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Brockton’s finances in good order
Brockton is in good financial shape, says an independent auditor.
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Labour Council supports efforts to keep former GTR shops
According to council president, Kim Kent, the shops organized Canada's first machinists union in 1890.
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Friday, July, 11, 2014 - 1:01:09 AM
Elmira residents continue fight to save No Frills "I am just wondering why you keep refering to the fact that the No Frills will close. It is not being closed down, it is being Sold. It will still be a grocery store, It will just not be a No Frills. Its states all this info on the Competition Boards "
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Exeter's Atley Rogers wins tourney with Jets "Thanks for the article! Here is a picture of the boys after the big win! Thanks to all our coaches, trainer, manager and our whole Jets family! We made it to the finals of all 4 tournaments this year, and winning 2 of them, because of all the hard wo"
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Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - 1:01:31 PM
Heritage designation request gets heated "Thank-you for your article in this week’s edition of The Gazette,  “Heritage designation request gets heated,” regarding the Cooper site. I appreciate your shining a light on Heritage Stratford. I would also like to make a few points of clari"
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York merchants want parking lot open year-round
Cite unexpected consequences events like the Stratford Blues & Ribfest and Savour Stratford culinary festival are having on their bottom lines.
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Monkton woman shares skin cancer story to raise awareness
April 22, 2014 is a day Laken Smith will never forget
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Search leads to multiple drug, theft charges
Perth County OPP conducted the search on a Trafalgar Street residence in Mitchell on July 17. They seized stolen property with a combined street value estimated to be in excess of $10,000.
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Newest candidate advocates sports, jobs
First-time nominee Marianne Hawley is the fourth official candidate to enter the race.
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MTO, OPP join forces for truck safety blitz
Tuesday morning operation saw police officers on St. Marys streets diverting commercial vehicles and trailers to Water Street South parking lot
Incumbent faces a challenge in trustee election
Harrington-area grandmother seeks Avon Maitland school board nod
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Need for help doesn't melt away in summer's heat
Donations to St. Marys Salvation Army
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Setting out to save VIA, one photo-op at a time
Carey Pope hopes to capture images of politicians and celebrities standing next to their home-town train station
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Life's a Slice fundraiser
Exeter BIA sold pies for a fundraiser
Lucan Biddulph buys former school, major development planned
Lucan-Biddulph is buying the old public school
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"Twist and Shout: The British Invasion" taking over the Huron Country Playhouse
British music invasion coming to Grand Bend
Grand Bend issues linger for future council
Immediate resolution of all Hwy 21 "not achievable”
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Bridge dedicated to fallen hero
By Pauline Kerr Advance-Times Editor Pauline Kerr photoThe Government of Ontario has officially dedicated the Highway 21 bridge over Clark Creek in honour of Cpl. Matthew Dinning, who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country while serving with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police in Afghanistan April 22, 2006. The dedication took place Friday, July 18 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Wingham, with a large contingent of members of the Military Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Wingham Police Service, uniformed members of other emergency services, MTO’s West Region Traffice Department, as well as special guests, local dignitaries, friends and the Dinning family in attendance. Dinning’s commanding officer in Afghanistan, Maj. Greg Losier, found the dedication of the bridge an appropriate way to honour the soldier, explaining that in the military context, “a bridge is what gets you past an obstacle and allows you to carry on.” But it’s also a connection, he said. Lincoln Dinning, Matthew’s father, found the dedication appropriate on a personal level. It’s the bridge the family travelled across many times on the way to hockey tournaments. And having the ceremony at the Legion where the Dinning family attended minor hockey awards ceremonies, was also appropriate. He spoke of his and Laurie’s son’s determination to serve Canada as a police officer and member of the armed forces, but also of Matt’s early years as a rugby player and part of the Wingham community. Two memorial signs will be erected, one at either end of the bridge. They will display Dinning’s name, and the Military Police crest. Since 2002, Ontario has dedicated 51 bridges and other highway structures across the province in memory of police officers killed in the line of duty. OPP Commissioner Vincent Hawkes, said he was pleased to see military police so honoured. The Clark Creek bridge is the second to be named in honour of a fallen Canadian Armed Forces Military Police member. The first is in Gananoque, dedicated to Cpl. Randy Joseph Payne on June 20. Payne was killed by the same explosion that took the life of Cpl. Dinning. The two were serving with the inaugural Military Police close protection team in Kandahar, when the G-wagon in which they were travelling was hit with an improvised explosive device. This team is a high-readiness specialized protective service organization capable of conducting a broad range of special protective missions and tasks at home and abroad in support of the Canadian Armed Forces and other Government of Canada departments and agencies. “Cpl. Dinning gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Afghanistan,” said Col. Robert Delaney, Canadian Forces Provost Marshall and commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group. “It is with great honour and pride what we join together with Cpl. Dinning’s family and friends to dedicate this bridge in his honour. We will forever be grateful for his commitment to service.” Minister of National Defence Rob Nicholson, MP Niagara Falls, stated in a press release: “It is always important to honour the sacrifice of our Canadian Armed Forces and their families. It is with great pride that our government recognizes the strength of those who serve our country, and thanks them for their dedication. It is a fitting commemoration of the sacrifice made by Cpl. Dinning to be included as part of ‘The Highway Memorials for Fallen Police Officers’.” A number of those who were present for, and participated in the bridge dedication ceremony in Wingham, knew and served with Cpl. Dinning. The MC was Officer Cadet (then Sergeant) Duncan Mackintosh. He and Losier described a dedicated soldier who never gave up, who always went that extra mile. “He loved what he did,” said Losier. Delaney stated, “He put his life on the line to protect others on a daily basis.” He spoke of Cpl. Dinning’s courage, loyalty and devotion to duty – things he learned at home long before he joined the military. Selfless service to Canada is a tradition in the Dinning family. Cpl. Dinning’s father, Lincoln Dinning, an OPP officer, has served overseas, and his brother, M/Cpl. Brendon Dinning, is himself a member of the Military Police. “The bridge will serve as a constant reminder of how fortunate we are to have known Matt,” said Delaney. OPP Commissioner Vincent Hawkes spoke of losing “the best of the best” and said he is proud to see that “Matt’s name lives on forever in Ontario.” On display at the Legion was a G-wagon the same as the one Cpl. Dinning was in what he was killed, as well as other items used by the Military Police in Afghanistan. After the ceremony, the Dinning family was taken to the bridge – Matt’s bridge. No one present for the ceremony doubts the bridge will be baptized with a tear or two, and perhaps even a bottle of Matt’s favourite Old Vienna beer.
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De Weerd crowned 2014 Listowel Fair Ambassador
LISTOWEL – It was a very tight race between seven lovely, talented local ladies, but as in any competition, only one could be deemed the winner.
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Multi-million dollar rural health centre coming to Minto
PALMERSTON – It’s a project years in the making.
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Subcommittee recommends sale of Festival Hydro
The committee reached the motion despite a recommendation by city staff to retain ownership of Festival Hydro Inc.
 
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