Bulldogs open season this weekend at home

Local looking club looking good

By Josh Howald

The puck drops for another season of Western Junior C hockey in Kincardine on Saturday afternoon.

Brady Richards crashes into Jamieson Buck of the Stayner Siskins during second period action in Kincardine on Saturday. Kincardine and Stayner played the first of four exhibition Junior C hockey games of the day at the second annual OHA Jr. C Exhibition Day in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)

 


Provincial champs - again

Kincardine claims second consecutive OBA crown

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs are once again Ontario Baseball Association champions.

The Kincardine Cubs, 2014 Ontario Baseball Association provinciall B champions. (submitted photo)

 

This year, the Cubs are OBA provincial 'B' senior champions. Kincardine was bumped up after cruising to an OBA 'C' title last season, and rightfully so. The games were closer this year for the Cubs, who survived an early loss in the tournament to defeat Clearview in back-to-back games to win the provincial B championship.


Pedal power

Noah Jils, 8, put everything he had into the children's tractor pull event at the Kincardine Fall Fair on Saturday. (Josh Howald photo)


Enrollment increasing in local elementary schools

By Barb McKay

 

Full-day kindergarten is boosting enrollment numbers at Kincardine and Ripley elementary schools.

 

Ecole Elgin Market Public School has welcomed 60 full-day kindergarten students this week and has added a Grade 7 class. The school is now fully French Immersion.

 

“We’re keeping steady,” said principal Marga Wilson. “We have about 30 new students every year.”

 


Blaze at bowling alley

A large fire drew firefighters from Kincardine and Tiverton to the Bruce Bowling Lanes last Wednesday morning.

Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department Fire Chief Kent Padfield said his men responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from the building shortly  before 7 a.m. It took crews several hours to bring the fire under control. They were able to contain the fire to the centre of the building. Unfortunately, there is now heavy damage from smoke and water to the bowling alley.

Padfield requested assistance from the South-Bruce OPP and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. An OEFM Fire Investigator visited the scene on Monday looking for a cause of the fire.

 - Josh Howald


$4,600 rip-off in Kincardine

A Kincardine resident is out $4,600 after being bilked last week by a fraudster.

The South-Bruce OPP is investigating the fraud after the resident reported it on Aug. 27 at 9:42 a.m. A person claiming to be a Bank of Montreal (BM)) employee had called to report an internal banking error, which meant the customer owed the bank $4,600. An arrangement was made for the money to be hand delivered at Victoria Park in Kincardine. By the time the scam was recognized, the money was long gone.

Police warn the public to be cautious when receiving unsolicited calls regarding your money or personal information. While BMO is a legitimate banking institution, scammers often identify themselves as an employee of a legitimate company in order to gain your trust.


Final march

A huge crowd turned out Saturday night for the final march of the season for the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. A significantly smaller crowd followed the band back to the park after the break, as the skies opened up and a downpour began. (Josh Howald photo)


Natural gas project dependant on government funding

The natural gas project will likely only go forward if the provincial and federal governments pitch in some funding.

 

The Municipality of Kincardine, Township of Huron-Kinloss and Municipality of Arran-Elderslie jointly released a statement last Tuesday night after a day of meetings with a lawyer, Mark Rodger of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, to go over a draft feasibility study presented to them that day.

 


Short captain, tall ship

Austen McCallum, 2, of Durham pretends to steer the Pathfinder during a tour of the Tall Ship on Saturday. The Toronto Brigantine’s Pathfinder and Playfair sailed into the Kincardine harbour Thursday night and remained there until Sunday evening to take part in the Kincardine Marine Heritage Festival. (Barb McKay photo)


Kincardine not backing down from Bruce Telecom sale

By Barb McKay

 

Canada’s Competition Bureau has no authority to cancel the pending sale of Bruce Telecom to Eastlink, according to Kincardine’s mayor.