Spring and Summer Road Work Projects – Some Pain Required for Future Gain

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At this week’s BIA Breakfast event, Director of Public Works Wayne Hancock lay out the schedule of events for the much anticipated road improvements in the downtown area. As outlined in the capital budget process, there will be some significant improvements implemented on the section of King Street between Union … Continue reading

A Canadian Original: Local Women’s Institutes Continue the Tradition

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  It could conceivably be called the first feminist organization in Canada. The Women’s Institute, now an international organization with branches around the world, was founded in Stoney Creek, Ontario. An educated, middle class mother of four living in Hamilton, Adelaide Hoodless became distraught over the death of her youngest … Continue reading

Local Volunteers Helping in Belize

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  The year 2016 marks the fifth year for local volunteers to travel to Belize. As a result of the generosity of local donors who support the annual dinner/auction, donating cash, soccer equipment, school supplies and Wayne Blaby whose organization is collecting used laptops and refurbishing them, the Belize project … Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Catching up with Kevin Calhoun

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  Even though Kevin now lives in one of the largest urban centres in Canada, he and wife Christie have chosen their location carefully.  Snuggled in at the foot of Mount Seymour in a hamlet called Deep Cove, they enjoy all things nature-related, which makes this an ideal spot.  They … Continue reading

Ride a Rottenworm in to See Funfolk’s The Princess and the Plumber!

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Everything is going according to plan for Funfolk’s rendition of The Princess and the Plumber, premiering March 13th at the Millbrook Legion. Costumes are ready – including a very creative worm sewn together around humps of foam and pool noodles – and lines have been memorized! Children from Lakefield, Peterborough … Continue reading

Country Kids in the City for the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Convention

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  In my role as Senior Millbrook Fair Ambassador, I represented our Agricultural Society last week in Toronto at the 2016 Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) which was held at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto. It was a gorgeous hotel, and it felt like the country … Continue reading