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Generations Learning and Working Together   SchoolTee Incorporated is a family-owned business that spans generations of mothers and families located within the Ayr community. Founded in 1994,

It’s a real family affair at The O&V Tasting Room in Elmira. Opened near the beginning of the year, the store may have been Donita

Putting Clients' Needs First   Teri Vincent’s daughter is teaching her to be more fearless. The pair has spent the last five years working together at the family

I hope you are safe and well and thanks for doing your part to protect our community. To date, thirty percent of Canadians have received a vaccine. Every

Rob Deutschmann Sits Down With the Former Mayor of Wilmot   In this latest episode of Old Grey Mayors, Rob sat down with Wayne Roth. Their virtual

Canada’s 2021 federal governmental budget was released on Monday, April 19th showcasing the country’s upcoming spending on projects, economy boosting initiatives and expectations in combating

The tapping season is over and Waterloo Region maple syrup producers are reporting a below average year. “Yields are down,” said Kevin Snyder, president of the

Chambers of Commerce Help Members and Non-Members with Masks and Kits   The latest information from Health Canada suggests that up to 1/3 of people carrying the

For over a year, the Ford government has used emergency measures on citizens in an attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus.  The initial

In his more than 30 years in the golf industry, Doug Breen has never seen all the memberships for GolfNorth’s 31 Ontario courses sell out

Local teachers and students are worried this week as schools resume online only instruction following Spring Break. Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that following

Ontario has officially launched phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine roll out plan. Between now and the end of June more than nine million Ontarians

It’s getting close to the last day to file your income 2020 tax return. Needless to say, 2020 was not a normal year and many

Another Vital Tool in the Fight Against COVID-19   We’ve all read about those asymptomatic folks who have the Covid-19 virus but don’t know it. They don’t

Residents making a trip to the dump will have to pay more for the first time in more than five years. Starting April 1, The Region

A Waterloo Region Police Service (WRPS) vehicle will feature a new design aimed at celebrating diverse cultures and promoting diversity and inclusion. WRPS announced the new

Greetings Friends,   Now that the warm weather is here to stay, I hope that you are taking full advantage of our outdoor spaces, and staying

Starting April 15, New Hamburg residents will be able to buy cannabis products at VIP Cannabis at their new downtown location, 96 Huron Street. Customers can

The Complete Community:   “Complete Communities” is an urban and rural planning concept that aims to meet the basic needs of all residents in a community regardless

The Wellesley Township Fall Fair is living up to their theme for 2021 “Community Unity#Growing together” by hosting a number of early events. The fair

An Interview with New Blue Leader MPP Belinda Karahalios   Every day is a busy day for MPP Belinda Karahalios, even in a pandemic, but she’s still

Vaccine Eligibility, Pre-registration and more   As the Covid-19 vaccine trickles into Canada, Waterloo Region is making it easy for residents to get their shots. Here’s how it

The writing of this article coincides with my preparations for our Positive Pandemic Impacts Video, which we will be releasing virtually in May.  Thinking about

We welcome Spring and the new life it brings. As the days get warmer, we share in the possibilities that each day brings. Today’s seeds

Tartan Day originated in Nova Scotia, with a proposal from the Federation of Scottish Clans. On December 19th 1991, as a result of a push

Spring has sprung in St. Jacobs and retailers in the historic Market District are celebrating. Joanna Loebach, general manager of the St. Jacobs Market District says

Jenny Miller hopes a slow return to a new kind of normal means a return to art. Miller is the co-owner of the Dundee Arts Collective,

Hello my friends, it’s me again, Sue Foxton. I truly hope you are well and managing through these interesting times.  It has been a busy

On February 25th, the PC government introduced Bill 254 (Protecting Ontario Elections Act). From its title, one might think Bill 254 is similar to the legislation

With a continued focus on beating Covid-19 and reviving a hard-hit economy, the Ontario Government released its 2021 budget Wednesday. MPP Mike Harris, the representative for

German Engineered for Canada's Winters   For Katharina von Hugo the key to an environmentally friendly fuelling system for her 10,000 square-foot property is waste. The co-owner of

