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Upper Grand District School Board continues to significant increases in EQAO testing results

GUELPH – Results from the province’s 2015-16 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)...



Marathon of Hope still inspires a nation

PALMERSTON — Hundreds of thousands of people across Canada are expected to participate in the annual...



Museum launch celebrates railway heritage preservation efforts

PALMERSTON —Bob McEachern is a man synonymous with the Palmerston Railway Heritage...



Palmerston home to 7,500 new trees, thanks to TG Minto event

PALMERSTON — An event of global magnitude took place right here in the Town of Minto on Sunday. TG...



TG Minto hosts Afforestation and Family Fun Day, Sept. 11

Sunday, Sept. 11 is a day that will benefit local families, the local community, and even the planet...



Renewed Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum launch Sept. 10

Volunteers and staff have been working very hard over the past few months to renew and revive the...



Team effort has made 2016 IPM — A Fresh Taste of Farming — a tremendous show

The excitement and hometown pride only continues to grow each day leading up to the 2016...



Heat warning in effect for northern Wellington County

Another hot and humid day is likely again on Thursday, although perhaps not quite as hot due to a...

Flipping the iceberg

Gregory Smith, an award-winning speaker, author and personal power coach, spoke to the “Bigs” and “Littles” at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington mentor appreciation night on Sept. 13.

2015 MATCH

Pictured is the match from 2015 in Wingham, however, the Saugeen Maitland Lightning girls hockey club will once again host an international exhibition contest this pre-season. They will host Team China at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex on Sept. 28.

Raising awareness

Members of the HOPE Committee, the Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin (SACWD), the Mount Forest Family Health Team (MFFHT) and Kindred Credit Union (KCU) were at the Wellington North Farmer’s Market last Friday to raise awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10. by handing out information and orange tulip bulbs.

Turning the furrow

Clifford area farmer and competitive plower Carman Weppler completes the ceremonial first plow at the 2016 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 7 during the IPM Media Day.


DEDICATION – The Palmerston Lions Club dedicated the new water feature in Lions Heritage Park on Saturday morning. Dubbed Heritage Falls, the project was completed in memory of Palmerston Lions Eph, Ilene and Eric Gray. Pictured completing the official ribbon cutting, from left: Lions Park chair Bob Emmerson, Minto Mayor and Wellington County Warden George Bridge, Ray McKinnon, Lions president Ed Podniewicz and granddaughter Autumn Lancaster, Gary Gray and Lion Dave Wils

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Building a Homemade Composter

Composting to get away from chemical fertilizers.

Spring Cleaning Part III

Lemon juice is a great way of helping with the cleaning around the house and a bonus it smells...

Spring Cleaning Part II

One of the things I use a lot around the house for cooking and cleaning is baking soda. It is...

Heritage Chickens!

The love of Heritage Chickens.

Another post about coyotes.

I was sitting working at the computer yesterday morning

What was that?

Last night we were just settling down into bed when all of a sudden the howling started .......

Let Me In!

Why chickens might not be so stupid after all.

Spring Cleaning – Part 1

Well here we are in mid-February and I do believe we have had the odd glimpse of spring, so I guess...

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