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

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

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  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

Where Are They Now? Catching up with Kevin Calhoun

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

Easements to Accommodate Ontario Trails Strictly Voluntary under proposed Legislation

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Introduced in the Ontario legislature in May, Bill 100 entitled “Supporting Ontario Trails Act” has attracted attention from rural landowners whose properties border or converge on these public routes. According to Paul Wettlaufer, Director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), trail-related easements are entirely voluntary under the proposed legislation. … Continue reading

County Eliminates Styrofoam Recycling

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The Township has been advised by Peterborough County that they will no longer accept Styrofoam products in the recycling stream. Residents are advised that these products, which include those pesky packaging peanuts and meat trays, should now be put into the garbage. One of few jurisdictions to ever recycle this … Continue reading