June 2016

Women's Tri July 9

Female competitors from far and wide are gearing up for the 16th annual Kincardine Women's Triathlon.

The race is once again sold out, with 450 athletes registered. All proceeds from the sprint distance triathlon will go to Community Living Kincardine and District.

The race consists of a 375-m swim, a 12-km bike ride and a 3-km run. Women as young as 16 and as old as 70 are signed up to compete in this year's event. The lake must be at least 13 degrees Celsius in order for the swim portion of the run to proceed. Only once, in 2013, was the swim cancelled.

For a more in-depth race preview, as well as details about a Friday night expo at Station Beach and Saturday's road closures, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Jean Marie Catto (neé Campbell) of Kincardine passed away at Trillium Court on Friday, June 24, 2016, in her 88th year.


Beloved wife of the late Donald “Nute” Catto.


Cherished mother of Grace (Jim) Surridge of R.R. 2, Kincardine;  Malcolm “Mac” (Elaine) Catto of Fort St. John, B.C.; Lois (Dave) Johnson of Tiverton; and Verna McConnell of Kincardine. Loved grandmother of nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


It's important to us

I have received a lot of positive response from my two previous letters to the editor concerning the proposed stone wall at MacPerson (Tiny Tot) Park beach, and I hope a lot of people expressed their opinion to council at clerk@kincardine.net . (If anyone is wondering why it was not in the other free paper, it is because that editor refused to publish them.)

I was reminded of the consequences of decisions with regard to Station Beach when council decided to remove all of the poplar trees that had been there for decades which acted as a barrier to the blowing sand. The trees allowed dunes to form on the shoreline to hold the sand on the beach and keep it out of the harbour. After they were removed, the sand blew into boats, the harbour and onto the lower roadway and parking lot.

Do you have to work on Canada Day?

28% (12 votes)
72% (31 votes)
Total votes: 43

Bears on parade

Cohen, 4, and Hedley Stam, 2, were all smiles at the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Parade in Kincardine Saturday morning. Nearly 100 youngsters, and more than 100 bears, took part in the free event, which included prizes and a march down Queen Street. (Josh Howald photo)

After hours medical clinic opening

The Kincardine Family Health Team (KFHT) will open an after hours medical clinic next month.

The clinic will operate Monday to Thursday from 5-8 p.m., beginning July 18. The after hours service will be provided by a nurse practitioner in the lower level of the Hawthorne Community Clinic and is intended for patients experiencing an acute illness or minor injury that does not require emergency care.

“Implementation of the after hours service is part of our commitment to ensure the right care at the right time at the right place is available when patients are in immediate need for non-urgent concerns,” KFHT CEO Gerry Glover said in a media release. “The after hours service is not designed, nor intended, to replace appointments with your primary care provider, but rather to augment the patient-centered experience through increased access and delivery of healthcare services.”

Beach safety improvements being made at Station Beach

By Barb McKay


Several measures have been taken to make Station Beach safer for swimmers following a beach safety audit.


Pedestrian hit by van

A pedestrian was airlifted to a London hospital after being hit by a mini-van Saturday afternoon on Highway 9.

Police said they were notified of the collision at 12:17 p.m. Saturday afternoon and called to the scene in Kincardine Twp. on Highway 9. Officers, along with Bruce County paramedics, arrived to find a silver mini-van had been involved in the crash.

Sources told the Kincardine Independent that the pedestrian was a woman retrieving her mail from a Canada Post community mailbox in Bervie.

The pedestrian was airlifted to a London hospital with life-threatening injuries. There was no update on her condition as of Monday morning. Tuesday afternoon, The Independent learned the woman was badly injured, but conscious and fortunately expected to survive.

The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit is assisting the South-Bruce OPP with the investigation, which was in its early stages.

Kincardine seeks grants for lighthouse, tennis courts

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine will take a second shot at receiving a federal grant to complete repairs to the Kincardine lighthouse.

Here's to red hats

About 85 ladies travelled from all over Bruce. Grey and Huron Counties to attend the Lucknow Sepoy Ranees' event. here they toast the Queen on her 90th birthday. (Barb McKay photo)