February 2017

CWOSSA berths for hoops teams

By Josh Howald

There may have been no championships for the Kincardine District Secondary School boys basketball teams, but there are CWOSSA berths.

Both the junior and senior KDSS teams will be in Kitchener this week for the CWOSSA A basketball championship tournament, hosted by Rockway Collegiate.


Novices split with Listowel

Wyatt Sheppard of the Kincardine Home Hardware novice Kinucks clears the puck out of Nathan Bishop's crease Saturday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. For the full stoy, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


 Wolves bow out in Game 5

The season is over for the Ripley Wolves.

The Petrolia Squires eliminated the Wolves with a 6-4 victory in Game 5 of the opening round WOAA Senior AA series at home on Saturday. Petrolia will now take on the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks in a semi-final series. The other semi-final will feature Clinton and Tillsonburg.

In Game 5, Petrolia took a 2-0 lead before the game was two minutes old. But the Wolves scored three times to take a 3-2 lead to the first intermission. Cody Britton, Dan Nicoloff and Brian Stanley had the Ripley goals. Petrolia took a 4-3 lead with two second period goals. Matt Mah tied the game with a power play goal early in the third period, but the Squires answered shortly after and sealed the game with an empty net goal with 24 seconds remaining.


Bantams burned on the road

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantams watched a 2-1 series lead vanish on the weekend.

The bantams were edged out twice in Penetang on the weekend and have been eliminated from the OMHA playdowns. Penetang will move on to the OMHA semi-finals to take on Ennismore.

It was a disappointing finish for the Kinucks. Kincardine appeared to be in control of this series after a dominant 7-3 win in Game 3 in Kincardine last weekend. But Saturday afternoon they lost a 2-1 decision in Penetang, which forced a rubber match Sunday afternoon.

Game 5 was one to forget for the bantams. Kincardine couldn't muster up any offence at all, and came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 decision.

Ingersoll and Lambeth are playing in the other OMHA bantam B semi-final series.


Waterfront

To the Editor:

I am writing to offer my perspective on recent and continuing concerns raised by Shirley Wright as regards the North Beach Erosion Protection project. In the spirit of full disclosure, I wish to advise that I own the property at 177 Harbour Street, immediately adjacent to the north pier. My family and I have had a long relationship with the property, beach and lake, having lived here since 1911.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DORIS McKELLAR

Doris Annette McKellar (née Anderson) of Kincardine passed away peacefully, with her beloved Bob at her side, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in her 83rd year.

 

Family was always at the centre of her life and she is remembered with great love by children Deborah (Gary Kenny), Joan (Albert Bertholet), Patti (Daniel McKillip), John, and Jennifer (Jeff Picard); by grandchildren Andrew, Ledah, Rhonda, Darlene, Kara, Braden, Mary and Jori; and by great-grandchildren Kayla, Riley and Owen.

 

Sadly missed by her brother Guy Anderson (Gail), brother-in-law Graham MacDonald, sister-in-law Elouise Anderson, and a host of nieces and nephews.


Should Kincardine have a landmark named after Charles Mann?

Yes
85% (46 votes)
No
15% (8 votes)
Total votes: 54

Winter beach work

The Macpherson Park Shoreline Stabalization Project is underway at the beach on the north side of the harbour. The municipal project is drawing mixed reviews from the public. (Josh Howald photo)


 Extensive medical clinic renos to accommodate new doctors

Announcement regarding another new doctor expected next month

By Barb McKay

The final cost of renovations to the Hawthorne Medical Clinic has yet to be determined, but the project is included in this year’s municipal budget.

During last Monday’s Municipality of Kincardine budget meeting councillors questioned proposed big spending on the medical clinic and learned that the extensive work is being done to accommodate the influx of new physicians. Originally, upgrades to examining rooms and renovations to the administrative space were budgeted at $200,000. However, during a budget meeting in January a much higher figure – $600,000 – was presented.


 Kincardine budget finalized with 7.28 per cent tax rate increase

Council looks to form committee to create plan to fund community projects

By Barb McKay

Municipality of Kincardine residents will see an increase of 7.28 per cent on the municipal portion of their tax bill this year, due mainly to the cost of arbitration resulting from the failed sale of Bruce Telecom to Eastlink.

Together with county and education taxes, the blended tax rate increase for 2017 is 3.7 per cent, which amounts to an increase of $103 on the tax bill for residents with an average property value of $244,000.

According to Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie, who addressed that tax rate increase during last Monday’s final municipal budget meeting, less than one per cent of the increase is due to operating expenditures and 2.7 per cent for capital costs. The remainder comes from legal costs associated with the arbitration from the aborted sale of Bruce Telecom – expected to total $625,000.