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Local woman celebrates 100th birthday

HARRISTON – Every birthday is certainly worth celebrating, but when the milestone is No. 100, you...



Ribbon cut on North Perth – Spinrite Child and Family Centre

The success of future generations was recently christened as the grand opening was held for the new...



Community involvement encouraged at annual North Perth Together We're Better

For the 11th annual Together We’re Better event, speaker Tracey Coghlin encouraged members of the...



North Perth council ignores planning advice on new subdivision

Moving ahead in spite of a recommendation from Perth County planning, North Perth council has...



Listowel hospital aims to have CT scanner by spring

A new CT scanner is in sight for the Listowel-Wingham Hospital Alliance, according to CEO Karl...



MPP proposes bill honouring fallen North Perth firefighters

The names of Ray Walter and Ken Rea already hold a special place among North Perth residents, but...



Perth County council gives green light to severance policy

After years debate, Perth County council has opened the door to surplus farmhouse severances, albeit...



Grand opening held at North Perth Westfield Elementary

Classes at North Perth Westfield Elementary have already been in session for a couple of months, but...


Powell Printing owner Debbie Powell (right) is retiring after nearly 30 years in the business, handing over the job to niece Dani Cassel.


The Carbon Footprint Initiative held a kickoff event on Oct. 13 at Trillium Mutual Insurance. Pictured left to right are: Chet Calhoun, DuPont Pioneer; Joe Dietrich, Trillium Mutual Insurance; Kriss Snell, North Perth CAO; Deb Shewfelt, CFI chair; Phil Beard, MVCA; Mayor Julie Behrns; Ron Coghlin, Molesworth Farm Supply; Richard Keeso, JH Keeso & Sons; and Art Versteeg, MVCA board chair.


Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Municipality of North Perth and Listowel BIA display the new banners paying tribute to local veterans. From left to right are: North Perth CAO Kriss Snell, administrative assistant Kate Docker, Legion member Debbie Matheson, Mayor Julie Behrns, North Perth employee Rick Elg, Legion President Brad Matheson and BIA coordinator Kerri Schuttel.


T&J Variety of Monkton was the victim of an armed robbery on Tuesday, Oct.11, leaving owner TJ Choi questioning how to proceed with the store.


Matt Reesor of the North Perth Fire Combat Team competes at the Canadian Firefit national finals in Spruce Meadows, Alberta on Sept. 14-16. Reesor, Mike Morrison, Dave Kloostra and Jason Hutchison improved their times in every division from 2015, capped off with blazing 1:16 in the volunteer relay competition to defend their national volunteer team championship.

Housing and Homelessness Report

A copy of the 2015 Housing and Homelessness report. An online version can be found at


Perth County Warden Mert Schneider and wife Nancy have the honour of hosting the 2016 Perth County Plowing Match on Saturday, Aug. 20. Pictured, back row from left: North Perth mayor Julie Behrns, Perth County Plowmen’s Association vice-president Sara Wood, 2015 Queen of the Furrow Hailey Jung, Mert and Nancy Schneider with granddaughter Clara. Front: Perth County Plowing Match chief steward Bartley Bowman and Perth County Plowmen’s Association secretary Bert Vorstenbosch.

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