- Provincial funding helps build back Stratford theatre arts training group after pandemicby Galen Simmons on August 12, 2022 at 10:58 pm in Local News, News
A nearly $40,000 provincial grant has helped Stratford’s Off the Wall Artists Alliance recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure its theatre-arts-training programs continue into the future.
- As one Perth County broadband-infrastructure project finishes, another beginsby Galen Simmons on August 12, 2022 at 8:26 pm in Local News, News
By the end of this year, roughly 380 more rural households and businesses in Perth County will have access to reliable, high-speed internet thanks to a federal-provincial investment of nearly $1.6 million in two local broadband-infrastructure projects, Perth-Wellington MPP Matt Rae announced Friday.
- Local chamber of commerce announces nominees for 2022 Business Excellence Awardsby Galen Simmons on August 11, 2022 at 7:34 pm in Local News, News
The Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce has announced 46 nominees across nine categories for its 26th annual Business Excellence Awards gala Oct. 13.
- Stratford factory helps Ukrainian workers find safe refuge in Canadaby Galen Simmons on August 11, 2022 at 7:03 pm in Local News, News
Stratford’s Stackpole International has been bringing over Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion of their country who were previously working at the auto-parts manufacturer’s sister plant in Poland to help fill much-needed local jobs.
- Huron-Perth real estate market continues to cool as cost, number of resale homes dropby Cory Smith on August 11, 2022 at 4:57 pm in Local News
Both the cost and the number of resale homes sold continued to fall last month in Huron-Perth.
- City to support Optimism Place women’s shelter with 18-bed expansionby Galen Simmons on August 10, 2022 at 11:31 pm in Local News, News
The City of Stratford will support Optimism Place women’s shelter as it prepares to break ground on a 6,000 square-foot, three-floor expansion to its current shelter building next month.
- Culture Cab program offering free taxi rides to and from Stratford cultural destinationsby Galen Simmons on August 10, 2022 at 8:13 pm in Local News, News
Led by the Stratford Perth Museum, a group of Stratford tourism and cultural organizations launched a new Culture Cab program this week, through which visitors can get free taxi rides to and from select cultural destinations in the city.
- City of Stratford to search for new integrity commissioner following reviewby Galen Simmons on August 9, 2022 at 9:51 pm in Local News, News
The City of Stratford will begin a search for a new integrity commissioner following a comprehensive review of the position at some point next year.
- Open-air fire bans lifted in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth Countyby Beacon Herald staff on August 9, 2022 at 7:44 pm in Local News, News
Local fire officials in Perth County and St. Marys have lifted an open-air fire ban that has been in place since mid-July.
- City staff introduce proposed bylaw for Airbnb-style rentals in Stratfordby Galen Simmons on August 9, 2022 at 7:27 pm in Local News, News
The City of Stratford has introduced a proposed accommodations licensing bylaw that would, if approved, allow operators of short-term-rental accommodations in single-detached, semi-detached, converted and townhouse dwellings to legally operate in the city.