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Curbside pickup popular at Georgina Public Library branches

Curbside pickup at Sutton Branch By: Michelle Poirier All Georgina Public Library branches started curbside pickup programs during the second week of June, and residents are loving it. "I'm extremely glad they're offering this," said Laura Fenton, who picks up her holds at the Keswick branch on...

Paint a Perch of Thanks

Nancy Banks By: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley It's often been said that unprecedented times call for unprecedented solutions. So when the Jackson's Point BIA regrettably had to cancel its immensely popular Painted Perch Festival, Steve Jacobson, chair of the BIA, proposed showing gratitude to Georgina's frontline and essential...

McGillis on abuse lawsuit: ‘This isn’t a CHL issue … it’s a hockey issue’

TORONTO — Brock McGillis wasn't surprised by the abuse allegations detailed in the class-action lawsuit filed against the Canadian Hockey League. He also says the sport's problems run far deeper than the country's top junior circuit. "This isn't a CHL issue," McGillis said. "It's a hockey issue."

GTTI proposes new student campus to build modular homes in Willow Beach

New GTTI campus proposed for Willow Beach By: Mike Anderson GTTI wants to establish a new campus in Willow Beach that will train up to 200 students a year to build modular bungalows. The training is geared to recent high-school graduates who are considering a career in...

Candlelight vigil held at River Glen Haven to remember lives lost during the outbreak

Maureen McDermott addresses crowd By: Mike Anderson Nearly two dozen people took part in a candlelight vigil held at River Glen Haven Nursing Home in Sutton on June 4. The event was organized by Maureen McDermott, who administers a Facebook group for family members, and whose own...

Local businesses hopeful for Shop Local Georgina Day

Courtesty: Georgina Chamber of Commerce By: Michelle Poirier From this year on, June 11 will officially be known as Shop Local Georgina Day, and local businesses are happy about it. The Shop Local Georgina campaign, developed by the Georgina Chamber of Commerce, was unanimously approved by...

GFCC needs foster families to look after orphan kittens

By: Michelle Poirier Georgina Feral Cat Committee (GFCC) is looking for people to foster orphan kittens. Over the last few days, GFCC has taken in 13 kittens, and the numbers are only expected to rise since kitten season started in the spring and lasts until October. "Especially now,...

Local restaurants get creative to keep afloat during pandemic

Natalie Saunders donated potatoes to 60 families By: Michelle Poirier Take-out and delivery have not been as lucrative as traditional sit-down service, so some restaurants are coming up with different ideas to generate income. Burger Bandits, in Sutton, is looking to the past to find a solution...

P.A.W.S. of Georgina offers residents a rebate to spay and neuter their pets

Melissa Smith and Morris By: Michelle Poirier Residents of Georgina who get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered can apply for a rebate from P.A.W.S. of Georgina, a charitable society that offers the rebate as an incentive for pet owners. Although the Ontario SPCA spay and...

Local church food pantry sees big increase in demand during pandemic

Elder Derek Edwards, Pastor Bryan Vaughan, Judy Weiser and Elder Bill Wilstra By: Michelle Poirier The Hope for Today Fellowship church in Keswick feeds not only souls, but also hungry families.  Elder Derek Edwards runs a food pantry through his church, Hope for Today Fellowship, and due...

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