August 2017

Tag days

Walkerton's Lucas Kroeplin attempts to tag Kincardine base runner Markus Baumann during the WOBA Rookie Ball Tier II playoff tournament on the weekend in Owen Sound. Baumann was out on this play for leaving the base path. The game ended in an 11-11 draw, but the teams met again in the consolation final Sunday, with Walkerton edging out the Cardinals 11-8. (Josh Howald photo)


Kippers qualify for SWORSA

The Kincardine Kippers Swim team wrapped up the regular season at the South Western Ontario Recreational Swimming Association (SWORDA) semi-finals July 29 at the Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira.

The meet was a qualifier for the SWORSA finals, which will be held at the Wilmot Recreation Complex near New Hamburg on Saturday. The top eight finishers in each event advanced. Kincardine had a strong showing with 31 swimmers earning a berth at this week’s finals.


Run money

The Kincardine Women's Triathlon Committee donated $5,000 to Community Living Kincardine and District. From left, Triathlon director Kim Westbrook, Kathy Soloduka, Cassandra Ritchie and Bethany Collins of CLKD and triathlon publiciity co-ordinator Tracey Hinchberger. (Barb McKay photo)


Updates?

To the Editor,

Just curious, but we had to read numerous articles regarding the community of Kincardine jumping on Trudashian's bandwagon and sponsoring a Syrian refugee family.

As it turned out, the family was actually Iranian - I believe a mother and two sons in their early twenties. There was article after article regarding the fundraising etc., but we haven't heard anything in months about how this family is making out.


Should the beach be closed when there is dangerous weather?

Yes
60% (59 votes)
No
40% (40 votes)
Total votes: 99

Summer at the lake

It was a beautiful weekend, weather-wise, in Kincardine. Beachgoers and boaters, including fishing enthusiasts in the Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby, enjoyed pristine lake conditions. This picture of some anglers heading back to Kincardine Harbour as the sun sets, was taken Sundeay evening. (Josh Howald photo)


 Bruce Telecom to operate as multiple companies for tax purposes

New board of directors to be appointed to oversee financial management

By Barb McKay

The establishment of Bruce Telecom as a municipal services corporation could be completed as early as the beginning of October.

Following a lengthy closed session last Monday evening, the Municipality of Kincardine council held a special meeting to approve the new governance model for the municipally-owned telecommunications company, appoint a selection committee for a new board of directors and allow Kincardine CAO Sharon Chambers to initiate the recruitment process.


Weekend party on deck in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Every weekend in Kincardine seems to be a busy one, but the upcoming long weekend is jam packed full of activities.

Summer is officially in full swing, and the perfect weather has brought visitors in droves. Those looking for something to do this weekend won't be disappointed.

Friday will mark the second Drift In Cruise Night of the summer in downtown Kincardine. The main street will be closed to traffic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as people show off, and admire, classic and/or unique automobiles.

Saturday, the Ontario SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) Series continues at 11 a.m. at Station Beach.


Pier-ing out at a setting sun

Both the north and south piers were busy with people Sunday evening as the sun set on Lake Huron. With the phantom piper playing from the lighthouse, locals and tourists alike enjoyed a perfect summer's evening at the waterfront. There were people swimming, fishing, taking photographs, out on walks or bicycle rides and/or visiting. This photo is of the north pier, taken from the harbour area on Station Beach. (Josh Howald photo)


Entertainment a highlight of this year’s Point Clark Lighthouse Festival

By Barb McKay

The popular Point Clark Lighthouse Festival will have plenty to offer in the way of great entertainment this year.

The annual festival kicks off on Aug. 11 with a sunset dinner and gala at the base of the Point Clark Lighthouse. A delectable dinner of top sirloin with horseradish peppercorn gravy and smoked cheddar stuffed chicken breast, summer strawberry salad and other dishes will be provided by Burke’s Catering, along with Jackson Triggs wines and craft beer from Cowbell brewery.

The evening will be topped off with an interactive performance by HAWK Theatre of an original production – The Great Huron-Kinloss Debate. Actors will passionately take on topics related to the township and urge gala guests to take their side.