New IDA Opens in Bethany

After months of planning, permissions and renovations, a new IDA drugstore opened in Bethany a few weeks ago. It will be operated by members of the Pervaiz family, originally from Pakistan.  Zahid is moving from a pharmacy in Scarborough to open his own pharmacy in Bethany.  His wife is a… Continue reading

Harvest Community Park Closes in on Fundraising Goal for Phase 2

In July, the Harvest Community Park was open for play.  With an aggressive budget of $185,000, the project was not without its challenges, but the congregation of Millbrook Christian Assembly remained steadfast in their plans to create a play facility in the west end of town that was accessible to… Continue reading

Keep It Beautiful

A short walk on the popular Medd’s Mountain loop, next to the millpond, reveals graffiti on trees, toilet paper just steps off the trail, and the ever-present discarded dog poo bags. The forest floor appears trampled in some areas as inquisitive wanderers repeatedly head off-trail to explore the same curious… Continue reading

CMCC Begins to Re-Open October 13th

Last month, Council approved a two-phased re-opening approach for the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre. On October 13th, the ice surface and walking track will re-open by appointment only for Phase One.  In Phase 2, bookings for the additional facilities including the Community Hall, Studio Room, Meeting Room and Overlook Room… Continue reading

It Takes a Village: Working Together to Ensure a Safe Return to School

Behind the scenes, there has been an enormous amount of work done to prepare for the safe return of students to schools. The work continues, with school openings staggered to allow for a gradual re-entry with time enough for everyone to learn the new rules of engagement and public health… Continue reading

Why Our Kids Need Healthy School Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With September around the corner, schools are gearing up to reopen after COVID-19 shut downs. This pandemic has taught us not only about physical health, but also the importance of healthy eating, mental health, social connection, and learning for our kids. So, what is one ingredient needed for all of these,… Continue reading

Belize Stops COVID at the Border

The Belizeans have been much more successful than Canada or the US in fighting the COVID invasion. Belize began their program in early February.  Arriving in Belize on February 6th and completely unaware of the pending disaster, I was met by four medical staff who asked the questions we are asked when we… Continue reading