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Library board approves design concept

By Francis Baker Special to the Minto Express The Wellington County Library Board has approved a revised concept for the new Palmerston library. At the board’s last meeting Nov. 12 before the new county council is sworn in, members reviewed a design presentation by Lloyd Grinham Architects and approved the concept laid out in a [...]

It could be us

Why is food bank use up in one of the world’s wealthiest countries? That question has been on a lot of minds recently as Food Bank Canada released a report stating more than 840,000 Canadians received food bank assistance in March of 2014. March is considered an average month for food bank use. Unfortunately, the [...]


Debra Reid At Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, Mrs. Debra Laura Reid of Belgrave, age 57 years. The former Debra Gilbert, beloved wife of Lyle Reid of Belgrave. Dear mother of Michael Reid and Liz Stokes of Barrie. Loving grandmother of Jason Reid. Daughter of Frank and Florence Gilbert of Harriston. [...]

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NDSS seniors fall just short for CWOSSA volleyball title

BY DAN MCNEE EXPRESS SPORTS PARIS – The Norwell senior boys volleyball squad took their perfect regular season record into the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association championships last week in Paris, and nearly came away with the gold. The Redmen instead had to settle for runner-up status to a seasoned Sacred Heart Walkerton team [...]

Norwell sends four squads to CWOSSA championships this week

PALMERSTON – It seems likely that more championship banners will soon be raised in the already banner-abundant E.C. Gray Centre, following some dominating basketball and volleyball displayed by the Norwell Redmen last week.

Minto Express Obituary November 12, 2014

Gerald Newman passed away unexpectedly at his home in Clifford on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at the age of 76. Gerald was the beloved husband of Frances (Nickel) Newman for 58 years, and proud father of Douglas Newman and his wife Jane of Elora, Rosemary Newman and her husband Blair Wightman of Clifford, Garfield Gini-Newman [...]

Palmerston’s contribution to the Great War

PALMERSTON – Last Thursday evening, more than 50 people gathered at the Norgan Theatre to hear some great stories, and perhaps learn something new, as various experts presented “Palmerston and the Great War”.

Norwell student killed in collision

BY DAN MCNEE THE MINTO EXPRESS MAPLETON TOWNSHIP – A Norwell District Secondary School student died in hospital last week following a two-vehicle collision at an intersection in Mapleton Township on Oct. 26. Troy McLaughlin, 17, was driving westbound on Concession 8 in a 2001 Audi when he collided with a northbound Toyota traveling on [...]


Troy McLaughlin Troy McLaughlin passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at the age of 17. Troy was the son of Joe McLaughlin and Cindy McLaughlin (Lawrence) of Listowel, and Keith Brown and Johanna Lyell of Milton, and brother to Hayle and Ava. Loved by his grandparents William and Lenore Lawrence, [...]

Senior boys Redmen take D4 soccer title

BY DAN MCNEE EXPRESS SPORTS PALMERSTON – The Norwell Redmen showed up as advertised on Oct. 27, continuing their undefeated season with a 3-1 victory over rival Wellington Heights to secure the school’s first ever District 4 regional high school championship in senior boys soccer. Hosting the Wolverines in Palmerston, NDSS got a pair of [...]

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