Looking Back


From the March 26, 1980 edition of the Kincardine Independent

*A Tiverton man received a bit of a shock when his truck was struck by an outhouse. The man was travelling on County Road #15 behind a pick-up truck transporting a portable outhouse. It fell off the truck, causing an estimated $300 damage. The Kincardine OPP charged another Tiverton man with carrying an insecure load.

*Residents of Penetangore Row south were assured by the Council that something was to be done to prevent flooding of the street and nearby homes. Several families were threatening legal action if settlements were not made. It was expected that it would take $70,000 to $100,000 to correct the town’s engineering mistake.

*The Town of Kincardine withdrew from the county road system and planned to take over control and care of the Huron Terrace bridge.  Council made the move after receiving a letter from county council stating it was reducing the road subsidy rebate from 40 per cent to 30 per cent.

*The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company paid $7,500 for repairs to the community centre compressors, but did not admit liability and stressed the money was given “gratuitously”. In a letter to council, the company agreed to insure the present reground shafts in the compressors. The company had previously refused to insure the compressors without three new shafts, worth about $3,000 each. The shafts were damaged the previous September, which delayed the opening of the arena for two weeks.

*The town dog pound was struck by vandalism for the second time in a month.  Animal control officer Orio Alessio reported that both doors of the pound had been kicked in and all the dogs had been let loose.

*Long time Kincardine resident Alf Shelton celebrated his 100th birthday.

*Paul Catto won a provincial Junior A championship as his North York Rangers downed Royal York in five games.  The Rangers were then to the play Levack, the champions of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association.

*Thirteen minor hockey players from Kincardine were selected to play in the WOAA All-Star game in Hanover. No bantams were to play, however, as the Mahood Lumberkings were in a St. Clements tourney. Representing the atoms were Lance Adili, Greg Tanner, Jamie Wilson, Danny Carter and Robbie Ritchie. The peewees sent Mich Landry, Mike Fair, Dan Shaw, Sean Shewfelt and Allan Daza, while Joe Zold, Mike Burrows and Mike Tout were to represent the midgets.