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Freight train derails in Toronto, no injuries

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


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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



Doctors want seniors funding

Doctors want funding for seniors care in new health accord



Grey County OPP investigating fatal collision on Southgate Road 49

Motorcycle collided with farm tractor, killing one person and sending another to hospital with...


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.

Makin' waves

An SUV makes some waves as it drove through “Lake No Frills” on Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m. According to Environment Canada, a total of 63.6 millimetres of rain fell on Saturday in Mount Forest, with 60.5 millimetres of that hitting the ground between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Showing Off

Pictured in the air is pilot Jeff Lewis preforming a knife turn while another pilot waits to take off at the Hanover/Saugeen Municipal Airport. Visit the airport on Aug. 20-21 to see the Regional Can Am Aerobatics Competition.


Howick Township’s Caleb Petersen, 15, claimed the U16 national title at the Canadian Youth Chess Championship in Windsor on July 5-8, and will now go for the world U16 title at the World Chess Federation youth championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Sept. 20-Oct. 4.

News From Beyond Southwestern Ontario


Motorcyclist killed in crash with tractor

Motorcycle rider dead after crashing into tractor



Muslim leaders dispute extremism study

Imams council rejects charge that extremist writings common in mosque libraries



Toronto Tory launches leadership bid

Race needs an outsider, Toronto Tory says in launching bid for leadership



The Tory leadership race: status update

The Conservative leadership race: who is in, out and still undecided



Payments to MDs up almost 4 per cent: report

Cost of paying Canada's doctors rose almost 4 per cent, to $25 billion: report



Ontario reaches organ donation milestone

1 in 3 registered as organ donors in Ontario, Crown agency says


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