Second in the world

Kinetic success

The KDSS Kinetic Knights robotics team received a world championship finalist trophy and placed second in the world at the World Robotics Championships.


Cooper claims Conference crown

Leads Illinois State to MVC title

Kincardine native Brianna Cooper wrapped up her freshman year at Illinois State University by winning the Missouri Valley Conference tournament last week. She was also named to the All-Conference team, and will begin competition today at the NCAA Central Regional Championships hosted by Notre Dame. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Independent. (Josh Howald file photo)

Point Clark teen wins provincial title

Raise the roof for local gymnast

By Josh Howald

It sounds more superhero than sissy.

Despite a lack of training time – partly because he couldn’t find a ceiling high enough – Morgan Shaw won a Level II Provincial Overall Gymnastics Championship last month in Burlington.

Morgan Shaw


“Some call it a sissy sport, and very few males do it,” said the well-spoken 15-year-old. “But I’ve been doing this a long time, and it’s something I really enjoy.”

Lobb re-elected

A Conservative return

Incumbent Ben Lobb was elected in a landslide last night in Huron-Bruce.

Lobb garnered more than 54 per cent of the vote. The Conservative more than doubled the second place candidate, Grant Robertson of the NDP.

More than 52,000 voters cast a ballot yesterday, or 68 per cent of the population. Lobb finished with 29,922, with Robertson next with 13,417 (or 25.4 per cent).

Former Walkerton mayor Charlie Bagnato finished with 8,784 votes (16.6%), while the Green Party's Eric Shelley accounted for 2.8% of the vote (1,455). Finally, independent candidate Dennis Valenta received 254 votes.

WHo will win the OHL Championship series ?

Owen Sound Attack
66% (21 votes)
Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
34% (11 votes)
Total votes: 32

Hey Blinky!

Sam Hodge, 15 months, tries to get Blinky's attention Saturday morning at the Easter Egg Hunt in Victoria Park. Hundreds attended the annual event, including Blinky, put on by the Kincardine Rotary Club. (Josh Howald photo)

Water and sewer rates to surge

By Barb McKay


Kincardine and Tiverton residents will pay significantly more for water and sewer services over the next several years.


Craig Binning of Hemson Consulting Ltd. made a presentation to Kincardine council last Wednesday outlining the results of a water and wastewater rate study that will set rates for the municipality until 2020.


New regulations from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment require all municipalities to have a financial plan for their drinking water systems.


Legion future in doubt

By Eric Howald

Unless someone comes forward May 1 to stand as president of Kincardine Legion Branch 183, the provincial command will step in and shut it down.


“Without a president, you can’t have a branch,” outgoing president Red Larsen said Thursday.


Then provincial command takes over, pays off any debts and sells off the property. The proceeds go to provincial command which is in the process of setting up a fund to handle branch closings. The fund would be used to help branches with financial problems.


Kincardine’s Home and Garden Show next weekend

The 2011 Kincardine Home and Garden Show is the place to go for the latest gardening and decorating ideas.


The annual event, organized by the Kincardine Skating Club in conjunction with myFM, will run May 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Davidson Centre.


This year, more than 60 exhibitors, including contractors, landscaping companies, decorators and home improvement vendors, will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight into the home and garden trends for 2011. There will also be products for sale at special prices, including plants and patio furniture.


Bucks for pucks!

Our NHL Hockey Pool winners

The Kincardine Independent gave its congratulations – and money – to the winners of our first ever NHL Hockey Pool.

Gord Lamont accepts a cheque for $500 from The Kincardine Independent Thursday morning on behalf of his daughter Lori Coughlin. Coughlin, who now lives in Cambridge, was the winner of The Independent’s NHL Hockey Pool. The Independent handed out $850 worth of cash, in addition to dozens of other great prizes. (Josh Howald photo)