May 2010

A colourful catch

An angler fishes off the north pier, in the shadow of the break wall, last Monday night as the sun lets its last light dance across Lake Huron. For details on the Kincardine Fishing Derby, see this week's print edition of The Independent. (Kristen Shane photo)

Mock crash shows students the sober realities of impaired driving

The sober realities of impaired driving

By Kristen Shane


It starts with a call. Over a crackly phone line, a hysterical girl cries to a 911 operator, “Come quick, there’s been an accident!”


Sydnie Nauss is led away in cuffs by Con. Glen Fields of the South-Bruce OPP Thursday afternoon at Kincardine District Secondary School. (Kristen Shane photo)


120,000 trees planted, thousands more to go

H-K mayor impressed by Pine River Watershed Initiative’s accomplishments

By Kristen Shane


The Pine River Watershed Initiative Network is embarking on a five-year plan to determine how much local wetland it has helped restore and what’s left to work on.


The volunteer group has come a long way since it first took root 10 years ago as a group of residents gathered around a kitchen table. They were concerned about the health of the river and the lake in which it flows.


The Mousetrap is lots of fun, says director

By Eric Howald

“You will enjoy this play thoroughly,” says the director of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, which opens May 28 at the Kincardine Centre for the Arts.


“It’s a lot of fun, has real suspense and is full of red herrings (misleading clues)” says Leise Peddie.


If the play’s record has any bearing, Peddie is not exaggerating. The Mousetrap opened in London, England on Nov. 25, 1952 and is still running.


Two CWOSSA titles for Hunter

By Josh Howald

Cheyenne Hunter is CWOSSA champion in the 800m and 1,500m races.

Hunter led the Kincardine District Secondary School track and field team by winning the two middle distance races. She finished the 800m with a time of 2.18.64, more than two seconds ahead of the pack and the 1,500m in 4.53.38.

She qualified for both events, and the 3,000m, but raced just the 800m and the 1,500m. The 1,500m race was first, on Wednesday, and the 800m was Thursday.

“I was in control in the 800m,” said Hunter Sunday afternoon, “but I was behind in the 1,500m race, able to catch up at the end.”

Kelly Cup title for Ehgoetz

Kincardine native Barret Ehgoetz hoists the Kelly Cup for the second time in three years Friday night in Cincinnati. For full details including comments from Ehgoetz, see this week's print edition of The Independent. (photo courtesy of Rob Huelsman,

Knights lose in semi-final

Mustangs win BAA soccer title

The Bluewater Athletic Association boys soccer championship belongs to the St. Mary’s Mustangs of Owen Sound.

The Mustangs knocked off Kincardine District Secondary School in a semi-final game Wednesday morning in Walkerton before beating the Sacred Heart Crusaders in the BAA final.

St. Mary’s edged out the Knights 2-1 in a tight game at Sacred Heart Wednesday morning. Kincardine did go on to win the third place game over Georgian Bay Secondary School later in the day.

The Mustangs then downed Sacred Heart, who ousted Georgian Bay in the other semi-final, by a 4-3 score. The Mustangs will now play at the CWOSSA tournament in Kitchener, which will be hosted by the Crusaders in Walkerton this year. That tourney is set for May 27.

Just the cast changes

Nothing ever really changes – just the cast of characters.


A downtown neighbour brought in a copy of the August 8, 1924, Globe he’d found. With that out-of-control oil well continuing to dump oil into the Gulf of Mexico, he thought it interesting to read about a Bruce County oil well.


May 26, 2010


LeeAnn Marie Dennis died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 57. 


Beloved wife of the late Gordon Dennis (May 10, 2009). 


Dear mother of Danielle Richer (Ronald) and Jennifer Dennis (Frank), all of Guelph, and loving Nan of Ethan and Mackenzie Richer. 


Disappointed boardwalk gardeners

It is with some disappointment that I write this letter. Last weekend, I was doing some gardening and general cleanup in  my plots 22-23, at the board walk for the coming season.


I had moved down a wishing well planter that had belonged to my mother-in-law. The next day, while showing the plot to a visiting friend, I noticed the wishing well was gone, only large foot prints remained. This is not an isolated incident – other plot members have had birdhouses taken, and even plants dug up with only a hole remaining!


It is beyond me , how someone could look upon these plants and garden ornaments in their own backyards and gain enjoyment from them, knowing full well how they were acquired!