Viewing area windows chosen to meet fire code, says Kraemer

By Barb McKay


The new windows overlooking the ice rink in the warm viewing area of the Davidson Centre addition may not satisfy everyone, but they were specifically chosen to meet the municipality’s building and fire codes, according to Kincardine’s mayor.


As finishing touches are put on the new addition to the Davidson Centre, one aspect of the building has irked more than a few arena patrons. The windows overlooking the arena are divided by mullions, which act as structural support for the panes of glass. The complaint of a number of hockey fans, who have approached The Independent, is that it will be difficult to watch a hockey game when the window frames block the view.


Caught napping - in the wrong house

A Kincardine family got an unwelcome surprise early Sunday morning.

A Penetangore Row resident awoke shortly before 3:30 a.m. Oct. 30 to find an unknown man sleeping in the house.

The family called the South-Bruce OPP, who attended the scene and arrested the man. A 27-year-old Ripley resident was woken up, charged, and transported to the Kincardine detachment to sleep the rest of the night away. The man was charged with public intoxication.

Midgets win McMillan Memorial

Miller Insurance wins hometown tourney with gutsy effort

By Josh Howald

For the first time since 2002, the host team has won the Archie McMillian Memorial midget rep hockey tournament in Kincardine.

Kincardine’s Miller Insurance midget reps went undefeated on the weekend, and clinched a tourney championship with a narrow 2-1 win over Saugeen Shores Sunday evening.

“Our guys stepped up huge,” said head coach Steve Stepaniak, who managed a shorthanded bench all weekend because of injuries and suspensions.

“We played great all weekend, but for us to beat a team as tough as Saugeen in the finals – without three of our top forwards – shows a lot of heart. I’m proud of the boys.”

Pier-fect weather

It was a glorious weekend in Kincardine, and the cyclists took the opportunity to ride the south pier Sunday afternoon. Nice weather is expected to continue for the rest of the week. (Josh Howald photo)

Door opens on next year?

By Barb McKay


Kincardine council plans to strike a volunteer committee to ensure that Doors Open runs next year.


Councillor Jacqueline Faubert, who has volunteered with Doors Open at the Walker House site, brought up the topic during last Wednesday’s meeting. She noted that the event is obviously important to the community and the municipality should find a way, sooner than later, to make sure the popular tour of homes and buildings takes place next fall. This year’s Doors Open was cancelled after municipal staff members who took over the event were unable to find enough volunteers to run it. Faubert said there are already volunteers at the Walker House site who are ready to sign up for next year.

Wingham man dies in weekend crash

 A Wingham man is dead as a result of a single-vehicle crash in Culross Township Saturday.


According to a South Bruce OPP report, police were called out to Huron-Bruce Road just before 8 a.m.


Police and paramedics from Bruce County Ambulance found a red Oldsmobile in the north ditch. The report indicates that the car was heading westbound on Huron-Bruce Road when it left the road and rolled,

landing in the ditch.

Pickle eye

Vic Zettler and a group of local seniors took full advantage of the weekend weather, getting some pickeball action in on the south end of Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Rental rates approved for new Davidson Centre gymnasium

By Barb McKay


Rental rates for the new Davidson Centre gymnasium have been hiked to bring in enough revenue to operate the facility.


Kincardine’s recreation director Karen Kieffer and recreation policy chair Ken Craig provided a revised list of rates to Kincardine council at its meeting last Wednesday. Council turned down rates proposed at the Oct. 5 meeting because they were deemed to be too low. Those rates were introduced at $10 per hour for one-third of the gym, $15 per hour for two-thirds of the gym and $17 per hour for the entire gym, not including HST.


MacMillan Memorial this weekend

Nine teams here for midget tourney

By Josh Howald

Call it midget madness.

Nine midget-aged hockey teams will be in Kincardine this weekend for the annual Archie McMillan hockey tournament.

Mike Osadca, seen here against BCH in Tiverton last week, and the Miller Insurance midget reps are hosting a nine-team tournament this weekend at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


It all kicks off Friday night at 8 p.m. when the Miller Insurance Kinucks host East Lambton at the Davidson Centre. It’s one of just two Friday night games – with the other contest featuring Petrolia and Mitchell.

Future firefighters?

Blake Edwards, 5, front, sits behind the wheel of a fire truck at an open house at Kincardine Fire Station Saturday. Also, left, Joey Primeau (6), Michael Primeau (9) and Quinton Page, 6. (Barb McKay photo)