Midgets hand Ennismore first loss

Kincardine splits OMHA semi-final games

By Josh Howald

Undefeated no more.

Will Graham hops into the arms of Bradley Pickett after Pickett's game-winning goal with 1:59 remaining in Game 2 of Kincardine's OMHA semi-final series against Ennismore. The goal stopped an Ennismore win streak of 48 games. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks snapped a 48-game win streak on Sunday afternoon. A perfect season came to an end Sunday afternoon in Tiverton for the Ennismore midget Eagles. More importantly, it drew Kincardine even in this OMHA midget B semi-final series.

"Handing (Ennismore) their first loss all year was a huge mental obstacle for us," said Kincardine head coach Cory Hamilton. "Especially in the comeback fashion, coming off a 6-0 beating the night before."

Walkerton and Kincardine in Western League final

Bulldogs eliminate Patriots in dramatic Game 7

By Josh Howald

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will face the Walkerton Hawks for the Western Junior C League title.

Brady Richards rang this shorthanded breakaway chance off the goal post in Game 5 - but he did score on the same shift in a four-goal outburst that clinched Game 5 for Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

The Bulldogs advanced to the league final with a Game 7 win Sunday afternoon on home ice. Kincardine spotted the Patriots a 3-0 lead in Sunday's seventh game, but battled back from behind for a 6-3 win. The Bulldogs should have punched a ticket to the league finals the previous night in Game 6, but some tough luck around the net brought the series back to the Davidson Centre for a winner-take-all showdown.

Weekend split for atoms

Game 4 Friday in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Both teams won on the road, and the Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks remain tied with Elmvale in the OMHA atom B semi-final series.

Brandon Bishop is squeezed out by two Elmvale atom players during Game 2 of the OMHA atom B semi-finals Saturday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Game 4 is in town Friday night at 7 p.m.  (Josh Howald photo)


Throwing rocks

Colton Boyer, 7, learns how to throw a rock during a lesson at the Kincardine Curling Club Sunday. The junior program has been popular this season. Lessons wrap up March 6. (Barb McKay photo)

Groundbreaking infrasound study results unveiled

Engineer questions government wind turbine sound testing methods

By Barb McKay


An acoustics engineer is questioning the Ontario government’s methods for setting baseline sound limits for wind turbines after field testing was recently conducted in Kincardine.


McKenna requests further information from Ontario Power Generation

By Barb McKay

Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna will not be making a decision next month on the proposed plan by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to store low- and intermediate-level waste undergroun

Instead, McKenna has asked OPG for additional information and further studies on the environmental assessment for the proposed deep geologic repository (DGR). The company is expected to present the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) with a timeline to meet the request by Apr. 18. OPG has been asked to provide information on alternative locations for the project, cumulative environmental effects of the project and an updated list of commitments to mitigate adverse effects that have been identified.

KTTPS students get real life history

Norm Lansdell, 100, playhs his mandolin for students at KTTPS last Friday. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Township wants province to change criteria for infrastructure funding

Huron-Kinloss Township council briefs

By Barb McKay


Municipalities are finding themselves in a catch-22 position when it comes to seeking upper tier government funding.

Closed roads charges

A 48-year-old from Grand Bend is facing numerous charges after being stopped on Highway 21, which had been closed due to poor visibility and blowing and drifting snow.

On Feb. 13, a Huron County OPP officer saw a GMC Sierra driving south on Highway 21. The officer initiated a traffic stop south of Blue Buff Road and detected the presence of alcohol on the driver's breath. A roadside screening test demand was given, and the driver refused to provide a breath sample.

Further investigation revealed the driver held a suspended licence and was currently bound by court release conditions to abstain from drinking alcohol. After failing to provide a sample, the driver was arrested and transported to the Huron OPP detachment.

Meurs sets new ECHL record

By Josh Howald

Garrett Meurs set a new franchise record and an East Coast Hockey League record Sunday night.

Ripley native Garrett Meurs scores his second goal in four seconds Sunday night in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The feat set a new franchise record and a new league record - thought it wasn't enough to get the Komets a win. They were defeated in a shootout. (photo courtesty of J. Gales of  www.eye2eyeportraits)