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Lack of affordable transportation a barrier for low-income residents seeking medical services

By: Michelle Poirier The lack of affordable transportation options in Georgina is impacting low-income residents and their access to health care services, according to a community-led report, A Closer Look.  The report, funded by the United Way of Toronto, points out that Georgina shares critical health care issues with other smaller,...

Udora’s historic general store now sells booze

By: Mike Anderson Built-in 1860, and converted into a general store in 1895, the Udora General Store is one of the oldest operating general stores in Canada.  Lucy Maud Montgomery, the celebrated author of Anne of Green Gables and a nearby Leaskdale resident, may have been a customer. 

Canadian players return home from world juniors after winning gold

TORONTO — Canada captain Barrett Hayton had the honour of being the first to raise the world junior championship trophy before letting his teammates have their turn. After returning to home soil on Monday, Hayton got to hand off the trophy to one of the team’s biggest supporters. Akilah Thomas, whose son Akil...

Why a hug a day could keep the doctor away

By: Tina Novotny The digital age offers enhanced human connection, but many say we’ve lost the common touch – literally.  Tara Graves wants to do something about that for National Hug Day on January 21. On behalf of her touch therapy practice, Affinity Touch, Graves will be...

Bird count crucial in the face of climate change

By: Tina Novotny The Christmas Bird Count might sound like a family-friendly holiday tradition; in fact, it’s highly important scientific data collection to monitor the health of bird populations all over the Western Hemisphere. Paul and Debra Harpley steward the Sutton Christmas Bird Count, which marked its 33rd year in...

Random Acts of Christmas brings festive cheer to York Region families

YRPA Media Release This holiday season will be a bit brighter for people in York Region!  Over the past two weeks, York Region Police Association (YRPA) in partnership with the Jewel 88.5FM radio station were on the road surprising families and individuals with much needed gifts and financial support as part of Random Acts...

Wild turkey terrorizes the town of Pefferlaw

By: Tanya Edwards Usually, it's not great to be a turkey around Christmas time, but don't tell that to Lurkey the turkey, the wild turkey that's having a grand old time stalking residents in Pefferlaw.  Lurkey has become a local celebrity with folks posting photographs and tracking her whereabouts almost daily...

Keswick teen delivers Christmas cheer

By: Michelle Poirier Christmas is shortly upon us, and one Keswick teen is doing her best to spread the holiday cheer to those who might be struggling this year. Piper Maggiacomo, 15, has taken it upon herself to create stockings for those in Georgina who are in need of a little...

Volunteer Awards: Georgina celebrates the spirit of giving

By: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley "You have two hands, one to help yourself, the second to help others," remarked Regional Councillor Rob Grossi, presenting a Volunteer Award of Merit to the Hemmati family, owners of Quick Pizza in Keswick. This family of immigrants, who opened their business in Georgina in 1996,...

Rosie’s Barber Shop To Close Christmas Eve

By: Mike Anderson After 31 years of barbering, Rosemary Zammit is hanging up her hair-cutting shears, barber combs and hairdryer for good. Affectionately known as Rosie, her barber shop, in the Driftwood Motel on Dalton Rd, has been a staple in Sutton since 2008 — where folks can get...

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January 10, 2020 Issue

Photo source: Pixabay from Pexels This issue includes: Grossi cries foul after...