Midgets on the brink

Downed 2-1 in Game 3

For the first time this season, the Kincardine Miller Insurance midgets are facing elimination.

 

Kincardine goaltender Easton Battler was sharp last night, but Strathroy won Game 3 with two second period goals in 19 seconds. The first was on a penalty shot. Game 4 of the OMHA semi-finals is Friday night in Strathroy at 4:25 p.m. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine dropped a 2-1 decision last night at the Davidson Centre, and will fight to stay alive in Game 4 of this OMHA semi-final series Friday night  in Strathroy.


St. Anthony’s School to receive funding for solar project

By Barb McKay

 

St. Anthony’s School is going green.

 

The school will receive $198,900 in renewable energy funding from the province for a solar project. The project, which involves the installation of solar panels on the roof of the school, is expected to cost $203,400. St. Anthony’s was one of three schools within the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board to apply for a solar project, and was approved.

 

St. Anthony’s principal Keith Walsh said the announcement is good news for the school.

 


Bowl For Kids Sake this weekend

Forget the dancing shoes, break out your bowling shoes.

The 26th annual Kincardine Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is set for this weekend at the Bruce Bowling Lanes.

“It’s always a great time,” said board member Ryan Enright on the weekend. “I’m not sure if we can have as much fun as we did last year (during the 25th anniversary celebrations), but we’ll certainly try.”

This year’s event will run Saturday and Sunday. Pledge forms are available at the Kincardine BBBS office at 910 Queen Street, or by e-mailing bbrosis@bmts.com. The event also has a website this year at www.kincardine.kintera.org where you can register or sponsor your favourite bowler.


Township uncertain if Point Clark Lighthouse will open this summer

By Barb McKay

 

With the tourist season drawing closer, it is still unclear if the Point Clark Lighthouse will be open for business.

 

Huron-Kinloss facilities and recreation director Mike Fair told council during its first budget meeting last Tuesday that he is still waiting on word from the federal government on when, or if, work can begin on the lighthouse tower. Parks Canada shut down the tower last July after an inspection found loose rocks and an unstable platform in the tower. The museum remained open for the rest of the summer, but Fair said the township lost thousands of dollars in tourism revenue.

 


Musical farewell

Pat Fox, sitting at the keyboard, has retired from the Kincardine Community Singers after 10 years of service. She is pictured with musical director Patt Lowry. Following Wednesday evening's practice at Knox Church, the choir held a party for Fox, singing a few goodbye songs before cake and gifts. John Low has taken over as pianist for the choir. (Eric Howald photo)


Kincardine to loan land to keep EMPS off chopping block

By Barb McKay

 

The Municipality of Kincardine will allow Elgin Market Public School (EMPS) to use a municipally-owned adjacent lot if it will mean keeping the school open.

 


Kincardine joins mobility transit corporation

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine council has agreed to join the Saugeen Mobility and Regional Transit (SMART) corporation.

 

It was not a decision easily reached during Wednesday’s council meeting, as a number of councillors voiced concerns about the high cost of signing up as a member of the transit corporation. Four other municipalities, including Hanover and Arran-Elderslie Township, are already members. SMART provides transportation for individuals with mental and physical disabilities.

 


Former mayor dies

Former Kincardine mayor Herman Young died late Sunday, Feb. 20.

 

Young, a Second World War veteran, served as mayor of the former Town of Kincardine from 1958 to 1963.

 

Following his municipal career, Young served as secretary-treasurer of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 183 Kincardine, for several years.

 

A funeral is planned for Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Kincardine United Church.


Winterfest fun

Thomas Ostrwoski, 5, get a push from his father Steve Saturday afternoon at Tiverton Winterfest. The toboggan hill was the most popular stop in Tiverton, with hot dogs and hot chocolate for children on site. (Josh Howald photo)


Steam generators pose no risk, says CNSC

By Barb McKay

 

No precedent would be set by shipping 16 decommissioned steam generators, according to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).

 

The CNSC held a technical briefing Friday in an effort to correct what it calls misinformation on the safety and environmental impact of the proposed shipment from Bruce Power to Sweden, through the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway system and across the Atlantic Ocean. The CNSC made a decision Feb. 4 to approve the shipment, following months of public hearings, scientific assessments and consultations with municipalities and aboriginal councils.