July 2017

Are you looking forward to the Lighthouse Blues Festival?

37% (11 votes)
63% (19 votes)
Total votes: 30

Canadian crowd

Thousands of people turned out for Saturday`s Canada Day celebrations at the flagpole at the foot of Harbour St. in Kincardine. The crowd was thrilled to hear a few stories from Paul Henderson, who was born in Kincardine. For a full page of colour photos from Canada Day in Kincardine, don`t miss this week`s print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

 Summer program expands at Bruce Power Visitors Centre

The Bruce Power summer programming started July 1 and features live theatre performances and daily service this summer. Note that the centre is closed for statutory holidays on July 3 and Aug. 7.

“We are very excited about opening Sundays and adding more tours and our live theatre performance to the summer program at the Visitors’ Centre,” said Chris Mercanti, Section Manager, Community and Indigenous Relations. “Our development students have written a fun and educational show about nuclear power, and it complements the interactive displays throughout the Visitors’ Centre and the Bus Tour Program.”

 Leppington to serve as principal for Ripley school

The Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) announced its latest round of principal and vice-principal placements on Friday.

Tanya Leppington will be the new principal at Ripley-Huron Community School. Leppington has been with Huron Heights Public School for 22 years as a teacher and, most recently, vice-principal. Ripley’s current principal Graham Martin has been appointed principal at Kincardine Township Tiverton Public School (KTTPS).

Colleen Maguire, principal at KTTPS, will be principal at Huron Heights Public School starting in September and Huron Heights’ interim principal Mary Martha Uttley-Shaw will serve as Administrator at Walkerton District Community School.

 Drug bust on Highway 21

A 60-year-old man is facing numerous charges after police executed a search warrant last Wednesday at a property along Highway 21 in Kincardine Twp.

Members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Community Street Crimes Unit, West Region OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) and West Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant. As a result, police seized cocaine, cannabis marijuana and hashish. The estimated, combined value of the seized controlled substances was $60,940. Police also seized offence-related property that consisted of trafficking paraphernalia, cash and prohibited weapons.

The Kincardine Twp. man was charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm and possession of property obtained by crime.

 Through the garden gate tour Sunday

Boardman garden one of eight stops

By Josh Howald

The Boardman garden is so appealing that sometimes it is detrimental to itself.

Helen Boardman in her garden Friday morning. (Josh Howald photo)


Visiting deer have been a serious, destructive issue in the backyard of John and Helen Boardman this season.

Helen Boardman shows the hoof prints of a deer that danced right through her vegetable garden Friday, shaking her head.

“They just ate every top, and they will probably come back to get the rest once they grow again,” she said.

Women's Tri set for Saturday

By Josh Howald

For the first time ever, the Kincardine Women's Triathlon will take place the same weekend as the Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

That means race day is this Saturday, July 8.

 Cubs earn split at McLelland Memorial Classic

By Josh Howald

Considering the competition, the Kincardine Cubs were more than happy with a split Sunday at the 7th annual Mike McLelland Memorial Classic.

There was no shortage of base runners during Kincardine`s win over New Lowell. (Josh Howald photo)


 Highlanders dump Owen Sound in Tiverton

By Josh Howald

It was the first organized lacrosse game played in the Municipality of Kincardine since 1979.

Dustin Kunderman scored on this chance for the Highlanders in a 9-3 win Thursday night in Tiverton. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine Highlanders erased any lingering memories of the dreadful Kincardine Powermen with a 9-3 win over Owen Sound Thursday evening at the Tiverton Sports Arena.

The game was the first of an exhibition home-and-home series between the two Junior Masters teams. The return match has yet to be scheduled, but is likely to take place in mid-August in Owen Sound.

 Battler cracks under-23 squad

By Josh Howald

Kincardine native Easton Battler will represent Canada at the 2017 AAU International inline hockey tournament in California this month.

Easton Battler seen here with the London Fury. (Independent file photo)


Battler learned last week that he was selected to Canada Inline's under-23 team that will travel to California next week.

"I'm pretty excited obviously," said Battler. "I didn't think I would ever represent Canada in any sport, so it was pretty cool when I got the call."