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Bump out proceeds, council opts not to revisit prior decision

EXETER — Those opposing the controversial downtown Exeter bump out/parkette project had...

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2016 tax rates are lower, but assessments will boost most bills

LAMBTON SHORES — Lambton Shores property owners will be taxed at reduced rates for local municipal,...

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Female attacked on Exeter trail

EXETER — A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a female was attacked and sexually assaulted...

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Hospital ends fiscal year with nearly $300,000 deficit

EXETER — For the first time in recent history, the South Huron Hospital Association (SHHA) ended...

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Multiple deaths far more prevalent in transport truck-related collisions, says OPP

HURON COUNTY – The Ontario Provincial Police has responded to more than 27,000 collisions...

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Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance transitions to one board

Over the past few months the Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance has moved to a committee of the...

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Huron-Perth Walk for ALS takes place June 25

Every day, between two and three Canadians die of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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#safefood2go contest

Picnic and barbecue season offers many opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. These...

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Two pitch

The annual two-pitch tournament was held in Exeter June 14 with seven participating schools. Precious Blood Catholic School in Exeter took first place in the Jr. Girls and in the Sr. Girls division. Above, Tyler Parsons of the Precious Blood Tigers is shown playing against the St. Joseph’s Stingers.

It's time to care

Peter Boyle, left, and Don Arkell, both from the Ontario Health Coalition, and Tom Carrothers of Family Councils Ontario brought a larger than life rocking chair to Exeter on June 18 as a symbol of the plight of seniors in Ontario. This Rocking Chair Tour is meant to bring people of Ontario awareness of the state of seniors living in long term care or living at home with assistance. The concern for the health of seniors is due to what these advocates say is a lack of government action to improve

PLAY BALL

Local firefighters joined in the baseball game where Grade 7 students played for bragging rights at the Swing into Summer safety event at Howick Central Public School on June 14.

ON DECK

Pictured here is the Howick Pool lifeguard staff for the 2016 summer season. Back row is Vienna van Veen, Carly Kreller, Tiffany Sanburn and Nicole Sanburn. In the front row is Andrea Versteeg and Troy Walther. The pool opened this week for swimming lessons and will have it’s first public swim on June 18 from 2p.m. to 4p.m.

PROFESSIONAL ACTRESS:

Actress Emilia McCarthy, centre, who stars in the YTV series “Max and Shred,” visited Exeter Elementary School June 3 to talk to the students about acting. The London-born actress also has ties to Grand Bend and will be running an acting camp there this summer. With her are Exeter Elementary students Ryder Livermore, left, and Lila Obre.

TOP HONOURS

Jillian Bjelan of Hensall, above, was recently one of only 10 young volunteers from across the province to receive an Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers. She travelled to Queen’s Park May 30 to receive her medal.

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