The Kincardine Legion annual poppy campaign is doing more to reach out to the community this year.
Jack Nancekivell, president of the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation, holds up the entry of the second place winner Ron McGarvey after the draw for a $5,000 travel voucher. The grand prize was won by Kincardine's Stephen Marcotte. The draw was held Sunday afternoon at Malcolm Place. (Josh Howald photo)
By Barb McKay
Free Wi-Fi service may be coming to Kincardine’s downtown and
BIA downtown development manager Rick Clarke and Bruce Telecom vice-president of operations Wayne Eichenberger made a presentation to Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday to unveil plans to set up Wi-Fi hot spots in Kincardine’s main tourist areas.
“When you are coming into Kincardine and into the downtown you’ll have the ability to connect to the Internet,” said Clarke.
By Barb McKay
Kincardine needs to address its arena ice rates before its facilities are no longer being used, according to minor sports representatives.
Rob Bishop, president of the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association (KMHA), and Mary Ritter, president of the Kincardine Skating Club, made a presentation to Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday requesting that the municipality reduce or freeze its ice rates and form a committee to review its ice rental policy.
The Archie McMillan Memorial midget hockey tournament kicks off Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.
Steve Stepaniak, head coach of the Kincardine Miller Insurance midget rep team, said that while there may only be six teams this year, they are six quality teams. Most are strong clubs that the midget Kinucks have butted heads with over the past three seasons on runs to OMHA finals.
The action begins at 8 p.m. Friday night, when East Lambton and Petrolia will do battle to officially open the weekend.That game is followed by the hometown Kinucks against the Strathroy Jr. Rockets.
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Nyah Biesel, 6, left, and Casey Biesel, 8, write get well messages for Doug Kennedy during Hockey Day in Kincardine Saturday at the Davidson Centre. Hundreds of hockey fans came out to support Kennedy, who is battling cancer. (Barb McKay photo)
By Barb McKay
The Armow Wind Project has been given the green light by the province to go ahead.
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment issued a report on Wednesday stating that it had issued renewable energy approval to SP Armow Wind Ontario LP to build a 180 megawatt wind facility, comprising 92 wind turbines.
The project is being developed by Pattern Renewable Holdings and Samsung Renewable Energy and construction is expected to begin next year. The Ministry has attached a number of conditions to its approval as a result of comments it received from the municipality and from residents.
By Barb McKay and Sean Casey
The Davidson Centre was the place to be Saturday and hundreds gathered in support of a man who is a big part of the community.
Scott McKay, left, holds a signed sweater donated from the recent Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event for Princess Margaret Hospital, for which he was the spokesman. The hospital donated the sweater for Hockey Day in Kincardine, in support of Doug Kennedy. Kennedy is holidng a jersey signed by Bulldogs alumni on Saturday. (Barb McKay photo)
By Barb McKay
More reliable Internet and cell service are needed at the Ripley-Huron fire hall, according to the township’s fire chief.
Doug Martyn provided a quarterly report to Huron-Kinloss council during its meeting last Monday and said that Internet outages at the fire hall continue to be a concern. As well, he said, there is limited cell service within the fire hall.
“It’s a concern because a lot of our guys try to contact us by cell phone,” Martyn said. “In this day and age in an emergency situation someone is going to try and reach someone by cell phone.”