July 2015

Highlanders lose in Fergus final

By Josh Howald

Kincardine finally has a winning lacrosse team. Kind of.

The Kincardine Highlanders won three straight games on the weekend in Fergus to advance to the finals of the Ontario Masters Lacrosse tournament. The Highlanders run, however, was cut short by Brampton in the final.

"Overall it was a good weekend," said Adam Brown on Monday. "The team is starting to come together nicely after picking up some new players over the off-season. After the first two tournaments, we are sitting way further up in the standings than we expected to be with a 5-3 record."

LaSalle wins bantam tournament

By Josh Howald

It was a tough weekend for Kincardine's minor baseball teams at Connaught Park, with both the mosquito and bantam Cardinals bowing out of tournament action early.

Ethan Kopecki on the hill for LaSalle during the bantam final of the KMBA tourney on the weekend. LaSalle defeated Leamington in this championship final. (Josh Howald photo)


Nonetheless, it was still a succesful weekend at the diamonds, with the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association hosting 12 bantam teams and nine mosquito teams for tournament action.

Cubs sweep Astros in double-header

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs moved into first place overall in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League with a pair of wins Sunday afternoon in Mitchell.

The Astros went into Sunday's action with a 7-2-1 record and 15 points, while Kincardine was 5-2. Today, the Cubbies now have 14 points and a 7-2 record. The Astros are still a point ahead of Kincardine, but the Cubs hold onto first on the basis of having three games in hand on the Astros.

Kincardine proved to be the better team in both games at Cooper Field in Mitchell on Sunday. The first game was a close one, with the Cubs squeezing out an 8-7 win. In the second game, however, the Cubs walked all over Mitchell 14-3.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Mildred "Jean" Karikas (née McLaurin) of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre-Kincardine, on Friday, July 17, 2015, in her 74th year.

Beloved wife of the late Steve Karikas.

Survived by her step-children Jeanette and David.

Sadly missed by her first cousins: John, Margaret Ellen, Betty Ann, Donna, Robert, Carole, Wallace, Wayne and Geoffrey and their families.

Predeceased by her parents, John and Mildred (Wallace) McLaurin, and by her cousins Judy and Leslie.

Response to Thompson’s letter

Science does support controls on use of neonicotinoid pesticides.


I am pleased that MPP Thompson has finally taken enough interest in the neonicotinoid issue to write a letter to the Independent. Unfortunately, there are several misstatements and inaccuracies that should be corrected.


First, neonicotinoid-treated seed for corn is a relatively recent phenomenon. Clothianidin, the pesticide most used on corn, was given a conditional approval in 2004 (not the 1980s as she claims). But more relevantly, the use of these pesticides has increased exponentially to the point that last year almost 100 per cent of corn seed planted in Ontario was neonic-treated.


What fireworks did you enjoy more - Canada Day or Bruce Power Beach Party?

Canada Day
32% (11 votes)
Beach Party
68% (23 votes)
Total votes: 34

Great Tri!

Bethany Collins of Community Living Kincardine and District, centre, is congratulated by Jennifer McCullough, left, and Louise Bursey after finishing Saturday's duathlon. Hundreds of women from all over North America took part in the 2015 Kincardine Women's Triathlon at Station Beach. (Barb McKay photo)

Inverhuron servicing project dead in the water

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine has cancelled the project to extend municipal water and sewer services in Inverhuron.


After six years of studies, public meetings and nearly $1.5 million invested, council agreed last week to kill the project. While that will be good news for some residents who have been opposed to the idea of connecting to municipal water, for those residents in dire need of new septic systems there is currently no solution.


Plan in place to deal with departing docs

KFHT looks to hire two nurse practitioners

The Kincardine Family Health Organization announced last week that is has a plan to care for orphaned patients following the departure of Drs. Rejean Duwyn and Steven Poirier.


Gerry Glover, CEO of the Kincardine Family Health Team and manager of the Kincardine and Community Medical Clinic, issued a media release announcing that affected patients have been temporarily reassigned to other doctors. The clinic is currently working with the physician recruitment team to replace the doctors, who also took regular shifts in the emergency department at the Kincardine hospital.


New roofs for Davidson Centre, old Westario building

By Barb McKay


Repairs to the roofs of the Davidson Centre and former Westario Power building will be made sooner rather than later after the winning bid for the work came in well under budget.


Councillor Andrew White was only too happy to present the results of the tender for the projects during last Wednesday’s council meeting. The municipality had budgeted $50,000 to complete repairs to the old Westario building at 385 Queen Street and $465,000 for a new roof over the arena at the Davidson Centre. Last week, council accepted a bid of $406,000 from Keller Roofing and Sheet Metal for both projects, for a savings of $109,000.