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Before Confederation, there was the Norfolk County Fair

Diane Finley, Haldimand-Norfolk MP since 2006, had the honour of officially opening the 177th Norfolk County Fair on Tuesday. With Finley is Brian Kenney, president...

Finley says Liberal plan is a money-grab

Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley, centre, played host to a business round-table at the Erie Beach Hotel in Port Dover Monday. The forum concerned proposed changes...

Medals and plaques to recognize special people and places

www.norfolknews.ca/Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley attaches a new Canada 150 plaque to her downtown Simcoe constituency office on Tuesday. Finley announced a pair of programs to...

MP vying for leadership of Conservative Party of Canada

Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Lisa Raitt chats with Simcoe's John Davies during a meet and greet at the Norfolk Tavern in Port Dover...

Rights abuses protested | Simcoe Reformer

China's persecution of Falun Gong and other spiritual movements was the subject of a protest at Governor Simcoe Square on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Among ...and...

Opinions needed for Bill C-14

In a statement, Finley said the online route was sought to gather as many opinions as possible. “This is an issue where it's important that...

Farm leaders inducted in Norfolk Agriculture Hall of Fame

The foursome is the second group inducted after Norfolk County debuted the initiative last year. They were honoured by the selection committee and local dignitaries...

Finley re-election bid cost $128G

... Julie Cadman ($500); Wayne Cadman ($400); Bonnie Culver ($419); John Davies ($540); Muriel Dennis ($680); Brian Duxbury ($1,500); Diane Finley ($990); Stephen Flexman ($400);...

Spending spree alarms local Tories

Had Canadians known the federal Liberals planned to run a $29.4 billion deficit in their first budget and not $10 billion as promised, Finley is...

Simcoe lawyer heads up local Liberals

... Liberal Association continue the “momentum” it gained in the last federal election in October. Candidate Joan Mouland, also a lawyer for Brimage, finished second...

Finley gets post in Conservative shadow cabinet

In the new year, the Conservative caucus will turn to Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley for answers. Finley was one of several election survivors who sought...

Conservative loss predictable: Finley

Many well-wishers gathered at Diane Finley's campaign office Monday night in Simcoe to congratulate the Conservative MP on her fifth consecutive election win in Haldimand-Norfolk.

It's time to mark your 'X'

In the 2011 election, Canada's public works minister Diane Finley won with twice the number of votes from her nearest competitor, Liberal Bob Speller. But...

'It's time for us to carry the torch'

Veterans were joined by the Simcoe Army Cadet Corps, and dignitaries like Norfolk Mayor Charlie Luke, Haldimand Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett and MP Diane Finley,...

Fireworks at Waterford all-candidates meeting

... and Green Party candidate Wayne Ettinger. The empty chair was reserved for local MP and Conservative candidate Diane Finley, who was a no-show. Also...

Candidates grilled about agricultural issues

Current MP Diane Finley of the Conservatives noted her government has negotiated free trade deals with 43 countries “and in everyone we protected supply management.”...

Candidate brings satirical approach to campaign

SIMCOE - There's something unusual on the federal election campaign trail in Haldimand-Norfolk this fall: a satirical candidate who clearly has his tongue in his...

Candidates begin long campaign

The campaigns of incumbent Diane Finley (Conservative), Joan Mouland (Liberal), John Harris (NDP), Wayne Ettinger (Green) and Dave Bylsma (Christian Heritage) officially kicked off Aug.

Finley ready to rumble

The writ hasn't dropped, but local MP Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services in the Harper cabinet, said this week that her...

Keeping an eye on water quality

Diane Finley, MP for Haldimand-Norfolk and Canada's minister of public works and government services, and Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's minister of the environment, announced funding for...

Grant boosts arts centre storage

Local MP Diane Finley announced $10,000 in funding Thursday for the Norfolk Arts Centre in Simcoe. The money will be used to enhance storage facilities...

Walker, Loughton inducted into Norfolk agricultural hall

Local MP Diane Finley and local MPP Toby Barrett spoke highly of both men. “Both of them had influence beyond the borders of Norfolk County,”...

