July 2015

Bulldogs to host preseason tournament

By Josh Howald

The Nichol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs will once again host a preseason tournament at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine to prepare for the 2015-16 Western Junior C League hockey season.

This year, the Bulldogs will be joined by three other Junior C teams on Sunday, Aug. 30. The Port Stanley Sailors and the Dorchester Dolphins of the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League will be in town, as will the Western League's Wingham Ironmen. Each team will play twice, but not against the other team from their own league.

The action begins at 11:30 a.m. with the Bulldogs taking on Dorchester. At 1:15 p.m., Port Stanley will face Wingham, followed by a 3:30 p.m. game between Wingham and Dorchester. The final game of the day will see the Bulldogs take on Port Stanley at 5:15 p.m.

Poor choice for location

I am following up on my presentation to municipal council on June 17 regarding the location of a proposed washroom.

The proposed location is the old fire hall beside the Kincardine Arts Centre. I am having great difficulty understanding the logic of placing a standalone washroom, which can be located elsewhere, being built on a million-dollar piece of property with a million-dollar view and capable of generating millions of dollars in revenue.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Charles Edward “Ted” Fulford of Kincardine passed away at his home on Friday, June 26, 2015, in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of Kathryn “Kip” Fulford (née Campbell).

Dear brother of Laird Fulford of Goderich and Marita (Ivan) Harris of Lethbridge, Alberta.  Also survived by his sister-in-law Donna (Paul) Hurst of Collingwood and his brother-in-law Delbert Shewfelt of Goderich. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his sister Sharon Cook and sisters-in-law Phyllis Fulford and Barbara Shewfelt.

Did you attend this year's Scottish Festival?

35% (19 votes)
65% (36 votes)
Total votes: 55

All wet!

Hughie Cahill, 5, tests out the new splash pad at Lions Park in Kincardine on Saturday. The Kincardine Lions Clb held a 'soft' opening to allow children who had raised money for the water park - Olivia, Sierra and Cole Griffin, Max Malholtra and Ashley Mayer - to be the first to try it out. (Barb McKay photo)

WestJet bomb threat call made to Kincardine airport

By Barb McKay


A phone call reporting a bomb was placed on a WestJet flight bound for Edmonton Saturday came in to the Kincardine municipal airport.


Airport manager Blake Evans confirmed that he received the phone call just after 9 a.m. Saturday.


“A male voice said, ‘there’s a bomb on Flight 391 from Halifax in the baggage compartment.’”


A Scottish welcome!

A little rain can't stop the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. The band made its debut Saturday night, kicking off another summer of marches. There will be no shortage of all things Scottish this weekend, with the 16th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games set to kick off Friday night. For more details, pick up a copy of this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

SBGHC continues to trim to avoid cuts to core services

Laundry service to be contracted out

By Barb McKay


Intensified pressure on health services in Bruce and Grey and no increases in government funding for the past several years is forcing the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) to trim where it can.


The SBGHC held its annual board meeting at the Kincardine hospital and CEO Paul Rosebush said the health centre is holding its own, despite four straight years of flat funding from the province.


“It’s been a long and challenging year, but it’s been a successful year,” he said. “If you look at the bottom line, we still met the goals, as we have in recent years.”


On tempo

Pantki Shah and Alora Myall, both 9, put on a performance at the first Drift In Cruise Night of the season Friday in downtown Kincardine. The girls are with the Grace Dance Academy. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine resident duped for more than $800

The South-Bruce OPP issued a reminder to residents to be wary of scams after a Municipality of Kincardine resident was scammed for more than $800 recently.

An unsolicited phone call was received to report a problem with a computer, and “repairs” ended up costing $815.

Police ask all residents to be cautious of unsolicited calls, letters, e-mails and strangers at the door. Tech savvy scammers can create very convincing scams and the best defence is to verify before you ever consider sending money or sharing information.

Fraud is a multi-million dollar enterprise that won’t stop until cons stop making money. For more information on fraud, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online at www.antifraudcentre.ca or call 1-888-495-8501.