Bowl for Kids’ Sake this weekend

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Kincardine and District will hold its 27th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake this weekend.


The annual bowling event is the organization’s largest fundraiser and last year raised $33,000 for mentoring programs for children and youth in the community. Bruce Power recently announced that it will sponsor the rental cost of the Bruce Bowling Lanes for the event, on Saturday and Sunday.


Bruce Power nuclear operator, Shaun Carney, who presented a cheque to BBBS Kincardine and District earlier this month, was once a Little Brother and now volunteers with the BBBS group mentoring program.


CWOSSA boys sked finalized

Kincardine District Secondary School is the top seed at next week's CWOSSA boys hockey championships in Kincardine.

The Knights, who won the Bluewater Athletic Association title last week with a 3-1 win over Sacred Heart, will open the tournament against Waterford District Secondary School at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. KDSS will play again at 5 p.m. against Erin District High School.

The action will be taking place in Tiverton and Kincardine, but the Knights (boys and girls) will play all their games at the Davidson Centre. The girls schedule has not yet been finalized - Grey Highlands and Sacred Heart are to meet in a qualifying game tomorrow (Thursday). THe girls schedule will be posted on this site when it has been completed. For now, here is how the boys side will look.


10 a.m. - (1) KDSS vs (6) Waterford DSS

BAA champs!

Kincardine District Secondary School won a Bluewater Athletic Association championship this afternoon on home ice. The Knights dumped Sacred Heart 3-1 in an exciting game to determine a league champion Friday. Both Sacred Heart and Kincardine will play in the CWOSSA championship tournament March 6 and 7 in Kincardine. For the full story, see next week's print edition of the Kincardine Independent.

Kincardine adding much-needed staff to Davidson Centre

By Barb McKay


Kincardine’s recreation department needs to increase its staff to meet the demands that come with expanding the Davidson Centre, says Kincardine’s new CAO.


Murray Clarke told Kincardine council during operating budget discussion last Wednesday that the current staffing level at the recreation facility is not enough to provide adequate customer service. Clarke said he had visited the Davidson Centre the weekend prior with his wife. When he went to the administration office to ask a question there was no one there.


Lighthouse Blues Festival to expand into downtown


By Barb McKay


This year’s Lighthouse Blues Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before, according to its organizers.


Rick Clarke, a member of the not-for-profit organization that runs the annual event, told Kincardine council last Wednesday that the group plans to significantly increase the size of the festival.


“Our goal is to establish the Lighthouse Blues Festival as a major tourist attraction every year in Bruce County,” he said.


Local artist captures the beauty in nature

By Barb McKay


The gift of an old 35-millimetre camera has allowed the talent of a young Kincardine artist to flourish.


Maxine Iharosy has always embraced her creative side, but didn’t really consider herself a photographer until a few years ago.



Maxine Iharoy's 35-mm photography is on display at Victoria Park Gallery until the end of the month. (Barb McKay photo)


Storm Warning off to festival

The Kincardine Theatre Guild’s production of Storm Warning is off to the Western Ontario Drama League Festival in March.


To keep the production sharp and to raise money for the trip to Sarnia, the guild has planned two more shows, for Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9.


Director Carol Lenestour said Monday that the guild will be on stage in Sarnia on Monday, March 12. At the end of the week, the best production will be chosen to represent the Western Ontario Drama League  at the Ontario Drama Festival.


Easy listening

Members of Easy Does It perform at a special open house event at Malcolm Place Thursday evening. From left are Tom Durrant, Tom Lambert, Steve Hasbury and Karen Weber. (Barb McKay photo)

Knights tame Mustangs in semi-final

KDSS to host BAA title match

Kincardine District Secondary School will play for a Bluewater Athletic Association boys hockey championship.

The Knights shut out the St. Mary’s High School Mustangs 5-0 today (Tuesday) in a semi-final contest played at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Easton Battler had the shutout for KDSS, who scored three times in the second period and twice more in the third.

Ben Scheel had two goals for Kincardine, including the eventual game winner early in the second period. Ryker Killins, Cody Bowes and Paul Lamont each scored once. Matt Baker had two assists, while single helpers went to Keegan McLelland, Mike Osadca, Gerrit Satosek and Payton Dunlop.

Where's the bus?

A couple of wild turkeys were hanging out in front of Shoppers Drug Mart Saturday morning. They seem to beleive the reserved parking area was installed for the birds. (Eric Howald photo)