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As John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.” For Kitchener-Conestoga, Liberal MP, Tim Louis, life and love happened when

Running a business and struggling to survive during the Covid-19 pandemic isn't easy for some small businesses these days, but one Wellesley entrepreneur has no

For parents and children, back to school in September is always met with a combination of anxiety, excitement and a little relief. We all know,

This week, we are featuring Terra, a 3 year old female domestic shorthair cat. [caption id="attachment_7167" align="alignnone" width="398"] Terra[/caption] While Terra may look content at the moment

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” -- quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi Just as the

Dear Neighbours, As summer comes to a close, it is an opportunity to look back and appreciate how far we've come during these tough times. As

Caitlin Livingston of Wellesley was crowned Wellesley’s Fall Fair Ambassador for 2020-2021 on Monday the 31st of August by last year’s ambassador, Leah Sebben of

There are two rules for success in any business: find a need and fill it and, most importantly, love what you do and do it

On July 21, I voted ‘No’ to Doug Ford’s undemocratic Bill 195.  As a result, I was unilaterally removed from the PC caucus by Premier

There’s only one thing better than beer and pizza with your friends – local, craft-brewed beer and a wood-fired, oven-cooked pizza smothered in locally sourced

What does one talk about these days other than “Covid”.  It has affected all of us from every direction.   Main phrases these days being:  sanitizer,

Dear Neighbours, I trust that you are well and enjoying the summer weather with your family. This pandemic has pushed individuals, businesses, and industries into some challenging

I had the privilege to sit down with another old grey mayor, Ross Kelterborn, last fall (when that was still allowed) to talk about our

Q: Is there anything I should know pre or post surgery for my pet?   A: Your veterinarian will have fasting protocols in place and should provide

After six months of Covid-19 shutdowns and lock-downs, local shop owners in New Hamburg were anxiously preparing to take to the streets and get back

Our featured Pet of the Week is: Ollie [caption id="attachment_6761" align="alignnone" width="225"] Ollie[/caption] " Hi, my name is Ollie, and I’m looking for my forever home! I am

The Wallenstein General Store has been in the same location for 114 years, but according to the owner, Alice Martin, “a lot of people say

When Kylie moved to New Hamburg 17 years ago, she never imagined that she would be volunteering for 8 hours a week at Wilmot Family

[caption id="attachment_6677" align="alignnone" width="340"] Alexander, PHOTO: KidsAbility[/caption] From even before he was born, Alexander has faced many challenges. At 22 weeks into Shannon’s pregnancy, an ultrasound

What a journey we’ve been on.  We’ve gone from being a fast-paced society to a dead stop - in a single moment.  It has been

Changes in your hearing level speak volumes about your overall health. Monitoring your hearing wellness can give healthcare professionals advance warning of sickness, diseases and syndromes

The COVID-19 global pandemic has put incredible stress on Waterloo Region’s individuals, families, and businesses. Ontario responded quickly by expanding hospital capacity and testing, giving cash-flow

Our featured pet is Boom! [caption id="attachment_6637" align="alignnone" width="300"] Boom[/caption] Boom is a friendly, four year old male dog with lots of energy. He likes to go

Q: Should I give heartworm, tick and flea prevention year round? A: Many pet owners believe that protecting dogs and cats from parasites is a year-round

When you first walk into Wilmot Family Resource Centre (WFRC), you know that you have entered a warm, safe and welcome environment. And if you’ve

As your newly elected Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, it is my privilege to write my first Rural Post article. Although I was elected just one

On November 14th, Woolwich Healthy Communities hosted the Somebody Should Do Something event, with a keynote speech from the best-selling author of 13 Ways to

Our featured Pet is Mystique: [caption id="attachment_6556" align="alignnone" width="350"] Mystique[/caption] "Hello, my name is Mystique! I am a gorgeous feline looking for my perfect forever home. I’m

Q: Should I give heartworm, tick and flea prevention year round? A: Contrary to what many pet owners believe, protecting dogs and cats from parasites is

On November 22nd, I will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament in Canada’s 43rd Parliament. I could not be more honoured that Cambridge,

Of course our thoughts automatically turn to November 11th when each and every year we pause our daily routine wherever we are, for a few

Our featured Pet is Grace: [caption id="attachment_6504" align="alignnone" width="300"] Grace[/caption] "Meow! My name is Grace and I am a beautiful young lady looking for my forever home.

