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Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece responds to Ombudsman’s developmental services investigation

QUEEN'S PARK – On Aug. 24 Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece, who serves as opposition critic to...



Dinkelmann Grappling to open new location next month

PALMERSTON – Dinkelmann Grappling Arts is moving on up. Actually just a little bit east up the...



Palmerston Lions water feature officially opens next weekend

PALMERSTON – The Palmerston Lions Heritage Park new water feature’s dedication and official opening...



Severe thunderstorm warning for northern Wellington County

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of...



Business Flight Program helping local businesses reach new heights

HARRISTON — With everything the Town of Minto has to offer, more and more business owners are...



MPP Pettapiece spearheading new fire safety initiative

PERTH-WELLINGTON – On March 17, 2011, a fire claimed the lives of North Perth Fire Service members...


Health Care

North Wellington Health Care to receive $1 million in provincial funding

PALMERSTON — North Wellington Health Care will receive $1 million and Groves Memorial Community...



Northern Wellington County issued a rainfall warning

Rainfall warning in effect, with 40 to 60 mm of rain expected.

Just missed

Peter Douros (back) watches as Todd Tremblay’s putt on the sixth hole at Mount Forest Golf Club comes up just short during Saturday’s Golf For Kids Sake Golf Tournament in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Northern Wellington.


PIECE OF HISTORY – Owner Michael Hendrick unveils the new Local Heritage Marker for The Old Post as Town of Minto Mayor George Bridge and committee members look on. The marker is the first presented by the Cultural Roundtable Local Heritage Marker Committee.


ON THE GRID — Hydro One frontline managers Scott Eveland and Drew Labadie address members of the media and IPM committee on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Hydro One workers were busy installing the electrical grid for the 2016 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo set for Sept. 20 to 24 in the Town of Minto.


Howick Township’s Caleb Petersen, 15, claimed the U16 national title at the Canadian Youth Chess Championship in Windsor on July 5-8, and will now go for the world U16 title at the World Chess Federation youth championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Sept. 20-Oct. 4.


JOINING DOWNTOWN — T & J Studios Photography owner Amanda Belec-Newton (centre) cut the ribbon on her new storefront Thursday, Aug. 4. The 159 William St. Palmerston location is part of the Renew Northern Wellington program, aimed at bringing business into local downtowns. Taking part in the celebration is, from left, landlord Ron Weber, Perth-Wellington MPP John Nater, Trenton and Jocelyn Newton, Amanda Belec-Newton, Town of Minto councillor Ron Elliott and Town of

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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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