Community Achievement Award nominees announced

The Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce has released the list of nominees for the 2017 Community Achievement Awards.

The nominees for Bruce Power Citizen of the Year are Lynn Evans, Linda Stanley and Richard Yun. Nominees for the following awards are:

Enbridge Quality of Life Award – Penetangore Wellness, Lake Huron Learning Collaborative and Rick Rock Memorial Golf Tournament.

RBC Golden Apple Award – Joanne Wilson, Stacey Palmer and Janey Campbell.

OPG Environmental Award – Pine River Watershed Initiative Network, Victoria Zambito (7K Trail Challenge) and Brad Kirkconnell.

Jacques Law Youth Programming Excellence Award – Jesse Topp, Melanie Pyke and Jennifer Hunter.


National award for LHFC hatchery program

Cael Conant, left, and Jove Gabor of Cristal MacIntosh's kindergarten class at St. Anthony's School are helping raise salmon for the Lake Huron Fishing Club through a national award-winning initiative. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)


Kincardine man charged after trying to drive wrong way on 401

A 45-year-old Kincardine man is facing impaired driving charges after he was pulled over by Woodstock police while trying to enter Highway 401 the wrong way on Feb. 19.

According to a report from the Woodstock Police Service, an officer on patrol observed a Ford Explorer drive through a red light south bound on Norwich Avenue at Juliana Drive in the City of Woodstock.

The officer followed the vehicle and was shocked to watch as the driver turned eastbound onto the westbound Highway 401 off ramp at Norwich Avenue.   The officer activated the police cruiser’s emergency lights and siren and followed the vehicle, now travelling the wrong way on the westbound 401 off ramp.


Go figure

Alexis Milner skates at the Kincardine Skating Club's annual gala performance at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine Friday evening. A large crowd turned out to see the club's final show of the season. (Josh Howald photo)


 CWOSSA title for junior boys

Kincardine District Secondary School may have come up short in the Bluewater Athletic Association final, but it was all-Knights, all day at the CWOSSA junior boys basketball tournament Friday in Kitchener.

The KDSS junior boys basketball team won a CWOSSA championship Friday. (submitted photo)

 

The KDSS juniors cruised to a 44-23 win over Emmanuel. Cam Lamont led all Kincardine scorers with 13 points. Justin Van Wodenboerg had seven points for Emmanuel.

Earlier in the day, the Knights had defeated Delhi District Secondary School 44-30 in a semi-final contest. Carson Stevenson had 17 points for KDSS in the win. Dylan Wells had 14 points for DHSS.


OT win gives midgets 2-0 lead

Parry Sound in town for Game 3 Friday

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks are a game away from the All-Ontario finals.

Kincardine won Games 1 and 2 of their OMHA semi-finals on the weekend in Parry Sound, and could complete a three-game sweep Friday night on home ice.


 Atoms come home with 2-0 lead

Game 3 Friday night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks could punch their ticket to the All-Ontario finals Friday night on home ice.

The atoms were in Parry Sound on the weekend for Games 1 and 2 of the OMHA atom B semi-finals and came out on the right end of a couple of close games.

Saturday, the atom Kinucks skated to a 3-1 win in the series opener. Sunday afternoon, the atoms won Game 2 of this best-of-five series by a 3-2 score. That means with a win in Game 3, the Kinucks would advance to the OMHA finals.

Game 3 will be played at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine Friday at 7 p.m. Should Parry Sound win Game 3 to stay alive, Game 4 would be played Saturday, also in Kincardine, at 2 p.m. If a fifth game becomes necessary, it is scheduled to be played Sunday back in Parry Sound.


Chain of events

The costume skate at the Ripley Arena during the Ripley Winter Carnival drew skaters of all ages. From left, Brianna Pointom, Mikayla Galina, Emery Harper, Summer Galina and Ella Goncales form a train to skate around the ice. (Barb McKay photo)


Shoreline stabilization project necessary to prevent further erosion

By Barb McKay

A project to preserve the shoreline along Macpherson Park in Kincardine is progressing well and is expected to be completed on time and on budget.


 Kincardine Pride promotes awareness and inclusion

By Barb McKay

Kincardine is proud to be an inclusive and welcoming community.

That is what a newly-formed organization has hoped for and is quickly discovering to be true. Kincardine Pride is only in its infancy, having launched its Facebook page less than two weeks ago, and is already receiving plenty of positive feedback.

“The letters and emails and outpouring has been incredible,” said Terry-Ann Smith. “It is quite something.”

Fellow Kincardine Pride member Sandy Blackwood said discussion about starting the group began back in December and quickly took off.

“It has been a passion of Fort Papalia’s and he approached me,” she said. “It is near and dear to my heart.”

The two then asked Smith if she would get involved.

“It is near and dear to me, as well, so it was a no-brainer,” she said.