The North Perth Chamber of Commerce has had no issues getting the public to literally buy into its Shop Local Dollars program since the initiative was first introduced in 2008. Now it seems as though residents just have to start spending.
Kurz conquers eighth fundraising strength test
In terms of mental preparedness, Chris Kurz had never been more ready for his eighth fundraising feat of strength on May 22. But sometimes despite that mental strength, the body doesn’t always cooperate.
Discovery made during LMH structural renos
At the Listowel Memorial Hospital (LMH), HVAC renovations are well underway at the hospital’s location on Elizabeth Street in Listowel. The 17-week project will include installing all new duct work in the area to allow for improved patient comfort in the hospital.
LDSS holds Tech Trade Days, Tech HoF inductions
Listowel District Secondary School (LDSS) was buzzing with activity on May 13, as hundreds of parents, elementary school students and past graduates gathered to celebrate the inductees to the Tech Hall of Fame and learn more about what the school has to offer in technical trades education.
Legionnaires routed 9-1 in season opener to Woodstock
Things didn’t exactly go as smoothly as the Listowel Legionnaires hoped during their 2023 Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League opener on May 12, but the good news is that there’s plenty of time to right the ship.
HPPH sends letters, talks cannabis
At its May 12 meeting, many items of varying topics were discussed during Huron Perth Public Health’s (HPPH) Board of Health (BOH) meeting.
Evolution of countywide societies over the last 150 years
Associations related to trade, religion, and politics have existed since ancient times. There have been many in Perth County, some of which disbanded many years ago, and some of which have endured. They were formed by groups for various reasons, such as supporting and protecting trade, the bettermen
Council disputes location of ITAV market
At its May 15 meeting, North Perth council discussed some correspondence they received from It Takes A Village (ITAV) in Listowel. The letter was sent to request that ITAV be permitted to host its Community Access Market in Livingstone Park for the 2023 summer season.
‘We kept thinking that we’re a church, and nobody would harm us’
There is an unwritten rule and understanding that institutions such as churches were generally off limits to thieves. Evidently, that rulebook no longer applies.
Time to prepare for an emergency is before it happens
Most of us ignore emergency preparedness, until there is an emergency.
‘Twenty and sunny’
Everyone needs a sense of balance in their lives. Occasional mental breaks to get away from the stressors that can arise from work and family are crucial in our fast-paced world.
All representation must be at the table
Friends, I spent Mother’s Day this year fishing in the Maitland. Well, I use the term…
St. Mary’s school team wins gold at Skills Ontario competition
The Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board congratulated the gold medal winners from the Skills Ontario Competition, which took place last week.
NPFD to host breakfasts next three weekends
The North Perth Fire Department will be hosting its annual Listowel station’s Firefighter’s Breakfast at the Listowel Agricultural Hall on Sunday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
McHappy Day brings smiles to Listowel McDonald’s
The McDonald’s in Listowel did a whole lot of good on May 10, as the franchise hosted its annual McHappy Day. The fundraising day continues to provide Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario with the funds needed to support their facilities in London and Windsor, which serve thousands o