April 2017

 Sugar Kings will play for Sutherland Cup

Listowel knocked out by London

Sometimes the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs experience some glitches.

Kincardine native Ethan Skinner, right, faces off against Caledonia's Christian Monachino in Game 2 of the Sutherland Cup semi-finals last week at Dan Snyder Memorial Arena in Elmira. Skinner and the Sugar Kings finished off the Corvairs in Game 5 Sunday afternoon. (photo courtesy of Spencer Smye Photography for The Kincardine Independent)


This would be one of those years.

 Mixed doubles title for KDSS

Kincardine District Secondary School hosted the Bluewater Athletic Association badminton championships last week and captured a BAA mixed doubles title.

Madison Beishuizen and Dax Tompkins won the junior mixed doubles event. The pair defeated Maddie McGilveary and Todd Johnson of Chesley District Community School in the final.

It was the only first place finish of the day for KDSS. Beishuizen and Tompkins advanced to the CWOSSA junior badminton championships, which were also held last week in Kitchener.

KDSS did pick up a couple of third place finishes, however. Jennelle Smeltzer was third in senior girls singles, while the team of Jake Colley and Ronny Blanchard finished third in senior boys doubles.

Those three KDSS athletes advanced to the CWOSSA senior tournament, which was also held last week in Kitchener. Results from the CWOSSA badminton championships were not available as of press time.



Linda and Grant McRae won the Local 55+ shuffleboard event Thursday at the Davdison Centre in the hall. The Senior Games continue this week. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

 Trenton, Georgetown headed for Game 7

The Buckland Cup will be handed out tonight (Wednesday) one way or another.

The Trenton Golden Hawks and the Georgetown Raiders will play a one-game showdown to determine the best team in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Kincardine's Ben Scheel plays for Trenton. Scheel has a goal and three assists in 14 playoff games for the Golden Hawks.

A seventh and final game became necessary as the teams split weekend contests. This series has gone back and forth. Trenton took Game 4 of the series 2-1 in overtime Thursday and Game 5 Friday night 5-2 on the road. The Golden Hawks had a chance to wrap things up on home ice Sunday, but were blanked 5-0 by the Raiders.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017



Sandra Diane Bell (née Scharf) of Kincardine passed away, surrounded by her family, at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 77.


Beloved wife of Kevin Bell.


Loving mother of Patrice Bell of Toronto, Linda Bell (Mike) of St. Catharines and Tom Bell (Jennifer) of Barrie.


Missed by her grandchildren Erica (Callum), Jazmine (Adam) and Cody (Michaela) and great-grandchildren Addison, Acacia and Lily.


Dear sister of Susan Pannell of St. Catharines.


 Town still mired in issues

From my read of your article [“Get your home off the road, says council”, April 19, 2017], the town has incorrectly assessed the land for last 70 years when in fact it has been vacant land.

So the town owes the land owner many years of over assessment, which would go a long way to paying to move the house. Or the town owns the building on town land; the owner should sell the vacant lot, prize purchase, just as soon as the town moves its building that is in the way.

I am visiting from out of town. It’s nice to see the town where I grew up still mired in issues such as this.


Pete Scott, Kingston

Should Kincardine invest in servicing industrial land?

69% (22 votes)
31% (10 votes)
Total votes: 32

Wet rabbits

The weather didn't stop the Easter bunny from hiding hundreds of eggs in Victoria Park Saturday morning for a massive crowd of youngsters at teh annual Rotary Easter Egg Hunt. Annabelle Dent, 5, and sister Roasie, 1, show off their loot. (Barb McKay photo)

Get your home off the road, says council

Property owner forced to remove house sitting on road allowance - for last 70 years

By Barb McKay

A McDonald Avenue property owner will be forced to either tear down her home or move it farther back on the property before the municipality takes on a road re-alignment project next year.

For nearly 70 years, the home at 954 McDonald Ave. has been sitting entirely on the municipal road allowance. But it wasn’t until just recently, when the Municipality of Kincardine began making plans to reconstruct and re-align the intersection of McDonald and Broadway Street that it became a cause of concern.

 Youth council looks to put its mark on the Kincardine Reunion

By Barb McKay

A youth-friendly event is being considered for the 2018 Old Boys/Old Girls Reunion.

Kincardine BIA downtown development manager Rick Clarke was the guest speaker at last week’s Kincardine Youth Council meeting, where the discussion turned to incorporating activities for youth into Kincardine’s major events. The council members said most community events have activities for young children and adults, but very little for those between the ages of 12 and 18.

“There are a lot of festivals, but there isn’t a lot for youth,” said council member Brooklyn Lampi.

“It would be nice if the Scottish Festival was more inclusive for youth,” said fellow council member Andrew McKay, who pointed to the age of majority restrictions for the evening concerts.