Four generations of Betzners gathered at Gary Betzners Dundas farm Sunday to mark the family’s 200th year of farming. In front is Jean Betzner holding a photo of the Betzner family reunion in 1917. Back left is Gary Betzner, to his left is his son Jeremy with his son Jacob, to Jeremy’s left is his brother David and his son Sawyer. The family has been farming in Dundas since 1817.


Four Generations of Betzners.

Jeremy Betzner will soon take over the daily operation of the family farm which has been in the family for 200 years. He raises beef cattle and cash crops the original 140 acre farm as well as three adjacent properties for a total of 450 acres of crops including corn, soya beans, and hay. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Rib Festival at Gage Park.

Oli Desvaux cooks up ribs and chicken for Kentucky Smokehouse at the Rib Fest at Gage Park Saturday.

Adrian Warzywoda tries out the slide at the Rib Fest at Gage Park Saturday.

Kristof Jr. and his dad Kristof Harasiuk Sr enjoy their barbecued ribs at the Rib Fest at Gage Park Saturday.


Calen Fulton feels the heat as he cooks up ribs and chicken for Crazy Canuck Smokers at the Rib Fest at Gage Park Saturday.


8 year old Norah Wells tries out the slide at the Rib Fest at Gage Park Saturday.


Digging into a rib dinner before heading to the Tiger Cats game at the Rib Fest at Gage Park Saturday.

Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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Cats Lose 39-12 to Bombers.

Posted on August 13, 2017

Hamilton Tiger Cat’s Terrence Frederick, brings down Winnipeg’s T.J .Thorpe during first half action against Winnipeg.

Tiger Cats Damarr Aultman #87 misses a touch down pass late in first half action against Winnipeg. The score was 19-6 at the half.


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In the Urquhart Butterfly Garden.

Posted on August 2, 2017

A rainy Summer has resulted in a garden busting with flowers and vegetation providing perfect habitat and feeding grounds for bugs, butterflies, and birds at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden in Dundas. Joanna Chapman founder of the garden reports that recently 16 different species of butterflies were seen in a one hour period. A Common Buckeye, which is very “uncommon” in Southern Ontario was photographed in the garden over the past few weeks. Chapman also reports that an increased number of bird species are nesting in the garden this year making it the perfect summer to head to the garden with your binoculars or perhaps your camera. The annual Urquhart Butterfly Garden Photography Contest is on until  Labour Day. For more information on the photo contest and to check out the schedule of public workshops that take place Saturdays in the garden go to Read More

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