Kincardine Cable TV changes hands


By Eric Howald

Rogers Communications Inc. has taken over Kincardine Cable TV Ltd. The deal closed Aug. 1.

“It was a good time to sell,” Bryan Walden said Friday.


The competition is changing all the time, he said, and the CRTC is always changing the rules. When the largest and most respected cable company in Canada makes an offer, it’s a smart move.


Eric Walden, Bryan’s father, started the company in 1971 and Bryan has worked at the company since 1973.


“I’ve been there long enough,” he said.


Kincardine Cable TV will continue to operate as is and its 15 employees will stay in place, said Walden. He will continue to work for the next few months.


Kincardine Cable has grown steadily over the years and now provides cable service to more than 6,100 homes in Kincardine, the lakeshore, Tiverton, Ripley, Teeswater, Lucknow, Gorrie and a number of other small communities. It also has a number of customers who subscribe to its fast internet service,