Kincardine rec committee to look at beach safety initiatives

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine recreation committee plans to meet over the winter to consider beach safety initiatives.



Swimming or walking out on the pier in this kind of weather is asking for trouble. Bruce Ross of Kincardine took this photo from the foot of the north pier Labour Day weekend when the area was hit with strong winds and heavy seas. Despite the lake's condition and an August drowning in similar conditions, people still ventured into the lake on the weekend.


Ripley Fair this weekend

The 147th annual Ripley-Huron Fall Fair will be bigger and better than ever.

In fact, the festivities kick off Thursday night with a pre-teen dance. Friday and Saturday will feature dozens of fun events and activities for the whole family.

The fair will begin in earnest Friday night with some classic, crowd pleasing events. The Super Frog contest is set for 7:30 p.m. and the fourth annual garden tractor pull will start registration at 6 p.m. For the super frog contest, you’ll need to bring your own frog. And of course, the Fall Fair Ambassador will be crowned Friday night. That competition will feature a variety show, as well as a pie and cake auction. This year, five young ladies are vying for the ambassador spot – Cailin MacKay, Dayna Simpson, Lana Pollock, Molly MacLennan and Rachel Creech. The midway, run by Classic Amusements, will also open Friday at 6 p.m.

Shut out win, shootout loss

'Dogs grab three of four opening weekend points

By Josh Howald

It was a pretty good start to the Western Junior C hockey season for the Carruthers-Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

After shutting out the Mount Forest Patriots in Friday night’s home opener, the ‘Dogs were edged out in  a shootout Saturday evening by the loaded-up Walkerton Hawks.

Kincardine goaltender Gatlin Burt forces Walkerton's Tyler Allen wide on a third period 2-on-1 break Saturday evening in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine in race against time to receive funding for Davidson Centre addition

By Barb McKay


Now that a solution has been found to repair footings for the Davidson Centre addition, the race is on to complete the work in time to receive government funding.



Henderson Builders Ltd. employees prepare the ground around the Davidson Centre before concrete is poured to increase the existing building's load bearing capacity for the new addition. (Barb McKay photo)


Your candidates...

The following is a list of candidates for the 2010 municipal election to be held Oct. 25.

Municipality of Kincardine

Mayor: (1 to be elected) Laura Haight; Ronald J. Stephens; and Larry A. Kraemer.


Councillors at Large: (4 to be elected, with the one with the most votes being Deputy Mayor): Kenneth E. Craig; Marsha Leggett; Anne Eadie; Ron Coristine; Maureen Couture; Ronald E. Farrell; and Guy O. Anderson.

Huron-Kinloss draft wind energy policy complete

By Barb McKay


The Township of Huron-Kinloss has prepared a wind turbine development policy which has been sent to its solicitor for review.


Township administrator Mary Rose Walden submitted the draft policy to council at its meeting Wednesday for comment. The draft was composed after staff met with Hydro One officials to get a better understanding of how electrical distribution is handled in relation to wind turbines.


Walden said that there are still a number of unanswered questions and the township will need to do some legal research.

Barbs clinch NRUA title

By Josh Howald

It hasn’t taken long for the Bruce County Barbarians to get to the top. Three years, to be exact.

Bruce County's Gareth Wright crosses the touch line to score one of his three trys Saturday afternoon at Kincardine District Secondary School. The Barbarians pasted the Norfolk Harvesters 48-7 to clinch the NRUA championship.

Bulldogs open season Friday night

Face Pats Friday, in Walkerton Saturday

By Josh Howald

The boys of winter are getting an early start.

The Carruthers-Nicol Insurance Bulldogs will open the 2010-11 Western Junior C hockey season Friday night at the Davidson Centre. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. for Kincardine’s first tilt of the season, against the Mount Forest Patriots.

The regular season began in earnest last weekend with five league games. The ‘Dogs, however, did not play in any of those contests, as they were in Alliston playing in a preseason tournament.

Kincardine’s line-up won’t be drastically different from last season, as the Bulldogs have more than a dozen returning players.

Fall Fair fun

As has been the case in recent years, the Craig family had the best float in Saturday’s Fall Fair Parade. Here, Ken Craig follows the float with a tray of his favourite food. (Josh Howald photo)

Hot dog!

Teaghan Johnston, 12, and her dog Nike performed well at Friday night’s Dog Show. (Josh Howald photo)