September 2009

Queen of the fair

Courtney Graham was crowned the 2009-2010 ambassador of the fair Friday night. She had a comfortable ride in the parade the next day. (Kristen Shane photo) 

Scrambled legs

Six-year-old Jessica Brown, left, and five-year-old McKenna Brown of Kincardine hold on tight to their wildly spinning seat on the Scrambler ride at the Ripley Huron Fall Fair Saturday. (Kristen Shane photo)

Military parade

About 36 Canadian Forces members stationed at the group’s Meaford base marched in the Legion Veterans and Members Parade Sunday. The pipe band led the parade, which wound through Kincardine’s downtown to end Legion Veterans Week. (Kristen Shane photo)

Veterans ride in style

Left, veteran Donald McDonald of Kincardine gets a lift in Garry Robertson’s classic car in Sunday’s Legion Veterans and Members Parade through Kincardine’s downtown. Eighteen convertibles transported veterans who couldn’t march in the parade. The event ended Legion Veterans Week. (Kristen Shane photo)

New officer hits the high school beat

By Kristen Shane


There’s a new face patrolling the halls of Kincardine and District Secondary School.


Constable Glen Fields is working full time for the South Bruce detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police as the school’s resource officer.


He takes over from Constable Kevin Martin, who started on the high school beat last September. Martin switched to become the detachment’s new media relations and community services officer at the end of the school year, leaving the spot open for Fields.


Kincardine intends to apply for green municipal fund

By Kristen Shane


Kincardine is in the midst of forming a new community plan; but another one, focused on sustainable development, could be coming.


Council indicated Sept. 16 that it’s willing to spend $8,000 to apply to be eligible for grants and loans from the Green Municipal Fund. About half a billion dollars is available to Canadian municipalities, through the fund, to undertake projects to make their communities more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.


Youth program is a good one

I am a grade 10 student currently attending Kincardine District Secondary School.


I consider my friends and I very trustworthy teenagers who put forth a great deal of effort in academics and take time for various extra curricular activities. However, I feel as if I am proved wrong when I walk into one of our local convenience stores and read a sign posted on the front door saying “only two students at a time please”. Whenever I come across one of these it really irritates me.


Sept. 30, 2009


Helen MacKay (née Johnston), of Kincardine, died peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, in her 94th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Archie MacKay. 


Dear mother of Beverley and her husband Jim of Toronto. 

Herding cats

Kincardine council continually receives a bad rap when it comes to leadership.


But does council have a chance?


This crossed my mind Saturday evening when I heard the guest speaker at the 160th anniversary dinner for Knox Presbyterian Church.


Leadership is a challenge in the Presbyterian Church, said Rev. John Congram. It’s like trying to herd cats. Everyone has an opinion but everyone also wants the minister to be a leader.


Hawks hand Bulldogs first loss

At home to Pats Friday

The Kincardine Bulldogs were defeated 3-1 by the Walkerton Hawks on the weekend.

Saturday evening in Walkerton, Kincardine fell behind 2-0 early in the game, and never recovered.

Dan McCarthy scored from Justin Wakewich with the game only five minutes old. Then, five minutes later, former Bulldog Mike Bujold made it 2-0 Walkerton with help from Wakewich and James McHaig.

Early in the second period, Greg Wardell put the home team up be three goals, scoring from defenceman Kevin Quincey.

Devin Kemp made it a game in the third, scoring his first goal of the season from Ben Davis and Dave Culliton. However, it was as close as Kincardine came.