McFadden to face Russians in Owen Sound

By Josh Howald

Kincardine native Garrett McFadden will represent Team OHL in a Nov. 12 game in Owen Sound against the Russian National Junior Team.

The Guelph Storm defenceman is one of 36 players selected to play for Team OHL in the international exhibition series. After playing two games against Western Hockey League players, the Russians will be in Owen Sound on Nov. 12 and in Windsor for Game 4 on Nov. 16. The six-game series will wrap up with two games in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League arenas.

"I was a little surprised at first," said McFadden on Monday morning. "But it was great to hear, and that I'm playing in the Owen Sound game was even better news. I'm definitely excited, and have the game in the back of my head right now to motivate me, especially when our team is struggling."

Ben Lobb re-elected for Huron-Bruce, under Liberal majority

By Barb McKay


Conservative Ben Lobb is once again Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce.



Local Liberal candidate Allan Thompson speaks to supporters after election results became known to Ainsdale Course late Monday night (Josh Howald photo)




Future vote?

Grade 4 student Daylin Fischuk casts her ballot at the Huron Heights Public School mock-cvote on Thursday afternoon. (Barb McKay photo)

Natural gas success depends on residential consumer conversion

 By Barb McKay


The success of the regional natural gas project ultimately falls on the shoulders of residents in the three participating municipalities.


This was the message from Mark Rodger of Borden Ladner Gervais, the legal firm representing the municipalities of Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss and Arran-Elderslie during a public meeting held at the Kincardine Municipal Administration Centre on Saturday. The meeting was one of three in the region. Others were held in Ripley and Chesley late last week and were, reportedly, well attended.


Bank on it

The Bruce Power Pensioners Association made a large donation Thursday to the Kincardine food bank. The food bank expects to see a surge in people needing to use the food bank. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Hydro rates to increase Nov. 1

Consumers can expect yet another increase to electricity rates as of Nov. 1.


This is the second rate hike this year. The Ontario Energy Board previously increased rates May 1. The OEB is attributing this price boost to increased utility costs. According to the report from the OEB, higher costs from OPG’s nuclear and hydro-electric power plants make up 40 per cent of the increase, while renewable generation sources including wind and solar power make up one-third of the increase.


Marriott booking large events as hotel nears completion

By Barb McKay


Management at the new TownePlace Suites Marriott in Kincardine is looking to the local hospitality industry for support to help bring economic opportunities to the community.



TownePlace Suites general manager Jackie Pawlifkowski, left, and site supervisor Bill Rotheutsch of GUPM stand in what will be the main conference facility in the new Mariott hotel. (Barb McKay photo)



Impaired driver on Broadway

A 29-year-old was charged with care or control over 80mgs after a grey Toyota Prius rolled into a RIDE checkpoint on Broadway Street in Kincardine at 11:33 p.m. last Monday night, Oct. 12.

Officers discovered the driver had been drinking alcohol. The man, from London, is to appear in court Nov. 2 to answer to the charge.

Good luck runs out for Bulldogs

Bulldogs remain in first place

By Josh Howald

The good puck luck couldn't continue forever.

The Mount Forest Patriots celebrate Sunday afternoon's win over the NIcol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs split weekend contests at home, beating the Goderich Flyers on Friday night but dropping a close 5-4 decision Sunday afternoon to Mount Forest.


Rachel Thomson, 6, and Matthew Singlish, 5, are fairly well balanced youngsters, it would appear Sunday afternoon at McPherson Park in Kincardine. Some beautiful fall weather drew all kinds of people, young and old, to the waterfront. (Josh Howald photo)