Committee forming to look at Station Beach Blue Flag status

By Barb McKay


Kincardine is exploring ways to maintain the Blue Flag status at Station Beach.


The municipality’s recreation department hosted a public meeting last Thursday evening at the Davidson Centre to talk about how to keep the prestigious Blue Flag status while still allowing recreational activities. The status is in jeopardy because strict criteria does not allow activities such as surfing and jet skiing in areas where people swim.


Davidson commits to Minnesota State

Kincardine sniper gets NCAA scholarship

By Josh Howald

Minnesota State snagged a sniper.

Hannah Davidson, above, and Ripley's Laura Irwin are 1-2 in scoring this season with the K-W Rangers of the PWHL. (submitted photo)


Kincardine’s Hannah Davidson will head south in September after accepting a full scholarship offer from the NCAA Division 1 Minnesota State University Mavericks.

“This is something I have always wanted,” said the 17-year-old Monday morning. “I knew I wanted to play in the States, it has always been about going to play in the States.”

Petrolia wins McMillan

Mark Hunter-led Oilers eliminate Kinucks in semis

By Josh Howald

There would be no three-peat for the Kincardine Miller Insurance midget Kinucks.

Ryan McGrath of the Mt. Brydges midgets turns aside a redirection from a Petrolia player during the Archie McMillan Memorial championship game Sunday afternoon at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincaridne was knocked out of the Archie McMillan Memorial midget hockey tournament at the Davidson Centre on Sunday morning by Petrolia, coached by former NHLers Mark Hunter and Bob Gould.

Styling with the stars

Katrina Smiley of The Hair Connection on Durham Street cuts the hair of Trish Baglole Saturday morning. Smiley is one of 18 stylists selected to work at this week's World MasterCard Fashion Show in Toronto. For the full story, see this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Eric Howald photo)

Art Centre repairs expected to surpass $500,000

Work could begin this winter

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Arts Centre could get a half million dollar makeover next year.


During discussions at last Wednesday’s council meeting, councillors couldn’t agree fast enough to empty the Arts Centre reserve fund to fix up the historic building. The suggestion came after recreation director Karen Kieffer recommended that the municipality move forward with the second phase of interior renovations, which include a new heating and cooling system, vinyl floor repairs, low flow washroom fixtures in the basement, duct insulation and paint touch-ups. The projected cost is $240,000.


Highest coaching honours for Dunlop

Kincardine coach wins Canada Coaching Excellence Award

By Josh Howald

If you make the most of your opportunities, your success will create new ones.




Julie Dunlop (Independent file photo)

Autumn views

The autumn sky often provides stark contrasts, making scenes of beauty. This photo, taken at 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday, makes Knox Church look as if it has arrived at the new Jersusalem. (Eric Howald photo)

CLKD getting ready to celebrate at annual gala

By Barb McKay


At this year’s Community Living Kincardine and District (CLKD) Celebration Gala there will be plenty to celebrate.


CLKD executive director Andy Swan said the Inspiring Possibilities ‘Here at Home’ capital campaign for the new residence on Saratoga Road has raised approximately $750,000 in donations and pledges so far, bringing CLKD closer to its $1.3 million goal.


Legion poppy campaign begins Oct. 25

The Kincardine Legion annual poppy campaign is doing more to reach out to the community this year.


The winner is....

Jack Nancekivell, president of the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation, holds up the entry of the second place winner Ron McGarvey after the draw for a $5,000 travel voucher. The grand prize was won by Kincardine's Stephen Marcotte. The draw was held Sunday afternoon at Malcolm Place. (Josh Howald photo)