Q: My pet seemed to lose weight recently.  Should I be concerned? A: Pets will experience weight changes over the course of their lives, but these

Good neighbours make great communities. Congratulations to Margaret Walter of Elmira, the first recipient of the Rural Post’s “Neighbour of the Month” award. [caption id="attachment_6478" align="alignnone"

From September 11th to 16th, 36 members, families and friends of the Algonquin Regiment of Canada travelled overseas to retrace the Route of Liberation in

Summer and fall have given us so much to be thankful for and experience in and around our communities. The Cambridge Fair, one of many Fairs

Our featured Pet is: Catarina. [caption id="attachment_6447" align="alignnone" width="225"] Catarina[/caption] "Hi! My name is Catarina, it’s so nice to meet you! When I came here to KW

Q: How often should I go to the vet? A:The answer to this question depends on the age and health status of your pet. Owners of

The Wild Goats, the First Lego League (FLL) Team from St Clements, is hard at work applying their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills

Carter [caption id="attachment_6421" align="alignnone" width="391"] Photo: KidsAbility[/caption] Cambridge Ambassador (2019-2020) When you first meet Carter, you will see a vibrant, outgoing and expressive young boy. Full of life,

What’s with all of the coloured flags lining the streets in Baden? There’s a rumor floating around town that it’s prep work for the installation of

On October 1st , Woolwich Township Council declared a Climate Emergency. The concept of Sustainability isn’t new to the Township. In 2018, Council supported the Woolwich

Imagine, if you will, that every 4 years you have to reapply for your job. Now to be fair, there is very little that can

Shelters in Ontario receive thousands of lost and stray pets each year.  The goal is to return them to their owners, but sadly, this is

Our Featured Pet is: Guinness. [caption id="attachment_6365" align="alignnone" width="225"] Guinness[/caption] "Guinness is a 1 year old, handsome survivor who has been with us since August 25. When

Q: I just got a new pet.  Should I take it to the vet? A: Any new pet should have a veterinary visit scheduled within a

On October 23, The Woolwich Seniors Association held their 5th annual “90th Birthday Celebration Dinner” for 6 members who turned 90 this year. Attended by MP

Libraries have come a long way. Gone are the days of card catalogues, hushed silence and microfiche. Now more than ever your Region’s libraries provide

Located in the heart of Elmira, Kitchen Kuttings is about to move into their new home at 42 Arthur Street South on November 1st; right

This poem was submitted to the Rural Post by Ara Luckhart of New Hamburg. "I have written a poem about Halloween and drawing I have created

Greyson Kitchener-Waterloo Ambassador (2019-2020) A bright and friendly little boy who loves the camera, Greyson is 5 years old and loves running, jumping, climbing and riding his

The 17th annual Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour 2019 is coming up fast!  This year's Tour is Saturday October 26 and Sunday October 27 from

Stephen Meyer and Lisa Mulligan, the owners of Hartman Jewellers on Arthur Street in downtown Elmira, are used to having Past knock on their door,

Whichever way you want to put it, it all comes down mostly to the same thing.  The terminology “seasons” might be a significant softer approach

Q: My pet’s breath smells bad.  What can I do? A: Veterinarians frequently find themselves engaged in discussions about bad breath in cats and dogs. We

Our Pet of the Week is Piper! [caption id="attachment_6287" align="alignnone" width="224"] Piper[/caption] "Hello there. My friends call me Piper. I am a loving 5 year old girl with

What a beautiful fall/summer - coats in the morning and summer clothes in the afternoon.  I met a gentleman who was born here, moved to

I recently had the pleasure of joining Minister of Agriculture, Ernie Hardeman at Browndale Farm in Paris, Ontario. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership provided Browndale Farm with

If you’re looking for a great, local laugh, look no further than the new play being put on by Theatre Wellesley, “Virgil Wins the Lottery,”

Q: Is there anything I need to do the day before my pet has surgery?   A: "How long before surgery should my pet be fasted?" is

Our pet of the weel is Cartier! [caption id="attachment_6215" align="alignnone" width="225"] Cartier[/caption] "Hi my name is Cartier! I am a male Domestic Shorthair Mix who is 6

It was lunchtime, and community members in New Hamburg couldn’t wait to grab a bite at the popular Poor Boy’s Luncheon on Sept. 26. The annual

The UN Climate Action Summit and the youth-led Climate Strike has me thinking about Township initiatives to improve our carbon footprint. First, you should know that

The success of students is our government’s central focus and principal concern for families across Ontario. As a father of 5, all under 13, it

Receiving a strong, positive endorsement from Wilmot Township Council, staff and the citizens in attendance, a landmark 55 acre wetland restoration project proposed by Mike

Q: Why does my dog eat grass?   A: Some dogs may eat grass when they’re feeling sick or to satisfy dietary needs, but often it is

Our Pet of the Week is: Lucas [caption id="attachment_6147" align="alignnone" width="225"] Lucas[/caption] "Hi! My name is Lucas! I am a sweet, affectionate, calm feline looking for my

As with any fire department, firefighters protect the health, safety, welfare and property of those living in their communities. The Woolwich Fire Department is no different.

