July 2011

Cooling off in style

Kincardine's south pier was a popular platform for those looking to beat the summer heat last week. Here, Sarah Leyden, left, Mikhayla Bowes, Jessica Satosek and Kloe Moore take the plunge. For more summer photos, see this week's print edition. (Josh Howald photo)

Graffiti an expensive problem

By Josh Howald

It’s getting expensive covering up the work of Kincardine’s aspiring “artists.”

Don Huston, Public Works Foreperson for Ward 1, detailed some of the costs associated with covering and/or removing the increased amount of graffiti in Kincardine in an E-mail last Monday.

After 18 Stop signs were defaced with “Harper” sprayed underneath “Stop”, more than $1,200 was needed to replace them. Although the municipality does have graffiti removal equipment and chemicals, it did not work on the high intensity signs. The cleaning product affects the retro reflectivity levels of the sign.

“The biggest cost is the stop signs to date,” said Huston. “Others are just the clean-up cost of material and personnel hours.”

Police continue to investigate fatal Highway 21 crash

Funeral services were held in Cambridge Saturday for a Kincardine man killed in a single-vehicle collision last Tuesday.


According to OPP Const. Nigel Heels, 20-year-old Carl Anderson was found in his vehicle on Highway 21 just north of Amberley shortly after 5:30 a.m. July 19, after a passing motorist spotted his vehicle in a ditch and contacted police.


Summer slam

Shelby Bolitsky is down for the count after a sumo battle against Katie McLeod at the Kincardine Rotary Club's Summer Fun in the Park on the weekend. (Barb McKay photo)

None injured in B-Line crash

Nobody was injured Wednesday afternoon when this car left the B-Line near the S-bend at Lorne Beach Road. The single vehicle rollover closed the road to traffic for about 30 minutes whil the vehicle was towed from the ditch under police supervision. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine Summer Music Festival celebrates 20 years

By Barb McKay


This year’s Kincardine Summer Music Festival will have something for everyone, according to organizers.

This is the 20th anniversary of the annual music festival, which runs from July 31 to Aug. 13.


“It doesn’t seem like 20 years,” said music festival secretary John Schnarr. “Time flies when you’re having fun.”


Former KDSS principal dies

Donald P. Arscott, prinicipal of Kincardine District Secondary School from 1963 to 1979, died Sunday evening, July 24. He was in his 92nd year.


Visitation will be at the Davey-Linklater funeral Home, Kincardine this Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The funeral will be held Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at the Anglican Church of the Messiah, Kincardine.

A doubleheader with heart this Sunday

Cubs honour teammate with party for Heart and Stroke

By Josh Howald

Sunday is the biggest day in the history of the Kincardine Cubs, and you’re invited to the party.

The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League team is throwing a bash at Connaught Park Sunday afternoon to honour friend and teammate Mike McLelland, who died in May at just 27-years-old. His jersey will be retired by the team as part of Sunday’s licensed double-header. All proceeds will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

“It’s the first time we have ever done anything like this,” said infielder Greg Stepaniak, “so we really have no idea how much we can raise for the cause.”

Great Lakes University Hockey Challenge unveils logo

The Kincardine Independent is proud to unveil the official logo of the CIS Great Lakes Hockey Challenge.

The Canadian University women’s hockey tournament will take place at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, and feature some of the country’s premier female players from the University of Regina, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Guelph and York University.

To come up with a unique logo to symbolize the Kincardine event, organizers turned to Dave Baker, a graphic artist at Presto-Crest in Kincardine.

Derby time

Mike Weber shows off his Saturday catch at the 28th annual Chantry Chinook Classic Fish Derby at the Kincardine weigh station. His lake trout weighed in at 12.7 lbs, holding an early lead until a 20.5 -lb was brought in Saturday night. As of Wednesday afternoon, the top salmon was an 18.4 lb catch by Port Elgin's Luke Mason. (Barb McKay photo)