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Flesherton, Ontario -- The Gateway to Beaver Valley


     The village of Flesherton (population 700), often referred to as "the Gateway to Beaver Valley", is beautifully set in the rural countryside and sits at the crossroads of Highway 10 and Grey County Road #4 in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.  In addition to Grey Highlands Secondary School and MacPhail Memorial Elementary School (which was beautifully rebuilt in 2006 and abuts Flesherton Hills, a 100 acre wooded walking trail), the village includes an arena, post office, brand new library (2011), the South Grey Museum, a Canadian Legion hall, 2 churches and various small parks and walking trails.  Charming shops include a bakery, cheese and produce markets, hardware and plumbing supply stores, real estate offices, auto sales and service businesses, a funeral home and a bank, as well as popular restaurants and the Inn at Munshaw House. Flesherton also boasts a thriving artistic commuity, including various artists' studios and galleries which are regularly opened to the public.  The Farmers' Market, held at the arena each Saturday morning from May through October, and nearby scenic attractions such as Eugenia Falls, the Saugeen and Boyne Rivers and sections of the Bruce Trail, never fail to please.  

 

     Village history can be traced back to the mid-nineteenth century, when an influx of Scottish and Irish immigrants arrived to begin hard, new lives around this mill town on the Boyne River.  One of the first was William Kingston Flesher, who was responsible for much of the initial development of the valley economy, building a saw mill and grist mill on the Boyne River and going on to act at various times as post-master, magistrate, druggist, doctor, county warden, village reeve, captain of the local militia, and in 1872 as MP, when Flesher was elected to the House of Commons for the riding of Grey East.  The village now bears his name in recognition of his outstanding service to the community.

 

     Notable residents and former residents include Agnes MacPhail, the first woman elected to the House of Commons, who served as MP for the area for more than a decade; Oliver Schroer, an award winning fiddler and recording artist; Matt Galloway, CBC radio host; Chris Neil, NHL hockey player and local hero, currently playing for the Ottawa Senators. 

 


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Did your Grey County salary top $100,000 in 2014? The answer is likely yes if you are a school principal, professional firefighter, municipal CAO, hospital president or police officer. The annual list of top salaries for public sector workers, also known as the Sunshine List, was released today. The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 [&hellip

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3/27/2015 11:43:50 AM

Suspension notices have been sent to 1,762 students across Grey Bruce. Issued by public health, the notices require parents to provide proof of immunization for their child. If proof of immunization or a valid philosophical or medical exemption is not provided, students may be suspended for a period of 20 school days. Under the Immunization [&hellip

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3/27/2015 8:29:33 AM

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wrapped up its Distracted Driving (March 14-20, 2015) with strong support from the public and other partners. Throughout the campaign, these supporters remained very engaged in the OPP’s continuous social media flow of messaging about distracted driving. As OPP officers were conducting targeted enforcement of distracted driving laws on provincial [&hellip

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3/26/2015 8:42:38 AM

The Hon. Ted McMeekin, Minster of Municipal Affairs and Housing visited with the Municipality of Grey Highlands (MGH) council on Monday afternoon as part of his Building Bridges Tour. “I’ve already met with 115 councils in the past few weeks,” McMeekin said of the tour. “It is critical to hear from municipal councils.” McMeekin spoke [&hellip

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3/23/2015 5:43:43 PM

In a detailed media release, the Township of Southgate responded to a presentation made to Council last month by the Southgate Public Research Interest Group (SPIRG). According to the release, the Township of Southgate has been pursuing SPIRG since July 2014, to collect the outstanding court awarded legal fees of $41,185.34 plus interest. SPIRG’s lawyer [&hellip

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3/22/2015 11:02:16 PM

Sandra Howe, a local tour & travel writer & photographer, having just returned from Ecuador, spent some time enjoying Spring Break a bit closer to home. Here are some early spring photos from around south Grey County.                             to find out more [&hellip

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3/22/2015 10:43:42 PM

Artist Peter Beckett welcomes the new spring season in photos and poetry. sunshine at zero one of the three maples from my island is split and stacked after being so hung up that the tractor couldn’t pull it over so we pulled the base out   the ply-wood remembers being alive and growing tall remembers [&hellip

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3/22/2015 10:32:28 PM

Sweet times! It’s sugaring-off time in southern Ontario! Ideally, we need warm-ish days and cool-ish nights for the sap to run freely. The sweet season starts toward the end of March. Here are some of the regional festivals to enjoy! Elmira 51st Maple Syrup Festival  Saturday March 28, 2015 7am – 4pm (fees for events [&hellip

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3/22/2015 10:24:55 PM

FATAL CRASH NEAR COLLINGWOOD – March 27, 2015 Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of OPP Traffic Collision Investigators (TCI) were on the scene of a motor vehicle collision on the 12th Side Road near Grey Road 19 in The Blue Mountains. The [&hellip

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3/21/2015 9:58:37 PM

Scroll Down for More Events and to visit the Community Calendar A small group enjoyed the Walking Village Free Guided Snowshoe Hike on Sunday March 22, at Cedars of Lake Eugenia Resort. The Hike was led by Cedars owners Gary & Pippa Gingras. Photos: Cara Sullivan             &nbsp

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3/21/2015 4:59:57 PM