CIS hockey coming to Kincardine

Davidson Centre to host the Great Lakes University Challenge

By Josh Howald

Some of Canada’s best female hockey talent is coming to Kincardine.

The Davidson Centre will host four Canadian Intrauniversity Sport (CIS) women’s hockey teams for a mini-tournament beginning Sept. 30.

The University of Regina, coached by Kincardine native Sarah Howald, will host the University of Lethbridge, the University of Guelph and York University for a weekend of exhibition contests.

Celebrating Kincardine's diversity

Shanelle Paguirggan, 4, makes a beaded necklace at the children's corner at the Multicultural Day event at the Davidson Centre. For the full story and more photos, see this week's print edition. (Barb McKay photo)

Heavy purchase

You could have found anything - including the kitchen sink, and tubs - at the Lions Club annual Rummage sale at the old Chrysler building on Highway 21. The sale went all weekend, and here Brad and Ken Willoughby cart out a bathtub with help from Lions member Jim Prenger. (Josh Howald photo)

$100,000 for economic development committee

By Eric Howald

Kincardine council overcame its trepidation Wednesday evening and agreed to fund an economic development corporation to the tune of $100,000.


While council believes an economic development corporation for the municipality is a necessity, many councillors were nervous about forwarding $100,000 to a group of citizens setting up the corporation.


Jim Prenger, spokesman for the group, presented council with a first draft of its business plan, asked for the funding and requested that councillor Ron Coristine be council’s representative on the new corporation.


Bluewater gets rent reduction

The Bluewater Summer Playhouse has received a rent reduction for the space it uses at the Kincardine Centre for the Arts.


In 2008, all tenants of the building signed five-year rental agreements with the municipality. The base rent for Bluewater was $5,000 per year with annual increases of 1.5 per cent.


Municipal staff told council Wednesday that the renovation robbed Bluewater of office space (demolished as part of the construction project). The value of the office space was calculated at $209.55 monthly. As a result, the municipality will credit Bluewater $1047.75 for five months of lost space last year.


Neighbours not pleased with municipal drain

Robert DeBrabandere’s application for a municipal drain for lots 28 and 29, Concession 11and 12 is not popular with neighbours.


A public meeting to discuss the Anness Drain – Branches A and B was held in the Kincardine council chambers Wednesday evening.


Sherri Caldwell said draining her bush lot will do no good and she wondered why she would have to pay a share of the drain. She said the applicant recently bought the land and wants to cash crop.


Murray White is another who believes the applicant should carry all the cost.


CWOSSA bronze for Watson

By Josh Howald

Kortney Watson has a CWOSSA bronze medal.

The Grade 11 student also advanced to the OFSAA West Regional Track and Field Championships this weekend in London.

She was Kincardine’s top finisher at the CWOSSA Track and Field Championship meet, held last Wednesday and Thursday in Waterloo at Resurrection High School.

“The conditions were good,” said Watson Friday afternoon. “I felt really good and ran a personal best time.”

Decunha leads derby

With five days remaining, a Hanover angler leads the Kincardine Fish Derby with an 18-pound salmon.

David Bedford with his third place catch Friday morning. (Josh Howald photo)

Shelly Decunha bagged an 18.06-lb salmon Saturday morning to take the derby lead, as of Monday afternoon. Decunha’s catch, which came on ladies day at the derby, barely remained in the lead after Kincardine’s Paul Farmiloe brought in a salmon weighing 18.05-lb just before lunch on Sunday. David Bedford was in third place with his 16.74-lb catch Friday morning, one of the first big fish of this year’s derby.

CWOSSA chase is on

Athletes from Bluewater Athletic Association schools were in Kincardine last week for the BAA Track and Field Championships. The Davidson Centre hosted hundreds of athletes Thursday and Friday, who were looking for berths at the CWOSSA meet. Above, Sacred Heart’s Devlin Schellenberger leads a pair of teammates through the 2,000-m open steeplechase. He finished third in the event to qualify for CWOSSA, while his teammates Owen Johnson, middle, and Zach Petteplace failed to qualify. For more photos and the full story – including KDSS’ performance – see this week’s print edition. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine ups tax rate to 12.5 per cent

By Barb McKay

Kincardine residents will see a municipal tax increase of 12.5 per cent this year after council finally passed its budget.

Council passed the 2011 budget with a recorded vote last Monday. Mayor Larry Kraemer and councillors Maureen Couture, Mike Leggett, Candy Hewitt, Jacqueline Faubert and Ken Craig voted in favour of the budget with the new tax rate. Deputy mayor Anne Eadie and councillors Ron Coristine and Randy Roppel opposed it.

Council had defeated its budget April 13, in part because some members believed a 12 per cent hike was too high. At the time, Kraemer had noted that he had never heard of a case where a council had defeated its own budget.