Looking back

From the May 23, 1979 edition of The Kincardine Independent

*A local police officer, who had been suspended with pay for three months, resigned from the Kincardine Police force. The former sergeant had been charged with a number of violations of the Ontario Police Act. Mayor John Askin, a member of the Kincardine Police Commission, said the commission decided to drop the charges after the accused resigned and stated he would be finding a new field of work. Askin said little about the nature of the charges except that they concerned neglect of duty.

*A London man ended up in Lake Huron after missing a turn along Concession 9-10 in Huron Township. The car, a 1978 Chevette, bounced off several trees before landing in the lake. The man was not injured, but more than $1,300 worth of damage was done to the car.

Mulitcultural Night

Eliza Bumba, left, and Dakota Smith hold a banana condiment from Angola as part of their display at Kincardine's annula Multicultural Night. More than 1,500 people attended the event at the Davidson Centre. (Kiel Edge photo)

Knights cruise through quarter-final

Kayla Crouchman and Amelia Davidson each had a pair of goals at the Kincardine District Secondary School girls soccer team trounced Georgian Bay 6-2 in a BAA quarter-final match-up this afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

With the win, the top-ranked BAA South club now advances to Tuesday's semi-final game in Owen Sound. The opponent was to be determined this afternoon in another quarter-final game.

Becca Austman and Taylor Risteen also scored for the Knights, who controlled the play from start to finish.

Following the girls game, the KDSS boys team was facing St. Mary's of Owen Sound in another quarter-final game this afternoon. The game was scoreless after 25 minutes of action.

For full details on both games, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Huron-Kinloss council has two options for budget

Huron-Kinloss council is split on two options for the 2009 tax rate following a budget meeting early last week.

Council is considering two different tax rates, the options mean a difference of $26 on the average municipal tax bill.

The first option would result in a two per cent decrease in the total tax rate. The total tax rate includes the education, Bruce County and municipal tax rates. Although the total tax rate would be lowered, the municipal rate would increase 1.76 per cent. For owners of homes worth the median assessment of $200,000, this option would mean a $120 increase in taxes this year.

Lock down

Bystanders watch from the roof of the Royal apartments on Harbour Street Sunday as the drama unfolds in downtown Kincardine.

Kincardine begins budget deliberations

Councillors, staff and senior management began 2009 budget deliberations this week. The draft budget shows a tax increase of 13.71 per cent, or an additional $86.73 on the municipal tax bill of a median assessed home.

Treasurer Brenda French said staff’s goal is to lower the increase to just 3.55 per cent. This will require council to cut more than $500,000 out of the budget. A change of $53,000 will result in a one per cent increase to the tax rate.

Kincardine’s budget increase is impacted by a number of factors this year. Bruce Telecom’s annual payout has dropped $300,000 and the cost of fuel, electricity and hydro have all increased dramatically.

Barons take 3-0 lead on 'Dogs

Game 4 tonight in Hanover

The Kincardine Bulldogs face elimination tonight in Hanover.

The Hanover Barons took a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Junior C semi-final series last night with a 3-1 win at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Game 4 is tonight at the Hanover Coliseum.

Andrew Wilmetts scored in the opening minute of the game, and Hanover never trailed after that. Jim Hutchinson and Rob Hellyer increased the lead to 3-0 with second period goals before Kincardine got on the board late in the period. Josh Catto scored for the 'Dogs, with assists to Tim Dwinnell and Blake Underwood.

Knights win BAA championship

Girls defeat West Hill 6-4, boys lose to SHHS

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team won a Bluewater Athletic Association championship Wednesday in Owen Sound.

Kincardine's Cayly Bellan scores on a second period wrap-around attempt in the BAA championship game Wednesday in Owen Sound. Bellan's second period tally gave the Knights a 3-1 lead. (Josh Howald photo)

The Knights defeated the West Hill Secondary School Raiders 6-4 at the Lumley Bayshore Community Centre to clinch the BAA title.

Cayly Bellan scored twice, while Sara Gossell, Kayla Crouchman, Marissa Jolley and Kait McDonell each added a goal for the Knights. Assists went to Cathleen Roppel, Gossell, Jolley and Morgan Padfield.

Knights win in OT

Off to BAA finals

Charles Palmer scored 10 seconds into overtime to lead the Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team to a berth in the BAA championships.

Palmer's goal capped off a third period comeback for Kincardine, who trailed Grey Highlands 3-1 in the third period of today's BAA semi-final match-up at the Davdison Centre.

The Knights will now join the KDSS girls hockey team at Wednesday's BAA championship in Owen Sound.

KDSS will face Sacred Heart of Walkerton in a 2 p.m. start.

Garret Meurs opened the scoring in the first period, but Grey Highlands scored three times in the second period to sieze control of the contest.

But Mike Cracknell got the Knights back in the game early in the third with a nice wrist shot to the bottom right corner of the net. Josh Gauthier assisted on the goal.

Knights off to finals

Boys team in semi-finals today

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team advanced to the Bluewater Athletic Association championship with a 3-2 win over St. Mary's of Owen Sound Wednesday in Walkerton.

Amanda Lawrence,  Kait McDonell and Hayley Stewart each scored for Kincardine in the win over the Mustangs. KDSS, which finished seecond overall,  received a bye to the semi-finals while St. Mary's had to defeat John Diefenbaker Secodary School of Hanover in a quarter-final game earlier in the day.

Kincardine’s Cayly Bellan looks for a loose puck in the OSCVI crease Thursday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. Bellan’s Knights beat the visiting Falcons 7-1 in the last regular season game on the BAA schedule. (Josh Howald photo)