April 2017

Are you watching the Blue Jays or the Stanley Cup playoffs?

Blue Jays
12% (5 votes)
Stanley Cup playoffs
26% (11 votes)
Both
36% (15 votes)
Neither
26% (11 votes)
Total votes: 42

Have you filed your taxes yet?

Yes
68% (19 votes)
No
32% (9 votes)
Total votes: 28

Winning team

Roberto Alomar, centre, draws the names of Bruce Power employees who donated to the United Way of Bruce Grey. They would win prizes at the Untied Way Campaign Launch last Tuesday at Bruce Power. The company aims to raise $1.6 million for the local United Way over the next three years. Also pictured is president and CEO Mike Rencheck, left, United Way executive director Francesa Dobyn and board chair Nick Lovell. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


 Free Wi-Fi now in downtown Kincardine

By Barb McKay

Free Wi-Fi service is now available in downtown Kincardine.

Bruce Telecom made the announcement last Tuesday during a celebration at the Bruce Steakhouse alongside its partners in the venture – the Kincardine BIA and Municipality of Kincardine.

“Bringing a solution to the market is something that has been talked about for a while,” said Bruce Telecom CEO Bart Cameron. “The work that is being done by the BIA, the municipality and the Community Economic Development Committee – this is a part of that.”

Kincardine BIA downtown development manager Rick Clarke said the initiative to bring free Wi-Fi service to the downtown core began back in 2011.


 Plans for four-bed hospice in the works for Kincardine

Hospice would be satellite of Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce

By Barb McKay

A proposal to bring residential hospice beds to Bruce County has been endorsed by a committee overseeing a process to increase access to hospice care in southwestern Ontario.

The plan would see four beds in Kincardine as a satellite location for the Residential Hospice of Grey-Bruce in Owen Sound, which is currently the closest hospice to Kincardine. Another four beds would be located in either Walkerton or Hanover. Which site would be developed first has yet to be determined.


 Waiting game for decision on Kincardine hospital redevelopment

By Barb McKay

A building condition assessment for the Kincardine hospital has been accepted by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, meaning it is only a matter of time before the province decides whether the hospital redevelopment project will go ahead.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) President and CEO Paul Rosebush passed on the news to the Municipality of Kincardine council during its meeting Wednesday that the health ministry requires no further information regarding the proposal before it makes its determination.

“It may not seem like a lot, but it is a lot,” Rosebush said of a letter he received from the ministry’s capital planning team last month. “It means they require nothing else from us. We were thrilled to get it because it means we are queued up for a decision.”


Guitar, snowboard stolen

Police are investigating a report of theft from a residence in the 600 block of Hunter St., Kincardine.

Sometime between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., April 1, a DWD MAET snowboard and a "Drifter" guitar were taken. The snowboard has a cigarette butt graphic on the face and neon yellow bindings. The guitar has a large sticker bearing a white symbol on the face. The value of the stolen property is estimated to be more than $700.


Plenty of pickleballers

The inaugural Kincardine pickleball tournament can certainly be considered a success.

Things were tense in the B final last Wednesday in the hall at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

 

A total of 24 doubles teams took part in the two-day event, whcih came to a conclusion last Tuesday afternoon with some exciting pickleball action in the Daivdson Centre hall. The tournament was held on consecutive Wednesdays.

When all the dust had settled, the team of Paul Hamann and Steve Baulch came out as the A Division champions. They swept Les Booth and Linda MacTavish 2-0 in the championship final. The B final, pictured above, saw Terry VanGaver and Don Brisson win a third and deciding match.


Walkerton wins indoor soccer event

A Walkerton team captured the second annual Kincardine Adult Soccer Association Co-Ed Indoor Soccer Tournament April 1.

The second annual KASA Indoor Co-Ed champions. (submitted photo)

 


 Listowel wins Cherrey Cup

But both Skinners get to play for Sutherland Cup

By Josh Howald

Well only one could win the Cherrey Cup this season, Kincardine brothers Ethan and Danny Skinner will both play for a Sutherland Cup championship.

Danny's Listowel Cyclones defeated Ethan's Elmira SugarKings 3-0 in Game 6 of the Cherrey Cup finals Sunday night in Elmira to win the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League's Midwestern Conference championship.