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Preserving the fruit of their labours

Fruit is abundant at this time of year and while a wide selection of the tasty morsels sit waiting for buyers at the grocery store, many area residents probably would contend nothing beats berries fresh off the vine.

With berry-picking season ultimately comes jam time—getting those ice cream pails full of just-picked berries into the mason jars with sugar and Certo.

Local students wins $25,000 scholarship

Fort High graduate Nathan Wong has been proclaimed a “McMaster Scholar”—and earned a $25,000 scholarship from the university located in Hamilton.

Valued at $6,250 a year over four years, the scholarship only is offered to five students across Canada each year. Wong’s OAC average of 98.8 percent garnered him one of those spots out of a field of 600 students.