August 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Dr. Donald Munn of Point Clark and formerly of Listowel passed away at the Southampton Care Centre on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at age 88.

Beloved husband of Joy Munn.

Dear father of Andrew (Brenda) Munn of Edmonton, Christopher (Helen) Munn of Tottenham, Valerie Davey of Sauble Beach, Patti (Doug) Forman of St. Jacobs and Catherine Munn of Shepard Lake.

Also greatly missed by grandchildren Natasha, Kiah, Justin, Mitchell, Oliver, Sam, Metayha, Kyin, Alexandra and Max; by great-grandchildren Maya and Emmerson and by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by daughter Dr. Elizabeth Munn, son-in-law John Weber, brother Dr. William Munn and sister-in-law June Graham.

Times are changing

Isn’t it a shame when a lovely, quiet street along the lake becomes a place of pure bedlam in the summer months?

Some dogs are allowed to run loose, without a leash, disturbing other pets while their owners jog. Kids are allowed by their parents to run through neighbour’s gardens and private patios. Cars are speeding and people are parking where they shouldn’t. Traffic blocks the local postal service, preventing the delivery of mail in a timely fashion. And walkers take offence to having to move to allow permanent residents to get to their homes.

Is it any wonder that the locals are muttering and cursing under or over their breath? Where are the old-fashioned rules of etiquette? A very selfish mode has replaced them. It’s a shame!

Catherine Hopkins, Kincardine

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On page 1 of the Aug. 17, 2016 edition, The Independent referred to the former Sandy’s store as the location for the Grey Matter Beer Company. Sandy’s will continue to operate in that location until ownership changes.

Kincardine’s legendary Phantom Piper marks 20 years

By Barb McKay

Twenty years and 1,100 performances later, the legend of the Phantom Piper lives on.

Leslie Ray played at the top of the Kincardine Lighthouse for the 100th time last week. (Barb McKay photo)


Pipe bands have gathered in Kincardine for 25 years

Massed band this weekend

By Barb McKay

What started out as a luncheon to thank pipers and drummers visiting Kincardine has become one of the municipality’s most long-standing and popular events.


This weekend, the Gathering of the Bands will celebrate 25 years. The annual event, which attracts pipe bands from across North America and Scotland, will be held Aug. 27 in Victoria Park.


Painting the town

The municipal water tower got a new coat of paint last week. Here, workers used roller brushes and sprayers to freshen up Kincardine's tower on Thursday. (Josh Howald photo)

Three-way stops, rather than reduced speed limit, considered for Lake Range

By Barb McKay

Huron-Kinloss Township is looking at an alternative solution to controlling traffic on Lake Range Drive, other than reducing the speed limit.

Council heard from residents Wayne and Patt Lowry during its meeting last Monday, who were joined by more than a dozen fellow residents who live either along or near the main road that connectsKincardine to Point Clark. The Lowrys suggested that rather than reduce the speed limit on the main road from 80 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres per hour, stop signs should be removed from Lake Range Drive and installed on the concession roads to create a throughway.

“It would be a big change, but it is a main road,” Patt Lowry said. “It is not the side road it used to be.”

Refugee family arrives

Kincardine's first refugee family is settling in well, says Rev. Kathy Fraser of Knox Presbyterian Church.

The family of four flew from Turkey to Toronto Monday of last week. After spending the night in Toronto, Kincardine Refugee Committee members and interpreters brought the family to Kincardine Tuesday.

Fraser says members of the family are wanting to get out and do things, especially learn English. A couple of volunteers have been touring them around.

Tree removal on Fraser Drive irks neighbours

Crews prepare to take down a large maple tree at the corner of Kincardine Ave. and Fraser Dr. Monday. The removal of trees has upset many in the neighbourhood. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)