August 2011

CIS tourney now on the 'book

The CIS Great Lakes Challenge is now on Facebook.

You can keep up-to-date with all the latest tournament information by searching for "CIS Great Lakes Hockey Challenge" on Facebook or by following this link to the page.

Be sure to check it out, and don't forget to invite your friends!

Tonight’s starters named

Laurier visits Cubs, 7:30 p.m. at Connaught

By Josh Howald

Jordan Petruska will make his pitching debut as a Sir Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks tonight at Connaught Park in Kincardine.

Kincardine native Scott Ballantyne announced his starting pitcher a short time ago on Tout Field at Connaught Park as he put his final roster through the paces.

Jordan Petruska

“It’s exciting,” said Petruska. “I’m really looking forward to starting my career at Laurier on a high, and I’m ready to go for tonight.”

Piles of pipers

Massed band draws thousands

More than 200 drummers and pipers parade Queen Street Saturday night in Kincardine. The annual Mass Band Festival attracted thousands to town. For the full story and more photos, see this week's print edition of the Kincardine Independent. (Eric Howald photo)

Scary seas force tall ships in

Crews battle wind to reach a safe port in Kincardine harbour last Wednesday. A dangerous situation was averted, and nearly 40 people aboard two tall ships, mostly teenagers, were forced to stay the night in town. To find out what happened, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine hospital expansion gets seal of approval

By Barb McKay


After years of waiting and hoping, Kincardine’s hospital expansion has finally been given the green light.


Mysis pulls man from lake

Catamaran capsizes during tornado warnings

By Josh Howald

At least two people are lucky to be alive after things went horribly wrong in Lake Huron last Wednesday.

Members of the Mysis, Kincardine’s rescue boat, as well as the OPP Marine Unit, risked their own lives last week to locate and rescue a kayaker and a man whose catamaran had capsized.

The Mysis returns to Kincardine harbour with an extra passenger last week, having rescued a man from Lake Huron after his catamaran capsized during tornado warnings. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine loses a legend

By Eric Howald

Norm Dunsmoor’s last wish was to live long enough to take part in the Massed Band Parade this past Saturday.


He didn’t make it – but he was there in spirit.



Meek led the Mass Band parade Saturday with Dunsmoor's drum riding on his rickshaw. (Eric Howald photo)


Robbie Meek and his rickshaw led the parade Saturday evening. Norm wasn’t in the rickshaw, but his drum and ashes were.

Big ball game tonight in town

Laurier Golden Hawks at Connaught to face Cubs

By Josh Howald

As long as Mother Nature co-operates this year, tonight (Wednesday) is baseball night in Kincardine.

The Kincardine Cubs will host the Sir Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks for a 7:30 p.m. start on Tout Field at Connaught Park in the third annual exhibition contest between the teams. The OUA Golden Hawks are coached by Kincardine native Scott Ballantyne.

This may be the third annual, but it will be more like the second time these teams have met. Last year’s game was halted by a torrential downpour in just the second inning.

Playoff time

Lady Jays infielder Leeah Robertson throws out a runner at first base during Kincardine Ladies Ball action last week at Connaught Park. The playoffs concluded this week when the teams completed a double round-robin. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine seals series

8-2 win at Connaught knocks out Middlesex

The Kincardine Cubs are one step closer to a Thames Valley Senior Baseball League title.

Kincardine advanced to the semi-finals after a two-game sweep of the Middlesex County Brewers. The Cubs took Game 1 last weekend, and sealed the series Sunday at Connaught Park. Had Middlesex won Game 2, a third and deciding game would have been played in town following Sunday afternoon’s contest.

But Game 3 wasn’t needed. Ryan Fraser went the distance for the Cubs in an 8-2 victory, while his teammates again tore up the base paths to create offence. Fraser allowed eight hits, walked three and struck out seven. He also plunked a pair of Brewers.