About The Wilmot Post


Clockwise from top left: Stewart Grant, Lisa Hagen, Nigel Gordijk, Tyler Carruthers, Kristen Hahn, Marie Voisin, Nancy Silcox, Ernie Ritz.


Clockwise from top left: Stewart Grant, Lisa Hagen, Nigel Gordijk, Tyler Carruthers, Kristen Hahn, Marie Voisin, Nancy Silcox, Ernie Ritz.

Local news, local reporters.

Welcome to the brand, new Wilmot Post newspaper, a paper that focusses on Wilmot’s local news and events of local interest.

The Post is happy to be in the company of two other community newspapers, The St Marys Independent and the Tavistock Gazette. All three papers are owned by Stewart Grant, a St Marys’ native who is passionate about serving the communities through both print and online newspapers.

“Documenting history has always been important to me,“ Grant said. “It was my dream to someday be a newspaper owner.”

Stewart not only brings his newspaper experience to the table, but comes from a farming family that has been in the area since the 1840’s. He is a chartered accountant and spent many years as an insurance accountant in Bermuda. As a side project in 2012, he ran a web design company as well as investing in several small businesses in his hometown. Currently, he works from home for a Michigan insurance company.

Grant has head-quartered the three papers at the historic Tavistock Gazette building but has “boots on the ground” throughout Wilmot with a solid team of local writers. The writers are names you probably recognize as all are fervent community supporters. Would you like join this volunteer group? Drop us an email (info@wilmotpost.ca) or submit an idea/article (news@wilmotpost.ca).

Adding to the Post’s team are his graphic arts department of Maggie Richardson and Tyler Carruthers, and Wellesley’s venerable Sharon Leis in advertising sales. Contact Sharon if you’d like to get in on the ground floor with advertising (ads@wilmotpost.ca).

Grant envisions the Wilmot Post as a voice of the community and encourages people to contribute.

“It’s the different perspectives that make a great community paper,” he reflected.

With a subscription, readers can have full access to both the online website and a print edition delivered to their mailbox brimming with council news, community events, sports, arts, business, and opinion pieces by Wilmot columnists. The paper will run weekly.

Grant is an avid traveller, an active curler and golfer, as well as treasurer for the St Marys' Lincolns Junior B Hockey Club. He and his wife Laurie have two children, Jake and Sydney.

(with files from the Tavistock Gazette)