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Freight train derails in Toronto, no injuries

CP train derails in Toronto, no injuries, no public safety threat: police


Police and Fire

Teen girl calls 911 after parents ‘forced her’ to vacation with them

TRENT HILLS - A Mississauga teenager has been cautioned by police after she called 911 saying her...



Environmentalists oppose water-taking permit

Activists urge the Ontario government to refuse Nestle a water-taking permit

Making her move

Jamie Stortz (left), 10, of Mount Forest makes her move against opponent Piper Copland (right), 10, of Mount Forest during the Pokemon Tournament at the Mount Forest Library last Friday. The tournament was free for the 20 kids who participated, with prizes being awarded to the top players.

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.

Dishin' the goods

Viking Cives Ltd. employees Ron Grant (left) and Angie Irvine (right) were busy dishing out ice cream to a steady line of people Saturday afternoon at their 30th anniversary open house at the Mount Forest location.


Mount Forest Patriots GM Rob Nixon (left), head coach Trent McClement (center) and scout Rob Brown (right) discuss some of the players they saw during the first skate of last Saturday's rookie camp in Ayton.


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.

News From Beyond Southwestern Ontario


Peel officer hit, injured by police cruiser

SIU investigating after Peel officer hit and injured by police cruiser



Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll



How a photograph changed the Tories' minds

Tories twice rejected rule change that could have opened doors for more refugees



Homeless veterans in Canada, by the numbers

A by-the-numbers look at Canada's population of homeless military veterans



Iran confirms arrest of member of negotiation team

Iran confirms arrest of member of negotiation team



Feds finalizing plan to house homeless veterans

Federal strategy on veterans homelessness to call for shift in benefits program



Woman ID'd as Toronto shooting victim

Victim of weekend shooting in Toronto identified as 61-year-old Peggy Ann Smith



New attorney general hopes to modernize court

New Ontario attorney general has sights set on modernizing justice system


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