KDSS ranks well

Kincardine District Secondary School is one of the top 200 schools in the province, says the Fraser Institute.


The Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools 2012 rates 718 public, Catholic and francophone secondary schools across the province based on seven key indicators using data from the annual province-wide tests of literacy and math. The report card displays results for the past five years.


According to the report, KDSS is ranked 194, better than the 211 ranking of five years ago.


Another provincial title for Kincardine

Miller Insurance midgets win OMHA midget B title

By Josh Howald

It was a week in local hockey that will go down in the history books.

Kincardine celebrates an All-Ontario championship last week in Glanbrook. (Kincardine Independent)

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midgets kept the winning streak flowing and completed a three-game sweep in Glanbrook last Tuesday to claim an All-Ontario championship and finish the playoffs with a perfect 12-0 record.

The provincial championship was won just three days after the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team won a provincial gold medal in Peterborough at the OFSAA hockey tournament.


Midgets win International Silver Stick, All-Ontario

Your 2011-12 Kincardine Miller Insurance midgets. For more, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Ontario's best!

Hockey team wins first ever provincial team title for KDSS

By Josh Howald

Kincardine District Secondary School has the best boys hockey team in the province.

Chris Beattie does a lap with the school flag following the OFSAA championship game. (Jessica Satosek for The Independent)

For the first time ever, KDSS is home to a provincial team champion. KDSS went undefeated in seven games last week at the OFSAA A/AA tournament in Peterborough, capping off an exciting week with a 4-2 win over Windsor’s FP Brennan Saturday night.

Health care funding changes will impact rural hospitals, says SBGHC head

By Barb McKay


The province’s new funding formula for hospitals will negatively impact rural health care, according to South Bruce Grey Health Centre’s (SBGHC) CEO.


Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews, announced last week that beginning April 1 the province will change the way it funds hospitals, moving away from lump sum funding allocations to patient-based funding. Going forward, hospitals will receive 40 per cent of their funding based solely on the number of patients they see and what are considered to be the clinical needs of the community.


Police seek fuel thief

Police are looking for a man who stole a jerry can of gasoline from a home in Kinloss Township on the weekend.


According to a South Bruce OPP report, a resident on Paxton Street in Kinlough called police around 8:20 p.m. Sunday after he spotted a man taking the can from his property. The man ran off when the homeowner yelled at him. Police say the suspect is described as a man, approximately 25 years old, who drove off in a blue car similar to a Chevrolet Cobalt.



Scott Calamuse cooks up the noodles for the Spay-ghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, hosted by the Huron County SPCA and Cozy Cat Kennels Satruday at the Kincardine Legion. The funds raised will be used to care for rescued animals, and spay or neuter dogs and cats. (Barb McKay photo)

Municipality on the fence over funding for fish derby

By Barb McKay


It’s unclear if the Municipality of Kincardine will offer up any funding to the Fish Kincardine Derby this year.


Jackie Pawlikowski, executive director of the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce, which took over the event last year from the municipality, came to Kincardine council last Wednesday to ask for $1,000 to help cover the cost of promotional material, including posters and signs. The derby is scheduled to run from May 18 to 27.


Kincardine group petitions for Kincardine council to stop further wind developments

By Barb McKay


Rural Kincardine residents are asking the municipality to step up and use its authority under the Municipal Act to stop further industrial wind turbine developments.


A number of residents are in the process of circulating a petition through Kincardine, which calls on Kincardine council to “defend the health, safety and well-being of our community … to stop further construction of industrial wind turbine projects in Kincardine until problems caused by the Enbridge projects are completely resolved.”


Midget champions!

Double parade Saturday for Kinucks, Knights

The Kincardine Miller Insurance hockey team capped off an incredible season with an undefeated playoff run and an All-Ontario championship.