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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. 

 


The Flesherton


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POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH – May 02, 2015 On May 1, 2015 at 6:09 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Bruce County Road 28 and Huron-Bruce Road. Officers arrived to find that a Green Chevrolet Camaro collided with a White International [&hellip

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5/2/2015 4:28:36 PM

During underwater investigations in preparation for the construction of the outfall portion of the wastewater treatment plant upgrade in Owen Sound, a ship’s hull was discovered. A sonar survey and subsequent dive has revealed that the wreck is located approximately five metres from the end of the existing pipe, which is approximately 200 metres offshore [&hellip

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4/29/2015 8:53:22 AM

Last Friday, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issued a statement saying the deadline for filing 2014 tax returns electronically was May 5 at 3 a.m. Oops. That was an error. However, because the erroneous message moved quickly across the media and so many people saw it, the CRA has in fact extended the deadline. The deadline for filing is [&hellip

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4/29/2015 7:42:03 AM

From learning events to a red squirrel’s backyard adventures to a kids’ program and a carpenter in Flesherton. Some photos of the week that was.                             If you have a photo from your yard or from an event that you’d like to [&hellip

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4/26/2015 11:04:17 PM

Do you have a sign on your business location in Grey County? Things have changed. The Grey County sign bylaw ballooned from three pages to 42. And, according to one home business owner, the bylaw now actually defeats the purpose of signs. Kimberley architect Peter Ferguson made a presentation this month to the Grey County [&hellip

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4/26/2015 10:42:16 PM

A retreat centre in Beaver Valley owned by Kimbercote non-profit will severe and donate a large portion of its property to the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy – and plans to sell the remaining portion. Kimbercote, an organization that been dedicated to practicing and promoting environmental stewardship, social responsibility and spiritual exploration for five decades began in [&hellip

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4/26/2015 10:36:10 PM

Porcupines are never in a rush because they never have to run away. There aren’t too many predators, other than the wild cat, that know how to get past their prickly exteriors. What a wonderful work of nature they are. They should probably pick up the speed a bit when they cross the road though, [&hellip

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4/26/2015 10:32:48 PM

I like walking in the Flesherton Hills, but I love cycling there! Especially the hardwood loop at the back of the hills!  This post is a chapter from the digital book, Steal this Trail. The Flesherton Hills GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 44.26374 °North /Longitude -80.54554°West. Terrain: easy. Many water features; bikes okay; snowshoes and skis in [&hellip

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4/26/2015 4:47:39 PM

Here are two media statements about today’s provincial budget  The first is from Liberal Finance Minister, Charles Sousa and the second is from Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Sousa: “Today, I tabled the 2015 Budget, which outlines the next steps in our government’s plan to build Ontario up by boosting economic growth and creating [&hellip

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4/23/2015 4:55:56 PM

The West Grey Public Library board announced that it is immediately discontinuing service and operation at the Elmwood branch due to health and safety concerns. A brief media statement issued April 21, says West Grey Library services will continue normally at the other three West Grey Public Library branches. Materials can be returned to the [&hellip

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4/23/2015 11:34:52 AM