Everybody in the pool

It’s hockey season.

Your official entry form for the Kincardine Independent’s NHL Hockey Pool can be found on the back page of this week’s newspaper, and we warn you – time is running out!

Bulldogs get boost from big win over Mitchell

Kincardine hands Hawks first loss of the season, in style

By Josh Howald

What a difference a week can make.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs got some swagger back with a big 9-5 win over the previously undefeated Mitchell Hawks Friday night at home.

Kincardine entered the weekend as a frustrated team with just one victory to its name. But a four-goal explosion in the second period against the Western Junior C Hockey League’s first place team has the ‘Dogs back in a good mood.

“We now know what we’re capable of,” said captain Brett Catto, who had a five-point night with two helpers to go along with his hat trick.

“The whole atmosphere was different in the room after the win, and we have to keep that feeling.”

Wolves crushed in WOAA opener

Rival Muskies visit the village Friday night

By Josh Howald

While a 7-3 loss is a less than ideal start to the season, it wasn’t a completely unexpected result.

Ripley was outshot, outskated and outworked Saturday night in Shallow Lake as the Crushers and Wolves kicked off another WOAA Senior AA campaign. The Crushers went up 2-0 on first period goals from tough guy Adam Smyth, and never looked back. The Wolves didn’t have a chance, with the shots on goal 47-22 in favour of Shallow Lake. Bottom line is, the Wolves weren’t ready.

“They came hard, and we couldn’t keep up with them,” said captain Jeremy McQuillin after the game. “It’s tough, they have been in their barn, playing games and we’ve been working out in Kincardine. We’re not a team yet, and we weren’t in game shape. It will take a bit of time.”

We’re so lucky

As Thanksgiving weekend approaches, Canadians, chronic complainers that many of us are, should sit back and take a look at the world.


We have much for which to be thankful.


*In Canada last week the literati launched a campaign to change the national anthem. They want “in all ours sons command” replaced with something more gender-neutral.


In many countries of the world, the literati have more important things to worry about – their safety, food, water, a roof over head.


Entry form in this week's Independent!

Sign up today for our $500 hockey pool!

The time has come, the gate is open.

You can now officially get your entry in for The Kincardine Independent's NHL Hockey Pool! The official entry form can be found on the back page of this week's print edition, which is in stores now!

Why enter? Why wouldn't you? The cost is just $5, and we're giving away $500 to our grand prize winner! Second and third place will receive prizes of $250 and $100, and everybody who enters will be eligible for great weekly prizes from some of our friends like the OHL's Owen Sound Attack, the Ripley Wolves and the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs! We almost forgot to mention that The Independent has once again teamed up with hockeydraft.ca  - which allows you to check your points total, your players and where you are in the standings every day! Our leader board will run weekly in our print edition, as well.

Holy jumpin' what a weekend

150th Fall Fair fills the village

Austin Hillyer of Walkerton and his horse go up and over a jump during competition at the 150th Ripley Fall Fair on the wekeend. The fair enjoyed huge crowds and perfect weather conditions in the village. For a full page of colour photos, results and more from the Ripley fair, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent! Josh Howald photo)

SBGHC throws support behind smoking ban on hospital grounds


By Barb McKay


By next spring, smoking could be banned on South Bruce Grey Health Centre hospital properties.


SBGHC CEO Paul Rosebush confirmed last Wednesday that the health centre is ready to work with the Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) on a smoke-free hospitals project as soon as the Grey Bruce Health Services and Hanover hospital cement their commitment to the plan.


152nd Tiverton Fall Fair features new activities for the whole family


By Barb McKay


The Tiverton Agricultural Society’s 152nd fall fair will have something for everyone, but organizers are focusing on ways to better include young people.


This year the agricultural society has introduced fall fair passports. The passports will be available to youth between the ages of 10 to 18 years old


Not a baaad weekend

Ripley celebrates 150 years of the Fall Fair

Allison Stevenson, 11, and her pal Lolly share a cuddle after finding some shade Saturday afternoon at the Ripley Fall Fair. For the full story, and a full page of photo colours from the fair, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Drug store robbed

Theives caught on tape

By Josh Howald

Police certainly have some leads to work with in a theft from a Walkerton pharmacy last week.

“Our tapes caught everything, said Pharmacist Ryan Fullerton, owner of the Brown’s Guardian Pharmacy on Durham Street East in Walkerton.

Fullerton figures the thieves were from out of town, and have targeted smaller drug stores like his before. He watched the surveillance footage with his staff, and nobody recognized the thieves. Walkerton is a small community, where everybody knows everybody. The tapes have since been turned over to the South-Bruce OPP for investigation.

 “It looked like they had done this once or twice before,” said Fullerton. “They came in, went right for the high priced items. They were in and out.”