May 2016

For the birds

Mark Nash of the Canadian Falconry Foundation was at Huron Heights Public School last week to educate students about the Peregrine Falcon. His assistant Nono is a three-year-old Falcon. (Barb McKay photo)

Body fished from Lake Huron

By Josh Howald

A body discovered floating in Lake Huron off the shore of MacGregor Point last Monday, May 2, has been identified as a 53-year-old Toronto man.

Jim Armstrong was reported missing in the Municipality of Saugeen Shores on March 10, 2016.

Last Monday, the South-Bruce OPP were notified of a body in the water at the MacGregor Point Provincial Park in Saugeen Twp. Officers attended the scene and removed the body from the lake with help from members of the Saugeen Shores Fire Department.

The Kincardine Independent welcomes local cartoonist

The Kincardine Independent is proud to introduce a new feature to our editorial pages.


Tiverton native and graphic artist Brian Roppel will be creating local cartoons for our editorial section based on issues related to local current events and issues that impact our communities.


For his first editorial cartoon, Roppel, a recent graduate of Sheridan College, focused on the issue of cuts to Bluewater District School Board educational assistant staff, while the number of births in the region continues to increase annually and kindergarten enrollment is rising.


Cubs win home opener 9-1

Chris Inkster had plenty of run support from his Kincardine teammates Sunday afternoon at Connaught Park in the Cubs' Thames Valley Senior Baseball League home opener against the Woodstock Nationals. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Richards leads four onto 'Dogs Wall of Fame

Three players and 20-year volunteer honoured at banquet

By Josh Howald

Bob Richards never played hockey, but he has always been a Kincardine Bulldog.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs added four to the team's Wall of Fame Saturday night at the team's annual awards banquet. From left are Bob Richards, Gerrit Satosek, Shawn Moore and Matthew Mah. (Josh Howald photo)


Richards officially retired from his constantly evolving position with the local Junior C team at the end of the season - his 20th year with the 'Dogs. He has been there from the start, and Saturday night he was honoured by the team with a Wall of Fame recognition.

KDSS girls battle for first

BAA sports round-up

By Josh Howald

First place in the Bluewater Athletic Association's South Division was on the line yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon in girls soccer action.

Macy Miller uses her head last Tuesday in Hanover in a 4-0 win over JDSS. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine District Secondary School remained undefeated last week with a pair of wins on the road, and hosted Sacred Heart High School yesterday. The Crusaders were also 3-0 heading into yesterday's 2 p.m. game at the Davidson Centre.

Kincardine pair to play for national championship

Trenton perfect at Dudley Hewitt Cup in Kirkland Lake

By Josh Howald

Ben Scheel and Ethan Skinner will play for a national Junior A hockey championship in Lloydminster, Alberta.

Scheel and Skinner had a successful trip to Kirkland Lake, to say the least. Their Trenton Golden Hawks went undefeated at the Dudley Hewitt Cup tournament. The Ontario Junior Hockey League champions will now head to the Royal Bank Cup tournament as the Central Canada champions.

A 4-2 win Saturday night earned a spot in the national spotlight. The Golden Hawks scored first, but the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League champions from the Soo tied the game shortly after and in fact took a 2-1 lead early in the third period. But Trenton tied the game one minute later and then scored twice more for three straight goals and a 4-2 win.  Lucas Brown, Adam Clements, Josh Allan and Hunter Fargey scored for the G-Hawks. Fargey's was into an empty net and sealed the Central Canada crown.

Holtby, Stopford win PSL title

By Josh Howald

Doug Holtby and Andy Stopford swept to a shuffleboard league championship Thursday afternoon at the Kincardine Legion Branch #183.

Doug Holtby eyes up his shot during Thursday afternoon's PSL playoff final at the Kincardine Legion Branch #183. Holtby and his partner Andy Stopford swept to the inaugural league title with a pair of 21-5 victories. (Josh Howald photo)


Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Leslie George Hartwick passed away at University Hospital on May 3, 2016, at the age of 92.

Beloved husband of Bernice for 66 years.

Dear father of Wendy (Roger) Nixon and Paul Hartwick.

Cherished grandfather of Nathan, Anisa, Travis, and Chris. Great-grandfather of Haedyn and Isobella.

There will be a private family gathering.

Thoughts and best wishes are appreciated and may be left through the online guestbook at

Arrangements entrusted to Wareing Cremation Services, Tillsonburg; 519-409-5575.



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