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Holyrood Legend Gerald Murray retires from mail service

Congratulations on the Retirement of Holyrood’s Famous Mail Man – Gerald Murray! Gerald Murray, of Holyrood Ontario started his mail delivering career in 1950 helping his father Peter Alphonse Murray, deliver mail in Holyrood, via horse and cutter. His father had started delivering mail in the winter of 1943. Since he was the youngest boy, and 3rd youngest sibling of 11 children, he was able to work alongside his father delivering mail for a lot of his childhood.

Continuous growth in Bruce County

The new warden of Bruce County predicts that the growth being experienced across the county will continue for several years to come. Mitch Twolan spoke during his inaugural address about what lies ahead for the county. He said this is a ramp-up year to the start of Bruce Power’s 15-year major component replacement project, set to begin in 2020. Bruce Power will spend $13 billion to refurbish six of the eight nuclear reactors at its generating station near Tiverton.

Lucknow Hort. Society Christmas Collection Tour

Lucknow Horticultural Society put on the Christmas Collection Tour from Friday November 23-24, 2018. Four different fantastic locations had a theme and and tickets were sold to people who wanted to do the tour. Sepoy Manor in Lucknow had the pleasure of putting on the Santa Collection where you could find such a delightful array of different types of Santa collectables. Nine Mile Villa did the Snowmen Collection, Lucknow Community Christian Reformed Church had the Nativity/Christmas Villages theme happening in a big way and Lucknow Presbyterian Church held the Angel Collection.

Fresh From Farm Fundraising at Ripley-Huron Community School

Fresh From the Farm Fundraising is a healthy choice for many schools in Ontario and Ripley-Huron Community School had an overwhelming response as the first order arrived on Tuesday November 13, 2018. “We really can’t believe how much has been ordered by families, we’re just taking some time to sort out the orders and get everybody their fresh food today,” said RHCS volunteer and parent Julie Thompson. Different fresh food bundles can be purchased and includes products like potatoes, onion,s, sweet potatoes and apples.

Bells of Peace rang 100 times through Lucknow on Remembrance Day 2018

Brisk winter weather didn’t stop the community of Lucknow from coming out to honour those who lost their lives in war. Remembrance Day Sunday November 11, 2018 started with the church service at Lucknow United Church and then the marching parade to the Lucknow Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Perfect weather for Halloween in Huron-Kinloss

It was a perfect Halloween night for trick or treaters with mysterious mist that filled the fields of Huron Kinloss. A foggy and reasonably warm evening as the streets became filled with families doing their favourite kind of door to door campaigning. The Huron Kinloss communities decorated their properties showing some extra effort to make Halloween October 31, 2018 one to remember. Businesses participated in the trick or treat action and the good spell of weather made it easier for families to extend their fun into the evening.

Brookside Public School who is 'Nobody'

Who is Nobody is a character building project that the grade 2 class at Brookside Public School is about to embark on. Who is ‘Nobody’, you might ask? Well it is an ageless, genderless, doll that is waiting for a class to turn it into ‘Somebody’ who cares. The students do this by doing kind and helpful things to help out other people, animals or the environment. When they do this, the student adds a journal entry and pictures to the scrapbook to document their experience and then adds an appropriate memento to the doll as a symbol of what they did to help others.

Slot cars bring out the kid in everyone a Lucknow Legion

The Lucknow Legion held a very unique event that brought generations back to the 1960’s and turned everyone in the room into children having fun. The Canadian Stock Car Show 2018 ripped into Lucknow on Saturday October 27, 2018 where electric race car enthusiasts remembered their childhoods and where a new generation of youngsters could learn about this vintage game. “I’ve been doing this since 1963, AFX is out of Aurora where they produce plastics and started these cars in the 1960’s,” said event organizer and Stock Car Racer Rick Anderson.

Lucknow Legion supports the minds of the future

The Lucknow Legion Branch #309 turned up at Lucknow Central Public School on Friday October 19, 2018 to donate money raised by the Legion and support the school. “We had a BBQ for the school during the meet the teachers night, we also donated the food, so that really helped raise some money,” said Lucknow Legion President Linda Sharpin. The cheque came in the form of $400 which was handed over to the students of LCPS in part of a celebration of apples that the school was doing that day.

Huron-Kinloss votes Mitch Twolan into another term

The Township of Huron-Kinloss was one of the many communities affected by the technical issues that pushed the 2018 Municipal Election voting into an extension until Tuesday October 23, 2018. The original closing date for voting was Monday October 22, 2018 which meant voters had another full day to cast their vote. The results are in and Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan celebrated voting victory and will sit in as Mayor for another term. Twolan was elected with a stretch in the voting polls with 1846 votes and his opposing candidate Brian MacEachern came in at 922 votes.

SHAD reaches out to bring big opportunities to small communities

SHAD is a student enrichment program that give students a chance to explore new parts of Canada, meet like-minded peers and gain immersive university campus experience and engage in hands-on learing is STEAM & Entrepreneurship in a way that high school can’t offer. A focus for SHAS is to reach students from smaller towns including rural and remote communities. For more information go to