September 2017

Fall weather?

Cleary Conant, 3, of Kincardine splashes in Lake Huron Monday afternoon at the north beach near the pavilion. Conant and her brother Cael were enjoying some late summer weather that also brought warm lake conditions. (Josh Howald photo)

Resident says municipality removed trees from her property without her consent

By Barb McKay

Patricia Hoffman was shocked when she arrived at her home on Harbour Street one day in September 2014 to discover that a row of 60-year-old cedar trees that lined the back of her property had been chopped down.

Since then, she has been in contact with the municipality and marina searching for answers and getting none. Last Wednesday, three years after the trees were removed, Hoffman appeared as a delegation to the Municipality of Kincardine council asking that the trees be replaced.

Hoffman has lived at 222 Harbour Street, near the lighthouse, since 2001 and has looked after the cedars that were planted after the home was built.

 Hunt for missing woman ends Saturday

By Josh Howald

The search for a missing Kincardine woman ended Saturday morning.

Police recovered the body of Yvonne Martin at 10:40 a.m. along the shoreline in Kincardine. Police didn't specify in what area it was found.

The South-Bruce OPP issued a release Saturday afternoon that said foul play is not suspected.

Yvonne Martin, 64, was reported missing Wednesday at 11:47 p.m. Police said she left her Baird St. home around 9:40 p.m. to run some errands and never returned home. Her black Ford Fusion was found on Harbour St. in Kincardine.

That's what prompted fears she was in Lake Huron, and that is where a heavy police search was focused.


Work is finally underway at the Kincardine Tennis Courts. (Josh Howald photo)

 Two dead in plane crash

Two people were killed in a plane crash Wednesday night near Goderich.

Witnesses reported seeing a small airplane flying in distress near Goderich Municipal Sky Harbour Airport Wednesday at 8:43 p.m. A ground, air and water search was immediately launched by the OPP and the Trenton Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre. There was also assistance from the Huron OPP, the Goderich Fire Department and Huron County Paramedic Services.

At 2:30 a.m. Thursday, the Huron OPP Marine Unit located crash debris from a small, fixed wing plane in Lake Huron about 1.5 kilometres from the shoreline west of the airport. Police also located an adult female nearby in the water. She was transported to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She was later identified as Veronica Draghici, 36, of Brampton.

 New water treatment plant best option to service Bruce Power, says engineer

By Barb McKay

Extending water and wastewater services to Bruce Power would very likely require a new water treatment plant in the north end of the municipality, according to engineers.

Representatives from B.M. Ross and Associates, which is developing a water and wastewater master plan for the Municipality of Kincardine, provided aprogress update to council during last Wednesday’s meeting. The public works department initiated the study one year ago to determine the municipality’s short- and long-term needs for servicing, focusing on Tiverton; Kincardine, including land east of the hospital and the Highways 9 and 21 business park; the lakeshore area from Inverhuron to the West Ridge on the Lake subdivision; and the Bruce Energy Centre.

 Wolves to open season in Kincardine

Ripley signs Hamilton, Scheel and Lang

By Josh Howald

The new-look Ripley Wolves will open the 2017-18 WOAA Senior AA regular season in Kincardine Oct. 7.

Jason Hamilton last season playing against the Wolves in Ripley. (Independent file photo/Howald)

The Wolves will take on the rival Saugeen Shores Winterhawks at 5:15 p.m. at the Davidson Centre as part of the Hockey Day in Kincardine festivities.

Knights second at BAA golf

Aljoe wins event at BlackHorse Golf Course

By Josh Howald

Mark Aljoe of John Diefenbaker Secondary School in Hanover is the 2017-18 Bluewater Athletic Association boys golf champion.

Mark Aljoe of JDSS won the BAA boys golf championship last week at BlackHorse. He was in Listowel competing in the CWOSSA tournament today (Wednesday). (Josh Howald photo)

Aljoe fired a +2 38 on the front nine and an even par 36 on the back to finish with an 18-hole score of 74. That was more than enough for the win last Wednesday in ideal conditions at BlackHorse Golf Course.

 Bulldogs win a pair

By Josh Howald

A road trip was just what the doctor ordered for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs picked up the first win of the season Saturday, and followed that up with win #2 on Sunday. It was a good way to kick off the new interleague play in the Provincial Junior Hockey League and moved Kincardine out of the Pollock Division basement. The 'Dogs are now 2-4, tied for fifth place with the Goderich Flyers.

"Four big points for us, it was a great weekend," said Kincardine's head coach Shawn Burrows.

"We played two good games and the players had some fun. It was a very positive weekend for us."

Burrows said the power play was clicking Saturday night in Huntsville, which put the 'Dogs in a good place - leading 4-1 at the first intermission.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LAINE McKAY (1946 - 2017)

Blaine Joseph McKay passed away suddenly on Sept. 13, 2017, as the result of an ATV accident.


Born in Windsor, Blaine moved to Toronto where he was an accountant in finance, healthcare and government. He was a retired CGA/CPA, an avid outdoorsman who loved his cottage. He was a member of Variety Village.


Survived by his wife Linda, mother Eileen, brother Lawrence, Uncle Allister and Aunt Pearl, nieces Shelley and Kiffi, and grandnephews Shannon, Seth, Lenin and Ellis.


Predeceased by his father Calvin McKay.