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Spring Into Song concert at Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston to support efforts to end hunger with Canadian Foodgrains Bank

HARRISTON — Choir singers from across Minto and area will come together on Sunday, May 29 at 7 p.m....

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Police report a successful public safety initiative after drug drop-off

Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) participated in the annual Prescription Drug...

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Queen Street fire damage estimated at $500,000

Blaze started in the attic, charges pending

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Local Food and agriculture highlighted during the Annual spring Wellington Rural Romp

WELLINGTON COUNTY - The sixth annual Spring Wellington Rural Romp will be held Saturday, May 28,...

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Mayor says that despite recent feedback, he feels ‘very good’ about council and staff

KENILWORTH – Mayor Andy Lennox told council and staff on Monday night that despite the phone calls...

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Education

School board, parents reach compromise on French Immersion program

GUELPH – “Mixed feelings” best describe the result of last Tuesday night’s Upper Grand District...

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Books

Minto native’s debut novel explores death of Tom Thomson

TORONTO/TOWN OF MINTO — Was landscape painter Tom Thomson shot by poachers, or by a German-American...

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Internet hotspots a success with library patrons

The Wellington County Library’s internet hotspots are a big success.

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Ready to Educate

Marco Guidotti, of Arthur, is Wellington North Fire Service’s new fire prevention officer. He started the job on May 16, and said he is excited about getting out in the community, and working and talking with people to make sure that everyone stays safe.

Rough Shape

The bridge above is one of two that will be replaced this summer by the Township of Wellington North on Sideroad 13. As you can see in this photo, the bridge is in dire need of repairs.

Open for Business

Brady Cunningham with son Henry purchases items at the Youngsters on Main store on Saturday. They are assisted by store owner Kayla Morton and her husband, Anthony, who was helping out at the official opening of the newest addition to the businesses downtown. Youngsters on Main sells kids’ clothing, accessories, toys and gifts and is located near the Queen Street intersection.

Top Cadets

The following cadets received awards during the annual ceremonial review last week. Back row, left to right: Cpl. Shane Peters, FCpl Brandon Richardson, FCpl Alexis Tosh, LAC Rachel Schwehr, and Sgt Dillan Grant. Front row, left to right: Cpl. Sebastian Davies, FCpl. Derek Richardson, Cpl. Matthew Rumph, LAC Charlee Anderson, WO2 Mathew Dickinson, WO2 Skylar McGee, and LAC Ethan Boelke. Absent from the photo is Cpl. Noah Benn. For the complete details on the winners, please see story.

New Location?

Signage has already been posted in front of the Vintex building on Mount Forest Drive in Mount Forest for a land severance application. It is reported that the severance is being sought to allow Canadian Tire to build a long-rumoured new store on the property.

Facelift

The Tim Horton's on the corner of Main and Queen Streets in Mount Forest is in the midst of a complete renovation inside and out. Workers were busy on Wednesday working on the exterior of the building.

Citizen of the Year

Wellington North councillor Dan Yake (right) was named the Mount Forest Citizen of the Year on May 10. He is pictured here with his wife Kim after the awards ceremony.

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Blogs

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.

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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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