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Articles from September 17, 2020

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Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corp. Gives Six First Nations A Loan Guarantee for A Major Power Project
(ANNews) – The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC) announced on September 9, 2020 that it has provided a loan guarantee to a consortium of six Alberta First Nations to enable their participation in the Cascade Power Project (Cascade).Created...
A Life without Limitations
Caring for patients on Bell Island during the global COVID-19 pandemic is another chapter in Diana Kearley storied health care career.She had retired at 60, about 15 years ago, to spend time with her husband, Albert, who was 15 years her senior.About...
Amnesty International: Canada Failing to Bring Suspected War Criminals to Justice
Amnesty International Canada, a prominent human-rights organization, says Canada is failing to bring suspected war criminals to justice. The organization says that the federal Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program is underfunded and underused.Twenty...
Atlantic Update
(NS-Lobster-Protest)A First Nation in central Nova Scotia says it intends to launch a lobster fishery today based on its own management plan.The Sipekne'katik (Seh-PECK'-nah-kah-tic) Mi'kmaq First Nation says it will distribute "livelihood tags" to indigenous...
Atlantic Update
NS-Lobster-Protest)About two hundred Indigenous people and their supporters are at a wharf today in support of a First Nation's plan to launch a lobster fishery based on its own management plan.The opening is in defiance of federal regulations that say...
At Least 5 COVID-19 Cases Detected at Yee Hong Markham Centre within Past Week
Two residents of the Yee Hong Markham Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. York Region Public Health confirmed the test results from a swab collected Sept. 10.“The residents are stable and being transferred from the 4th floor to our isolation unit...
Avoid Tempting Bears to Feed from Jasper Fruit Trees This Fall
It's that time of the year when bears are starting to bulk up for the winter and eating whatever they can find to do that. Enter Jasper, with an abundance of beautiful scenery, including fruit trees. Beautiful or not, the trees have attracted hungry...
BC Rights Commissioner Sets a Path for Collecting Race-Based Data
B.C.’s human rights commissioner is calling on the province to require the collection of race-based data to help address racism and discrimination.Commissioner Kasari Govender said Tuesday that collecting data that includes information on demographic...
--B-C Update-
(BC-COVID-Economy)The B-C government is expected to reveal how it plans to stimulate the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis later today.Premier John Horgan and Finance Minister Carole James are set to release details of the province's 1.5-billion-dollar...
--B-C Update-
---(BC-COVID-Economy)Premier John Horgan has announced 600-million dollars in tax incentives for businesses as part of a 1.5-billion dollar COVID-19 economic recovery plan.The incentives include a 15 per-cent-tax credit on eligible new payroll to encourage...
Beaverlodge Waives Property Tax for Several Non-Profits
Several non-profit groups in Beaverlodge will continue to have the property tax exemptions they’ve enjoyed over the past three years.Beaverlodge council voted during its regular meeting Monday to renew the tax-exempt status for the groups for 2021 to...
Birdtail Sioux Considers Taking Stronger Action
After a decade and a half of peaceful relationship-building with the federal government, Birdtail Sioux First Nation Chief Ken Chalmers is wondering if it was all for naught.Chalmers is now considering actions he refused to take previously, such as a...
Bowen Island's Community Centre Celebration Is 30 Years in the Making
Paul Hooson has known hope and despair in the debate over whether Bowen Island should — or even could — build a performing arts space.On Saturday night, his hope was rewarded. Island residents voted 64 per cent in favour of borrowing $4-million for the...
British Columbians Want Local Meat. Proposed Changes to Abattoir Rules Might Make It More Available
The path from pasture to plate for B.C.’s 22 million farm animals might soon get easier.Earlier this month, the provincial Ministry of Agriculture released an intentions paper outlining proposed changes to slaughter and meat processing regulations. It’s...
Building Permits Now Required in St. Brieux
Residents of St. Brieux will have an additional step in their building process following the town council passing their building bylaw.Building permits will now be required for construction projects in the town.Following years of work to develop the...
Businesses Gain by Building Stronger Relationships with First Nations, Says Ontario Regional Chief
The next step for the reconciliation of First Nations people is business ownership, including mines, according to Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation near Cochrane.At Wednesday's 71st-annual general meeting of the Timmins...
Catholic Division Selected to Have Audit Assessed by Provincial Auditor
Each year school divisions in the province are chosen to have their audits randomly selected to be assessed by the provincial auditor’s office. This year, for the first time since 2014, the Prince Albert Catholic School Division was among the divisions...
