2016 Tourist Guide available now!

The Kincardine Independent's 2016 Kincardine and Area Tourist Guide is now on the streets.
The popular annual publication an be found at many Kincardine stores, as well as at the Tourist Information Centre or by stopping into our office at 840 Queen Street in Kincardine. There is no charge for the guide.
It can also be viewed online here:

Hoops for sisters

River White of First Nation of Oneida had the full attention of the audience as he performed the challenging hoop dance during the For Our Stolen Sisters event at Kincardine and District Secondary School on Saturday. The event was organized by local volunteers to bring attention to and honour the more than 1,200 missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada. The evening featured dances, music, theatre, personal stories and displays. (Barb McKay photo)


Riggin a Kincardine legend

Former Red Wings goaltender dies at 79

By Josh Howald

Dennis Riggin may have been an NHL legend, but he was a local legend first.

Kincardine's Dennis Riggin minds the net for the Detroit Red Wings. (Kincardine Independent file photo)

 

One of Kincardine's most beloved citizens died Saturday at the Kincardine Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He would have turned 80 on Friday.

Riggin was a gentleman, and an excellent ambassador for the Detroit Red Wings and the town of Kincardine, as well as the sport of hockey.


LymeAid bringing awareness to Chronic Lyme Disease

Fundraiser April 23 for Dave Underwood’s treatment in the U.S.

By Barb McKay

 

For nearly a decade, Dave Underwood has been battling an invisible illness; one that leaves him weak, exhausted and in excruciating pain.

 


Kirkconnell named 2016 Citizen of the Year

By Barb McKay

 

‘Mr. Canada’ is Kincardine’s newest Citizen of the Year.

 

 

Brad Kirkconnell, left, is presented with the 2016 Bruce Power Citizen of the Year by Rob Liddle of Bruce Power. (Barb McKay photo)

 

 


Medical marijuana facility opens its doors

By Barb McKay

 

The support AMMCan has received in establishing its production facility demonstrates that Kincardine is a great place to do business.

 

That’s the word from John Fowler, president of AMMCan’s parent company Supreme Pharmaceuticals, following the grand opening of the medical marijuana facility at the Bruce Energy Centre (BEC) last week. Approximately 120 people attended and toured the facility.

 

“It was great, better than we could have expected,” he said. “It was a great show of support from the community, trades people and businesses. What was really great was the amount of support we received from political leaders.”


Copper wire stolen from wind farm

The theft of copper wire from the Armow Wind Project site in Kincardine Twp. was reported to police on March 28.

Sometime between March 17 and March 24, two wind turbines were forcibly entered and about 10 metres of two-gauge copper wire was taken. There was no estimate on the value of the stolen property provided by police.

Police ask anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. If you want 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 to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


Hornets end Bulldogs playoff run

Dunlop helps sink Kincardine in Game 5

By Josh Howald

All good things must come to an end.

Keegan Angel is sent tumbling over Alliston goalie Tyler Brindle during Game 5 of the Schmalz Cup quarter-finals Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)

And a gutsy playoff run by the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs came to an end Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine in Game 5 of the OHA Schmalz Cup quarter-finals.

Hometown boy Payton Dunlop had a hand in sinking the Bulldogs with a beautiful assist on Alliston's first goal, and then giving his Hornets some breathing room with a blast from the point with seven minutes remaining


Dogs gone

By Josh Howald

The season came to an end for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs last night in Game 5 of the OHA Schmalz Cup quarter-finals.

Kincardine captain Gerrit Satosek crashes into the goalpost after being hauled down on a partial breakaway by Alliston's Gianniuca Palotto in the second period of Game 5 last night at the Davidson Centre. Palotto received a minor penalty on the play. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Payton Dunlop sunk his hometown team last night with a blast from the point with seven minutes to go. Dunlop's goal was the dagger in a 3-1 win by the Hornets that eliminated Kincardine and moved them into a semi-final series against the Port Hope Panthers of the Empire B Junior C League.


One heck of an egg hunt

More children than you can count mix it up at the ninth annual Easter Egg Hunt in Victoria Park Sunday morning. Here, the 4 to 7 age group hunts through the hay for goodies. The Easter Bunny even made it out to the event, organized by the Kincardine Rotary Club. (Josh Howald photo)