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Posted On Monday, November 11, 2019

Red poppies with quote Community Notice: As per the Middlesex Centre website, The Ilderton Legion Branch 531 invites you to a Remembrance Day service today,
Monday, November 11, 2019, at the Cenotaph in Poplar Hill Memorial Park at 1:30 pm in Poplar Hill.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
If you are unable to attend please take a minute of silence at 11am today to honour those who fought for Canada, ensuring future Canadians would continue to enjoy the many freedoms we have today.
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Posted On Saturday, November 02, 2019

Daylight Savings ends - FacebookDaylight Saving Time ends every year on the first Sunday in November. In 2019, DST ends Sunday, November 3rd. It is a good time to prepare for the colder months ahead:
Clean and test your smoke alarms This should be done every month and the battery replaced at least once a year. All battery-operated smoke alarms emit a warning sound, usually an intermittent “chirp”, when the battery power is low. When you hear this sound, it’s time to replace the battery.
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Posted On Thursday, October 10, 2019

firefighter fighting barn fire Let's talk about barns and fire safety concerns: Barn Fires As mutual insurers, we’ve been acutely aware of the increasing trend on farm fires in 2017 and 2018, particularly those fires involving the loss of livestock.
This trend has not escaped the notice of the general agricultural community. The December 18, 2018 issue of Ontario Farmer focused on increasing incidents of barn fires and the resulting increase in the cost of farm insurance.
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Posted On Tuesday, October 01, 2019

deer with speech bubbleFall brings beautiful autumn colours and more wildlife onto Ontario’s roads – and a need for drivers to be extra vigilant.
The number of animal strikes on Ontario roads has increased by 45 percent over a 15 year period (1999 – 2014). October to January is a peak time for vehicle collisions with wildlife, and autumn is the most dangerous time. Collisions with wild animals can result in serious vehicle damage, personal injury, or even death.
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Posted On Monday, September 16, 2019

'Gracious Gardener' summer adventure - twitter Who is Gracie? She is the owner of the ‘Gracious Gardener’!
She is the daughter of Emilly, a claims adjuster with Middlesex Mutual.
A student who competed, and won out of 50 contestants in the Be Your Own Boss contest put on by Huron County Economic Development last year. She was in Grade 4 at the time.
A young girl who saw an opportunity to help her school by pitching a business plan to grow and sell her own vegetables. Gracie’s plan was to...

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