Catholic School Division Waiting on Contingency Funding Update from Province
After the recent funding announced by the province for contingencies in spending for school divisions the Prince Albert Catholic School Division is preparing for the next steps. The board of education received an update during their regular meeting on...
CCDA Subsidizing Back-Alley Lights
The City Centre Development Agency is offering money to businesses to put up lights behind their shops.The CCDA is offering up to $400 for businesses after they install lights in back alleys in an attempt to make downtown a safer place.“The goal of this...
Chamber Hosts Online AGM
It may have been a much different look and feel, but the Timmins Chamber of Commerce held the 71st edition of its annual general meeting on Wednesday morning.A limited number of staff and Chamber members gathered at The Dante Club for the proceedings,...
City of Melfort Partners in ‘Smart City’ Initiative
In late August SaskTel announced that they had partnered with the City of Melfort to launch a “Smart City” initiative.The focus of the plan is on bringing practical and innovative solutions to the city to improve current operations and optimize future...
Climate Strikers Are Trying to Trademark Erin O’Toole’s ‘Take Back Canada’ Slogan
A group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth climate activists have filed to trademark the 'Take Back Canada’ slogan used by Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole.Climate Strike Canada, which organized nationwide climate strikes last September,...
Closing of Land Registry Office Will Have Local Impact
WALKERTON – As of Oct. 13, the day after Thanksgiving, Ontario’s 54 Land Registry Offices will close. The last day of counter service will be Friday, Oct. 9.The announcement was made earlier this summer.The shift to conducting business electronically...
Community Foundation Unveils New Keep in Touch Program
The Community Foundation of South Eastern Alberta has created a program to remind people that they’re not alone.The foundation started the Keep in Touch Program at the beginning of last month, and it gives people the chance to connect with another person...
Conservative Leader O'Toole Gets Tested for Coronavirus, Goes into Isolation
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that “one of the core elements of our democracy” could be at risk just hours after Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole announced that he, his family and some of his staff would be tested for COVID-19 and self-isolating.Trudeau...
Council Goes with Status Quo on Grant Application Service
BROCKTON – Fairtax/GrantMatch is a company that’s in the business of helping municipalities secure provincial and federal grants.The company now known as GrantMatch Corp., serves 145 municipalities in addition to a commercial client base. One of its...
Council Medetings Will Start Earlier in Whitewater Region
Cobden -- Whitewater Region council meetings will now begin at 4:45 p.m., 75 minutes earlier than they have been held previous to March.Council meetings held since March have started earlier, and electronically, due to the pandemic, noted Chief Administrative...
Council Moves Ahead with New Campus Governance
With the help of a report presented to council at the special meeting last week, the Municipality of North Grenville now has a plan to move forward with the implementation of a new governance structure for the Kemptville Campus.Council received the...
County Adopts Its First Anti-Racism Policy
For the first time, the County of Grande Prairie has a policy specifically meant to address racism.County council approved the policy during its regular meeting Monday, to ensure the county provides healthy workplace environments. The policy applies...
County Gets Exemption to Move Forward with Plan Changes
Pembroke – Things are looking a bit brighter for future development in the County of Renfrew following the decision of the province to allow the county to make exemptions to the county plan without having to check with the province first. “The ball...
County Nixes Mandatory Masks
The County of Grande Prairie isn’t following the city’s lead in enacting a mandatory mask bylaw.County council voted to take no action on the proposed Temporary Mandatory Face Covering (Mask) Bylaw during its regular meeting Monday.“I think it’s important...
County Weed Inspectors Give out 64 Notices in 2020, Bylaw Allows Appeals
County of Grande Prairie residents and businesses can continue to appeal county weed and pest inspection notices under a new bylaw.County council approved a Weed and Pest Appeal Committee Bylaw during its regular meeting Monday.Sonja Raven, county agricultural...
COVID-19 Seeing a Resurgence in Simcoe Muskoka and Province
Similar to the rest of Ontario, Simcoe Muskoka is seeing a resurgence in cases of COVID-19.There’s already been over 60 new infections in the region since September 1, bringing the total to 770, as of press time. The recent spike in cases is significant...
COVID-19 Testing Requirements for School Children Can Be Confusing
It was bound to happen, especially with so many thousands of children returning to schools in Sudbury this past week. One parent noticed her child had "congestion, a runny nose and a mild cough."The mom called the health unit for advice. The parents...