All kids deserve healthy food every day in school. And in Waterloo Region, over 23,000 students in 141 schools will again have access to healthy food

The term ‘sense of community’ relates to the idea that community is experienced. When people relate to being members of a community, they feel a

Q: Is there a difference between pet food sold at the store, versus at my vet?   A: Food available for purchase at your vet are typically

It was a fun-filled day of farming for Grade 4 students from Wilmot Township. On Sept. 13, over 300 students attended Green Acre Farms in New

Our Pet of the Week is: Duke Caboom. [caption id="attachment_6085" align="alignnone" width="225"] Duke Caboom[/caption] "Hi! My name is DC. It’s so nice to meet you. When I

The New Hamburg Fall Fair was another huge success this year with over 9,000 in attendance. The four-day event held on Sept 12-15, brought out families,

The annual Family Fun Day in Heidelberg on Sept.7th was another huge success. The Heidelberg Recreation Association hosted the event, which included an afternoon filled with

Q: How often should I bathe my dog?   A: Frequency of bathing your dog depends on several factors, including breed, coat type/length, outdoor activities and any medical

It was May 1974 and the two Elmira teens were charged with public mischief. Their rampage included 24 slashed tires, a damaged flashing traffic signal, smashed

Our featured Pet is Dijon: [caption id="attachment_6038" align="alignnone" width="169"] Dijon[/caption] " Hello! My name is Dijon! I am a friendly, loving, calm cat looking for my forever home.

A colourful display of art filled Gore Park in Elmira on Sept. 7. The 3rd Annual Art in the Park brought out over 12 local artists

Really? You must be kidding!!!  Who calls the Mayor with all their problems anyway?  You can’t do that!  You just figure them out yourself or

I hope you all had a wonderful summer. It seems to end all too soon, although politically there is not a lot of down time. 

Our farmers are amazing and I am thrilled to bring you some exciting news supporting them! In today’s fast-paced environment, it is important to be well

Q: What vaccinations should my pet get?   A: Vaccinations in dogs and cats are typically divided into “core” and “non-core” categories.  Core vaccinations are those that

Our featured Pet is: NYKE [caption id="attachment_5971" align="alignnone" width="225"] Nyke[/caption] " I am a male Domestic Short hair Mix who is 5 years young. I am a

Though Wellesley Township itself was not surveyed until 1842 and was only incorporated in 1852, settlers were already long in this area. By 1805, many

On August 19th, it was announced that the historically significant Glasgow Street Bridge that connects Conestogo with Waterloo will receive much needed upgrades, with funding

It was mighty muscle madness as engines roared at this year’s Moparfest in New Hamburg. Canada’s largest Mopar car show featured over 1800 cars and thousands

Photo source: Grand River Conservation Authority The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) might be in for some changes after the province told conservation authorities to begin

It’s become a family and cultural tradition – to make cheese as naturally as possible. At Mountainoak Cheese in New Hamburg, dairy farmer and cheese maker

The first settlers to the area now called Breslau arrived in 1806, mostly German Mennonite families from Pennsylvania. Settlers included John Brech, Daniel Erb and John Cressman. John

As staff head into budget preparation season, I remind myself that we are a service organization funded primarily by property taxes. Yes, we do sometimes

Our featured animals are: Leonardo and Donatello   [caption id="attachment_5894" align="alignnone" width="300"] Leonardo[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_5895" align="alignnone" width="300"] Donatello[/caption] "Leonardo and Donatello are young red eared slider turtles looking for

Q: How can I tell if my pet is overweight?   A: Your pet’s weight is assessed by your veterinarian using a point based, body condition scoring

It is all about community. On Saturday August 24th, 4-7pm, my constituency office will be hosting a community BBQ at Sir Adam Beck’s Community Park in

Its not only for the love of dogs, it’s for the love of the people who need them most. The Mosborough Busy Busy Lions Club and

Up up and away! The Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) is taking off as demand for pilots continues to grow. “Pilot demand has actually been growing for

The legacy of Terry Fox lives on for many Canadians as they prepare to lace up for the annual Terry Fox run, which will be

They’re known for their sweet, tender corn. All across Waterloo Region and beyond, people travel to St. Agatha to sample it. But Herrle’s is more than just

It’s back to school time and Woolwich Community Services in Elmira is ready to lend a helping hand again this summer. The organization is offering the

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