Author: Matthew Uhrig

Township mulling business bag limit

WINCHESTER – As it stares down an uncertain future at the Boyne Road landfill, the Township of North Dundas is enacting as many measures as it can to reduce the level of waste that ends up there. The municipality is in the midst of a review process that could lead to the extension of the landfill’s lifespan, and an increase in its overall footprint. Yet, that decision will ultimately come down to a provincial directive – a simple yes or no. In the meantime, North Dundas is working to prove it deserves the extension. At Wed., June 14’s council...

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Big change proposed for York Street

WINCHESTER – Boxed in by May, Louise, Clarence and St. Lawrence streets, Winchester Public School (WPS)’s future growth may be punctuated by annexing another village throughway. At least, that’s one of the proposals on the table. The project team that has been working to address vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist movements, and on-street parking headaches in the area surrounding the school, and nearby Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) and Dundas Manor have settled on two scenarios. Each will be unveiled during a public open house session tomorrow (Thurs., June 22) between 4 and 8 pm in the WPS gymnasium. Project...

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Small Halls brings Fred Penner to town

WINCHESTER – A childhood favourite for many is making a stop at the village’s Old Town Hall this fall as part of an expanded Ontario Festival of Small Halls. Fred Penner headlines the historic Winchester facility Fri., Sept. 15, night two of this year’s festival. The full roster of musicians taking part was unveiled last week, while the 12-day run opens Thurs., Sept. 14 with shows in Beckwith and Chaffey’s Lock and closes Sun., Oct. 1 in Burritt’s Rapids and Kilmaurs. The line-up is a mix of big-name familiar faces and boundary-pushing roots, folk, pop, soul and bluegrass-inspired musical...

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Finger lickin’ good Friday

Weather forecast forces event relocation WINCHESTER – It’s seven years and counting for Winchester’s Ribfest celebration. This year’s edition is set for Fri., June 16 at the Joel Steele Community Centre, having been moved from Sweet Corner Park because of the anticipated rain. The mouth-watering goodness gets underway at 4:30 pm with a cash bar and musical entertainment. John Proulx of Tic Tac Ribs will again be manning the grill. Ribs will be served between 5 and 8 pm, but the night itself continues until 9:30 pm. Marleen Fawcett and Soul Sounds will be taking the stage throughout the...

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Roar on the highway

The Ottawa edition of Telus Ride for Dad had a Winchester stop on its route for the first-time ever this year, with more than 1,500 motorcycles, and their riders, roaring through the village mid-morning Sat., June 3. The grounds of the Joel Steele Community Centre served as the resting point for the riders that set off from the nation’s capital early in the morning. Local church groups, and other organizations and businesses eagerly awaited their arrival, complete with snacks to offer and other refreshments. All told, the ride helped to generate $260,000 for prostate cancer research. Press Photos –...

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