COVID-19 Test Results Now Available through Text Message
Albertans can now receive their COVID-19 test results through an SMS text message or an automated phone call. Individuals who book a COVID-19 test or drop in for testing at an AHS assessment centre can now choose to get their results through these methods....
COVID Cases Can Travel to C-K: Colby
Chatham-Kent’s COVID-19 messaging has gone stale.The local board of health wants to bring some new life back into the education for the best safety practices as provincial cases continue to rise.The board’s other message? That COVID-19 is still here...
Diversity Dundas Formed to Address Racism and Discrimination in County
DUNDAS COUNTY – In the aftermath of controversial comments made by North Dundas municipal councillor Tyler Hoy in August, a new group has formed to help address issues of racism and bias in Dundas County.A community meeting was held at the Joel Steele...
Drawing from Nature's Medicine Cabinet
Knowledge of medicinal plants and herbs is as old as humankind, and forms the basis of pharmaceuticals, but few of us actually know anything about the vast pharmacy that surrounds us or how to tap into it.That's where Burdock Nettle comes in.Nestled...
Drivers Sought from Other Areas to Get School Buses in Norwood, Havelock Up and Running
It’s still unknown whether buses from First Student Canada will have enough drivers to run routes on Monday.The company was forced to cancel bus routes all this week due to a lack of drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted some students...
Drive-Thru Bacon-on-a-Bun Raises $10Gs for Rotary
Renfrew -- Waiting in line for more than 45 minutes is not something Stacey Kenopic would normally do, but last Saturday she and hundreds of others did just that as members of the Renfrew Rotary Club served more than 2,100 bacon-on-a-buns. “The back-bacon-on-a-bun...
Drought and Climate Change Endangering Salmon and Fish Habitat on Vancouver Island
Drought conditions are continuing to put salmon and fish habitat at risk in streams and rivers on Vancouver Island.Conditions in east Vancouver Island are “very dry” and the region is experiencing a Level 3 drought, the B.C. government said late last...
Dufferin County to Officially Recognize Indigenous History with Land Acknowledgment
Growing up in Dufferin County in the 1980s, Debbie Sipkema, can remember being taught the history of Orangeville. “They were trying to get people to go and visit the area so they wanted us to have the ability to give them the history, but like everywhere...
Edsby Portal Officially in Use in Catholic Schools in Prince Albert
The Prince Albert Catholic School Division board received an update Monday on the launch of the division’s new online portal, Edsby.According to director of education Lorel Trumier, the Edsby portal has integrated with the data from their previous portal...
--Eighteenth Newswatch-
---(COVID-Ont) (Audio: 090)Ontario is tightening COVID-19 restrictions.The province is lowering the number of people permitted at social gatherings in three regions where cases have spiked.The change will affect Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa.Premier...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Parliament-Returns) (Audio: P01)Next week's throne speech could bring down the minority Liberal government if it fails to win support from an opposition party.So today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will see what he needs to include to ensure at...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(COVID-Rapid-Testing) (Audio: P03)With demand for COVID-19 testing skyrocketing as infection rates climb and kids return to school, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says not having rapid testing devices available in Canada is causing a disaster.O'Toole...
Evergreen Park Appeals to County for Assistance during Pandemic
Following the financial hit of COVID-19, the County of Grande Prairie is helping out Evergreen Park by forgiving expenses of $973,149.In typical circumstances the county would pay Evergreen Park’s managers and then invoice the park for reimbursement,...
Family Doctor Shortage Looms in Labrador West
Half of the family physicians in Labrador West will move on to other towns in the next few months and that has a number of people worried.There are eight doctors that service the twin towns of Labrador City and Wabush, and four have announced they are...
Federal Funding for Avens, Other Northern Seniors' Projects
Yellownife's Avens seniors' facility is receiving $25,000 for composting and gardening workshops that promote social inclusion, healthy ageing, and volunteering with others.In turn, the skills learned can be contributed to a greenhouse project the centre...
--Fifteenth Newswatch-
---(COVID-Ont) (Audio: 091) Ontario Premier Doug Ford says people who hold large social gatherings amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic --quote -- "must be a few fries short of Happy Meal."Ford says people who host such events in defiance of new limits...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(Parliament-Returns)The clock is ticking down on the return of M-P's to the House of Commons, but just what the fall session will look like remains up in the air.Following the recent Liberal cabinet retreat, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday...
