Police investigate daylight break-ins in Kincardine

The South-Bruce OPP are investigating a pair of daylight break-ins that occurred on May 23 in Kincardine.

Police say that just before 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23, they received a report of a break-in along Gordon Street. Sometime between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., the house was entered through a side door. The list of items stolen from the home includes a brown three-layer jewellery box, an assortment of gold, white gold, pearl and crystal jewellery, family rings with birth stones, a 26-oz bottle of Canadian Club whiskey, a 40-oz bottle of Smirnoff vodka and a 40-oz bottle of Walker's gin. The stolen property is estimated to be worth more than $3,000.

Break-in at Ripley Legion

Police are investigating a break-in at the Ripley Legion.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in on Jessie St., Ripley on May 25. Sometime between 8 p.m. on May 24 and 9:30 a.m. on May 25, entry was gained to the legion forcibly through a side window. The Legion safe was pried open and a quantity of cash was stolen. Police did not provide an estimate on how much money the safe contained or the damage done to the building.

The South-Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Seeding the earth

Students from KDSS spent Friday planting 1,200 pine and cedar seedlings for the Penetangore Watershed Group. PWG purchased the trees from the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority with funds donated by OPG. The trees were planted on Norm Robertson's farm on Sideroad 15, near Tiverton. From left are Stephen Hlinka, Wyatt Geddes, Nick Boyd and Manuel Inauen. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine to borrow from itself for natural gas study


By Barb McKay


Kincardine will pay its share of funds required to complete a feasibility study and business case to bring natural gas to the region, but will borrow the money from itself rather than spend it out of the municipal operating surplus.


Kincardine puts freeze on minor sports ice rates

Ice rate at Tiverton lowered

By Barb McKay


The municipality will reduce the minor sports ice rental rate at the Tiverton arena – by $1.


After a lengthy discussion two weeks ago, Kincardine council decided to ignore a staff request to increase ice rental rates at both the Davidson Centre and the Tiverton Sports Complex and instead go with a request from the minor hockey associations to lower the hourly rate in Tiverton so that it is aligned with Ripley’s rate. The request was also to freeze Kincardine’s ice rental rate.


No practice, no problem

KDSS athletes qualify for OFSAA West Regional

By Josh Howald

Sometimes months of sweat, blood and tears are put into getting a berth at the provincial track and field high school championships. And sometimes, athletes get by on natural talent.

Amber Howald, left, and Belle Wilson, both Grade 9 KDSS students, will be in Windsor Friday and Saturday for the OFSAA West Regional Track and Field Championships. (Josh Howald photo)


Knights make most of second chance

Boys soccer team CWOSSA bound

By Josh Howald

The season was on life support, but it has been revived.

KDSS' Andrew Benney, left, heads the ball upfield as Geordie Farrell, right, and an OSCVI Falcon keep their eyes on the ball during Friday afternoon's CWOSSA qualifier in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team got a second chance, and made the most of it.

Around the world

Aidan Nuguit, 4, draws a picture at the craft table that was set up at the Bruce Power Multicultural Day event held last Tuesday at the Davidson Centre. The 12th annual free event drew more than 1,500 people who enjoyed food samples and learned about international culture. Countries from around the world were represented at booths around the arena floor. The event celebrates Kincardine’s cultural diversity. (Barb McKay photo)

Former Kincardine-area counsellor sentenced for sex crimes

By Barb McKay


A former Kincardine family counsellor has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sex-related crimes.


Gabriele DelBianco, 57, appeared in Ontario Superior Court in Sarnia last Wednesday for sentencing. He pleaded guilty in February to sexual assault charges on two teenage girls. Originally, DelBianco faced 18 charges. He was found guilty on three.


Discussions continue over Bell tower

By Barb McKay


A meeting to discuss the proposed Bell tower is expected to be held this week.


Kincardine Legion secretary Bob Gray said representatives from Heritage Kincardine and municipal staff members have been photographing locations in Kincardine to see how a 25-metre telecommunications tower would appear.