Latest Local News

Ontario

Freight train derails in Toronto, no injuries

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

Snapshot

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...

Snapshot

Ontario

Environmentalists oppose water-taking permit

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

Snapshot

Canada

Female reporter responds to online harassment

Female journalist's response to online harassment met with male support

Snapshot
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

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.

Discussion

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

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

Canada

Liberals to commit peacekeeping troops, money

Liberals to unveil troop, financial commitments for UN peacekeeping

Snapshot

Canada

UofT student transferred to Bangladesh prison

Toronto student transferred to Bangladesh prison as investigation continues

Snapshot

Ontario

U.S. border agents conduct Cdn. fire rescue

U.S. border agents rescue Canadians from Ontario house fire

Snapshot

Canada

Short-notice closure scare 'unacceptable'

Unnecessary chaos caused in two First Nations by Health Canada memo, leader says

Snapshot

Canada

Ottawa won't criminalize cellphone use while driving

Ottawa says it won't criminalize cellphone use at the wheel

Snapshot

Canada

Purloined porker: Pub wants its pig back

No questions asked: Calgary pub wants purloined pig ornament returned

Snapshot

Ontario

Minister to doctors: do you want a union?

Minister to OMA: if you want binding arbitration, do you want to be a union?

Snapshot

Canada

EpiPen price in Canada not spiked as in U.S.

Canadians with allergies not subject to same EpiPen price hike as U.S. consumers

Snapshot

Canada

Number of female extremist travellers grows

One in five Canadian extremist travellers is a woman, federal report says

Snapshot

uReport The News

Events in Southwestern Ontario

The Last Donnelly Standing

Fri Sep 2 | 8:00 PM

If Truth Be Told

Sat Sep 3 | 2:00 PM

Palmerston Fair

Sun Aug 28 | 10:00 AM

Planning For Success

Fri Oct 28 | 10:00 AM

Wellington North Farmers' Market

Fri Oct 7 | 3:00 PM

Upcoming Events

Sat Aug 27 | 6:00 PM

Grand River Truck & Tractor...

Sun Sep 4 | 2:00 PM

Shakespeare in the Park Series

See More...

MORE From Southwestern Ontario

Sports

Dinkelmann Grappling to open new location next month

PALMERSTON – Dinkelmann Grappling Arts is moving on up. Actually just a little bit east up the...

Snapshot

Sports

South Huron Rush beat Goderich 5-1

GODERICH — With two games remaining in their 2016 season every game is of extreme importance to the...

Snapshot

Columns

Let's just see what tomorrow brings

Canada was closed over the weekend. Not because of a holiday but because of a concert. It may seem...

Snapshot

Columns

Farewell, Canada's band

Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 will be a night that is forever etched in my memory, for it was the night...

Snapshot

Blogs

Building a Homemade Composter

Composting to get away from chemical fertilizers.

Spring Cleaning Part III

Lemon juice is a great way of helping with the cleaning around the house and a bonus it smells...

Spring Cleaning Part II

One of the things I use a lot around the house for cooking and cleaning is baking soda. It is...

Heritage Chickens!

The love of Heritage Chickens.

Another post about coyotes.

I was sitting working at the computer yesterday morning

What was that?

Last night we were just settling down into bed when all of a sudden the howling started .......

Let Me In!

Why chickens might not be so stupid after all.

Links to Staff blogs:

Spring Cleaning – Part 1

Well here we are in mid-February and I do believe we have had the odd glimpse of spring, so I guess...

In Your Neighbourhood Today

SPONSORED CONTENT View More

Southwestern Ontario Top Jobs