March 2017

 Airport runway tender comes in under budget

By Barb McKay

The rehabilitation of the Kincardine municipal airport runway, and associated work, could end up being under budget.

Engineers from WSP Inc. (formerly Genivar) were at the Municipality of Kincardine council meeting last year to discuss the results of a tender for the airport project. The series of work, which includes reconstruction of the main runway, the extension of taxiway Charlie, new edge lighting, taxiway electrical upgrades, taxiway paving, apron replacement and replacement of the visual guidance system is budgeted at $2.2 million.

The municipality received bids from four companies, with the lowest bid of $1.72 million coming from The Murray Group. Together with engineering costs of $183,800 and a sizable contingency of $287,800, the total cost estimate is $2.16 million.

Kincardine Rotary Club aims to build music park

By Barb McKay

There will be a new addition to Rotary Park in the near future that will appeal to music lovers.

The Kincardine Rotary Club is undertaking a special project in recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday and the Rotary Foundation’s 100th anniversary. The club is proposing to install an outdoor music park in a corner of Rotary Park close to the fish hatchery and opposite the playground equipment.

Kincardine Rotary President Chuck Edey made a presentation to the Municipality of Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday about the project. The music park will feature sculptural instruments that can be played by visitors to the park.

 Adventure through the swamp

A 39-year-old man led police through a swamp and up a tree before finally being taken into custody Feb. 24.

At 8:30 p.m., Huron County OPP responded to the area of Orange Hill, northwest of Gorrie, to patrol for a possible impaired driver that had nearly struck another vehicle. As officers were responding, police learned the male driver had ditched his Lincoln SUV and fled the scene into a nearby swamp.  After exiting the swamp, the impaired driver hopped into a nearby parked vehicle and was ready to leave when he was confronted by the owner of the vehicle. The man took off on foot, and then decided to climb a large tree.

Hockey grins

Kincardine native Kendra Fisher, left, with former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Rick Vaive Thursday afternoon following a charity hockey game between Tundra and the Bruce Power Nighthawks. The teams raised $2,000 for the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association. (Josh Howald photo)

BAA, CWOSSA championships for KDSS girls

By Josh Howald

After winning a Bluewater Athletic Association championship on home ice last week, the Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team kept the good times rolling by going 4-0 at the CWOSSA tournament this week. The Knights defeated St. David’s in overtime yesterday (Tuesday) to win a CWOSSA championship and qualify for the OFSAA provincial championship tournament later this month in Stratford.

The KDSS girls hockey team winning the BAA girls hockey championship last week at home. Yesterday the Knights won a CWOSSA championship in Owen Sound. (Josh Howald photo)


OT win moves midgets into OMHA final

Kinucks sweep Parry Sound

By Josh Howald

It was a slow start but a frenzied finish Friday night for the Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks.

Kincardine celebrates the game-tying goal late in the third period of Game 3 of the OMHA semi-final series with Parry Sound Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine advanced to the All-Ontario finals with a 3-2 come-from-behind overtime win over Parry Sound in Game 3 of the OMHA semi-finals Friday night in front of a near capacity crowd at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Atoms sweep Parry Sound

Host Petrolia for Game 1 of OMHA finals Saturday night

By Josh Howald

Kincardine will now take on Petrolia for an OMHA All-Ontario atom B championship.

Kincardine fires a slapper at the Parry Sound goal during Game 3 of the OMHA atom B semi-final series Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Laidler ready to represent Canada at World Winter Games

Rosie Laidler will travel to Austria next week to compete in free skate at the Special Olympics World Winter Games. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Ruth Bogues of Lucknow and formerly of Kincardine passed away peacefully on Feb. 25, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow, at the age of 97.

Ruth was born on Sept. 19, 1919, in Carberry, Manitoba, to the late Eliza Jane (Ross) and Ewart Balkwill.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Bogues, who predeceased her in 1986.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter Linda Emmerton of Lucknow, and by granddaughters Cindy Emmerton and her partner Jen Lentinello of Kincardine, and Lori and Tim Weber of Kincardine.

Proud great-grandma of Brent (Kim) Weber and Bobbi Jo Weber. Great-great grandma of Walter.

Survived by her sister Edith Tyson of Windsor.

Predeceased by her siblings Roy Balkwill, Gord Balkwill and Mildred Thompson, and by son-in-law Lorne Emmerton.

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