January 2018

Ice jam

Unseasonably warm temperatures last week thawed ice on Lake Huron and forced it into the Penetangore River near the Queen Street bridge. (photo courtesy of Steve Small)



Douglas “Doug” Joseph Boron of Hanover and formerly of Kincardine passed away, with family by his side, at his home on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at the age of 71.


Beloved husband of Dr. Susan Boron (née Enkin).


Remembered by his brothers Jeff Boron (Linny DVine) of Victoria, B.C. and Wes Boron of Tiverton, and by brother-in-law Chris Boron-Musick of Kincardine.


Bulldogs win one, lose one in weekend games


With only five scheduled games remaining in the regular season – three of them at home - the Kincardine Jr. C Bulldogs need to make every game count.


They took their momentum of a 7-1 win in Walkerton on Jan. 7 to Mount Forest on Saturday, Jan. 13 and claimed a 5-1 victory against the top team in the division. But the Bulldogs lost by the same score in Wingham the next afternoon.


Westario Power looks to raise rates


By Barb McKay


Westario Power customers could see their rates increase.


HK man arrested after Ripley-area chase


A police officer and a civilian were injured Saturday after a man drove through a police barricade near Ripley on Saturday.


According to a report from the South Bruce OPP, police were looking for looking for a man who was wanted for an incident the day prior where threats were made and a firearm was involved. Shortly after noon on Saturday, police spotted the man they were seeking driving on Bruce Road 6 near Ripley.


In the report, police say they attempted to stop the driver by barricading the road. The man drove towards the barricade, smashing into two police cruisers and injuring an officer in the process. The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a fractured wrist and released.




James “Jim” David Myall of Kincardine passed away, with family by his side, at University Hospital in London, on Dec. 30, 2017, at the age of 71.


Beloved husband of Patricia Myall.


Dear father of Elizabeth (Jamie) Overholt of London, Patrick (Kara) Van Myall of Port Elgin, Peter (Vicki) Hodgins of Kincardine and Andrew (Becky) Myall of Kincardine.




It is with the deepest regret that the family of James Dennis McKee announces his sudden passing in Windsor, Ontario, on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.


His quick wit and wonderful sense of humour will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends and co-workers.


James is survived by his mother Mary Lou McKee of Kincardine; his brother Michael McKee (Anita Deinbeck) of Edmonton, Alberta; and his sister Tracy Harvey (Bob) of London.




Sharon Jane Cassidy Lachlan of Kincardine died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in her 60th year.


Loving mother of Cory Lachlan and his wife Sherry of Fergus.


Special Nana to Ty, Brett, Alex and Ryan.


Cherished daughter of Mary Lachlan of Kincardine and the late Gerard Lachlan (November 2016).




Jessie Kathleen Helm (née Ritchie) of Kincardine passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at the age of 82.


Beloved wife to Wilfred Helm for over 63 years.


Missed dearly by her children: Richard (Joan) Helm of Milton, Kay (Steve) Fitzpatrick of Kitchener, Barb (Tom) Reid of Kincardine, Shirley (Dennis) Prosser of Peterborough, Kevin (Jolene Innes) Helm of Mitchell and Randy (Kim) Helm of Waterloo.