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Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is a root vegetable also known as red beet, table beet, garden beet, or just beet. Packed

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

Nutrition facts Soybeans are mainly composed of protein but also contain good amounts of carbs and fat. Protein Soybeans are among the best

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

For Greg and Cheryl Haskett, it’s all about goats. The couple who launched Udderly Ridiculous Goat’s Milk Ice Cream in March,

Corn is a starchy vegetable and cereal grain that has been eaten all over the world for centuries. It’s rich in

Health Benefits of Cabbage Cabbage Is Packed With Nutrients Even though cabbage is very low in calories, it has an impressive nutrient

Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a summer squash in the Cucurbitaceae plant family, alongside melons, spaghetti squash, and cucumbers.

Box after box of sweet luscious bright red strawberries await the next bidder. “This is the season,” says Noah Gingrich, manager

Is going organic healthier and is it really worth the expense? Food trends come and go, but the interest in organic

Cucumbers are a refreshing, nutritious and incredibly versatile addition to any diet. Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumber

For Fritz and Linda Laepple, organic farming is much more than a job. It’s a lifestyle. “We've been on this farm since

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

The first website of the Internet went live on August 6, 1991. It was about the World Wide Web project

An August 7 segment on CTV News by Zayn Jinah reminded many people in southwestern Ontario of one of the

A frequent discussion around the national business community is what does Canada have that Americans want. The historic answer has been

“I have a small business. When I hire a new employee, are there any benefits to having them on contract

One method for reducing probate fees in Ontario is the use of multiple Wills. Why do we want to avoid

There are very few events in rural Canada that can match a local guy bringing home the Stanley Cup. The municipalities

A major component of the Canadian system of federalism is the annual meetings of ministers responsible for their designated portfolios. When

A common debate around softball diamonds and backyard barbeques this summer has been the price of houses across Waterloo Region

The family cottage can be among a family’s most cherished institutions. Unfortunately, a cottage does not qualify as a Principle

Q. My dad recently passed away, my three sisters and I are executors of the will… Now what do we

Last winter, as most of Waterloo Region was heavily engaged with the province’s formal review of regional government, another debate

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.

On January 13, 1996, nine year old Amber Hagerman was kidnapped in Arlington, Texas. The search party consisted of fifty police

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

It feels like a callback to when comedies didn’t have to be such big productions, but rather a plot about

Quentin Tarantino has a specific style. His films are incredibly stunning visually but there isn’t much to savour when it

If you can get through the subtitles then I highly recommend viewing ‘Forgotten’. This Korean mystery has a driven and

A lot to say and so little time to say it. Secret Obsession, written and directed by Peter Sullivan seemed

If you’re looking for a film that shows the underbelly of the entertainment industry, then this is the right kind

Joining the ranks of recently released jukebox musicals, Yesterday is able to distance itself enough from the pack to create

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

New Release! Nobody’s Boy: Kidnapped in Mexico by Velina Showalter 104-2009 - $16.99 Where do I belong? As a child,

Dear Friend,  In Matthew 6, Jesus said, "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not

Dear Friend, When Karen and I first married, I loved the way she looked at me. Her face radiated love and

Vertical Marriage- The One Secret that will Change Your Marriage by Dave & Ann Wilson 118-4171 - $28.49 Honest to the

Dear Friend, I tell couples all the time that they have to have a vision for their marriage. If God has

New Release! Unplanned DVD 512-0272 - $24.99  “What I have told people for years, what I’ve believed and taught and defended, is a

Sale Item - Gifted Hands by Ben Carson Reg. $9.99 Sale $2.97 Ben Carson M.D., is one of the most celebrated

Dear Friend, If you don't know anything about marriage, I want you to understand this one thing: The most important issue

Prayer Are you frustrated with your life? Are you struggling to find a break-through and feeling like you are spinning your

Dear Friend, What comes to mind when you hear the word intimacy? Many people think of physical intimacy—as in a sexual relationship.

After these long, hot and dry days of summer, some of our gardens and planters may be looking a bit

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

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

Garlicky Potato and Kolbassa Skillet Serves 6 Piller’s Kolbassa pieces are the main ingredient in this simple, skillet dinner that is sure

On September 7th, walkers in Waterloo Region will be lacing up in support of those whose lives have been touched

In the summer, we try to keep the majority of our cooking out on the grill or even pull out

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

Q: How can I tell if my pet is overweight?   A: Your pet’s weight is assessed by your veterinarian using a

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

In light of current dog tag policies in Waterloo Region, there are still about 30,000 dogs in Kitchener alone, running

Perennial Hibiscus are one of the most spectacular plants in the late summer landscape. With gorgeous, dinner plate-sized blooms (that

Q: Should I brush my pet’s teeth?   A: Providing home dental care is one of the best ways to keep your

Mushroom Soup Serves 8-10   1 litre of Chicken stock 2 cups of non-alcoholic sherry 2 cups chopped onions 2 cups sliced Ontario Oyster mushrooms 2 cups

Levade is a classical show-ring movement in which a horse raises the forequarters, brings the hindquarters under him, and balances

Our featured Pet is Melisandre! [caption id="attachment_5815" align="alignnone" width="300"] Melisandre[/caption] "Hi! I’m Melisandre, a pretty and independent girl. I enjoy my space

Grobe’s Nursery and Garden Centre celebrates 57 years of serving customers in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph areas. The local,

I'm Maddie! [caption id="attachment_5746" align="alignnone" width="300"] Maddie[/caption] I am a 7 year old but am told I look young for my age. I

Q: Does my pet really need a rabies vaccine?   A: Rabies is a virus that is primarily transmitted through saliva in

