March 2018

Winter windmills


The sun sets over a field near Ripley, highlighting the blades of wind turbines against a darkening sky. (Chris Bianco Photo)

It’s over for the Wolves – Ripley eliminated in game five



The Ripley Wolves came close to coming back from three losses to win game five of the playoff series with Durham, but lost the game by a single point – 5-4. The final few minutes of Saturday night’s game was probably the most exciting hockey seen all season as both teams fought to score. (Pauline Kerr photo)

Finger 11 to headline Kincardine Scottish Festival

Festival will run July 6-8


By Barb McKay


Canadian alternative rock band Finger 11 has signed on to perform at the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games.


The Juno-award winning band has found success in the U.S. as well as Canada with hit songs One Thing and Paralyzer. Finger 11 will be the headline act for the Scottish Festival’s Saturday night concert.


Community Achievement Awards celebrate outstanding Kincardine citizens


By Chris Bianco

Fine dress, good food and great company was the order of the evening on Friday, as some of Kincardine’s most prominent citizens gathered at Ainsdale Golf Course to celebrate the Kincardine Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Awards.


The awards ceremony provides an important point of reflection each year to consider all of the citizens, not just those nominated, that go above and beyond to help make Kincardine a better place for all.




Melbourne “Mel” John Gerald Jerome Haggin McGuigan of Inverhuron passed away peacefully at his home, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the age of 80.


Loving partner of Jeanne Morris for 33 years.


Cherished forever by his son Mel Junior, stepdaughter Kelly (Jamie) and stepson Trevor (Zoe). Very much loved by his grandchildren: Kailey, Lauren, Josie, Jackson and Leo.


Loving uncle to Paula, Marion and Mark.


Synchronized skating

Brianna Pointon and Chloe Shields perform their duo “Sorry” during the Ripley-Huron Skating Club showcase on Saturday. (Chris Bianco Photo)




Donald Traviss passed away peacefully at his home in Kincardine, surrounded by his family, on Friday, March 2, 2018, in his 82nd year.


Beloved husband of Sharon for 52 years.


Loving father of Shelley Miller (Dan - deceased) and Sheila Stabler (Mark).


May 18, 1961 - Feb. 13, 2018


It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Charles John Matheson (more affectionately known as “Charlie”), of Sherwood Park, Alberta, on Feb. 13, 2018, at the age of 56.


He will be remembered by his loving spouse Darlene Gulka.


Sadly missed by his mother Eileen and by his brothers: Allan (Sandra) and their daughter Kelly, Murdoch, John D. and his daughters Jessica and Lyndsey, Billy (Laura) and their daughters Lucy and Louisa and Donny (Rhonda) and their son Dylan.




Darlene Shirley Grace Hilliard of Kincardine passed away suddenly at the London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in her 75th year.


Cherished wife of James “Jim” Wade.


Also missed by her many friends throughout the Kincardine community.


Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Gladys “Jean” Hilliard (née Claque) and her brother Darryl Hilliard (2017).