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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...

GFCC Pilot Project: A Feral Cat’s Best Friend

By: Tina Novotny Feral and stray cats used to be a significant problem in Georgina, but over the last few years a group of volunteers have worked hard to improve their lives. Eva McDowell started the Georgina Feral Cat Committee (GFCC) in the fall of 2015 and proudly says that one of the first colonies...

Community Events For November

Keswick Remembrance Day Parade, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Keswick Remembrance Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Keswick Public School and proceed to the cenotaph.  Keswick Remembrance Day Service, Nov 11, 11 a.m. Stephen Leacock Theatre. Keswick Cenotaph Sutton...

Opinion: The case for wearing a face mask

By: Mike Anderson From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic our public health officials have been unanimous in their condemnation of uninfected people wearing face masks.  They have repeatedly said that masks will not protect us from the spread of the virus and that we may well infect ourselves by continually...

Anne of Green Gables at Stephen Leacock Theatre, Nov 22 – Dec 1

By: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley "I can give Diana half of my chocolates, can’t I?  The other half will taste twice as sweet to me if I give some to her." - Anne Shirley That is a lesson in friendship! Anne Shirley, a beloved redhead from Avonlea, full of dreams and passions arrives...

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. 

Ayres donates goalie stick to Hockey Hall of Fame; understands EBUG concerns

TORONTO — David Ayres went out for a casual game of pickup hockey last week. Between work, coaching kids and suiting up as the Toronto Maple Leafs’ practice goalie, the 42-year-old Zamboni driver hadn’t been on the ice with friends in a few months. Now a piece of equipment he used in that...

Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Brash, outspoken, opinionated — longtime hockey broadcaster Don Cherry was never afraid to ruffle feathers during his “Coach’s Corner” segment on “Hockey Night in Canada.” His latest outburst about new immigrants not wearing poppies cost him his job, and in an interview late Monday night he wasn’t apologizing.

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...

Volleyball tournament raises funds for Pefferlaw wildlife refuge.

Shades of Hope Volleyball Tournament Savanna Quiring isn’t just great at blocking a spike, digging out a ball, or serving an ace to win the match.  She’s also a great fundraiser for a cause she holds dear.  In just one month, the 28 year-old French teacher, from Duclos Point, organized a charity...

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