AE Midgets defeated

Mooretown wins Game 6, OMHA tttle

Mooretown celebrates a goal in Game 5 Saturday night. They had reason to celebrate last night too, as they defeated Kincardine 4-1 in Game 6 of the OMHA AEGR3 Finals. (Josh Howald photo)

Mooretown is the new OMHA midget AE GR3 champion.

The midget additional entry team skated to a 4-1 win last night on home ice in Game 6 of the championship series against Kincardine. It was the first game of this series that a game was won by a home team.

For full details, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Pasta for pets

Maddy Cranston, 6, can't get enough spaghetti at the third annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner and Silent Auction at the Kincardine Legion on the weekend. The event raised $6, 263 to support Cozy Cat Kennels and the Huron County SPCA. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine to set aside up to $100,000 for possible turbine noise study

By Barb McKay


Kincardine will establish a fund to conduct independent noise studies on industrial wind turbines to ensure they are in compliance with provincial regulations.


The motion, introduced by councillor Jacqueline Faubert, set off a heated debate amongst council members during last Wednesday’s meeting.


“I feel really, really positive about this motion,” she said. “This is an area where we have some say, where we otherwise have had obstacles and barriers.”


Independent picks up three awards

The Kincardine Independent walked away with three awards at the annual Ontario Community Newspapers Association convention held Friday in Vaughan.



Eric Howald with The Independent's second place finish in overall excellence.


Best foot forward

These brave members of the South Bruce OPP and the Municipality of Kincardine will don heels on June 4 for the Women’s House Serving Grey and Bruce Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser. From left, are Const. Kevin Martin, Staff Sgt. John LeBlanc, Kincardine foreperson Brian Kelly, Const. Gary Yost and detachment commander Insp. Scott Smith. Constables Andrew Werle, Darryl Campbell and Greg Clark will also participate. The team is being ‘coached’ by Staff Sgt. Dana Earley. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine rushes to provide input to Quixote One wind project

By Barb McKay


Confusion around the deadline for comments on the Quixote One wind project had Kincardine council scrambling to make a decision on what to submit last week.


During last Wednesday’s meeting, council was unclear on whether the deadline to submit comments to the project’s developers, Leader Resources Services Corp. is March 31 or April 30. The Quixote One project is a single 2.5 megawatt industrial wind turbine project north of Kincardine, near Tiverton. The project received a FIT contract in July 2011. The final public meeting was held on Feb. 21.


Kincardine woman to travel to Iraq to help children

By Barb McKay


Erin Hardman has always been attracted to a good cause.


Game 5 Saturday in Kincardine

All-Ontario rubber match for AE Kinucks, Mooretown

There will be a Game 5, and it will be played in Kincardine.

An OMHA All-Ontario title will be on the line Saturday night at the Davidson Centre, as Kincardine will host Mooretown for Game 5 of the OMHA Midget GR3 AE championship series.

“The last couple of games have been a bit of a roller coaster ride,” said defenceman Colten Hendrie, “but I think we’re the stronger team and we can get the job done.”

Game time is 6 p.m. on Saturday and it will be the final meaningful minor hockey game played at the Davidson Centre this year.

Kincardine will have a bit of momentum, staying alive with a 3-1 win in Game 4 on the road Sunday night. But Kincardine has had issues with winning on home ice. Both of these teams have – the road team has won every game thus far.

NHL deal for Meurs

Ripley native inks entry level contract with Colorado

By Josh Howald

Sometimes, we all need to be reminded that dreams really can come true.

Garrett Meurs earlier this season playing in Owen Sound. His Whalers became the first team to advance to the second round after completing a four-game sweep of Sarnia last night. (Independent file photo)


Just ask Garrett Meurs.

The Ripley native signed a National Hockey League contract Friday morning, a three-year entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche worth about $1.8 million.

“It’s an incredible feeling, it’s hard to believe it has actually happened,” he said from a hotel room in Plymouth on the weekend. “Right now my focus is on Sarnia, but my agent called and let me know earlier today that a deal had been done. It’s something I always dreamed about when I was little.”

Back-to-back midget titles for Kincardine

Kincardine sweeps Penetang for provincial championship

By Josh Howald

They say defence wins titles. And you can’t argue with the results.

Kincardine celebrates a second consecutive OMHA midget B championship Sunday in Penetang. In no particular order, coaching staff Jim Bernath, Steve Stepaniak, Dustin Catto and Mark Smith. Players Chase Ambeau, Jordan Bell, Keegan McLelland, Michael Osadca. Brody Hayes, Derrick Bernath, Riley Cook, Austin Rees, Marcel Fohkens, Ashton Wilken, Cole Lamont, Payton Dunlop, Dave Mcfarlan, Carter Strachan and Spencer Montgomery. (Photo courtesy of Janice Lamont)