March 2017

 Atoms win OMHA championship

Host Hanover tonight for Game 2 of WOAA finals

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire Kinucks are OMHA atom B champions.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atoms celebrate a Game 3 victory Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The atoms clinched an All-Ontario in Petrolia with a Game 4 win Sunday afternoon.

Brandon Bishop scored twice for Kincardine in a 4-3 win. Aiden Renaud scored Kincardine's third goal, and Nolan Janes buried the game-winner late in the third period.


 Midgets down a pair to Mooretown

Game 3 Friday night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks came home from Mooretown empty-handed.

Jake Fair blasts a shot on goal during the OMHA semi-finals against Parry Sound. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The midgets dropped Games 1 and 2 of the OMHA midget B All-Ontario finals Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon on the road. So now, it will be win or else starting at 8 p.m. Friday night at the Davidson Centre.


Patriots upset Walkerton

By Josh Howald

For the first time since 1996, the Mount Forest Patriots have won a league playoff championship.

Mount Forest goaltender Max Oullette celebrates one of two empty net goals his team scored in Game 7 Saturday night in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Mount Forest claimed the first ever Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division, formerly known as the Western Junior C League, championship Saturday night in Walkerton.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

HENRIETTE “BEBE” BOOMER

 

Henriette “Bébé” Tellier Boomer passed away on March 18, 2017, in Kincardine.

 

She was born on Nov. 29, 1924, in Windsor, Ontario.

 

Survived by her sister L. Rita Tellier (Percy) Brydges of Ottawa; nephews Guy (Val) Tellier of Elora, Glenn (Gay Tellier) Roshier of Georgetown, Denis (Sandy) of Georgetown, and Marc (Betsy) Tellier of Georgetown; nieces Colette Tellier (Eric) Stoof of Penticton, B.C., Laura Brydges (Richard White) of Ottawa and Adele Brydges (John) Kaminski of Kincardine, and their families; as well as by grandnephews Neil (Lianne Morris) Kaminski of Arthur and their boys, Evan and Owen; and Keith (Lisa Johnston) Kaminski of Kincardine and their boys, Ethan, Dylan, Kian.

 


Kincardine rocks

Now that spring is here, all of us in Kincardine can look forward to another year of extravagances in this town.

To start, everybody should be venturing down to the lakeshore north of the pier to see where our tax dollars were blown this year - the most expensive solution to a hundred metres of erosion around. Well there isn’t much to see. Somebody in town directed the contractor to bury (hide) it all under a few inches of sand.

That’s okay. A few windy days and Mother Nature will blow the sand off, exposing the $300,000 pile of rocks. With the receding lake levels the rocks will be around to see for many years.

To rub it in, there’s the 2017 tax bill with an eight per cent increase to pay for it all; one of the highest increases in the country. To rub it in even more, there are 100 recently-installed, big, white fans around Armow also contributing to additional taxes in the town coffers.


Should Kincardine spend or save the Armow windfall?

Spend
49% (18 votes)
Save
51% (19 votes)
Total votes: 37

W5 in town to debate DGR

Lloyd Robertson chats with the crowd at the Kincardine Branch #183 of the Royal Canadian Legion. W5 wanted to hear both sides of the argument in regards to Ontario Power Generation's Deep Geological Repository. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition (Josh Howaldl photo)


 Council turns down south end Kerr development, again

By Barb McKay

For the third time, a planning application for a multi-unit housing development at the corner of Kincardine Avenue and Fraser Drive has failed to pass muster.

Once again, the Municipality of Kincardine council turned down an application from developer Tom Kerr to add units to a development in progress at the edge of the Willow West subdivision, where two semi-detached homes are currently under construction. Kerr was back in front of council during its planning meeting last Wednesday with a planning application that is on its third revision.


 Charges in Highway 21 crash

A 21-year-old female from Huron-Kinloss is facing several charges following a crash involving a snow plow at the intersection of Highway 21 and Bruce County Road 6 in Huron Twp. on March 11.

South-Bruce OPP officers arrived on the scene just before 10 a.m. to find a silver Honda Civic had collided with a yellow Western snow plow. The driver of the Civic was found to have been drinking.

The woman was charged with operation over 80mgs, disobeying a stop sign and driving with an obstructed window. She is scheduled to appear in court April 5 to answer to the charges.

No injuries were reported.


Kincardine Youth Council ready to get down to business

By Barb McKay

Kincardine’s new youth council members are already brainstorming ways to improve the community for their peers.

Kincardine's Youth Council, back row left, Kristen Jackson, Kate Voskamp and Autumn Lake. Front row, left, Brooklyn Lampi, Justin Noakes and Andrew McKay. (Barb McKay photo)

 

The council held its inaugural meeting last Monday evening with seven members ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. The youth council is an initiative of Kincardine Youth Waves as part of its goal to make the municipality more youth friendly.

Kincardine’s deputy mayor, Jacqueline Faubert, who has been an active member of the Youth Waves committee for the past two years, led last week’s meeting and explained the objectives of the council.