Butt Free Beach campaign aims to clean up Station Beach

By Barb McKay


A Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation (LHCCC) pilot project is encouraging smokers at Station Beach to butt out responsibly.


Point Clark lighthouse restoration underway

Work is now underway to repair and restore the historic lighthouse. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent!

Banned driver found hiding in bushes

A 49-year-old Kincardine man was unsuccessful in evading police last week, and is facing several charges.

Just before 4 p.m. on July 16, a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Bruce County Road 15 in Kincardine Twp. recognized a man driving a brown Oldsmobile Alero as a prohibited driver. Upon seeing the officer, the man abandoned the vehicle and ran into a field, where he attempted to avoid police in a bush area.

The man was charged with driving while disqualified and taking a motor vehicle without consent. He was held in custody pending the results of a show cause hearing scheduled for July 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Bruce Power beach party to be held Saturday

This year’s annual Bruce Power beach party will be held in Kincardine and, like always, will offer something for everyone.


The beach party, held alternating years between Kincardine and Port Elgin, will take place July 27 at Station Beach from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. There is a wide range of activities for all ages, including juggling and aerobatics workshops for children, a drumming circle, the Snake Lady and the Human Pinata. Visit each attraction to collect stamps for a chance to win an iPad Mini or an autographed Toronto Maple Leafs jersey.


Skills Work Camp encourages careers in skilled trades, technology

 Students from all over midwestern Ontario gathered in Tiverton last week to learn some new skills.


The students, entering grades 7 and 8 this fall, took part in a Skills Work Camp at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre. The camp is one of 26 put on throughout the province each summer by Skills Canada-Ontario.



Big talent as always for Kincardine Summer Music Festival

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Summer Music Festival (KSMF) has historically attracted high caliber musical talent, and this year is no exception.


This year the Festival is celebrating its 22nd anniversary with world class Jazz, Blues, Classical, World and Chamber Music performances and a variety of musical education programs. The KSMF will run Aug. 4 to 17.


Break-in at Knotty Pine

The South-Bruce OPP received a report of a break-in at the Knotty Pine restaurant in Kincardine.

Police say that the Broadway Street restaurant was broken into sometime between 8:30 p.m. on July 20 and 10:45 a.m. July 21. The business was forcibly entered through the back door, and a quantity of cash taken.

In other police news, a weed trimmer estimated to be worth more than $500 was stolen from the back of a truck parked in Chesley. The orange and white Stihl trimmer was taken from the back of a Chevy Silverado in the 100 block of 5th Ave. overnight July 16.

Anybody with information that could assist police is asked to call 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org.

That's entertainment!

The Bluewater Summer Playhouse held Week 1 of the annual drama camp program last week. Children from the ages of 6 to 12 learned performance skills, including improvisation. The students created their own production about aliens who come to Earth. From left are Kenzie Ford, Kennedy Farrell, Georgia Tanner and John Graham. (Barb McKay photo)

Orangey set for this weekend

Still time to get in on the action!

By Josh Howald

Final preparations are being made for the second annual Orangey ball hockey tournament in Formosa.

Be there when the ball drops on the second annual Orangey on Friday. Above, Paul Hauck of the Honey Nut Chelios and Andy Cline of the Host Team take the opening faceoff in last year's final.

The 4-on-4 tournament, proudly sponsored by The Kincardine Independent and backsideFIVE, will kick off Friday evening and continue through Saturday night.

Schmidt representing at Royale Cup

Finishes third at Ontario Amateur Championships

By Josh Howald

A stormy finish may have ruined Taylor Schmidt’s chances at a provincial championship. But it did nothing to hurt her shot at a national title.

Schmidt is representing Team Ontario this week at the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Golf Championships at Club de Golf Beloeil in Quebec. She was named to Team Ontario last week after a third place finish at the Investors Group Ontario Women’s Amateur Championships.

“I battled all week, despite a not-so-good third round,” said Schmidt Monday morning. “I still did a lot of really good things and I’m looking forward to representing Team Ontario this week.”