It’s March Break next week. If you’re planning on getting away from the cold you could be making your home a target for thieves. The Stratford Police Service is offering a few tips to protect your property. Make sure you ask someone you know and trust to keep an eye on your place. That includes […]
You might be sick and tired of the cold weather but Geoff Coulson really hopes things don’t warm up too quickly. The Environment Canada meteorologist is worried about a sudden quick shift to spring weather. He says that would melt a lot of snow and cause flooding: The expectation at this point is that we […]
A familiar face was honoured at the Canadian Screen Awards last night. Actor Colme Feore was given the Earle Grey Lifetime Achievement Award for the staggering accomplishments of his career. The Stratford resident will continue to build on that career when he takes stage as King Lear in the Stratford Festival’s upcoming season.
February’s spay/neuter campaign was a big success. The Animal Welfare Coalition of Perth and Oxford Counties reports that Perth Veterinary Services did more than double the number of surgeries they usually do in that time period, up from 10 to 22. Avon Pet Hospital did 27 surgeries in February, up from 12 the month before. […]
Some fraudsters are back at it in Huron County. The OPP says they’ve received some calls over the last couple of weeks from people who’ve gotten fundraising cold calls. Some of the recipients report the callers have said they’re looking for donations to buy teddy bears to be used by the police or police retirees. […]
The Perth-Wellington MPP wants to hear from local business owners. Randy Pettapiece will host a business roundtable at the St Marys Golf and Country club next week. Guest speakers include his fellow PC MPPs Monte McNaughton and Lisa Thompson. The event will begin at 8:00am on Wednesday, March 12th and a continental breakfast will be […]
A pedestrian in St Marys was charged yesterday morning after she walked out in front of a Minivan. The Perth County OPP was called out shortly before 9:30am to the intersection of Queen Street East and Church Street South. There was a collision between a minivan and a pedestrian. The Ford minivan was southbound on […]
While the weather outside doesn’t feel like spring, here’s another sure sign that it’s coming. Daylight Saving Time snaps into effect this weekend. People are reminded to ‘spring forward’ their clocks by one hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2:00am Sunday, March 9th.
The Perth County OPP is looking for a few good men and women. This year’s province-wide recruitment initiative by the OPP will focus on people who are current or past members of the Canadian Forces, Regular or Reserve, and who are interested in exploring a career in policing. OPPBound 2014 will take place in Orillia […]
The Alberta Government is taking steps to protect its pig farmers from PED. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has ravaged pig herds in the USA and there are 25 confirmed cases in Ontario. The most recent case was in Bruce County at a Finisher operation. The virus has also spread to Manitoba, Quebec and PEI. The […]