Couple wins Indy NHL Pool

Couple needs tie-breaker

Usually, a tie-breaker worth a couple of hundred dollars would be a big deal.

Laurie Hewitt, left, won $500 for finishing first in the Kincardine Independent's NHL Hockey Pool this season. She actually finished even with Jay Bell, right, but won on a tiebreaker. But the real winner was daughter Ruby - who helped the couple collect checks from Independent Sports Editor Josh Howald on Wednesday. (Eric Howald photo)


Jay Bell and Laurie Hewitt weren’t too concerned.

Cool breeze

Cold winds made for a chilly day at the beach, but did have an upside. Here, a windsurfer catches some air last Wednesday near Station Beach in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Another whirl at the Worlds!

Kinetic Knights shine in Ohio

By Josh Howald

Kincardine District Secondary School has once again proven itself world class in the field of robotics.

The Kinetic Knights FIRST Robotics Team 781 spent Easter weekend in Ohio, and came back with a Regional championship and a second straight berth at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO.

It took a last second basket by a human to lift the KDSS team, seeded 21st in a field of 56, to victory this year at the Queen City Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition.

“It’s just the most amazing feeling,” said AJ Adams, student council president and public relations assistant for Team 781.

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Easter Bunny visits Victoria Park

Daniel Carver, of Toronto, plays in the straw while hunting eggs at the Easter egg hunt at Victoria Park Saturday. (Barb McKay photo)

Holy smokes

School board trustees threatened over banning Gideon Bible distribution in schools

By Barb McKay


A decision to ban the distribution of Gideon Bibles in public schools has resulted in a flood of hateful and threatening phone calls and emails to Bluewater District School Board trustees.


School board chair and Kincardine trustee, Jan Johnstone, said while most residents and parents who disagree with the school board’s decision to discontinue the distribution of Gideon Bibles in schools have been polite in their comments to the board, some of the responses have been menacing, even intimidating.


Slut walk hits Port

Slut Walk 2012 in Port Elgin drew a crowd last week. The march is rally against a Toronto police oficer who suggested to help remain safe, women "should avoid dressing like sluts." The Slut Walk took place in countries around the world to bring awareness to violence against women, and protect all women, regardless of their choice of attire. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent (Doug Tatum photo)

Kincardine gives sign, but no cash to fish derby

By Barb McKay

The Fish Kincardine Derby will go ahead, but without a cash contribution from the Municipality of Kincardine.

Spits select Killins

Majors make Dunsbier a pick

By Josh Howald

Windsor picked a winner.

The Ontario Hockey League Windsor Spitfires selected Lurgan Beach’s Ryker Killins with the fifth pick of the 12th round in Saturday’s Priority Selection.

“It feels amazing,” said Killins. “It’s been my dream to get drafted since I was a little kid, and I don’t think it has sunk in yet.”

Ryker Killins at the OFSAA hockey tournament in Peterborough last month. (Kincardine Independent File photo)

Sun. Fish?

A fisherman soaks up some sun Monday afternoon in a sheltered spot along the Penetangore River, just below Huron Terrace. (Eric Howald photo)

Kincardine hospital project wouldn’t impact provincial deficit, says Davies

Outrage over proposed project cancellation

By Barb McKay


Freezing Kincardine’s hospital redevelopment project won’t save the province a single penny, says Paul Davies.


The South Bruce Grey Health Centre’s (SBGHC) retiring CEO told The Independent on Friday that halting plans to rebuild Kincardine’s emergency department and ambulatory services makes no sense, because the province wouldn’t have to provide funding for the project until at least 2017, the same year Ontario expects to be rid of its deficit.


“Right now there’s no reason for approval to be withdrawn because it won’t cost the province a penny,” he said.