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Rabid Bat Found in Morris-Turnberry

Huron County – A bat submitted for testing by the Huron County Health Unit was found to carry the...



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,...



Lucan Biddulph looks at roadside stumps

LUCAN BIDDULPH — Lucan Biddulph council has recently held discussions on stumps on the roadway, and...



An Edwardian Tea returns to the North Huron Museum

The Friends of the North Huron Museum will be kicking off the new season with one of their most...



Town Hall Theatre committee $30K from goal

WINGHAM – Upon receiving a $30,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Wingham Town Hall...


Police and Fire

FDNH kept busy this month

May has been busy month for local fire fighters. From May 10-16 the Fire Departments of North Huron...



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...



School board, parents reach compromise on French Immersion program

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


The Rotary Club of Grand Bend’s open concept beach community stage now awaits delivery of its prefabricated roof, expected to be installed by the end of May. The stage is immediately north of the beach house and has an accessible ramp at back.


Cast and crew at South Huron District High School are busily preparing for the school’s upcoming production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” which will be presented at the school May 26-28. Above from left are crew members Carleen Hone, Dianne Heatherington, Esmeralda Lopez, Gina Harris, Emily Vincent and director/producer Beth Jantzi.


The first annual Bayfield Beer, Wine and Food festival was held May 14 at the Bayfield arena. Restaurants, craft breweries and wineries from Bayfield and surrounding communities provided samples and let everyone know what kind of great food and drink is nearby. Above, Becky Simpson of Exeter is poured a glass of cabernet Franc by Anthony Fazzalari at the table for Alton Farms Estate Winery, which is located in Plympton-Wyoming.


Taylor Montgomery, Sarah Martin, Sadie Scott, Robin Montgomery and Justin Wall offered some elbow grease to the car wash fundraiser at the Drive 4 UR Community event hosted by Leslie Motors on May 8. The national campaign lead by Ford of Canada raised $500,000 for relief in Fort McMurray.

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.

News From Beyond Southwestern Ontario


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Toronto stock index nears 8-month high

Toronto Stock Exchange nears 8-month high, loonie rises slightly



Liberal MPP told to apologize to protester

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