Kincardine hosts regional builder’s forum for first time

By Barb McKay

Barn fire prevention was a hot topic during the 2017 Builders Forum held Thursday at the Davidson Centre.

This is the first year the Municipality of Kincardine has hosted the forum, organized by the Bluewater Chapter of the Ontario Building Officials Association. Terry Kuipers, chair of the Bluewater chapter, explained that the forum has been held annually since 1991 and different municipalities within the chapter will typically host the event for three consecutive years.

“The purpose is to get information out to our contractors and in turn to our building officials so when they talk to contractors they all have the same information,” he said.

This year’s forum was attended by 134 contractors and municipal building officials from throughout the region and 18 vendors.


Mooretown sweeps midgets

Tough finish for Kincardine in Game 3

By Josh Howald

A storybook season ended in a bit of a nightmare Friday night for the Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks.

Mooretown celebrates Bailey Smalls' third period goal in Game 3 of the OMHA finals Friday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

 

"To sum up Game 3, the result sucked," said Kincardine coach Cory Hamilton on Monday.


Antique bronze for KDSS girls

Knights knocked off in OFSAA semi-final

By Josh Howald

An impressive run by the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team came to a screeching halt in the OFSAA provincial semi-finals Friday morning.

Alyssa Andrews wins a loose puck during Kincardine's game agasint L'Escale Thursday morning in Stratford at the OFSAA provincial hockey championship tournament. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Knights have plenty to be proud of - an undefeated regular season, a Bluewater Athletic Association championship and a CWOSSA title. But that is little consolation to the team, which admittedly did not play its best hockey in a 7-5 loss to All Saints Catholic Secondary School of Whitby in an 8 a.m. game Friday morning in Stratford.


Shooting pool for Heart and Stroke

Chris Seifriend of Mount Forest shoots the 8-ball during the weekend's Heart and Stroke tournament at the Sutton Park Inn in Kincardine. Seifried was part of 80 teams from as far away as Midland, Sudbury and Orangeville participating in the annual event. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Pauline Kerr photo)


 PTSD help coming for local first responders

By Barb McKay

Training could take place as early as the end of this year to help Municipality of Kincardine firefighters cope with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The Invisible Wounds Conference, aimed to assist first responders in preventing and coping with PTSD will be held in October. From left are local first responders Municipality of Kincardine (Tiverton station) firefighter Paula Turner, South-Bruce OPP detachment Commander Insp. Dana Earley, Saugeen Shores Police Insp. Ken McCulloch, Bruce County EMS paramedics Colleen Craig and Nicole Kelley. (Barb McKay photo)

 


 New grocery opens in Lucknow

By Barb McKay

With the closure of Knechtel Food Market in Lucknow, local businessperson Jeannette Poirier saw a void that needed to be filled.

The community’s only grocery store closed its doors in September, leaving residents with no other option but to go out of town to buy staples like canned goods and other non-perishables. Poirier, who owns Me 2 You Thrift Shop on Campbell Street, said there are many seniors in Lucknow and younger people who do not have cars who were really missing having a local grocery store.

“A lot of people can’t get out of town and that is essentially why we did this,” she said.


 Council debates how to spend Armow community benefit fund

By Barb McKay

The prospect of figuring out how to spend millions of dollars is a dream scenario for most, but when the decision maker is the Municipality of Kincardine council and those millions are intended for community betterment projects, that task can be exceedingly difficult.

That is what council discovered when it debated how it should handle annual allocations of more than $600,000 from Armow Wind for a community benefit reserve fund. The fund is part of a development agreement between SP Armow and the municipality for the 180-megawatt Armow Wind Project and Kincardine will receive an annual allocation of $630,000 plus inflation for the next two decades.


 Head-on crash on Highway 21

Police are investigating a head-on crash along Highway 21 March 11 in Huron Twp.

At 7:42 p.m., the South-Bruce OPP was called to the scene, along with members of the Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services, Huron County paramedics and Bruce County paramedics to find a black Saturn S13 and a black Pontiac Pursuit had collided head-on.

The driver of the Saturn, as well as two occupants of the Pursuit were taken to local hospital for assessment of non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 21 was closed between Concession 12, Huron Twp. and Concession 10, Huron Twp. for the safety of emergency responders. It was re-opened to traffic during the late evening hours of March 11.

The investigation is continuing.


Knights 2-0 at OFSAA

Kincardine making noise in Stratford

By Josh Howald

Kincardine District Secondary School has a 2-0 record after the first day of action at the OFSAA A/AA provincial girils hockey high school championships.

KDSS is 2-0 in Stratford at the OFSAA provincial championship tournament. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The Knights are sitting pretty, and have all but assured themselves a spot in a quarter-final contest tomorrow afternoon. KDSS does still have one preliminary game remaining tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. A win in that game would guarantee a spot in the playoffs.


 Atoms win OMHA championship

Host Hanover tonight for Game 2 of WOAA finals

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire Kinucks are OMHA atom B champions.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atoms celebrate a Game 3 victory Saturday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

 

The atoms clinched an All-Ontario in Petrolia with a Game 4 win Sunday afternoon.

Brandon Bishop scored twice for Kincardine in a 4-3 win. Aiden Renaud scored Kincardine's third goal, and Nolan Janes buried the game-winner late in the third period.