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. 


The Flesherton


Members of the media were invited to the Chatsworth OPP detachment this month to welcome the new Grey County OPP Canine (K9) officer, Provincial Constable (P/C) Dan Bailey and his two dogs. The two service dogs are a General Service K9 – that’s Timber (in the photo) – and an Explosives and Cadaver K9, named [&hellip

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10/19/2014 9:55:06 PM

Even in the land of Aggie Macphail we still don’t see that many women throwing their hats into the municipal politics ring. But perhaps the tide is starting to turn. In West Grey for example, both top jobs are held by male incumbents – Mayor and Deputy Mayor – and are both being challenged by [&hellip

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10/19/2014 9:50:32 PM

Winter in Grey County can be harsh – and beautiful. So you want your favourite rooms for riding out the storms to favour the beauty, not the harshness. Whether that’s your kitchen, family room, den or great room – your selection of colours and textures can warm your spirits and create comfortable welcoming rooms with [&hellip

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10/19/2014 9:45:14 PM

Walk, Drive, Bicycle these Rural Routes There is no season more beautiful than autumn in south Grey County. The meadows are covered in fall asters, with their delicate alabaster and purple blooms, blazing sumacs and spears of goldenrod. Forests of birch, elm and maple are transformed into of a tapestry orange, red and gold, even [&hellip

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10/19/2014 12:34:43 PM

CHILD HIT BY TRUCK, INJURIES MINOR - October 17, 2014 On Thursday, October 16, 2014, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Garafraxa Street at Crawford Street, Chatsworth, in the Township of Chatsworth. A 9 year old boy standing on the east [&hellip

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10/19/2014 9:19:03 AM

To store potatoes you need a dark location and cool, damp conditions. Gerald te Velde of Twin Creeks Farm says, “We store potatoes all winter in crates on the floor of our cellar. The temperature in the cellar is 1-5 degrees Celsius during the winter months. The crates are made from hemlock and poplar, and [&hellip

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10/18/2014 10:11:07 PM

Two young people were victims in fatal on and off-road incidents over the Thanksgiving long weekend as the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) joined its policing partners for Operation Impact, a national road safety campaign that focuses on impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding and lack of occupant restraint – known as the Big Four. The OPP [&hellip

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10/15/2014 3:37:01 PM

Grey Sauble Conservation has successfully negotiated a deal to purchase 45 acres of significant Niagara Escarpment land just below Old Baldy Conservation Area in Beaver Valley near Kimberley. “The land is a gem in the community; it will secure access for existing popular recreation activities such as rock climbing, it will create new opportunities for [&hellip

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10/12/2014 9:59:22 PM

Three teachers in Grey County are this year recipients of a national honour; the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Charlie Glasspool, music teacher at École Macphail Memorial Elementary School; Beth Fischer, at John Diefenbaker Secondary School and Bill Legate,a Grade 7 teacher at Beavercrest Community School areall [&hellip

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10/12/2014 9:54:35 PM

A two page document naming all of the council candidates in the Municipality of Grey Highlands, and providing a thumbs up or thumbs down review of each was recently circulated to members of the Lake Eugenia Property Owners Association (LEPOA) by its long-standing president. Entitled Candidate Endorsements from Nancy Matthews, the document was an attachment [&hellip

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10/12/2014 9:49:28 PM