June 2009

First and sandy

Charles Lamont tackles Chase Hauck during a game of beach football Friday afternoon at Station Beach in Kincardine. The beach was packed with people enjoying the sunny weather. (Josh Howald photo)

Davidson Centre will get new gym

Feds, province to kick in $2 million

By Eric Howald


Kincardine will receive $2-million in federal and provincial money for a facelift to the Davidson Centre.


Only a few weeks ago, at the end of May, council applied for a $2.9 million grant under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program in Ontario (RInC Ontario). The announcement of the money was made at the Davidson Centre Monday morning by MP Ben Lobb and MPP Carol Mitchell.


A step in the right direction

By Josh Howald

Linda McLaughlin may have walked away from a battle with cancer, but she won’t walk away from the cause. And she will walk all night August 15 at the annual Relay For Life at the Davidson Centre.

Cancer survivor Linda McLaughlin enjoys her backyard with her grand-dog Neely last week. (Josh Howald photo)

McLaughlin will undergo a reconstruction surgery in August that should complete a battle with breast cancer.

“It is the final step of the process,” she said. “Almost three years to the day after I had my first surgery.”

While it is a relief, the whole ordeal won’t, and can’t, be forgotten.

Barbs bury Burlington

Bruce County explodes for 96 points at home

The Bruce County Barbarians got back in the win column with the biggest win in club history.

The Barbs hammered the Burlington Centaurs 96-5 in a one-sided affair in front of a large crowd Saturday afternoon at Kincardine District Secondary School.

Bruce County's Adam Burgess makes a run to the outside during Niagara Rugby Union action Saturday at Kincardine District Secondary School. The Barbarians hammered the visiting Burlington Centaurs 96-5. (Eric Howald photo)

Bruce County is in first place overall in the Niagara Rugby Union with a 5-1 record.

Birthday dip

Myra Broughton swam 81 lengths Thursday to celebrate her 81st birthday, which is today, Canada Day. (Katy Stewart photo)

The good ones

Last Wednesday, a group of 11 from London came to Kincardine to tour the labryinth and have dinner at a Kincardine eatery.

The week before, a group of artists from Southampton made the tour.

Vision TV did a documentary a year ago on the labyrinth; the Vancouver Sun has featured it.

Betty Conlin and a group of excellent volunteers have built and maintained the labyrinth which is located behind the barn in Geddes park. New volunteers are always coming forward and more are always welcome, she says.

July 1, 2009


Annabelle Buchanan, of Kincardine and formerly of Bruce Township and Tiverton, passed away at the South Bruce Grey Heath Centre – Kincardine, on Thursday, May 7, 2009, in her 82nd year.


Annabelle Florence Surridge was the oldest of a family of 10 of the late James and Christena (Kinmond) Surridge. She was born on Nov. 4, 1927, in Kincardine Township.


June 24, 2009



The Reverend Ruth Pogson, formerly of Sidney, B.C. and Kincardine, died at St. Jude’s Anglican Home, Vancouver, on Dec. 30, 2008. She was in her 85th year.

A memorial service and the burial of ashes will be held June 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Bruce Beach.


Bears in the park

From left, Maiya, Makayla and Maysie Roberts enjoyed the annual Teddy Bear Parade Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. The trio had their bears Dolly, Fiona and Lily with them at one of the largest Teddy Bear Parades ever. The parade, led by a fire truck, stretched for more than a block. (Natasha Zettler photo)

Legion Track

Guelph's Helena Reinfelds opens up a wide lead over Laura Irwin, left, and Sam Skinner, right, in the girls under-15 80m hurdles Saturday at the Davidson Centre. Reinfelds won the event at the Royal Canadian Legion District C Track and Field meet. (Josh Howald photo)