Not in the Cards

Listowel's Owen Leary slides safely into second base underneath Kincardine infielders after a wild pitch Saturday morning at the Davidson mosquito baseball tournament. The mosquito Cardinals dominated this game from start to finish, but Listowel would have the final laugh on Sunday when they defeated Kincardine 5-3 in the tournament B final. (Josh Howald photo)

Saberhagen enjoys Kincardine camp

Former World Series MVP at Connaught Park for KMBA camp

By Josh Howald

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Bret Saberhagen spent a couple of days in Kincardine last week at the Kincardine Minor Baseball Association's Baseball Camp. He and NCAA coach Mark Brew put youngsters through the paces last Wednesday and Thursday at Connaught Park in Kincardine.

Bret Saberhagen with Port Elgin's Lucas McCulloch, 9 after Wednesday's training session at Connaught Park in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)



Runners charge off the start line at the Kincardine Women's Triathlon Saturday at Reunion Park. A total of 450 women registered for the event. (Barb McKay photo)

Residential hospice coming to Kincardine

Duncan Hawthorne honorary chair of fundraising campaign

By Barb McKay

Planning is underway to open a residential hospice in Kincardine.

Huron Shores Hospice will offer compassionate, dignified and holistic end-of-life care in a home-like setting. Efforts began three years ago by a volunteer steering committee made up of local residents Peggy Zeppieri, Cheryl Cottrill and Joan Eaglesham, and after a great deal of research and site visits to several hospices across southwestern Ontario, a business plan is complete and will be submitted to the South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN) this month.

“This is about enhancing what services are already here in the community,” Cottrill said.

Manary Senior of the Year

Don Manary accepts Senior of the Year award from mayor Anne Eadie last week. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Kincardine visitor centre to move

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine will explore new locations for its visitor information centre.

The municipality is currently in a three-year sub-lease agreement at 777B Queen Street, sharing the space with the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce and the Kincardine BIA. The agreement is set to expire in April 2017, prompting municipal council to examine what the best solution would be to offer visitor services.

Refugee family here in two weeks

Kincardine’s first refugee family is set to arrive at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Wednesday, July 27.

Rev. Kathy Fraser of Knox Presbyterian Church said Sunday that the Kincardine Refugee Committee’s welcoming committee met Friday evening and that the other subcommittees will be meeting this week to make sure everything is ready for the new family.

A member of the committee, Ayman Faddah, has already spoken to the Iranian family and it is excited about coming to Canada.

Singin' the Blues

Dylan Wickens and the Grand Naturals attracted a significant crowd in front of the Kincardine Library durnig the Lighthouse Blues Festival BIA Saturday Street Festival. Musicians were featured on four stages spread throughout the downtown. (Barb McKay photo)

Westario sending away transformer

By Josh Howald

A mobile transformer is being installed at the Kincardine substation at the intersection of Russell and Hunter Streets, Westario Power confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

Westario's Wayne Conner said the recent construction at the substation has been to prepare for the switch.

Connaught Park sewage system upgrades could begin next year

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine is setting its sights on a new sewage pumping station in Connaught Park.

After hearing from engineers with B.M. Ross and Associates, the firm tasked with coming up with a solution to address aging sewage treatment infrastructure in the municipality’s northwest end, municipal council agreed it should replace the 45-year-old pumping station.

The municipality has made several improvements to reduce inflow to the Connaught Park pumping station over the past five years, including new storm sewers and road reconstruction. A larger sewer trunk line will also be installed along Golf Links Road. The pumping station has been on the municipality’s priority list for some time and there have been attempts made to secure government infrastructure funding.