What could be better than creating a stunning bouquet that you have grown yourself? Some of the most memorable bunches

Roasted Pepper Dressing 1 cup roasted red peppers 2 cloves roasted garlic 1 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 cup sour cream Salt

By this point in the season, burgers can start to get a little boring. Take your burger game up a

If you’ve driven along Arthur Street in Elmira over the past few months, you may have noticed a new and

Any way you slice it, summer time is holiday time. Even if you don't have official time off work, there

What is a weed? My definition would be any plant that grows where you don’t want it to be!   Why we don’t

I have noticed both at home and at the cottage that this years' mosquito population is thriving.  The spring conditions

Ingredients 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process) 1/4

Q: Does the flea and tick medication from the grocery store work?   A: The flea and tick prevention products available over

Our Pet of the Week is: Despacito [caption id="attachment_5663" align="alignnone" width="225"] Despacito[/caption] "Despacito is a 5 years young Kitty Cat just as

I spoke with a reader of our paper this week who complimented me on our paper and specifically this backyard

Our Pet of the Week is: Louise Sweet Potato! [caption id="attachment_5585" align="alignnone" width="214"] Louise Sweet Potato[/caption] "Hi! My name is Louise! If

Daylilies, or Hemerocallis, can be seen everywhere during the summer. This family of perennials is extremely popular with gardeners and landscapers

Tuna and Chic Pea Salad Serves: 2 ppl as a main, 4 as a side   2 cans Gold Seal no drain white

Q: I noticed my dog is scratching a lot more lately.  Should I be concerned?   A: Summertime is definitely a season we see

Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, the fairways are getting full! Golf enthusiasts have been out perfecting their

It’s summer and turtles are on the move. Speeding traffic and slow-moving turtles are a dangerous combination and many of them

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

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

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

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

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

Though Wellesley Township itself was not surveyed until 1842 and was only incorporated in 1852, settlers were already long in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q: How can I tell if my pet is overweight?   A: Your pet’s weight is assessed by your veterinarian using a

It is all about community. On Saturday August 24th, 4-7pm, my constituency office will be hosting a community BBQ at Sir

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

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

The legacy of Terry Fox lives on for many Canadians as they prepare to lace up for the annual Terry

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

It’s back to school time and Woolwich Community Services in Elmira is ready to lend a helping hand again this

Q: Should I brush my pet’s teeth?   A: Providing home dental care is one of the best ways to keep your

Levade is a classical show-ring movement in which a horse raises the forequarters, brings the hindquarters under him, and balances

Our featured Pet is Melisandre! [caption id="attachment_5815" align="alignnone" width="300"] Melisandre[/caption] "Hi! I’m Melisandre, a pretty and independent girl. I enjoy my space

Photo: wilmot.ca New Dundee, not far from Berlin (Kitchener) on the Alder Creek, owes its existence to the Millar brothers, Frederick,

One of my favourite things about summer is having more time to spend in my riding of Kitchener-Conestoga, the best

Grobe’s Nursery and Garden Centre celebrates 57 years of serving customers in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph areas. The local,

Linwood, located in the northwest quadrant of Wellesley Township, was settled predominantly by the Irish, who were followed later by

We’re proud of the things that set us apart as Canadians-- the problems we’ve solved in a uniquely Canadian way.

Life as a politician is never boring.  I would like to share with you one of the things I have

I'm Maddie! [caption id="attachment_5746" align="alignnone" width="300"] Maddie[/caption] I am a 7 year old but am told I look young for my age. I

Q: Does my pet really need a rabies vaccine?   A: Rabies is a virus that is primarily transmitted through saliva in

It’s like stepping into medieval history, or perhaps even onto the magical set of Game of Thrones or Lord of

If you’ve driven along Arthur Street in Elmira over the past few months, you may have noticed a new and

This year, for our third-annual State of the Township fundraising event, I decided to invite Regional Chair Karen Redman to

Photo: northdumfries.ca Roseville, originally called “The Settlement”, was first farmed by Abraham Johnston, George Reynolds, John Bricker, John and Jacob Wisman,

Photo: g2grailtrail.com When there’s nature mixed with physical fitness, hiking can turn into a fun and adventurous activity. And there is

The Meals on Wheels program continues to deliver, making a difference for many seniors in the townships of Wellesley, Woolwich

Box after box of sweet luscious bright red strawberries await the next bidder. “This is the season,” says Noah Gingrich, manager

Q: Does the flea and tick medication from the grocery store work?   A: The flea and tick prevention products available over

It always amazes me what our region has to offer. The summer months give me—and I hope you—an opportunity to

Our Pet of the Week is: Despacito [caption id="attachment_5663" align="alignnone" width="225"] Despacito[/caption] "Despacito is a 5 years young Kitty Cat just as

Narrowing the gap between teacher and student diversity was the idea behind a one-week summer camp, ‘Aspiring Teachers’, at Wilfrid

Our Pet of the Week is: Louise Sweet Potato! [caption id="attachment_5585" align="alignnone" width="214"] Louise Sweet Potato[/caption] "Hi! My name is Louise! If

It’s great to have this opportunity as MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, serving Wilmot, Wellesley, Woolwich, and southwest Kitchener, to communicate my

Photo: Wikipedia As European immigrants moved to the area in the early 1800s, the settlement was first called Rotenburg. Between 1827

How many times in a day, a week, a month, a year, or a lifetime, are you requested to “sign

For Fritz and Linda Laepple, organic farming is much more than a job. It’s a lifestyle. “We've been on this farm since

Q: I noticed my dog is scratching a lot more lately.  Should I be concerned?   A: Summertime is definitely a season we see

The streets come alive in Baden every Wednesday night during the summer months. You can catch not one but hundreds of

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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