Winter Magic: Snowy Owls

By Jennifer Thorpe Many birders around Perth County have had the pleasure of observing these giant beauties in farm fields, along fence lines and on the tops of hydro poles just west of our county line.  This week’s photos are courtesy of Kim Bailey who has been observing them here over the past six years,…

2018 Thorndale Winter Carnival

By: Becky Clark, facilitator for I Love Thorndale Each year, the Thorndale community groups, organizations and an team of eager volunteers all pitch in for a great day of old fashioned fun in Thorndale on the fairgrounds and inside the community centre. This year is shaping up to be another great year! There is a…

Schiedel line sparks Firefighters in opener

Rock quiets Caledonia Thunder 5-2 on Monday night at PRC By Pat Payton The Caledonia Thunder couldn’t contain the Schiedel line Monday night at the PRC. The trio of centre Jimmy Schiedel, and wingers Owen and Ian Boyd combined for four goals and eight total points in a 5-2 Firefighter Peewees’ victory over the Thunder.…

Great team and individual results by DCVI skiers

At Huron-Perth and WOSSAA championships in Duntroon By Pat Payton DUNTROON – The DCVI Nordic ski team posted great team and individual results here last week (Feb. 6) at the Huron-Perth championships at Highlands Nordic, south of Collingwood. Ethan Aarts won the gold medal for the Junior boys team, and Owen Wrigley captured the bronze.…

Lincs probably need four wins to make playoffs

Seven regular-season games remaining By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns have games in hand on both Strathroy Rockets and Komoka Kings. But Lincs probably need to win four of their remaining seven games if they want to secure a Western Conference playoff berth. This past weekend, Lincolns (9-27-2-5) managed to gain just one point in…