Beaver Valley, Lake Eugenia, Flesherton, Markdale, Priceville and the surrounding area.

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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10/29/2014 7:50:17 AM

Municipality of Grey Highlands council voted recently to “recall” a poorly conceived print product called the “Grey Highlands cultural map.” The print piece – 10,000 of them were produced – is a single sheet of white paper 11’x17” and collected in tear-off pad, with one end gluing a quantity of the maps together. In Flesherton, [&hellip

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10/29/2014 7:37:51 AM

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10/28/2014 9:19:03 AM

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10/27/2014 8:36:32 PM

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10/26/2014 9:44:08 PM

Food entrepreneurs in Central Ontario now have a new resource for keeping up to date with the many regulations in the industry. Georgian College, in partnership with Grey, Bruce and Simcoe Counties, has announced the launch of a unique curriculum tailored for the growing field of local food production and processing. Food Safety Regulatory Training [&hellip

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10/26/2014 9:40:10 PM

Happy Halloween! The ghosts, ghouls and goblins are getting game-ready for the big night! Sugar and fright and everything nice, it’s trick or treat time across south Grey County!

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10/26/2014 8:27:47 AM

In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week, Community Foundation Grey Bruce announced a library donation of $42,416 to the regional public library system from their Eva Leflar Donor Advised Endowed Fund. The donation will be split equally among 31 public libraries: 17 libraries in Bruce County, 12 libraries in Grey County, and one library in [&hellip

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10/24/2014 2:13:20 PM

There is a new Grey County CAO. The County today announced the appointment of Derik Brandt as the new Chief Administration Officer (CAO) for Grey County. Mr. Brandt was appointed at a special session of Grey County Council this morning. He will officially start his role on Monday, November 10, 2014. “Grey County Council and [&hellip

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10/23/2014 10:04:33 AM

At the 74th annual general meeting of the Grey County Federation of Agriculture, last Friday, 55 guests attended and a new board was declared. The meeting was held in the Williamsford Community Centre and Jeff Koehler, First Vice President, welcomed Mr. Larry Miller, MP, Grey Bruce Owen Sound; Mr. Bill Walker, MPP, Grey Bruce Owen [&hellip

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