Firefighting feast

The line was long at the annual Kincardine Fire Department's Roast Beef Barbeque at the fire hall on Mahood-Johnston Drive on Sunday afternoon. Here, firefighter Mike Fitzpatrick dishes out some corn to Shayliegh Ogilvie, 8. (Barb McKay photo)

Cubs claim TVSBL title

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs won the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League championship on the weekend in Listowel.

After cruising through Saturday's action at the playoff tournament in Mitchell and Listowel, Kincardine found itself undefeated - meaning that Listowel would have to defeat the Cubs in back-to-back games to win the TVSBL title.

And Listowel did manage to beat the Cubs in the first match-up, though they needed some help from the hometown umpiring crew. With the Legionnaires leading 11-10, Curtis Cobean  hit a solo home run that tied the game. However, it was ruled a foul ball - a decision that even the Legionnaires agreed was questionable.

Infielder Caden Allingham said there were several botched calls in the game.

"Mind you, we booted the ball around in one inning too - four errors in the third inning cost us."

Hockey star Max Domi recalls summers in Kincardine

By Barb McKay

Max Domi has fond memories of summers in Kincardine.

Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi greets a few fans last week in Kincardine. From left are Zak and Cam Fletcher, Andrew and Jack McKay. (Barb McKay photo)


The 21-year-old Arizona Coyotes forward is a rising star in the NHL and last Monday was in Kincardine to help welcome new Bruce Power president and CEO Michael Rencheck. While in town, he took time out to chat with The Independent.

Domi said while growing up in Toronto, he enjoyed many summer holidays at his best friend’s family cottage on Bruce Beach.

That's the spirit!

Amber Lee Zealand, Miss Petite Bruce County, at Queen's Lookout Park in Kincardine Monday morning. Zealand was crowned Miss Petite Spirit in Toronto on the weekend. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine the ideal spot for new brewery, says owner

Grey Matter Beer Company to open downtown next summer

By Barb McKay

Brewmaster Michael Hueftleinsees a future for business in Kincardine and that is one of the main reasons he chose the community to open his craft brewery.

Career was a dream come true, says Clarke

Kincardine CAO to retire June 2017

By Barb McKay

Over his 36-year career, Murray Clarke has worn a number of hats, all in municipal administration, and he would not have had it any other way.

Clarke announced last week that he will walk away from his dream career on June 30, 2017, to retire – a little more than five years after joining the Municipality of Kincardine as its chief administrative officer.

Kincardine Fall Fair Ambassador program growing

There are six young women vying for the title of the 2016 Kincardine Fall Fair Ambassador.

This is the third year for the program, which was revived by the Kincardine Fall Fair committee, with increased participation each year.

“We are so excited this year as there is substantial growth in the program,” said Sadie Shewfelt of the Ambassador competition committee.“It is not only great for the program, but I also feel like there is more awareness to our local agriculture. We have worked hard on building relationships with local businesses this year, as we feel the community partnerships are very important. Our program is skyrocketing and we know this is only the beginning”

The following are contestants in the 2016 Ambassador competition:

Artful hands

Donna Reaman of Whitechurch displays some of her wares Saturday afternoon at the Kincardine Pavilion during the Artful Hands art show and sale. (Josh Howald photo)

GEMS camp promotes inclusion in science, engineering fields

By Barb McKay

A summer camp in Tiverton is helping to develop the next generation of female scientists and engineers.

CLKD proposes new community room at Davidson Centre

Inspiring Possibilities room would allow for joint activities between clients and public

By Barb McKay

Community Living Kincardine and District (CLKD) is proposing to take over the former Seniors’ Room at the Davidson Centre in an effort to create a better connection between its clients and the community.

Jane Hoy, community support supervisor, and Beth French, community development co-ordinator, of CLKD were in front of the Municipality of Kincardine council during its meeting last Wednesday to ask the municipality to partner on the plan. CLKD, which now provides programs and services to roughly 130 individuals with developmental disabilities, already uses the room two days each week for recreational and social activities.

French said traditionally Community Living has provided programs in isolated spaces, which have not been wholly beneficial to the individuals it supports.