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Council receives recommendations from library advisory committee

LISTOWEL – Plans for libraries in Monkton and Atwood took another small step forward on Monday...

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County

Legal opinion sought on proposed severance policy

STRATFORD – The ongoing evolution of Perth County’s proposed surplus farmhouse severance policy took...

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Municipality providing weekly updates on roundabout construction

LISTOWEL – With roundabout construction in full swing at the intersection of Highway 23 and County...

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Mayors meet with Matthews

From left: St. Marys Mayor Al Strathdee, Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews, Perth South Mayor Bob Wilhelm, City of Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson, West Perth Mayor Walter McKenzie, Wellington County Warden George Bridge, Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox, and North Perth Mayor Julie Behrns.

Mobile food truck bylaw in the works

An expression of interest by a local couple to purchase the long-standing Frenchies Fries business spurred councillors to request a re-examination of a decades-old Town of St. Marys bylaw.

McDonald Cottage

The limestone structure, on the southwest edge of St. Marys, was built as a family home by the man behind the original Victoria Bridge and the London Bridge train trestle.

Timber harvest from Uniondale-area farm

George Thompson of Tillsonburg-based Townsend Lumber loads a truck with logs last week that had been harvested from a woodlot at the back of Jim Verwer’s Uniondale-area farm in May of this year.

Take a book . . . leave a book

This hand-crafted box was erected in May of this year on the lawn at Queen and Huron Streets in St. Marys, and subsequently stocked with books for people to take for free.

Summer Work Student Exchange participants

YMCA youth exchange participants Malorie Dulac (left) and Stella Lemaine, from Terrebonne, Quebec, who are spending six weeks working in and living in St. Marys, enjoy last weekend’s Stonetown Heritage Festival.

News From Beyond Perth County

Canada

Passengers stranded in U.K. en route to Toronto

Passengers stranded in Manchester for 48 hours en route to Toronto

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Ontario

One winning ticket for Lotto 649 jackpot

Winning ticket for Saturday's $5-million Lotto 649 jackpot sold in Brantford

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Business

Securing investment key in auto talks: Unifor

Securing investment in Canada key during auto bargaining: Unifor president

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Business

Five things to watch for in Canadian business

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

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Ontario

SIU investigating after man killed

Two in hospital after downtown Toronto shooting

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Ontario

Ottawa police investigating homicide

Ottawa police arrest suspect in connection with weekend homicide case

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Canada

One winning ticket for Lotto 649 jackpot

Winning ticket for Saturday's $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot sold in Ontario

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Canada

Air Canada passengers stranded in U.K.

Stranded in Manchester: Air Canada flight to Toronto delayed by 48 hours

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Canada

Calgary man reportedly detained in Turkey

Calgary man detained in Turkey accused of plotting failed coup, friend says

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