Kincardine election results by ward

Larry Kraemer may have been elected as mayor of Kincardine, but it was municipal candidates at large who obtained the majority of votes.


Larry Kraemer collected 2,262 votes – gaining 1,117 votes in Ward 1, 693 in Ward 2, and 452 in Ward 3. By comparison, Laura Haight, who was edged out by just 38 votes, garnered 1,426 votes in Ward 1, 568 in Ward 2 and 230 in Ward 3. Mayoral candidate Ron Stephens won 581 votes – 253 in Ward 1, 140 in Ward 2, and shortened the gap in Ward 3 with 188 votes.


Newly elected deputy mayor Anne Eadie was a newcomer to the Kincardine municipal race, but managed to acquire 1,402 more votes than Kraemer. She received an impressive 2,093 votes in Ward 1, 981 in Ward 2 and 590 in Ward 3.


Pair facing drug charges

A police raid in the Municipality of Kincardine Saturday resulted in the seizure of drugs with an estimated street value of $390,000.


Members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Unit along with members of the South Bruce detachment found marijuana plants, processed marijuana, scales, debt lists and a small amount of Canadian currency.


A man and woman were arrested, say the OPP, and held for a bail hearing set for Walkerton Nov. 2. Both are facing several drug charges.

Midgets lose in tournament final

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midgets were one win away.

Dylan Sayle carries the puck over the Seaforth line in midget hockey action Saturday morning at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

But it wasn’t to be, as Petrolia went home with the Archie McMillan tournament title.

Kincardine hosted an eight-team midget tournament at the Davidson Centre on the weekend, and Kincardine waltzed through the competition before being stopped by a strong Petrolia team Sunday afternoon.

Petrolia won the final game by a 4-1 score to win the tourney.

Kraemer re-elected mayor

By Barb McKay


Larry Kraemer has been re-elected as mayor of Kincardine.



Larry Kraemer, left, and Anne Eadie, are all smiles Monday night after being elected mayor and deputy mayor of Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)


Murray leads polls in Huron-Kinloss

Even though the Township of Huron-Kinloss decided to keep its polls open an extra hour Monday evening because of a deluge of voters, the township still had its results posted long before the Municipality of Kincardine.


Voters had to choose five councillors from a field of six and elected to go with the four incumbents seeking re-election and newcomer Carl Sloetjes.


Donald Murray led the polls with 1,833 votes. He was followed by Jim Hanna (1,784), Lillian Abbott (1,732), Sloetjes (1,679), and Jeff Elliott (1,476).


Newcomer Roger Smith finished last with 1,364 votes.


Doors Open a big success

By Barb McKay


Doors Open Kincardine is a growing success.


This year the event, held Oct. 16 and 17, drew approximately 4,500 visitors – up 500 from last year. This is the sixth year the tour of homes has been held in Kincardine, and organizer Jane Rigby said the event is becoming increasingly popular.


“We’re really pleased with the turnout,” she said. “Pro-rated with the big cities that have thousands and thousands of visitors, we’re right up there near the top.”


McMillan tournament this weekend

Midgets open Saturday morning

The Archie McMillan midget rep hockey tournament will kick off Saturday morning in Kincardine.

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midgets will face off against Seaforth at 9 a.m. at the Davidson Centre to start the annual eight team event, sponsored by the Power Workers Union, Crabby Joes and Prod Apparel.

The action will run all day, with the final game of the day at 7:30 p.m. featuring Lambton Shores and Petrolia.

Kincardine, who will play in Pool A with Seaforth, Midland and Lucknow, will play its second game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday against Midland. Pool B consists of Saugeen Shores, Petrolia, Strathroy and Lambton Shores. The first place team from each pool will play for the A championship, while the second place teams will play for the B.

vote extended

7:55 p.m. Because of the high volume of voting via the internet and telephone, Huron-Kinloss has decided to keep the polls open until 9 p.m. this evening.


Tom's turn

Tom Wharrick was working hard for the Doors Open crowd Saturday morning. The Kincardine Wood Turners guild was doing live demonstrations for the Doors Open event. For more information, see this week's print edition. (Josh Howald photo)

Cast your vote by Oct. 25

By Barb McKay


Election Day is just around the corner, but there is still time to vote.