August 2013

Cubs win OBA title

Kincardine rolls through Wyoming

There was no question, the OBA tournament was all Kincardine.

Kincardine wiped Petrolia 12-1 this afternoon to cap off an undefeated weekend at the Ontario Baseball Association Provincial C Championships in Wyoming.

The Cubs started the weekend with a 14-4 drubbing over Mitchell, followed by a 15-0 pasting of St. Catharines. Then Kincardine played it's closest game of the weekend, a 3-1 win over Petrolia. The Cubs mercied Bolton, than the hosts from Wyoming to advance to the final, which was a rematch with Petrolia.

This time around, Kincardine made no mistake, scoring runs in nearly every inning in a 12-1 win.

For the full story, don't miss our next print edition of The Kincardine Independent!


Tall welcome

Peter Humble of the Tall Ships welcoming committee greets the crew of the STV Pathfinder as it sails into Kincardine Harbour on Thursday. The ship, along with the TS Playfair of the Toronto Brigantine, spent the weekend in the harbour before heading back to Toronto on Monday morning. (Barb McKay photo)

22nd annual Gathering of the Bands one of the biggest yet


By Barb McKay


This year’s Gathering of the Bands was one of most successful in its 22-year history, according to the event’s organizer.


Norm Annetts told The Independent Monday that he is thrilled with how well the event went from start to finish.


“It was one of the biggest crowds we have ever had,” he said, estimating that more than 2,500 came out to Victoria Park in the afternoon and many more attended the mass pipe band parade in the evening. “It was a great day. I think it was really successful.”

New Kincardine signage part of municipality’s tourism efforts

By Barb McKay


Visitors to Kincardine should have no trouble finding their way around.


The new blue signs that have popped up around the municipality in the last couple of weeks, however, have raised the curiosity of a number of locals who have come into The Independent office looking for answers.


Big job

Keegan Reed of Cambridge led more than 200 pipers and drummersat Saturday night's massed band in Kincardine. For a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Plenty of new reasons to check out the Kincardine fall fair

By Barb McKay


Kincardine’s agricultural society has added more family entertainment and activities to this year’s fall fair in hopes of boosting attendance.


The 162nd annual Kincardine fall fair will kick off Friday at 6 p.m. when the pavilion opens to the public to view displays. A fun dog show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to dog owners of all ages. The entry fee is $7 and entrants must have proof of their dog’s rabies vaccination. Dogs can prove their skills on an agility course, a rally course and can show off their tricks. There will also be a station to create paw print artwork.

Making a splash

Local kids raise more than $600 for Lions splash pad

By Barb McKay


When it comes to beads, the Griffin kids have every shape, size and colour imaginable.



From left, Cole, Sierra and Olivia Griffin are raising money for the Lions Club Splash Pad. (Barb McKay photo)



Man charged following Huron-Kinloss crash

A 23-year-old man has been charged following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Karishea Ave. and the Huron-Kinloss Line in Kinloss Twp.

The South-Bruce OPP got the call just after 8 p.m. on Aug. 19. Officers arrived at the scene to learn that a white Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck towing a horse trailer heading north on Huron-Kinloss Line pulled out into the path of a red Dodge Dakota. The Dakota had been travelling west on Karishea Ave.

The driver of the Dodge was transported to Kincardine Hospital for assessment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Silverado, a 23-year-old Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Twp. man, was charged with start from a stopped position not in safety.

Halloween in Ripley?

Halloween came early in Ripley this year. All that Leah Paul wanted for her third birthday was to go trick or treating. So parents Kevin and Candice made it happen. Joining Leah, left, in trick or treating were Nathan Paul, Emma MacDonald, Teagan vanderHoek, Keaten vanderHoek, Katie Milner and Reed Dewar. (submitted photo)

Rubber match doesn't happen

Cubs off to OBA tourney this weekend

By Josh Howald

After pulling off a huge upset Sunday night and forcing a Game 3, the London Area Giants decided to go for the anti-climactic finish.

The last place Giants, 5-13 in the regular season, were spanked 14-4 in the first game of their best-of-three opening round playoff series with the Kincardine Cubs. They were all but off to the B round of the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League playoffs on Monday night, but decided to mount a late comeback. They battled for a 9-8 win at Citywide Lower Park in London to force a third and deciding game with Kincardine.