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Endowment fund created in memory of Janice Bye

GREY-BRUCE – With the support of Rob, Alex and Sam, the Janice Bye Memorial Fund has been created in...



Uber driver’s car stolen by teen in Waterloo

An Uber driver had his car stolen by a teen in a parking lot in Waterloo Thursday night.

Parkette improvements

From left: facilities manager Kevin Geoffrey, HSIIC chair Chuck Mallette and Liz Sangster of the Jennie Smillie Parkette Committee, discuss plans to plant a hedge along the north edge of the parkette in downtown Hensall.

Protecting watersheds

Precious Blood students Justin Skirten, left, and Noel Gosleigh were among 200 local students who took part in a local tree and shrub planting project last week along the Ausable River in Elliott and MacNaughton Parks as well as at the Anne Street Drain in Exeter.

Open for business

The Wooden Spoon Bakery and Café held its grand opening celebration last Friday with a ribbon cutting, complimentary cupcakes and a raffle for gift certificates. On hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting were, from left: April Marshall, tourism, marking and promotion manager for the Township of Wellington North; Kailey Donaldson, Wooden Spoon employee; Steph Becker, owner and her husband Ben Becker; and Drew Nelson, Mount Forest and District Chamber of Commerce representative.

Celebrating 25 years

The Woodland Springs Women’s Institute celebrated their 25th anniversary last Saturday, and as a part of the celebration the group honoured six of their members in recognition of their contributions to the Women’s Institute. Pictured, from left: Myrna Penney, Brenda Harris, Maxine Innes-Holbrough, Marg Mitchell and Marian Howes. Absent from the photo is Nancy Donald.

Helping Hands

HELPING HANDS — Germania Mutual Insurance’s Helping Hands Charity Raffle draw took place Tuesday evening, Oct. 11 at Minto Fire’s Harriston station. The tickets, about half of which were sold at September’s International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, raised more than $27,000 for the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation, the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation and the Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village. Pictured with Germania president and CEO Dan Hill are PDH and LMH Foundation deve

Glass on a Wire

SMOOTH AS GLASS — Harriston business Glass on a Wire, owned and operated by Susan Cowtan, was the second runner up in this year’s Pitch It! Business Plan Competition in the Town of Minto. Glass on a Wire offers one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, workshops, repurposing and small repairs. Cowtan operates out of her workshop at 44 Marklane St. East in Harriston.

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