Terry’s run Sept 13

Kincardine will run with purpose on Saturday, Sept. 13.

People will run not just to raise money for cancer research, but to honour Terry Fox, Canada’s biggest hero.

Fox was an athlete, diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) when he was 18. The cancer forced Fox to have his right leg amputated six inches above his knee. While hospitalized, he was heart broken to see the effects of cancer on others, particularly children. His inspiration was to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called it the Marathon of Hope.

Fox started his run on April 12, 1980 from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Enthusiasm grew as he made his way through the Atlantic provinces and into Quebec and Ontario. He ran 26 miles daily for 143 days.

Elvis lives!

Elvis Presley (Joe Murphy) pays a surprise visit to Malcolm Place residents Annabelle Schefter, left, and Pearl Stone last week during a karaoke sing-along at the retirement residence by local volunteers from Donna’s Karaoke. (Kristen Shane photo)

A new sheriff in town

Kaufman returns to KDSS as principal

By Josh Howald

Deb Kaufman plans on working with the staff and student body to make Kincardine District Secondary School an even better place.

Her work actually began earlier this summer. As KDSS’ new principal, she has been in the school throughout the summer getting things in order for the official start of the new year – Sept. 8.

“I stopped by in June and quickly introduced myself to the staff,” she said Friday morning from her new office. “I’ve been working from home as well, trying to get acquainted with some of the data, policies and procedures. Since I’ve been back in (the school) I’ve had many teachers popping in. Everybody’s been very welcoming, very friendly.”

Looking Back

From the August 22, 1979 edition of the Kincardine Independent

*Ontario Treasurer Frank Miller was in town to cut the ribbon to officially open Phase I of the Bruce AgriPark. Miller congratulated Sam MacGregor and the other members of the consortium who made the agripark a reality. MacGregor, a Kincardine land developer, got the ball rolling on the greenhouse project about three years earlier.

*A 25-year-old Bervie woman was charged with arson after an apartment fire in Bervie. According to fire Chief John Wall, damage at the apartment was estimated at $2,000 – $4,000 and occurred when drapes were pulled from a patio door and set on fire. Little to no damage occurred at the United Church, next to the apartment building, when tablecloths were set on fire but burned themselves out.

Kincardine kids receive special delivery, rescued from an Indiana sidewalk

By Kristen Shane


Lucy and Alice Thorpe got a special delivery in their mailbox this month thanks to a few good Samaritans from small-town Indiana.


The envelope arrived in Kincardine Aug. 11. The return address sticker said it was from Dianne Ledvina of San Pierre, Indiana.


“I got the mail and I was excited because I saw there were pictures in it,” Alice, 10, recalled as she peered through the envelope’s clear plastic window.


Looking Back

From the August 15, 1979 edition of the Kincardine Independent

*Two Sarnia people were quickly rescued after their 27-foot boat cabin cruiser sank in 50-feet of water off Douglas Point. The pair were just south of Douglas Point when their boat suddenly slowed and started to list in seven-foot waves. 10 minutes later, the boat was on the bottom. Luckily, their travelling companions were close by in a 26-foot cabin cruiser and were able to pull alongside the sinking craft and complete the rescue, made difficult by the waves. The two boats had left Port Elgin for Kincardine early in the day in beautiful weather, but that quickly changed about 10:30 a.m.

Chalk chic

Joanne Rice, one of the ‘Chalk Chics’ of Kitchener, draws a swashbuckling Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Rice was one of many artisans displaying their talents at the Point Clark lighthouse 150th anniversary party last weekend. (Kristen Shane photo)

Fund raiser feeds 500

There was great community support for a fund raising breakfast Saturday morning in Tiverton for the family of Rolf Huber and Debi Johnson.


Their son, three-year-old Lukas, died in a farm accident July 31.


The Tiverton Ladies Baseball league with help from Carmells Restaurant and many others hosted a breakfast Saturday morning at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre to raise funds for the family.


Judy Burger, owner of Carmells, said Monday that about 500 people were fed Saturday morning, raising almost $4,000.


Carmells closed for the morning and she and two cooks helped with the breakfast. Her suppliers also donated product for the breakfast.

Picketing pays (kind of)

By Kristen Shane

Shelagh Koberinski is breathing a sigh of relief this week. She no longer has to wear her bathing suit to work.

Last Tuesday, Koberinski, 47, had vowed to don her white string bikini and picket outside the tiny take-out restaurant she owns on the corner of Highway 9 and Bruce County Road 1 near Bervie, every day until the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) approved a sign permit for her new business.

She said she had applied June 12, almost nine weeks earlier, for permission to put up two signs on her property with the logo of her restaurant, Puddly’s Corner. One sign, in the restaurant’s gravel parking lot beside Highway 9, would be four feet by eight feet, and another, three feet by five feet, would be mounted on its roof.

Tiverton Reunion Parade

Kelly Robertson, left, and Kenneth Young, seated on the Decade Dignitaries float, represent Tiverton residents born in the 1970s and 1950s, respectively. See this week's print edition of The Independent for more reunion photos.