Celebrate Kincardine’s multiculturalism on May 16

By Barb McKay

For a small community, Kincardine is remarkably diverse.

That diversity will be celebrated on May 16 when the 15th annual Multicultural Day is held. The event has gained popularity over the years for its successful efforts to showcase the many cultures that make up Kincardine, but also for the smorgasbord of global cuisine that is provided to those who attend.

That is a highlight that one of the event’s organizers, Chandra Tripathi, emphasized when he made a presentation during last Wednesday’s Municipality of Kincardine council meeting to promote Multicultural Day.

“Come for the free food,” he declared.

Dudley Two, right?

Kincardine's Ben Scheel lifts the Dudley Cup Saturday night in Trenton after his Golden Hawks defeated Georgetown 2-1 in the Central Canadian Championship tournament final. The Hawks will now play of a national championship at the RBC Cup in Cobourg. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (photo courtesy of OJHL Images/Amy Deroche)

 Second Sutherland Cup for Skinner

By Josh Howald

Ethan Skinner lifted the Sutherland Cup for the second time in three years Friday night.

The Kincardine native had two assists in a 4-1 win over the London Nationals in Game 5, which clinched the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League championship at Western Fair in London.

"It's pretty cool," Skinner said Monday morning. "The second (Sutherland Cup championship) was definitely a little tougher to get."

He set up Klayton Hoelscher late in the first period to put Elmira up 2-0. London cut the lead in half early in the third period, Mitch Hoelscher scored to make it 3-1 with 12:44 remaining. Skinner assisted on that goal, as well. The Sugar Kings put it away with a Jake Brown goal with 2:43 to go.

 Neighbour’s quick thinking saves teens from house fire

By Barb McKay

Several young people escaped unharmed from a house fire on Reynolds Drive Friday evening thanks to the quick actions of a neighbour.

Firefighters battle flames erupting from a Reynolds Drive home Friday evening. (photo courtesy of Lime Blu Photography)


Octavian Deaconescuwas cutting his lawn around 7:30 p.m. that evening when he noticed flames coming from the garage of the home directly across the street. He asked his wife to call 911 while he raced across the street.

“I knocked on the door but no one answered so I walked in,” he said. “Kids were in the basement and didn’t know what was going on.”

 Deer me – bones discovered in Macpherson Park

By Barb McKay

A grisly discovery in Macpherson Park turned out to be old deer bones.

A South-Bruce OPP officer guards a section of Macpherson Park where bones were discovered last week. (Barb McKay photo)


Volunteers with the Kincardine and District Lions Club discovered the bones last Wednesday morning when they were working on replacing a section of boardwalk in the park that had been taken down last year due to erosion along the shoreline.

Is this permanent?

Scott Duncan of Sugar Shack Tattoo Parlour draws a Sharpie tattoo of a fish on Owen Johnson, 4, at the Kincardine Home Expo Saturday. The expo featured home, garden, water sports, energy and financial vendors as well as craft beer and cider breweries. For more photos, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.  (Barb McKay photo)

 Dermatology clinic opening in Kincardine

By Barb McKay

Dermatology services will soon be available to patients in Kincardine.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) Chief of Staff Dr. Lisa Roth announced during last week’s board of directors meeting that Dr. Mike Ballantine is completing a course in dermatology and expects to open a clinic in Kincardine at the beginning of July.

Currently, the closest clinic offering dermatology servicesis operated byDr. Chaddah in Owen Sound. Ballantine has worked as an emergency room doctor in Kincardine for the past four years and is looking to increase patient services locally.e had an interest and took the training,” said Roth. “I’m sure he will be busy because there are not enough dermatologists in Grey and Bruce counties.”

7ACRES holding job fair, ready for expansion

Expected to grow to more than 100 employees this year

By Barb McKay

A fast-growing medical marijuana production facility in Kincardine is gearing up for a major expansion.

7ACRES will hold a job fair at The Plex in Port Elgin on May 6. The company is looking to hire between 16 and 20 individuals for grower and sanitation technician positions. The job fair will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and job seekers are asked to bring a copy of their resume and cover letter with them. Selected candidates will be called that evening for interviews on May 7.

Keeso added to Wall of Fame

By Josh Howald

Only one person was added to the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs Wall of Fame this year, and it wasn't for his on-ice contributions. Jared Keeso may one day be on Canada's Walk of Fame, but for now he is happy to settle for a spot on the Kincardine Bulldogs Wall of Fame.

From left, Doug Kennedy, Jared Keeso, Brent Armstrong, Paul Catto and Cathy Alcombrack Saturday night at the Bulldogs annual awards banquet. (Josh Howald photo)


Hands on training

More than 100 firefighters from 17 different stations in Bruce County attended the 2017 Fire School, hosted by the Ripley-Huron Fire Department on the weekend at a donated home on Highway 21. Five different training programs were taught by 20 experts brought in from Firestar Services Inc. in London. (Josh Howald photo)