August 2016

Cemetery crash

A 57-year-old woman crashed her car into a pillar at the entrance to the Kincardine Cemetery in the early hours of Aug. 18.

At 12:45 a.m. last Thursday morning, the South-Bruce OPP was called to investigate reports of the crash at Bruce St. and Queen St. Police arrived and found a 2001 Honda CRV had sustained extensive front-end damage from crashing into the pillar.

The woman was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Police said they are investigating the incident, and appealed to the public for any information that might assist them.

Assault in Underwood

Police are investigating an assault in Underwood that took place Aug. 18.

The South-Bruce OPP said they were called to the hamlet on Highway 21 at 4:08 a.m. by Bruce County Emergency Medical Services for assistance.

Police arrived on the scene and learned an altercation had taken place between several parties, which resulted in injuries. A 45-year-old female was transported to hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Firefighting feast

The line was long at the annual Kincardine Fire Department's Roast Beef Barbeque at the fire hall on Mahood-Johnston Drive on Sunday afternoon. Here, firefighter Mike Fitzpatrick dishes out some corn to Shayliegh Ogilvie, 8. (Barb McKay photo)

Cubs claim TVSBL title

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs won the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League championship on the weekend in Listowel.

After cruising through Saturday's action at the playoff tournament in Mitchell and Listowel, Kincardine found itself undefeated - meaning that Listowel would have to defeat the Cubs in back-to-back games to win the TVSBL title.

And Listowel did manage to beat the Cubs in the first match-up, though they needed some help from the hometown umpiring crew. With the Legionnaires leading 11-10, Curtis Cobean  hit a solo home run that tied the game. However, it was ruled a foul ball - a decision that even the Legionnaires agreed was questionable.

Infielder Caden Allingham said there were several botched calls in the game.

"Mind you, we booted the ball around in one inning too - four errors in the third inning cost us."

Hockey star Max Domi recalls summers in Kincardine

By Barb McKay

Max Domi has fond memories of summers in Kincardine.

Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi greets a few fans last week in Kincardine. From left are Zak and Cam Fletcher, Andrew and Jack McKay. (Barb McKay photo)


The 21-year-old Arizona Coyotes forward is a rising star in the NHL and last Monday was in Kincardine to help welcome new Bruce Power president and CEO Michael Rencheck. While in town, he took time out to chat with The Independent.

Domi said while growing up in Toronto, he enjoyed many summer holidays at his best friend’s family cottage on Bruce Beach.

Bulldogs roster starting to take shape

Kincardine to host exhibition tournament this weekend

By Josh Howald

Well, one way to beat the heat is to stay inside the arena.

Grant Stevens, seen here with the Miller Insurance midget Kinucks last season, has signed a card with the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs. (Independent file photo/Howald)


That is what Kincardine Bulldogs prospects have been doing lately, with even more ice in store soon. Last night (Tuesday) the Bulldogs entertained the Hanover Barons for an exhibition game, and tomorrow night the Wingham Ironmen will be in town for another exhibition contest. Then on Sunday, Kincardine will host the Walkerton Hawks, the Stayner Siskins and the Tavistock Braves for a four-team preseason tournament.

Huron United edges out Walkerton

Huron United travelled to Cargill to take on their Bruce County rivals from Walkerton on Sunday afternoon. Huron United prevailed 2-1 in a physical contest that kept United atop the SWRSA Premier Men’s Soccer League standings.

Huron United took the lead just 13 minutes into this game on a penalty. Peter Stoeckli was brought down in the six-yard box and Ivo Ferreira, the Premier League’s leading scorer, made it a 1-0 match. His goal gave him a league-best 11 goals on the season. Things got worse for Walkerton when they had a player sent off with a red card. Now playing with 10 men, Walkerton hung on to keep things within a goal at the half.

Huron United controlled the play in the second half, and only a series of excellent stops by the Walkerton keeper kept it close. It got much closer when Walkerton’s first shot of the match found its way into the net in the 71st minute.

M-Power move

Mandy Cronin stickhandles around one of her students at the M-Power Hockey Camp last week at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The former University of Maine goaltender ran the all-female school in Kincardine with an emphasis on having fun. (Josh Howald photo)

Mission complete for minor bantams

Strong season for young Cardinals

The season came to end on the weekend for the Kincardine minor bantam Cardinals.

The group of first-year players, born in 2002, finished the regular season with a respectable 9-7-1 record and played in the WOBA championship tournament on the weekend.

Maintain all beaches

We must remember that the lake is one of Kincardine’s main tourist attractions.

As a summer resident living on Saugeen Street, I see a number of people come park their car at the walkover, climb the steps, look at the beach and walk away. I can’t help but wonder if the town is not aware that tourists coming into town from Highway 9 or 21 find themselves on Broadway, see the lake and drive down, round the corner at the base of Broadway and park at the first walkover to look at the lake.

What do they see? A beach that is weedy, log strewn and overgrown.

Is this the impression that we want to leave with tourists? Not all tourists go to Station Beach. If Kincardine is serious about attracting tourists, all of Kincardine’s beaches should be clean and attractive.

Marilyn McLeod, Kincardine