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Fellowship keeps them volunteering
Fighting cancer together is the main appeal of volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society, say long-time West Perth volunteers.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:47



Thousands of Shunpikers pour into Lions Park
It looked more like a London street festival than Lions' Park on Sunday, May 13 when the Shunpiker Mystery Tour came to Mitchell.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:47



UTES students grow together at community gardens
This fall, Grade 8 students at Upper Thames Elementary School (UTES) will have a veggie feast. But first they have to grow the vegetables, which is why three classes of current Grade 7 students got their hands dirty at the West Perth Community Gardens last week.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:46



Ghosts of reviews past loom at AMDSB meeting
The ghosts of accommodation reviews past, present and future haunted Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) trustees at their May 8 meeting.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:46



Similar names, but different community gardens
They have similar names, but they're actually two different community gardens. Local gardeners looking for a plot now have two options after a group of gardeners formerly with the West Perth Community Gardens started a different group.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:45



Dance Showcase
The Mitchell School of Dance presented Express Yourself...Dance at MDHS, capping a busy but productive weekend, May 6.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:44



Gymnastics showcase
The Mitchell Gymnastics Club held their annual year-end showcase at the Mitchell District High School (MDHS) May 5, with a large crowd in attendance watching the 250-gymnasts show their stuff. [...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:44



Young musicians, young mentor, ready for showtime
Skyline Studios and its 19-year-old owner are going all out for the May 17 Skyline student showcase at the Crystal Palace. "I don't think people are going to be ready for what we show them," said Dustin Smith.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:43



Community Futures looks for West Perth business
After an unsettling 2011, the Perth Community Futures Development Corporation (PCFDC) is looking for a successful 2012, and it wants West Perth's help.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:42





Nunavut students get up close to area farms
It's a land teeming with bugs, with abundant food spilling out of the ground, giant animals and pungent smells in the air. That was West Perth for 14 students from Cape Dorset, Nunavut who visited area farms May 7 as part of a five-day trip in Perth County.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:42



Hawks put lid on 2011-12 Western Jr. C season
A brief awards ceremony was held May 8 at the Mitchell Legion, br. 128 for the Mitchell Hawks of the Western Jr. C hockey league.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:41



Minor Hockey Awards presented
Mitchell Minor Hockey held their annual awards night on May 11, 2012 at the Mitchell & District Arena.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:41



From Meteors to Jr. Hawks - what are your thoughts?
The news that Mitchell minor hockey is considering a nickname change of its teams - from Meteors to Jr. Hawks - for the 2013-14 season has already been met with some opposition.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:27:40



Rotary targets Grade 5 kids for anti-meth message
One of the most important grades, Doug Bielek has discovered, is Grade 5. When Bielek, a member of the Mitchell Rotary Club, studied the "Don't Meth with Us" program of a New Mexico Rotary Club, he learned that children in that grade are the most receptive to anti-drug messages.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:25



iPads bring 'special needs' kids back to class
Today in Kerri Lyn Grainger's Grade 7 class at St. Columban school, students are practising how to highlight important information in a textbook. At the front of the room, four students in a row are working.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:25



Strategy a necessity for car rally
You need a strategy if you want to be part of a car rally. Especially for the West Perth Car Rally, the April 29 tour of West Perth which included 144 clues to solve while driving 100 km all over West Perth.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:24



Grandpa's 500-km walk for grandson comes to Mitchell
A parent's love is strong, but a grandparent's is like no other. When Bob Facca of London learned that his now four-year-old grandson Louie had Duchenne muscular dystrophy he decided to raise money for research on the progressive, life-threatening disease.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:24



Tractor, barn, iPhone: Erbcroft a new kind of farm
One Sebringville farming family uses the best of the digital world to keep a 127-year-old farming tradition alive. Erbcroft Farms, run by Tim and Luann Erb, includes land from Tim's great-grandparents D.K.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:23



HEAT tells St. Columban community not to give up
Now is not the time to give up. That's the message Huron East Against Turbines (HEAT) brought to a half-empty Knights of Columbus Hall in St.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:22



High-profile property looks to bring in business
Located on the northwest corner of Sebringville's only traffic light, 130 Huron Rd. is arguably the hamlet's highest-profile property. For the first century or so of Sebringville's history, the property was part of the Ney family farm.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:22



Huron East endorses request for extension
A unanimous recorded vote of Huron East council will endorse a request by Huron East Against Turbines (HEAT) to the Ministry of the Environment to extend their consultation period from the required 30 days to 90 days to give the community a chance to respond to a draft plan for an industrial wind [...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:21



Mitchell girl qualifies for karate nationals
It's taken five years for Avery Anderson to make it to the World Karate and Kickboxing Council (WKC) Canadian Championships, which is pretty good considering she started training when she was five-years-old.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:20



Fierce windstorm causes damage
Strong winds that peeled off part of the roof of a seniors apartment building and downed trees and hydro lines in Mitchell last Thursday, May 3 weren't caused by a tornado, an Environment Canada meteorologist said last Friday.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 10:55:20



Sudden storm whips through Mitchell
A sudden, fierce wind storm whipped through Mitchell Thursday night shortly after the supper hour, causing damage to roofs, knocking down tree limbs and tossing trampolines like toys.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-03 22:10:56



Good work of Chalice being brought to area this weekend
A mission trip to Peru has prompted one Mitchell woman and others to help and try and spread the word of the good work being done by Chalice - a Canadian Catholic sponsorship program.[...]
Newspaper: Mitchell Advocate
Feed: Mitchell Advocate's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-01 14:50:13



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