February 2017

 Province to provide $100 million in grants for natural gas projects

By Barb McKay

Significantly more subsidies will be available to municipalities in rural and northern Ontario looking to bring in natural gas service.

The Ontario government announced last week that it will now provide $100 million in grants to extend natural gas to communities that are not yet serviced. Previously, the government had announced a program that would provide $30 million in grants and $200 million in loans for natural gas expansion, and it is not yet clear if the additional grants are new funding or if funding has shifted from the loan program.

 ‘Kitchen table offer’ for Paisley fire service accepted

New agreement includes flat fee for service, no capital costs

By Barb McKay

Residents of the Municipality of Kincardine’s northeast end will continue to receive fire services from Paisley.

It is an issue that divided council virtually in half. In a vote of five to four, the Municipality of Kincardine council agreed during its meeting last Wednesday to accept a new offer from the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie to receive fire services from the Paisley Fire Department. Paisley has been providing automatic aid to the Underwood area since 2005 and a five-year agreement expired in 2015.

Comeback in Ripley

Wolves battle back from five-goal hole in the third period of Game 2

By Pauline Kerr

Talk about a comeback!

Ripley celebrates Cody Britton's game-winning goal with four seconds left Saturday night in Ripley. The goal capped off an amazing third period comeback by the Wolves. (Pauline Kerr photo)


The playoff game between the Ripley Wolves and Petrolia Squires Saturday night was one for the history books. Game 1 had been played in Petrolia the previous weekend and had ended in a demoralizing 9-4 loss for the Wolves. It looked as if Game 2 was going the same way. The score was 6-1 at the end of the second period, with Drew Davidson scoring the only goal for the Wolves, Dan Nicoloff and Jordan Turcotte getting the assists.

Silver sticks

Elle Cottrill of the Kincardine Armow Wind peewee AE girls battles it out behind the net wiht a Mount Forest player during Silver Stick action Friday in Tiverton. Mount Forest won this game, and the Silver Stick title. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent, (Josh Howald photo)

 Bulldogs trail Barons 2-1

Game 5 in Kincardine Saturday night

By Josh Howald

So much for home ice advantage.

Mike Fiegehen and Hanover's Kyle Borth work along the boards in Game 1 of the opening round series between Kincardine and Hanover Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Pauline Kerr photo)


The road team has won all three games and the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs trail the Hanover Barons 2-1 in the opening round of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division playoffs.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017



Gordon Edward Chafe, of Kincardine, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in his 81st year.


Beloved husband of the late Rose Ann Chafe (née Lennon).


Dear father of Carol (Albert) Cayer of Burlington and Elizabeth Chafe of Toronto.


Remembered by his sister-in-law Jean Chafe.


Missed by his grandchildren Andrea Cayer, Nicole (Brandon) Young and Sheena Cayer (Nate McIver).


Predeceased by his brothers Cyril (Sue) Chafe, Reg Chafe and his sisters Phyllis and Doris Chafe and Vina (Jim) Sulley.


Who will win the PJHL playoff series between Kincardine and Hanover?

Kincardine Bulldogs
55% (16 votes)
Hanover Barons
45% (13 votes)
Total votes: 29

Vigil Friday night

A vigil in solidarity with Muslim families in Huron-Bruce, and in memory of those lost in Quebec City will be held Friday evening in front of the Kincardine Islamic Centre.

The vigil will begin at 7 p.m. The Islamic Centre is at the corner of Broadway and Queen, across the road from the downtown Tim Horton's location.

Ice breaker

The ice in the channel at Kincardine harbour gets busted up Monday morning. January-appropriate weather has returned after a week of rain and warm temperatures that gave us a false taste of spring. (Josh Howald photo)


A Mann to remember

Kincardine loses war hero, former mayor

By Josh Howald

The flag at the Canadian Royal Legion Branch #183 flew at half mast Monday to honour one of Kincardine's most decorated - and beloved - citizens.

Charlie Mann in the early 1980s. (Independent file photo)


Charles Mann died Saturday. He was 94.

Mann was a member of the legendary Devil's Brigade during the Second World War. He was born and raised in Port Hope and began a military stint in 1940. In 1942, he volunteered for the First Special Service Force.