September 2016

Municipality to undertake massive water and waste water study

By Barb McKay

A water and wastewater master plan is being undertaken to prepare for future growth in the Municipality of Kincardine, but not everyone around the municipal council table agrees with the scope of the plan.

The plan will determine what the municipality’s short-term and long-term needs are for servicing, with a more direct focus on areas surrounding Tiverton; Kincardine, including land east of the hospital and the Highways 9 and 21 business park; the lakeshore area from Inverhuron to the West Ridge on the Lake subdivision; and the Bruce Energy Centre.

Bruce Power, with its massive refurbishment project beginning in just a few years, has expressed an interest in connecting to municipal services and so may be included in the master plan study.

Bruce Telecom arbitration unsuccessful

By Barb McKay

Any hopes of recovering costs associated with the failed sale of Bruce Telecom are now gone.

Mayor Anne Eadie announced during last Wednesday’s council meeting that the Municipality of Kincardine was unsuccessful in recent arbitration respecting the aborted sale of Bruce Telecom assets to the Eastlinkcorporation.

“By order of the arbitrator, the details of the decision are to remain confidential,” she said. “As previously announced, the Municipality of Kincardine has committed to retain the business and to take appropriate steps to ensure its long-term viability for the benefit of our ratepayers.”

No change to speed limit on Lake Range Drive

By Barb McKay

Drivers will not be slowed down during their commute on Lake Range Drive.


During last Monday’s meeting, Huron-Kinloss council agreed with a recommendation from its public works director to leave the speed limit as it is, rather than reduce the speed from 80 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres per hour between Concession 4 and Saratoga Road. Instead, council approved the original plan to install oversized stop signs and stop ahead signs at concession intersections.


Kincardine girls have Tall Ships adventure

By Barb McKay

By asking one simple question, two Kincardine sisters set sail on the adventure of a lifetime.

Elizabeth and Rina Casciano. (Barb McKay photo)


During the Marine Heritage Festival late last month, Elizabeth and RinaCasciano wandered down to the Kincardine harbour with their father to take a look at the Toronto Brigantine Tall Ships Playfair and Pathfinder. They joined the lines of locals and visitors eager to tour the ships, which were docked in the harbour for the fourth annual event.

36th annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday

By Barb McKay

The Kincardine Terry Fox Run offers family fun for a great cause.

This is the 36th year that the event has been held and to date it has raised more than $233,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Last year, Kincardine raised $17,000 – the most raised since 2011.

Jane Benney works on a small committee of dedicated volunteers who have been organizing the event for years. This year’s run will be held Sept. 18 at the Davidson Centre.

“Terry Fox is someone dear to my heart,” she said. “He’s a Canadian icon and the Terry Fox Foundation is amazing.”

The foundation is a small organization and ensures that 84 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research. Over the past 35 years, $700 million has been raised worldwide.

Highlanders win provincial lacrosse title

OLA punching bag to top dog in four seasons

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Highlanders are provincial Masters Lacrosse champions.

"I'm still a little bit shocked, to be honest," chuckled Chris Wainwright Monday morning.

Five years ago, Wainwright had never even played lacrosse before.

But he had always wanted to. So a group of guys started getting together to play pick-up lacrosse. They had their eyes opened pretty quickly.

"We were losing games 17-1," he said. "And now we have the best team in Ontario. I'm really proud of all the guys, and the commitment to the team - right back to the dark days."

Seven or eight players who were there at the start were still there on Sunday to help Kincardine win its first ever men's lacrosse championship.

"But we've picked up some phenomenal lacrosse players to help us along the way," he said.

Surf`s up

This surfer took a rough spill while trying to ride a wave Sunday morning at Station Beach at the West Shore Huron Surf Classic. For the full story, don`t miss this week`s print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Huron United wins Premier League title

Huron United posted a 4-0 win on Sunday afternoon to win the SouthWest Ontario Soccer Association Premier Men’s League championship.

Huron United following a 4-0 win over Listowel Sunday afternoon. (submitted photo)


The win gave Huron United a final season record of 11-1-2. The win also leaves the club expecting to be promoted to the KDSL. It would be the team's second promotion since 2014.

Sunday's Premier League final in Listowel was scoreless at the half. But United began to create chances in the second half and eventually broke out offensively. Striker Derek Andrew finally opened the scoring after taking a pass from Gerrit Satosek and finishing from six yards out.

Bulldogs come up just short in home opener

Walkerton power play sinks Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Kincardine may be the comeback kids, but too much time in the sin bin cost the Nicol Insurance Bulldogs its first game in the Pollock Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Friday night.

The Kincardine Bulldogs pump a shot on net from the point during Saturday night`s home opener at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)


In a rematch of last year's league championship series, the Walkerton Hawks were at the Davidson Centre for Kincardine's first regular season game of the year. Kincardine found itself trailing by three goals heading into the third period - familiar territory. And while the 'Dogs did claw back to tie this contest, Walkerton left town with a 6-5 win to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


John Ambrose Gamble, of Kincardine, passed away at Trillium Court on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at age 79.


He was born on Feb. 15, 1937,  in Clinton, Ontario to the late Marion (McDonald) and George Gamble.


Dearly loved by wife Barbara, daughter Debra (John) McKay, sons Michael (partner Peter) and Paul (partner Brent) and grandson Aiden.


Sadly missed by sister Jo (Bill) Landon, brothers Allan (Alice) Gamble and Wilfred (Dianne) Gamble, brothers-in-law David (Chris) Campbell, Jim (Jackie) Campbell and John (Joanie) Campbell and by many nieces and nephews.