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Superfood – Broccoli Your parents knew what was up when they told you to eat your broccoli. This verdant vegetable is

Egg farming is an integral part of Ontario’s agriculture sector, and egg farming families who help feed Ontarians are a

Photo: pbs.org Although rhubarb is technically a vegetable, in 1947 the U.S. Customs Court in Buffalo, New York ruled that rhubarb should be considered a fruit since it is used typically

Green beans, also called snap beans or string beans, are a staple in many kitchens across Canada. They’re a beloved

A strawberry (Fragaria) is a sweet, red heart-shaped fruit, which is much-loved for its delicious taste and for its nutritional

By Julie Clancy from Belgian Nursery Gardening can benefit children in many aspects of their lives. Every child should have a

'Tis the season for spring cleaning. And what better time to get rid of unwanted waste. But what are your options? The

A mere month ago, I wrote about a rising crisis for Canadian farmers in the world of international trade. Like

Well, look at that…summer is here!  And this town has been sooo busy with lots of great events, with more

In the current era of fiscal restraint and program review, one area of infrastructure spending where both the federal and

Summer is slowing sneaking up on us, and along with that will come summer BBQs and social gatherings.  As the

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to the readers of the Waterloo Region Rural Post. June 20th

Q. My father recently passed away and my siblings and I were named executors of his estate. My mother is

The normal discussions around the weather and spring planting have been rudely disrupted across rural areas of Waterloo Region and

With the conclusion of the Alberta election and a federal vote fast approaching, the carbon tax is emerging as a

Over the years the employment market has changed. Years ago, many employees spent their entire working career with one employer.

I hope that you’re enjoying our first weekly issue of the Rural Post. You may remember us from about a

If you’re looking for the perfect summer blockbuster for you and/or your family, then this the film to see! Toy Story

This sequel is pretty much what you would expect. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson bring their charisma to the screen.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the 10th, and said to be, final X-Men film using the familiar characters from previous films

Originating from Manitoba, Canada, Jordan Janzen and James Shiels began The Color after a season in life when they thought

Talk about fellowship. J.R.R. Tolkien was not only a man who celebrated love and passions but you get to watch

Atypical - TV Show, 40 minutes Netflix has something for everyone, with movies and shows of every variety to get absorbed

Dear Friend, Everything God makes He makes perfect—including marriage. He made you for marriage. That means you have a one-hundred percent chance of

New Release- Not Forsaken: Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father 118-1595 - $24.49 You are chosen, loved, prized, wanted, believed in,

New Release- Given: The Forgotten Meaning and Practice of Blessing by Tina Boesch 118-0731- $22.99 We all have a deep ache to

Dear Friend, If I had one thing to tell couples that would improve their marriage and keep it strong, it would

Dear Friend, Every good marriage is the product of many good words. Every bad marriage is the result of bad words—or

Originating from Manitoba, Canada, Jordan Janzen and James Shiels began The Color after a season in life when they thought

Dear Friend, No marriage is successful because you and your spouse have chemistry, or are each other’s soul mates, or because

From its humble beginnings in a backroom office, to what is now a six-office brokerage, Josslin Insurance is a family

Our featured Pet of the Week is: Rainbow!   [caption id="attachment_5514" align="alignnone" width="300"] Rainbow[/caption] "Meow! I’m not a boring ‘vanilla’ type of Kitty–

Last weekend I was out walking the dogs along the Kissing Bridge trail near Wallenstein in Woolwich township, when I

Fairy gardening is a relatively new trend that began a few years ago, and is quickly becoming very popular. For

Roasted Onion, Garlic Soup   5 cups onion, chopped 1 celery root, roughly chopped 6 cloves of roasted garlic 1 cup white wine 1.89 litres of

Barn cats are a great way to deter pests in your barn, but what happens when they start to multiply? 

Ah, it feels like the hazy days of Summer are upon us. These hot days took a very long time

Q: How is heartworm contracted and how do I keep my pets safe from it?   A: Heartworm is a parasite that

It might be haunting, but the message is clear. Walking up the staircase to a wide-open art studio in Elmira, one

Photo: woolwich.ca Grand River Transit plans to expand services to rural communities within Waterloo Region. Rural routes were first introduced to Woolwich

Photo: LinkedIn  Hunger can be found on any street, in any neighborhood and at any time. And during the summer months, the

Do you have an unruly rhubarb patch in the backyard that is begging for attention? With strawberry season in full

Crab Linguine with Basil, Lemon & Chile Serves 4 Crab is an old favourite of mine.  If you are not a crab

Photo: Jongsun Lee As summer has arrived (at least the day I was writing this) the familiar song of the goldfinch

As a long time bird enthusiast living in an established, well treed area, my perennial arch enemy is the squirrel. 

