The Kincardine Yacht Club hosted the Ontario Sailing Association’s BOOM (Best ever Ontario Optimist Mobile) sailing school last week. Front, from left, are Brayden Secord, Christian Dunkley, Thales Hunter, Carson Fletcher, Daniella McKitterick, Emmerson Priboj, James Hutchins, Brendan Arciszewski, and Martin Mendez Hennink. Back, from left, are Carter Arseneau, Paiten Priboj, Daniel Rouleau, Madison Kelly, Cassie Wilson, instructor Emily Durward, Eric Hackney and instructor Alanna Ticknor. (Barb McKay photo)

Changes coming to community grants program

By Barb McKay


Kincardine is making changes to its community grants program to increase accountability, but also the budget.


Municipal clerk Donna MacDougall introduced recommended revisions to the program during last Wednesday’s council meeting. MacDougall suggested that council take some time to consider the changes and include their own ideas. She added that past community grant applicants should be notified of the changes ahead of the 2014 grant process to allow them to prepare.


Theives caught in the act

Two local men are facing numerous charges after being caught in the middle of a break, enter and theft.

On Sunday, July 14, the South-Bruce OPP recieved a report of a break-and-enter in progress at a residence in the 1600 block of the North Line in Kincardine Twp. Officers arrived on the scene, and located two males still on the property.

The home had been forcibly entered through the front door. A quantity of copper piping had been cut away from the home and placed in a pile on the floor.

A 38-year-old Kincardine man has been charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000 and mischief under $5,000. A second man, 43, also from Kincardine, was charged with break and enter, two counts of theft under $5,000, mischief under $5,000, posession of break-in tools and possession of a controlled substance. Both men were held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for July 15, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Locks of love

Sadie Pollock prepares to lose her locks last Wednesday at the Hair Connection in Kincardine. Pollock decided to have her hair - which she had been growing for close to four years - donated to "Locks of Love", which makes wigs for cancer patients. (Josh Howald photo)

Drunk was speeding

A 44-year-old man is facing charges after an early morning incident in Bruce Twp.

Last Thursday, July 11, a South-Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Highway 21 in Bruce Twp. observed a red Dodge Dakota moving at a high rate of speed. The vehicle speed was displayed on radar at 114km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone.

The officer stopped the truck, and then learned the man had been drinking alcohol. The man, from Kincardine, was charged with operation over 80mgs, as well as speeding. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 26, 2013, to answer to the charges.

Details still to be worked out over municipal corporation for natural gas project

By Barb McKay


A municipal service corporation is being formed to pursue bringing natural gas to the region, but already questions are being asked about how the board will be represented and how costs will be covered.


Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss Township and Arran-Elderslie Township councils and staff met in Kincardine council chambers last Monday to firm up a commitment to form the corporation for the natural gas project.

Cold water changes this year’s women’s triathlon to duathlon

 By Barb McKay


Weather conditions were perfect for the 13th annual Kincardine Women’s Triathlon, but for the first time since its inception the swim portion of the race was cancelled because the water was simply too cold.



The first wave of participants leaves the start line at Station Beach. The race was supposed to begin with the swimming portion of the Triathlon - but the water was too cold and the event was turned into a duathlon. (Barb McKay photo)


Make it seven in a row for Kincardine

Cubs take winning streak on the road this weekend

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Cubs are as hot as the weather.

Kincardine tightened its hold on first place overall in the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League with a pair of wins last week. A 1-0 win at home last Wednesday was followed up by a 16-6 victory in Listowel Sunday afternoon, marking the seventh straight win for the Cubbies. Kincardine is now 9-3, four points up on the Mitchell Astros and six points ahead of the Oakridge Reds.

Last Wednesday night at Connaught Park, the Cubs eked out a narrow 1-0 win over the Byron Bulldogs.

That's enough of the pipes, for now

Cameron Stuckless, 5, of Kincardine, has heard about enough of the bagpipes during the Parade of Clans on Saturday at the 14th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games. The weather was perfect for a full weekend of celtic celebration. For two full page of photos, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Devil’s Brigade to receive Congressional Gold Medal


By Barb McKay


At long last, the famed Canada and American elite military unit known as the Devils Brigade will receive the United States Congressional Gold Medal.


Charles Mann earlier this year. (Independent file photo)