Living with PTSD an ongoing battle

By Barb McKay


For many veterans who return home from war, the battle is not over, said the son of Kincardine’s most decorated war hero.


Ken Rowe, whose father is a decorated Second World War veteran, was the guest speaker at Remembrance services at Kincardine District Secondary School (KDSS) Wednesday. Rowe’s family has deep roots in both the Canadian military and Kincardine. His grandfather, James Edgar Rowe, served in the First World War and fought at Vimy Ridge, where he was injured and his brother, John Rowe, lost his life.


Rowe’s father, Kenneth “Blackie” Rowe, served in the Second World War as a sergeant and returned to Kincardine a war hero.

Christmas Tour of Homes raised more than $10,500 for hospital

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Tour of Homes raised over $10,500 for hospital equipment.


More than 700 people took the self-guided tour over the weekend through nine uniquely decorated homes. Each home was spruced up with Christmas décor by volunteers from Kincardine businesses.


“It went extremely well, it was fantastic,” said event co-ordinator Sylvia Abbot. “The weather was terrific.”


Knights open season today

The Bluewater Athletic Association boys hockey season will begin today in Kincardine, with a rematch of last year’s BAA championship game between Kincardine District Secondary School and Sacred Heart High School.

The Knights, last year’s BAA champs, will host the Crusaders at 2 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday) at the Davidson Centre.

The Knights have many of the same faces in the line-up as they did last season, including five returning defencemen, seven forwards and a goaltender. But the team also has many new faces, including some young guns in Grade 9 and 10.

KDSS will play a six-game regular season, plus tournament and exhibition play. KDSS won its only exhibition contest 5-0 over the Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders two weeks ago.


Bob Wittig holds up a tray of apple pies with help from his pal Lliam Huber, 4, of Tiverton. Wittig bought the most pies (seven) at the annual Zehrs Pie Baking Contest Saturday. The contest and auction raised more than $700 for President's Choice Children's Charity. (Barb McKay photo)

Drugs caused Afghan problem

NATO making a difference, says retired colonel

By Barb McKay


When it comes to the military efforts in Afghanistan, most Canadians are completely uninformed about what is happening, says a former senior security advisor to NATO.



Col. Robert Wadsworth


McCaskill road work near completion

By Barb McKay


Road work on McCaskill Road is almost complete.


Kincardine Public Works manager Jim O’Rourke said the municipality is crossing its fingers that a stretch of McCaskill from Lower Beach Road to Queen Street will be complete by Friday. That is when the contract with Coores Construction Ltd. expires.


Kincardine to create drop-off zone for Elgin Market school

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine will put up $8,000 for a new drop-off zone for Elgin Market Public School.


Back to back champs

KDSS wins BAA volleyball crown

Jacob Siekierski, left, and Tanner Dupuis, co-captains of the KDSS senior boys volleyball team, accept the BAA championship plaque yesterday afternoon after sweeping Sacred Heart in the BAA final. For the full story and photos, see next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Help bring jersey to Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Paul Henderson was born in Kincardine. We want to bring him back.

The Kincardine Independent, along with myFM Kincardine, are urging you to vote to make Kincardine the jump-off point for the cross-county tour of the jersey he was wearing when he scored hockey’s most famous goal in 1972.

Smart Centre Canada is hosting a contest to see where the tour should kick off, and whoever casts the winning ballot will also get to hang out with Henderson and be the first to see the jersey.

The jersey was purchased in an auction by Smart Centre owner Mitchell Goldhar for a reported $1.2 million last year.

Flu season

Shirley Lauzon, right, gets a flu shot from nurse Rosemary Grover at the Kincardine Community Medical Clinic Thursday evening. For a full listing of flu clinics and a story on flu season, see this week's print edition of The Independent. (Barb McKay photo)