1,265 dead animals, 8 charges, 1 accused

One of the worst cases of animal cruelty in Southwestern Ontario that began with the discovery of more than 1,200 dead pigs in a manure-filled barn in Norfolk County lands in court Thursday.

Caption- Sam Norton takes a selfie with the phone he used to call Steve Hofstetter who performed his stand- up set over loudspeaker at City At Night on June 18. (Courtesy Steve Hoffstetter)

Comic does Ottawa show over speakerphone

Determined not to cancel his comedy show in Ottawa, and stranded in Toronto because of a flight cancellation, Steve Hofstetter did something he’d never done before – performed an improvised set over speakerphone from his hotel.“Part of what was going through my head was not how I was upset about it but how upset everyone else would be,” said Hofstetter

Local paddleboarders have stepped up to help the Norfolk Association for Community Living (NACL) and Community Living Access Support Services (CLASS) of Simcoe with a major fundraising initiative in July, one involving a 32-kilometre paddleboard excursion across Lake Erie. On hand Monday for a news briefing were, from left, Kodie Peekstok of Waterford, NACL executive director Stella Barker, NACL board member Ralph Savage, CLASS executive director Tricia Morris, and Tyler Backus of South Coast Water Sports in Port Dover. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Paddleboarders take on Lake Erie

Community Living associations across Ontario have been asked to do something this summer to celebrate the spirit of Colin Sanders, the 63-year- old Port Hope man who will attempt to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean this fall.