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Memphis Stewsday

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 9:32 am   /   County News

Long-time host of popular open mike night moves on For the past three years, artist Stew Jones has been coercing or cajoling Tuesday night patrons of the Drake Devonshire to take a turn at the mike, whether to read from a book, tell a story or sing a few songs. Some nights there are surprises, […]

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Making space

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 9:11 am   /   County News

Studio Barn Inc provides unique new opportunities for County residents Makers’ Spaces have been gaining popularity in urban centres, but they have also proved their worth in rural settings like the County. What is a Makers’ Space? The term Makers’ Space is a relatively new concept and it’s defined as a creative space for co-working, […]

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A waiting game

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 9:03 am   /   County News

What are the wineries up to in the winter months? When the grapes are finally off the vines and into barrels, and those vines are then buried to ensure survival through the winter, what happens next? When the soil freezes, what are the wineries up to? Well, that depends on what kind of establishment you […]

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Looking ahead

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 8:56 am   /   County News

Mayor Quaiff says 2017 was a year to celebrate At the annual New Year’s Levee, Mayor Robert Quaiff was led to the podium by a bagpiper in full traditional regalia. Quaiff started his speech by saying that he has always enjoyed having the levee a few days into the new year so that he can […]

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Crosswalk talk

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 8:50 am   /   County News

A crosswalk in Wellington is needed, say the residents A motion is being put forth to the County by Councillor Jim Dunlop at the Committee of the Whole on Thursday, January 11th to ask the County for its staff to provide the procedures involved in requesting another feasibility study for a crosswalk in the village […]

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Story of a barn

Posted: January 5, 2018 at 9:15 am   /   County News

Recreating a classic design that never caught on When Europeans settled in this new country two centuries ago, they brought with them, as settlers have always done, the ideas and ways of doing things they knew, that were familiar. Some worked well, some didn’t. The Dutch barn is an example of the latter. It wasn’t […]

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Gender roles

Posted: January 5, 2018 at 9:04 am   /   County News

Wellington resident travels globally in the name of gender equality The issues of gender in our society have never been more prevalent than in recent years, where conflicting opinions both socially and economically are being brought to the forefront for debate. Words like neutral, re-assignment and identity are now associated with gender in ways that […]

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Broken road

Posted: December 21, 2017 at 9:47 am   /   County News

Newly rebuilt Danforth Road is falling apart A recently reconstructed road in Hillier is getting a lot of unwelcome attention, just weeks after being rebuilt, paved, and having lines painted on it. A major portion of Danforth Road was reconstructed this past summer and fall at a cost of $1.5 million. But there will be […]

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Tiny Houses

Posted: December 15, 2017 at 9:09 am   /   County News

Small is the future. But not yet? Amotion, and then an immediate amendment by Councillor Lenny Epstein was put before the Committee of the Whole on November 30 as to how small a “small house” can be in the County. Epstein would like to eliminate the local zoning bylaws and have the County refer directly […]

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Where the road ends

Posted: December 15, 2017 at 9:07 am   /   County News

Public access has been restored at Pleasant Bay—for now In the County, everyone is aware of how precious access to water is. For recreation, agriculture, livestock, and even in emergency situations, getting to the water’s edge is vital. So when gates went up at the end of Pleasant Bay road a couple of years ago, […]

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