Bears on parade

Cohen, 4, and Hedley Stam, 2, were all smiles at the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Parade in Kincardine Saturday morning. Nearly 100 youngsters, and more than 100 bears, took part in the free event, which included prizes and a march down Queen Street. (Josh Howald photo)

After hours medical clinic opening

The Kincardine Family Health Team (KFHT) will open an after hours medical clinic next month.

The clinic will operate Monday to Thursday from 5-8 p.m., beginning July 18. The after hours service will be provided by a nurse practitioner in the lower level of the Hawthorne Community Clinic and is intended for patients experiencing an acute illness or minor injury that does not require emergency care.

“Implementation of the after hours service is part of our commitment to ensure the right care at the right time at the right place is available when patients are in immediate need for non-urgent concerns,” KFHT CEO Gerry Glover said in a media release. “The after hours service is not designed, nor intended, to replace appointments with your primary care provider, but rather to augment the patient-centered experience through increased access and delivery of healthcare services.”

Beach safety improvements being made at Station Beach

By Barb McKay


Several measures have been taken to make Station Beach safer for swimmers following a beach safety audit.


Pedestrian hit by van

A pedestrian was airlifted to a London hospital after being hit by a mini-van Saturday afternoon on Highway 9.

Police said they were notified of the collision at 12:17 p.m. Saturday afternoon and called to the scene in Kincardine Twp. on Highway 9. Officers, along with Bruce County paramedics, arrived to find a silver mini-van had been involved in the crash.

Sources told the Kincardine Independent that the pedestrian was a woman retrieving her mail from a Canada Post community mailbox in Bervie.

The pedestrian was airlifted to a London hospital with life-threatening injuries. There was no update on her condition as of Monday morning. Tuesday afternoon, The Independent learned the woman was badly injured, but conscious and fortunately expected to survive.

The OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Unit is assisting the South-Bruce OPP with the investigation, which was in its early stages.

Kincardine seeks grants for lighthouse, tennis courts

By Barb McKay

The Municipality of Kincardine will take a second shot at receiving a federal grant to complete repairs to the Kincardine lighthouse.

Here's to red hats

About 85 ladies travelled from all over Bruce. Grey and Huron Counties to attend the Lucknow Sepoy Ranees' event. here they toast the Queen on her 90th birthday. (Barb McKay photo)

Mailbox thieves caught

Two people have been charged in connection to pried-open mailboxes in Kincardine.

A couple from Fergus is facing more than 150 charges combined.

Pervert in pick-up

Police are looking for a man who committed an indecent act on June 9 at the intersection of Queen St. and Mechanics Ave. in Kincardine.

At roughly 5:43 p.m., a blue pick-up truck stopped at the intersection and the driver was observed committing the indecent act. The driver was described as a white male with short, dark hair and a medium build.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at where you may eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Sixth annual McLelland Classic set for July 2

Cubs also play twice at home this Saturday

By Josh Howald

Circle July 2 on your calendar, sports fans.


Mitch Jarvis, Kincardine's pitcher, tries to make a tag at home plate to prevent Hanover from scoring during Friday night action at the Dave Dunlop midget tournament held at Connaught Park in Kincardine over the weekend. (Barb McKay photo)