August 2014

Short captain, tall ship

Austen McCallum, 2, of Durham pretends to steer the Pathfinder during a tour of the Tall Ship on Saturday. The Toronto Brigantine’s Pathfinder and Playfair sailed into the Kincardine harbour Thursday night and remained there until Sunday evening to take part in the Kincardine Marine Heritage Festival. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine not backing down from Bruce Telecom sale

By Barb McKay


Canada’s Competition Bureau has no authority to cancel the pending sale of Bruce Telecom to Eastlink, according to Kincardine’s mayor.


New candidates vie for council seats

There are some new names in the race for Kincardine council.


Richard Court added his name to the ballot last week, running for Ward 1 councillor. Alex Eveleigh of RR2 Tiverton is running for one of four councillor-at-large seats.


Jacqueline Faubert, who currently represents Ward 1, has filed her nomination papers to run for councillor-at-large.


Caught in the act

Three people are facing numerous charges after police responded to a report of a break-in at a Sideroad 10, Huron Twp. residence.

Just before 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, the South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in, and while responding observed a red truck that had been reported stolen by the home owner. The red Ford Ranger was stopped by police, and officers noted a large quantity of tools, sporting goods and electronics inside the vehicle. The occupants of the truck were arrested.

A 46-year-old Huron-Kinloss Twp. woman has been charged with two counts of break and enter, two counts of possession of stolen property, four counts of driving while under suspension, operating an unsafe vehicle, operating with no insurance and using unauthorized licence plates.

A 48-year-old Southgate Twp. man has been charged with two counts of possession of stolen property and two counts of break and enter.

Setting sail

The tall ships leave Kincardine harbour at sunset Sunday evening. (Josh Howald photo)

Fall Fair this weekend

By Barb McKay


New activities have been added to this year’s Kincardine Fall Fair to draw more families.


Children’s activities, games and entertainment will take place at Connaught Park throughout the afternoon Saturday. New this year, children can build their own kites and learn how to fly them. The petting zoo has been expanded this year, as has the selection of children’s games. The pedal tractor races will be held once again, as will the hay bale rolling.


Gathering of the bands

Everlie Waite, 18 months, and brother Cooper, 5, had their own drums out to play along with the Massed Pipe Band Saturday night at the 23rd annual Gathering of the Bands in Kincardine. (Barb McKay photo)

Art in the making

Woodcarver Dave Alexander works on figure at the Ripley Artisan Festival recently. The community centre was filled with vendors displaying everything from paintings to jewellery. (Barb McKay photo)

Station Beach safe for swimming

Swimmers can once again flock to Station Beach.


The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported Friday that the unsafe swimming posting has been removed from the Kincardine beach after water samples taken Wednesday indicated that bacteria levels are within the acceptable limits. The beach was posted as unsafe for swimming a week earlier after water samples taken Aug. 14 showed bacteria levels that are higher than the provincial standard for what’s acceptable.


The health unit is reminding swimmers that conditions can change quickly and high winds and heavy rain can have a negative impact on water quality.

Cubs, Laurier meet tonight at Connaught Park

Ballantyne brings defending OUA champs to town for exhibition

By Josh Howald

The Cubbies won't see any teams like this at the OBA tournament.

The Cubs score a run against WLU in the 2011 exhibition game between Kincardine and the Golden Hawks. First pitch is tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Tout Field at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Independent file photo/Howald)


The Kincardine senior baseball team will have its work cut out for them tonight (Wednesday) as they host the Sir Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks for an exhibition contest at Connaught Park.