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Port Bolster wood artisan hopes Stage 3 brings uptick in sales

Bill Major sands black walnut By: Mike Anderson York Region's move to Stage 3 couldn't come fast enough for Bill Major. Mr. Major, a wood artisan who specializes in live-edged woodcraft, is one of dozens of local Georgina artists and artisans who have been financially impacted by...

Local woman creates subscription box for women and children with hair loss

Heather Scott without and with wig By: Michelle Poirier Heather Scott, a resident of Sutton, has created, Helper Hair Box, a subscription box filled with things to help women and children who suffer from hair loss. Mrs. Scott has had alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that usually results...

Blue Jays looking at backup plan for home stadium

TORONTO — The Blue Jays are turning to a backup plan after finding out they wouldn't be allowed to play any games at Toronto's Rogers Centre this season. They just don't know what the plan is yet. "I'm 100 per cent confident we'll have clarity in the next couple days," Jays...

Province says Jays cleared to play at home, but final decision lies with feds

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he's looking forward to the Toronto Blue Jays playing at Rogers Centre this season after a member of his government said the Major League Baseball team has been given the green light to play games at home. The federal government, however, hasn't yet...

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...


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