Brooke-Alvinston to hire part-time fire chief this spring

  Brooke-Alvinston will hire a part-time fire chief. Council approved the move at an in camera session Feb. 23. Administrator/Clerk Janet Denkers will work with a retired investigator from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office to set out the guidelines for the new chief and recruit the right person for the job. Council has set aside… Read more »

McCabe ponders future after being defeated in OFA vote

Inwood farmer Don McCabe is pondering his future after losing the presidency of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. McCabe, who had held the position for two years was defeated Monday. Keith Currie, a Collingwood-area hay and sweet corn farmer and OFA vice-president was chosen by the delegates. McCabe says he had hoped to serve one… Read more »

Local food festival being planned for Alvinston

  Gillian Boere wants to have a celebration of local food in Alvinston. The Brooke-Alvinston teacher is part of a committee hoping to organize a street festival in November which would feature some of the best food and beverages the area has to offer. Boere went to Brooke-Alvinston Council recently to talk about the idea…. Read more »