July 2016

Singin' the Blues

Dylan Wickens and the Grand Naturals attracted a significant crowd in front of the Kincardine Library durnig the Lighthouse Blues Festival BIA Saturday Street Festival. Musicians were featured on four stages spread throughout the downtown. (Barb McKay photo)

Westario sending away transformer

By Josh Howald

A mobile transformer is being installed at the Kincardine substation at the intersection of Russell and Hunter Streets, Westario Power confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

Westario's Wayne Conner said the recent construction at the substation has been to prepare for the switch.

Connaught Park sewage system upgrades could begin next year

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine is setting its sights on a new sewage pumping station in Connaught Park.

After hearing from engineers with B.M. Ross and Associates, the firm tasked with coming up with a solution to address aging sewage treatment infrastructure in the municipality’s northwest end, municipal council agreed it should replace the 45-year-old pumping station.

The municipality has made several improvements to reduce inflow to the Connaught Park pumping station over the past five years, including new storm sewers and road reconstruction. A larger sewer trunk line will also be installed along Golf Links Road. The pumping station has been on the municipality’s priority list for some time and there have been attempts made to secure government infrastructure funding.

Hotchkiss second in Women's Tri

Swim portion cancelled due to lake conditions

By Barb McKay

Despite having to cancel the swim due to rough lake conditions, this year’s Kincardine Women’s Triathlon was one of the smoothest run yet.

Elizabeth Bruce of Kingston, middle, won the Kincardine Women's Triathlon Saturday. Sophie Hotchkiss, right, was second and Toronto's Alison Turnbull was third. (Barb McKay photo)


Ready for camp!

Ethan Dowling has a new glove and bat and is ready for the KMBA baeball camp featuring Bret Saberhagen today (Wednesday) and tomorrow at Connaught Park. He is one four local youngsters at the camp courtesy of the Kincardine Cubs. The Cubs raised $4,000 at the Mike McLelland Memorial Cubs Classic and donated the money to KMBA to give local kids a chance to play the game. Home Hardware also donated 10 gloves. From left are KMBA president Jay Bell, Scott Austin of the Cubs, Dowling, Ryan Fraser and Dylan Sayle of the Cubs and Home Hardware's Chris Dunlop. (Josh Howald photo)

Huron United crushes Orangeville

Huron United put a beating on a shorthanded Orangeville squad Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Mat Dennis, right, battles with an Orangeville defender Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Dennis scored once in a 9-0 win by Huron United. (Josh Howald photo)


Orangeville was in town for a Forsyth Cup match against the local soccer squad, but arrived at the pitch with just eight players. Huron United, with a full roster in attendance, ran all over Orangeville in this contest. The final tally was 9-0 for Huron United, which dominated this game from start to finish.

Ivo Ferreira, Mat Dennis and Damian Gunaratne each scored twice for Huron United. Chad Freeman, Matt Brown and Gerrit Satosek each scored once in the win.

Sailing school makes local stop

The Ontario Sailing Association's BOOM mobile sailing school was in Kincardine last week and faced some interesting challenges while introducing sailing to local youngsters. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

KMBA renames two more tournaments

Davidson, Daze Tournaments this weekend at Connaught

By Josh Howald

Continuing the trend it began earlier this summer with the Dave Dunlop and Harold Mauer baseball tournaments, Kincardine Minor Baseball has also renamed its mosquito and bantam tournaments.

Both the Rob Davidson mosquito baseball tournament and the Reg Daze Memorial bantam baseball tournament are set to be played this weekend at Connaught Park in Kincardine.

"This is just our way of recognizing some of the people who have done so much for us over the years," said KMBA president Jay Bell last Thursday afternoon.

Innovative thinking

Yes, with the rising lake levels and high winds, Mother Nature is doing her best to reclaim land, deposited a thousand years ago, north of the pier. Kincardine’s response is a $300,000 barrier for the 300 metres eroding away - that works out to $1,000 per centimetre!

Thirty years ago, the same thing occurred 750 metres north on Saugeen Street. Kincardine’s answer to that was the creation of Fort Kincardine. This massive collection of boulders and rocks more than protects from the lake - but can protect us in case the Americans decide to invade. We should be very confident knowing now that the last place the Yankees would ever want to invade would be this town.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Belva Kathleen Agar (Thompson) passed peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor in Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at age 90.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Agar (2015).