April 2017

 Jake Owens to headline Music in the Fields

Festival to be held in Lucknow from Aug. 24-26

American award-winning country star Jake Owens has signed on as the Saturday night headliner for the 2017 Lucknow Music in the Fields.

Owens has released four chart topping albums with hit singles including Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Beachin’, The One That Got Away, Summer Jam (a collaboration with Florida Georgia Line) and American Country Love Song. He has toured with the likes of Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Little Big Town.

Owens will be joined Saturday night by Canadian Music Hall of Fame alum Tom Cochrane, with Red Rider. Cochrane is a legend on the Canadian music scene with eight Juno awards and numerous national honours, including being inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame and receiving the Order of Canada.

Canadian country singer-songwriter Tim Hicks will headline Friday’s concert. Hicks won the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Rising Star Award in 2014, and has received nine Juno and CCMA nominations.

Ford girls win LLFHL title

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Montgomery Ford midget girls are the best of the best.

The LLFHL midget B champions include, back row left, Don Martyn, Brad Humphrey, Carrie Charette, Lily Freiburger, Callie Martyn, Taylor Humphrey, Laura Fohkens, Rainor Kuz, Alice Thorpe, Payton McCormick and Abbey McCormick. Middle row, left, Madison McBride, Georgia Fields, Morgan Murray, Kailee Hewitt, Aylea Murray, Emma Twolan and Hailey Woods. Front row, left, Cassidy Priestap and Sophia Tomaini. Missing from the photos is Mary Lynn Young and Steve Dales. (submitted photo)


Hornets through to semi-finals

Mount Forest eliminated in Game 5

The Alliston Hornets are through to the Provincial Junior Hockey League Schmalz Cup semi-finals.

The Hornets disposed of the Mount Forest Patriots in Game 5 of the quarter-finals Friday night at home. The PJHL Pollock Division champs from Mount Forest staved off elimination with a Game 4 victory at home last Tuesday night.

Alliston will now face the Port Hope Panthers in the All-Ontario semi-finals. Port Hope is coming off a six-game series win over Lakefield.

The Hornets, best of the PJHL Carruthers Division, couldn't complete the four-game sweep of Mount Forest. After a dominating Game 3 performance, Alliston dropped the fourth game of this series thanks to a third period power play goal. Ostop Mostowy notched the game winner on a third period power Patriots power play. Mitch Betts added an insurance marker into an empty net. Michael Stefanelli and Alliston's Devon Gillham had traded first period goals.

Sibling rivalry for Cherrey Cup

The Elmira SugarKings took a 2-0 series lead on Listowel into Game 3 of the Cherrey Cup last night (Tuesday).

Elmira took Game 1 of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League's Midwestern Conference finals in Listowel in overtime Friday night. Jeff Jordan scored early in overtime to snap a 3-3 tie. Sunday afternoon in Elmira, Kincardine native Ethan Skinner set up Jake Brown for the game winning goal early in the third period. Brown had all three goals in Elmira's 3-2 win.

Game 3 of the series was played last night (Tuesday) in Listowel. Game 4 is tonight (Wednesday) in Elmira at 7:30 p.m. If necessary, Game 5 is Friday in Listowel at 7:30 p.m. Game 6 would be played Sunday in Elmira and if a seventh game is necessary it would be played Monday evening in Listowel.

Sheppy’s Girls win Ladies Division

Sheppy’s Girls won the Ladies Division at the 41st annual Kincardine Erie Belle OldStars hockey tournament recently at the Davidson Centre.

The Pine River Stars also won a Ladies Division.

The Men’s Divisions winners included the Tiverton Panter’s, the Goderich Deckhands, the Owen Sound 45s and the Cambridge Horndogz.

The Men’s Rec Division was captured by the Ripley Dirty Birds. They beat the Ripley Roosters in a close division final.

This year’s tournament was sponsored by the Erie Belle, SuperHeat FGH, Miller Insurance, Penetangear, Hair Connection, Beef Way, the Bruce Steakhouse, Boston Pizza, Home Hardware, Hawg’s Breath and Gilley’s Feedlot. The OldStars appreciate the support of all of their sponsors.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Thelma Irene (née Kennedy) Drennan of Kincardine passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Friday, March 31, 2017, in her 89th year.


Beloved wife of Doug Drennan.


 Budget falls short for Huron-Bruce

Once again, Justin Trudeau has hiked taxes on Canadian families and small businesses. Budget 2017 also confirms that the prime minister broke his campaign promise to keep deficit spending under control and balance the budget by 2019. Instead, he wants to borrow billions more.

Budget 2017 includes tax hikes for beer and wine, childcare, small business owners (including farmers, fishers, doctors, lawyers, accountants), donated medicines, oil and gas companies and tourism. This is in addition to ending tax breaks for children’s arts and sports lessons.

There is nothing in this Liberal budget that puts more money in the pockets of hardworking Canadian families. Instead it has higher taxes and more debt that will have to be paid off by future generations.

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