First Nation Breaks Ground on New Housing Project
Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation broke ground on a new housing project on Tuesday that is being supported by a $1.1 million in funding from the federal government. Indigenous Affairs Minister Marc Miller, Families and Children and Social Development...
--First NewsWatch-
---(COVID-Saliva-Tests)A saliva-based test for COVID-19 could be ready for use in Canada as soon as this fall.Doctor Vanessa Allen, a top official with Public Health Ontario, says she can see such a test as being an option in the near term.She says while...
Five Parks to See Roads Paved Next Year: Highways
Regina– If you’ve driven the road from Highway 9 to Good Spirit Lake in recent years, you might wonder how good your shocks are, as it is not exactly smooth. But that road, and four others like it, was singled out for paving next year, according to a...
Ford Said He Would Help Brampton’s ‘Broken’ COVID Situation; MPP Tabling Motion Demanding Resources
Brampton’s chaotic COVID-19 response continues to flounder as case counts across the city move in the wrong direction. Testing remains the key issue, one that provincial and local leaders continue to ignore.One Brampton MPP has seen enough. Kevin Yarde...
Fort Simpson Salon Closing Its Doors – for Now
Tannis’s Beauty Salon, one of two salons in Fort Simpson, has closed its doors for the time being following a family emergency.Tannis Reid, owner of the salon, told Cabin Radio she was sad to be closing after almost four years in operation but wanted...
--Fourteenth Newswatch-
---(CRA-Hack)The Treasury Board of Canada says it has uncovered suspicious activities on more than 48-thousand Canada Revenue Agency accounts following cyberattacks in July and August.The previously-announced attacks targeted C-R-A accounts and G-C-Key,...
--Fourth NewsWatch-
---(Parliament-Returns)Parliament is scheduled to resume next week, complete with a speech from the throne.In anticipation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be consulting with opposition leaders to see what input they may have to share.The Bloc Quebecois...
Government of Canada Invests in Innovating Alberta's Construction Industry
Alberta's construction and engineering is a central part of its economy and innovation is essential for the industry to recover from the impact of COVID-19. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and the minister responsible...
Haggie Pledges More Funds for Holyrood Ambulance Services
In response to a letter from the Town of Holyrood in regards to concerns over ambulance service in the region, Minister of Health and Community Services John Haggie has indicated that there will be funding made available for more ambulance services in...
Haggie Unsure Whether Province Treats International Workers Differently
A rule is nothing without exceptions, and Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing in St. John’s managed to prove the point.On Thursday, Health Minister Dr. John Haggie could not confirm whether essential workers who travel to the province from outside Canada are...
Happy Students, Happy School: Importance of Connection on Bowen Island
Before school started last week, a certain level of anxiety was to be expected.Will students be safe? Will staff be safe? Will the pandemic protocols be enough to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus?“It's hard to think of taking a risk when you...
Holyrood to Ask Bell Aliant for Better Cell Service
The Town of Holyrood says that its residents deserve better cellular service.During last week’s public meeting, councillors discussed a letter they had received from a resident in the community who was not getting cell service in her Woodford Station...
Horgan Unveils Economic Recovery Plan, Dodges Election Questions
Premier John Horgan unveiled details of the province’s $1.5-billion economic recovery plan today, charting a stay-the-course platform for the NDP as rumours continue to circulate of a snap fall election.The funds were unanimously approved by the legislature...
Ice Going in at Flesherton Arena
The Municipality of Grey Highlands will be moving forward with installing ice at its Flesherton arena.According to Grey Highlands CAO, Karen Govan, the municipality’s emergency control group voted earlier this week to begin the process of installing...
Imapired Driver Gets Five Years for Crash That Killed Couple
Ottawa – “I am happy with the sentencing, and now after almost four years, it’s pretty much over and it’s time to close it down.”That was how Bob Johnston summed his feelings when he heard Justice Anne London-Weinstein sentence John Anstie last Thursday...
Jasper Treasures: Dennis Minkensky
Living outside of Jasper when he was a youngster didn't stop Dennis Minkensky from getting to town to go to school. He hopped on his bike where he and his family lived at Becker's Bungalows and peddled the six kilometres in. That's just one example of...
Kingston Tim Hortons Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
An employee of the Tim Hortons at 2821 Princess Street has tested positive for COVID-19.The restaurant is located inside the Esso station near the intersection of Bayridge Drive and Princess Street. The gas station’s owner, Mo (last name omitted at request...
