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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Fatality west of Elmira

Emergency crews responded to a fiery three-vehicle collision west of Elmira Nov. 1 that claimed the life of Heidelberg’s Brittney Martin,...

From Flanders to Breslau, local producer films...

Perhaps the most iconic words of sacrifice and remembrance, “In Flanders Fields” is the subject of a dramatic recitation captured on film last...

End of an era for MP

Two weeks having passed since the federal election, Harold Albrecht has had time to reflect on his nearly 14 years as the...

Wellesley lifts moratorium on kennel licenses, revises...

A 16-month moratorium imposed on new dog kennel licenses in Wellesley Township was lifted Tuesday night, as council also look to revise...

LOCAL NEWS

Legion to host Remembrance Day parade, ceremonies on Sunday

With Remembrance Day fast approaching, the Elmira Legion’s annual poppy campaign remains in full swing. The organization is also busy planning services set for Sunday in both Elmira...

Taking a PASS on our anxieties

Woolwich Community Services newest endeavour will help both children and parents in the community deal with anxiety. Sidney Bater, a registered clinical...

“Somebody should do something” … and that somebody could be you

The changing nature of volunteerism and, indeed, the very nature of communities themselves means there’s often less response to “someone should do something” observations when it comes to...

Bringing more sunshine to newcomers to the community

The weather just now is not the only thing that can feel colder to newcomers, especially as they settle in to smaller communities such as those in the...

Region to hike child care costs as province ends fee-reduction pilot program

The end of provincial funding for a fee-reduction pilot program means the Region of Waterloo will be increasing fees at its child care centres at year’s end. In...

POLICE REPORT

Police currently marking Crime Prevention Week

Waterloo Regional Police are currently in the midst of marking Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs from November 3-9. The week-long promotion...

Police mark National Teen Driver Safety Week

Police are currently promoting public awareness related to National Teen Driver Safety Week, which runs through October 26. Parachute Canada, a national injury prevention organization is...

An immersive experience helps kids acquire language skills

Two months into their stay in the country, a group of students from France got to experience another cultural moment of sorts when Halloween rolled around last week. It was just the latest adventure for the five young people who in the late-summer packed their bags and hopped on a plane to Canada, where they prepared to improve their English-speaking...

A very visual – and visible – way to remember

Many of the hydro poles in Wellesley have been transformed into a tribute for those who fought and died in the service...

An exchange of cultures proves an illuminating experience

The new exchange student in Woolwich Township has been enjoying the small-town life so far. Since mid-August, Maud...

Scaring up some Halloween fun in Elmira

Those in search of the Halloween spirit need look no further than the vibrant, spooky display at an Elmira heritage home, an experience...

Program encourages Girls to give it a Go

Whether you’re a girl in need of a new friend or just someone to hear you out, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo...

Lions mark 100 years with tree-planting blitz

For 100 years, Lions Club chapters have been helping support their local communities. To mark the centennial celebration, various clubs will join together to...
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LOCAL SPORTS

EDSS Lancers Football

The EDSS Lancers senior football team took on the WCI Vikings, but fell short 17-1 during a Tuesday evening game in Cambridge.

Team Canada’s para ice hockey team to hold training...

Canada’s National Para Ice Hockey team, the equivalent of an Olympic-level for the sport, is making a local stop for a rigorous...

Sugar Kings reclaim top spot in conference with pair...

What a difference a week makes. Having dropped two of three the weekend before, the Elmira Sugar Kings took both ends of...

Jacks post another pair of wins, the first in...

The Wellesley Applejacks had a strong showing last weekend, winning a pair of games, the first seeing the team post two converted touchdowns.

Kings win on the road, drop a pair at...

Facing three teams below them in the standings, the Elmira Sugar Kings came away with just one win last weekend.

A sibling Scottish odyssey to warm a footballer’s heart

A friendly visit to Scotland fuelled by an Elmira family’s passion for soccer quickly turned into an experience they won’t soon forget.

Out of first place, Jacks on unfamiliar ground

As things tighten up in the PJHL’s South Doherty Division, an overtime loss was enough to drop the Wellesley Applejacks from first...

It’s full-court impress for EDSS junior girls’ basketball squad

Not known as home to powerhouse squads on the basketball court, EDSS may just be primed to change that situation thanks to...

Kings’ streak ended, but team quickly rebounds to pull...

Their four-game win streak halted Saturday in a 2-1 overtime loss to Kitchener, the Elmira Sugar Kings quickly rebounded the next day...
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BUSINESS VENTURES

Farm-to-table route meets public demand

Meeting the growing demand for healthier meat products and more transparency in food processing while maintaining all the flavour is a tall order,...

Safety at WNH extends beyond “call before you dig”

A multi-pronged approach to safety, from the dangers posed to customer to the mental wellbeing of employees, has netted Waterloo North Hydro (WNH)...

Municipalities calling for changes to liability insurance regime

A system that sees municipalities as money bags when it comes to awarding legal settlements is a longstanding sore spot for Ontario’s local...

