August 2012

Laurier handles Cubbies

Laurier mobs rookie Riley Robinson after he hit his first ever home run as a Golden Hawk Wednesday night at Connaught Park in Kincardine. Ryan Panas hit a pair of dingers as the Hawks rolled past the Kincardine Cubs 20-8 in an exhibition contest. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Tall welcome

Members of the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band gather on the pier Friday to welcome the Tornot Brigantine sailing training vessell Pathfinder. The Tall Ship, along with a second Tall Ship, Playfair, spent the weekend at Kincardine harbour, where young trainees and staff provided free tours of the ships. Last August, the Tall Ships made an unscheduled stop in Kincardine during bad weather. (Barb McKay photo)

Why no tourist boom?

Visitor numbers unchanged from 2011

 By Barb McKay


While the number of visitors who have passed through the Kincardine visitor information centre is much the same as last year, downtown businesses are experiencing highs and lows this season.


Kelly Young, an employee of Fincher’s, said business has been steady this summer, but staff is not seeing the same kind of traffic as in 2011.


“It’s a little bit slower,” she said. “Although, I had someone in (on a recent Sunday) who said, ‘you’re the busiest store in town.’”


Cardiac rehabilitation coming to Kincardine

By Barb McKay


Cardiac rehabilitation services will soon be available to patients in Kincardine.


Plenty of pipers

Queen Street in Kincardine was quite the scene Saturday night as the Gathering of the Bands took over for the Saturday night parade. This shot was snapped from the roof of Gilley's Feed Lot in Kincardine, next door to the Independent. For a full page of photos from the massed band festival, see this week's print edition of the Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Keeping it Country!

161st annual Kincardine Fall Fair opens Friday

By Josh Howald

It’s that time of year.

The Kincardine Fall Fair is set for this weekend, with the festivities kicking off Friday evening with the Fun Dog Show.

The Dog Show has been one of the fair highlights in recent years, with a  good crowd of two and four-legged participants taking part. All dogs must have proof of vaccination to enter the show, as well as pay a $7 entry fee. The dogs will compete in seven different events, as well as take part in a costume parade at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the costume parade – as well as the entire fair this year – is “Keeping it Country.”

One of many

Cooper Waite, 3, was one extra drummer for Saturday night's Massed Band. For a full page of photos, see this week's print edition of The Independent! (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine film fest set to impress

By Barb McKay


Based on the line-up of films, the third annual Kincardine International Film Festival will be a great entertainment experience.


The film festival, organized by MyFM and sponsored by Bruce Telecom, will run Sept. 7 to 9 at the Aztec Theatre, in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs Sept. 6 to 16.


“There’s a lot happening, it should be a lot of fun,” said Dylan Bartlett, general manager of MyFM Kincardine.


Suspicious fire destorys Snack Shack

One of several fires early Saturday morning

The fire that destroyed R.J's Snack Shack was one of several suspicious fires early Saturdya morning, said police today.

The snack booth by the Lions' Club north boardwalk burned to the ground early Saturday morning.  (Barb McKay photo)

In a release issued this afternoon, police said they received a report that someone had set several garbage cans on fire in Kincardine. The Kincardine Fire Department attended and extinguished three burning garbage cans on Queen Street and a fourth on Harbour Street. While at the scene, police then received another fire call at R.J.s Snack Shack on Saugeen Street, near the north boardwalk.

The investigation is continuing with help from the South-Bruce OPP Crime Unit.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.


Terry Fox Run in limbo

By Barb McKay


A meeting held at the Davidson Centre yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon was to determine if there would be enough volunteers to run the 32nd annual Terry Fox Run in Kincardine.


After The Independent ran an article earlier in the month announcing that the significant fundraiser for cancer research was on the verge of being cancelled, Angela Gougeon, of the Kincardine recreation department, said three people called to help out. But more people are needed on the organizing committee to make the event happen, she said. The meeting was held at 5 p.m. in the meeting room beside the administration offices at the Davidson Centre.