Junior B in Elmira with Kincardine's Barret Ehgoetz before a four-year NCAA career at Western Michigan. He played in the AHL and the ECHL before heading to Europe.