June 2017

 McFadden’s Movement comes home to Kincardine

By Pauline Kerr

Garrett McFadden brought McFadden’s Movement home to Kincardine on Sunday, June 11.

Garrett McFadden with some fans at the Kincadine Library on the weekend. (Pauline Kerr photo)


One might ask why the captain of the OHL’s Guelph Storm would be speaking to a group of youngsters, parents and other community members about mental health.

Fortunately, he’s as fearless talking to a group of people in his hometown library as he is on the ice. “A lot of guys think being in the OHL, I’m living the life,” said McFadden. “There’s more to it than free sticks and skates.”

 Big weekend for Bulls

It was a big weekend for the Western Ontario Baseball Association Bulls, and four players from the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association captured AA tournament championships as a result.

Jordan Beisel won a minor bantam championship in London, as the Bulls defeated a solid Chatham team 5-3 in the tournament final.

Rob McGregor, Liam Colhoun and Anthony Travale, meanwhile, won the Brantford major bantam AA tournament as the Bulls beat the two-time defending OBA champions from Barrie 6-5 in that tourney final.

All four players play on the Kincardine bantam Cardinals, but join the Bulls for a league-tournament team. Beisel plays on the 2003 Bulls, while Colhoun, McGregor and Travale are on the 2002 squad.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


William Edwin “Ed” Eskrick of Kincardine passed away at Tiverton Park Manor on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in his 84th year.


Beloved husband of the late Muriel Dawson (2005).


Former spouse of Marjorie Ferrier of Kincardine.


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 Body recovered at beach

It is a sad ending to the story of Todd Walker, but it is an ending.

People were sick with unanswered questions ever since the 37-year-old was reported missing at 2:30 p.m. last Tuesday, May 30.

Walker's body was discovered this morning (Friday) at 9:09 a.m. on a Kincardine beach, according to the OPP.

Police said foul play is not suspected and that the investigation is now complete. The OPP didn't specify where on the Lake Huron shoreline his body was found, or by whom.

Walker was last seen near his home at Russell Meadows on Campbell Ave. in Kincardine at 11:45 p.m., May 30. Police acted quickly, but numerous searches failed to locate Walker. Family and friends held their own searches, while the South-Bruce OPP accepted help form the tactical response team, the Underwater Search and Rescue Unit, the South-Bruce OPP Marine Unit, the OPP Aviation Unit, police divers and an OPP helicopter.

Shuffle off to...Tiverton

Marty Gebel of Modern Hipster Antiques shows off a buffalo head Sunday afternoon at the Tiverton Antique Show at the Whitney Crawford Memorial Centre. Gebel si also the co-host of a Cottage Life Network reality series Backroad Bounty. (Josh Howald photo)

 Looking for Todd Walker

By Josh Howald

The search continues for Kincardine's Todd Walker.

Todd Walker


Police and civilian efforts to locate Walker have been unsuccessful as of Monday afternoon.

His family had a group search planned for last night (Tuesday) at Station Beach in Kincardine.

Walker, 37, was reported missing last Wednesday. When police first issued a release regarding his disappearance, they said he had last been seen at 10 p.m. on Tuesday night. The next day, they were able to update the last sighting of him to 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night.

 Minimum wage increase seen as a mixed blessing

By Barb McKay

The Ontario government’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in the next year has caught small businesses by surprise and is receiving mixed reactions.

The province announced unexpectedly last Tuesday that it would introduce legislation to hike the minimum wage to ensure pay equity between part-time and full-time workers. The plan is to increase bottom end wages to $14 per hour by Jan. 1, 2018, and $15 per hour by Jan. 1, 2019.

The move is being applauded by unions and labour organizations across the province, including the Grey Bruce Labour Council.

 Australian missing after canoe capsized

The Bruce Peninsula OPP is continuing a search for a 22-year-old Australian man whose canoe capsized just before 3 p.m., June 1 near the Grotto in Georgian Bay

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) assisted with the search on the weekend, and planned to continue the search Monday, along with the Bruce Peninsula OPP Marine Unit and the Bruce Peninsula National Park Wardens.

A second man in the canoe, a 25-year-old from Windsor, swam to shore. He was transported by Bruce County Emergency Services to a local hospital with hypothermia and has since been released.

Neither man was wearing a life jacket.

Rousing rendition

Allard Eisen, left, perfors Jack was every inch a sailor with Jared Petrie and Bob Geddes, supported by the rest of the Kincardine Community Singers choir at a recent rehearsal. The Canada Concert will be performed at the pavilion June 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and June 11 at 3 p.m. (Barb McKay photo)