Police make arrest in downtown fire

Police have made an arrest in connection to a downtown house fire last week in Kincardine.

The South-Bruce OPP said they arrested a 21-year-old yesterday (Thursday) without incident. The man has been charged with arson, mischief, uttering threats and two counts of breach of probation.

Police said the man was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing that was scheduled to take place today (Friday).

Police have been investigating since being called to the apartment fire, across from the Hawg's Breath, at 2:20 a.m. last Thursday along with the Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department. Firefighters quickly extinguished an aggressive fire in an upstairs apartment. All occupants of the building were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported.


Hockey Knights tie SDSS

By Josh Howald

It would appear the Bluewater Athletic Association's South Division is pretty evenly matched.

KDSS couldn't take advantage of this scoring chance in the second period against Saugeen District. (Josh Howald photo)


The Kincardine District Secondary School boys hockey team closed out 2016 with a 2-2 draw against Saugeen District Secondary School Dec. 23 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

Bantams play for Silver Stick today

Finals Friday underway at the Davidson Centre

By Josh Howald

The Kincardine Timber Mart bantam Kinucks will play for a Regional Silver Stick championship this afternoon on home ice.

The Kincardine bantams celebrate a goal earlier this week in Silver Stick action. (Josh Howald photo)


Grand opening

30th annual Silver Stick tournament underway

By Josh Howald

The 30th annual Kincardine Regional Silver stick is officially underway.

Nolan MacKinnon of the Timber Mart bantams watches the puck ricochet wide of the Mitchell net earlier tonight in bantam B action at the 30th annual Kincardine Regional Silver Stick tournament. (Josh Howald photo)


A full day of action is just about in the books, highlighted by a 4-0 shutout win for the Kincardine Timber Mart bantam Kinucks at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine.

The bantams also won this morning to carry a 2-0 record into the third and final preliminary round game Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

BAA champs!

Kincaridne District Secondary School won a BAA Sr Girls Basketball championship Friday at home. For the full story, don't miss next week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Knights play for BAA title at 530pm

By Josh Howald

Kincardine District Secondary School has a chance to win a Bluewater Athletic Association senior girls basketball championship this evening at home.

Ariel Luinstra, left, and Massie Lowden of OSDSS battle for possession in today's BAA semi-final match-up at Kincardine District Secondary School. KDSS will face Grey-Highlands in a 5:30 p.m. final. (Josh Howald photo)


The Knights will take Grey Highlands Secondary School of Flesherton for a BAA title at 5:30 p.m. today (Friday).

Midgets win McMillan Memorial

Kincardine celebrates while Saugeen Shores goalie Cam Plante ponders how a defensive end face-off win ended up in his own net. For the full details, don't miss this week's sports section. (Josh Howald photo)

McFadden named to Team OHL

Garrett McFadden was named to Team OHL yesterday and will play against Russia in the annual Subway Super Series. The Russians will face Team OHL Nov. 10 in North Bay and Nov. 14 in Hamilton. McFadden had an assist Friday night in a 5-2 win Friday night over North Bay. (Josh Howald photo)

Three vy for Tiverton crown

Three young ladies are seeking the title of Tiverton Fall Fair Ambassador this weekend.

Gina Spiridaki, Rylee Evans and Hailey Woods will go up before the judges on Friday night. The Ambassador contest begins at 8 p.m. Friday and kicks off a full weekend of events. For the full Fall Fair schedule, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.

Gina Spiridaki

Gina Spiridaki is the daughter of Angela Smythe and John Smith of Tiverton. She is proudly sponosred by Ken Jackson Construction, Ltd. The Sacred Heart High School student works part-time at McDonalds. She enjoys photograpghy, travellinga and making people laugh. She is on the student's council at SHHS, and also a member of the Yearbook and Latergical Dance. In the future she hopes to attend University and study International Development.


Huron United wins Premier League title

Huron United posted a 4-0 win on Sunday afternoon to win the SouthWest Ontario Soccer Association Premier Men’s League championship.

Huron United following a 4-0 win over Listowel Sunday afternoon. (submitted photo)


The win gave Huron United a final season record of 11-1-2. The win also leaves the club expecting to be promoted to the KDSL. It would be the team's second promotion since 2014.

Sunday's Premier League final in Listowel was scoreless at the half. But United began to create chances in the second half and eventually broke out offensively. Striker Derek Andrew finally opened the scoring after taking a pass from Gerrit Satosek and finishing from six yards out.