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Keswick woman wins over $50,000 playing Hospice Georgina’s Catch the Ace

By: Mike Anderson Meghan Savoie never considered herself lucky, until she picked envelope number 31.  That envelope contained the Ace of Spades, and Ms. Savoie, 27, won a jackpot that had been accumulating for more than 50 weeks without a winner. The total prize was $52,525.50.  "I never...

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.

Editorial: 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...

Cherry’s comments the latest chapter in a controversial broadcasting career

TORONTO — Sportsnet cut ties with Don Cherry on Monday after the veteran hockey commentator called new immigrants “you people” on his “Coach’s Corner” segment while claiming they don’t wear poppies to honour Canadian veterans. It proved to be the last straw in a broadcasting career filled with controversy. Here are some other...

Caddying For The Stars at Orchard Beach Golf Club

By: Lorne Hicks What do Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, and Danny Kaye have in common? Well, back in the 1950s, they all played at Orchard Beach, a beautiful nine-hole golf course in Keswick that has hosted a surprising number of celebrities. On a hot Labour Day weekend in 1957, I joined a small...

Images of home, two perspectives: Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

By: Ewa Chwojko Home is the comfiest place to be said Winnie the Pooh. Jennifer Zsolt, a Georgina artist, agrees. Her paintings of charming Georgina houses basking in sunshine make you smile, and perhaps conjure a story about their past history. Old farmhouses, tiny cottages, mysterious dwellings at the end of winding lanes sparked...

Lack of affordable transportation a barrier for low-income residents seeking medical services

By: Michelle Poirier The lack of affordable transportation options in Georgina is impacting low-income residents and their access to health care services, according to a community-led report, A Closer Look.  The report, funded by the United Way of Toronto, points out that Georgina shares critical health care issues with other smaller,...

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...

From Blue Box to Art!

By: Ewa Chwojko-Srawley Think twice before you put out your recyclables in the blue box. You might be able to create an artwork with it and win a prize!  Yes, art and recycling go hand in hand. All over the world, galleries big and small are opening their doors for such innovation and creativity,...

39 Years Later: Terry Fox still inspires us

By: Deb Robert A young man traverses the highway, striding with an unwieldy double step and hop. His right leg, crippled by cancer and now a mere stump, is attached to a prosthesis fitted with a battered Adidas shoe. It was 1980 when Terry Fox shook a nation awake. With...

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