July 2013

Have a good week!

The Independent closed for holidays

Effective immediately, The Kincardine Independent is closed for holidays.

There is a July 31, 2013 edition on the streets now. There will be no paper published on Aug. 7, though we will resume regular business hours on that day. Our next publication date is Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

From all the staff at The Kincardine Independent, have a happy and safe week.

Pails of fun

Keira Roberts, 2, of Chesley, lugs water in from the lake at Station Beach Thursday to make sand castles. (Barb McKay photo)

Temperatures down, tourism up

Tourists flocking to Kincardine despite cool start to season


By Barb McKay


Kincardine is seeing an increase in tourism traffic this season.


Kelly McDonald, tourism co-ordinator for the municipality, said there is a noticeable increase in the number of visitors to the community compared to the same time period last year. So far this summer, a total of 3,675 tourists have dropped into the visitor information centre. By this time last year 3,110 visitors had come through.


McDonald said the numbers are higher even though there was a slower start to the tourism season because of poor weather. By the July 1 weekend, however, visitors started to pour in.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Adriaan Maria Beckmann, formerly of Fisherman’s Cove in Kincardine, died at the Markham Stouffville Hospital, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in his 86th year.

Beloved husband of the late Hendrika (née Berkveld), Margaret (née Reinders) and Marilyn (née Glover.)

Dear father of Rob (Toni) Beckmann, of Uxbridge; and Connie (Bill) Rankin, of Watford. Cherished grandfather of Tyler (Andrea Nelson), Sam and Derek Beckmann; and Sean (Tammy) and Bill (Debbie) Rankin.

Sadly missed by his sister Connie Naber, of Groningen, Holland; and by his great grandchildren: Kayla, Jenna and Adam.

Predeceased by his brother Johann Beckmann, sister-in-law Mary Beckmann and brother-in-law Johann Naber. 

What others say

It’s interesting to see what others think of our community.

Recently, a couple of weekly columnists have decided to comment on our town.

Chris Clark, a columnist with the Guelph Tribune, has spent a few summers vacationing here and remembers when he could stop at a downtown grocery store, butcher shop, fish shop and the liquor store.

All the major stores have moved to edge of town to the Highway 21 bypass. What was once a walk away is a drive away, he says. “I am but a renter, but I think of the longtime downtowners who enjoyed their amenities close to home.”

So true.

Cubs Classic set for Sunday

Kincardine win streak halted by South London

By Josh Howald

Eight was great, but that’s where things came to an end.

The South London Giants ended a Kincardine winning streak that dated back to June 7 on Thursday night, upsetting the Cubs with a 13-10 decision in London. It was a reality check for the Cubbies, who remain in first place overall in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League standings. The Giants, even with the upset win over Kincardine, remain in the basement at 4-8.

The hard-throwing Nathan Kraemer got the ball to start this game, and pitched six innings. He gave up seven runs and struck out seven batters, leaving the game with a 9-7 lead in the sixth inning. Kincardine, however, couldn’t hang on to that lead. Ryan Fraser took over on the hill, and South London went on a tear, scoring six runs in the seventh inning to take a 13-9 lead to the eighth.

Do you plan to take in any KSMF concerts?

14% (6 votes)
86% (36 votes)
Total votes: 42

Saturday at the Orangey

Todays ball hockey schedule in Formosa

1:37am Jul 27

930am - team 5 vs dobson

1015am- 392 crew vs hosts

1100am- dobson vs puck hash

1145am- team 5 vs 392 crew

1230am- hosts vs dobson

115pm- puck hash vs team 5

2pm- 392 crew vs dobson

245 pm- team 5 vs hosts


Playoffs to follow

Gawk at a hawk

Kennedy Cohoon, 2, right, and her mother Becky get a close look at Harris Hawk, controlled by trainer Duane Bailey of Creature Quest. Children were fascinated by the company's creatures which were on display Saturday at the Rotary Club's Summer Fun in the Park. (Eric Howald photo)

Butt Free Beach campaign aims to clean up Station Beach

By Barb McKay


A Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation (LHCCC) pilot project is encouraging smokers at Station Beach to butt out responsibly.