July 2012

Beach days

Cousins Mira Coughlan, 6, Claire Boyter, 8, and Malcolm Boyter, of Hamilton, enjoy a day at the beach Monday. The families visit Kincardine every summer. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine child seriously injured in Sudbury

August 11 fundraiser for 8-year-old

By Josh Howald

Some vacation.

An eight-year-old Kincardine boy is lucky to be alive after he was struck and dragged by a pick-up truck July 21 in Sudbury.

Caleb Hunt was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Arlington Street and Leonard Street in Dowling, a suburb of Sudbury, when he was struck by a truck and dragged an undetermined distance. Police said in a release he was dragged “a short distance”; Hunt’s family says it was as far as 30 feet.

Caleb Hunt was struck, and dragged by a truck,. The driver was not charged.


Terry Fox Run in trouble again

By Barb McKay


Volunteers are once again needed to keep Kincardine’s Terry Fox Run alive.


For the second year in a row, one of Kincardine’s major fundraisers for cancer research is in jeopardy. Last year, the event came close to folding after long-time organizers Susan Peister and Jane Benney couldn’t find enough people to join the organizing committee. In the end, nine volunteers came to the rescue and last year’s Terry Fox Run raised over $12,000.


Camp promotes engineering future for girls

From left Elizabeth Casciano, Maia Hinchberger, Joanne Page and Natalia Perico work away at GEMS last week in Tiverton. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition. (Barb McKay photo)

Theft from Church Camp

More than $5,500 worth of goods are missing after a break-in and theft at Silver Lake United Church Camp in Kinloss Twp.

The South-Bruce OPP said the camp, on Southline Ave., had the main dining hall entered during the night or early morning hours of July 29, 2012. This list of missing property includes a quantity of cash, navy blue and silver Dell laptop computer, a Toshiba laptop computer in a navy blue carrying bag, a Nikon D60 camera, a Nikon camera flash, three lenses, a remote, batteries and memory cards as well as a number of chocolate bars.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or send a web tip to crimestop-gb.org to be eligible for a cash reward.

Grocery thieves were carrying drugs

A couple caught stealing groceries were later found to be in possession of drugs.

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of theft from Wright’s Foodland in Walkerton late Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, police arrested a male and female who were being detained at the store for stealing groceries. Once the pair was in custody, officers discovered they were carrying a quantity of illegal drugs.

A 42-year-old Walkerton man has been charged with theft, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. A 40-year-old Walkerton woman was charged with theft, breach of probation and two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Down and dirty

Allana Lippert slides into third Sunday afternoon. She was safe on the play, as the ball never did make it Tiverton third baseman Ashley Brown. Lippert's team won this game, but Kincardine's Nice Snatches won the 14-team women's division. The 24-team Men's Division was won by Kincardine's Bad News Bears. (Josh Howald photo)

Cubs Classic this weekend

Heart and Stroke Fundraiser set for Sunday

By Josh Howald

Sunday should be one fun day.

The Kincardine Cubs are pulling out all the stops for the second annual McLelland Classic event at Connaught Park, and the players are anxious for the big day.

“We’re excited to do this again,” said infielder Greg Stepaniak on Thursday. “We would like to hit $10,000 this year for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.”

The Cubbies raised more than $8,000 at last year’s inaugural Classic, held in honour of teammate Mike McLelland. McLelland, from Kincardine, died suddenly two years ago. Last year’s day was a huge success, with the Cubs getting a great crowd at the diamonds to see them whip a previously undefeated Mitchell team.

Bedford leads Chantry Chinook

By Josh Howald

David Bedford is the early leader of the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby.

The fishing has been good early on, and the top of the leaderboard is filled with fish weighed in at the Kincardine Weigh Station. More than $20,000 is on the line in this year’s derby,  the 29th annual.

Bedford, of Stratford, brought his 14.46-lb salmon into the Kincardine weigh station on Sunday and leads the charge for a $14,000 prize. His fish took over top spot, bumping Kincardine’s Sean Dalcourt into second place. Dalcourt had the first big fish of the derby, bringing in a 34-inch salmon that weighed 17.32-lb. As of Monday morning, third place was held by James Deane, from Glen Williams, ON. His Sunday catch weighed just more than 14 pounds.

Nice scoop

Shortstop Colleen Craig scoops up a grounder and makes the play at first during the semi-final of the Kincardine Bulldogs slo-pitch tournament Sunday afternoon. Craig got the out, but her team lost to a Walkerton team in this game. Nice Snatches, from Kincardine, eventurally went on to win the 14-team ladies division. (Josh Howald photo)