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Sep29

Pigs of Hope Coming to Meaford

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On Wednesday, October 1st Knights’ Home Building Centre in Meaford will be the host site for a pig adoption. They’re not live pigs but cute little pink piggy banks being used to raise money for the local Wheels of Hope transportation program that provides rides to cancer patients for treatment and related appointments.


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Sep29

Big New Program for Boys

BBBS Logo225The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle (BBBSGT) have launched ‘Boy’s Club’, a new weekly recreational group mentoring program, across the region.

With the help of a recent $22,000 grant from the Canada Post Community Foundation, BBBSGT are taking a “big” step in the direction of providing more regular programs, specifically for boys without 1-on-1 mentors across the Georgian Triangle.


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Sep26

Municipal Election Day October 27 – Be Informed!

StephenVance bw 225w 200hThere will be new faces on Meaford's council after the October 27 municipal election. How many new faces has yet to be seen, but we certainly have plenty of choice in this election.

With a total of 20 candidates – five running for Mayor, two hoping to secure the Deputy Mayor's chair, and 13 candidates seeking the five councillor seats – there will be no shortage of debate and opposing views throughout this election campaign.


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Sep26

Monday Night Book Club Reviews – Road Ends, By Mary Lawson

road-ends225This is the third of Mary Lawson's novels set in the fictional northern town of Struan. We are talking a northern Ontario, nostril-freezing small town. Not Muskoka, as held by those in the GTA as being ‘up north’.

Small towns are not unfamiliar to Mary Lawson as she was raised in one in southwestern Ontario. She studied Psychology at McGill University and worked for many years as an Industrial Psychologist, mostly in England, and it was not until her 50s that she turned her hand to novel writing.


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