Girls open with 3-1 win

KDSS downs #7 seed at provincials

The Knights were good this morning.

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team opened up the provincial championship tournament (OFSAA) on the right note this morning, defeating the #7 seed Beaver Brae Secondary School.

The Knights, seeded 10th, turned in a great opening game performance and skated to a 3-1 win. Kait McDonell, Hannah Davidson and Morgan Padfield each scored for Kincardine, who will play again at 2:15 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday).

This afternoon, the Knights will face the tournament's #4 seed, St. Charles Secondary School.

The Independent will do its best to keep you updated on KDSS' progress at the OFSAA tournament, being held in Stratford this week. The Knights will have a third qualifying round game tomorrow.

Still snowin'!

Just when you thought winter was letting up, Old Mother Nature reared her head again overnight Thursday in Kincardine. The heavy snow closed schools and highways, and left Kincardine without power for several hours Friday. It also made for some heavy work for local plows like this one, seen on Hamilton Lane. (Josh Howald photo)

Independent gets national nomination

The Kincardine Independent may have Canada’s best editorial page.


It is one of three newspapers nominated for best editorial page in the Canadian Community Newspapers Association’s 2011 Newspaper Awards.


The other two finalists are the Lac La Biche (Alberta) Post and the Williams Lake (British Columbia) Tribune. The papers compete in the 2,000 to 2,999 circulation category.


Apartments at New Seasons allowed in bid to increase traffic downtown

By Barb McKay


Allowing the owners of New Seasons Restaurant on Queen Street to convert the restaurant’s banquet room into apartments will benefit the downtown core, said Kincardine councillor Jacqueline Faubert.


Faubert was just one of several councillors who agreed that allowing owner Stephen Quon to convert the banquet room into two apartments could only help to improve traffic to downtown businesses and eateries.


“It makes sense to use our infrastructure to our best advantage to benefit the downtown core,” said councillor Ron Coristine.


Power outage attributed to Hydro One failure

By Barb McKay


A power outage Friday that knocked out power to most homes and businesses in Kincardine was caused by a loss of supply from Hydro One, according to Westario’s president.


Lisa Milne said the outage lasted no longer than two and a half hours, starting at around 10:30 a.m.

“As soon as Hydro One was able to switch customers back to another feeder, power was restored,” she said.


CWOSSA champs

Overtime winner sends KDSS to provincial tournament

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team will play for a provincial championship.

The KDSS girls have qualified for the provincial high school championships. (submitted photo)

An overtime goal by Hannah Davidson lifted the Knights to a CWOSSA championship and a berth at the OFSAA tournament later this month in Stratford.

“I was just going hard to the net, and (Morgan Padfield’s) rebound ended up right on my stick,” said Davidson Friday afternoon. “I just buried it, and that was that.”

Midgets shut out in OMHA opener

Game 2 of All-Ontario finals Friday night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Miller Insurance midgets will have to regroup for Game 2 of the All-Ontario championship series Friday night at home.

Kincardine was shut out 3-0 in Game 1 of the OMHA finals Sunday evening in Penetang. Following the game, the coaching staff said it was one the worst efforts put forth by this midget team in the playoffs so far. That is cause for concern, but also optimism.

“We didn’t play well at all,” said head coach Steve Stepaniak Sunday night. “But we still could have won this game. We hit a few posts. Penetang scored with two minutes left to make it the score 2-0, and then added the third goal into an empty net.”

Candy bowls

More than $33, 300 brought in for BBBS

Councillour Candy Hewitt gets ready to toss a blowing ball at the 26th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Kincardine and District Bowl For Kids Sake on the weekend. (Barb McKa photo)

Happy 102nd!

Rose Cowley celebrated her 102nd birthday last Tuesday, March 1, at Trillium Court in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

ARC options focus on school closures, transfer of students

By Barb McKay


Four out of seven options presented by the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) during a public meeting held Thursday involve closing schools.