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Cap-and-trade costs not on natural gas bills

Cap-and-trade costs won't be shown on natural gas bills, will be posted online



Action Alert launched to help small businesses fight large hydro bills

The Province’s much-ballyhooed recent announcement that it will slice the eight per cent provincial...



WSIB cuts rate first time in 15 years

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced Sept. 14 it will cut rates by an average...



Home health care available for those living with diabetes

WELLINGTON NORTH — Chairman George Van Ankum welcomed 15 members and guests to the Diabetes...



Zoning bylaw for new subdivision passes

SOUTH HURON — The proposed 80-home subdivision on Hensall District Co-op Land at Exeter’s...

Historic Charm

Looking to put the grand back in the historic Wingham train station is Doug Kuyvenhoven (left) and Josephine Godfrey (right). The duo have taken on the project of converting the train station into a fine dining restaurant and are planning to open May 1, 2017.


From left are Andrew Williams of the United Way, Brittany O’Brien of the Centre for Employment and Learning in Exeter, South Huron Mayor Maureen Cole, Fred Godbolt of Godbolt, Ciufo Insurance and Financial Services in Exeter, Jeanine Clarke of the United Way, Steve Ollson of Sun Life, Mary Ellen Zielman and Janet Boot of the distribution centre, Kurtis Finkbeiner, Hanna Uyl and Carolynne Champagne, vice-president resource development and communications for the United Way.


Huron County planner Denise Van Amersfoort, left, explains some of the updates to the Bluewater Official Plan, which is currently under review. A public open house was held Sept. 19-23 at the Stanley Complex west of Varna so members of the public could ask questions and provide input.


The delayed construction on Exeter’s John Street East recently started, with an expected completion date of the end of October. The delay was due to structural concerns at the former Coffee Culture building at the corner of John and Main streets.


LOOKING AHEAD – The 2016 International Plowing Match in Wellington County officially closed on Saturday, Sept. 24, and included the passing of the flag from Wellington Warden George Bridge and 2016 IPM chair Ron Faulkner (right) to Huron Warden Paul Gowing and 2017 chair Jacquie Bishop.


Pictured is Francis Chua, Bruce Power’s Department Manager, Environment Management, left, and Emily Johnston, of Bruce Power’s Environment and Sustainability Department, right, joined Art Versteeg, Chair of the Maitland Valley Conservation Area (MVCA), and Deb Shewfelt, Vice Chair of the MVCA, in opening an electric vehicle charging station at the MVCA’s Wroxeter location.

Forever family

One of the largest teams in attendance at the annual Walk For Cancer Care on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Mount Forest District Sports Complex, was the Forever Family contingent walking in memory of Beth Andrews and Wilson Brown. The 2016 walk takes place on Saturday, Oct. 1

News From Beyond Southwestern Ontario


Two males charged in Toronto stabbing death

Eighteen-year-old and 14-year-old males charged in Toronto stabbing death



Energy East setback shows process broken: CEO

Ex-TransCanada CEO says Energy East setback a win for anti-development activists



Tory debate set for Nov. 9 in Saskatoon

Conservative leadership debate in Saskatoon moved back a day to Nov. 9



Water not suitable for drinking at new stadium

Test show water not yet suitable for drinking at new Regina stadium



A look at Canadian military ops in Africa

Canada is conducting small operations in Africa



Spy agency halted data searches amid concerns

Spy agency kept minister in the dark about foreign fighter probe: watchdog


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