Remembering Vimy in Wyoming

Derek Sipkens, 3, and his dad, Brian, planted a memorial tree near Wyoming’s cenotaph recently. The tree is a direct offspring of a tree planted from acorns collected by a Canadian soldier while serving in France. They were later planted at his home farm in Scarborough. The tree was donated by the Town of Plympton-Wyoming… Read more »


Travis Thompson of Florence proudly displays his championship pumpkin at the Brigden Fair this weekend. It weighed in at 1,544 pounds. He grew the pumpkin from special seeds he acquired from the Giant Vegetable Growers Club of Ontario. Thompson says seeds from the prize-winning pumpkin will be harvested and made available to those who wish… Read more »

Scholarship, hockey tournament to honour Hayters

A new scholarship for children of volunteer firefighters will bear the name of former Alvinston Fire Chief Jim Hayter. The new scholarship, which is sponsored by fire truck manufacturer Metalfab Fire Trucks, was announced at the annual conference of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Association in Nova Scotia over the weekend. Jim Hayter died in… Read more »

Camlachie-teen part of national championship

Xavier Jamieson is a national champion. The 17-year-old catcher was part of the London Badgers organization which captured the Canadian U-18 Baseball Championships with a 16-11 win over Tecumseh in the gold medal contest. London won it in dramatic fashion by scoring seven times in the final inning. Jamieson hit .333 in the championship, including… Read more »