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Historic part of Wingham, business

WINGHAM –Greenhouses have been a big part of Lower Town and the Town of Wingham since 1895 when...

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Bicycle Friendly Community Workshops

Whether cycling, driving a car or operating farm equipment, we all need to get to our destination...

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Vandergunst wins appeal, could face new trial

GODERICH — Sexual assault convictions against Exeter’s Mitch Vandergunst have been overturned by a...

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South Huron hires interim CAO

SOUTH HURON — The Municipality of South Huron has hired an interim chief administrative officer in...

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Public updated on John Street delay

EXETER — About 10 concerned citizens attended an information open house April 28 regarding the...

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Lucan Biddulph receives "good news" audit

LUCAN BIDDULPH — Christine Scrimgeour, an independent auditor for Lucan Biddulph, brought her draft...

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Education

Parents offer solutions to school board for French Immersion program

GUELPH – A large group of parents and supporters of the French Immersion program traveled to Guelph...

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It’s official: First refugee family arriving in Mount Forest on May 11

MOUNT FOREST – After months of hard work by the United for Refugees group, and swirling rumours...

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HOSPITAL SUPPORT

Pictured here (from left to right) passing the cheque is Morris-Turberry Mayor Paul Gowing, Deputy Mayor Jamie Heffer, Dorothy Kelly, CAO Nancy Michie, Sharen Zinn, campaign chair Mark Foxton, campaign municipalities delegate Bernie Bailey.

DIRECTOR DECISION

The Township of North Huron and Morris-Turnberry announced the addition to their staff – Jeff Molenhuis, director of public works (pictured center) – at a press conference on April 28. Pictured here with the new director is North Huron Reeve Neil Vincent (left) and Morris-Turnberry Mayor Paul Gowing (right).

Project deferred

The municipality’s planned reconstruction of a portion of John Street in Exeter is on hold after structural issues have been identified at the former Coffee Culture building at 386 Main St. S. A large crack in the exterior brick is visible above a second-storey window.

AWARD WINNERS

Pictured here with their awards in the back row is most sportsmanlike player award winner Blake Buchanan, fan favorite award winner Bailey Poels, playoff most valuable player Ben Nelson, executive award winner Jeremy Ross, rookie of the year and playoff scoring leader Mitch Deelstra, and dedication award winner goalie Braeden Ellis. Pictured in the front row is regular season scoring champion and most valuable player award winner Ryan McNeill and most improved player Jarod Logan.

Support System

Dozens of bowlers attended the sixth annual suicide awareness bowl-a-thon last Wednesday night in Mount Forest, where more than $4,000 was raised for the Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington Dufferin (SACWD). Pictured with Kim Kitchen (left), co-chair of SACWD, are long-time event supporters (from left) Tom Cowen, Gail Swaniga, Herb Cowen and Ivan Campbell.

MURRAY'S MILERS

Gerrie’s wife, Fran, and daughter, Pam Tiffin, have participated in the local Alzheimer’s events with friends and family for seven years and estimate their group Murray’s Milers have raised close to $10,000 in funds for Huron County Alzheimer’s Society.

Young Volunteers

Pictured in the back row (from left to right) is Justin Wall, Robin Montgomery, Emma Metcalfe, Jess Nelson, Sadie Scott, Emma Strome. In the front row is teacher Audrey Bos, Mitch Newson, Peter Vona, Taylor Montgomery, Evan Skinn, Sarah Martin, teacher, Diane Metcalfe.

News From Beyond Southwestern Ontario

Canada

Federal construction money set to flow

Liberals expect to sign funding agreement with provinces by next month: Sohi

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Business

Denison Mine reports 1Q loss

Denison Mine posts first-quarter loss of $9.6 million

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Australian experiment finds favour in Ottawa

Australia's indigenous 'guardians' program finding favour in Ottawa

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Feds cut short debate on assisted dying

Ambrose says she'll vote against assisted dying bill unless amended

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The Fort McMurray fire by the numbers

Some numbers associated with the Fort McMurray fire

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A look at battling the Fort McMurray fire

A look at resources being used to fight wildfire in Fort McMurray

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Ontario

Was it 'is' or 'pees'? Minister apologizes

NDP want Wynne to give details of Liberal MPPs disciplined for sexual harassment

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Loonie loses another cent; TSX declines

Loonie plunges again, bringing two-day decline to 2 cents; stock markets fall

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