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Ontario police oversight forums set to begin

Civilian oversight review of police in Ontario set for first public forum



Arthur resident gets partial commitment from council on street improvements

KENILWORTH - Arthur resident Judy Watt is hoping the township will set a priority to reconstruct...



Upper Grand District School Board continues to significant increases in EQAO testing results

GUELPH – Results from the province’s 2015-16 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)...

In memory

Members of the Milne family, from left, Reece Milne and her mother Pam joined Adell Mueller along with Paul Milne and the Milne family dog Ryerson raising money and enjoying a walk during last Sunday’s Mount Forest Terry Fox Run.

Knox Conn Presbyterian Church

Knox Conn's display prominently featured Dr. Arthur Rutherford Perry, who was responsible for bringing the telephone to Conn. Dr. Perry needed the phone to communicate with the hospital and consult with other doctors.


With Mount Forest Homecoming 2017 preparations well underway, Mount Forest residents and natives can purchase souvenirs and apparel to support the June 23-25, 2017 event. These items, and others, are available at

Flipping the iceberg

Gregory Smith, an award-winning speaker, author and personal power coach, spoke to the “Bigs” and “Littles” at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington mentor appreciation night on Sept. 13.

2015 MATCH

Pictured is the match from 2015 in Wingham, however, the Saugeen Maitland Lightning girls hockey club will once again host an international exhibition contest this pre-season. They will host Team China at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex on Sept. 28.

News From Beyond Southwestern Ontario


Don't cut injured soldiers loose: ombudsman

Stop cutting loose ill, injured soldiers too early, ombudsman tells military



Trade a challenge for central bankers: Poloz

Rise of global trade making life more difficult for central bankers, Poloz says



Cop, tow driver injured in collision

Cop, tow truck driver injured as car slams into collision scene on Highway 403



High school coach stunned by Hicks's death

Hicks's high school coach stunned to hear of Stampeder player's death



Leadership hopeful urges Tory aide to repay

Brad Trost urges former Harper aide Guy Giorno to repay moving expenses


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Elora Farmers Market

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