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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FATAL CRASH CLOSES HWY 26 - October 01, 2014 Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have now re-opened Highway 26 which was closed earlier in the day as a result of a fatal motor vehicle collision. On the 1st of October 2014 shortly before 8:00am, OPP [&hellip

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10/1/2014 9:19:03 AM

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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9/29/2014 12:34:43 PM

About 150 people filled the gymnasium/auditorium at High Point School in Dundalk to hear Southgate candidates’ presentations in advance of the October municipal elections. The Agricultural Society of Egremont/Proton was the host and they did their level best to ensure the meeting ran smoothly and without contention with Kyle Calder, son of Murray Calder, former [&hellip

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9/28/2014 11:07:16 PM

Jon Radojkovic About 100 people came to the Normanby Arena Complex in Ayton on Wednesday evening to hear West Grey municipal candidates speak. The positions of mayor and deputy mayor are both being contested and 11 candidates are running for just five council positions (reduced from seven). While empty store fronts, the municipal purchase of [&hellip

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9/28/2014 11:03:04 PM

Local tourism adventures are heading up – sky high – with the recent re-launch of helicopter tour company Air 44 in Collingwood, Ontario. The same beautiful forest trails and beaches that we enjoy on the ground are also spectacular when viewed from 1000 feet in the air. Based out of the Collingwood airport, Air 44 [&hellip

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9/28/2014 10:57:23 PM

École Macphail Elementary in the Village of Flesherton held a Terry Fox Run on September 24. The event kicked off with a morning assembly celebrating students who regularly demonstrate commitment and courage. The Run began at 10:15am and took a route under blue skies through the Village of Flesherton. Several of the Municipality of Grey [&hellip

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9/26/2014 1:46:45 PM

Seat belt-related road deaths are headed for a ten-year low, according to an OPP media release this week. The release was issued in advance of a fall seat belt campaign which begins today and runs until October 10, 2014. Collision and enforcement data serves as a measure of assessing how the OPP is doing with [&hellip

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9/24/2014 1:55:02 PM

By Peter Ryan On Sunday September 21, a local Climate Change March was held in Owen Sound to coincide with 2000 similar protests being held around the world. The focus of this global collaboration was to bring attention to the danger of the world’s ever increasing use of fossil fuels and the rising carbon dioxide level in [&hellip

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9/22/2014 7:09:51 PM

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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9/22/2014 6:16:16 PM

Landscape lighting provides increased safety and security to your home and yard, and allows you to extend the use of your yard into the evening. Exterior lighting can be as simple as a few well-placed architectural fixtures — from inexpensive garden spears that look like metallic mushrooms to stately Victorian-style coach lamps. But, landscape lighting, [&hellip

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9/21/2014 9:49:34 PM