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)

Funding opportunity for Inverhuron servicing project

By Barb McKay


There could be a new opportunity for government funding to extend municipal water and sewer service to Inverhuron.


Details about a new Build Canada grant have been released and a failed plan to extend municipal services to the community may get a second chance. Councillor Laura Haight told residents last week that council is expecting to receive a recommendation from municipal staff at its meeting tonight to make the Inverhuron sewer and water project a priority when the municipality submits an application for a chunk of the federal funding.


New and expanded Kincardine Fall Fair this weekend

By Barb McKay

There is plenty of excitement around this year’s Kincardine Fall Fair, now that the fair has been expanded and will include new events and a dance.


This way, folks

An elevated look at more than 150 pipers and drummers in town for the annual Gathering of the Bands Saturday evening in downtown Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

Kincardine boy honorary chair of regional Kidney Walk

By Barb McKay


Christopher Pennington does not let much slow him down.


The 10-year-old Kincardine boy plays hockey and baseball, on three different teams, despite battling kidney disease.


Christopher and his family first learned that he had the disease this past spring. The news was unexpected. After becoming ill last year he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder, Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP), in October. HSP can cause chronic kidney disease, but rarely.