1,265 dead animals, 8 charges, 1 accused

One of the worst cases of animal cruelty in Southwestern Ontario that began with the discovery of more than 1,200 dead pigs in a manure-filled barn in Norfolk County lands in court Thursday.

The barn where 12-year-old Samuel Zehr died in an accident is seen here on Tuesday June 20, 2017 near Stratford, Ont. Zehr was killed Monday night when a bale of hay fell and crushed him, according to the family. Terry Bridge/Beacon Herald/Postmedia Network

'Wrong place, wrong time'

Stressing safety and staying vigilant may be the only way to lessen the risk for children on family farms, observers say.

Steve Giuliano. (File photo)

Struggling to make ends meet?

It designed to start a conversation that could lead to real change in how the Oxford County community deals with poverty and food insecurity.

Thamesford pharmacy robbed

Oxford OPP is looking for two suspects who robbed the Pharmasave on Dundas St. in Thamesford Monday morning around 10:30 a.m.