OPG Basketball League threatened

By Josh Howald

More than 200 local young cagers could find themselves without a league to play in this year.

The Ontario Power Generation Youth Basketball League may or may not get to celebrate a 10th anniversary in January. Organizer Randy McLeod said on the weekend that “with our current executive of three members, the 2012 season is in jeopardy.”

The league is for elementary school students in Grades 5 to 8. There are junior and senior divisions, and the objective is to teach the sport in a safe environment through both practice and game situations. Fair play and fun are the primary objectives for the co-ed league.

BAA three-peat for KDSS volleyball

Knights open CWOSSA in Simcoe tomorrow

By Josh Howald

The Knights are living up to expectations.

Never forget

Veterans Red Larsen, left, and John Smith lay a wreath for fallen comrades at the Tiverton Cenotaph at Remembrance Day services in the village. The public is invited to pay respects in Kincardine Friday at the Kincardine Legion Branch #183. They begin at 10 a.m. in the Legion Hall, moving outdoors to the Cenotaph at 11 a.m. (Josh Howald photo)

Were there other options for arena viewing area windows?

And your first photo tour of the addition - a web exclusive

By Barb McKay


The new addition to the Davidson Centre is complete and receiving rave reviews from those who have seen it, except for one detail – the warm viewing area windows.



A look at the new main entrance and drop-off area. (Josh Howald photos)



Board to look at opportunities for new high school

By Barb McKay


The Bluewater District School Board plans explore the idea of forming partnership in Kincardine to fund raise for a new high school.


A motion by Kincardine trustee Jan Johnstone at the BWDSB’s Nov. 1 meeting to consider exploring partnerships with the Municipality of Kincardine, community organizations and businesses for the purpose of raising funds for a new high school building was unanimously accepted by the board.


Three arrested in vehicle thefts

Three people were arrested in connection with a number of stolen vehicles in the Municipality of South Bruce, police announced Tuesday.

The South-Bruce OPP issued a release stating an investigation is continuing, and that anyone with information on these incidents or individuals is asked to call the detachment or Crime Stoppers.

 A 24-year-old Mildmay man is charged with three counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts of probation breach, theft over $5,000, theft under $5,000 and criminal flight from police.

A 20-year-old Walkerton woman is charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of theft under $5,000 and theft over $5,000. She was released and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court Dec. 12, 2011 to answer to the charges.

Estimated $10 million to service Kincardine business park

By Barb McKay


It will cost upwards of $10 million to service the remainder of the Kincardine business park, according to engineers.


Engineers from B.M. Ross and Associates told Kincardine council last Wednesday it will cost roughly $80,000 per acre to develop commercial and industrial lands south-east of Highways 9 and 21. When the first parcel of land, now home to Canadian Tire, Sobeys, Boston Pizza, Meridian Credit Union and new dental offices, was developed a decade ago it cost approximately $60,000 per acre – a total of $1.6 million.


On target

Craig Milburn and Les Shane both had rinks in action Wednesday night at the Kincardine Curling Club in Grey Bruce Major League Curling play. For more details, see this week's print edition. (Josh Howald photo)

Knights BAA champs

What a day for the Knights.

Kincardine District Secondary School went undefeated - and didn't lose a set - on its way to a third straight Bluewater Athletic Association volleyball championship.

The senior boys cruised through the competition, going 3-0 in Pool B action before sweeping the host Georgian Bay Vikings in the BAA title match 25-17, 25-21 and 25-16. KDSS swept Grey Highlands, Sacred Heart and OSCVI earlier in the day.

The Knights move on the CWOSSA championship tournament next Thursday (Nov. 17) in Simcoe.

The KDSS juniors are at the eight-team junior BAA tournament today (Tuesday) in Port Elgin at Saugeen District Secondary School.

Animals love Halloween

Zara McMillan, 3, left, Owen Hutchinson, 2, and Elra Hutchinson, 3, enjoyed the Elgin Market Public School Halloween party last Thursday. (Barb McKay photo)