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Former Schleprocks helping high school hoops teams

The DCVI and St. Mikes Junior girls basketball teams feature a number of former Stonetown Schleprocks, coach Tim O’Connor reports. Abbey Thorup, Nathalie Bettger, Maia Moore, Jensen Dundas, Becky Knarr and Alician Luangkham are all enjoying terrific seasons with St. Marys Salukis under coaches Gregg Blackler and Andy Hairsine. Meanwhile, Mia Valcke, Jessica Findlay-Robinson, Hannah [...]

Police Report

London police recover some of stolen items An area family already devastated by the death of their newborn baby and life-threatening injuries to the baby’s mother caused by a serious collision in Wingham Sept. 14 had to deal with the theft of a box containing several items of their infant son. Those items included a [...]

Up to the task

In the autumn of 1940, the Battle of Britain began. The Germans hoped to achieve air supremacy over Britain and force a British surrender. As history proved, they were unsuccessful, and Britain and her allies prevailed. Canadians played a strong role in the Battle of Britain – in fact, in the entire Second World War. [...]


Douglas Taylor Douglas Murray Taylor of Scotland, Ont. and formerly of Wingham, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, age 53 years. Beloved husband of Lou Lacoste. Cherished brother of Ruth and John Haines of RR 5 Wingham. Dear uncle of Bradley, Brittany and William Haines. Nephew of Doris Walker of Wingham and Don and Marlene [...]

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Ironmen win 8-2 over Hanover

By Pauline Kerr Advance Times Editor Penalties told the tale in Wingham’s 8-2 win over Hanover Friday night, Sept. 26, and this time it worked in the home team’s favour. Wingham came out strong in the first period, with Holdyn Lansink scoring from Ryan McNeil seconds into the game. McNeil made it 2-0 three minutes [...]

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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 [...]


Marie Fyfe Marie Fyfe passed away peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Elmer (2011). Will be sadly missed by her son Brent. Loved sister-in-law of Earl (Shirley) Fyfe. Loving aunt of several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Norma and Verneida. [...]

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NDSS basketball squads put up first wins of season

EXPRESS SPORTS PALMERSTON – The Norwell senior and junior Redmen basketball teams were already looking in mid-season form on Sept. 24, as both squads were able to pull off wins versus the visiting Emmanuel Christian High School Eagles. The early senior game was largely a one-point affair for most of the duration, with both sides [...]

Council approves salary increase

BY ANDREW SMITH BANNER STAFF LISTOWEL – North Perth council has approved a cost of living increase, giving themselves and municipal staff a small raise starting next year. The cost of living report was presented at the Sept. 22 meeting, following Perth County council’s approval of the 1.43 per cent salary increase on Sept. 18. [...]

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