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IMPAIRED DRIVER FACING DAY IN COURT   On May 3, 2021 at 12:42 a.m., a member of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped to check a vehicle along Absalom Street east in Mildmay. The officer noted the driver was showing signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and transported to the South Bruce OPP […]

Resilient begonias like shade but will tolerate sunlight

Move over impatiens and make way for begonias. Impatience plants have been on a downward spiral for about a decade now. Prior to 2010, impatiens was the single most widely planted garden annual, but that all changed when downy mildew came to town and infected practically every impatiens. For the first few years of the […]

Managing moisture in your home is key

As humans, we’re constantly creating humidity and moisture. Every time we cook, clean, bathe, or even breathe, we’re adding more moisture to our homes. If it was built properly — your home will have methods for dealing with that excess moisture before problems start to build up. But what happens if your home can’t get rid of the excess? You’ll start to see issues with mould and mildew growth around your home.

Parents of Huron-Perth students to decide soon on in-class or remote learning for September

Parents of students in schools across both the Huron-Perth Catholic District and the Avon Maitland District school boards will have to decide before the current school year wraps up whether their kids will learn remotely or in person this September. Read More

School boards get millions to upgrade infrastructure

Local school boards have received more than $8.4 million in federal and provincial funding to help protect against COVID-19. Coming through the COVID-19 Reliance Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), funding will upgrade infrastructure at local schools. Among the Huron-Bruce school boards to receive funding, Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) […]

United Way releases analysis of Huron-Perth mental health and addiction supports

United Way Perth Huron’s Social Research and Planning Council has taken a closer look at the state of the region’s mental health and addiction supports as local service providers prepare to promote Canadian Mental Health Week over the next several days. Read More

Local nurses get much needed boost during difficult time

In honour of National Nursing Week, RBC has created free mental health support workshops and donated funds to support local nurses, including those at Listowel Memorial and Wingham and District The virtual mental health workshops, run by experts from the Canadian Mental Health Association, are in addition to an RBC Foundation of $120,000 to 13 […]

The Ripley Dairy Club is ready to start

Spring has sprung and the Ripley Dairy Club is ready to start again. A short meeting was held on April 24 to discuss what aspects of dairy farming the club wanted to focus on this year. The Club is also hoping to tour some local dairy farms this summer. During the meeting, the club took a few minutes and elected new executive. Molly King as President, Gord Milley as Vice President, and Sarah Weber as Secretary/Press reporter.