Wiarton honours one of its best in street-and hall-naming ceremonies

Wiarton’s Claude Street will now also be known by the honorary title of Arthur Haley Way. South Bruce Peninsula’s first honorary street naming was accompanied by a ceremony at Claude and George streets Sunday morning. It was a busy street too, given Claude Street is part of the detour to avoid main street reconstruction work. […]

Wiarton ‘Big Dig’ nearing completion

The Wiarton “Big Dig” is now in the final stretch. South Bruce Peninsula’s $11-million project, which began in summer 2020 and resumed in April following a winter break, is now at the paving phase. Mayor Janice Jackson said some streetscaping elements also have to be installed before the project is completed. “Other than that, I […]

Wiarton artist’s music evolves to include social messages

With much of his own world locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wiarton singer-songwriter Josh Ritchie turned to what was happening to others around him to inspire the music in his new album. Ritchie, 22, is releasing his sophomore album Love at the End of the World on Sept. 30 with a show at […]

Sports briefs: tickets for Tankard, local goes international

Tickets still available for Tankard Weekly ticket packages are still available for the 2022 Port Elgin Chrysler Ontario Tankard presented by Bruce Power. One-week packages are available for $125 plus applicable taxes and fees. Due to current Covid restrictions, there is a limited number of tickets available at this time. Tickets are available at www.portelgincurlingclub.com. […]

Free construction labourer training starts Oct. 4 in Wiarton

A free, six-week construction labourer training program starts Oct. 4 in Wiarton. A two-week work placement follows the training, which is for unemployed and under-employed people who are 18 and older. Anyone living in Grey, Bruce, Huron or Perth counties may apply. The program can accommodate 15 students and some spots remained as of Friday, […]

Georgian Bluffs putting Wiarton-Keppel airport up for sale

Georgian Bluffs is planning to put the Wiarton-Keppel International Airport up for sale. At a special meeting held on Monday, Georgian Bluffs council voted unanimously to declare the airport surplus to the needs of the municipality and deem the property for sale. “We have had many public meetings on the airport and from every one […]

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