At Mapleridge Farms – It’s all about everything
Becky Williams and Mark McCrady enjoy their summers. Becky no longer goes out to work in the corporate world and Mark is a grade 8 teacher at Loughborough Public School, so they both get to spend time at home with nothing much to do except tend to their animals, grow… READ MORE
Milligans meats in Cloyne
A year ago Brian and Joanna Milligan decided they wanted to open a butcher shop in Cloyne. It had taken a long time to decide this was what they wanted to do. Brian worked as a butcher for Quinn’s abbatoir in Yarker when he was young but had gone on… READ MORE
Food Less Traveled joins with Open Farms InFrontenac
Only a store like Food Less Traveled/Local Family Farms, the store that Kim Perry runs in Verona, would fit in as one of the stops on a tour of farms in South Frontenac. The store is not only an outlet for many growers in Frontenac and the surrounding region, it… READ MORE
One frivolous concern about the Ford government, and a more ominous one.
The last time beer cost a dollar in Ontario, the price of beer was higher than it is today. Doug Ford’s “buck-a-beer” promise from the election campaign last spring had nothing to do with the beer market, fairness, or anything like that, but it had everything to do with promoting… READ MORE
Vandals attack…begonias and gazanias?
Phil and Lorrette Gray of the Maples restaurant can’t figure it out. Nor can Trina Wilson, the gardener who for the last six years has been diligently working the garden beds that surround the restaurant. Starting pretty much as soon as she began transplanting annuals in June, Wilson noticed that… READ MORE
Is this Rural Ontario’s summer of IPA?
I’ve been planning to write a summer beer column for a few weeks, but it has take this long into the summer to get a sense of what is readily available this season locally and in nearby larger beer markets such as Kingston, Perth, and Napanee. Also each year there… READ MORE
Late entries change race in Addington Highlands
(Editors note - this item has been altered since it was first pbliched on August 1. Information received after it was published in the paper version changed the report on Addington Highlands for both wards) There will be an election for Reeve in Addington Highlands between Henry Hogg and Alice… READ MORE
Limestone joins with other boards calling for sex-ed curriculum to be reinstated
Last Friday, (July 27) the Limestone District School Board joined with other boards in Ontario who are urging the new Ford government to reconsider its decision to pull the health and physical education curriculum that was instituted in 2015 from Ontario schools. In a letter to Minister of Education, Lisa… READ MORE
Toronto has too many Politicians? What about Frontenac
I have no way of knowing why the Government of Ontario decided to institute electoral reform in the City of Toronto a couple of days before the close of nominations for an election that is 21/2 months away. It does appear to be some kind of a personal agenda of… READ MORE
A few changes as nominations close in municipal campaign
This is the final version of an article originally written on July 24, reflecting the status as of the close of nominations on July 27 Phil Archambault, an Inverary resident who ran for the Liberal Party in the 2016 Federal election, finishing second to long time Conservative MP Scott Reid,… READ MORE