Superheat FGH Great Lakes title heads west

More than $5,000 raised for addition fund

By Josh Howald

The Lethbridge Pronghorns left Kincardine Sunday evening with a perfect record, a tournament title, some renewed confidence and a lot of smiles.

Kristin Reeves of the University of Lethbridge celebrates the tournament winning goal Sunday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


It took 150 years....

But Tiverton has a male ambassador of the fair. James Rice was crowned at the 150th Tiverton Fall Fair on the weekend. For the full story, and a full page of photos fromt the fair, see this week's print edition! (Barb McKay photo)


Uni-drummer

Sharon Wilson of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band tries out a unicycle following the Ripley Fall Fair parade Saturday afternoon. For more scenes from the fair, pick up this week's print edition. (Josh Howald photo)


Survey says: Kincardine area residents want natural gas

By Barb McKay

 

According to a Union Gas survey, the majority of Kincardine and area residents would convert to natural gas if the service were available here.

 


Footing drains cause of Connaught Park sewer problems

By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine is moving closer to correcting sanitary sewer drainage problems in Huron Ridge.

 

According to a report from the municipality’s public works department, the root cause of drainage issues that have overwhelmed the Connaught Park sanitary sewer system during major rainfalls are basement footing drains connected directly to the sanitary sewer lines.

 


Model citizen

Aspen Cooper models for Tropix Sun and Swim at the Fashion Fundraiser held Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. The event, organized by MyFM, Jennifer Cook Co-Operators, West Shore Clothing and Trammanto's, was to benefit the Hospital Foundation and Greenhaven Charity. Bruce Telecom matched every dollar earned to double the donation. (Josh Howald photo)


CIS Hockey Challenge begins Friday in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Some of the world’s best female hockey players will be in Kincardine this weekend.

Superheat FGH is proud to announce the first ever Great Lakes Challenge - a fundraiser for the Davidson Centre addition – will start Friday with a pair of east – west CIS battles.

Four universities will compete in the Great Lakes Challenge, a round robin tournament to begin Friday (Sept. 30) at 5 p.m. The University of Lethbridge has come all the way from Alberta to kick off the weekend against last year’s OUA finalists, the University of Guelph Gryphons.


Regina rolls into town tonight

Cougars come back to Kincardine - kind of

By Josh Howald

The University of Regina is the only team participating in the Superheat FGH Great Lakes Challenge to have previously recorded a win in Kincardine.

Regina is actually 1-1 at the Davidson Centre, having split games in Kincardine with the Brock University Badgers in 2006. While no players from that team remain, that mini-series is a big reason this year’s Great Lakes Challenge is even happening.

Kincardine native Sarah Hodges, head coach of the Regina program, said Friday that she gave her players the chance to vote on where they should go this year on an eastern swing.


Party animals

Bruce Telecom turns 100

Mercedes, 4, left, and Lily Demitroff of Tiverton had balloons and facepaint to celebrate Bruce Telecom's 100th anniversary party Saturday at the company's headquarters. More than 1,200 people turned out to celebrate with a Tiverton Lions Club barbecue, bouncy castle, crafts for children and tours of the site. (Barb McKay photo)


Kincardine squashes plan to have staff manage Tiverton arena

By Barb McKay

 

The members of an evaluation committee to hire a new Tiverton arena contractor were raked over the coals by Kincardine council members for not interviewing candidates.

 

Recreation director Karen Kieffer, recreation policy chair Ken Craig and councillor Candy Hewitt, who made up the committee, announced at last Wednesday’s council meeting that the two contractors who submitted applications following a request for proposal did not meet one specific qualification and, therefore, weren’t suitable to take over management of the Tiverton Sports Centre. As a result, the committee recommended that the arena be operated and maintained by municipal staff.