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Keswick woman beats Canadian powerlifting record

By Michelle Poirier Just six months after her first foray into powerlifting, Kim Magee broke a Canadian record in the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) during the Tournament of Power, which took place at the Apex Barbell Club in Burlington on November 12. Magee, a Keswick resident, now has the Canadian...

Festival of Lights: The magic of the winter season

Festival of Lights at Civic Centre By Ewa Chwojko-Srawley Festive lights bring joy and holiday spirit to us all. They symbolize victory over darkness, brightening long winter nights and warming our hearts. To catch the festive spirit come to the Civic Centre grounds and embark on...

Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign hopes to raise $44,000

By Mike Anderson Seventy-four-year-old Ted Irvine and his wife, Joan, 69, look forward to manning the Salvation Army's Red Kettle at Zehrs in Keswick. After all, they've been doing it for the past 15 years, often six days a week, sometimes for four hours at a time. "I...

York Region volunteers help Ukrainian refugees during the holidays

By Iryna Paltseva At a time when Russia is ruthlessly leaving millions of Ukrainians without light, water, and heat, a dedicated group of York Region volunteers, including many from Sutton By The Lake, continue to show kindness to hundreds of newly arrived refugees from Ukraine. Earlier this spring, the group opened...

‘This is the darkest situation we’ve ever faced,’ says Queensville Players President after three cast members killed in head-on collision

By Mike Anderson The Queensville Players cancelled the last performances of Disney's High School Musical at Stephen Leacock Theatre this past weekend, after three cast members, from the same family, were killed, and another severely injured in a head-on collision near Peterborough on Tuesday, November 22. Jonathan MacDonnell, 46, Stefphanie Hart,...

Live TV auction for Georgina Cares returns

By Michelle Poirier The annual Georgina Cares Fund Auction returns November 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Rogers TV with around $70,000 worth of items up for grabs. The Georgina Cares Fund is a non-profit organization that provides funding for local children, up to the age of 15, to...

Simcoe Swim Club takes plunge at Willow Beach

By Ewa Chwojko-Srawley Cold plunging is trending! Celebrities around the world do it, and a group of Georgina residents enjoy it too! On a chilly Sunday morning (air temperature -3°C, water temperature 5°C) Andrea Staples led a group of ‘polar bears’ into the frigid waters of Lake Simcoe at Willow...

Georgina remembers with parades and in-person ceremonies

Keswick Remembrance Day Parade By Mike Anderson On November 6, Georgina remembered with a parade in Keswick and Sutton, and a service in Pefferlaw, leading up to Remembrance Day this Friday, November 11. Led by the Sutton Legion Colour Party, local dignitaries, Veterans, Cadets, Georgina Fire and...

Donate filled purses to help women who have escaped domestic violence

By Michelle Poirier The 8th annual Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign is well underway across Canada and the Georgina community lead, Mona Steitieh, has set a goal of collecting 500 filled purses by the end of November. This is Steitieh’s second year as community lead, last year she collected...

Remembrance: 80th Anniversary of Dieppe Raid

By Deb Robert August 19, 1942 was a gut punch felt across the nation. Nearly 5,000 Canadian soldiers came ashore in the Normandy region of Northern France, supported by 1,000 British commandos and 50 American Army Rangers. The launch of the Dieppe Raid by Allied Forces, code-named Operation Jubilee, quickly descended...

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November 10, 2022 Issue

Main Stories: Queensville Players bring Disney’s High School Musical to Stephen Leacock stage, Donate a filled purse to a woman fleeing domestic abuse, Salvation Army helps Sutton senior avoid eviction, Remembrance: The 80th Anniversary of Dieppe, ClearWater barn opens its doors to the public

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