August 2016

Highlanders head to provincials as top seed

The Kincardine Highlanders lacrosse team won four straight games in Niagara-on-the-Lake to claim the Ontario Masters Lacrosse League Junior Division regular season championship.

Kincardine went into the tournament in third place overall in the 12-team league with a record of 7-3-2, and needed to win three of four contests in order to finish in one of the top two spots. The top two teams are ranked as top seed in either the A or B pool at the provincial championship tournament.

The Highlanders managed to pull out wins in all four games, including a nail biter against Orangeville that saw them score the game-winning goal with just 15 seconds left on the clock, just after Orangeville had tied the game with the net empty for an extra attacker. The final score in that one was 5-4.

Kincardine also dumped Brampton 8-3, Windsor 11-2 and Durham 9-3.

Listen up...

Garrett McFadden, right, of the Guelph Storm fires up the bench Friday at the Garrett Meurs Hockey Camp at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. That is Fort Wayne Komets forward Meurs in the background. More than 100 youngsters attended the annual hockey camp, which concluded Friday with game action. (Josh Howald photo)

Huron United clinch top spot

Huron United sewed up top spot in the South Western Regional Soccer Association Men’s Premier League Sunday evening with a convincing 4-0 road win over the Madmen.

In Shelburne, the home team had the first real opportunity at the five-minute mark, but a headed attempt struck the outside of the post and was cleared to safety.

From that point, Huron United seized control of the match and took the lead 12 minutes in. Nick Plagos crossed the ball from the right touch line to Matt Brown at the far post, and his sliding shot found the bottom right corner of the net.

Terron Hyre tested the home keeper with a rising drive that was pushed around the right post and the score was still 1-0 at the half.

Scoring champs

Four Counties Ball Hockey wrapped up the season Sunday with a year-end playoff tournament in Clifford. The league also honoured its division scoring champions. From left are Brody Kleist (11 and under division), Gavyn Eccles (tyke) and Nick Kilpatrick (12 and up division). (Josh Howald photo)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


It is with mixed emotions that we announce the passing of Doris Eilene (McLeod) McCarthy on Wednesday, Aug.10, 2016, in her 94th year.

Daughter of the late Mary and William McLeod of Kincardine.

Doris is now reunited with her late husband, Len J. McCarthy (1991).

Chicken or egg

In reply to the Huron-Kinloss plan to reduce the speed on Lake Range Drive:

If I were a resident of Point Clark, which I am not, I would think that reducing the speed limit on Lake Range Drive for the residents north of me is comparable to people who complain about the noise of the airport after they have built a house beside it.

As for the extra large stop signs, I think they would be beneficial.

Glenn Hedley, Kincardine

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On board

Paddleboarders prep for a nightly class held at Station Beach in Kincardine. On Friday, West Shore Clothing and Surf Shoppe and Billabong teamed up for a SUP Social on the north side of the pier. Dozens of beginners and experienced boarders came out for a barbeque and to test out boards and enjoy a yoga lesson. (Barb McKay photo)


Fifth new doctor joins Kincardine Physicians Group

Yet another new doctor will set up shop in Kincardine this year.

The Municipality of Kincardine announced Thursday that Dr. David Blecher will establish his medical practice at the Hawthorne Community Clinic on Nov. 1. He completed his medical schooling in Ontario and Newfoundland and worked in Port aux Basques as a full-time family physician and emergency department doctor for three years before moving to Kincardine this year. His wife, Jessica, has family in Sauble Beach.

“The physicians and staff at the clinic and hospital are pleased to welcome Dr. Blecher to our group and to our community,” Dr. Lisa Scott, lead physician, said in a media release. “David has been working here has a locum and ER doctor since early May. We have really appreciated his help over the past few months and look forward to working with him permanently in the fall.”

Zealand competes for national title this Saturday

Kincardine woman vying to be Miss Petite Canada

By Josh Howald

She is doing it for those who can't.

Amber Lee Zealand will compete to become Miss Petite Canada this Saturday night at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

The 23-year-old was crowned Miss Bruce County Petite on Saturday at the Don Valley Hotel in Toronto and is preparing herself for Saturday night's main event. This weekend, 72 delegates from all over the country will compete for three national titles - Miss Canada Globe 2016, Miss Canada Petite and Miss Teen Canada Petite.

In order to compete to be Miss Canada Petite, women must be younger than 29-years-old and shorter than 5'4". Zealand isn't in it to be a beauty queen. She is in it to make a point to other woman about confidence, and more importantly, raise awareness about mental health.