August 2018


The Toronto Brigantine’s TS Playfair had tall ship watchers in awe as it crossed Lake Huron and docked at the Kincardine harbour on Aug. 23, just in time for the Heritage Marine Festival. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Team building


By Doug Kennedy


The Kincardine Bulldogs had a couple home wins this week in exhibition play against Goderich and Hanover. Both teams had a lot of rookies playing so it was not a fair indicator of how these teams will be this year. Shawn Burrows is back as head coach and Derrick Burrows is back as an assistant. The Bulldogs have added two new assistant coaches in Mike Fair and Derrick Reiger.




Finlay Lorne MacLennan of Kincardine passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in his 84th year.


Beloved husband of the late Carrie MacLennan (nèe Schuler).


Dear father of Patsy MacLennan of Kincardine, Diane (Harry) Whetham of Stratford, Tom (Huguette) MacLennan of Durham, North Carolina, Peggy (Dave) Hefkey of Kincardine and Frank (Janice) MacLennan of Toronto.




Gwendaline “Wendy” Ann Jones of Kincardine passed away on Aug. 22, 2018, in her 68th year.


Beloved wife of Hugh Jones.


Loving mother of Adam (Tanya) Jones of Palmerston and Ben Jones (Yulia Slipenchuck) of Kincardine.


Missed by her grandchildren Charity, Felix, Yana, and Sonya.




With heavy hearts, Les and Janet Ribey announce the passing of Amy Boudrias in Oshawa on Aug.10, 2018, in her 41st year.


A funeral was held in Oshawa.


Cremation has taken place.


Province should have reached out to school boards, Bluewater director says


By Barb McKay


Bluewater District School Board’s (BWDSB) director of education says the province should have engaged with Ontario school boards regarding changes to the curriculum, but has instead set a tone of mistrust and discipline.


Shop for a good cause at the Clothes Hamper


By Tammy Schneider


Perhaps you have gained a few pounds and clothes don’t fit as well as they used to, or are looking for a few key accessories to bump up your current wardrobe. A trip to The Clothes Hamper may be just what you need.


Will you take part in the province's public consultation on school curriculum?

13% (3 votes)
87% (20 votes)
Total votes: 23

Kincardine Summer Music Festival mentors next generation of musicians


Students Faith Takacs and Brendon Bull enjoyed a successful week of lessons during the Kincardine Summer Music Festival thanks to great teachers. (Tammy Schneider photo)



Malcolm (Mac) MacDonald passed away in Kincardine on Aug. 14, 2018, in the loving arms of his family.


His family would like to extend their deepest appreciation for the incredible skills and kindness of the doctors, nurses and staff of the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Care Partners, Home and Community Support Services and the South West LHIN and McKechnie and Gordon's pharmacies. Especially dear thanks to Dr. Jason Murray and his team, the Knox Presbyterian Church family and our treasured friends and family.