Posts in: Minto

Gunman down, Parliament Hill on lockdown after soldier shot

Hamilton Spectator OTTAWA  A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, wounding a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and wounded a security guard before he was shot, reportedly by Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms. Despite the shooting of the suspect, police and soldiers continued a chaotic hunt, leading to speculation there was more than one [...]

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Walkers raise $11K for local health care

By Mike Wilson Special to the Minto Express CLIFFORD – While the weather may have been wet, windy and cold, it didn’t dampen and cool the spirits of the more than 100 people gathered at Rotary Park for the sixth annual Heels for Hospitals walk in support of the CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon. This [...]

Nominate a young person for Junior Citizen of the Year

Every community has young stars and while they may not have celebrity status, they deserve to be in the spotlight for all they have accomplished. They are our future leaders – Ontario’s youth. They work hard to make their community a better place by volunteering, making donations, saving lives and maintaining top grade averages. They [...]

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Minto Minor Hockey celebrates 25 years in style

By Mike Wilson Special to the Express PALMERSTON – Minto Minor Hockey turns 25 this year, and to celebrate they held a weekend celebration at the Palmerston Arena that featured every single Minto team playing on Saturday. The event got underway on Friday night with a special ceremony prior to an exhibition game pitting Minto [...]

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Local men and women at the top of their field

By Mike Wilson Special to the Minto Express TOWN OF MINTO – No matter what size of community you live in, you need a fire department. In larger centres, communities are able to employ and equip fire departments with full-time firefighters. However, in a community the size of Minto, fully staffing a fire department is [...]

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Grassroots Basketball starting up for fourth season

TOWN OF MINTO – The main gym of Norwell District Secondary School will once again be filled with the sounds of squeaking sneakers, bouncing balls and shouts of joy over the next two months, as Grassroots Basketball launches next week.

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Municipal candidates meet in Drew

DREW – Candidates in this year’s municipal election came together in Drew on Thursday, Oct. 9 for a lively discussion in their bid for representation, hosted by the Drew Community Centre board and emceed by Brian Darroch.

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81’s open season with shootout road victory

SHALLOW LAKE – The Mapleton-Minto 81’s got off on the right foot to their 2014-15 Senior ‘AA’ regular season on Saturday night, topping the Crushers in Shallow Lake in a shootout.

New Minto worker engaging local youth

TEVIOTDALE – North Wellington Coalition for Youth Resiliency (NWCYR) held an announcement celebration at the Wellington North OPP detachment in Teviotdale on Oct. 2 to unveil exciting plans for youth in North Wellington, Minto and Mapleton townships.

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Minto candidates address economic development

By Terry Bridge Special to the Express CLIFFORD – With the municipal election just a few weeks away, local candidates had a chance to explain to voters their stance on economic development in the Town of Minto. The Minto Chamber of Commerce hosted an all-candidates meeting in Clifford last week, asking each candidate to address [...]

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