$25000 grant funds Norfolk Library seniors volunteer team

The programs were announced Tuesday at the Simcoe library by local MP and Canada's minister of public works and government services Diane Finley. “The mission...

Funding to help make church accessible

Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk Diane Finley chats with pastor Paul Currie at the Old Windham United Church Tuesday. Finley announcd $3,100 in funding to...

Finley safe, says spokesperson

Diane Finley, Canada's minister of public works and MP for Haldimand-Norfolk, is safe following a gun attack on Parliament Hill, says her spokesperson. Conservative MPs...

$2.3 million wildlife research facility being built in Norfolk

The $2.3-million project will serve as the new headquarters for the Canadian Wildlife Service in this part of the country. Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley and...

A century later, war dogs us still

In her presentation, local MP Diane Finley noted that 2014 is a year rich with anniversaries. Not only does 2014 mark the centenary of the...

New law weakens gun control: Montreal Massacre survivor

Diane Finley, local MP and Canada's minister of public works and government services, said the bill will “build on the significant action” on gun control...

'Cancer still haunts us'

Local MP Diane Finley was among the dignitaries to bring greetings to participants. Finley noted this year she was was especially appreciative of their efforts...

New elevator opens at Delhi arena

Diane Finley, local MP and the federal Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced the funding at the arena back in January 2013. She...

A quest to find a cure

On Wednesday, the Harper government contributed another $423,000. Gerry Ritz, Canada's agriculture minister, announced the funding Wednesday at a press conference at the Norfolk District...

County dedicates day to marathon swimmer

Annaleise Carr joked with local dignitaries – Norfolk County Mayor Dennis Travale, Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley and Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett - during a photo...

Fast egging at drive-thru

Ed Sanchuk. “Fun practical jokes are not fun and practical where you can hurt someone. Once you throw an egg, you can't get that back.”...

Harper condemns Hamas rocket attacks

Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich said Sunday that government officials assisted in the departure of 47 Canadian citizens from Gaza. “Over...

Fishing out the nuisance

“That's why we are making the investment ($17.5 million over five years),” said Diane Finley, MP for Haldimand-Norfolk and Minister of Public Works. “We take...

Canada's big, beautiful flag

It came with a letter from local MP Diane Finley saying the flag flew from the Peace Tower on June 5. “The flag is the...

'I feel like a second-class veteran'

In a letter, Veterans Affairs Minister Steve Blaney said the RCMP is not covered by his department's mandate and does not qualify for the same...

Reunions and anniversary celebrations in Norfolk

... program which included greetings from Evelyn Peck, president of Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario, Mayor Dennis Travale, Ward 7 councillor Harold Sonnenberg, now re-elected...

Premiere peony collection unveiled at Whistling Gardens

“That's a relatively new term over the past decade or so, but agri-tourism has certainly increased Ontario's tourism industry as I'm sure the Minister (Diane...

Oxford County courthouse in Woodstock. (Sentinel-Review file photo)

Last December in a Court of Appeal judgment, judges quashed William Duncan's conviction and ordered a new trial. On Friday, acting Crown attorney John Handbidge...

Foreign workers caught in government's program suspension

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney listens to MP Kellie Leitch as she speaks to the media in Ottawa in this April 29,...

'Super Saturday Canvas Blitz' across Canada to save Health Accord

A press secretary for Finance Minister Jim Flaherty defended the government's health record and said it continues to stand behind its "long-term, stable funding arrangements...

Hill wants to work with ministry on land claims

Six Nations Elected Chief Councillor Ava Hill wants Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt to accept her proposal to set up a working...

Conservative Party of Canada fires Butts as regional director 0

The office of local MP Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works in the Harper cabinet, was also contacted. Assistant Alyson Queen said Finley is aware...

Finley weighs in on Rosa Flora disaster

Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley extended her sympathies Friday to the owners and employees of the Rosa Flora greenhouse operation near Dunnville. The massive greenhouse complex...