Meet one of the New Vendors Coming to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

Meet one of the New Vendors Coming to the Millbrook Farmers’ Market
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With a background in grain crops, Jamie Ferguson transitioned his farming business into vegetables four years ago, and the Ferguson family is now firmly ensconced in the market gardening.  They have also taken over the seasonally operated Garden Hill Market which has been operating for more than 40 years. The … Continue reading

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Returns April 22

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The Millbrook Farmers’ Market is gearing up for another great season of delicious local fare brought to you by our wonderful ensemble of resident growers, bakers and artisan makers.   We are so fortunate to have access to such a great selection of locally grown and lovingly prepared foods. This season … Continue reading

Self-Management Workshops Help Patients and Caregivers Address Chronic Health Issues

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  The Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) which provides health care to our region, launched a series of six self-management workshops in 2016 designed by Stanford University to empower individuals with chronic health issues with the ability to take back a small measure of control over their physical … Continue reading

Farm Show

Farm Show
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In addition to the shiny equipment encouraging dreams of better yields and more comfortable rides, there was also plenty of advice available regarding crops, farm finances, fertilizers, cattle breeds, maple syrup production and government support programs at the annual event.  For most attendees, the show also provided a welcome opportunity … Continue reading

2018 Winter Works in Belize

2018 Winter Works in Belize
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  The 2018 Belize Project involves three separate trips. The first trip; Andy Harjula travelled alone, because he had an opportunity to send 1500 pounds of donated clothing and soccer equipment to Belize by piggy-backing onto a Belize bound shipping container sent by Pastor Binda from Mississauga. The second trip … Continue reading

50 Million Trees Project Helps Landowners Implement Large-Scale Tree Planting Projects

50 Million Trees Project Helps Landowners Implement Large-Scale Tree Planting Projects
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The Ontario government’s 50 Million Tree Program was inspired by global efforts to plant billions of trees worldwide each year, but has been designed with Ontario landowners in mind.  The objective is to plant 50 million trees by 2025, and so far more than 4,000 landowners have become involved in … Continue reading

It’s Time to Erase the Difference in Funding for Mental Health Care

It’s Time to Erase the Difference in Funding for Mental Health Care
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It seems that the message that mental health is a serious and pervasive issue across the country is beginning to be heard, and that is good news.  It’s hard to address a problem you don’t recognize.  We’ve heard the statistics that one in five in Ontario will experience a mental … Continue reading

Local Filmmaker Entertains at Bailieboro Women’s Institute’s Spring Luncheon

Local Filmmaker Entertains at Bailieboro Women’s Institute’s Spring Luncheon
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More than 70 people attended the annual spring luncheon at Centreville Presbyterian Church hosted by the Bailieboro Women’s Institute.  After a hearty lunch prepared by members of the group, local radio host and filmmaker Megan Murphy took centre stage and regaled the crowd with a light-hearted and touching story about … Continue reading

For Colonic Cleansing, it’s Buyer Beware

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In Thunder Bay, my public health colleagues have warned customers of two colonic cleansing locations to get tested for hepatitis B and C – infections that can be transmitted when instruments are not disinfected properly. But this warning, and the media investigations into this practice of instilling large quantities of … Continue reading

April Fool’s Day, an Interesting Day for Easter Sunday

April Fool’s Day, an Interesting Day for Easter Sunday
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  St. Paul talks about being fools for Christ. Believing in the resurrection of Jesus is certainly considered foolish by some people. Even more foolish I suppose is my belief that Jesus still lives today. I don’t mind being foolish. I do believe that God calls us to be the … Continue reading

Artistic Fun Continues at Bailieboro Library on April 7th

Artistic Fun Continues at Bailieboro Library on April 7th
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Looking for something to do locally? Any budding artists in your family? Join us for a Family Fun Day of Art at the Bailieboro Library on Saturday Apr 7th. As well, the ‘Art in the Library, Phase II’ shows continue at both the Bailieboro and the Gayle Nelson Keene Libraries … Continue reading