May 2016

Laidler named to Team Canada

By Josh Howald

Rosie Laidler is skating her way to Austria.

Mayor Anne Eadie presented Special Olympics figure skater Rosie Laidler with a plaque prior to last Wednesday's council meeting at the municipal office. Laidler has been named to Team Canada for the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. (Barb McKay photo)


The Kincardine figure skater has been named to Team Canada for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.

Locals lead derby

By Josh Howald

The leader board certainly had a local flavour to it as of Monday morning at the 31st annual Fish Kincardine Derby.

Four days into the action, Tiverton’s Phil Hahn held the lead with a 16.34-pound chinook salmon. He weighed the catch in Saturday morning. The trout division, meanwhile, was being led by Kincardine angler Diane Wylds-Molnar. She reeled in a 19.96-pound lake trout Sunday morning. She also had a catch that left her in fifth in the same division.

Kevin Ackert of Holyrood was in third place with a chinook salmon that weighed in at just under 11-pounds. Kincardine’s Steve Glover held both second and third place on the trout leader board, which included Kincardine’s Chris Dwinnell, Ernest Ackert, Denise McClement and Kevin Ackert in the top-15.

CWOSSA title for Eybergen

By Josh Howald

The 2016 CWOSSA Track and Field Championship Meet went well for Madelyn Eybergen, but not so well for her teammates.

Home track advantage, as well as a large number of CWOSSA qualified athletes didn't translate into CWOSSA medals or OFSAA berths for the Kincardine District Secondary School Track and Field team.

The Knights won more than a dozen individual titles at the Bluewater Athletic Association Track and Field championships the previous week, but only Eybergen could continue that success at CWOSSA last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Knicks beat Heat

Abigail Lange cuts past Ben Voskamp during the OPG Basketball senior championship game Thursday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The Knicks prevailed to win this year's title. For a team photo, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

No BAA soccer titles

But CWOSSA hopes still alive

By Josh Howald

Neither the Kincardine District Secondary School girls or boys soccer teams were able to capture a Bluewater Athletic Association championship Thursday in Walkerton.

The KDSS girls team played for a BAA title on Thursday afternoon, but was defeated 2-0 by the host Sacred Heart High School Crusaders. The Knights had qualified for the BAA final by edging out St. Mary's High School 2-1 earlier in the day. That semi-final game was also played in Walkerton. The Crusaders had crushed West Hill 5-0 in the other semi-final.

The KDSS boys team, meanwhile, was edged out 2-1 by the Georgian Bay Secondary School Vikings Thursday morning in the BAA semi-finals. SHHS dumped the OSCVI Falcons in the other semi-final game and went on to win a BAA boys soccer title with a 2-0 shutout win over the Vikings.

Golden Hawks lose in national semi-final

West Kelowna wins RBC Cup

By Josh Howald

A run at a national Junior A championship was halted in a Saturday night semi-final Saturday in Alberta for two local hockey players and the Trenton Golden Hawks.

Ben Scheel in action during the Buckland Cup last month. (Josh Howald photo)


That's the spear-it

Cailin McKay of KDSS competes in the javelin Thursday at the CWOSSA Track and Field Championships at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. For a full page of colour photos from the two-day meet, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Ann Hughes passed away suddenly, peacefully surrounded by family, at Victoria Hospital in London on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in her 72nd year.

Beloved wife of Greg Naherne. Cherished mother of Stephanie Hughes-Naherne.

Ann will be remembered by her sisters Marg Metzger, Mary (Bob) Moore and Janet (Jim) Mackey as well as by her treasured nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Campbell and Patricia Hughes; and brothers-in-law Bob Metzger and Michael Naherne.

Ann was truly one of a kind and will be missed by her countless friends from the different parts of her life. She loved her cats, was active in her Bruce Beach garden and took joy in sharing stories with family and friends from her prodigious memory. She will be missed.

Positive hospital experiences


Having lived in Kincardine for a goodly number of years, my family and I have had numerous dealings with our hospital.

I cannot recall a single instance when we were not treated with the utmost of professionalism and courtesy, particularly with regard to Dr. Knox and his staff.

Your experience was surely an aberration.

Peter Carver,


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