Optimist Club of Elmira Drive-thru Easter Egg Hunt! Parking lot at 15 First St E (the old Elmira Bowl) Saturday April 3rd Starts at 11:00 while quantities last! Optimist Club

A Community Care Concepts and Kiwanis Transit Initiative   Seniors and those with mobility issues will have one less thing to worry about when booking their Covid-19

Farmers and agricultural workers should see good news in this week’s Ontario budget according to MPP Mike Harris. The representative for Kitchener-Conestoga said he expects the

As this is my first column, I would like to begin by thanking the Rural Post for this wonderful opportunity to connect with readers and

Members of Gale Presbyterian Church in Elmira are pictured - literally - in their pews at the church which has been closed to respect pandemic

Look who’s available for adoption!   Hi, my name is Karma. I’m at the Stratford Perth Humane Society because my daddy could no longer look after me. I’m

Now Open After 5 Months of Lockdown Business has been buzzing at Maurizio's Barbershop since they reopened in late February, a welcome break in a year

Paul Kunkel and Kerrie Lemieux are determined to help Woolwich residents reach their fitness and mental health goals. While it’s been a less than energizing year

Spring hasn’t even sprung yet, but one of Summer’s favourite pastimes is already experiencing shortages for the second year in a row. Whether for transportation, exercise

Spring greetings! Warmer weather is just around the corner and with it comes a renewed sense of optimism for the future, and opportunities to spend

I have the privilege of having my office facing the driveway and the entrance to our Municipal Administration Building in Baden and at any given

With a hopeful view of the future, Regional Chair Karen Redman held a virtual State of the Region address Feb. 26. The annual event was hosted

In a year full of hardships, Nick Cressman wasn’t prepared for the good news that finally came his way at the end of February. The owner

In the year since the first cases of COVID-19 began to appear, we have seen our communities respond with resilience, innovation, and courage. From the tremendous

In 2020, the Township of Wellesley, as part of our Greening Program, distributed 1,200 trees to Wellesley residents. This was a part of our commitment

Rob and Ken enjoyed their first podcast together so much that they decided to do a second one! Ken Seiling is a keen local historian,

Two handsome brothers seeking a home. Our ideal place has big comfy couches where we can stretch out and relax together. Got treats? Even better! Big

A lack of supply and increased demand are causing housing prices to continue to climb, local real estate experts are saying. Last week, Kitchener’s Laurentian West

After 20 years in business, Brian McGrath’s view is a little blurry. The Elmira optician can’t blame the haziness on his eyes, however, but rather the

“Rules for thee but not for me.” These words seem to ring true in Ontario politics lately. When the PC government instated a stay-at-home order for

Donations to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, but people are no longer able to donate canned goods as they

A slow and steady approach to opening is aiming to keep people safe at the Woolwich Memorial Centre and other community centre locations across the

The residents at Elmira District Community Living were anything but blue when Elvis showed up to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a cold Friday earlier this

Dennis Baer says that if someone had told him 10 years ago to switch from his tried and true log-burning heating system to a Heizomat

The United Nations released a report on February 18th on the health of the planet that proposes a radical shift in the way mankind thinks

Life seems far too busy, even as we rode through lockdown.  The U.S. election may have kept some entertainaed but in the political world everything

Like many students across Waterloo Region, my five children returned to the classroom this month. As a parent, I firmly believe that their safety needs

The phone is ringing off the hook at St. Jacob’s trendiest pizza place, but Those Pizza Guys wouldn’t have it any other way. Owners of the

Celebrating its 11th year, ‘Bring on the Sunshine’ aims to shed light onto Black history in Woolwich Township. More than a decade ago Elmira residents Alice

Grammy’s Boutique and Espresso Bar in Wellesley is hoping to make lockdown look a little brighter by leaving some sunshine on the doorstep. The cafe and

Hello Neighbours,   I hope your family is doing well and staying connected during this lockdown period. We have now been battling COVID-19 for a year, and

Regional librarians have been working hard on new ways to keep the community entertained during lockdown. Sheryl Tilley, manager, library services for the Region of Waterloo

Todd Cowan is surprised at how many new businesses are opening during a pandemic. The publisher of the Waterloo Region Rural Post says he’s been happy

