Kincardine woman to travel to Iraq to help children

By Barb McKay


Erin Hardman has always been attracted to a good cause.


Game 5 Saturday in Kincardine

All-Ontario rubber match for AE Kinucks, Mooretown

There will be a Game 5, and it will be played in Kincardine.

An OMHA All-Ontario title will be on the line Saturday night at the Davidson Centre, as Kincardine will host Mooretown for Game 5 of the OMHA Midget GR3 AE championship series.

“The last couple of games have been a bit of a roller coaster ride,” said defenceman Colten Hendrie, “but I think we’re the stronger team and we can get the job done.”

Game time is 6 p.m. on Saturday and it will be the final meaningful minor hockey game played at the Davidson Centre this year.

Kincardine will have a bit of momentum, staying alive with a 3-1 win in Game 4 on the road Sunday night. But Kincardine has had issues with winning on home ice. Both of these teams have – the road team has won every game thus far.

NHL deal for Meurs

Ripley native inks entry level contract with Colorado

By Josh Howald

Sometimes, we all need to be reminded that dreams really can come true.

Garrett Meurs earlier this season playing in Owen Sound. His Whalers became the first team to advance to the second round after completing a four-game sweep of Sarnia last night. (Independent file photo)


Just ask Garrett Meurs.

The Ripley native signed a National Hockey League contract Friday morning, a three-year entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche worth about $1.8 million.

“It’s an incredible feeling, it’s hard to believe it has actually happened,” he said from a hotel room in Plymouth on the weekend. “Right now my focus is on Sarnia, but my agent called and let me know earlier today that a deal had been done. It’s something I always dreamed about when I was little.”

Back-to-back midget titles for Kincardine

Kincardine sweeps Penetang for provincial championship

By Josh Howald

They say defence wins titles. And you can’t argue with the results.

Kincardine celebrates a second consecutive OMHA midget B championship Sunday in Penetang. In no particular order, coaching staff Jim Bernath, Steve Stepaniak, Dustin Catto and Mark Smith. Players Chase Ambeau, Jordan Bell, Keegan McLelland, Michael Osadca. Brody Hayes, Derrick Bernath, Riley Cook, Austin Rees, Marcel Fohkens, Ashton Wilken, Cole Lamont, Payton Dunlop, Dave Mcfarlan, Carter Strachan and Spencer Montgomery. (Photo courtesy of Janice Lamont)


Spay-ghetti Dinner fundraiser this weekend

By Barb McKay


Cozy Cat Kennels and the SPCA are once again inviting the public to come out to enjoy a good meal for a good cause.



Helza Szekely holds Lu, one of several cats being cared for at Cozy Cat Kennels. (Barb McKay photo)



Animals will not be neglected with departure of SPCA, says local OFA

By Barb McKay


The public need not worry about the welfare of animals in Bruce and Grey counties after the Ontario SPCA pulls out, says a local agriculture industry leader.


John Gillespie, president of the Bruce County Federation of Agriculture, told The Independent Monday that the federation has been in talks with the South Bruce OPP, local veterinary associations and others in the agricultural industry to make sure the farm animals continue to be protected from mistreatment and neglect.


Knights off to Worlds for third time

Kinetic knights corner

The Kinetic Knights robotics team of Kincardine will be returning to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) world championships for the third year in a row, after earning a spot at the Greater Toronto East Regional in Oshawa on the weekend.

Unlike the first two times, though, this invitation to the worlds is not based on the strength of their robot, but stems from winning the Chairman's Award.

Clan Hairstyling closing after 40 years

By Barb McKay


After 40 years of beautifying generations of Kincardine residents, Clan Hairstyling is closing its doors.


After 24 years with the business and a decade as owner, Angela Page said its time to get back to the basics of what she loves.


“I want to get rid of the business side and enjoy what I do again,” she said. “I’m leaving with a heavy heart. It’s going to be a big change for me, but it’s the right move.”


Canadian evolution?

These three Kincardine tyke hockey players collided in a heap during Saturday morning's exhibition with Walkerton, and had varying recovery times. All players from Kincardine and Walkerton put on a great show in an evenly matched game at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

Party like an OldStar!

OldStars tournament set for this weekend

By Josh Howald

You don’t have to be an oldtimer, or a hockey player, to enjoy the OldStars hockey weekend.

The Kincardine Erie Belle OldStars hockey team has been operating this weekend party for 37 years now, and they have learned a few things over the years.

“Well, we kick the whole weekend off with the tykes on Friday night,” said OldStars defenceman Dan McFadden. “(The OldStars) always sponsor a game for the tykes – they play a real game, then get a hotdog and drink and goodies.”