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Today's date: Tuesday February 28, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 08
   
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Profitable Pastures 2017 Conference and Trade Show in Mount Forest

MOUNT FOREST - The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce the upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2017 at the Mount Forest Community Centre, on Feb. 28.

Homecoming swag

Homecoming swag

The Mount Forest Homecoming Committee has been selling raffle tickets on a basket filled with homecoming swag, valued at over $600, and at its regular meeting Monday evening Chair Rich MacVicar picked the winner, while committee member Tim Noonan looked on.

Large fire destroys shed west of Kenilworth

Large fire destroys shed west of Kenilworth

WELLINGTON NORTH - Gasoline fumes are to blame for a Feb. 21 fire that destroyed a large farm shed on Sideroad 7W near Kenilworth. Arthur and Mount Forest fire stations responded to a 911 call for a structure fire just after 5pm.

Mount Forest’s electricity capacity increased to meet high demands

MOUNT FOREST - On Dec. 23, the new power line supplying electricity to Mount Forest was officially turned on, following several months of pole-line construction in the town and along Highway 6.

For my ‘Crush’

For my ‘Crush’

Residents at Birmingham Retirement Community joined in the Hearts for Hayden fundraisers held in Mount Forest on Feb. 11 by selling and delivering cans of Crush pop and handmade cards for $2 each in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Hearts for Hayden event raises $20,000 for family

Hearts for Hayden event raises $20,000 for family

MOUNT FOREST - Saturday was Hayden Foulon Day here and organizers of two “Hearts for Hayden” fundraisers are confident they exceeded their goal of raising $20,000 for her family.

Costly blaze

Costly blaze

A cat and dog perished in a house fire on the 5th Line in Wellington North on Feb. 10. The owners were not home at the time. The cause of the fire has not been determined but it is not being treated as suspicious.

Wellington North proposes 3.5% tax levy increase

KENILWORTH - Wellington North council is considering a 3.5% tax levy increase this year. CAO Mike Givens presented a proposed 2017 $8.39-million capital and $4.61-million operating budget to the public at the municipal office in Kenilworth on Feb. 13.

Two animals perish in house fire

Two animals perish in house fire

WELLINGTON NORTH - A Feb. 10 blaze destroyed a log home and claimed the life of two family pets. Arthur and Mount Forest stations responded to the fire on the 5th Line in Wellington North, about 8km east of Arthur.
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