March 2017

 Novices eliminate Listowel

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Home Hardware novices are one of three teams remaining in the hunt for a WOAA championship.

Brody Lyndon escapes a Listowel defender Thursday evening in Tiverton during Game 4 of the novice series between Kincardine and Listowel. (Josh Howald photo)


The novice Kinucks eliminated Listowel Thursday evening in Tiverton during Game 4 of a best-of-five series. Kincardine won Game 1 of the series at home 2-0 but dropped Game 2 on the road 2-1. The novices shut out Listowel 4-0 in Game 3 in Listowel, and had a chance to wrap things up Thursday.

 Ripley atoms down 2-0

By Josh Howald

The Ripley atom Wolves are in a bit of a hole in an OMHA DD-D semi-final series against West Lorne.

The Ripley atom Wolves drew a big crowd to the Ripley-Huron Community Complex Saturday afternoon for Game 1 of their series against West Lorne. (Josh Howald photo)


Ripley hung tight with West Lorne in Game 1 Saturday afternoon in Ripley, but were blown out in Game 2 Sunday in West Lorne.

The atoms now must win to stay alive in Game 3 of this series Friday night in Ripley at 7 p.m. If Ripley can take Game 3, they will have to travel back to West Lorne on Saturday for Game 4.

 Atoms come home with 2-0 lead

Game 3 Friday night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks could punch their ticket to the All-Ontario finals Friday night on home ice.

The atoms were in Parry Sound on the weekend for Games 1 and 2 of the OMHA atom B semi-finals and came out on the right end of a couple of close games.

Saturday, the atom Kinucks skated to a 3-1 win in the series opener. Sunday afternoon, the atoms won Game 2 of this best-of-five series by a 3-2 score. That means with a win in Game 3, the Kinucks would advance to the OMHA finals.

Game 3 will be played at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine Friday at 7 p.m. Should Parry Sound win Game 3 to stay alive, Game 4 would be played Saturday, also in Kincardine, at 2 p.m. If a fifth game becomes necessary, it is scheduled to be played Sunday back in Parry Sound.

Skate gala

Mikaela Hackett dazzles at Friday night's gala performance by the Kincardine Skating Club at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

Undefeated Knights cruise into final

The Kincardine District Secondary School Knights have to be considered the favourite to win a Bluewater Athletic Association girls hockey championship.

KDSS absolutely hammered the Sacred Heart High School Crusaders on Friday in a BAA semi-final playoff game at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Kincardine clinched a spot in the league final with the 9-1 pasting Friday afternoon.

The Knights remain undefeated in BAA regular season and playoff action. KDSS finished first overall with a 5-0 record and received a bye through the quarter-final round and into the semis.

The other semi-final game had yet to have been played. It will feature St. Mary's High School and Grey Highlands Secondary School and be played in Owen Sound today (Wednesday). The winner of that game will draw the Knights in the BAA final.

The date for the BAA final has yet to be determined, but could be played tomorrow or Friday.

- Josh Howald

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Steve Jurkiewicz of Kincardine passed away, with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the age of 79.


Steve was born in Gdynia, Poland, on Oct. 15, 1937.  After the Second World War, he rejoined his parents Waclaw and Irena Jurkiewicz in England, where he completed high school in Lilford. It was there that he met his future wife, Bozena.


Steve obtained his engineering degree at London University, UK, and worked for Esso Research in Oxford.  Deciding to seek his fortune, he emigrated to Canada in 1965, first living in Arvida, Quebec, and later moving to Kincardine to work at Ontario Hydro.


Need consistent customer service


Is it any wonder that locals do not support some businesses in town considering how they are treated by them? Any business, whether old or new, exists to be of service to customers at any time of the year. Why else would they be open?


I will be the first to recognize excellent customer service and to congratulate those people with a winning nomination in various categories, but I will also be aware of poor business practices.


Kincardine needs consistency - whether the tourists are around or not and whether big clients are around or not. The individual (whether a senior, teen or child) needs to be recognized all year by the businesses as these people are the bread and butter of their existence.


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