August 2017

Exhibition check

Kincardine played a physical game against Stayner early Sunday afternoon at a preseason exhibition Provincial Junior Hockey League tournament hosted by the Bullldogs at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The 'Dogs played Stayner and North Middlesex to draws. (Josh Howald photo)

 United puts up a dozen in Orangeville

Huron United took its show on the road on the weekend and put a dozen goals up on the board in a rout over Orangeville in Southwest Ontario Premier Men’s League soccer action.

Kincardine’s final road trip of the season was a laugher from start to finish as Huron United put the boots to Orangeville Athletic B. Starting with less than a full squad from the opening kick-off, the hosts were in trouble early and were under siege until the final whistle.

Andrew Benney-Meraw opened the scoring 10 minutes in with a powerful strike from 12-yards out. Mat Dennis provided the pass. Benney-Meraw scored again to make it 2-0 nine minutes later with help from Chad Freeman and Anir Panditrao. Ivo Ferreira climbed high to head a Derek Andrews’ corner kick into the top left hand corner of the net and Andreas Derksen made it 4-0 before the half when he ran onto a cross from the right hand side following some good interplay between Andrew and Ferreira.

Mackey walks away with club championship

Blake Mackey made it back-to-back club championships on the weekend at BlackHorse Golf Course.

Blake Mackey, middle, won his second consecutive club championships at BlackHorse Golf Course Sunday. Mackey is seen here with club pro Brad Hoogstra, left, and Doug Wilson Sr. (Josh Howald photo)

The Walkerton golfer won a second consecutive club title with a terrific 73-70. The next nearest competitor was Walkerton's Jeff Wilken, who finished seven strokes back of Mackey with a 74-76.

Mackey was the picture of consistency all weekend long. He didn't have one six on his scorecard through 36 holes, it was all threes, fours and fives.

Kincardine's Andy McLelland finished 76-80.

 Kippers wrap up season

The Kincardine Kippers wrapped up the 2017 swim season at the South Western Ontario Recreational Swimming Association (SWORSA) finals Aug. 12 at the Wilmot Recreation Complex near New Hamburg, followed by the team’s annual awards night Aug. 15 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The Kippers had 39 top-3 finishes in individual events and numerous personal bests. Seven swimmers captured individual medals for overall highest point totals in their age divisions. Bringing home division medals were Ben White (gold boys under-8), Aaron Urie and Evan Graham (tied gold boys 9/10), Burton Bronkhorst (bronze boys 9/10), Avery Chilton (bronze girls 9/10), Kanye Lee (silver boys 11/12) and Lucas Bronkhorst (gold boys 13/14).

Medal and ribbon winners from SWORSA were recognized at the banquet, as well as those who received achievement awards within the club.

Divided we fail!

Is that the direction we are headed?

Since the politically correct Lefties decided that Sir John A. MacDonald's name should be stricken from Ontario schools, can we expect that they will want to remove the Dr. Secord memorial which stands in front of our library?

Wednesday, August 30, 3017


John “Jack” Fitzgerald of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of Kathleen Fitzgerald (née McGregor) of Kincardine.\

Cherished uncle of the late Bob Webster (Glenda) of Kincardine and John McGregor of Toronto. Jack will be missed by many extended family and friends.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Oswald “Ozzie” Edmund Argalis of Tiverton passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in his 83rd year.


Beloved husband of the late Fran Argalis (née Bailey).



A youngster checks out the view of Lake Huron from the waterfront in Point Clark Saturday afternoon during the Point Clark Lighthouse Festival. The lake was choppy, but warm on the weekend. (Josh Howald photo)

Bruce Power, AREVA partner to produce radioisotopes for cancer treatment

By Barb McKay

Radioisotope production at Bruce Power could be one Ontario girl’s only option to win her battle with cancer.

Saturday march

The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band marches Saturday night through downtown Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)