Inspiration turns lumps of clay into coveted works

Recently returned from the Vatican, where he presented another piece of art to the Pope, Timothy Schmalz is right back to work...

A seamless transition for Paul Kalbfleisch

Twenty-two years after retiring, Paul Kalbfleisch is actually going through with it. After 32 years of teaching, Kalbfleisch putting away...

Shantz family doesn’t have to look far to find...

With fall’s arrival, change is in the air, but that’s not reserved just for the weather. A St. Jacobs historical landmark is being...

Pre-holiday diets are an opportunity for change

With Halloween over, many of us are in the throes of pre-holiday diets. Good thing, too.

More than just “cows and plows”

The groundwork to help close the huge gap between what we should know about agriculture, compared to what we actually do know,...

The electorate needs to know farmers are also pro-environment

In these early days after the federal election, there’s a continuous line of fingers wagging at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, telling him he...

CREATIVE ARTS

This bluegrass show comes with some laughs for good measure

Bluegrass band Granite Hill is making its first-ever stop at the Commercial Tavern November 10, but it's familiar ground for some of...

Getting caught up in a web of family fun

The unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider, not to mention a whole barnyard full of characters, is the stuff of...

Plenty of laughs figuring out retirement

The newest offering from the Elmira Theatre Company follows the comedic journey of two couples that step into a new chapter of...

Spinning a good yarn

In coining the phrase “the medium is the message,” Marshall McLuhan probably didn’t have knitting in mind. But yarn is precisely the...

ON THE MENU

Taking the chill off by putting on some chili

The abrupt and unwelcome change in the weather that came along with November’s arrival certainly puts us in the mood for something...

This pumpkin treat is anything but scary

Today being Halloween, there’s no alternative but to offer up a pumpkin-based recipe. Along with being seasonal and tasty, it’s a great way...

Some curry to entice the nose and warm the bones

The smell in your kitchen from this aromatic recipe will be enough to have the neighbours running over for dinner – it’s...

Making the most of apple season in a variety of ways

Crisp and delicious, the Canadian apple is a staple at harvest season, enjoyed on its own or as part of a recipe like...

Moosing around with a field-to-table classic

That nip in the air is a downer to some, but an invitation to the outdoorsman. Moose isn’t typically on the post-hunt menu...

That turkey and comfort food time of year

Get your comfort food craving filled with this meal. Get ready for your kitchen to be filled with the rich, mouth-watering aroma of simmering...

STRANGE BUT TRUE

Early sippy cups may have help hasten population growth

Q.  What amazing feat did Apollo 8 achieve seven months before Apollo 11’s historic lunar landing?  And what little-known part did astronaut Jim Lovell’s...

Today’s language has a real courtship with Shakespeare

Q.  A riddle for you: It resembles a baked potato, with 22 symmetrical tentacle-like appendages sprouting from its nose.  The wiggly, fleshly nose-fingers are...

Beyond a delicious beverage, teabags a good monitoring tool

Q.  With trouble brewing over carbon emissions in the Arctic, how might the humble teabag help determine the severity of the problem?

MARYHILL NEWS BY DIANE STRICKLER

Bloomingdale Women’s Institute

Thirteen ladies of the Bloomingdale Women’s Institute enjoyed a night out Saturday November 9th to enjoy a play at the Studio Theatre.  The production of “The Calendar Girls” was put on by the New Hamburg Little Theatre. This play is the true story of 12 brave ladies from a Women’s Institute in England. They take a risk and organize a nude calendar to raise money for cancer research after one of their members husband passes away with leukemia.  It talks about the situations in all their members lives speaking on friendship...

Remembrance Day

On Monday, November 11th at 10:35 a.m. St. Boniface school held their Remembrance Day para-liturgy in the School gym.  The students entered...

Park clean up day in Maryhill

Many hands make light work!  This was the case on Saturday, November 2nd at the...

Fireman’s breakfast

The whole community came out to support the 9th annual Fireman’s all you can eat breakfast and approximately 350 ...

Genealogical Fair

The Maryhill Historical Society again attended the 7th annual Genealogical Fair at the Kitchener Public Library on Saturday, November 2nd from...

Historical Society Halloween

This year was the first time that the Maryhill Historical Society was giving out treats at the Edward Halter Home.  Tom...

OBITUARY & IN MEMORIAM NOTICES

Walter, Francis Joseph (Frank)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 101. Beloved husband...

Gerber, Elaine Clara (nee Jacobs)

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at...

Martin, Brittney Starr

Passed away suddenly, as a result of a motor vehicle accident, on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the age of 22 years. Beloved...

Heller, Mildred Sophia

Mildred Sophia Heller, of St. Jacobs, died on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the age of...

Weber, Lucinda (Bauman)

Passed away peacefully at Derbecker’s Heritage House, St. Jacobs, on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in her 98th year. Wife of the...

Weber, Clayton M.

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at his home in Waterloo, at the age...

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