A winning Sunday

Bulldogs win West, Atoms OMHA champions

Gerrit Satosek, left, and Nathan Arnold - captains of the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs and Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks, respectively, hold hardware up high on Sunday evening. (Josh Howald photos)

New doctor setting up practice in Kincardine

By Barb McKay


A second family doctor will begin practicing in Kincardine this summer.


Municipality of Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke made the announcement following a closed council meeting last Wednesday. Dr. Daniel Soong is chief resident at the University of Western Ontario and will arrive in Kincardine in July.


“The arrival of Dr. Soong will provide much needed relief to the physicians at the Kincardine Medical Clinic who have collectively been shouldering the patient burden that is the result of recent physician vacancies,” Clarke said in a media release.


Design in the works for new Tiverton community centre

By Barb McKay


The Tiverton Sports Centre has been singled out as the preferred location for the new Whitney Crawford Community Centre (WCCC).


Robot takes over milking duties

Ozzy Fabian, 3, shows his toy cow to a curious Jersey during an open house last week at RG&G Farms. The 160-year-old farm has installed a robot that now handles milking duties. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Logo, slogan challenge of Old Boys and Girls Reunion 2018

By Barb McKay


The Kincardine Old Boys and Girls Reunion committee wants to know if you have what it takes to design the logo and slogan for the 2018 event.


The committee issued the challenge on its Facebook page last week as it continues to look for ideas for a theme for the next reunion. The winner of the contest will not only have their design featured as the Facebook page profile image, it will also be featured on all reunion memorabilia. The winner will receive free passes to all the events.


“Any and all ideas will be considered,” said reunion co-chair Dave Patterson. “Bring them.”


Break-in at Bruce Telecom

Police are investigating a break-in at Bruce Telecom along Highway 21 in Bruce Twp.

The incident was reported to police on the morning of March 10. Sometime between 10 p.m. on March 9 and 8 a.m. on March 10, the business was forcibly entered. The list of stolen property includes three safes, a quantity of Canadian cash and coins, a quantity of U.S. currency as well as Bruce Telecom stamps. There was no estimate for the value of stolen property, or cost of repairs, provided by police.

The South-Bruce OPP asks anybody with information to call 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.crimestoppersgb.ca, where you might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Hot 'Dogs! Kincardine pulls off Game 7 OT victory

Schmalz Cup quarter-finals begin tomorrow night in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

‘Dog days are here again.

The Kincardine Bulldogs get a team shot after a come-from-behind Game 7 win in Walkerton Sunday afternoon. Dalton Hnatko's OT winner clinched Kincardine's first Western League title since 2007. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine is back on top of the Western Junior C Hockey League, thanks to a come-from-behind overtime road win in Game 7 of the league finals Sunday afternoon in Walkerton.

The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs battled out of a 3-0 hole in Game 7 and a 3-1 series deficit to win Kincardine’s first league playoff title since 2007.

Atoms win provincial championship

First for Kincardine since 1993

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks are provincial champs.

The Kincardine Canadian Tire atom Kinucks are 2016 OMHA atom B champions. (Josh Howald photo)

The atoms skated to a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon in front of a nearly full house at the Davidson Centre. It was winner take all on Sunday in Kincardine – Game 5 of this best-of-five series. The teams split Games 1 and 2, as well as Games 3 and 4. The atoms won Game 3 of the series 3-2 at the Davidson Centre Friday night, but were shut out 1-0 Saturday in Lambeth.

Erosion closes portion of Kincardine boardwalk

By Barb McKay


A portion of the boardwalk in McPherson Park had to be removed last week to save it from being washed into Lake Huron.




The retaining wall along the beach at McPherson Park eroded over the winter months. The Lions Club removed a section of boardwalk to prevent it from being washed into the lake. (Barb McKay photo)

AMMCan receives licence to produce medical marijuana

By Barb McKay


Advanced Medical Marijuana Canada (AMMCan) has received its licence to cultivate medical marijuana and expects to begin production within the next few weeks.


John Fowler, president of Supreme Pharmaceuticals which owns AMMCan, confirmed that the company received its licence from the federal government Friday under its Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulation (MMPR). AMMCan formed in 2013 and will operate out of the seven-acre greenhouse facility it converted at the Bruce Energy Centre.