Klassen Reminds Residents to Remain Careful about Socializing
HURON-PERTH – With the addition of two new cases over the weekend, Dr. Mariam Klassen, Huron Perth’s medical officer of health announced that as of Sept. 14 the cumulative total of positive cases in the region has reached 126, with three currently active.With...
Klassen Responds to Questions from Parents about the Return to School
HURON-PERTH – In March, schools across Ontario closed their doors without a clear timeline for reopening. Now it’s September and schools are preparing to welcome students back for the 2020-21 school year after six months marked with uncertainty, personal...
Kneehill County Waiting to See about Private Business at Horseshoe Canyon
Kneehill County will suspend plans it had for developments at Horseshoe Canyon while it waits to see what a private developer has in store. The decision was made at the Sept. 8 regular meeting of council.Manager of Parks and Agricultural services Bowen...
Labrador Town Facing Only Gas Station Closure Again
For the Labrador community of Rigolet, losing the only gas station would be a death knell. As of Oct. 1, there will be no one to run the business in the isolated town of just over 300 residents. Last year, NGC Solutions Inc. (NSI), a subsidiary of the...
Lambton Car Dealerships Alter Sales Tactics as COVID Ravages Supply Chains
Local car dealers are trying to adjust to the COVID-19 realities of lower inventory.It’s part of a world-wide problem driven by the shutdowns of plants and its delaying the roll out of the 2021 model year.But local dealers are adjusting.Ron Clark’s General...
Lambton County Court Services Begin Reopening Process
Some Lambton County Court Services are reopening on Friday, but it will still be awhile before in-person hearings resume. Court reception opened on Sept. 11, allowing people to come in and access the service counter between 10 am and 2 pm. This includes...
Langenburg Council Talks with EDO
On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Don Fogg called the regular council meeting to order with a quorum present. The council reviewed the agenda before Councilor Sicinski moved that the agenda be accepted; motion carried. Next, the council...
Lilly Woodbury Laments Manitoulin's Reliance on Single-Use Plastics
Lilly Woodbury lives in Tofino now, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, but she was raised on Manitoulin Island. Ms. Woodbury works for a British Columbia chapter of a California-based organization called Surfrider Foundation, addressing plastic pollution,...
Little Current to Host Northern Ontario’s First Live Drive-In Concert This Weekend
Northern Ontario’s first live drive-in concert is coming to Manitoulin Island this weekend. Cabin Media Entertainment Group, in partnership with local sponsors and radio stations, is hosting two COVID-safe concerts at the Manitoulin Country Fest grounds...
Little Free Library Established at Information Centre
Eganville – There is a new library coming to town, this one located just outside the Tourist Information Centre and offering free books for all ages. “This is another way to share books,” Rose Stashick, who won the library as part of a contest, explained....
Local Business Owners Donate to HOL
Three local business owners partnered last week to donate $750 to the House of Lazarus’ (HOL) Operation Backpack, a program where the House of Lazarus partners with local schools to provide bags of food to children in need to take home with them on Friday,...
Local COVID-19 Numbers Increase – Three Active Cases in South Dundas
CORNWALL – The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region continue to increase, with nine new cases added this past weekend. Two of the positive test results are in South Dundas, tripling the number of active cases to three....
Local Farmers Discuss Bill 156 with Government Officials
Dufferin-Caledon farmers and agribusinesses joined government officials last week (Sept. 8) for a roundtable to consult on a provincial bill addressing food safety and trespassing on farm property. Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones and Ontario Minister...
Local Hooking Group Celebrates 40 Years
The Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets (RVBB) rug hooking group met at the Burritts Rapids locks on Thursday last week to celebrate 40 years of hooking and friendships.The RVBB was established in 1980 at the home of Marg Carson, near Burritts Rapids. The...
Local Hot Sauce Maker Offers Free Apology with Award Winning Sauces
LISTOWEL – Most of the peppers, tomatoes and mint which Erik Begg uses in his award-winning Fresh Cents jalapeno sauce are grown in his Garden of Apologies at his home on the third concession just outside of Listowel. Any other ingredients he needs such...
Local Parents Share Their Thoughts on Return to In-Person Learning
Ontario’s return to school plans left parents with a difficult choice inthe last few weeks as they decided to send their kids back intoclassrooms or continue distanced learning from home.Teachers unions have raised concerns about safety and some parentsfeel...
