August 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Doris Agnes Hofmann (née Schroeder) of Kincardine and formerly of Tiverton and Port Sydney passed away at Trillium Court in Kincardine on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Kurt Hofmann, who predeceased her in 2007.

Dear mother of Carol Hofmann, of Regina; Barbara Sieger (Stephan) of Cologne, Germany; Michael Hofmann (Lisa), of Sedona, Arizona; and Sandra Hofmann, of Kincardine.

Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street KincardineN2Z 1Z5; 519-396-2701.

Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to The Farley Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.Portrait and memorial available online at


PETER MONTGOMERY (Oct. 17, 1929 – Aug. 13, 2016)


Have you ever seen The Tragically Hip live in concert?

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That's the spirit!

Amber Lee Zealand, Miss Petite Bruce County, at Queen's Lookout Park in Kincardine Monday morning. Zealand was crowned Miss Petite Spirit in Toronto on the weekend. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine the ideal spot for new brewery, says owner

Grey Matter Beer Company to open downtown next summer

By Barb McKay

Brewmaster Michael Hueftleinsees a future for business in Kincardine and that is one of the main reasons he chose the community to open his craft brewery.

Career was a dream come true, says Clarke

Kincardine CAO to retire June 2017

By Barb McKay

Over his 36-year career, Murray Clarke has worn a number of hats, all in municipal administration, and he would not have had it any other way.

Clarke announced last week that he will walk away from his dream career on June 30, 2017, to retire – a little more than five years after joining the Municipality of Kincardine as its chief administrative officer.

Kincardine Fall Fair Ambassador program growing

There are six young women vying for the title of the 2016 Kincardine Fall Fair Ambassador.

This is the third year for the program, which was revived by the Kincardine Fall Fair committee, with increased participation each year.

“We are so excited this year as there is substantial growth in the program,” said Sadie Shewfelt of the Ambassador competition committee.“It is not only great for the program, but I also feel like there is more awareness to our local agriculture. We have worked hard on building relationships with local businesses this year, as we feel the community partnerships are very important. Our program is skyrocketing and we know this is only the beginning”

The following are contestants in the 2016 Ambassador competition:

Artful hands

Donna Reaman of Whitechurch displays some of her wares Saturday afternoon at the Kincardine Pavilion during the Artful Hands art show and sale. (Josh Howald photo)

GEMS camp promotes inclusion in science, engineering fields

By Barb McKay

A summer camp in Tiverton is helping to develop the next generation of female scientists and engineers.

CLKD proposes new community room at Davidson Centre

Inspiring Possibilities room would allow for joint activities between clients and public

By Barb McKay

Community Living Kincardine and District (CLKD) is proposing to take over the former Seniors’ Room at the Davidson Centre in an effort to create a better connection between its clients and the community.

Jane Hoy, community support supervisor, and Beth French, community development co-ordinator, of CLKD were in front of the Municipality of Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday to ask the municipality to partner on the plan. CLKD, which now provides programs and services to roughly 130 individuals with developmental disabilities, already uses the room two days each week for recreational and social activities.

French said traditionally Community Living has provided programs in isolated spaces, which have not been wholly beneficial to the individuals it supports.

Motorcycle stolen in Huron-Kinloss

Police are looking for a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle that was stolen in Huron-Kinloss Twp. recently.

The bike was taken some time between 11 p.m., Aug. 12 and 9 a.m., Aug. 13 from a residence on Bruce Road #1. The unplated, black and grey GS500 was for sale and parked near the road with a rear wheel lock installed at the time of the theft.

The VIN# of the motorcycle is on file with the South-Bruce OPP.