February 2017

 Bantams take 2-1 lead to Penetang

By Josh Howald

If you have to drive to Penetang in the winter, you may as well do so with a 2-1 series lead.

Jordan Beisel scored on this second period chance with a shot through the five-hole Saturday during Game 2 of Kincardine's series with Penetang. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine Timber Mart bantam Kinucks will be looking to clinch an OMHA bantam B quarter-final series on Saturday in Game 4 in Penetang. If a fifth game becomes necessary, it too will be played in Penetang. The rubber match is scheduled for Sunday.

 Barfield to headline Kincardine, Goderich camps

Jesse Barfield is coming to Kincardine this summer.

The former Toronto Blue Jay and two-time Golden Glove winner will headline the team of instructors at a two-day baseball camp for youngsters. This year's camp will run in Kincardine on July 12 and 13. The Goderich camp will be July 10 and 11. The camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18.

The announcement was made Friday by Member of Parliament Ben Lobb. This will be the fifth year that Lobb has organized a baseball camp in Goderich and the second time for the Kincardine camp. Last year's featured guest was World Series champion Bret Saberhagen.

Girls hockey team keeps rolling

KDSS hammers SHHS 9-1

By Josh Howald

Scoring goals hasn't been a problem for the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team.

A KDSS player emerges from a crowd of Sacred Heart defenders last week in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


The Knights kept a perfect regular season record intact on Wednesday afternoon with a convincing 9-1 win over the visiting Sacred Heart High School Crusaders. The win keeps KDSS alone in first place overall in the Bluewater Athletic Association standings with a 5-0 record.

Beach concerns

It just makes me want to cry to see what they are doing to the beach at Tiny Tot, to our beautiful beach. It will be so dangerous to anyone trying to cross it. It is so unsightly - it has so many large spaces and crevices to fall into and for weeds and trees to grow in. If you go and look at it and tell me it is going to be any different than the one on Saugeen North, you are blind.

Please, council, take a walk down there this weekend and see for yourselves before it is too late. I see the stakes go almost all the way to the Pavilion now. Please see for yourself. There is a road on the beach now where you can safely take to look at the progress. It would be so irresponsible of our representatives not to check the progress of this project to ensure we are getting what was promised and give the go ahead or stop the activity for the public portion of the project.

To the rest of the town, if you care, say something or it will be gone for good!

Wednesday, February 16, 2017


Ivan Donald McFarlan of Kincardine passed away at Stonehaven Manor in Whitby on Thursday, February 9, 2017, in his 78th year.


Beloved husband of the late Joan Mary McFarlan (née Sutter).


Where should the visitor's information centre be located?

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Kincardine community holds vigil at Islamic Centre

By Pauline Kerr

An estimated 250 people, including Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb, Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson, Municipality of Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadieand councillor Laura Haight, gathered at the Islamic Centre in Kincardine for a candlelight vigil Friday evening.

Friday night's candlelit vigil outside the Islamic Centre in Kincardine. (Pauline Kerr photo)


 House fire leaves man in critical condition

A 26-year-old man is in critical condition in a Hamilton hospital as the result of a house fire Friday afternoon.

Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services responded to a 911 call at 3:25 p.m. Friday at 1433 Southline. They arrived to find the farm house completely engulfed in flames. A man residing at the home was taken to the Kincardine hospital prior to fire crews’ arrival and then transferred to a Hamilton hospital where he was listed in critical condition. A child at the home was treated at the Kincardine hospital and released.

Kincardine firefighters were on the scene for six hours, assisted by firefighters from the Tiverton station as well as a water tanker from the Ripley Huron Fire Department, Bruce County Paramedics, Hydro One and the OPP.

Kincardine visitor centre returning to highway location

Economic development committee to consider options for long-term space

By Barb McKay

The Kincardine visitor information centre will no longer be located downtown.

Winterfest fun

Spencer McKenzie was having fun at the snow sculpture competition at the Tiverton Lions Winterfest celebrations. For more, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Pauline Kerr photo)