Baker signs with University of Regina

Early Christmas gift for 18-year-old goaltender

By Josh Howald

Christmas came early this year for Morgan Baker.

Morgan Baker signed a letter on intent last week to play hockey for the University of Regina. (Josh Howald photo)


The 18-year-old goaltender signed a letter of intent last week to accept a scholarship to become a University of Regina Cougar.

"It is one of my life goals realized," said Baker on Sunday afternoon. "There is a huge sense of relief, and I'm just so happy I get to go play at a great school for a great hockey program."

Bruce Power setting a good example to world, says Chrétien

By Barb McKay


Former prime minister Jean Chrétien was in Kincardine last week to support Bruce Power as it marked the completion of a rigorous safety review.



Former Prime Minister Jean Chretien, left, with Saugeen First Nation Chief Vernon Roote and Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthorne. (Barb McKay photo)



New walking trail proposed along Boiler Beach

 By Barb McKay

Residents in the Boiler Beach area are volunteering their time and skills to extend a walking trail system from Kincardine to Concession 10.

Refugee fund reaches $21,000

The Kincardine Refugee Committee reported Monday that it has received $19,802 in cash and pledges.


Part of the big increase in funds this week comes from the commitments of two of the churches on the committee.


Rev. Kathy Fraser of Knox Presbyterian Church said Monday that she had just heard about additional donations of $500, $100 and $200 and another $600 in pledges. That brings the total raised and pledged to $21,202.


Traffic stop leads to criminal charges

A large quantity of stolen property, as well as illegal street drugs, was found during a traffic stop on Highway 21 just before midnight on Dec. 17.

The South-Bruce OPP said officers on patrol along Highway 21 in Bruce Twp. stopped a grey Ford pick-up truck. In the back of the truck, police found the stolen property. In the front of the truck, they found drugs.

Three men are facing numerous charges. South-Bruce OPP Cst. Kevin Martin said Friday the arrests were not related to the rash of recent break-ins in downtown Kincardine.

Local teams gear up for run at Silver Stick

By Josh Howald

Starting Sunday, no less than six local squads will be seeking Silver Stick success.

The 29th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick will kick off Sunday, drawing 50 teams for four days of minor hockey action in Kincardine, Tiverton and Ripley.

Last year, it was the Timber Mart bantam Kinucks that kept a Silver Stick banner in Kincardine. The bantams advanced to the International Silver Stick finals with an exciting 3-1 win over Tavistock in the tournament finale in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Davidson Centre. The Legion peewee Kinucks also played for a tournament title, but were defeated by Penetang in a heartbreaking loss.

Good Knights!

The Kincardine District Secondary School Christmas Knights spent a rainy Saturday morning collecting toys and non-perishable food items for the Kincardine Community Services Association Christmas Hamper Program. Students and volunteers were kept busy sorting thousands of donations at St. Anthony's Church. From left are KDSS students Madison McBride, Bethany Wilken and Sophia Tomaini. (Barb McKay photo)

Team effort to improve local health care

New doctors, equipment, services announced

By Josh Howald

They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be so, and by the looks of things, it takes more than a village to effectively run a hospital.

The South Bruce Grey Health Centre, the Kincardine Physicians Group, the Family Health Team, the Kincardine Community Health Care Foundation and the Municipality of Kincardine held a press conference Thursday morning at the Kincardine Medical Clinic to share several successful collaborative efforts to secure and expand health services in Kincardine.

Strong support for refugee committee

The Kincardine Refugee Committee is off and running.


Fundraising has started and committees are in place.


The quick start was fuelled by a public meeting held Monday evening, Dec. 7 at Knox Presbyterian Church.


More than 150 people attended to learn about the committee’s progress to date, offer help and ask questions.


The response was positive with people offering help, joining subcommittees, and giving and pledging money.


Break-ins continue in Kincardine’s core

By Barb McKay

There is growing concern amongst Kincardine business owners following another rash of break-ins and thefts in the downtown core.

The aftermath of a break-in last Tuesday morning at Sugar Shack. (Barb McKay photo)

Sometime overnight on Dec. 8, a thief or thieves broke into Harbour Rose Boutique, Sunset Grill and the Sugar Shack tattoo shop. Scott Duncan, owner of Sugar Shack said he has been careful about keeping cash on the premise since someone tried to break into his business two years ago. This time, the front door was smashed and thieves made away with two iPods. A small quantity of cash was taken from Sunrise Grill but whoever broke in to the restaurant also damaged the freezer. It is still unknown if anything was taken from Harbour Rose.