Points not a problem

The Kincardine District Secondary School senior girls basketball team put a royal beating on Saugeen District last week.

The Knights amassed an incredible 76 points in Wednesday afternoon’s affair, which they won by more than 50 points.

Jessica Quinn grabs possession of the ball as she collides with a Saugeen District Secondary School player during BAA basketball action Wednesday afternoon at the high school. The lady Knights pounded the visiting Royals 76-24. (Josh Howald photo)

It was 34-10 for Kincardine at the half, and it ended a lopsided 76-24.

The score actually could have been worse.


Bottle drive

Kincardine Beaver Mattew Bushell, 6, holds a box of cans ready for collection during Saturday's Scouts bottle drive in the Foodland parking lot. (Kiel Edge photo)


Grant money sparks spending spree

The municipality of Kincardine should see a rash of new projects underway thanks to a $721,784 grant from the Ontario Government.

Councillors and senior staff have selected seven projects to fund with the cash – given out through the Investing in Ontario Act Grant Program. At its Oct. 16 meeting, council hammered out a list of suitable projects from a shopping list of capital projects.

The largest chunk of cash – approximately $250,000 - will go to the Huron Terrace Bridge project. Kincardine is on the hook for $1.2-million of its total cost, and the grant will help to soften the blow on the 2009 capital budget.

“We’ve got a good spread of money going throughout the municipality,” said councillor Ken Craig. “This is a big project.”


Let's get to the facts

Councillor Ken Craig stated I was a bad guy for slagging CAO John DeRosenroll and he didn’t want any part of my discussion to Kincardine council.

Craig wanted a public position so he should stand up when the going gets tough. This is the same guy that stood in my living room and stated in front of a group of us that he couldn't wait for a health study on wind turbines because he had $30,000 coming his way from lease agreements.

Is council refusing to look at the bylaws in front of it, forcing me to legal action? This is how residents are treated in this community. No open discussion, just do as we say!


Hockey should be a dream, not an obsession

Wendel Clark speaks at Easter Seals banquet

Wendel Clark can spend hours telling stories of his hockey career; just don’t ask him to re-enact it.

Clark retired from the National Hockey League in 2000, after 15 seasons in the league. A lifetime of hard hits and fights took its toll on his 5’11” frame and now, he says, his body won’t let him continue to play in retirement.

“I retired because of health, not age,” Clark says. “(I coach my son’s teams) but I only play three or four times a year in charity games. My body just doesn’t like (hockey) as much as it used to.”


Wolves drown Rats in opener

Ripley skates to 9-1 win

The Ripley Wolves put a 9-1 beating on the Nottawasaga River Rats Friday night in Ripley's home opener.

 

The Wolves opened the WOAA Senior A men's hockey regular season by beating the Rats, formerly known as the Georgian Bay River Rats 9-1.

 

Travis VanGaver and Jeremy McQuillin each scored twice in what was a chippy and rough affair at the Ripley-Huron Community Complex.

 

The newly acquired Shawn Detzler also scored for Ripley in the win. Detzler, a former member of the Mildmay Monarchs, did not play last season. He should add some more scoring punch to an already offensively gifted hockey team.

 


Termites enjoy Curling Club

The Kincardine Curling Club has long been enjoyed by many – including the local termite population.

The curling club, located on Kincardine Avenue, is undergoing major repairs after serious termite damage was found on the structure’s north side.

Five major laminated wood support beams on the north side are  being replaced with steel beams at a cost of $10,000, said Kincardine Curling Club president Jim Prenger. The money will come from the curling club’s reserve funds.

Steel siding was put on the building about four years ago, said Prenger. Last year there was evidence of termite damage. This summer some of the steel siding was removed and severe damage found.


Lucknow could be country music capital

Some of North America’s biggest country music acts could be invading Lucknow next summer.

The Lucknow Kinsmen unveiled their preliminary plan for a one-day, four-band concert tentatively scheduled for Lucknow next August. The plan is to raise money for a yet-unnamed community project and support the Kinsmen’s long-standing fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis research.


Thirty years of turkey pies

They come for the pies.

Turkey pies to be exact – more than 2,200 were on sale at Saturday’s Kountry Kitchen Bazaar at the Point Clark Community Centre. This year marked the 30th consecutive bazaar and the yearly tradition shows no signs of slowing down.

“It’s the turkey pies that bring people here, but we give great value on everything for your money,” says organizer Jan Kelly. “The vendors and the variety make it a well-known success.”

Kountry Kitchen Bazaar volunteers Marion Donnelly, left, and Sheila Murray hold two of the many pies on sale Saturday morning at the Pine River Community Centre. (Kiel Edge photo)


What local Fall Fair is the most enjoyable?

Ripley
63% (69 votes)
Tiverton
25% (27 votes)
Kincardine
13% (14 votes)
Total votes: 110