Gordon Potts, general manager of Venture Norfolk, holds a photo of some of the people in Norfolk County who successfully used a government program that paid their wages while they worked on developing a new business. The program will end in March 2016. DANIEL R. PEARCE/SIMCOE REFORMER

Job benefit program to end

The end of a government program that covered 42 weeks wages for rural Ontarians starting their own business has set the local economic development cor

Excitement is building for the 175th anniversary of the Norfolk County Fair. As the finishing touches were put in place, Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk had some fun while testing out the 'Sky Slide'. Young Canada Day kicks things off Tuesday morning. JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer

175th fair kicks off today

Thousands of people will make their way to the Norfolk County Fair in Simcoe today as the annual fall fair kicks off its 175th year.