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Crowds Provided a Warm Welcome to Princess Margriet, in Goderich May 14th

Crowds at Goderich welcome Princess Margriet.

Princess Margriet marked to occasion by unveiling a plaque at the park that replicates a similar one marking the spot at Hotel Wereld, Wageningen, the Netherlands where German forces unconditionally surrendered to the First Canadian Army May 5, 1945. In that struggle, 7,600 Canadians were killed. Twenty of those casualties were residents of Huron County. Each of the ‘Huron County Twenty” was named in a heraldic scroll of remembrance signed by the Princess and her husband, later in the day.

We are honouring veterans and their families May 14th

Canadian veteran visiting his friend resting in the Netherlands

At age 22, he was in the Netherlands engaged in action with a Canadian anti-tank regiment. Bill has a great sense of humour, is fit, and is so mobile he continues to drive his car around town like the young man he is – in spirit. The organizers of the Dutch-Canadians Remember as One committee have asked Bill to be the first to greet H.R.H. Princess Margriet as she arrives at Liberation Memorial Park in Goderich, Sunday, shortly before 3 pm.

Princess Margriet is coming, and so is the vintage Canadian Army Equipment

Sherman Tank in Huron County

It takes a community "pulling together" to stage a world class event such as the one that will occur in Goderich on Sunday, May 14th. A static display of vintage Canadian military vehicles will be available for viewing on Hamilton Street, adjacent to Liberation Memorial Park in Goderich. Here In this photo, you can see a working Sherman tank that was hauled by local contractor, Lavis to get ready for the Dutch-Canadians Remember as One event. This tank is frequently called upon to perform on movie sets.

Fire Strikes Downtown Clinton - again

In the early morning hours, Saturday March 18th, firefighters were once again summoned downtown Clinton to fight a fire along a stretch of buildings adjacent to Town Hall. These buildings had previously been on fire and extensively damaged. Sources at the scene said the future of the buildings on the south side of Albert Street had been the subject of much debate since August 2016 when the original fire broke out. The cause of that fire was determined to be arson.

Huron County in Bloom - awaiting arrival of Princess Margriet

Princess Margriet and her husband Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven landed last night in Toronto and will be traveling through Huron County Sunday on the first leg of their official visit to Canada. On the occasion of Canada's 150th anniversary, Princess Margriet has been in high demand. She has been asked to attend many functions, but has had to decline as she will only be in Canada for one official visit in 2017.

Princess Margriet is coming to Goderich Sunday May 14th

Canada-Netherlands Two Counties, One Spirit

Mother's Day 2017 will be a unique experience in Huron County! H.R.H. Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, accompanied by her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven will be at Liberation Memorial Park in Goderich to review a parade, and unveil a plaque of commemoration. From there they will travel to Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Goderich to attend a reception for veterans and family members of the "Huron County 20" who lost their lives in the liberation campaign in 1944-45.

Domain Name Scam Alert

If you have registered a domain name and did not purchase privacy protection, chances are at some point your will receive a a letter in the mail offering to renew your domain name at inflated prices. Beware, the solicitation letter looks like a bill, and many consumers are simply paying the bill, thinking they are dealing with their domain registrar.

Social Media 101 What business owners need to know

Facebook Likes

The basics...Let's start with Facebook, the most popular.

Facebook is great to keep in touch with friends and family. Content goes through a “news feed” allowing for commenting on your post to Facebook. Your friends may appreciate a picture you have uploaded to your Facebook page and comment, 'oh what a cute dog,”. You may respond to a friend's post and press the "like" button. When you “like” something the friends in your network see what you like, as this content goes into their news feed. This keeps everyone connected.

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