May 2017

 Dermatology clinic opening in Kincardine

By Barb McKay

Dermatology services will soon be available to patients in Kincardine.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) Chief of Staff Dr. Lisa Roth announced during last week’s board of directors meeting that Dr. Mike Ballantine is completing a course in dermatology and expects to open a clinic in Kincardine at the beginning of July.

Currently, the closest clinic offering dermatology servicesis operated byDr. Chaddah in Owen Sound. Ballantine has worked as an emergency room doctor in Kincardine for the past four years and is looking to increase patient services locally.e had an interest and took the training,” said Roth. “I’m sure he will be busy because there are not enough dermatologists in Grey and Bruce counties.”

7ACRES holding job fair, ready for expansion

Expected to grow to more than 100 employees this year

By Barb McKay

A fast-growing medical marijuana production facility in Kincardine is gearing up for a major expansion.

7ACRES will hold a job fair at The Plex in Port Elgin on May 6. The company is looking to hire between 16 and 20 individuals for grower and sanitation technician positions. The job fair will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and job seekers are asked to bring a copy of their resume and cover letter with them. Selected candidates will be called that evening for interviews on May 7.

Keeso added to Wall of Fame

By Josh Howald

Only one person was added to the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs Wall of Fame this year, and it wasn't for his on-ice contributions. Jared Keeso may one day be on Canada's Walk of Fame, but for now he is happy to settle for a spot on the Kincardine Bulldogs Wall of Fame.

From left, Doug Kennedy, Jared Keeso, Brent Armstrong, Paul Catto and Cathy Alcombrack Saturday night at the Bulldogs annual awards banquet. (Josh Howald photo)


 Burrows wins OMHA award

By Josh Howald

Kincardine's Derrick Burrows will be awarded the OMHA Excellence in Development Award at the WOAA's 75th Anniversary celebrations this summer. He will also accept the award at the OMHA Annual General Meeting in Richmond Hill in June.

Kincardine Bulldogs assistant coach Derrick Burrows handed out the Coach's Award to Grant Stevens, middle, and Keegan Angel Saturday night at the Bulldogs awards banquet. Burrows will be presented with an OMHA award in June. (Josh Howald photo)


The award is for outstanding contributions to hockey development programming in minor hockey.

So far, so good for soccer Knights

By Josh Howald

It's been nothing but goals, goals and more goals for the Kincardine District Secondary School boys soccer team in the early stages of the Bluewater Athletic Association season.

Shane McCarthy, left, challenges a Chesley player Thursday in BAA soccer action in Kincardine. McCarthy scored once in a 7-0 KDSS win over the Cougars. (Josh Howald photo)


WOAA looking for local sports photos

The WOAA appealed to the public last week in search of championship team photos for possible inclusion at the organization's historical 75th Anniversary printed program.

The Kincardine Independent recently provided the WOAA with photographs of Kincardine's championship juvenile, intermediate and midget teams from 1950. Additional photographs from the Kincardine, Ripley and Tiverton area depicting historic Ontario provincial sports championships (OMHA and OASA) would like to be found for publication. The WOAA would also be interested in other vintage sports photographs from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

The WOAA also announced some additional details regarding the 75th anniversary celebrations. Gary Gravett of Goderich, chair of the organizing committee, announced Harriston native Neil Aitchison - actor, media personality and sportsman - will act as the Master of Ceremonies for the WOAA 75th Anniversary Celebratory dinner on July 22.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Marilyn Joyce Robinson (née Husk) of Kincardine passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at Trillium Court in Kincardine on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in her 88th year.


Marilyn was born in Kincardine on Jan. 14, 1930, to the late Clifford and Annie (née McCrindle) Husk.


Beloved wife of the late Harold Robinson.


Loving mother of Linda Zondervan (Klaas) of R.R. #1, Tiverton; Donald Robinson of Meaford; and Elizabeth Deer (Steve) of Kincardine. Also missed by her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


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