Local Residents Rebrand Shelburne Welcome Wagon, Excited to Continue 90 Year Tradition
Two Shelburne residents are looking to continue the Welcome Wagon, a 90 year old tradition that went bankrupt earlier this year, with a rebranding, now going by the name Shelburne Community Welcome. “I thought it was really sad that what I got from Welcome...
Local Teen Starts New Business during COVID-19
A young entrepreneur has taken a Mother’s Day gift idea and turned it into a thriving business. In May, thirteen-year-old Payton Cory was wondering what she could give her mother for Mother’s Day, as she couldn’t go shopping for a gift because of COVID-19....
Main Bridge Work to Start
Eganville – The construction on the bridge project in the village centre is slated to begin as early as Monday, with council awarding the project to Dalcon Construction Ltd. of Ottawa during a special meeting of council last week. Last Friday council...
Majority of Township Staff Back to Work
WINGHAM – All but one employee is back to work at the township office according to a report submitted to council on Sept. 8, but there are still a few layoffs from the pandemic waiting to return.According to the report, there is one part-time, casual...
Mass Resignation Due to Fraser-Nicola's NDP Candidate Choice
Members of the Fraser-Nicola NDP Constituency Association are crying foul over what they’re calling the “undemocratic” and “dictatorial” behaviour of the NDP Provincial Office in its appointment of Aaron Sumexheltza as the candidate for the 2021 election.All...
Merrickville Featured in Small Halls Stories
Merrickville is featured in a new project showcasing fun and interesting stories from small towns across Eastern Ontario. The Small Halls Stories project was spearheaded by the Festival of Small Halls, which has been bringing concerts to small communities...
Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Wants NexGen Back to Table for Negotiations on Uranium Project in Claimed Territory
The Métis Nation-Saskatchewan wants the court to stop NexGen Energy Ltd. from filing its draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Rook 1 uranium project until the energy company has fulfilled its obligation to negotiate an impact benefit...
Midland Council Votes to Eliminate Ward System but Retain Current Size
Midland council will not be slimming down in number, but will eliminate the ward system for 2022's municipal election.The full staff recommendation of moving to an at-large system with a mayor, deputy mayor and five councillors, fostered a lengthy discussion...
Montague Moves Ahead with Recreation Feasibility Study
Two Montague residents presented a petition with 248 signatures to Montague council at the meeting of September 1, asking them to reconsider their decision to engage in a recreation feasibility study for the Municipality.Over the past few weeks, Bev...
Mooretown Minor Hockey Prepared to Start Play outside of St. Clair
The Mooretown Minor Hockey Association has made plans to have their U-9 players start the season at Walpole Island if the no-spectators rule stays in place at the Moore Sports Complex.St. Clair Township and arena staff have so far held firm on their...
Mount Cain Planning a Modified Winter Season for North Island Ski and Snowboarders
Mount Cain is hoping to open the alpine park this winter. The board is currently working out what changes need to made to keep staff and visitors safe.They have planned some notable changes: there will be no Magic Mondays for school groups, no shared...
Municipality to Implement Organic Waste Program
The Municipality of North Grenville will be implementing organic waste pick up starting November 1. The decision was made as a result of public consultation regarding the future of waste management in the community, which included town hall meetings,...
Municipal Leaders Chosen to Take Part in Climate Leadership Course
Four municipal councillors from across Dufferin County have been selected to take part in an upcoming national Climate Leadership Course.Orangeville Coun. Grant Peters, Mono Mayor Laura Ryan, Grand Valley Deputy Mayor Philip Rentsch, and Mulmur Coun....
New Off-Road Vehicle Bylaw on Its Way
NORTH HURON – A bylaw to allow off-road vehicles (ORVs) on municipality owned roads will be finalized and presented to council on Sept. 21. Clerk Carson Lamb presented a draft bylaw to council at the Sept. 8 council meeting and was directed to finalize...
Next Steps Already Underway for Bowen Island Community Centre
On Saturday night, Liam Edwards was processing the positive result of the referendum that determined whether the proposed community centre would go ahead.On Monday morning, he was meeting with the centre’s project management team on what it will take...
Night out at Two Amigos Lands One Amigo in Hot Water
A Sarnia woman plead guilty to careless driving but avoided a criminal charge following an incident earlier this year.Bianca Lesenciuc, 33, was pulled over shortly after 2 am on Jan. 9. A Sarnia Police officer had spotted a black Honda driving erratically...
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