August 2015

Second annual Kincardine Marine Heritage Festival this weekend

The Toronto Brigantine Tall Ships return to the port of Kincardine this weekend in celebration of the second annual Marine Heritage Festival.

The ships sail into port on Friday and the Marine Heritage Festival events will run on Saturday from 10am-3pm.

This year’s theme is ‘Search and Rescue’ which promises a variety of educational and entertaining components. The festival will feature marine-themed activities for both adults and children including tours of the Kincardine Lighthouse and Marine Museum, the Walker House Heritage Centre, Artisan’s Alley on the north pier, as well as the Community Foundation Grey Bruce ‘Ahoy - Kids Art Zone’ at MacPherson Park.

Pretty cheesy

Lori Prehn of Cheesy Monkii adds gravy to some Pine River Cheese curds to make an order of the famous Cheesy Monkii poutine Saturday afternoon at the Pine River Cheese Curds Festival, held at the co-operative on Highway 21. (Josh Howald photo)

Tennis Club to host tournaments

Events for men, women and juniors

By Josh Howald

For the first time in recent memory, the Kincardine Tennis Club will host a trio of tournaments in the next month.

First up will be a singles tournament with a men's and a women's division on Saturday, Aug. 29.

That would be followed up by a junior tennis tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12. The junior event will have divisions for girls and boys under-10, under-14 and a high school aged division.

Finally, the Kincardine Tennis Club will host a doubles event to close out the season on Sept. 26. Details and format for that tournament have yet to be hammered out. Preliminary plans call for men's and women's doubles, and perhaps an Open division and a Seniors division.

McBride wins Ainsdale title

Derek McBride is Ainsdale Golf Course's 2015 club champion.

McBride captured the club title Sunday, following a two-round tournament played over the weekend at Ainsdale Golf Course. McBride shot 77 and 19 in his two rounds for a combined score of 156.

He was pushed to the finish. His 156 was just one stroke better than Brayden Secord. Travis McLaughlin, the 2013 club champion, nearly bounced back from a disastrous front nine on Sunday. He did turn in an impressive 36 on the back nine, three back of McBride.

Secord's 77-80 gave him the Men's B Flight title, while McLaughlin's 77-82 earned him the Men's A Flight championship. Dave Wood was C Flight champ with 171 (88-83) and Jim Martin was the class of D Flight with 182 (89-93).

Bulldogs host Flyers tonight

By Josh Howald

Training camp is in full swing for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Junior C Bulldogs.

The 'Dogs will host the Goderich Flyers tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. for an exhibition preseason contest. It will be the first game action for the Bulldogs, of the Western Junior C Hockey League, this season. Some rookie hopefuls faced off against a rookie team from the Hanover Barons last Thursday, but this is the first time any vets will see any game action.

Kincardine will be in action again on Saturday in Ayton against the Barons. That game is a 7:30 p.m. start. Training camp will then continue with practices before Kincardine travels to Tavistock next Wednesday, Aug. 26, for a 7:30 p.m. game.

Back to (hockey) school

Garrett Meurs puts the youngsters through the paces Thursday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine at the Garrett Meurs Hockey School, which ran all last week. For the full story, see this week's In the Slot... (Josh Howald photo)

Ball hockey tournament this Saturday

By Josh Howald

The Boston Pizza and Canadian Tire parking lots in Kincardine will turn into ball hockey courts on Saturday, for a good a cause.

Doug Kennedy said last week he is hoping to raise enough money with this weekend's ball hockey tournament to register some local youngsters for minor hockey. The money will help out youngsters whose parents otherwise might not be able to afford the cost of hockey registration. Any extra proceeds from the tournament will go to the Canadian Tire JumpStart program. People are also encouraged to bring any old or unused ice hockey equipment to the tournament this weekend so it can be recycled and put to good use with another young player.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Jimmy Felix Buttee passed away suddenly at his residence in Kincardine on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in his 68th year.

Predeceased by his parents, Jim (1984) and Joan (2009).

Survived by his brother Kim Buttee, Lisa Izso, nephew Eric Izso of Point Clark; sister Patti Huber, husband Murray of Petersburg, beloved nephew Matthew Huber and  Krysti Bouttell of Bright.

Jim was a kind-hearted man who will be fondly remembered for his amazing sense of humour, thoughtfulness and generosity. He enjoyed vintage cars, tennis, gardening and he loved golf!

Cremation has taken place.

Private family graveside service.

Interment Memory Gardens, Breslau.

Safety improvements needed

As a member of the Johnson family, I agree with and support Mrs. Hammill’s ideas regarding improved water safety in the area of Station Beach and the two piers. I do, however, take issue with the Independent’s comments concerning the safety equipment available in the area.


While there is a lifesaver ring and a long snagging pole near the east end of the south pier, its location (hidden behind bushes and a sand dune, more than 200 yards from where Lucas’ friends could have used it) made it cruelly useless in this tragic instance.


Were you inconvenienced by the road closure Monday for the BIA Market?

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