Bulldogs at the top

Kincardine knocks off Wingham, Mitchell

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs remained undefeated and at the top of the Western Junior C standings with a pair of weekend wins.

Kincardine and Walkerton share the points lead in the West with identical 5-0-1 records. The only blemish on either team's record is the tie game they played against each other on the season's opening weekend. Something is bound to give on Sunday, when the Hawks visit the Davidson Centre for an important 4 p.m. game.

Outpatient physiotherapy returning to Kincardine hospital

By Barb McKay

The Kincardine hospital could see the return of outpatient physiotherapy services as soon as the end of this year.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre president and CEO Paul Rosebush confirmed Monday that the health centre has had discussions with the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Health and the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to take on outpatient physiotherapy services.

“In order to ensure that the patients of the area have access to stable outpatient physio services we have signaled that we are prepared to take on that responsibility,” he said. “As such, we anticipate that we will receive a funding letter in the near future. Once we have the funding letter we will complete our planning for the service to commence as quickly as possible.”

Fair fun

Holly Krebs of Tiverton and her horse Forget Me Not leap over a jump at the Ripley Fall Fair Saturday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)

BWDSB wants province to add more Aboriginal content to curriculum

By Barb McKay

Ontario’s young people need to know the truth about Canada’s Aboriginal history and that begins with improvements to the curriculum, according to Bluewater District School Board vice-chair.

Marg Gaviller introduced a motion during the BWDSB meeting last Tuesday, calling on the province to review and expand its curriculum and resources on the history of Aboriginal people in Canada and the history and legacy of residential schools. She recommended that it be done in consultation with First Nations bands and that the request be sent to Premier Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Public School Boards’ Association president Michael Barrett, members of provincial parliament and school board chairs across the province. The motion was supported by fellow trustees.

Good eats

Piper Robertson, 3, of Inverhuron digs into the hors d'oeuvres at the Bruce Botanical Good Gardens annual Harvest Dinner last Thursday at the Ripley Huron Community Centre. The event was sold out, and those with tickets were treated to local foods prepared by chefs, as well as wine and beer tasting and a silent auction. (Barb McKay photo)

Municipalities sign utility partner for natural gas project

Public meetings to be held next month

By Barb McKay


The three municipalities participating in the regional natural gas project have acquired a utility partner and expect to know what the cost to consumers will be within six months.


For Terry

Jessica Tyler, left, and Alyssa McPherson were among the dozens of people who took part in the 35th annual Terry Fox Run in Kincardine. THe event was held Sunday morning at the Davidson Centre, with pledges raising more than $15,000. (Sandra Christison photo)

Local federal candidates lay out platforms at first debate

By Barb McKay


Federal Huron-Bruce riding hopefuls covered a lot of ground during the first election debate last Monday, touching on everything from infrastructure spending to seniors’ issues, nuclear power and the environment.


The first debate of the federal election campaign in the riding was held at the Underwood Community Centre with all four candidates in attendance. Glammis native and journalism professor Allan Thompson is representing the Liberals, incumbent MP Ben Lobb is running for re-election for the Conservative Party, Goderich journalist Gerard Creces is representing the NDP and Kincardine resident and farmer Jutta Splettstoesser is running for the Green Party.


Break and enters in town

More than $3,500 worth of electronics were reported stolen after a break, enter and theft on Hunter Street, Kincardine last week.

On Thursday, Sept. 17, police received a break, enter and theft report from a residence in the 600 block of Hunter St. Sometime between 3 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 5 p.m. the following day, a house had been forcibly entered. The list of missing property includes a 55" LG smart television, an xBox1, xBox360 and xBox games. The value of the stolen property was estimated to be $3,500.

In other police news, police were alerted to a break-in at the Subway restaurant in Kincardine early Saturday morning.

Strong start to hoops season

KDSS hosts preseason basketball tournament

By Josh Howald

Basketball season has arrived in Kincardine.

Bethany Wilken knocks down one of three second quarter three-pointers Saturday against Wellington Heights. Wilken scored 13 points in just the second quarter to help KDSS run away from the Wolverines at KDSS. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine District Secondary School girls basketball team kicked off the new year at home with the annual KDSS Invitational preseason hoops tournament. Both teams looked strong, with the juniors finishing at the top of the standings and the seniors narrowly missing out on a first place finish.