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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After twelve long years of fundraising, delegations, meetings and hopes, south central Grey County is finally approved to have a new hospital to replace the ageing existing Markdale Hospital that was built in 1957. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health for Ontario spoke at a “surprise,” and somewhat blustery, media conference, held outdoors at the [&hellip

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9/16/2014 5:04:02 PM

Geraldine Robinson, one of Flesherton’s well-known citizens was honoured last Friday at the Flesherton Library. A painting, by renowned Canadian artist Harold Klunder, was donated to the library in Mrs. Robinson’s honour. Harold Klunder, who was a neighbour of the Robinson family in Flesherton (now residing in Montreal), was among the many friends, neighbours and [&hellip

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9/15/2014 2:22:16 PM

Here are the confirmed candidates for five of the nine Grey County municipalities: Blue Mountains, Chatsworth, Grey Highlands, Southgate and West Grey. We have supplied publicly available information here. In some municipalities, the contact information is more comprehensive than in others. *indicates an incumbent + currently a councilor or deputy mayor TOWN OF THE BLUE [&hellip

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9/14/2014 10:10:48 PM

The retail streetscape in downtown Flesherton is not large. This fall season, there are a few store fronts that will change. Here’s the story from the retail streets. Moving On Jewelry maker Ann Wylie-Toal is moving on. Her retail store/studio, Spirit Space Gallery, on Toronto Rd in the village of Flesherton is for sale – [&hellip

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9/14/2014 10:02:44 PM

The Grey Highlands Public Library and the South Grey Museum have received $53,000 from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through the Cultural Development Fund. Over two years, the project partners will seek “to increase the creative environment and capacity” of the local cultural sector, according to a media release from the museum. Working [&hellip

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9/14/2014 9:50:33 PM

Walk, Drive, Bicycle these Rural Routes There is no more beautiful season in our area than autumn. 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 the [&hellip

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9/13/2014 12:34:43 PM

by Gary Gingras, Resident and Business Owner in Grey Highlands Who cares about municipal politics? We all should. This level of government has the largest impact on our day to day lives. This level of government takes the largest share of our after-tax income. This level of government decides what we can and cannot do [&hellip

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9/11/2014 5:19:53 PM

Grey County Paramedic Services is receiving $300,000 in funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to participate in one year clinical trial, Expanding Paramedicine in the Community (EPIC) along with the Owen Sound Family Health Team. The clinical trial will observe how paramedic services can reduce the need for hospitalization by proactively monitoring [&hellip

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9/10/2014 6:53:23 PM

MORE PAINT SPLATTERED ON GREY RD. 18 - September 16, 2014 On Monday, September 15, 2014 at approximately 4:06 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report from a motorist advising their vehicle was damaged after unknowingly driving over fresh paint deposited on Grey Rd. 18 approximately 100 meters west of Concession 6 [&hellip

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9/10/2014 10:08:22 AM

Candidates for the municipal elections (voting day is October 27, 2014) have started their engines! Everyone who is planning to run for Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councilor or School Trustee must declare his or her intention by September 12. And then, the All Candidates Meetings begin. There may be more than one in your municipality. Here [&hellip

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9/8/2014 6:16:16 PM