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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...

Local art gallery launches virtual portal for artists and aspiring artists

By: Ewa Chwojko What do toilet paper rolls and art have in common? Look at the images below!  When you unleash your creative powers even humble objects are transformed into art. What is even better, you can share your creations with all of us in our new virtual gallery.  

Routes offers phone call service for residents feeling isolated during the pandemic

By: James Burrows When you're anxious there's nothing better than hearing a friendly voice at the end of the phone. That feeling of being connected to friends and the wider community is what Route's new service, Friendly Calls, is trying to provide for residents who are feeling isolated during the...

Mayor of Georgina’s statement on COVID-19

Media Release: Georgina, ON – The following is a statement from Mayor Margaret Quirk on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Town of Georgina: “This week marks one month since the COVID-19 outbreak was deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The Province of Ontario issued a Declaration of Emergency on March...

Legions begin fundraising to save branches as financial challenges mount

TORONTO — A number of Royal Canadian Legion branches across the country have launched online fundraising efforts to keep their doors open after suffering financial setbacks because of COVID-19. The head of the national veterans' and community service group said this week that despite ongoing work to help veterans and...

Pandemic raises fears for families with loved ones in long-term care

By: Mike Anderson With more than 50 nursing homes across the province reporting outbreaks of COVID-19, these are anxious times for people with loved ones in long-term care.  So far, at least 69 people have died from the virus in Ontario's long-term care and retirement homes, accounting for 45 per cent...

Community initiatives pop up during COVID-19 crisis

By: Michelle Poirier While the COVID-19 crisis brings anxiety and uncertainty, it is also inspires the best in people. And that's what's happening in Georgina, as some residents have started initiatives to help out their community. Steve Jacobson, former chair of the Jackson's Point BIA,...

Bars, cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank

TORONTO — Devastated bars and lounges as well as the country’s hard-hit cannabis sector will have access to $40 billion in new credit being made available via the government’s business bank during the COVID-19 crisis, its CEO said on Sunday. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Michael Denham said...

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