A driver was killed in a crash between a car and bus near Nixon on Friday afternoon. Both vehicles caught fire. No one on the bus was injured, said police. (Norfolk OPP Photo)

Driver killed in crash near Nixon

A driver was killed in a crash between a motor vehicle and a school bus at the intersection of Windham Road 12 and Nixon Road on Friday afternoon.

There were many impressive custom motorcycles in Port Dover for last week's Friday the 13th motorcycle rally. This road glide with a 30-inch front wheel belongs to Dave Goulet of Brooklin. With Goulet is friend Adam Byrich of Markham. MONTE SONNENBERG/Simcoe Reformer

Rally helps local economy

The Friday the 13th motorcycle rally was a peaceful event that revved up the local economy and brought an estimated 200,000 people to Port Dover.

Mathew Shepherd, 23, stands alongside his mother Amy Schram at the family's home just west of Simcoe. Shepherd has battled cancer for the past two years. JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer

Shepherd shows no quit

Most 21 year olds would be devastated to be diagnosed with Stage 3 testicular cancer – Simcoe's Mathew Shepherd isn't one of them.

Noel Haydt

Haydt steps aside

A lame-duck phase for Norfolk council lasting several months is a virtual certainty now that Coun. Noel Haydt will not seek re-election in Port Rowan-

Penman’s Dam in Paris will become a source of renewable energy in Brant County. (Submitted Photo)

Local energy projects cut

The Ontario government is cancelling more than 750 renewable energy contracts across the province including a Brant County-Six Nations

As of noon on Friday more than 140,000 people had gathered in Port Dover for the community's Friday the 13th motorcycle rally. That's the highest number of attendees in the 37-year history of the event. Officials had earlier estimated as many as 200,000 people would make their way to the lakeside town. MONTE SONNENBERG/Simcoe Reformer

Rally breaks the bank

This week’s Friday the 13th motorcycle rally has lived up to expectations and is possibly the largest in the event’s 37-year history.


Gang rivalries concern police

The Ontario Provincial Police are more concerned than usual about the display of outlaw biker colours and insignia at this weekend’s Friday the 13th m