May 2017

 Dog park proposed for Point Clark

A public meeting will be held later this month to discuss a potential site for a dog park in Point Clark.

The township will host a meeting on May 30 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Point Clark Community Centre to provide information and receive input about the proposed park. After looking at available land in Point Clark, the township had thought that Lions Park was the only viable option, but the Huron Shores Lions Club indicated that is not an ideal location.

In a report to council last Monday, Community Services Director Mike Fair said staff discovered that the township owns land to the south of the community centre building that might be appropriate for a dog park. Both Lions Park and the property at the community centre will be discussed during the public meeting.

 Municipality may help fund private cemeteries

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine is looking into providing annual funding to maintain private cemeteries after receiving a large grant request from one local cemetery board.

This year, the Lovat Cemetery board submitted a community investment grant application looking for $7,783 to maintain the small private cemetery and install a new fence. Municipal staff recommended in its report on grant allocations for 2017 that the board of directors receive the full amount.

Goodbye fishy

Olivia Waites, left, and Claire Ferguson release a young salmon raised in Cristal MacIntosh's kindergarten classroom this winter for the Lake Huron Fishing Club. The fish were released at a ramp below the fish hatchery last week. (Barb McKay photo)

Thomas Hulton wins first Tour of Kincardine bike race

By Pauline Kerr

First across the finish line in the first ever Tour of Kincardine cross-town bike race was Thomas Hulton, 17, of Orillia.

Thomas Hulton, 17, of Orillia was first to cross the finish line, with a time of just under an hour and 10 minutes. (Pauline Kerr photo)


He’s been racing for six years and described this event’s route as “interesting – the roads were pretty fast and then the single track was really muddy, tight and twisty.”

 Boys bow out in BAA semi-final

Knights still play at CWOSSA tomorrow

By Josh Howald

There was no Bluewater Athletic Association title, but there could still be a CWOSSA championship out there for the Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team.

The Knights were eliminated from the BAA playoffs last Tuesday morning in Thornbury in a semi-final game against Owen Sound Collegiate.

Things did not start well for KDSS. Sloppy play allowed OSDSS to take control with a two-goal lead in the first half. The Knights battled back to tie things up at 2-2, but OSDSS scored in overtime to eliminate Kincardine and advance to the league final.

Bobbie Ultee scored twice for Owen Sound. Nuno Mesias had the overtime winner.

 Eybergen, Fitzgerald off to OFSAA West

By Josh Howald

The track and field season is over for all but two Kincardine District Secondary School student-athletes.

Omar Hajyasien of Bluevale Collegiate is tough to see on his landing, but this jump was good for second place in the midget boys long jump. For more photos from CWOSSA, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)


Cubs opener rained out

Rain forced the Kincardine Cubs to postpone the team's home opener over the weekend.

The Cubs were to host the Lucan Irish Nine Sunday afternoon at Connaught Park, but the rain wiped out any ideas of that. Even if the rain had stopped, much of Tout Field at Connaught Park was underwater anyways.

The game will be rescheduled. A date has yet to be determined.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Norman Peter “Keith” McFadden of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Kincardine, on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in his 84th year.


Cherished husband of Marilyn Joan “Smokey” McFadden (née Needham).


Dear father of Debra Reid of Goderich and Shelley Neale of Victoria, B.C.


Remembered by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Missed by son-in-law Kevin Johnston.


Loving brother of Bruce McFadden of Port Huron, U.S.A.,  and Madeline McCaw of Sarnia. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Should the municipality fund the Bluewater Summer Playhouse?

26% (9 votes)
74% (26 votes)
Total votes: 35

 O'Neill arrested

Glenn O'Neill was arrested without incident yesterday, say the South-Bruce OPP.

Members of the South-Bruce OPP, Huron OPP, OPP West Region Emergency Response Team, OPP West Region Canine Unit and the OPP West Region Tactical Response Unit searched a farm property in Huron Twp. yesterday. The cops said O'Neill was located and arrested without incident.

He was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing that was scheduled for this morning.

Police had looking for the 29-year-old Huron Twp. man since last Wednesday after responding to a weapons call. He was wanted on four counts of possessing a firearm while prohibited and two counts of possessing a weapon.