Little Mermaid

Brielle Thornton, 4, of Walkerton was one of more than  a dozen children who had the chance to dress up as mermaids Saturday and swim in the surf of Station Beach. Holly Bishop of SUP North is a professional mermaid instructor who taught the kids how to swim in the colourful tails and organized a photo shoot. (Barb McKay photo)

Fourth doctor leaving Kincardine

Another doctor has announced plans to close his practice in Kincardine later this year.

The Kincardine Community Medical Clinic announced last week that Dr. John Engle will close his medical practice effective Nov. 26. Engle is the fourth physician this year to leave Kincardine. Dr. Rejean Duwyn and Dr. Steven Poirier closed their medical practices in July. Dr. Michael Gora, general surgeon at the Kincardine hospital recently announced that he would be leaving later this year. He is currently working with the local physician recruitment team to find another general surgeon to take over his duties.

Lifesaving audit could lead to beach safety improvements

By Barb McKay


The Municipality of Kincardine will enlist the Lifesaving Society to conduct a safety audit of Station Beach, as well as the north and south piers.


Municipal staff brought forward a recommendation for the audit after several letters and phone calls were received from the public calling on the municipality to take action following the recent death of 16-year-old Lucas Johnson. The Goderich boy drowned Aug. 2 while swimming with friends near the south pier.


New programs, technology coming to KDSS

Ozorio expects to see enrollment stabilize in coming years

By Barb McKay


Kincardine and District Secondary School’s new principal will be a familiar face to staff at the school.


Fair friends

Alyssa Smith, 6, takes a turn-leading Zeus the miniature horse around the grass at Connaught Park during the Kincardine Fall Fair. Zeus was part of the petting zoo and belongs to Goulding Acres in Ripley. (Barb McKay photo)

Parkinson SuperWalk Sept. 13

By Barb McKay


When the Kincardine Parkinson SuperWalk is held Sept. 13, Rory Boyer is planning to be among the walkers.


Boyer has taken part in the past five events at Victoria Park to raise funds for important research to discover effective treatments for the disease and, hopefully one day, a cure. The 62-year-old Kincardine man was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 14 years ago, but it has only been in the past year or so that he has begun to develop more pronounced symptoms.


When the first signs of Parkinson’s presented themselves, the condition was the farthest thing from Boyer’s mind.


Cubs win third straight OBA title

By Josh Howald

All the Cubbies do is win.

The Kincardine Cubs after winning the Ontario Baseaball Association's Senior A provincial championship on Sunday. (submitted photo)


For the third straight year, the Kincardine Cubs have closed out the baseball season with an Ontario Baseball Association provincial championship.

Bulldogs open season Friday

Home opener Saturday night against Mitchell

By Josh Howald

Enough of this preseason, exhibition stuff.

The puck drops on the Western Junior C Hockey League regular season this weekend. The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs are in Walkerton Friday evening and face the Mitchell Hawks at home on Saturday. This photo was from the Exhibition Junior C Day recently at the Davidson Centre. (Josh Howald photo)


Exciting additions for 35th Fox Run

September 20 in Kincardine

The Kincardine Terry Fox Committee is excited to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope at this year's Terry Fox Run on Sept. 20.

This year marks a milestone that deserves to be recognized, celebrated and honoured. The committee will be combining traditional revelry with some new and exciting additions in honour of the occasion.

Drum line

Just a handful of the drummers who marched in Saturday night's massed band in downtown Kincardine. A huge crowd attended Victoria Park for the afternoon festivities of the Gathering of The Bands, and then followed the massed band back to the park after the Saturday night march. Saturday will be the final march of the season for the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band. (Josh Howald photo)