September 2016

Bulldogs open season Saturday

By Josh Howald

What better way is there to kick off the season than a rematch of last year's league championship final - at home?

The Kincardine Bulldogs celebrate Dalton Hnatko's overtime goal in Game 7 of the last year's league finals in Walkerton. (Independent file photo/Howald)


There isn't a better way, and that's the way the season will begin Saturday night for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Bantams go down fighting

Nobody can ever accuse the Kincardine bantam Cardinals of giving up on a game.

That said, Kincardine's second loss of the weekend eliminated the Cards from the Ontario Baseball Association's provincial championship tournament in Wallaceburg Saturday afternoon.

Kincardine kicked off the weekend with a Friday afternoon game in Wallaceburg against Dresden. The Cardinals won this contest 5-2.

Saturday morning, Kincardine lost by mercy to a talented team from Port Dover. The loss moved the Cards to 1-1 in the double elimination tournament.

Kincardine's league rivals from Mitchell jumped out to a huge 13-0 lead after just two innings of the next game on Saturday. It looked like this one would be a laugher, but the Cards shut Mitchell down and chipped away at the lead.

The Cards managed to put up a dozen runs to make this a one-run ball game. Unfortunately, that is as close as they got and the game ended 13-12.


Neil Gowan of Kincardine was first in the 5-km run at the Community Living Kincardine and District All-Abilities Run at Reunion Park in Kincardine on Sunday. His daughter Stella, 4, was waiting for him at the finish line. (Barb Mckay photo)

Warm hospitality

On behalf of the Playfair and Pathfinder and their whole crews, I wanted to extend our thanks for the warm welcome from the town of Kincardine and the hard work by the organizing committee for the fourth annual Marine Heritage Festival.

Toronto Brigantine has always enjoyed being welcomed to Kincardine and this visit was no different. Both at the dock and while going around town to run errands, the level of awareness and genuine interest in the ships and our program is unique. All of us feel very at home during every stay.

Everyone on board looks forward to the stop in Kincardine every year. Most of the crew will list it as a highlight of their summer due to the town’s endless hospitality, the pipe band parade and the overall pleasant nature of this wonderful town.

Colin Burt

Captain of the sail training vessel Playfair

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Jenesta Doreen Bigney (née Pepperdine) of Kincardine passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, in London on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the age of 79.

Loving mother of Cindy Bigney of Goderich, Sheryl Bigney (Andy Sturgeon) of Clinton, Pat Wayland (Dave) of R. R. #1, Kincardine, Jacquie Storey (Rob) of Kincardine and Tanya Denomme (Mark) of Goderich.

Missed by her grandchildren: Kati, Jesse, Brandon, Melanie, Jordan, Ethan, Sophia, Maria, Anna, Amelia and A.J. and great-grandchildren: Hannah, Austin, David, Winnifred, Troy and Zach.

Fondly remembered by her best friend and sister Perm Pepperdine of Goderich.

Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Lucy (née Chapman) Pepperdine and brother Tom Pepperdine.

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