Michelle Ruby, Brantford Expositor

Michelle Ruby has covered a wide variety of beats, including education, county council, and general assignment reporting, since joining The Expositor in 1999. She currently writes entertainment and education stories, including a regular In The Schools column.


The Routes to Roots Film Festival will kick off at the Simcoe Strand Theatre Oct. 21-22. Pictured (back row), co-founder and Strand owner Kent Rapley (left), co-founder Mike McArthur along with (front row) co-curator Michael Chwastiak (left) and chair Jim Carroll. (JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer)

Simcoe film festival gets back to roots

Get a glimpse of rural life around the world at the first Routes to Roots Film Festival in Simcoe.A selection of feature films and shorts, a showcase of local, national and international film with an emphasis on themes of returning to roots, rural life and connectedness, are on the bill at the festival, set for Oct. 21 and 22.“It’s a wonderful oppo

Tollgate celebrates 50th anniversary

Plans for Tollgate Technological Skills Centre to celebrate a milestone anniversary stemmed from a bit of a sticky situation.

Fentanyl (File Photo)

Fentanyl crisis topic of forum

The executive director of Brant Family and Children's Services said rising fentanyl use in the city is increasing the number of children in the agency's care.

Optician heading to Ethiopia

As an optician, one of Catherine Labrecque-Rowntree's greatest joys is watching someone slip on their very first pair of glasses and knowing she helped give them, quite literally, a whole new view of the world.