January 2017

 Curling semi-finals Sunday

The Brokerlink Grey-Bruce Major Curling League semi-finals are set to be played Sunday, Jan. 8.

Jeff Thomson and Don Bartley advanced directly to the semi-finals based on their 1-2 finish in round one of the playoffs. The opposition will be determined tonight (Wednesday) in Tara. Al Hutchison, Wade Walsh, Steve Gregg and Mike Hamer will meet in quarter-final action tonight in Tara beginning at 8 p.m. Hutchison will take on Hamer, while Walsh will face Gregg's rink.

The winning teams will advance to Sunday's semi-finals in Hanover at 10 a.m.

The championship final will also be held on Sunday in Hanover. The final will begin at 1:30 p.m., with a one-game showdown to determine a 2017 Major Curling League champion.

Two local rinks, Les Shane's BDO Canada team and Craig Milburn's Penetangear rink were both eliminated from the postseason after the first round of the playoffs.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Michael “Mike” James Brown of Kincardine passed away peacefully with family by his side at the London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at the age of 68.


Mike was a kind and gentle man who was passionate about the love for his children, grandchildren, family and friends. The love for his dogs was evident to all; he connected with them in a way that was truly amazing, and they equally loved him back.


Mike had a way of always seeing what was right or wrong in a very clear and passionate way, and it is how he dealt with everything in life.


 Make the best of the new year

And now we have 2017! What will the year bring to us all? It will be what will be, and we have to make the best of it.

But I want to thank the people of Kincardine who make our lives easier, such as the garbage collectors, snow plow operators, etc. What a great job they are all doing. The postman often brings parcels right to our door and the merchants try hard to make their display windows beautiful.

Thanks also to the dentists, doctors and nurses. Is it not great that we have a hospital and clinic? I am sure there are many more people who I want to thank, including the newspapers and whoever I forgot to mention.

The people of Kincardine do support them all and don't shop always online.

This year stop fiddling with the computer so much. Read a book, have meaningful conversations, listen to music and don't forget to exercise. I am happy living in Kincardine. Happy New Year!

Brigitte Bellstedt

Did you make a New Year's resolution?

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