July 2017

Gold medal for Battler, Canada Inline

By Josh Howald

Easton Battler brought home a gold medal from his international inline hockey debut.

Battler and Canada Inline's under-23 team defeated the United States in the gold medal game of the AAU inline hockey Junior Olympics last week in California.

Three-game weekend cut short for Cubs

What was supposed to be a busy weekend for the Kincardine Cubs turned out to be not so busy after all.

Kincardine was scheduled to play three Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League games on the weekend, but ended up just playing a lone Friday night game in Mitchell.

In a game that kept the Cubbies with a share of first place overall in the MOSBL, Kincardine hammered the Mitchell Astros 15-3 Friday night in Mitchell.

Bantams rained out in semi-final

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine bantam Cardinals were holding a 2-0 lead in the second inning of a Sunday morning semi-final when the skies opened up above Connaught Park in Kincardine.

Cameron Klein of the Kincardine OBA bantam Cardinals dives back to first base after a pick-off attempt by Georgina Saturday morning at Connaught Park in Kincardine, (Josh Howald photo)

Heavy rains cut Kincardine's semi-final game, and the second annual Reg Daze Memorial bantam baseball tournament, short.

 Highlanders perfect in Fergus

The Kincardine Highlanders ran table in Fergus on the weekend.

The defending Ontario Lacrosse Association's Junior Masters provincial champs went 4-0 in the team's third tournament this season. That will surely keep Kincardine as the top-seeded team as the OLA provincial tournament approaches in September. The Highlanders currently share the top-seed honours with Six Nations, Bramalea and Brampton, all with 16 points.

Friday night, the Highlanders defeated Oakville 5-3. Kincardine followed that up with a 7-3 win over Windsor early Saturday afternoon and a 9-3 win over the Durham Nomads on Saturday evening.

Kincardine completed the undefeated weekend with a convincing 5-1 win over a strong team from Six Nations.

There is one more tournament on the OLA schedule before the provincial championship tournament in early September. Kincardine will travel to Niagara-on-the-Lake for tournament action on the second weekend in August.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Joao “John” Des Neves Simoes of Culross Township passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in his 65th year.

Cherished husband of Maria Simoes (née Aguiar).

Shoe on wrong foot

I was very concerned that Laura Haight not only refused to accept the scientific information about the DGR project from Marti McFadzean at the last council meeting. In fact, she asked for an apology for the presentation of this information.

Marti McFadzean, chair of the Inverhuron committee, is one of the most knowledgeable people on this topic and deserves a great deal more respect from the Kincardine Council and particularly from Laura Haight.

The shoe is on the wrong foot.  Laura should be seeking an apology from Marti for treating her with such disrespect.

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Scottish weekend

The Trews drew a capacity crowd to Saturday night's concert in Victoria Park during the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games. For teh ful story, and a full page of colour photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kicnardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

 Kincardine named one of top places in Canada to live

By Barb McKay

MoneySense has named Kincardine one of Canada’s Best Places to Live.

The Canadian finance website released its 2017 list last week of the top 417 communities in the country to call home. Kincardine was ranked 28th on the list and neighbouring Saugeen Shores was ranked 17th. Ottawa was once again declared number one.

In creating its annual list of top communities to live in, MoneySense considers prosperity, affordability, weather and how communities rate for raising children and retiring. It also considers if a community is a welcoming environment for new Canadians.

 Thomas crafted Henderson plaque

Would have loved to meet hockey hero

By Josh Howald

The plaque that was dedicated in honour of Paul Henderson on Canada Day at the Kincardine hospital was created by Rob Thomas.

Paul Henderson rode to the Canada Day festivities in style July 1 in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


In last week’s From the News Desk...column, the creation was praised as a true work of art and The Kincardine Independent promised to acknowledge the man who created the cast iron model that depicts horses pulling a sleigh that frames the plaque dedicated to Paul Henderson on Canada Day. The plaque details the story of Henderson's birth in Kincardine after a tough trek in a blizzard from Lucknow in a horse-drawn sleigh.