July 2015

Five years in the making

Point Clark lighthouse restoration complete

The Point Clark lighthouse was officially re-opened Saturday. Helping with the ribbon cutting ceremonies were, from left, Gary MacMillan of Parks Canada, Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb, Huron-Kinloss mayor Mitch Twolan, Katerine Welch of Parks Canada and RCMP Mountie and Point Clark native Jason Morton. For the full story on the project and Saturday's opening, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

No traffic lights for Highway 21 at South Line

By Barb McKay


The temporary traffic lights on Highway 21 at the South Line have come down and they will not be going back up.


During the June 17 council meeting, mayor Anne Eadie presented the idea to council of looking into having a permanent set of traffic lights at the intersection to help lower the risk of collisions. She said during a recent discussion with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke was given the name of the appropriate person at the Ministry to call if the municipality wants to pursue obtaining traffic lights. The traffic lights were installed last spring for the detour route on the South Line while road work was being done on Highway 9.


McLelland Classic this Saturday

By Josh Howald

The skirl of the bagpipes won’t drown out the crack of the bat.

It may be Scottish Festival weekend in Kincardine, but the Kincardine Cubs and the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association are teaming up to make Saturday Baseball Day in Kincardine.

A full day of baseball is on tap at Connaught Park, highlighted by the fifth annual Mike McClelland Memorial Kincardine Cubs Classic.

The Kincardine Cubs, fresh off a 3-1 win over the Mitchell Astros on Sunday afternoon, will play a double-header on Saturday – a 2 p.m. game against the expansion Hanover Hitmen, and a 7:30 p.m. start against the St. Thomas Cardinals. The Cubs are the defending 2013 and 2014 Ontario Baseball Association champions, as well as the 2014 defending TVSBL champs.

Between those games, the Kincardine OBA peewee Cardinals will host Goderich Grey at 5 p.m. on Tout Field.

Bulldogs make Satosek captain

By Josh Howald

Gerrit Satosek will captain the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Junior C Bulldogs next season.

Gerrit Satosek was announced as captain and the first signing for the Bulldogs Friday night. (Independent file photo/Richard Lawson)


The Bulldogs made the announcement Friday night at the club's chicken and rib fundraiser, prior to their annual Beach Dance - which was actually held on the arena floor instead of the beach this year.

Satosek is the first player to be signed by the Bulldogs for the 2015-16 hockey season.

Another debacle

Thank you to David Dyer, Marsha Leggett, Josh Howald and all of those people who support Rolly Thorton. He does provide a valuable service. Having used it myself, it’s the neatest "scrap yard" this person has ever seen.


There are so many problems in this municipality that drastically need attention and here we are - another debacle. A waste of money (ours) and time (also ours).


A great analogy by Josh Howald regarding bylaws, i.e. the infraction that will be investigated on the report of some person who failed to "stoop and scoop". Thank you.


Floyd Steen

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Lois Jean Needham of Owen Sound and formerly of Kincardine passed away at the Grand River Hospital-Freeport Facility in Kitchener on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in her 58th year.

Cherished mother of Matt Hollands of Drayton, Melissa Hollands and Carrie Hollands, all of Owen Sound and Cuyler Hollands of Toronto.

Loving daughter of Harvey and Betty (Eskrick) Needham of Kincardine.

Dear sister of Bob (Barb) Needham of Roseville, Jim Needham of Kitchener and Helen (Dwight) Howald of Ripley. Also missed by her nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her sisters Gail and Marilyn Needham and twin brother Lynn in infancy. Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home in Kincardine on Sunday, June 28, 2015.