It’s February, a time when minds turn to thoughts of sugar bushes, groundhogs and the promise of Spring, but the shortest month of the year

“Confined to Barracks”, was a phrase used by my father-in-law, a veteran of the Second World War and a survivor of a prisoner-of-war camp. Jimmie

A Shingletown advocacy group says movement has once again begun on an application for a gravel pit in the area between Petersburg and New Dundee. Samantha

If the Winter blahs have got you down, Laurie Surey wants you to get up and dance. The owner of Ocean Pearl Yoga and Funky Town

Snow may still be in the forecast, but plans have already begun for the first celebration of Spring — the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. This year’s

Welcome to a new year.  As we leave the last twelve months behind, 2021 provides an opportunity to take the lessons, hardships, and joy we

After 20 years at the helm of Elmira District Community Living, Greg Bechard hopes he’s left a legacy of community support for the organization. Bechard retired

When increased restrictions were announced in Ontario, Roger Lichti and Sue From knew they had to act to keep their staff together. The owners of Rural

As we head into January, a new year, a year of hope but also concerns and uncertainty. January also means the ROMA conference (Rural Ontario Municipal

North Dumfries Councillors for the Township of North Dumfries know that the 2021 budget isn’t going to look like other years. Debating the budget for the year

‘Non Food Drive’ Fundraiser Raises over $36,000 for Woolwich Community Services, Christmas Goodwill Program   Woolwich Community Services, Christmas Goodwill Program, received a big financial boost to

“Wet your Whistle” Years ago in England, a whistle was baked into the rim or handle of ceramic cups used in Pubs. When a patron needed

It’s been a financially difficult year across the region for many, and municipal governments have been no exception. Despite revenue losses in 2020 from a lack

Well what else can you call it?   As a rule, anything that begins with an “un” in almost every context would imply that whatever you

Hello Friends, I hope that you had an opportunity during the holiday season to connect with friends and loved ones and enjoy some well-deserved time off.

At one time or another we’ve either heard or used some of these expressions. We all know what they mean, but where did they originate

Hello there! My name is Jerome, I am a young ADORABLE gerbil. I am very energetic and adventurous, I love to run around my cage and

2020 was a difficult year for everyone. There is still considerable uncertainty as to how the pandemic and its repercussions will unfold in 2021, so

The start of the new year is a time to look ahead and welcome the opportunities 2021 may bring. This holiday season was unlike what

The past year has been tough for almost everyone, but for Elmira District Community Living (EDCL), a local non-profit which supports individuals living with a

Hello my name is IHOP. I am an adorable rabbit who is curious and adventurous. I like toys that have treats in them like a cat

Dan Albrecht was a man of few words but when he spoke, he meant what he said. He also let his actions speak much louder than

Ayr – At first glance, the name Tipsy Scarf might seem rather whimsical. Maybe that’s true, but the name means something to owner Christie Roth. She named

Our Christmas Season is going to look very different this year, however just because we cannot all be together does not mean that we will

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” If that’s true, then New

Milverton – If someone had asked Tim and Kerry Shantz 20 years ago what they would be doing today, the answer would be simple: running

While our neighbours to the south try to sort out their political future, we of the North continue for face and live through interesting times.

As we get closer to the holidays, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas. This

A hidden jewel exists just 2 minutes west of Elmira on Line 86, in the industrial valley of Wallenstein.  What appears to be an ordinary storage

Covid Before Christmas Denoted by Mayor Armstrong and written by Elaine Bender   ‘Twas three weeks before Christmas And all thru the House The kids were on line, Each with their

It’s often been said that the true measure of character is not simply found in adversity but in how a person reacts and responds to

Decorating has always been a passion for Marilyn Hartung of Hilly Acres. The property, located just outside of Bamberg, is nothing more than a festive

Wellesley has sure seen its share of Blizzards this past summer, but nobody’s complaining. In fact, it appears that Lip Smackin’ Lou’s came along just when

This year, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is coming to you via Facebook rather than physically stopping in Cambridge and Ayr, to entertain you and

Who doesn’t remember Christmas morning as a child? Santa Claus had come the night before. There were presents under the tree and they had your name

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