Hornets end Bulldogs playoff run

Dunlop helps sink Kincardine in Game 5

By Josh Howald

All good things must come to an end.

Keegan Angel is sent tumbling over Alliston goalie Tyler Brindle during Game 5 of the Schmalz Cup quarter-finals Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

And a gutsy playoff run by the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs came to an end Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine in Game 5 of the OHA Schmalz Cup quarter-finals.

Hometown boy Payton Dunlop had a hand in sinking the Bulldogs with a beautiful assist on Alliston's first goal, and then giving his Hornets some breathing room with a blast from the point with seven minutes remaining

Dogs gone

By Josh Howald

The season came to an end for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs last night in Game 5 of the OHA Schmalz Cup quarter-finals.

Kincardine captain Gerrit Satosek crashes into the goalpost after being hauled down on a partial breakaway by Alliston's Gianniuca Palotto in the second period of Game 5 last night at the Davidson Centre. Palotto received a minor penalty on the play. (Josh Howald photo)


Payton Dunlop sunk his hometown team last night with a blast from the point with seven minutes to go. Dunlop's goal was the dagger in a 3-1 win by the Hornets that eliminated Kincardine and moved them into a semi-final series against the Port Hope Panthers of the Empire B Junior C League.

One heck of an egg hunt

More children than you can count mix it up at the ninth annual Easter Egg Hunt in Victoria Park Sunday morning. Here, the 4 to 7 age group hunts through the hay for goodies. The Easter Bunny even made it out to the event, organized by the Kincardine Rotary Club. (Josh Howald photo)

Ice storm leaves thousands without power

By Barb McKay


Freezing rain last Thursday led to broken tree limbs and downed hydro lines and left thousands of people in southwestern Ontario, including Kincardine, without power.


As of press time on Monday, there were still a number of regions where power had still not been restored and falling ice over Easter weekend resulted in additional outages. Alliston and Orangeville were effected the most with upwards of 8,000 customers without power.


Municipal officials, local execs make Ontario Sunshine List

Several public sectors employees in Bruce County were named on the province’s 2015 public salary disclosure report, more commonly known as the Sunshine List.


The list is published by the Ontario government each year, but the $100,000 has not changed since the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act came into effect in 1996. According to a report from the provincial treasury board, if the threshold was adjusted for inflation, it would be $146,774, reducing the number of employees included in the disclosure list by 83 per cent.


Kinetic Knights take regional competition with robot

By Barb McKay

The Kincardine Kinetic Knights Team 781 won gold in the recent Buckeye Regional championship in Cleveland, Ohio.

The robotics team competed with its robot Duncan in the competition from May 17-19. The team’s administrative captain Lana Splettstoesser said the Knights learned how to improve Duncan from a previous regional experience in Toronto earlier in the month and were ready for the challenge when they travelled to Ohio. The robot’s drive team consisted of coach Chris Pierce, programmer Jed Gonzales, driver Derek Eberl and human player Brendan Arciszewski. Team 781 is made up of 42 students.

Spring swing

Emma Slade spins Chantel Whaling, both 9, on the playground equipment at MacPherson Park Sunday afternoon. The girls were among many local residents out enjoying the warm weather. (Josh Howald photo)

Officer will be honoured May 24

Bridge to be dedicated in Campbell's honour

Provincial Constable Craig Campbell will be honoured on May 24, more than 30 years after he was killed in the line of duty.

The South-Bruce OPP issued a release last week inviting the media and members of the public to a bridge dedication ceremony. The Highway 21 bridge that crosses the Penetangore River will be officially dedicated in Campbell's name.

On Aug. 3, 1985, Campbell, Badge #6477, and his partner were on patrol along Highway 9 watching for a possible impaired driver that had evaded police near Wingham. As the marked police cruiser Campbell was in performed a u-turn, the suspect vehicle slammed into the cruiser broadside. The crash killed Campbell and seriously injured his partner.

Twelve charged in distracted driving crackdown

Locally, police charged 11 people with distracted driving and one other person with careless driving during a recent six-day campaign targeting distracted driving.

Province wide, OPP officers charged 1,575 motorists with distracted driving between March 14 and March 20. Another 43 were charged with careless driving.

"Distracted driving is not only illegal; it has...quickly become the most significant casual factor in serious crashes on Ontario highways," said Inspector Dana Earley, Detachment Commander for the South-Bruce OPP.

She said although the campaign may have ended, the South-Bruce OPP will constantly be on the watch for distracted driving.

OldStars tournament turns 40

Annual celebration this weekend

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Kincardine Erie Belle OldStars Hockey Tournament.

The always popular event isn't straying too much from tradition for its 40th anniversary - the OldStars are sticking with what works. This year's tournament is actually one of the smaller tournaments the club has held over the years. A total of 12 teams will be in town competing in three different divisions. There is an oldtimers division (35+), a women's division and a men's recreational division (no carded players).

As always the weekend will kick off with the Kincardine tykes playing their final games of the season. The Level 3 tykes will play at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by the junior tykes at 5:15 p.m. and the senior tykes at 6 p.m. The players are treated to hot dogs and pop in the Davidson Centre hall following the contests.