Watson hits national top-20 – twice

Kincardine teen runs well at Canadian Championships

By Josh Howald

Despite coming home from the national championships with two top-20 finishes Saturday, Kortney Watson said her biggest achievement was finishing the season injury free.

Kortney Watson raced the 1,500m and the 3,000m at the 2011 Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships last weekend in Ottawa.

The 16-year-old Kincardine athlete finished 15th in the 3,000m and 19th in the 1,500m races at the 2011 Legion Canadian Youth Championships in Ottawa on the weekend.

Cooling off in style

Kincardine's south pier was a popular platform for those looking to beat the summer heat last week. Here, Sarah Leyden, left, Mikhayla Bowes, Jessica Satosek and Kloe Moore take the plunge. For more summer photos, see this week's print edition. (Josh Howald photo)

Police continue to investigate fatal Highway 21 crash

Funeral services were held in Cambridge Saturday for a Kincardine man killed in a single-vehicle collision last Tuesday.


According to OPP Const. Nigel Heels, 20-year-old Carl Anderson was found in his vehicle on Highway 21 just north of Amberley shortly after 5:30 a.m. July 19, after a passing motorist spotted his vehicle in a ditch and contacted police.


Kincardine Summer Music Festival celebrates 20 years

By Barb McKay


This year’s Kincardine Summer Music Festival will have something for everyone, according to organizers.

This is the 20th anniversary of the annual music festival, which runs from July 31 to Aug. 13.


“It doesn’t seem like 20 years,” said music festival secretary John Schnarr. “Time flies when you’re having fun.”


A doubleheader with heart this Sunday

Cubs honour teammate with party for Heart and Stroke

By Josh Howald

Sunday is the biggest day in the history of the Kincardine Cubs, and you’re invited to the party.

The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League team is throwing a bash at Connaught Park Sunday afternoon to honour friend and teammate Mike McLelland, who died in May at just 27-years-old. His jersey will be retired by the team as part of Sunday’s licensed double-header. All proceeds will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

“It’s the first time we have ever done anything like this,” said infielder Greg Stepaniak, “so we really have no idea how much we can raise for the cause.”

Great Lakes University Hockey Challenge unveils logo

The Kincardine Independent is proud to unveil the official logo of the CIS Great Lakes Hockey Challenge.

The Canadian University women’s hockey tournament will take place at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, and feature some of the country’s premier female players from the University of Regina, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Guelph and York University.

To come up with a unique logo to symbolize the Kincardine event, organizers turned to Dave Baker, a graphic artist at Presto-Crest in Kincardine.

Beating the heat

Croa Hodgins stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Municipal Fire Chief Jami MacKinnon to battle this blaze in Kincardine Twp. Friday night. Hodgins and other Ripley 4-H members got some hands on training from the chief after learning about farm safety at the Coenen farm on Concession 5. (Josh Howald photo)

CAO John deRosenroll bids farewell to Kincardine

By Barb McKay


After nearly 15 years with the Municipality of Kincardine and the former Town of Kincardine, John deRosenroll is returning to his roots.


deRosenroll will leave Kincardine next month to take on the role as CAO of the Town of Perth, near Ottawa. deRosenroll said there comes a time when everyone thinks about returning home, and his time has come.


Tagged for an arrest?

Graffiti popping up all over town

By Josh Howald

The South-Bruce OPP wants to clean up this town.

Cst. Kevin Martin issued a media release in response to questions about graffiti, which has been popping up all over Kincardine. Many of the reports that have been reported to police have involved what appears to be the tag “FS”, pictured.

The marking have been spotted as far south as the cemetery, and as far north as Tim Hortons.

“When a person applies graffiti, they are committing a criminal code offence,” said Martin. “Mischief carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.”

London drunk arrested in Tiverton

A 24-year-old London man was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in a public place on Thursday.


South Bruce OPP received a call about 1:25 a.m. about a man causing damage in Tiverton. Arriving on the scene, officers found a number of orange and black pylons on their side in various locations around the Kwik K Variety store.


Police found an obviously intoxicated man a short distance from the store who refused to identify himself to police.