Four appointed to Bruce Telecom board

Bruce Telecom past chair Holly Robinson will continue on with the company’s board of directors for another two years and will be joined by three new members.

 

Municipality of Kincardine council considered candidates for the municipally-owned telecommunications company board during a closed meeting held last Wednesday. Council passed a bylaw following the closed session to appoint Robinson, along with Tom Cole, Ron Larsen and Peter Risteen to the board for a two-year term.

 

Kincardine mayor Anne Eadie, CAO Murray Clarke and Bruce Telecom president Bart Cameron also sit on the board.


Atoms open International Silver Stick Friday

By Josh Howald

Better hope these kids are morning people.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks will begin the quest of an International Silver Stick championship bright and early Friday morning.

Kincardine will face Ilderton at 8 a.m., then have a short break before taking on Elmvale at 11:30 a.m. at a different arena. The third and final preliminary round game for Kincardine is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday morning in Thedford. The opponent in that game is a team from Rome, New York.


KDSS Hockey Day this Saturday

By Josh Howald

This Saturday will be KDSS Hockey Day at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Live entertainment, a silent auction, a licensed bar, an alumni game and a Western Junior C hockey game are all on deck as a fundraiser for the KDSS boys hockey team, which will travel to Europe for a series of exhibition games later this season.


Trailblazing

Bud Pretty walks over the north Penetangore bridge on a stroll of Kincardine's trails with his dogs Maggie and Bailey Sunday. The mild temperature and light snow made for ideal conditions for a walk - not like the start of this week, when heavy snow and cold winds closed highways and kept students away from school on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Barb McKay photo)


Committee seeks two refugee families

Because of the generous response of the community, the Kincardine Refugee Committee has decided to sponsor two refugee families instead of one.

The committee needed $17,000 to sponsor a family of four but has already received more than $46,000 in pledges and donations. At a meeting Thursday evening, the committee reviewed its resources: $33,000 in cash with $13,000 in pledges; the offer of three houses to lodge refugees; numerous offers of household goods, furniture and clothing.

The committee has hoped from the beginning that it would be able to bring in two families. With its current resources and the expectation of more money, the committee decided to apply for a family of four and a family of six from the same country of origin. That way the families can be a source of mutual support.


Kincardine man wins $1 million

Craig Jones of Kincardine is overjoyed after learning that he had the winning ticket for the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize from the Nov. 11, 2015, LOTTO 6/49 draw.

Craig Jones has a good reason to be smiling. (submitted photo)

Jones had purchased the ticket from Hi-Way Variety on Queen Street in Kincardine, but did not check his numbers until December. It was quite a Christmas, and as it turns out, birthday gift.


Police recover ATV, charge five

The Bruce Peninsula OPP and the Grey County OPP recovered a 2015 red Polaris Razor 570 ATV that had been stolen from Kincardine on Dec. 27.

As a result, five people were charged, one from Kincardine.

At 9:18 p.m. on Jan. 1, the Bruce Peninsula OPP and the Grey County OPP intercepted the sale of the vehicle. Police had been advised that the ATV, estimated to be worth $12,000, was being transported in a mini-van, along with a pick-up truck towing a trailer. Police spotted the suspect vehicles on Bruce Road 10 in the town of South-Bruce Peninsula.

Five suspects were charged. A 29-year-old man from Arran Elderslie was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. He is to appear in court Feb. 4 to answer to the charge.


Seven impaired charges over holidays

The OPP issued a release last week summarizing the results from the annual Festive RIDE campaign. The program began Nov. 23 and concluded on Jan. 2.

A total of 573 impaired driving charges were laid in Ontario, and 350 others had their licenses suspended after registering a roadside warning. The annual safety initiative saw cops at RIDE checkpoints checking vehicles for alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

Locally, the South-Bruce OPP laid seven charges of impaired driving and seized four other licenses for roadside warning violations.

"This year's results tell us some drivers continue to put others at risk by driving while impaired," said South-Bruce OPP Detachment Commander Inspector Dana Earley.


Ski loppet this Saturday

Don't hide inside - embrace the season.

A scene from the second annual ski loppet at Stoney Island in 2014. (Independent file photo/Howald)

 

People are encouraged to come back outside to enjoy the fourth annual Kincardine Community Ski Loppet this Saturday afternoon.

As usual, the event will take place at the Stoney Island Conservation Area just north of town on the B-Line (Country Road 23). The loppet will begin at 2 p.m., but there will also be a short race for enthusiasts beginning at 1 p.m. Open to all age groups, there will be a short course for youngsters that avoids hills.


Alumni hockey game Jan. 23

Fundraiser for European hockey tour

By Josh Howald

The current Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team is going to get some help from the 2012 OFSAA provincial champions.

On Jan. 23, a fundraiser will take place at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine that will feature live entertainment, a silent auction, a licensed bar and a chance to see this year's KDSS team take on a team of KDSS hockey alumni, including several members of the 2012 provincial champs.

All of the money raised at the event will go towards an exhibition tour of Europe this year's team has planned for April. Peter Wolfe said the trip will be part educational, part cultural and part hockey. Kincardine has at least four games lined up against high schools in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.