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Keswick girl sells fidget cubes to raise money for local animal shelter

Jaymee, next to her dog Jarvis, holds fidget cube she sells to raise funds for animal shelter By: Michelle Poirier Jaymee Irwin, 11, has been making fidget cubes in order to raise money for the Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre and to raise awareness for mental health.

Pefferlaw Take A Kid Fishing

By: Mike Anderson Most parents feel a pang of guilt when their kids spend countless hours on a digital device. They remember what it was like to be a kid before the digital revolution – when they rode their bikes until sunset, played endless road hockey games, and yes, went...

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. 

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...

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...

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."

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.

Georgina Griffins: Non-contact rugby a hit with parents and kids

By: Mike Anderson When Lillian Villecco first told her family that her nine-year old daughter Virginia was going to play rugby for the Georgina Griffins, there were some raised eyebrows. After all, rugby is a rough and tumble sport.  But the Georgina Griffins Amateur Rugby League Football Club (ARLFC), based in...

Portraits of Giving: Gary and Gina Semeniuk Honoured

By: Sheri Andrunyk Local entrepreneurs Gary and Gina Semeniuk were among fourteen York Region leaders to be recognized as Portraits Of Giving honourees in 2019. Founded by Richmond Hill photographer Karen Merk, the goal of Portraits of Giving is to showcase the importance of social responsibility and local residents who...

John Sibbald, community leader and champion of the arts, dead at age 92

By: Karen Wolfe John Sibbald, former owner of The Briars Resort John Drinkwater Sibbald III (1928 - 2020) was a charming friend who had an iconic presence in our community. With a legacy few others will ever achieve in Georgina, his passing on Friday, March 20 creates a huge void,...


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