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Mapleton firefighters on scene at working field fire on Wellington Road 109

MAPLETON - The Drayton and Moorefield fire departments are currently on scene at a working field...

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Shoreline erosion puts nearby buildings at risk

BLUEWATER — The shoreline of Lake Huron has a high number of buildings considered ‘at risk’ from...

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South Huron invited to "shared services" discussion

SOUTH HURON — South Huron has been invited by its neighbours to join in talks regarding sharing...

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South Huron hires integrity commissioner

SOUTH HURON — The Municipality of South Huron has hired an integrity commissioner. In a vote at...

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Council

Southgate Council Briefs from July 20

Dan Blenkinsop of the Junior Achievement Program made a presentation to council on July 20 and asked...

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Ontario

SWIFT receives $180 million in provincial and federal funding through Small Communities Fund

Ultra-high speed Internet connectivity is critical to rural economic development and Southwestern...

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Clifford man facing multiple charges after sexual assault investigation

Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police Crime Unit investigated an allegation of historical...

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Blue-green algae toxins confirmed in Lake Rosalind

Results from blue-green algae samples taken from Lake Rosalind on July 11 by the Ministry of the...

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Dark Horse

Dark Horse Estate Winery celebrated the unveiling of its brand new 31,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility on B Line beside the Huron Country Playhouse at a VIP tour July 21. The new winery will host a grand opening this Saturday.

Sweet Deal

Tina Grant officially opened her new retail bakery and store, Tina’s Sugar Shoppe, on July 21 in the Forest Court Plaza at 392 Main St. N. in Mount Forest. The new business is the fourth launched by the Renew Northern Wellington program to date.

Right at Home

Right at Home Canada opened its newest location in the Forest Court Plaza at 392 Main St. N. in Mount Forest on July 21. Right at Home representatives were joined by several local dignitaries for the ribbon cutting, including Township of Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox, Perth-Wellington MP John Nater and Mount Forest and District Chamber of Commerce president Dave Ford.

Overwhelmed

Christa Cherrey (second from right) thanked the more than 160 people in attendance at the July 20 Mary Lynne Forrest Memorial Golf Tournament for their continued support at the event. Cherrey’s speech brought tears to the eyes of many, including, from left, father George Forrest, and sisters Sheree Bell and Brandy Miller.

Backbone of the Community

Birmingham Retirement Community hosted their third annual Senior Citizen of the Year award night on July 19, where Laura Marchment (center) was honoured with the award. A total of five nominees were recognized for their contributions to the community. Pictured with Marchment are fellow nominees, from left, Bill Tobey, Stella McCabe, Rita Caughlin and Penny Renken.

News From Beyond Southwestern Ontario

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Ontario spent $70 million on defunct pension

Ontario spent $70 million to create provincial pension plan that's not needed

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Canada

Efforts to reach Canadians in Turkey stymied

Government unable to reach Canadians detained in connection with Turkish coup

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Business

Stock markets hold steady as loonie gains

North American stock markets dip, loonie edges up in late morning trading

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