September 2015

New and expanded Kincardine Fall Fair this weekend

By Barb McKay

There is plenty of excitement around this year’s Kincardine Fall Fair, now that the fair has been expanded and will include new events and a dance.


This way, folks

An elevated look at more than 150 pipers and drummers in town for the annual Gathering of the Bands Saturday evening in downtown Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine boy honorary chair of regional Kidney Walk

By Barb McKay


Christopher Pennington does not let much slow him down.


The 10-year-old Kincardine boy plays hockey and baseball, on three different teams, despite battling kidney disease.


Christopher and his family first learned that he had the disease this past spring. The news was unexpected. After becoming ill last year he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder, Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP), in October. HSP can cause chronic kidney disease, but rarely.


130 km/hr in Kinloss

A 38-year-old from South Bruce Peninsula is walking for a week after being clocked at more than 130 km/hr on Highway 9 in Kinloss Twp.

A South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Highway 9 noticed a silver Pontiac Grand Prix moving at a high rate of speed at 10 a.m. Aug. 24. The speed was confirmed by radar. The driver was charged with racing a motor vehicle, and is to appear in court Oct. 6 to answer to the charge. His car was also impounded and his licence suspended for a mandatory seven day period.

Todd wins inaugural Kincardine Tennis Classic

By Josh Howald

Dustin Todd outlasted and outplayed the field to make local tennis history on Saturday.

Dustin Todd of the Amberley Beach Tennis Club following his straight set win in the championship final match Saturday at the Kincardine Invitational Singles Classic Tennis Tournament. (Josh Howald photo)


Todd went undefeated through four matches to win the inaugural Kincardine Tennis Club Invitational Singles Classic.

Peewees at OBAs this weekend

The Kincardine OBA Cardinals will travel to Port Dover this weekend to play in the provincial championship tournament.

Kincardine will open the tournament Friday night at 7 p.m. against Port Lambton.

The Cardinals enter the tournament with a 5-5 record, racked up through exhibition games and tournament action. The 11-player roster was selected from Kincardine's two peewee teams that played in the WOBA this season.

Win, tie for 'Dogs at tournament

Fifteen players signed to cards

By Josh Howald

In the big picture, Sunday's Junior C hockey tournament at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine meant very little.

Jordan Bell of the Bulldogs was at the bottom of this heap against Port Stanley Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre. Bell actually scored on this play after picking the pocket of a Pirates defender during the exhibition preseason Junior C tournament hosted by the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs. (Josh Howald photo)


Wolves open hockey season Oct. 10

Volleyball tournament set for Sept. 10

By Josh Howald

The Ripley Wolves will kick off the 2015-16 WOAA Senior AA hockey regular season Oct. 10 at home.

The Wolves, the defending WOAA Senior A champions, will start the season with a game against their regional rivals from Lucknow at home at 7:30 p.m.

However, the Wolves do have one exhibition preseason contest scheduled as well. Ripley will travel to Seaforth to take on the Huron East Centenaries on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. That's one of just two preseason Senior AA hockey games scheduled to take place before the regular season kicks off. The first game of the regular season is set for Oct. 2.

Kincardine boy starts youth running group

 By Barb McKay

When six-year-old Keelan Jacques could not find a running group that would allow him to take part, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

Keelan Jacques, 6, centre, has started a running club for kids - the Kincardine Cheetahs. THe Cheetahs held their first clinic last month. From left are Adelaide Boettinger, 6, Luke Walsh, 5, Mathijs London, 5, Jacques, Cooper Waite, 6, and Madison Ruthven, 6. (Barb McKay photo)


Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Elizabeth Elenor MacSween (née McCreight) of Kincardine passed away at Trillium Court on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in her 94th year.


Beloved wife of the late Innis MacSween.


Dear mother of Rod (Wendy) MacSween of Kincardine and Darlene MacSween (Mike Holunga) of Santa Clara, California.


Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Suzanne (Peter) Hallay, Scott (Carmen) MacSween, Taryn Dellannoy and Danielle Dellannoy and by her great-grandchildren: Mason, Max, Ivy, Carter, Kalista, Kyle and Giuseppe.