Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer

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Poverty

Councillor says skills, work ethic lacking

A senior social worker in Haldimand and Norfolk provided a clue this week as to why the Ontario government is determined to increase Ontario’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

 Talbot Gardens in Simcoe (File photo)

Rec hub analysis will be costly

Norfolk County has no idea where it stands on a proposed recreational hub in Simcoe yet already the project is making substantial demands on the municipality’s treasury.

Norfolk puts revenue to work

Norfolk County generated some pin money for itself last year by making your tax dollars work a little harder.

John Wallace of Simcoe, a member of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, was disappointed to learn this week that vandals had damaged or destroyed 32 flowering trees the club had planted along the Norfolk Sunrise Trail in Simcoe. Norfolk OPP have been alerted and are interested in hearing from members of the public who might know who is responsible. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Beautification program suffers setback

Police would like to speak to a number of youths who are suspected of vandalizing dozens of trees along the Norfolk Sunrise Trail in Simcoe this week.

Two young doctors from the local area have settled in Simcoe and will open their practices August 21. They are Dr. John Pearce, left, of Waterford, and Dr. Bradley Johnson of Six Nations. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

New MDs like Norfolk pace of life

The next generation of medicine in Norfolk County is taking shape at the Roulston’s Wellness Centre in Simcoe.

File Photo

Housing market has calmed down

Local agents have noticed a distinct slowing of momentum in the Norfolk real estate market since the Wynne government moved to cool housing sales this spring.

Delhi firefighters contained a stubble fire in a rye field on Hawtrey Road Wednesday near the intersection of Norfolk Road 20. There was about 100 acres of flammable material on site but firefighters confined the flames to a one-acre parcel. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Tinder dry conditions in the countryside

Norfolk received a reminder Wednesday that conditions in the countryside are bone dry and that brush fires can break out anywhere at any time.