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No walking on water

There would certainly be no walking to the break wall last weekend. With warm temperatures hitting town Saturday, people got a taste of Spring weather. It didn't last long though, with wind, rain and snow hitting the region Saturday night. THere were several layers of water and ice sitting on Lake Huron under a thick blanket of fog Sunday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)


Cook with class

John Adams, prep chef at the Bruce Steakhouse, explained some basics and walked students through a meal Friday at Kincardine District Secondary Schoool. He conducted the first session of the Kincardine Community Cooking CLub, which you're invited to join. Check them out here on facebook, or for the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.  (Josh Howald photo)


Floody Roads

Some wild, windy, warm and wet weather wreaked havoc around Bruce County Sunday. Point Clark residents had power knocked out Saturday night, while flood warnings were issued for all of Bruce and Grey Countils on Sunday and Monday. Walkerton, perhaps, was hit harder than any other town. Numerous homes were flooded, five streets had to be closed and the fast-moving water was up almost flush with the bottom of the hill by Lobies Park.


Can I get a puppy?

Sparky was busy making new friends at the 2nd annual Guns 'N Hoses charity hockey game at the Davidson Centre Saturday. Lucy Wreford, 3, and other spectators helped raise more than $4,000 for the food bank. On the ice, the firefighters bested the cops 7-4. (Barb McKay photo)


Smelly school

Kincardine firefighters were called to Huron Heights Public School just before 2 p.m. Monday to investigate a strange odour inside the building. The KFD and school maintenance staff hunted the source of the smell while students enjoyed some extra outdoor time. (Barb McKay photo)


Tennis?

Sunday's warm temperature left people in shorts and t-shirts chipping away at snow and ice. Here, Andy Cline serves with some Spring in his step during a game of tennis in Kincardine. The courts had to be cleared of snow before this match. (Josh Howald photo)


Cute crew!

Alex White, 8, and sister Kasia, 6, visit with nine-week English Mastiff puppy Lavendar at Lions Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. (Barb McKay photo)


Ringers

Ben Scheel of the OJHL Burlington Cougars fires pucks as former Toronto Maple Leaf Nathan Perrott looks on. Both Scheel, representing the Kincardine Fire Department, and Perrott, who suited up for the South-Bruce OPP, scored all five of their pucks to earn money for the food bank. Each team was allowed one ringer Saturday in the 2nd annual Guns 'N Hoses charity hockey game, enter Scheel and Perrott. The KFD came out on top this year, taking a 7-4 win at the Davidson Centre. (Barb McKay photo)


Hockey helps ball, soccer

Bob Surridge, President of the Erie Belle Kincardine Old Stars, right, presents a cheque for $350 to Brent Mutrie, president of the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association. The Old Stars also made a $350 donation to the Kincardine District Minor Soccer Club. The money was raised at the 38th annual Old Stars hockey tournament and dance at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)


Spring?

This goose looks less then impressed as it climbs out of the water and onto the ice Monday afternoon at Kincardine harbour. However, the geese are pleased that a bit of water is now accessible - it had been covered in ice up until last week. More ice will be disappearing this week, perhaps, with warmer temperatures expected mid-week. (Josh Howald photo)