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Canada Revenue Agency scam still circulating

The Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police would like to remind residents to be aware of a...




TOWN OF MINTO – On April 27, 2016 at approximately 10:50 a.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial...




TOWN OF MINTO – On April 27, 2016 at approximately 10:50 a.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial...



Parents anxious to share solutions over proposed French Immersion changes

PALMERSTON — A group of area parents have come together to preserve the French Immersion program in...



Male arrested for breaking into vehicles

On April 16 at approximately 5:40 a.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police...



Minto-Clifford parents stage anti-bullying protest

HARRISTON – Fed up with how their children are being picked on at school, a few of Minto-Clifford...



Wellington County expanding garbage collection service to rural areas, fees to increase July 1

Rural residents across Wellington County will get curbside garbage and recycling collection...



IPM updates county council

“We are in for a busy five months,” International Plowing Match chair Ron Faulkner told Wellington...

Rookie of the Year

Blair Butchart (left) was presented with the Western Jr. C rookie of the year award by league convener Steve Coulter (right) prior to game one of the Mount Forest Patriots' series against the Hanover Barons on Feb. 3.

Flag Raising

On hand for the Crime Stoppers flag raising ceremony were, from left: Sarah Bowers-Peter, program co-ordinator for CSGW; Ray Tout, CSGW board chair; Councillor Sherry Burke, Town of Wellington North; Inspector Scott Lawson, Wellington County OPP; Wellington North Fire Chief Dave Guilbault, and; Lisa Hern, Wellington North councillor and CSGW board member.


INSURANCE CLAIM – Brock Zinken (right) and Andrew Coburn celebrate Zinken’s late third-period insurance tally to give the Mapleton-Minto 81’s a 3-1 lead over the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks on Nov. 28 in Palmerston. The chippy WOAA Senior ‘AA’ affair would end by the same score.

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FACILITY FACELIFT – NDSS principal Paul Richard proudly displays Norwell’s new $25,000 fitness centre last week, which was funded through the Upper Grand District School Board’s Specialist High Skills Major program – grant money that allows students to experience a wide range of customized learning opportunities through more practical, hands-on means. Approximately $40,000 has been invested into revamping various areas of Norwell for the 2015-16 school year.


FANCY FOOTWEAR – Town of Minto Mayor George Bridge and Classic Rock 94.5FM’s Phil Main joined Heels for Hospitals chairperson Hope Reidt at Knapp’s Shoes on Oct. 2 for their complimentary pair of heels courtesy of the Listowel business. Bridge and Main will once again be guest walkers at the seventh annual Wightman Telecom Heels for Hospitals event on Oct. 17, a fundraiser that directs all proceeds to the CKNX Radiothon.

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SUPPORTING LOCAL HEALTH CARE – The 11th annual Mary Lynne Forrest Golf Tournament, which took place on July 15 at Pike Lake Golf Centre, raised $52,000 in support of the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation (LMHF) and the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation (PDHF). The LMHF received $7,000 to pay the balance of last year’s pledge by the MLF tournament to purchase nurse on-call portable phones for the hospital. The PDHF received $45,000 to be used towards the purchase of a point of care ul

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Belles: The Reunion

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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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