Walkerton man dies in accident

South Bruce OPP are investigating a motor vehicle accident that that claimed the life of a 31-year-old Walkerton man.

The accident happened Feb. 10 at about 4:30 p.m. on Concession 6 Greenock Township west of the Village of Chepstow.

A vehicle had entered the north ditch and caused guide wires to fall across the roadway. A Good Samaritan, Derrick Walter, stopped to assist the driver in the ditch.

A second vehicle, a Dodge Dakota pickup driven by a 34-year-old Walkerton man, drove over the downed wires, causing a hydro pole to break and fall, hitting Walter who succumbed to his injuries at the scene .

South Bruce OPP are asking any one witnessed the accident to contact South Bruce OPP Walkerton at 519 881-3130 , OPP Dispatch at 1-888-310- 1122 or Crime Stoppers 1-800 -222-8477


Tasty treat

Eleven-year-old Cody McComber enjoys a sip of his hot chocolate during Tiverton Winter Fest Saturday afternoon. (Kiel Edge photo)


Goodtimers Breakfast

The Tiverton Good Timers served up another delicious pancake breakfast to kick off Tiverton Winter Fest Saturday morning.  Lily and Dayne Freiburger were among those who enjoyed the meal at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre. (Kiel Edge photo)

 


OPP looking for witnesses in fatal accident

South Bruce OPP are investigating a motor vehicle accident that occurred Feb. 10 at approximately 4:30 pm. The accident occurred on Concession 6 Greenock Township west of the Village of Chepstow .

A vehicle had entered the north ditch and caused guide wires to fall across the roadway . A Good Samaritan stopped to assist the driver in the ditch. When a second vehicle drove over the downed wires causing a hydro pole to break and fall, hitting the good samaritan. The good samaritan succumbed to his injuries at the scene .

South Bruce OPP are asking any one witnessed the accident to contact South Bruce OPP Walkerton at 519 881-3130, OPP Dispatch at 1-888-310- 1122 or Crime Stoppers 1-800 -222-8477


Knights qualify for semi-finals

Beat PDHS 4-2

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team won its quarter-final match-up this afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

The Knights skated to a 4-2 win over the seventh place Peninsula Shores District High School Phoenix in a BAA afternoon playoff game.

The Phoenix is eliminated from the postseason; KDSS will move on to play in a semi-final game next week. Kincardine will have home ice for that game as well.

Today's other quarter-final games saw Sacred Heart hosting St. Mary's, Walkerton visiting Georgian Bay and Flesherton making the trip to Hanover. 

Marek Siekierski, Mike Cracknell, Charles Palmer and Spencer Harris each scored for Kincardine, who turned in one of its weakest performances of the season.


An ugly project

Sometimes I’m ashamed to be a Canadian.

I’ve been reading Tar Sands Dirty oil and the future of a continent, by Andrew Nikiforuk.

The tar sands in northern Alberta are Canada’s big, dirty secret.

The tar sands boom has become the world’s largest energy project, world‘s largest construction project, and the world’s largest capital project - with no comprehensive assessment of environmental, economic or social impact, says Nikiforuk.

Thanks to the development of the tar sands, Canada is now the largest single exporter of oil to the US.A.

The effect on the environment is staggering. Each barrel of bitumen produces three times as much greenhouse gas as a barrel of conventional oil and each barrel requires the consumption of three barrels of water from the Athabasca River. The cost of mining the tar sands is so great because the tar has the consistency of pavement.


Jewellery store robbed

The South Bruce OPP ris investigating a theft at Gilberts Jewellery store on Queen Street in Kincardine on Monday, Jan. 27.

At about 12:30 p.m. two men entered the store. While one of the suspects distracted the employee, the other opened a display case and removed approximately eight to 10 white gold engagement rings. The rings are valued at from $10,000 to $12,000.

The suspects are described as:

White male 35-40 years of age, 5'11“, 260 pounds with brown thinning hair, unshaved, and a dark jacket and track pants.

White male 20-30 years of age, 5'8”, 160 pounds with blond thinning hair, clean shaven, tan jacket with the name Chad on the right arm.

Police are asking anyone with information relating to the theft to contact the South Bruce OPP or Crime Stoppers.

 

 


Peewees win North American finals

Silver Stick champs

Legion peewees win Silver Stick

The Kincardine Legion Peewees are North American champions.

Kincardine claimed the International Silver Stick Championship Sunday with a 3-1 win over Pembroke.

It is the first time Kincardine has won an International championship since 1996.

After trailing 1-0 for the entire game, Kincardine scored three times in the final two minutes of the game to finish the tournament in dramatic style.

Riley Cook tied the game with 1:58 remaining, and Keegan McLelland scored the game winner 23 seconds later. Ethan Skinner added an empty net goal with 51 seconds remaining in the game.


KDSS girls double Hanover

Boys team plays Friday in Walkerton

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team skated to a 4-2 win over John Diefenbaker Seccondary School of Hanover yesterday afternoon.

Caitlyn Smith scored once, and Kincardine got a goal each from Amanda Lawrence and Brianna Husk in the win. Picking up assists were Smith, Kait McDonell and Sara Goessell.

Kortney Watson got the win in the KDSS net.

The Knights have a rematch with the Trojans tomorrow (Thursday), this time in Hanover.

Meanwhile, the boys hockey team improved to 6-0 with a win over St. Mary's of Owen Sound Monday afternoon.

Dusty Hughes, Marek Siekierski, Shawn Stewart, Alex Legrand, Zac McIntosh and Karsen Ellis each scored for the Knights in the win.


Knights keep winning

KDSS beats JDSS 5-1 at home

The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team improved its record to 5-0 after a 5-1 win this afternoon at the Davidson Centre.

KDSS beat the visiting John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans 5-1 in its first game back since the Christmas break.

Garret Meurs scored twice for Kincardine, while single goals went to Shawn Stewart, Marek Siekerski and Zac McIntosh.

With the win, the Knights have now clinched home ice in the opening round of the Bluewater Athletic Association playoffs.

Kincardine has two games remaining - next Friday in Walkerton against the Sacred Herat Crusaders and a make-up game with the St. Mary's Mustangs that has yet to be scheduled.