September 2015

Cubs win third straight OBA title

By Josh Howald

All the Cubbies do is win.

The Kincardine Cubs after winning the Ontario Baseaball Association's Senior A provincial championship on Sunday. (submitted photo)

 

For the third straight year, the Kincardine Cubs have closed out the baseball season with an Ontario Baseball Association provincial championship.


Bulldogs open season Friday

Home opener Saturday night against Mitchell

By Josh Howald

Enough of this preseason, exhibition stuff.

The puck drops on the Western Junior C Hockey League regular season this weekend. The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are in Walkerton Friday evening and face the Mitchell Hawks at home on Saturday. This photo was from the Exhibition Junior C Day recently at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)

 


Peewee Cards go 2-2 in Port Dover

Potter tosses no-hitter in opener

The Kincardine peewee Cardinals played well at the OBA provincial baseball tournament on the weekend in Port Dover, but the season came to an end when St. Marys unexpectedly stole home for a 7-6 win.

The Cardinals opened the tournament Friday evening with an easy 11-0 win over Port Lambton. Kincardine batters hammered the ball to back up an impressive pitching display from Griffin Potter. Potter had 14 strikeouts, tossing a no-hitter and making for an easy game in the field for his teammates.


Exciting additions for 35th Fox Run

September 20 in Kincardine

The Kincardine Terry Fox Committee is excited to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope at this year's Terry Fox Run on Sept. 20.

This year marks a milestone that deserves to be recognized, celebrated and honoured. The committee will be combining traditional revelry with some new and exciting additions in honour of the occasion.


Junior tennis tourney this Saturday

Registration deadline today

It's all about the kids.

The Kincardine Tennis Club is hosting a Junior Singles Tennis Tournament this Saturday.

It's the first time the club has held a junior event in several years at the Harbour Street courts. It's the second of three tournaments the club has organized this year. On Aug. 29, Dustin Todd captured the inaugural Men's Singles Classic title, besting a field of seven players. A much larger crop of competitors is expected out this weekend for the junior tournament.

There will be three divisions for boys and girls in action on Saturday - under-10, under-14 and players who are of high school age. It is hoped the third division will attract some young talent to the courts, as work-to-rule threatens the Bluewater Athletic Association tennis season.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ARTHUR BALL

Arthur E. Ball of Listowel and formerly of the Kincardine area passed away at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of Norma R. (Veal) Ball.

Dear father of Brenda & Danny Maillet of Brantford, John & Carolyn Ball of Ripley, Elizabeth & Mark Norman of Listowel and Brian Ball of London.

Fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Scott Barham & Stephanie Kerry, Jordan & Jacquelyn Ball, Kyla & Brent Kempton, Benjamin Norman, Taylor Norman and Kaitlyn Norman, and by his great-grandchildren: Gaige Kempton & Lennon Barham. Fondly remembered by Scott’s dad, Bob Barham.

Predeceased by his sisters and brothers: Ivy, Mabel, Beatrice, Doris, Jean, Ernest, Archie, Wilfred and Albert.


Who is next?

I attended a Kincardine council meeting this evening (Sept. 2) understanding that our beach’s riptide issue would be on the agenda. The uncle of Lucas, our most recent drowning victim, spoke as well as the brother of a previous victim, the father who drowned in our riptide attempting to save his daughter. They were articulate, logical, focused and spoke with great passion. Their loss is heartbreaking.

The sizable public audience in attendance drew applause with each presentation. I met the wife of the man who drowned and the daughter that he saved. They want action. They want changes now because what we presently have to warn people about the riptide is not working.


Should council act on improving beach safety?

Yes
76% (34 votes)
No
24% (11 votes)
Total votes: 45

Drum line

Just a handful of the drummers who marched in Saturday night's massed band in downtown Kincardine. A huge crowd attended Victoria Park for the afternoon festivities of the Gathering of The Bands, and then followed the massed band back to the park after the Saturday night march. Saturday will be the final march of the season for the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. (Josh Howald photo)


Funding opportunity for Inverhuron servicing project

By Barb McKay

 

There could be a new opportunity for government funding to extend municipal water and sewer service to Inverhuron.

 

Details about a new Build Canada grant have been released and a failed plan to extend municipal services to the community may get a second chance. Councillor Laura Haight told residents last week that council is expecting to receive a recommendation from municipal staff at its meeting tonight to make the Inverhuron sewer and water project a priority when the municipality submits an application for a chunk of the federal funding.