A family of four east of Courtland was left homeless following a fire to their home Monday afternoon. Firefighters from four stations battled the blaze. (NORFOLK FIRE SERVICES PHOTO)

Fire destroys home near Courtland

family had to flee their burning home Monday afternoon with “a sense of urgency” after the open flame from a basement water heater set “material” on fire, says a fire official.

Stolen tractors recovered

A 49-year-old Norfolk man was charged in the theft of five John Deer tractors that were stolen from various locations across southwestern Ontario over

Police will be keeping an eye out for bush parties this weekend. (Postmedia Network file photo)

Party spins out of control

Police are warning parents and teens about the inherent danger of attending a bush party after one south of Bayfield got wildly out of control.

Winnipeg Beach. (Jesse Johnston/Postmedia Network)

Canada's cleanest beaches revealed

Twenty-six beaches and seven marinas in Canada have been Blue Flag certified for summer 2016 under the international designation administered in the country by Environmental Defence.