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MCS Students Need Some Capital to Get to the Capital

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carwashing225While many students are beginning to anticipate the final day of the school year, and the beginning of summer vacation, grade eight students at Meaford Community School have a tradition to uphold before setting their eyes on summer vacation - preparing for their trip to the nation's capital in June.

Like many elementary schools, MCS has a tradition of organizing a year end trip for the grade eight students who after graduating will head to high school in September. And what better way to celebrate enduring nine years of elementary school than taking a trip to Ottawa?


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Meaford Hall & Cultural Foundation Info Session

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mfd hall marchThe Meaford Hall & Cultural Foundation will be hosting their Annual Information Session on Wednesday, May 13 7 pm, at Meaford Hall.

The public is invited to attend and learn more about the Foundation and its role in the community. Chair Rod MacAlpine will make a brief presentation highlighting recent and future projects. Guests will be guided on a back stage tour of Meaford Hall.


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May 4th is Melanoma Monday

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Melanoma Monday225Melanoma Monday, the first Monday in May, recognizes a day for skin cancer awareness. Approximately 6,500 Canadians were diagnosed with melanoma in 2014.

When found early, melanoma has one of the highest cure rates of all cancers at more than 90%. Unfortunately, the occurrence of melanoma in Canadians continues to grow; the lifetime risk of melanoma for men is now 1 in 74 and for women, it is 1 in 90.

In Grey Bruce, about 39 people a year are diagnosed with skin melanoma, and of those, 49%  are male.


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