She has worms

Plenty of them. Grade 4 student Rylee Pawlikowski shows off her worms for her science project at Kincardine Township Tiverton Public School last week. Her project demonstrated how earthworms naturally recycle food products, in this case, banana peels. (Barb McKay photo)

Nuclear power industry needs to hone its communication skills, says Hawthorne

By Barb McKay


The nuclear power industry needs to do a better job of communicating if it expects to have public support, says Duncan Hawthorne.


More than 70 dogs seized in SPCA raid near Lucknow

By Barb McKay


A massive raid on a rural property south of Lucknow has led to the seizure of 73 dogs.


Alison Cross, spokesperson for the Ontario SPCA, said investigators returned to a number of properties last Monday to make sure compliance orders were being followed. SPCA investigators executed 16 search warrants on properties in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township on Feb. 27 in response to numerous reports of animal cruelty.


On-screen Grapes was a Bulldog

Former Kincardine Junior C player stars as Don Cherry on CBC

By Josh Howald

If you watched CBC’s two-part movie on Don Cherry and thought Grapes looked a little familiar, it just might be you have met him before.

Jared Keeso, the actor who portrays the Canadian icon in Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story Part II, spent two seasons with the Kincardine Junior C Bulldogs. The Listowel raised, Vancouver-based actor took some time last week, and seemed more excited to reminisce about his junior hockey days than his rise in the world of acting.

“They were the best two years of hockey I played,” said Keeso. “I had more fun (in Kincardine) than anywhere else. We were a solid and scary club.”

Bigfoot monster truck event coming to Kincardine

By Barb McKay


Bigfoot is coming to Kincardine.


Adam Kraemer, of Kinfarm Tire, got the go-ahead from Kincardine council last Wednesday to hold a Bigfoot monster truck event in Bervie Park, located behind the Kinfarm Tire store on Highway 9.


The event, sponsored in partnership with OK Tire and Firestore Tire Corporation, will be held June 8 and 9.

“It’s a family event, you can bring the kids,” Kraemer said, adding that Bigfoot in Kincardine will be an alcohol-free event.

Useful snacks

Grade 4 students Andrew McDonald, left, and Logan Hall demonstrate their science project, "A battery you can eat". It uses potoatoes to power a small clock. The St. Anthony's School boys performed the same experiement using bananas, cola and salt water. (Barb McKay photo)

Midgets open All-Ontario Final tonight

Kincardine sweeps Mount Brydges, in Glanbrook for Game 1 tonight

By Josh Howald

The final test comes from Glanbrook. Tonight.

Kincardine completed a three-game sweep of Mount Brydges Friday night at home to clinch a spot in the OMHA midget B championship series. Sunday, Glanbrook beat Ennismore 2-0 in Game 5 of the other semi-final to earn a date with a Kincardine team that has yet to lose in the postseason. It was determined at press time that Game 1 would be played tonight (Wednesday) in Glanbrook. Game 2 will not be until March 25 – both to accommodate Grimsby’s league playoffs and the OFSAA tournament in Peterborough.

“We will be ready for Glanbrook (tonight),” said head coach Steve Stepaniak. “We don’t know much about them, but to make it this far we know they will be strong. We’re on a roll right now, and if we play up to our capabilities we will be tough to beat.”

CWOSSA Champs!

For the first time ever, Kincardine District Secondary School has won the CWOSSA boys hockey championship.

KDSS celebrates after edging out SHHS 2-1 in today's CWOSSA hockey championship game. (Photo courtesy of Ian Brooks)

The Knights did it in style, beating rival Sacred Heart High School 2-1 in front of a full house at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine this afternoon (Wednesday).

In the alleys

The bowling alley was a hot spot on the weekend for Bowl For Kids Sake, the annual fundraiser for Kincardine Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS Kincardine). More than $25,000 was raised at this year’s event, which ran Saturday and Sunday at Bruce Bowling Lanes in Kincardine. Here, Kincardine’s Lily Martin, 3, tries her luck on the lanes Sunday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)

Family health team determined to be operational next month

By Barb McKay


Kincardine’s family health team is aiming to be up and running by the end of April.


New flooring is in place in the McKechnie Pharmacy and the remainder of the flooring in the basement of the Kincardine Community Medical Clinic is expected to be installed by the middle of the month. Once the new flooring is in, the Kincardine family health team (KFHT) executive director Gerry Glover expects he’ll receive provincial approval to hire a contractor to build offices in the basement of the medical clinic to accommodate members of the team.