October 2017

Did you spend any time at the beach Thanksgiving weekend?

23% (7 votes)
77% (23 votes)
Total votes: 30

Parading through Ripley

Brett McDonell was one of several youngsters to take part in the Ripley Fall Fair parade Saturday morning. A huge crowd turned out to watch the parade. For a full page of photos from this year's Ripley Fall Fair, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kicnardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

News on Kincardine’s hospital redevelopment project expected this week

By Barb McKay

An announcement is expected today (Wednesday) on Kincardine’s hospital redevelopment project.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) President and CEO Paul Rosebush said an update on the project will be made this evening during the health centre’s board of directors meeting at the Chesley hospital.

OMB decision pending on Willow West housing development

By Barb McKay

A decision is in the hands of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to determine if a housing development on the edge of the Willow West subdivision is appropriate for that neighbourhood.

Car recovered in lagoon

Police were conducting a RIDE checkpoint in Ripley at 2 a.m., Sept. 25, when a grey Toyota Corolla drove past.

The vehicle went east along Park St., and officers located it in a lagoon beyond the east end of Park St. in Ripley. Through investigation, officers determined the car had been reported stolen.

Saturday is Hockey Day in Kincardine

This Saturday is Hockey Day in Kincardine.

A full schedule of games has been planned at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The day will kick off at 9 a.m. with a game between the novice Home Hardware Kinucks and Saugeen Shores. Each minor hockey game Saturday will be between Kincardine and Saugeen Shores. The novice game will be followed by games from  novice houseleague, novice girls houseleague, peewee girls rep, atom rep, atom girls rep, peewee rep, peewee girls houseleague, atom local league, peewee girls rep, midget girls rep, peewee local league, bantam girls rep, bantam lcoal league and mdiget local league.

The Ripley Wolves will open the WOAA Senior AA season at 5:15 p.m. against the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, and teh Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will play the Penetang Kings following that game.

Knights in Hanover today

Rob McGregor on the hill for Kincardine District Secondary School duing an 11-0 win over JDSS of Hanover last week at Connaught Park. The Knights were in Hanover today (Thursday) to play in the BAA South Division playoffs. It was orgiinally slated to be played yesterday, but was postponed by rain. The BAA finals are next week in Flesherton. (Josh Howald photo)

Wolves gear up for another season

By Josh Howald

A trio of players signed last week give the Ripley Wolves as much, if not more, depth than the WOAA Senior AA hockey team has ever had before.

The Wolves added goaltender Jason Hamilton and forwards Ben Scheel and Jordan Lang, coach Dustin Catto confirmed last Wednesday.

 Overtime losses for Bulldogs

By Josh Howald

There were no wins, but still a couple of points for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs on the weekend.

Kincardine dropped two overtime decisions on the weekend, one to Walkerton Friday night at home and one in Mitchell Sunday evening.

"We played well this weekend," said head coach Shawn Burrows. "Obviously we would have loved to win those games, but we are happy with a two-point weekend against two very good teams."

The two points do move Kincardine out of sixth place and into fifth in the Pollock Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League. The Bulldogs are now 2-4-0-2 in regular season action.

Friday night at home, the 'Dogs were badly outshot and trailed for the majority of the game but were able to force overtime against the visiting Walkerton Hawks.

Tax fairness

I am writing to comment on two related articles in your Sept. 20 edition.

In her column "Attack on small businesses", Barb McKay mounts a defence of mom and pop enterprises, farmers, retail shops and independent professionals who, she argues, should be spared from the federal government's proposal to close tax loopholes that benefit primarily "wealthy private corporations".