Michelle Ruby, Brantford Expositor

Michelle Ruby has covered a wide variety of beats, including education, county council, and general assignment reporting, since joining The Expositor in 1999. She currently writes entertainment and education stories, including a regular In The Schools column.


Ryan Bommarito and Clare Blackwood star in The Last Five Years, which will be presented next month at the Waterford Old Town Hall. (Submitted Photo by Jordan Probst)

There's no place like home

Two actors who drew their early training and inspiration from Norfolk County are returning with a musical homage to their rural roots.

Calissa Nowe (front) and the rest of the Delhi Raiders cheerleading team celebrate their school's overall points title at the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show's Young Canada Day festivities on Tuesday. The victory was Delhi's seventh straight grand championship dating back to 2010. JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer

Solution proposed for Young Canada Day

The Grand Erie District School Board may be headed toward a more permanent solution for dealing with students attending Young Canada Day at the Norfolk County Fair.

Tollgate celebrates 50th anniversary

Plans for Tollgate Technological Skills Centre to celebrate a milestone anniversary stemmed from a bit of a sticky situation.

World language growth eyed

The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board wants to expand the free after-school and weekend languages programs it offers elementary school students.

Steve Talos, a teacher with the Grand Erie District School Board, has brought an application alleging discrimination on the basis of age to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal after losing health benefits after age 65. (Brian Thompson/The Expositor)

'Matter of self-respect'

Steve Talos loves teaching, so when he turned 65 he had no intention of retiring.

Teachers seeing rise in violence

The head of a local elementary teachers' union said there has been a marked increase in violent and aggressive behaviours by students in all school boards, including Grand Erie.

Fentanyl (File Photo)

Fentanyl crisis topic of forum

The executive director of Brant Family and Children's Services said rising fentanyl use in the city is increasing the number of children in the agency's care.

'We need to de-stigmatize it'

PARIS -- A medical marijuana operation in Paris is planning to start shipping its product by mid-October.

Catholic board sees stable enrolment

A budget of about $121 million, slightly higher than the previous year, went through the first step of approval on Tuesday at a meeting of the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.

Simcoe Composite School students cheer from the grandstand on Young Canada Day at the Norfolk County Fair on Oct. 7, 2014. (EDDIE CHAU/Simcoe Reformer)

Young Canada Day remains intact

In the end, the Grand Erie District School Board decided to stick with status quo – mostly – for Young Canada Day.

Public school board staff cuts likely

Continued declining enrolment at the secondary level means the Grand Erie District School Board likely will need to cut staff next school year.

Rick Monture, assistant professor of English and cultural studies at Hamilton’s McMaster University, explains the meaning of the Two Row wampum belt on Sunday during an open house on Six Nations. (Brian Thompson/The Expositor)

Get to know neighbours

OHSWEKEN -- A paddling festival hosted by Six Nations tourism will launch in July.