The Perth District Health Unit is urging people to stop giving cigarettes to underage smokers. The message is part of a province-wide “Bad Ways to Be Nice” campaign. According to a recent survey, 72% of Canadian youth say their main source of cigarettes is family or friends. The PDHU says this kind of enabling just […]
The Stratford Fall Fair kicks off today. And once again this year admission is free. There’s a family BBQ set for 5:00 p.m. tonight at the Rotary Complex, with opening ceremonies set for 7:00 p.m. The fair is on until Sunday. You can find a complete list of events at this website.
The Perth County OPP is on the scene of a crash in Perth East. Police say the two vehicle collision happened on Perth Road 107 near Amulree. Road 107 has now been closed between Line 47 and Perth Line 56 for investigation and cleanup. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
Gallery Stratford is gearing up for its first Nuit Blanche. The all-night arts and culture event is happening next weekend. Aiden Ware from Gallery Stratford says the idea comes from Europe. She says they’ve got plenty going on to fill the night: Nuit Blanche runs on September 27th from sunset to sunrise. You can find […]
Huron-Perth Catholic students are above average when it comes to reading, writing, and math. According to this year’s EQAO testing Grade 3 students in the board met or exceeded the provincial average in all three categories. Grade 6 students were above average in all three as well.
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will be in Stratford next week. The comedians are putting on an improv-only fundraiser show. Mochrie says they pretty much go into it with nothing planned: Proceeds from the show will be going towards the effort to bring the World Festival of Children’s Theatre to Stratford in 2016. “An Evening […]
Students in the Avon Maitland board are keeping pace with the rest of Ontario when it comes to literacy. According to the board Grade 6 students’ reading and writing have both steadily improved over the last 5 years. The same can be said for students in Grade 3. However scores in mathematics are down for […]
A man is facing multiple charges after an incident near New Hamburg. The Perth County OPP says officers were called to a home on Highway 8 Monday night. They found the drunken man there wrecking things. The 45-year-old from Wilmot Township has been hit with four charges, including care or control while impaired and theft […]
It’s that time once again. The United Way Perth-Huron’s annual kick-off luncheon is set for Friday. They’ll use that time to announce this year’s campaign goal. The luncheon is happening at the Kiwanis Community Centre here in Stratford. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that day.
The Stratford Police and Fire Department are on the scene of a two vehicle crash. It happened earlier at the intersection of Romeo and Albert. A pickup truck involved appears to have hit a hydro pole, causing severe damage to it. There’s no word on injuries and traffic is moving well through the area. We’ll […]