Midgets win McMillan Memorial

Miller Insurance wins hometown tourney with gutsy effort

By Josh Howald

For the first time since 2002, the host team has won the Archie McMillian Memorial midget rep hockey tournament in Kincardine.

Kincardine’s Miller Insurance midget reps went undefeated on the weekend, and clinched a tourney championship with a narrow 2-1 win over Saugeen Shores Sunday evening.

“Our guys stepped up huge,” said head coach Steve Stepaniak, who managed a shorthanded bench all weekend because of injuries and suspensions.

“We played great all weekend, but for us to beat a team as tough as Saugeen in the finals – without three of our top forwards – shows a lot of heart. I’m proud of the boys.”

Pier-fect weather

It was a glorious weekend in Kincardine, and the cyclists took the opportunity to ride the south pier Sunday afternoon. Nice weather is expected to continue for the rest of the week. (Josh Howald photo)

Door opens on next year?

By Barb McKay


Kincardine council plans to strike a volunteer committee to ensure that Doors Open runs next year.


Councillor Jacqueline Faubert, who has volunteered with Doors Open at the Walker House site, brought up the topic during last Wednesday’s meeting. She noted that the event is obviously important to the community and the municipality should find a way, sooner than later, to make sure the popular tour of homes and buildings takes place next fall. This year’s Doors Open was cancelled after municipal staff members who took over the event were unable to find enough volunteers to run it. Faubert said there are already volunteers at the Walker House site who are ready to sign up for next year.

Wingham man dies in weekend crash

 A Wingham man is dead as a result of a single-vehicle crash in Culross Township Saturday.


According to a South Bruce OPP report, police were called out to Huron-Bruce Road just before 8 a.m.


Police and paramedics from Bruce County Ambulance found a red Oldsmobile in the north ditch. The report indicates that the car was heading westbound on Huron-Bruce Road when it left the road and rolled,

landing in the ditch.

Pickle eye

Vic Zettler and a group of local seniors took full advantage of the weekend weather, getting some pickeball action in on the south end of Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Rental rates approved for new Davidson Centre gymnasium

By Barb McKay


Rental rates for the new Davidson Centre gymnasium have been hiked to bring in enough revenue to operate the facility.


Kincardine’s recreation director Karen Kieffer and recreation policy chair Ken Craig provided a revised list of rates to Kincardine council at its meeting last Wednesday. Council turned down rates proposed at the Oct. 5 meeting because they were deemed to be too low. Those rates were introduced at $10 per hour for one-third of the gym, $15 per hour for two-thirds of the gym and $17 per hour for the entire gym, not including HST.


MacMillan Memorial this weekend

Nine teams here for midget tourney

By Josh Howald

Call it midget madness.

Nine midget-aged hockey teams will be in Kincardine this weekend for the annual Archie McMillan hockey tournament.

Mike Osadca, seen here against BCH in Tiverton last week, and the Miller Insurance midget reps are hosting a nine-team tournament this weekend at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


It all kicks off Friday night at 8 p.m. when the Miller Insurance Kinucks host East Lambton at the Davidson Centre. It’s one of just two Friday night games – with the other contest featuring Petrolia and Mitchell.

Future firefighters?

Blake Edwards, 5, front, sits behind the wheel of a fire truck at an open house at Kincardine Fire Station Saturday. Also, left, Joey Primeau (6), Michael Primeau (9) and Quinton Page, 6. (Barb McKay photo)

Bruce Telecom gets new CEO

By Barb McKay


Bart Cameron, CFO for Bruce Telecom, will soon take the helm at the company.


Cameron, who has served as chief financial officer for the company since March 2010, will take over as president and CEO on Nov. 1. Eric Dobson, who has held the position of president and CEO for the past two years, is leaving to pursue another opportunity.


“We’re really thrilled to have Bart taking over,” said Holly Robinson-Colley, chair of the Bruce Telecom Municipal Services board. “We’ll really miss Eric, he’s been just awesome. He’s really been instrumental in getting the company to where it is today.”


CAO candidates narrowed down

The Kincardine CAO recruitment committee is ready to interview candidates to find the right person to manage the municipality.


The committee, made up of councillors Ken Craig and Maureen Couture, mayor Larry Kraemer and deputy mayor Anne Eadie, received 40 applications for the position of chief administrative officer and will interview a shortlist of seven candidates.


The committee hopes to have a new CAO in place by January 2012, to replace former CAO John deRosenroll who left in August.