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The MS Society of Canada's Grand Erie Chapter will host its annual MS Walk May 6 in Simcoe. Amy Martin, the Grand Erie Chapter's fundraising and community outreach coordinator, joins longtime supporter David Horton in promoting this year's walk. Those unable to make it to the walk can opt for a fundraising brunch held at Kaley's Restaurant in Simcoe on Saturday, April 21. JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer

Walk, brunch raise funds for MS Society

An estimated 100,000 Canadians are currently living with multiple sclerosis. If divided across communities evenly, that would mean roughly 50 folks in Norfolk and area struggle with the disease each and every day.

Park Lane Terrace (Expositor photo)

Nursing home cutbacks raise concern

A cutback in working hours for personal support workers and registered practical nurses at Park Lane Terrace has raised concerns about resident care, says a spokesperson for the workers.But the CEO of the company that operates the long-term care facility in Paris says resident care remains the top priority.“Providing proper care for our residents i

Norfolk staff is recommending $72,000 in renovations to this heritage building at Governor Simcoe Square. The building could be leased to the Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce and the Simcoe Business Improvement Area or a potential private-sector tenant. Norfolk council will consider a report on the proposal Tuesday afternoon. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Heritage building in play

Norfolk council would welcome the Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce and the Simcoe Business Improvement Area as a tenant at Governor Simcoe Square.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Community Street Crime Unit received a Law Enforcement Recognition Award Thursday at the annual Crime Stoppers luncheon in Renton. The street crime unit has arrested 110 people in the local area over the past year in connection with offences ranging from narcotics to property crime. At left is Insp. Lisa Anderson, interim chief of the Norfolk OPP, while at right is David Forster of Bolton, president of the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association and a guest speaker at Thursday’s luncheon. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Street crime unit has impact

The Haldimand-Norfolk Community Street Crime Unit has been making its fair share of headlines in the local area over the past year.

Julie Danen stands next to a snow-covered field on the dairy and cash-crop farm she owns along with husband Ed on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Shakespeare, Ont. (Terry Bridge/Stratford Beacon Herald)

Weather wreaking havoc on crop farmers

There’s a growing sense of frustration among Southwestern Ontario crop farmers as the planting season has been delayed by winter-like weather that won’t loosen its grip on the region.

Activists send a message

A cutback in working hours for personal support workers and registered practical nurses at Park Lane Terrace has raised concerns about resident care, says a spokesperson for the workers.But the CEO of the company that operates the long-term care facility in Paris says resident care remains the top priority.“Providing proper care for our residents i