June 2017

Long jumping

Kali Fischer of Formosa's Immaculate Conception School competes in intermediate girls long jump last Tuesday at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine at the Bruce Grey District Catholic School Board's track and field championship meet. Formosa won the overall school team title, as well as the junior boys division (Josh Howald photo)

 Sunday split at home for Cubs

By Josh Howald

Hitting is rarely an issue for the Kincardine Cubs.

Dane Dunlop steals second base in Sunday's action against L\the London Area Angels.. (Josh Howald photo)


But Kincardine struggled at the plate Sunday afternoon against the Mitchell Astros, and as a result, the Cubs are no longer undefeated in Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League action.

 Henderson comes home Saturday

By Josh Howald

He scored the most iconic goal in Canadian history, and Kincardine is happy to welcome him home for Canada Day.

Paul Henderson was born Jan. 28, 1943 in a horse-drawn sleigh on the Kincardine Hospital hill. This Saturday morning, he will be honoured with a special plaque dedication from the Kincardine Canada Day Committee. The plaque, noting his birthplace, will be placed at the bottom of the hill on Queen St. and will be unveiled at 9:30 a.m. Henderson and his family will be paraded to the site in a carriage pulled by Mike Geddes' Clydsdale horses, more or less retracing the route travelled the day of his birth.

Wednesday, June 29, 2017


Mabel Annie Blake (née Smiley) of Kincardine and formerly of Mattawa passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, in her 94th year.


Beloved wife of the late Frank Blake and mother of the late Theresa Walicki.


Cherished mother of Harriette (Bernard) Cavan, Pauline (Richard) Held and Loretta Guay, all of Ottawa; Joan (Randy) Hafermehl, of Elmwood; Robert (Lois) Blake and Michael (Carol) Blake, all of Kincardine.


Loved by 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.


Also missed by many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.


What is flag protocol?

In regards to flags flown at the Municipality of Kincardine’s offices, the rainbow flag is on full display for all who drive by.

Why wasn’t the Aboriginal flag flown at this location on June 21st - Aboriginal Day across Canada. The Aboriginal flag is permanently flown in major cities such as London, Toronto, Mississauga and other towns in this province.

This is something that should be on display because it is part of Canadian history that is taught to all Canadians. If a minority has the right to fly their flag, why not others? What is the protocol to fly any flag and how is this decision made?

This is only my opinion,

Leslie Whittington

Is there a Canada flag flying at your house?

66% (29 votes)
34% (15 votes)
Total votes: 44

Beware of bears

Fiona Johnston, 3, chose the perfect disguise for the Teddy Bear Parade Saturday morning in Kincardine. (Pauline Kerr photo)

 Council gives temporary reprieve to Bluewater Summer Playhouse

By Pauline Kerr

Bluewater Summer Playhouse is behind in its rent, and council is in the awkward position of having to do something about it.

Council expressed some flexibility, opting to give the board of Bluewater Summer Playhouse a bit of breathing space over the summer to look at fundraising and other possibilities, and to make some difficult decisions.

However, there’ll be no grants to cover the rent, and no forgiveness of the arrears that have been accumulating.

 Remembering loved ones with living memorial

By Pauline Kerr

The Tiverton Lions unveiled a plaque marking the planting of 18 trees in memory of 21 members of the community during Sunday’s Walk of Memories tree dedication ceremony.

The Walk of Memories offers families a special way to remember their loved ones with a beautiful, living memorial that will continue growing for years to come. This year’s ceremony honoured Davina Shafir, Sean L. Smith, Wilbert “Wib” Shewfelt, Fritz W. Larsen, Donald John Pettigrew, C. Mike Palmer, John Lenard Kempers, Muriel Gowanlock, Stuart and Irene Bradley, Frances Louise Argalis, Rylla Stewart, Bill Wittig, Catharine Ann Todd, G. Howard Ribey, George and James Hendry, Floyd Steen, Betty Estrick, and Robert “Bob” and Ida Bonnett.

Weekend parades

Regardless of who you are, you're invited to be yourself this weekend in Kincardine.

The first ever Pride Parade in midwestern Ontario is set for this Saturday morning, June 24 and the first march of the season for the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band will go Saturday night.

The Pride Parade will start at 11 a.m. from Connaught Park in Kincardine and walk to Victoria Park at the south end of the downtown.

The inaugural event aims to affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, two-spirited people (LGBTQ) and their supporters, allies and advocates through activities which promote and support awareness, inclusiveness and equality of diverse gender identities in the Municipality of Kincardine.

The Kincardine Scottish, meanwhile, will begin at 8 p.m. from Victoria Park and march to Quinn Plaza and back before performing a mini-concert in Victoria Park. This is the 69th season for Kincardine's Saturday night marches.