West Grey waves goodbye to Robinson, welcomes Eccles back as mayor

Former West Grey mayor Kevin Eccles defeated Mayor Christine Robinson by nearly doubling her vote in a three-way race in council elections Monday. Robinson, the former town chief administrative officer, defeated Eccles by about 150 votes in 2018. But this time voters reversed their “experiment,” Eccles said, between fetching a load of campaign signs and […]

Kentner wins Meaford’s race for mayor with positive change mantra

Ross Kentner moved to Meaford in 1956. Now he’ll lead. The one-term councillor who made his career in radio broadcasting before retiring in 2018 and entering municipal politics is the new mayor-elect of Meaford. “I arrived in Meaford in 1956 and lived here until this present time and I know this town produces champions and […]

Petrovsky’s winding path could lead to the NHL

It may go down as one of the best Christmas presents of all time. Servac Petrovsky’s parents bought him a pair of skates one year. He thinks he was maybe three years old. And despite living in a small town of about 5,000 people at the time, with no hockey rink, Petrovsky has made it […]

Christian town council candidate’s homophobic remarks draw fire

Local advocates attempting to make LGBTQ+ issues more visible during the municipal election are speaking out after receiving a “homophobic” and “transphobic” email from a St. Marys council candidate running solely to promote fundamentalist Christian beliefs. The email from Barry Brebner was sent in response to a county-wide call for election candidates to take Stratford-Perth […]

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