Cubs crush Cards, Listowel

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs held on to second place with a pair of lopsided wins in Thames Valley Senior Baseball League play.

David Cobean of the Cubs safely slides home for an in-the-park home run – or a triple and an error – Friday night on Tout Field at Connaught Park. (Josh Howald photo)

The bats are working once again, and Kincardine cruised to a 15-1 win last Tuesday night in St. Thomas before knocking around the Listowel Legionnaires Friday night at Connaught Park.

Time for answers

Dear Editor:

Add my name to the list of pissed off Kincardinites. Driving to London every other week we see the price of gas in all the towns from here to there - and it is ALWAYS cheaper. 

This past Thursday,  gas was $1.18 per litre in London and on Friday at the Kincardine Esso it was $1.27.  What could possibly make gas so much more expensive here? 

It's about time we had some answers.

Sandra Bennett


Dear Editor:

The question has been asked many times in the Municipality of Kincardine, why our gas prices are the highest in midwestern and southern Ontario without a “clear” response.


Smash Wrestling was in town Saturday, marking the first time in 25 years Kincardine has seen a live show. The Bruce Steakhouse sponosred the event at the Davidson Centre Hall, organized by Rob MacLeod. The former ring announcer turned elementary school teacher worked one more night in the ring, and the wrestlers didn't disappoint a sell-out crowd. (Josh Howald photo)

Marriott hotel and convention centre planned for Kincardine

By Barb McKay


Kincardine is getting a new hotel and conference facility


Westario responds to power outage concerns

The president of Westario Power sent a detailed letter to Kincardine council last week in response to concerns about a series of power outages and brownouts in April.


The letter came in response to a request from councillor Maureen Couture to explain why the outages occurred and what Westario would do to prevent further problems. Two days of rolling blackouts and brownouts left 1,200 Kincardine customers without power and closed schools and businesses.


In the letter, Westario president Lisa Milne outlined how technicians responded to the outages between April 3 and 5 and Westario’s findings as a result.


Funding cuts mean delivery changes to BWDSB special education

By Barb McKay


The Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) has passed a balanced budget, but the board is seeing deep funding cuts this year.


BWDSB trustees approved the 2013-2014 budget at a special board meeting last Tuesday. The budget includes $188,776,785 in revenues and $189,151,785 in expenses. The board plans to take $375,000 from emergency capital reserves to cover the shortfall.


The BWDSB is projecting a decline in student enrollment by 514 students, which will result in a loss in funding from the province. In addition, the student needs grant from the Ontario Ministry of Education is being reduced this year by more than $5.2 million.

A little off the top

South-Bruce OPP Const. Kerry Richardson gives Shane McCarthy, 12, a close haircut during Ripley-Huron Community School's shave-off event for Cops for Cancer last week. Sixteen students and principal Graham Martin signed up to have their heads shaved. (Barb McKay photo)

PREDC to develop business incubator to grow Kincardine economy

By Barb McKay


The Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC) is in the process of developing a full service business incubator for Kincardine and the surrounding area.


China trip changes view on environmental laws

China is a country of contradictions, says Kincardine mayor Larry Kraemer.


You have the extremely rich living next door to the poor, Kraemer told council Wednesday evening, but the country has big plans for the future.


Kraemer, just returned from a trade mission with a group of other Ontario mayors, said the goal of the Chinese is to be 90 per cent urbanized within 10 years. In a country of 1.3 billion people, that’s like building 10,000 new cities.


Construction is everywhere. The Chinese put up apartment buildings faster than we do single family structures.

Barbs enjoy Tiverton debut

Shut out win in home opener

By Josh Howald

There is no place like home.

Ian Kershaw of the Bruce County Barbarians bolts away from the pack after winning the ball in a second half scrum Saturday in Niagara Rugby Union A Division action Saturday in Tiverton. This game was all Bruce County, with the Barbarians winning 29-0 following the grand opening of the new Tiverton Sports Field. (Josh Howald photo)

The Bruce County Barbarians celebrated the grand opening of the new Tiverton Sports Field in style, hammering Waterloo 29-0 in their Niagara Rugby Union A Division home opener.