School parking lot overhaul costs almost $272K

AVONMORE — It should be an especially smooth return to Roxmore Public School  when buses roll up the driveway this September, after the six-figure overhaul of the school’s parking lot  this summer. Upper Canada District School…








Aerial corn spraying in North Stormont

FINCH — A helicopter was busily spraying corn  fields west of Finch on Sun., July 24.   Not to be confused with sight-seeing choppers that circled over nearby Chesterville during Farmer John’s annual summer bash on Saturday…




Dog days of summer: another heat advisory

SDG and PR — As the mercury soars, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is advising residents of the  five counties and City of Cornwall to take precautions through the heat wave. The agency’s move follows…



Campaign to light Chesterville for Christmas

CHESTERVILLE — In a July heatwave, Santa’s return may feel light years away, but for planning purposes, very little time is left to prevent downtown Chesterville from the embarrassment of another Christmas with less than…


Wheat view

CHESTERVILLE — The winter wheat harvest is under way at Vanden Bosch Farms.  Betty Vanden Bosch  supplied this image of the farm’s combine at work in the cereal crop on July 19. Her grandson, Sawyer, is…