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

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

  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

Upcoming Memoir To Document Unique Perspective on a Troubling Part of Canadian History

  We’ve heard about residential schools but find it hard to understand how the system transformed into one of widespread institutional abuse.  At the turn of the century, the federal government decided that aboriginal children in Canada’s north children should receive a public school education.  Because the population in that… Continue reading

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

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