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Weather forecast from Friday, September 21, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018

A special weather statement is in place. For details, click here.

Today – A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind southwest 20 km/h increasing to 40 gusting to 70 this morning. High 29. Humidex 37. UV index 7 or high.

Tonight – A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 60. Low 12.

Saturday, September 22 – Mainly cloudy. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 6 or high.

Saturday night – Clear. Low 10.

Sunday, September 23 – Sunny. High 22.

Sunday night – Cloudy periods. Low 12.

Wet, short but exciting day at IPM 2018

(Submitted photo)

Before the rain, things were going great on day three of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2018), At 9 a.m., Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, led the tractor parade to the plowing competition fields. Speaking of the many displays and activities of IPM 2018, MacAuley said, “Farmers are big businessmen and women, and this is just a small example of what’s involved.“

MacAulay added that IPM 2018 plays an important role in publicizing the importance of agriculture to our country: “It’s a big show, a big display,“ he said. “It’s important for people to realize that, if you had a good meal this morning, thank a farmer! We have a big responsibility as farmers.”

Minister MacAulay toured Laprise Farms brussel sprouts packing facility with Jean-Marie Laprise, Mayor of IPM 2018 Tented City and, by 10:30 a.m., was at the World Records Tent for a Guinness World Record attempt for Most People Bobbing for Apples at One Time. The attempt was made in a tent at the IPM in the midst of a rainstorm. The committee needed more than 597 people taking part to qualify.

Given the rain and the fact some of the individually numbered tags issued to participants became very soggy there were some questions about the counting and the evidence is under review by Guiness World Records.

“It does create energy, you do what you have to do, and if it happens it happens,” says IPM 2018 Project X Co-chair Mary Anne Udvari. “Everyone is having fun.”

Due to persistent rainfall, just past noon organizers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo closed Tented City, its activities and displays for the remainder of Thursday, September 20th.

“We are closing Tented City because of our concern for the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and exhibitors − and because we need to maintain the integrity of the land,” said Cathy Lasby, Executive Director of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association.”

The RV Park remained operational, and scheduled entertainment in the RV Park proceeded. Most plowing activities also continued.

IPM 2018 crews are working to drain and grade the Tented City site and officials are hopeful it will be dry and that full activities will resume on Friday. For the latest updates, visit the IPM 2018 Facebook page at

Coming up on Friday:

– Former Lac-Mégantic, Quebec Fire Chief Denis Lauzon will be the Feature Speaker on the Pride Seeds Main Stage from noon to 12:45 p.m. to discuss the rail car tragedy that took place there in 2013.

– Queen of the Furrow contestants will deliver their speech in front of the Pride Seed Main Stage crowd starting at 9:30 a.m. (runs until about noon).

– Plowing competitions get underway at 9 a.m.

– A battle of the word: combining speed, precision and concentration.

– The Auctioneers’ Challenge runs 2 to 4 p.m. inside the World Records Tent.

– Canadian Celtic rock favourites MUDMEN perform on the Pride Seeds Main Stage at 12:45 p.m. and the Final Furrow Lounge at 3:30 p.m.

– Team Farmall dancing tractors (11 a.m. & 1 p.m.), RAM Rodeo Tour (noon & 2:30 p.m.), Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team (10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.), antique equipment demonstrations and much more

For more information and the IPM 2018 Show Guide, visit

Baseball exhibit in Sombra

The Sombra Museum is having an Exhibition of Baseball in St. Clair Township this coming Saturday, Sept 22.

Join them from 2-4 p.m. and reminisce about the glory days on the local diamonds.

Enjoy a hot dog, drink with side and more.

Proceeds to museum special projects.

Admission is $8 or under 12 years old is $5.

Visit or 3476 St.Clair Parkway or call 519-892-3982.

Do you remember hitting your first home run or breaking in that new ball glove you got just in time for next the ball season?

Then you will wax nostalgic with 100 years of baseball history in St. Clair Township, including photos, uniforms, trophies and more.

Pumpkinfest is tomorrow in Wallaceburg

The Wallaceburg Kinsmen Club are holding their annual Pumpkinfest event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.

Here are some more details:

Final Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market is on Saturday

The final Wallaceburg Farmer’s Market of the season is taking place on tomorrow from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m..

Listen to an interview between Dana Haggith and Karen Moran, from the Wallaceburg BIA, by clicking below:

You can also find them on Facebook, here.

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