Knights hail Hayley

Stewart named Knight of the Year

By Josh Howald

She was a team player who played individual sports.

Hayley Stewart, 2012 KDSS Knight of the Year. (Josh Howald photo)

Hayley Stewart was named 2011-12 Knight of the Year last Tuesday at the Kincardine District Secondary School Athletic banquet.

“I honestly didn’t expect to win anything,” laughed Stewart, who accepted the award from last year’s winner David Yun in the school gymnasium.

A bear? Where?

Poppy McFarlane, eight months old, awaits the start of the Teddy Bear Parade at Victoria Park on Saturday. Dozens of families took part in the parade with wagons and strollers filled with teddy bears of all shapes and sizes. Many children, like Poppy, dressed up for the occasion. (Barb McKay photo)

Municipality to adjust alcohol policy to save Scottish Fest budget

By Barb McKay


Changes to Kincardine’s alcohol risk management policy would significantly impact the budget of one the municipality’s most popular events, according to organizers of the Kincardine Scottish Festival.


Festival chair Janice Griffith told Kincardine council last Wednesday that new requirements would cost the committee an additional $2,400, money it simply doesn’t have just weeks before the event is scheduled to run. The Scottish Festival will be held July 6, 7 and 8.


Fire destroys farm home

By Eric Howald

Celebrating Father’s Day on a camping trip may have saved the life of a Kincardine Township family.

The home of Mark and Lorelle McPherson and their two children, Bria, 5, and Booke, 2, burned to the ground early Saturday morning.



Just parts of the brick walls remain standing after the fire raced through this farm house on the ninth of Kincardine Saturday morning. (Eric Howald photo)

Kincardine developing energy saving plan

By Barb McKay


The municipality will soon be setting goals to manage its energy consumption.


A requirement of the province’s Green Energy Act, passed in 2009, is that all municipalities develop energy conservation and demand management plans and have them in place by July 2014. In a report to Kincardine council last Wednesday, building and planning manager Michele Barr noted that energy costs are expected to increase by up to 3.4 per cent annually over the next 20 years.


Ties that bind

Residents and staff of Trillium Court donned ugly ties on Friday for a pre-celebration of Father’s Day. From left, are Lynda Bicknell, Heike Boettcher, lifestyle consultant at Trillium Court, and Peter Bicknell. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine turns down costly agreement with Aboriginal group over Inverhuron project

Municipality to obtain legal advice before moving ahead

By Barb McKay


Kincardine council is not impressed with an agreement drawn up by the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) requiring the municipality to front the costs to peer review documents from the environmental assessment for the Inverhuron sewer and water project.


The agreement was produced following a 30-day review period of the Class EA documents for the project to extend water and sanitary sewer services to the community of Inverhuron. After the municipality issued a notice of study completion in January, representatives from SON indicated that there was a lack of consultation with the Aboriginal community.


Decrepit Davidson Centre outdoor track to be repaired

By Barb McKay


The outdoor track at the Davidson Centre will be getting a much-needed facelift.


The project almost didn’t get approved during a Kincardine council meeting last Wednesday, after some council members scoffed at the price tag for the project. The track needs to resurfaced with rubberized asphalt and $150,000 was budgeted for the work. However, the municipality only received one bid for the project, from Terratechnick Environmental Limited for $178,080, including HST.


Kincardine has Giant home opener Saturday

Dunlop returns as Cubs manager

By Josh Howald

All signs point to a potential classic at Connaught Park Saturday.

The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League’s Kincardine Cubs will host South London Saturday in the season’s home opener. The 0-2 Cubs announced Monday they welcomed manager Dave Dunlop back to the bench. Dunlop will be seeking Kincardine’s first win of 2012 against the rival Giants – who refused to play in Kincardine last season.

Righty John Dupuis has returned for another season with the Cubs. (Independent file photo)


Dunlop to lead Canada

Kincardine coach preps for Korea

Julie Dunlop has been named head coach of Canada's figure skating team at the 2013 Special Olympics in Korea.

The Kincardine coach spoke to Josh Howald about the position, her team and the 2013 competition in PyeongCheng last week, and you can read all about it in this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent, available in stores now.