Year after year, there is a hummingbird that arrives at my house in late spring, scouting out all the spots

Pineapple Maple Upside down Cake Makes 12 Jumbo muffins 18 large muffins Photo: Wikipedia   2/3 cup Ontario Maple Syrup 1 cup pineapple, diced ½ cup butter 2-1/2

On May 8 it was announced that the funding for Telemedicine services has been cut and the Ontario Telemedicine Network

Half of all Canadians will either need blood sometime in their lives or know someone who needs it. For cancer patients,

They called and he came. And for John Walsh, his first domestic support operation is one he will never forget. A reservist

Outdoor sports are with us again, and as a nutritionist and mom, I have a few thoughts about re-fueling during

Spring has finally arrived with the return of the Ruby-throated hummingbird - the only species of hummingbird in our region.

Bring the tropics to your own backyard! Adding tropical plants throughout your yard or on the porch and patio is

It’s a success story which began with one simple idea; small batch roasted coffee in small town Ontario. But the idea

Don’t let tobacco take your breath away. World No Tobacco Day 2019 focussed on tobacco and lung health. Every year, the World

Tuna and Cucumber Salad Serves 4 1 can Gold Seal No Drain flaked white tuna 1 cup Greek yogurt 1 tsp.

One of the first signs of Spring in my yard includes the little green leaves that let me know the

Almost ½ a Meter of Worms Robins began to arrive at their breeding grounds in the townships of Waterloo Region in

Maple Ginger Salmon 1 side of Salmon 1 cup light Maple Syrup 1 tbsp fresh Ginger Finely chopped ½ tsp.

From their house to yours, a family tradition continues to grow. What once began with only one coal heated greenhouse, has

I am often told the following when I reveal that mindfulness is my passion: “I wish I could practice that, but

From its humble beginnings in a backroom office, to what is now a six-office brokerage, Josslin Insurance is a family

Photo: Wikipedia By 1805, many Mennonites from Pennsylvania had settled nearby in Berlin but Wellesley Township itself was not surveyed until

Our featured Pet of the Week is: Rainbow!   [caption id="attachment_5514" align="alignnone" width="300"] Rainbow[/caption] "Meow! I’m not a boring ‘vanilla’ type of Kitty–

The alarm of a fire was once announced by the ringing of the church bell or a watchman, equipped with

Dear Neighbours, I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the exciting events hosted in our community to celebrate

Times are never boring and change is a constant.  With all that is happening I have requested that my Council

The Old Country Restaurant keeps on serving. After celebrating 25 years in New Hamburg this past September, restaurant owner Jim Mantas

Q: How is heartworm contracted and how do I keep my pets safe from it?   A: Heartworm is a parasite that

It might be haunting, but the message is clear. Walking up the staircase to a wide-open art studio in Elmira, one

It’s been almost 12 years since Dan Kennaley took on his role as Director of Engineering and Planning Services in

It’s a labour of love. After over a month of doing odd jobs around Waterloo Region for his 'Farwell 4 Hire' campaign

Photo: woolwich.ca Grand River Transit plans to expand services to rural communities within Waterloo Region. Rural routes were first introduced to Woolwich

Egg farming is an integral part of Ontario’s agriculture sector, and egg farming families who help feed Ontarians are a

Photo: LinkedIn  Hunger can be found on any street, in any neighborhood and at any time. And during the summer months, the

Canada’s Conservatives have a real plan to protect our environment. It’s a balanced approach to reduce emissions, conserve and protect

Summer really is a great time to enjoy everything our region has to offer, from cultural to sporting events to

Photo: Wikipedia Canada Post is featuring The Kissing Bridge in West Montrose on a new stamp. [caption id="attachment_5363" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo: cbc.ca[/caption] It's

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to the readers of the Waterloo Region Rural Post. June 20th

How do you respond when asked the question about the community you reside in?  If you happen to be a

The beginnings of Baden are spelled out on a commemorative plaque located at the southeast corner of Snyder’s Road West

I am always thankful for an opportunity to touch base with my constituents, particularly when I can provide an overview

They called and he came. And for John Walsh, his first domestic support operation is one he will never forget. A reservist

In an effort to boost services and improve response times, the Rural Emergency Response Unit (RERU) continues to make its

Knights and wizards along with swords and spells were seen in Elmira as Gibson Park transformed into 12th century, Nottingham,

As summertime approaches, what better way to experience the sights and sounds Waterloo Region has to offer than with an

Over 200 quilts were auctioned at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale on May 24 – 25. The New Hamburg Community

Dear Neighbours, As we are getting into our warmer months, I hope you are getting out and enjoying our wonderful community.

I would like to thank the Waterloo Region Rural Post for inviting me to be part of their publication and

It is truly an honour to have the opportunity to share how recent measures from the Ontario Government are improving

These are confusing times, times of uncertainty, and if you are in the political world, life seems more reactive than

The Mennonite Central Committee continues to make its mark in Waterloo Region. With a mission including relief, development and peace,

Over 200 quilts are ready for auction as the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale (NHMRS) prepares to celebrate its 53rd

Around 1830, St. Jacobs was settled by such early arrivals as the Simon Cress family, Abraham Erb and John B.

He sits quietly and listens. Six-year-old Joy Jennison snuggles up to him as she eagerly reads a book. Only she isn’t reading

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