February 2018

The moment before the big number


Brookelyn Harris, along with her fellow figure skaters, steps out onto the ice to perform the group number “Wipe Out” during the figure skating gala on Friday evening. (Chris Bianco Photo)

Playoffs over for Bulldogs… but what a great season!


Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Walkerton Hawks in game six of the best-of-seven series means the season’s over for the Kincardine Bulldogs. And what a season it was, with plenty of great hockey for fans.


The Bulldogs took the first two games of the series, but the Hawks came back to win four in a row, starting with a narrow 3-2 win in Walkerton on the holiday Monday.




Jeannine Marie Anne Gionet, passed away peacefully at Trillium Court in Kincardine on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the age of 87.


Beloved wife of the late George Gionet.


Loving mother to Paul (Susanne) Gionet of Kincardine.



Geraldine Pearl Beadle, of Kincardine, passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in her 93rd year.

Cherished wife of the late Herb Beadle (1987).

Loving mother of Karon (Bob) Eaid and Sue (Jim) Coverley, all of Kincardine.

Missed by grandchildren Heather, Sarah, Noah, Victoria, David, Michael, Paul, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Bus drivers poised to strike if deal not reached this week


School bus drivers in Kincardine could be on strike next week if a deal is not reached with First Student Canada.


Unifor Local 4268 representing school bus drivers in Ontario has served First Student Canada with a strike notice effective as of 12:01 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday).


“Negotiations are continuing and it is our hope that a fair settlement can still be reached as we are fully aware of the key service that drivers provide to school communities,” Unifor Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi said in a media release. “It’s clear however that low wages and the resulting driver shortages are chronic problems that must be addressed in the Ontario system.”

John Farrell announces retirement from Home Hardware

By Chris Bianco

John Farrell is stepping away from the hardware industry after a long and distinguished career spanning 56 years. Many know John as a friendly face at Home Hardware, from his volunteer work with the Legion or in his role as quartermaster and bagpipe player in the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band.

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Wanda Mae Wyld (Appleyard), beloved wife of the late Allan Elmer Wyld, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, at the age of 91.


Wanda was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 17, 1926, to the late Doris (Fair) and Edgar Appleyard.


Greatly missed by sons Bill of Barrie and Don of Hillsdale. Also survived by grandchildren Richard and Julia, and great-grandchildren Capri, Astrid and Lyra.




Peacefully, on her own terms, surrounded by family, Jean Kelly (Marie Jeanne d'Arc née Lascelles) of London, formerly of Mount Brydges, Sarnia and Kincardine, Dec. 17, 2017, at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Campus in her 87th year.


Jean was born Dec. 31, 1930, at Corbeil, Ontario. Beloved wife of James J. Kelly for 61 years. Dear mother of Lynn (Paul Campbell) of Kincardine, Lois and Stephanie (David Heap) of London.


Loved by grandchildren Josh (Lauren), Jeremy (Kristen), Dana (Emily) Campbell and Arielle Vachon, and by great-grandchildren, Brayden, Aubrey, Rilyn, Weston and Elle Campbell.




It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marlene Boden, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by her daughters Britany Hodge, Hailey Boden and spouse Scott Gray on Jan. 22, 2018, while in the care of Hospice Simcoe, after a two year battle with cancer.


Marlene was born Aug. 30, 1966, in Kincardine, Ontario, and later moved to the Simcoe area in 1987, where she started her career at Honda of Canada Manufacturing and worked for almost 30 years.