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.


Ludwig Vandenbussche of Belgium unveils the Flemish Emigrant Statue on Saturday, which has a new home at the Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre. MICHELLE RUBY/Postmedia Network

Artwork commemorates Belgian immigration

A statue of Flemish immigrants awaiting their passage to North America has found a permanent home in the Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre.

Brant Mayor Ron Eddy has a "documented history of creating a toxic work environment" for municipal staff, according to a report by integrity commissioner Melinda Munro. (Expositor file photo)

Brant mayor receives 'stern' penalty

Brant County Mayor Ron Eddy has been given a five-day suspension of pay after the county's integrity commissioner found him in violation of the municipality's Code of Conduct.

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.