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Monkton residents show support for community fire hall

LISTOWEL – When the Monkton branch of the North Perth Public Library was threatened with closure,...



Opinions vary at electoral reform open house

ATWOOD – If comments made at a recent public meeting on Canada’s proposed electoral reform are any...



Ideal Supply announces change in ownership

LISTOWEL – Ideal Supply Company Limited has announced the sale of the company to Montreal-based...



Committee formed to protest proposed Wallace-Mapleton wind project

Doug and Lee Anne Andriessen have made a life for themselves farming in Wallace Township, with plans...



Listowel residents forced into new municipal services

The construction on Highway 23 and Line 86 has caused headaches for drivers this summer, but for...



Wallace landowners approached on new wind turbine project

WALLACE – A second wind project may be on the horizon for North Perth, with recent activity...



New Monkton fire station put on hold

LISTOWEL – A new fire station for Monkton has been put on the back burner after a request for...



Solar panels considered for new Listowel arena

LISTOWEL – As construction continues at the site of the Steve Kerr Memorial Complex, North Perth...


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.

Construction commencing

The official sod-turning ceremony for the future Steve Kerr Memorial Complex took place on June 4 at its future site in Listowel’s west end, with the project scheduled to be completed in the autumn of 2017. Pictured is the Kerr family, along with members of the North Perth recreation complex committee.

High voltage

Representatives from the Municipality of North Perth and local businesses helped unveil the new electric car charging station in Listowel recently. Pictured left to right are public works employee Rick Elg, Mayor Julie Behrns CAO Kriss Snell, Dexter Haid of J.E. Gabel Electric, Tim MacDonald of Ideal Supply, and Eric Petersen of J.E. Gabel Electric.


A glimpse at the renovations made by Ambiance Interiors through the Father’s Heart Healing Ministries before and after. Based out of Atwood, Ambiance Interiors owner Kahley DeVries said she was eager to create a meaningful space for the women’s shelter.

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Building a Homemade Composter

Composting to get away from chemical fertilizers.

Spring Cleaning Part III

Lemon juice is a great way of helping with the cleaning around the house and a bonus it smells...

Spring Cleaning Part II

One of the things I use a lot around the house for cooking and cleaning is baking soda. It is...

Heritage Chickens!

The love of Heritage Chickens.

Another post about coyotes.

I was sitting working at the computer yesterday morning

What was that?

Last night we were just settling down into bed when all of a sudden the howling started .......

Let Me In!

Why chickens might not be so stupid after all.

Spring Cleaning – Part 1

Well here we are in mid-February and I do believe we have had the odd glimpse of spring, so I guess...

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